Canon IXUS55 user manual

User manual for the device Canon IXUS55

Device: Canon IXUS55
Size: 3,00 MB
Date of adding : 2014-07-16 15:32:54
Number of pages: 27
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Menus and Settings
Downloading Images
to a Computer
Camera User Guide
Please Read This First
This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features.

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Flowchart and Reference Guides The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary Safety Precautions according to the flowchart below. Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety precautions below For information on included System Map when using the camera, in order to prevent injury, burns or electrical items and items sold separately shock to yourself and others. Be sure to also read the safety precautions listed in the Preparations Advanced Camera User Guide. • Chargi

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Preparations Preparations 1. Charging the Battery. Charge the battery before use under the following circumstances. • When using the battery for the first time. • When the "Change the battery pack" message displays. 1. Insert the battery into the battery charger. 2. Plug the battery charger (CB-2LV) into a power outlet, or attach the power cord to the battery charger (CB-2LVE) and plug it into a power outlet. • Battery charger model names and types vary by region. The charge indicator will lig

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2. Installing the Battery. 1. Slide the memory card slot/battery cover and open it ( , ). 2. Push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow ( ) and insert the battery until it locks. To remove the battery, push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow ( ) and hold it while pulling the battery out. Battery Lock 3. Inserting the Memory Card. 1. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place. 2. Close the memory card slot/battery cover ( , ). Front Ensure that the memory card is c

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Preparations To Remove the Memory Card Push the memory card with your finger or the toggle on the wrist strap until the memory card clicks and then release it. You can use SD* memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera. These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide. *SD stands for Secure Digital, a copyright protection system. 3

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First Time Settings Setting the Date/Time 1. Press the power button ( ). 2. Use the or button to select an item and the or button to change its value ( ). To set the daylight saving option, use the or button to display . 3. Confirm that the correct time is displayed and press the FUNC./SET button ( ). The date and time can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 13). • A rechargeable lithium battery is built into the camera to save such settings as the date/time. This battery charges when

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Shooting Shooting Power button 1. Press the power button. The start-up sound will play and the start-up image will display in the LCD monitor. • Pressing the power button again turns the power off. • To switch to the setting that mutes all sounds (except for the warning sound), press and hold the DISP. button while pressing the power button. See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 15) See the Advanced Guide: Power Saving Function (p. 22) See the Advanced Guide: Set up Menu (p.

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2. Press the shutter button fully to shoot. The shutter sound will play and the image will record. The indicator will blink green while the image is recorded to the memory card. See Basic Shooting Functions (p. 6). See the Advanced Guide: Indicators (p. 22). See the Advanced Guide for the various shooting methods available. Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for approximately 2 seconds. You can continue to display images

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Shooting Shooting Modes Still Images Auto The camera automatically selects settings. Manual Allows you to select settings yourself, such as the exposure compensation, white balance or photo effect. Stitch Assist Allows you to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer. Select [Stitch Assist] from the [ (Rec.)] menu. See the Advanced Guide (p. 43). Portrait Digital Macro Produces a soft Allows you to shoot when the effe

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Beach Fireworks Captures fireworks Shoots without making in the sky sharply people appear dark and at optimal near water or sand exposure. where reflected sunlight is strong. Underwater Appropriate for shooting images with All Weather Case AW-DC50 (sold separately). This mode uses an optimal white balance setting to reduce bluish tones and record images with a natural hue. Movie Movie Shoots a movie when you press the shutter button. You can select from four modes: [Standard],

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Shooting Using the Zoom 1. Press the zoom lever toward or . The zoom can be adjusted from 35 – 105 mm (focal length) in 35mm film equivalent terms. Wide Angle: Zooms out from the subject. Telephoto: Zooms in on the subject. Using the Flash 1. Press the button to cycle through flash settings. Flash settings cannot be used in some shooting modes. Auto Auto with red-eye Red-eye reduction reduction This feature reduces the effect of light Flash on with red- reflecting back from the eyes

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Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots 1. Press the / button to switch modes. To cancel the macro/infinity mode: press the / button to remove or from the display. These settings cannot be set in some shooting modes. Macro Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items. Image Area at Minimum Shooting Distance from End of Lens to Subject • Maximum wide angle setting: 37 × 27 mm (1.5 × 1.1 in.) Minimum shooting distance: 3 cm (1.2 in.) • Maximum telephoto setting: 108 × 81 mm (4.3 × 3

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Playback/Erasing Playback 1. Slide the mode switch to (playback). The last recorded image will appear in the LCD monitor. 2. Use the or button to display the image you wish to view. Use the button to move to the previous image and the button to move the next image. Holding the button down advances the images more rapidly, but shows them less clearly. See the Advanced Guide for the various playback methods available Erasing 1. In the playback mode, use the or button to select an i

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Menus and Settings Settings for the shooting or playback modes or such camera settings as the date/time and sounds are set using the FUNC., Rec., Play, Set up or My Camera menu. FUNC. Menu This menu sets many of the common shooting functions. Slide the mode switch to or . Press the FUNC./SET button. Use the or button to select a menu item. • Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes. Use the or button to select an option for the menu item. • You can select further options w

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Menus and Settings Rec., Play, Set up and My Camera Menus Convenient settings for shooting or playback can be set with these menus. (Rec.) Menu (Set up) Menu (My Camera) Menu (Play) Menu You can switch between menus with the or button when this part is selected. • This example shows the Rec. menu. • In playback mode, the Play menu displays. Press the MENU button. Use the or button to switch between menus. • You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus. Use the or button

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Printing You can easily print by connecting the camera to a direct print compatible *1 printer with a cable and simply pressing the button on the camera. 1. Connect the camera to a Direct Print compatible printer and turn on the printer's power. Slide the mode switch to (playback) mode and turn on the camera's power. Canon Brand Printers SELPHY CP Series 2 Compact Photo Printers* Interface Cable Camera PIXMA Series/SELPHY DS Series Bubble Jet Printers *1 Since this camera uses a standard

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Printing 2. Confirm that , or is displayed in the upper left of the LCD monitor ( ). • The button will light blue. • The displayed icon will vary according to the printer model. 3. Use the or button to select an image to print ( ) and press the button ( ). The button will blink blue and printing will start. See the Advanced Guide: Setting the DPOF Print Settings (p. 82). See the Direct Print User Guide See the user guide for your printer 15

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Downloading Images to a Computer The following methods can be used to download images recorded by the camera to a computer. Some methods, depending on the OS used, may not be available. Please read System Requirements (p. 17) in advance. Camera to Computer Connection Supplied Software Install It Do Not Install It Computer Camera Computer Downloading Method Procedure Procedure Procedure OS Windows 98 – Second Edition (SE) Windows 2000 – Windows Me – Windows XP Mac OS X Computer System •Bas

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Downloading Images to a Computer System Requirements Please install the software on a computer meeting the following minimum requirements. Windows Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) OS Windows Me Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Windows XP (including Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2) The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB Computer Model ports. Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor CPU Windows 98 SE/Windows Me 128 MB or more RAM Windows 2000/Windows XP 256 MB or more USB Int

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Preparing to Download Images Ensure that you install the software first before connecting the camera to the computer. Items to Prepare • Camera and computer • Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk supplied with the camera • Interface cable supplied with the camera 1. Install the software. 1. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the computer's CD-ROM drive. Double-click the [Canon Digital Camera Installer] icon in the CD-ROM window. 2. Click the Digital Camera Software [Install] bu

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