Canon PowerShot A2400 IS manual

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  • Brand: Canon
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: PowerShot A2400 IS
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Camera User Guide
ENGLISH
• Before use, be sure to read this guide, including the
safety precautions.
• This guide will familiarize you with how to use the camera
correctly.
• Keep the guide handy for future reference.
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Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package.
If anything is missing, contact your camera dealer.
• A memory card is not included (p. 3).
For information about the included software, refer to the ImageBrowser EX
User Guide, in PDF format (p. 30).
Package Contents
PDF Manuals
• Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals.
Camera Battery Pack NB-11L
(with terminal cover)
Battery Charger
CB-2LD/CB-2LDE
AA Alkaline Batteries (x2)
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU
Wrist Strap
WS-800
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Stylus
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Warranty Card
Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk
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The following memory cards (sold separately) can be used, regardless of
capacity.
• SD memory cards*
• SDHC memory cards*
• SDXC memory cards*
* Conforms to SD specifications. However, not all memory cards have been verified to
work with the camera.
• Take and review some test shots initially 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.
• Images recorded by the camera are intended for personal use. Refrain
from unauthorized recording that infringes on copyright law, and note that
even for personal use, photography may contravene copyright or other
legal rights at some performances or exhibitions, or in some commercial
settings.
• The camera warranty is valid only in the area of purchase. In case of
camera problems while abroad, return to the area of purchase before
contacting a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Although the LCD monitor is produced under extremely high-precision
manufacturing conditions and more than 99.99% of the pixels meet design
specifications, in rare cases some pixels may be defective or may appear
as red or black dots. This does not indicate camera damage or affect
recorded images.
• The LCD monitor may be covered with a thin plastic film for protection
against scratches during shipment. If covered, remove the film before
using the camera.
• When the camera is used over an extended period, it may become warm.
This does not indicate damage.
Compatible Memory Cards
• Always confirm beforehand that memory cards are supported on other devices
such as card readers and computers (including the current version of your
operating system).
Preliminary Notes and Legal Information
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Part Names and Conventions in This Guide
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Speaker
Zoom lever
Shooting: i (telephoto) /
j (wide angle)
Playback: k (magnify) /
g (index)
Lens
Shutter button
Lamp
Power button
Microphone
Flash
Tripod socket
Memory card/battery cover
DC coupler cable port
Strap mount
Screen (LCD monitor)
AV OUT (Audio/video output) /
DIGITAL terminal
Movie button
(Help) button
A (Auto) / a (Single image erase) /
Up button
e (Macro) / Left button
Indicator
n button
1 (Playback) button
FUNC./SET button
h (Flash) / Right button
l (Display) / Down button
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Part Names and Conventions in This Guide
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Zoom lever
Shooting: i (telephoto) / j (wide
angle)
Playback: k (magnify) /
g (index)
Lamp
Microphone
Lens
Shutter button
Power button
Flash
Tripod socket
Memory card/battery cover
DC coupler cable port
Strap mount
AV OUT (Audio/video output) / DIGITAL
terminal
Screen (LCD monitor)
Speaker
Viewfinder
Indicator
Movie button
A (Auto) / a (Single image erase) /
Up button
e (Macro) / Left button
1 (Playback) button
(Help) button
FUNC./SET button
h (Flash) / Right button
l (Display) / Down button
n button
A810
A1300
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• In this guide, icons are used to represent the corresponding camera
buttons on which they appear, or which they resemble.
• The following buttons on the rear of the camera are represented by icons.
o Up button
q Left button
r Right button
p Down button
m FUNC./SET button
• On-screen text is indicated in brackets.
• : Important information you should know
• : Notes and tips for expert camera use
• (p. xx): Pages with related information (in this example, “xx” represents a
page number)
• Instructions in this guide apply to the camera under default settings.
• For convenience, all supported memory cards are simply referred to as
“the memory card”.
