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Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety precautions below when
using the camera, in order to prevent injury, burns or electrical shock to yourself
Be sure to also read the safety precautions listed in the
Advanced Camera User Guide.
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Preparations
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the camera to severe impac
Flowchart and Reference Guides The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary according to the flowchart below. For information on included System Map items and items sold separately Preparations • Installing the battery and memory card • Opening the LCD monitor • Setting the date, time and language Basic Camera User Guide (This Guide) Read this first. Shooting Playback/Erasing Menus and Settings Handling precautions, Advanced Camera User references to the various Guide sho
Preparations Preparations Installing the Battery and Memory Card 1 Insert the batteries. 1. Open the battery cover (a,b). 2. Insert four AA-size alkaline batteries supplied or separately sold nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, then close the cover. (+) Positive end Battery cover lock (–) Negative end a b See the Advanced Guide: Battery Handling (p. 132) Battery orientation can be checked against the diagram in battery compartment. 2 Slide the memory card slot cover (a) and open it (b). I
Preparations To Remove the Memory Card Use your finger to push the memory card in until you hear a click, then release it. First Time Settings Opening the LCD Monitor Use the LCD monitor to confirm images while shooting them, navigate menus, and play back images. You can position the LCD monitor in the following ways. 1. Opened from left to right 180 degrees. 2. LCD monitor is opened to the left 180 degrees and tilted 180 degrees toward the lens. The displayed image is automatically flipped
Preparations 3. Fold the LCD monitor back against the camera body until it clicks into place. When you push the LCD monitor until you hear the clicking sound, the left and right of the image will display correctly. See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 16) Always keep the LCD monitor closed with the display facing the camera body when the camera is not in use. When you push the LCD monitor until you hear the clicking sound, the LCD monitor will automatically turn off, and the
Preparations You will hear a start-up sound and see the start-up image when you turn on the power (Advanced Guide: p. 117). However, when starting with the viewfinder display, the start-up image is not displayed and there is no start-up sound. Also the start-up image does not appear when the viewfinder display is on in Shooting mode (Advanced Guide: p. 16) or the A/V OUT terminal is connected to a TV. Turning on the camera without the start-up sound and image. Press and hold the button, t
Preparations Setting the Display Language 1 Turn the mode lever to (Playback) while pressing the release button (a). a 2 Hold down the SET button (b) and press the MENU button (c). d This operation cannot be performed be during movie playback, in the jump c search mode (Advanced Guide: p. 94) or while connected to a printer or computer. 3 Use the , , or button to select a language (d), then press the SET button (e). The language can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 16). 5
Shooting Shooting (Still Images) 1 Turn the mode lever to (Shooting) while pressing the release button (p. 3). 2 Set the mode dial to . 3 Aim the camera at the subject. 4 Focus and shoot. 1. Press the shutter button lightly (halfway) Lightly press to focus. (Pressing halfway) Two beeps will sound when the camera has finished focusing, and the AF frame appears green. If the message "Raise the flash" appears, shoot with a flash (p. 11). The Image Stabilizer function is [On] in the defau
Shooting Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for approximately 2 seconds. To override this time limit and continue displaying the image, use one of the following methods: Keep the shutter button fully depressed after taking the shot. Press the SET or DISP. button while the image is displayed in the LCD monitor.* Press the shutter button halfway again to stop displaying it. * This operation is not available in the Stitch Assist
Basic Shooting Functions Basic Shooting Functions Selecting a Shooting Mode Use the mode dial to select the Shooting modes. Mode Dial Creative Shooting Allows you to select settings yourself, such as the exposure compensation or aperture value. : Automatic Shooting The camera automatically selects settings. Image Composition Shooting The camera automatically selects settings according to the image composition type. Image Zone Portrait Landscape Blurs the background and makes a Shoots spacious
Basic Shooting Functions Special Scene Items Turn the mode dial to , and use the or button to select a shooting mode. Foliage Snow Shoots trees and leaves - such as new Shoots without a blue tinge and without growth, autumn leaves or blossoms - in making people appear dark against a vivid colors. snowy background. Beach Fireworks Shoots without making people appear Captures fireworks in the sky sharply dark near water or sand where reflected and at an optimal exposure. sunlight is strong.
