Canon PowerShot SX120 IS user manual

User manual for the device Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Device: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Size: 3,14 MB
Date of adding : 2013-08-20 15:16:00
Number of pages: 144
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Camera User Guide
ENGLISH
• Make sure you read this guide before using the camera.
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.
C O P Y

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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-size Alkaline Memory Card Camera Batteries (×2) Interface Cable AV Cable Wrist Strap WS-800 IFC-400PCU AVC-DC400 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

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Read This First Test Shots 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 The images record

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What Do You Want to Do? Shoot ● Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 4 ● Just take pictures (Easy mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ● Shoot to match special conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 – 59 Take good people shots IF CwP Portraits At night Kids and pets At the beach Against snow (p. 56) (p. 56) (p. 56) (p. 58) (p. 59) Take good landscapes J U , O Landscape Sunsets Night Scene Foliage (p. 58) (p. 59) (p. 56)

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What Do You Want to Do? View ● Look at my pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 1 ● Easy Playback (Easy Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ● Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 ● Look at my pictures on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 ● Quickly search pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100, 101 ● Erase pictures . . . . . . . .

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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 Formatting Memory Cards .............. 52 Read This First ..................................3 Power Saving Function (Auto Power Down)......................... 54 What Do You Want to Do? ................4 Conventions Used in this Guide ........8 3 Shoo

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Table of Contents Shooting Using a TV Monitor.......... 76 Magnifying Images ........................104 Changing Image Transitions .........104 5 Getting More Out of Your Viewing Images on a TV ...............105 Camera ................................ 77 Protecting Images .........................106 Erasing All Images ........................107 Changing the AF Frame Mode........ 78 Rotating Images ............................108 Magnifying the Focal Point.............. 79 Resizing Images...

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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, control dial, and FUNC./SET button are represented by the following icons. (Up button) (FUNC./SET button) (Right button) (Left button) (Down button) (Control dial) • : Troubleshooting tips. • : Hints for getting more out of your camera. • : Things you should be careful about. • : Suppleme

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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. Denotes the possibility of injury.

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Safety Precautions Battery • 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. This 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, skin or

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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. P

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12 C O P Y

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1 Getting Started This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in A mode, and then how to view, erase and print the images you take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view images in Easy Mode, how to shoot and view movies and how to transfer images to a computer. Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera • Attach the included strap and place it around your wrist to avoid dropping the camera during use. • Keep your arms tight against your body while h

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Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card Insert the included batteries and memory card into the camera. Check the card’s write-protect tab. ● If the memory card has a write-protect tab, you will not be able to record images if the tab is in the locked position. Slide the tab up until you hear a click. Open the cover. ● Slide and hold the cover lock , then slide and open the cover as shown. Insert the batteries. ● Insert the batteries with (+) and (-) ends oriented correctly. Insert the memo

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Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card Close the cover. ● 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 pop up. 15 C O P Y

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Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card Approximate Number of Shots That Can Be Taken Alkaline Batteries NiMH Batteries Power Source (Supplied) (Sold Separately) * 130 370 Number of Shots Playback Time (Hours) 79 * The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) measurement standard. • Under some shooting conditions, fewer shots can be taken. • Depending on the brand of alkaline batteries used, the number of shots that can be taken may vary w

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Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card Approximate Number of Shots per Memory Card Memory Card 2GB 8GB Number of shots 749 2994 • Values are based on the default settings. • The number of shots that can be taken will vary depending on camera settings, the subject and the memory card used. Can you check the number of shots that can be taken? You can check the number of shots that can be taken when the camera is in a Shooting mode (p. 22). Number of shots that can be taken Compatible Memory Car

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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. ● Press the power button. The Date/Time screen will appear. Set the date and time. ● Press the qr buttons to choose an option. ● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial to set a value. Make the setting. ● Press the m button. Once the date and time have been set,

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Setting the Date and Time Changing the Date and Time You can change the current date and time settings. Display the menus. ● Press the n button. Choose [Date/Time] in the 3 tab. ● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3 tab. ● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial to choose [Date/Time], then press the m button. Change the date and time. ● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 18 to adjust the setting. ● To close the menus, press the n button. Date/Time battery If the [Date/Time] screen appears even whe

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Setting the Display Language You can change the display language in the LCD monitor menus and messages. Enter Playback mode. ● Press the 1 button. Display the settings screen. ● Press and hold the m button , then immediately press the n button . Set the display language. ● Press the opqr buttons or turn the  dial to choose a language, then press the m button. Once the display language has been set, the language menu will close. You can also change the display language by pressing the n bu


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