• The tabs shown above titles indicate whether the function is used for still
images, movies, or both.
: Indicates that the function is used when shooting or
viewing still images.
: Indicates that the function is used when shooting or
viewing movies.
• The following icons are used to indicate functions that differ depending on
the camera model:
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A4000 IS only
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A3400 IS only
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A2400 IS only
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A2300 only
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A1300 only
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A810 only
• This guide uses PowerShot A4000 IS illustrations and screenshots for all
explanations.
Still Images
Movies
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A3400 IS
A2400 IS
A2300
A1300
A810
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Package Contents............................. 2
Compatible Memory Cards ............... 3
Preliminary Notes and Legal
Information...................................... 3
Part Names and Conventions in This
Guide .............................................. 4
Contents............................................ 7
Contents: Basic Operations .............. 9
Safety Precautions.......................... 11
Touch-Screen Operations............... 15
Initial Preparations .......................... 16
Trying the Camera Out ................... 24
Included Software, PDF Manuals ... 30
Accessories..................................... 36
1 Camera Basics .................39
On/Off ............................................. 40
Shutter Button................................. 41
Optical Viewfinder........................... 42
Shooting Display Options................ 43
FUNC. Menu................................... 44
n ............................................. 45
Indicator Display ............................. 46
2 Auto Mode ........................47
Shooting in Smart Auto Mode......... 48
Common, Convenient Features...... 56
Image Customization Features....... 62
Helpful Shooting Features .............. 65
Customizing Camera Operation...... 66
3 Other Shooting Modes ....67
Specific Scenes...............................68
Applying Special Effects..................72
Special Modes for Other
Purposes.......................................79
Shooting iFrame Movies..................82
4 G mode .............................83
Shooting in Program AE Mode (G
Mode)............................................84
Image Brightness
(Exposure Compensation) ............84
Color and Continuous Shooting ......89
Shooting Range and Focusing........92
Flash..............................................100
Other Settings ...............................102
5 Playback Mode ...............107
Viewing..........................................108
Browsing and Filtering Images......111
Image Viewing Options .................113
Protecting Images .........................115
Erasing Images .............................116
Rotating Images ............................117
Editing Still Images........................118
6 Setting Menu ..................123
Adjusting Basic Camera
Functions.....................................124
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Contents
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7 Accessories....................133
Tips on Using Included
Accessories .................................134
Optional Accessories.....................134
Using Optional Accessories...........137
Printing Images..............................142
8 Appendix.........................155
Troubleshooting.............................156
On-Screen Messages....................160
On-Screen Information ..................162
Functions and Menu Tables ..........166
Handling Precautions.....................175
Index..............................................176
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4 Shoot
z Use camera-determined settings (Auto Mode)............................. 48
z Where sound and flash are not allowed (Discreet Mode)............. 69
z While adjusting image settings (Live View Control)...................... 70
z Focus on faces ................................................................. 48, 68, 93
z Without using the flash (Flash Off) ............................................... 60
z With myself in the shot (Self-Timer) ....................................... 57, 79
z Add the shooting date and time (Date Stamp) ............................. 61
Contents: Basic Operations
P
t
I
Shooting people well
Matching specific scenes
Applying special effects
Against Snow
(p. 69)
Low Light
(p. 69)
Fireworks
(p. 69)
Monochrome
(p. 78)
Portraits
(p. 68)
Toy Camera Effect
(p. 77)
Vivid Colors
(p. 72)
Poster Effect
(p. 72)
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1 View
z View images (Playback Mode) ................................................... 108
z Automatic playback (Slideshow)................................................. 114
z On a TV ...................................................................................... 137
z On a computer.............................................................................. 30
z Browse through images quickly.......................................... 111, 112
z Erase images.............................................................................. 116
E Shoot/View Movies
z Shoot movies.......................................................................... 53, 82
z View movies................................................................................ 108
c Print
z Print pictures............................................................................... 142
Save
z Save images to a computer.......................................................... 33
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• Before using the product, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described
below. Always ensure that the product is used 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.
