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Checking the Package Contents Check if the following items are included in your camera package. If anything is missing, contact the retailer from which you purchased the camera. AA Alkaline Batteries (x2) Wrist Strap WS-800 Camera Interface Cable AV Cable IFC-400PCU AVC-DC300 Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA Warranty “Canon Customer Solution Disk Card Support” Leaflet Using the PDF Manuals Also refer to the PDF manuals on the CD-ROM. After installation, shortcut icons appear on the desktop. If
Read This First Test Shots and Disclaimer Take some initial test shots and play them back to make sure the images were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a way that is machine readable. Warning Against Copyright Infringement Th
What Do You Want to Do? Shoot Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings. . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Shoot to match special conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 – 52 Take good people shots I F V w P Portraits At night Kids and pets At the beach Against snow (p. 50) (p. 50) (p. 50) (p. 51) (p. 51) Take good landscapes O U Foliage Sunsets (p. 51) (p. 52) Shoot various other scenes ’ t Indoors Low light Fireworks (p. 51) (p. 51) (p. 52) Focus on faces . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Do You Want to Do? View Look at my pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Look at my pictures on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Look at my pictures on a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Quickly search pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 85 Erase pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table of Contents Chapters 1 – 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of this camera. Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you learn more as you read each chapter. Checking the Package Contents ...... 2 Returning the Camera to Default Settings ........................................... 47 Read This First ................................. 3 Low Level Memory Card What Do You Want to Do? ............... 4 Formatting ...................................
Table of Contents Customizing the Self-Timer ............ 68 Shooting Using a TV Monitor.......... 69 Printing.......................... 95 8 Changing the Composition with Printing Images ...............................96 the Focus Lock ............................... 69 Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF)............................................98 Getting More Out of Your 5 Printing Images with DPOF Camera .......................... 71 Settings .........................................
Conventions Used in This Guide • Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and switches. • Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets). • The directional buttons and FUNC./SET button are represented by the following icons. (Up button) (FUNC./SET button) (Right button) (Left button) (Down button) • : Things you should be careful about. • : Troubleshooting tips. • : Hints for getting more out of your camera. • : Supplemental information. • (p. xx):
Safety Precautions • Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. • The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to prevent injuries to yourself and other persons, or damage to the equipment. • Be sure to also check the guides included with any separately sold accessories you use. Warning Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death. Caution Denotes the possibility of
Safety Precautions Batteries • Use only recommended batteries. • Do not place the batteries near or in direct flame. • Do not let the batteries come into contact with water (e.g. sea water) or other liquids. • Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the batteries. • Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts. The above may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and the eyes, mouth,
Safety Precautions Caution • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.). Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor. • When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the camera. This may cause the camera to malfunction. • In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitted from the flash. This is due to the high intensity of the flash burning dust and foreign materials stuck to the front of the unit.
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1 Getting Started This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in » mode, and then how to view and erase the images you take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view movies and transfer images to a computer. Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera • Be sure to attach the supplied strap to the camera and wrap it around your wrist when shooting to avoid dropping the camera. • Keep your arms tight against your body while holding the camera firmly by th
Compatible Memory Cards (Sold Separately) • SD memory cards (2 GB and less)* • SDHC memory cards (More than 2 GB, up to and including 32 GB)* • SDXC memory cards (More than 32 GB)* • MultiMediaCards • MMCplus memory cards • HC MMCplus memory cards * This memory card complies with the SD standards. Some cards may not operate properly depending on the brand of card used. Depending on your computer’s OS version, SDXC memory cards may not be recognized when using a commercially available card re
Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card Insert the memory card. 4 ● Insert the memory card as shown until it locks into place with a click. ● Be sure the memory card is oriented correctly. Inserting the memory card in the wrong direction could damage the camera. Label Close the cover. 5 ● Close the cover and press downward as you slide it until it clicks into place . ● Removing the Memory Card ● Push the memory card in until you hear a click, then slowly release it. The memory card will
Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card Compatible Batteries AA alkaline batteries and Canon AA NiMH batteries (sold separately) (pp. 36, 37). Can any other batteries be used? We cannot recommend the use of any other batteries than those listed above because performance varies widely. Why use NiMH batteries? NiMH batteries last much longer than alkaline batteries, especially in cold weather. Battery Charge Indicator When battery charge is low, an icon and message will appear on the screen.
Setting the Date and Time The Date/Time settings screen will appear the first time the camera is turned on. Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these settings, be sure to set them. Turn on the camera. 1 ● Press the power button. The Date/Time screen will appear. Set the date and time. 2 ● Press the qr buttons to choose an option. ● Press the op buttons to set a value. Complete the setting. 3 ● Press the m button. Once the date and time have been set, the Date/Ti
Setting the Date and Time ● Changing the Date and Time You can change the current date and time settings. Display the menus. 1 ● Press the n button. Choose [Date/Time] in the 3 tab. 2 ● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3 tab. ● Press the op buttons to choose [Date/ Time], then press the m button. Change the date and time. 3 ● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 17 to adjust the setting. ● Pressing the n button will close the menu. Date/Time battery If the [Date/Time] screen appears even when the dat
Setting the Display Language You can change the language that displays on the screen. Enter Playback mode. 1 ● Press the 1 button. Display the settings screen. 2 ● Press and hold the m button, then press the n button. Set the display language. 3 ● Press the opqr buttons to choose a language, then press the m button. Once the display language has been set, the settings screen will close. You can also change the display language by pressing the n button, choosing the 3 tab, and choosing the [
Formatting Memory Cards Before you use a new memory card or one that has been formatted in other devices, you should format the card with this camera. Formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory card. Display the menu. 1 ● Press the n button. Choose [Format]. 2 ● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3 tab. ● Press the op buttons to choose [Format], then press the m but
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