Basic Shooting Functions Movie Mode Items You can select from 5 different recording pixels/frame rate settings and shoot movies. The following movie modes are available: Color Accent (for shooting in black and white except for specified colors), Color Swap (for changing a specified color into another) of mode and My Colors of FUNC. menu. See the Advanced Guide: Shooting a Movie (p. 46) Creative Zone Items Program AE Shutter-speed priority AE Select this mode to have the camera When you sel
Basic Shooting Functions Using the Flash 1 Raise the flash manually, and shoot. Button Press this button to cycle through flash settings. (Flash settings cannot be used in some shooting modes.) The flash fires with every shot. The flash will fire automatically. When the red-eye reduction When the red-eye function* is on reduction function is off * This feature reduces the effect of light reflecting back from the eyes and making them appear red (p. 12). 2 When you are not using the flash, lo
Basic Shooting Functions Setting the Red-eye Reduction Function 1 (Rec.) Menu [Red-Eye] [On]*/[Off]. See Menus and Settings (p. 15) * Default setting. Shooting Close-Ups (Macro/Super Macro) Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items. (Close-ups cannot be taken in some shooting modes.) button When you press this button, appears on the LCD monitor. Press and hold this button for more than one second for Super Macro mode ( appears on the LCD monitor). When using the zoom in mac
Basic Shooting Functions Zoom range for Macro shooting Max. Max. Out of zoom range for Macro wide angle telephoto shooting (yellow bar)* Focus range (rough guide) * Images will be shot in normal mode and not in Macro mode ( will appear gray). Macro Mode Shooting distance and image area when shooting as close to the subject as possible When shooting as close to the subject as possible Zoom level Shooting distance Distance between front of Image area lens and subject 10 – 50 cm 118 × 87 mm
Playback/Erasing Playback 1 Turn the mode lever to (Playback) while pressing the release button. 2 Use the or button to select the image. 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 to verify the advanced playback See the Advanced Guide: Viewing Movies (p. 95) Erasing 1 Turn the mode lever to (Playback) while pressing the release bu
Menu and Settings Menu and Settings Settings during shooting and playback and such camera settings as the print, date/time, and sound settings are set using the FUNC., Rec., Play, Print, Set up, or My Camera menus. FUNC. Menu From this menu you can specify recording pixels, compression, and other settings for shooting. a b c When the camera is set to shooting mode, press the FUNC. button (a). To select an item (b) Press the or button. To change the setting (c) Press the or button. You ca
Menu and Settings Rec./Play/Print/Set up/ My Camera Menus You can specify settings related to camera functions from these menus: [ Rec. Menu], [ Play Menu], [ Print Menu], [ Set up Menu], and [ My Camera Menu]. From shooting mode To switch between menus (a) When the menu icon is selected, press the or button, or press the zoom lever. a Set up My Camera Press the MENU button. Print b c To select an item (b) Press the or button. To change the setting (c) Press the or button. When "..."
Printing Printing 1 Connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer* with a cable and simply press the button. 1 Connect the camera to a Canon Direct Print compatible printer and turn on the printer's power. Canon Brand Printers SELPHY CP Series Compact 2 Photo Printers* Interface Cable Camera PIXMA Series/SELPHY DS Series Bubble Jet Printers *1 Since this camera uses a standard protocol (PictBridge), you can use it with other PictBridge-compliant printers in addition to Canon-bra
Downloading Images to a Computer 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. 19) in advance. Camera to Computer Connection Supplied Software Install It Do Not Install It Downloading Method Computer Procedure Camera Procedure Computer Procedure Windows 98 SE — Windows 2000 — Windows Me — Windows XP Mac OS X Computer Sys
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