Safety Precautions
Warning Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death.
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to people’s eyes.
Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash could damage eyesight. In particular,
remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Strap: Putting the strap around a child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.
• Use only recommended power sources.
• Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the product.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the product to severe impacts.
• To avoid the risk of injury, do not touch the interior of the product if it has been
dropped or otherwise damaged.
• Stop using the product immediately if it emits smoke, a strange smell, or
otherwise behaves abnormally.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner to clean the
product.
• Do not let the product come into contact with water (e.g. sea water) or other
liquids.
• Do not allow liquids or foreign objects to enter the camera.
This could result in electrical shock or fire.
If liquids or foreign objects come into contact with the camera interior, immediately turn
the camera off and remove the battery.
If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult your camera
distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
If liquids or foreign objects come into contact with the camera interior, immediately turn
the camera off and remove the batteries.
• Do not look through the viewfinder at bright light sources (such as the sun on a
clear day).
This could damage your eyesight.
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• Use only the recommended battery.
• Do not place the battery near or in direct flame.
• Unplug the power cord periodically, and using a dry cloth, wipe away any dust
and dirt that has collected on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet, and the
surrounding area.
• Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.
• Do not use the equipment in a manner that exceeds the rated capacity of the
electrical outlet or wiring accessories. Do not use if the power cord or plug are
damaged, or not fully plugged into the outlet.
• Do not allow dirt or metal objects (such as pins or keys) to contact the terminals
or plug.
The battery may explode or leak, resulting in electrical shock or fire. This could cause
injury and damage the surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and the battery
electrolyte contacts eyes, mouth, skin or clothing, immediately flush with water.
• Use only the recommended batteries.
• Do not place the batteries near or in direct flame.
The batteries may explode or leak, resulting in electrical shock or fire. This could cause
injury and damage the surroundings. In the event that batteries leak and the battery
electrolyte contacts eyes, mouth, skin or clothing, immediately flush with water.
• Turn the camera off in places where camera use is prohibited.
The electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the operation of
electronic instruments and other devices. Exercise adequate caution when using the
camera in places where use of electronic devices is restricted, such as inside airplanes
and medical facilities.
• Do not play the supplied CD-ROM(s) in any CD player that does not support data
CD-ROMs.
It is possible to suffer hearing loss from listening with headphones to the loud sounds of
a CD-ROM played on an audio CD player (music player). Additionally, this could damage
the speakers.
Caution Denotes the possibility of injury.
• When holding the camera by the strap, be careful not to bang it, subject it to
strong impacts or shocks, or let it get caught on other objects.
• Be careful not to bump or push strongly on the lens.
This could lead to injury or damage the camera.
• Be careful not to subject the screen to strong impacts.
If the screen cracks, injury may result from the broken fragments.
• When using the flash, be careful not to cover it with your fingers or clothing.
This could result in burns or damage to the flash.
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• Avoid using, placing or storing the product in the following places:
- Places subject to strong sunlight
- Places subject to temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F)
- Humid or dusty areas
These could cause leakage, overheating or an explosion of the battery, resulting in
electrical shock, fire, burns or other injuries.
High temperatures may cause deformation of the camera or battery charger casing.
These could cause leakage, overheating or an explosion of the batteries, resulting in
electrical shock, fire, burns or other injuries.
Caution Denotes the possibility of damage to the equipment.
• Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (such as the sun on a clear day).
Doing so may 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 product 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. Please use a cotton swab to remove dirt, dust or other foreign matter from
the flash to prevent heat build-up and damage to the unit.
• Remove and store the battery when you are not using the camera.
If the battery is left inside the camera, damage caused by leakage may occur.
• Remove and store the batteries when you are not using the camera.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, damage caused by leakage may occur.
• Before you discard the battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators.
