Canon PowerShot A520 user manual

User manual for the device Canon PowerShot A520

Device: Canon PowerShot A520
Size: 2,75 MB
Date of adding : 2014-11-10 15:15:31
Number of pages: 163
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DIGITAL CAMERA Camera User Guide
Camera User Guide
Please read the Read This First section (p. 4).
Please also see the Software Starter Guide and the Direct Print User Guide.

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Trademark Acknowledgements Disclaimer • Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are • While every effort has been made to ensure that trademarks of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the information contained in this guide is the United States and/or other countries. accurate and complete, no liability can be ® ® •Microsoft and Windows are either registered accepted for any errors or omissions. trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft • Canon reserves the right to change the Corporation in the Unit

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Flowchart and Reference Guides Symbols Used Icons under title bars show the available shooting This Guide modes. As in the example below, the shooting Shooting with the Camera mode dial should be set to , , , , , , , , , , or . Software Starter Guide Using the Flash Installing the Software Mode Dial This Guide Connecting the Camera to a Computer This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation. This Guide Software Starter Guide This mark denotes additional topics that complem

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Table of Contents Items marked with are lists or charts that Slow Shutter ....................................... 38 summarize camera functions or procedures. Changing the Resolution and Compression.... 40 Using the Flash ......................................... 42 Read This First 4 Macro Mode .............................................. 44 Please Read......................................................4 Self-timer......................................................... 45 Safety Preca

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Table of Contents Setting the Shutter Speed ..................77 List of Messages 121 Setting the Aperture ...........................79 Troubleshooting 123 Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture ..80 Appendix 129 Switching between Focusing Modes ...............81 Switching between Metering Modes................82 Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately)........ 129 Adjusting the Exposure ...................................83 Using the Lenses (Sold Separately).............. 132 Adjustin

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Read This First Please Read Test Shots Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the camera is operating and being operated 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

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Read This First Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for an extended period. About the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots. This has no effect on the recorded image

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Read This First Safety Precautions Before using the camera, please ensure that you read and understand the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons and equipment. In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the camera an

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Read This First Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.

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Read This First Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area. In dusty, humid or greasy environments, the dust that collects around the plug over long periods of time may become saturated with humidity and short-circuit, leading to fire. Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit, which ma

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Read This First Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other objects. Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste containers may lead to fire or explosions. Discard the batteries in specialized waste facilities if available in your area. Use only recommended batteries and accessories. Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, inj

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Read This First CAUTIONS Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing. Ensure that there is good ventilation when using the battery charger to charge the batteries. Do not store the equipment

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Read This First Preventing Malfunctions Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data. Avoid Condensation Related Problems Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces. You can avoid this by placing the equipm

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Components Guide Shooting Mode Dial (p. 14) Power Button (p. 30) Speaker AF-assist Beam (p. 36) Power Lamp (p. 14) Red-eye Reduction Lamp (p. 43) Shutter Button (p. 33) Self-timer Lamp (p. 45) Viewfinder Window (p. 35) Zoom Lever (p. 33, 47, 59, 61) Flash (p. 42) Microphone A/V (Audio/Video) Out Terminal (p. 114) Ring DIGITAL Terminal (p. 109) Ring Release Button DC IN Terminal (p. 131) Lens Terminal Cover The following cables are used to connect the camera to a computer or printer. Computer (

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Preparing the Camera, Basic Function Components Guide (Flash)/ Button (p. 42) SET Button Strap Mount Attaching the Mode Switch (p. 32) 1 wrist strap* Viewfinder (p. 35) Indicators (p. 14) Button 2 Button LCD Monitor* (p. 24) (Macro)/ MF (Manual Focus)/ (Print/Share) Button Button (p. 44, 91) (p. 98, 111) Battery Cover (p. 15) Tripod Socket Battery Cover Lock (p. 15) MENU Button (p. 67) Memory Card Slot Cover (p. 18) FUNC. (Function)/ (Single Image DISP. (Display) Button (p. 24, 27) Erase)

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Components Guide Shooting Mode Dial Indicators Use the shooting mode The indicators light or blink when the Power button Creative dial to switch between or the shutter button is pressed. Zone the Shooting modes. Upper Indicator Green: Ready to shoot Auto : Auto (p. 33) Blinking Green: Recording to memory card/ The camera Reading memory card/Erasing from memory automatically selects card/Transmitting data (during a computer settings. connection) Image Zone Orange: Ready to shoot (flash on)

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Preparing the Camera, Basic Function Preparing the Camera Installing the Batteries When the upper indicator blinks green, do not turn off the power or open the battery cover. Insert two AA-size alkaline batteries (supplied with The camera is writing, reading, erasing or the camera) or separately sold nickel metal hydride transmitting an image to or from the memory (NiMH) batteries. card. 1 Be sure that the camera power is off. The use of the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800 is reco

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Preparing the Camera Proper Battery Handling Be careful to load the batteries with their positive (+) and negative (–) ends in the right Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH direction. batteries (sold separately) only. For information Never mix batteries of different types or from on handling the AA-size rechargeable NiMH different manufacturers. Both batteries batteries, see Using Rechargeable Batteries should be identical. (p. 129). Before inserting the batteries, wipe the ba

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Preparing the Camera, Basic Function Preparing the Camera Battery Status Indications WARNING The LCD monitor displays an icon or message to Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose let you know when batteries are low or depleted. outer seal is completely or partially missing or peeled off, as there is risk that such batteries may Batteries are beginning to run low. leak, overheat, or burst. Always check the seals Replace or recharge the batteries if on store-bought batteries before

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Preparing the Camera To remove the memory card Installing the Memory Card Push the memory card until it clicks and then release it. 1 Be sure that the camera is turned off. 2 Slide the memory card slot cover in the direction of the arrow, and open it. 4 Close the memory card slot cover securely. 3 Insert the memory card. Push the memory card in until it clicks into place. Do not touch or allow metal objects to contact the terminals on the back of the memory card. 18

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