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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 where you purchased the camera. When the software is installed on your computer, the PDF manuals will be copied to the computer and you can refer to them by clicking the shortcuts on the desktop.
If there is a problem with the camera while abroad, please return it to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the customer support list supplied with your camera. What Do You Want to Do? Shoot Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings View Look at my pictures 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 manusl more as you msnual each chapter.
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Checking the Package Contents Table of Contents 8 Printing Always ensure that the product is used correctly. This may cause the product to malfunction. This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in A mode, and then how to view and erase 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. Compatible Memory Cards Sold Separately The cards below can be used without restrictions on their capacities.
Some cards may not operate properly depending on the brand of card used. Label What if [Memory card locked] appears on the screen?
If this tab is in the locked position, [Memory card locked] will appear on the screen and you will not be able to take or erase images. The values for NiMH batteries are based on fully charged batteries. Can any other batteries be used? We cannot recommend the use of any other batteries than those listed above because performance varies widely. 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.
Number of shots that can be taken Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these settings, be sure to set them. Changing the Date and Time You can change the current date and time settings. Setting the Date and Time Display the menu. Setting the Display Language You can change the language that displays on the screen. What if the clock appears when the m button is pressed? The clock will appear if too much time passes between pressing the m button and the n button in Step 2.
If the clock appears, press the m button to remove the clock and repeat Step 2. Formatting Memory Cards Before you use a new memory card or one that has been formatted in other devices, you should format the card with this camera. Formatting initializing a memory card erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory card. Pressing the Shutter Button Formatting or erasing data on a memory card merely changes the file management information on the card and does not ensure its contents are completely erased.
Be careful when transferring or disposing of a memory card.
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When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such as physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks. Taking Pictures Smart Auto Since the camera can determine the subject and shooting conditions, you can let it automatically select the best settings for the scene and just shoot. The camera can also detect and focus on faces, setting the color and brightness to optimal levels.
The scene icon p. If this happens, try shooting in G mode p. A blue frame appears when a moving subject is detected; the focus and exposure will continuously adjust Servo AF. Viewing Images You can view the images you have taken on the screen. Switching to Shooting mode Pressing the shutter button halfway, or turning the mode dial in Playback mode switches the camera to Shooting mode.
Press the 1 button. The last image you took will appear.
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Erasing Images You can choose and erase images one at a time. Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image. Choose an image to erase. Shooting or Viewing Images in Easy Mode In Easy mode, operational instructions are displayed on the screen, and the camera is set so that only the buttons and the zoom lever explained on this page are functional.
This prevents incorrect operation of the camera, allowing even beginners to take worry-free pictures. Shooting Movies The camera can automatically select all settings so that you can shoot movies just by pressing the shutter button. Remaining Time Enter E mode. Set the mode dial to E. Moving the zoom lever toward i will zoom in on your subject, making it appear larger.
Shooting Movies Elapsed Time Microphone Zooming while shooting Pressing the zoom lever while shooting will zoom in on or out from the subject. However, movies shot at zoom factors that appear in blue will be coarse. Operation sounds will be recorded. Viewing Movies You can view the movies you have shot on the screen. How can I play back movies on a computer? Install the included software p. You can use the included software to transfer images you have shot with the camera to a computer for viewing.
If you are already using software included with another Canon-brand compact digital camera, install the software from the included CD-ROM, overwriting your current installation. Turn on the camera.
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Press the 1 button to turn on the camera. For Windows 7, use the following steps to display CameraWindow. Click on the task bar. Double click Transfer and View Images You can transfer images even without using the image transfer function in the included software by simply connecting your camera to a computer.
Separately Sold Accessories The following camera accessories are sold separately. Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be available. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Learning More This chapter explains the parts of the camera and what appears on the screen, as well as the basic operating instructions.
Components Guide Viewfinder Microphone p. Mode Dial Use the mode dial to change the Shooting mode. P Mode Choose settings yourself to take various types of pictures p. Live View Control Mode The brightness and color can be easily set to your preferences for shooting p. Screen Display Switching the Display You can change the screen display using the l button.
Shooting No Information Display Playback No Information Simple Information Display You can also switch the display by pressing the l button while the image displays right after shooting. Posershot Screen Display in Dark Shooting Conditions The display automatically brightens when shooting in dark conditions, allowing you to check the composition Night Display function.
However, the brightness of the image on amnual screen, and the brightness of the actual image recorded may be different. The menu items and options differ depending on the Shooting mode pp. Press the m button. Choose a menu item. The menu items are organized under tabs, such as for shooting 4 and playback 1. The options differ depending on the ,anual mode and the Playback mode pp. Changing the Sound Settings You can silence or adjust the volume of camera sounds.
Press the n button. Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab. Press the op buttons to choose [Volume], then press the m button.
Press the op buttons to choose an item, then press the qr buttons to adjust the volume. Adjusting the Screen Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the screen. Press the op buttons to choose [LCD Brightness]. Press the qr buttons to adjust the brightness. Returning the Camera to Default Settings When you have mistakenly changed oowershot setting, you can reset the camera to the default settings. Are there powersot that cannot be reset?