• Before you discard the batteries, cover the terminals with tape or other
insulators.
Contacting other metal materials may lead to fire or explosions.
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• Unplug the battery charger from the power outlet after charging is complete, or
when you are not using it.
• Do not place anything, such as cloth, on top of the battery charger while it is
charging.
Leaving the unit plugged in for a long period of time may cause it to overheat and distort,
resulting in fire.
• Do not place the battery near pets.
Pets biting the battery could cause leakage, overheating or explosion, resulting in fire or
damage.
• Do not charge batteries of different types at the same time, or use older batteries
together with newer batteries.
• Do not insert the batteries with the + and – terminals reversed.
This may cause the product to malfunction.
• Do not sit down with the camera in your pocket.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen.
• When putting the camera in your bag, ensure that hard objects do not come into
contact with the screen.
• Do not attach any hard objects to the camera.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen.
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The camera’s touch-screen panel enables intuitive operation simply by
touching or tapping the screen.
Touch the screen briefly with your
finger.
z This gesture is used to shoot, configure
camera functions, and so on.
Touch the screen and move your
finger across it.
z This gesture is used in Playback mode to switch
to the next image, or to change the magnified
image area, among other operations.
z If you have difficulty operating the camera by
touch, use the included stylus (p. 2). Do not
use pencils, pens, or sharp objects other than
the included stylus to operate the touch-
screen.
To correct any discrepancy between the
position you touch and the position detected,
calibrate the screen (p. 130).
z The stylus can be attached to the strap as
shown.
Touch-Screen Operations
Touch
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Drag
• Gestures may not be detected as easily if you apply a screen
protector, because the screen works by detecting finger pressure.
Using the Stylus
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Prepare for shooting as follows.
Attach the strap.
z Thread the end of the strap through the strap
hole ( ), and then pull the other end of the
strap through the loop on the threaded end
( ).
z Place the strap around your wrist.
z When shooting, keep your arms close to your
body and hold the camera securely to
prevent it from moving. Do not rest your
fingers on the flash.
Before use, charge the battery with the included charger. Be sure to charge
the battery initially, because the camera is not sold with the battery charged.
Remove the cover.
Insert the battery.
z After aligning the o marks on the battery and
charger, insert the battery by pushing it in
( ) and down ( ).
Initial Preparations
Attaching the Strap
Holding the Camera
Charging the Battery
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Charge the battery.
z For CB-2LD: Flip out the plug ( ) and plug
the charger into a power outlet ( ).
z For CB-2LDE: Plug the power cord into the
charger, then plug the other end into a power
outlet.
X The charging lamp turns orange and
charging begins.
X When the charging is finished, the lamp turns
green.
Remove the battery.
z After unplugging the battery charger, remove
the battery by pushing it in ( ) and up ( ).
Insert the included battery.
Open the cover.
z Slide the cover ( ) and open it ( ).
CB-2LD
CB-2LDE
• To protect the battery and keep it in optimal condition, do not charge
it continuously for more than 24 hours.
• For battery chargers that use a power cord, do not attach the charger
or cord to other objects. Doing so could result in malfunction or
damage to the product.
• For details on charging time and the number of shots and recording time
possible with a fully charged battery, see “Specifications” in the Getting Started
guide.
Inserting the Battery
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Insert the battery.
z While pressing the battery lock in the direction
of the arrow, insert the battery facing as shown
and push it in until it clicks into the locked
position.
z If you insert the battery facing the wrong way,
it cannot be locked into the correct position.
Always confirm that the battery is facing the
right way and locks when inserted.
Close the cover.
z Lower the cover ( ) and hold it down as you
slide it until it clicks into the closed position
( ).
z Open the cover and press the battery lock in
the direction of the arrow.
X The battery will pop up.
Terminals Battery Lock
Removing the Battery
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Insert the included batteries.
Open the cover.
z Slide the cover ( ) and open it ( ).
