Canon PowerShot SX20 IS user manual

User manual for the device Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Device: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Size: 13,88 MB
Date of adding : 2013-08-20 15:16:00
Number of pages: 179
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Camera User Guide
• Make sure you read this guide before using the camera.
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.

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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 Interface Cable Camera Batteries (×4) IFC-400PCU Stereo Video Neck Strap NS-DC4 Lens Cap Lens Hood Cable STV-250N LH-DC50 Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA Warranty System Solution Disk Booklet Using the Manuals Also refer to the manuals on the DIGITAL CAMERA Manuals Disk. • Camera User Guide (This Guid

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4 ● Shoot to match special conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 – 61 Take good people shots IF w P Portraits At night At the beach Against snow (p. 58) (p. 58) (p. 60) (p. 61) Take good landscapes J U , O Landscape Sunsets Night Scene Foliage (p. 59) (p. 60) (p. 58) (p. 60) Shoot various other scenes y ’ t Z Sports Indoors Aquarium Fireworks Low light (p. 58) (p. 59) (p. 60

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What Do You Want to Do? View ● Look at my pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 1 ● Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 ● Look at my pictures on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 ● Quickly search pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116, 117 ● Erase pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 127 ● Protect pictures from a

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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 Changing the Sound Settings ......... 50 Read This First ..................................3 Changing the Screen Brightness .... 51 What Do You Want to Do? ................4 Returning the Camera to Default Settings ....................................

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Table of Contents Shooting Close-ups Correcting the Brightness and (Macro/Super Macro)...................... 72 Shooting (i-Contrast) .......................96 Changing the ISO Speed................ 73 Red-Eye Correction.........................97 Adjusting the White Balance........... 74 Adjusting the Flash Exposure Compensation .................................98 Continuous Shooting....................... 75 Adjusting the Flash Output..............99 Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors

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Table of Contents Erasing All Images.........................127 9 Useful Information............ 155 Organizing Images by Category Replacing the Date/Time (My Category)................................129 Battery........................................... 156 Rotating Images.............................131 Using Household Power................ 157 Resizing Images ............................132 Using an Externally Mounted Flash Trimming........................................133 (Sold Separat

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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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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 movies and transfer images to a computer. Attaching the Strap/Removing the Lens Cap • Attach the included strap and place it around your neck to avoid dropping the camera during use. • Be sure to remove the lens cap before turning on the camera. • Clip the lens cap to the neck st

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Inserting the Batteries 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. Close the cover. ● Close the cover and press downward as you slide it until it clicks into place . 14

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Inserting the Batteries Approximate Number of Shots That Can Be Taken Alkaline Batteries NiMH Batteries Power Source (Supplied) (Sold Separately) LCD Monitor On* 340 600 Number of Shots Viewfinder On 350 620 12 14 Playback Time (Hours) * The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) measurement standard. • Under some shooting conditions, the number of shots that can be taken may be less than mentioned above. • Depending on the brand of alk

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Inserting the Memory Card 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 the cover to open it. Insert the memory card. ● 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 Label ca

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Inserting the Memory Card Approximate Number of Shots per Memory Card Memory Card 2GB 8GB Number of shots 626 2505 • 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. 24). Number of shots that can be taken Compatible Memory Cards • SD memory

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Opening the LCD Monitor You can use the LCD monitor to compose pictures before shooting, operate menus or play back images. Open the LCD Monitor. Rotate the LCD monitor. ● Rotate it 180° toward the lens (turn the top edge of the LCD monitor away from you). The displayed image is automatically flipped and reversed (Reverse Display function). ● The LCD monitor can be used in various Approx. 180° positions. Approx. 90° Approx. 170° Close the LCD Monitor. ● Close the LCD monitor until it cli

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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 ON/OFF 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. 19 to adjust the setting. ● To close the menus, press the n button. Date/Time battery If [Date/Time] appear even when the date/t

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