Insert the batteries.
z Insert the batteries as shown.
Close the cover.
z Lower the cover ( ) and hold it down as you
slide it until it clicks into the closed position
( ).
Use AA alkaline batteries or Canon AA NiMH batteries (sold separately,
p. 135).
Inserting the Batteries
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Compatible Batteries
• Due to the inconsistent performance of other batteries, use of specified batteries
only is recommended.
• NiMH batteries last longer in cameras than alkaline batteries do, especially in
cold weather.
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Insert a memory card (sold separately).
Note that before using a new memory card (or a memory card formatted in
another device), you should format the memory card with this camera
(p. 126).
Check the card’s write-protect tab.
z Recording is not possible on memory cards
with a write-protect tab when the tab is in the
locked (downward) position. Slide the tab up
until it clicks into the unlocked position.
Open the cover.
Insert the memory card.
z Insert the memory card facing as shown until
it clicks into the locked position.
z Make sure the memory card is facing the right
way when you insert it. Inserting memory
cards facing the wrong way may damage the
camera.
Close the cover.
z Open the cover and push the memory card in
until it clicks, and then slowly release the
memory card.
X The memory card will pop up.
Inserting the Memory Card
Label
Removing the Memory Card
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A screen for setting the date and time is displayed the first time you turn the
camera on. Be sure to specify the date and time, which is the basis for dates
and times added to your images.
Turn the camera on.
z Press the power button.
X The [Date/Time] screen is displayed.
Set the date and time.
z Press the qr buttons to choose an option.
z Press the op buttons to specify the date
and time.
z When finished, press the m button.
z To turn off the camera, press the power
button.
Setting the Date and Time
• Unless you set the date and time, the [Date/Time] screen will be
displayed each time you turn the camera on. Specify the correct
information.
• To set daylight saving time (1 hour ahead), choose in step 2 and then
choose by pressing the op buttons.
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Adjust the date and time as follows.
Access the camera menu.
z Press the n button.
Choose [Date/Time].
z Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
z Press the op buttons to choose [Date/
Time], and then press the m button.
Change the date and time.
z Follow step 2 on p. 21 to adjust the settings.
z Press the n button to close the menu.
Changing the Date and Time
• Date/time settings can be retained for about 3 weeks by the camera’s built-in
date/time battery (backup battery) after the battery pack is removed.
• Once the date/time battery is depleted, the [Date/Time] screen will be displayed
when you turn the camera on. Follow the steps on p. 21 to set the date and time.
• The date/time battery will be charged in about 4 hours once you insert a charged
battery or connect the camera to an AC adapter kit (sold separately, p. 134),
even if the camera is left off.
• By inserting new batteries, or connecting an AC adapter kit (sold separately)
(p. 134), the date/time battery can be charged in about 4 hours even if the
camera is left off.
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The display language can be changed as needed.
Enter Playback mode.
z Press the 1 button.
Access the setting screen.
z Press and hold the m button, and then press
the n button.
Set the display language.
z Press the opqr buttons to choose a
language, and then press the m button.
X Once the display language has been set, the
setting screen is no longer displayed.
Display Language
• You can also change the display language by pressing the n button and
choosing [Language ] on the 3 tab.
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Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or movies,
and then view them.
For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes, simply
let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
Turn the camera on.
z Press the power button.
X The startup screen is displayed.
Enter A mode.
z Press the o button repeatedly until is
displayed.
z Aim the camera at the subject. As the camera
determines the scene, it will make a slight
clicking noise.
X Icons representing the scene and image
stabilization mode are displayed in the upper
right of the screen.
X A scene icon is displayed in the upper right of
the screen.
X Frames displayed around any subjects that
are detected indicate that they are in focus.
Compose the shot.
z To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move the
zoom lever toward i (telephoto), and to
zoom away from the subject, move it toward
j (wide angle).
Trying the Camera Out
Shooting (Smart Auto)
Still Images
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Focus.
z Press the shutter button lightly, halfway
down. The camera beeps twice after
focusing, and AF frames are displayed to
indicate image areas in focus.
Shoot.
z Press the shutter button all the way down.
X As the camera shoots, a shutter sound is
played, and in low-light conditions, the flash
fires automatically.
X Your shot remains displayed on the screen
for about two seconds.
z Even while the shot is displayed, you can
take another shot by pressing the shutter
button again.
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You can shoot movies with camera-determined settings, simply by pressing
the movie button.
Prepare the camera for shooting.
z Follow steps 1 – 3 on p. 24 to turn the camera
on and set it to A mode, and then
compose the shot.
Start shooting.
z Press the movie button. The camera beeps
once as recording begins, and [zRec] is
displayed with the elapsed time.
X Black bars displayed on the top and bottom
edges of the screen indicate image areas not
recorded.
z Once recording begins, you can take your
finger off the movie button.
Finish shooting.
z Press the movie button again to stop
shooting. The camera beeps twice as
recording stops.
X Recording will stop automatically when the
memory card becomes full.
Shooting Movies
Movies
Elapsed Time
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After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as follows.
Enter Playback mode.
z Press the 1 button.
X Your last shot is displayed.
Browse through your images.
z To view the previous image, press the q
button. To view the next image, press the r
button.
z Press and hold the qr buttons to browse
through images quickly. Images appear
grainy at this time.
z Movies are identified by a icon. To play
movies, go to step 3.
Play movies.
z Press the m button to access the movie
control panel, press the qr buttons to choose
, and then press the m button again.
X Playback now begins, and after the movie is
finished, is displayed.
z To adjust the volume, press the op buttons.
Viewing
Still Images Movies
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z To view the next image, drag right to left
across the screen, and to view the previous
image, drag left to right.
You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when
erasing images, because they cannot be recovered.
Choose an image to erase.
z Press the qr buttons to choose an image.
Erase the image.
z Press the o button.
z After [Erase?] is displayed, press the qr
buttons to choose [Erase], and then press the
m button.
X The current image is now erased.
z To cancel erasure, press the qr buttons to
choose [Cancel], and then press the m
button.
• To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button
halfway.
• You can also start movie playback by touching . To adjust the volume,
quickly drag up or down across the screen during playback.
Dragging Across the Screen to Choose an Image
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Erasing the Images
• You can also erase all images at once (p. 116).
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Access on-screen descriptions of scenes detected by the camera, shooting
advice, and playback instructions as follows.
z Press the button to access the Help
menu.
z Press the button again to return to the
original display.
z In Shooting mode, a description of the scene
detected by the camera is displayed.
Shooting advice is also displayed depending
on the scene.
z In Playback mode, press the op buttons
and choose an item. The zoom lever and
buttons are displayed overlaying the
illustration of the camera.
z Choose an item and press the r button. An
explanation of the item is displayed. To
continue reading the explanation, press the
op buttons to scroll up or down the screen.
Press the q button to return to the left hand
screen.
Accessing the Help Menu
Still Images Movies
• The Help menu can also be used in shooting modes other than A, and in
those modes it will display the same as when in Playback mode.
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The software and PDF manuals on the included CD-ROM are introduced
below, with instructions for installation, saving images to a computer, and
using the PDF manuals.
After installing the software on the CD-ROM, you can do the following things
on your computer.
ImageBrowser EX
z Import images and change camera settings
z Manage images: view, search, and organize
z Print and edit images
z Update to the latest software version with the auto update function
Auto Update Function
Using the included software, you can update to the latest version, and
download new functions via the Internet (some software excluded). Be sure
to install the software on a computer with an Internet connection so you can
use this function.
Installing the software on the CD-ROM will also install the following PDF
manuals on your computer.
Camera User Guide
Once you are familiar with the information in Getting Started, refer to this guide for a more
in-depth understanding of camera operation.
ImageBrowser EX User Guide
Refer to the software guide when using the included software.
This guide can be referenced from the ImageBrowser EX Help function.
Included Software, PDF Manuals
Features of the Included Software
• Internet access is required to use this function, and any ISP account
charges and access fees must be paid separately.
PDF Manuals
• Depending on the country or region where you purchased your camera, the
ImageBrowser EX User Guide may not be accessible from the Help function. In
such cases, it will either be included on the CD-ROM bundled with your camera,
or you can download the latest version from the Canon website.
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The included software can be used on the following computers. Adobe
Reader is required to view the PDF manuals.
Windows
* In Windows XP, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or later (max. 500 MB) must be installed.
Installation may take some time, depending on computer performance.
Macintosh
System Requirements
Operating System
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows XP SP3
Computer
Computers running one of the above operating systems
(preinstalled), with an included USB port and Internet connection
Processor
1.6 GHz or higher (still images), Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or higher
(movies)
RAM
Windows 7 (64 bit): 2 GB or more (still images), 1 GB or more (movies)
Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit, 32 bit): 1 GB or more
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (still images), 1 GB or more (movies)
Interfaces USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
440 MB or more*
Display 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
Operating System Mac OS X 10.6
Computer
Computers running one of the above operating systems
(preinstalled), with an included USB port and Internet connection
Processor Core Duo 1.83 GHz or higher
RAM 1 GB or more
Interfaces USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
550 MB or more
Display 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
• Check the Canon website for the latest system requirements, including
supported OS versions.
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Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration.
Using the software auto update function, you can update to the latest version
and download new functions via the Internet (some software excluded), so be
sure to install the software on a computer with an Internet connection.
Insert the CD-ROM in the
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
z Insert the included CD-ROM (DIGITAL
CAMERA Solution Disk) (p. 2) in the
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
z On a Macintosh computer, after inserting the
disc, double-click the desktop disc icon to
open it, and then double-click the icon
displayed.
Begin the installation.
z Click [Easy Installation] and follow the on-
screen instructions to complete the
installation process.
When a message is displayed
prompting you to connect the
camera, connect it to a computer.
z With the camera turned off, open the cover
( ). With the smaller plug of the included
interface cable (p. 2) in the orientation
shown, insert the plug fully into the camera
terminal ( ).
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z Insert the larger plug of the interface cable in
the computer’s USB port. For details about
USB connections on the computer, refer to
the computer user manual.
Install the files.
z Turn the camera on, and follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation
process.
X The software will connect to the Internet to
update to the latest version and download
new functions. Installation may take some
time, depending on computer performance
and the Internet connection.
z Click [Finish] or [Restart] on the screen after
installation and remove the CD-ROM when
the desktop is displayed.
z Turn the camera off and disconnect the
cable.
Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration.
Connect the camera to the
computer.
z Follow step 3 on p. 32 to connect the camera
to a computer.
• When not connected to the Internet, there are the following limitations.
- The screen in step 3 will not be displayed.
- Some functions may not be installed.
- The first time you connect the camera to the computer, drivers will be installed,
so it may take a few minutes until camera images are accessible.
• If you have several cameras that were bundled with ImageBrowser EX on the
included CD-ROMs, be sure to use each camera with their included CD-ROM
and follow the on-screen installation instructions for each. Doing so will ensure
that each camera will receive the correct updates and new functions via the auto
update function.
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Turn the camera on to access
CameraWindow.
z Press the 1 button to turn the camera on.
z On a Macintosh computer, CameraWindow is
displayed when a connection is established
between the camera and computer.
z For Windows, follow the steps introduced
below.
z In the screen that displays, click the link
to modify the program.
z Choose [Downloads Images From Canon
Camera using Canon CameraWindow] and
then click [OK].
z Double-click .
Save the images to the computer.
z Click [Import Images from Camera], and then
click [Import Untransferred Images].
X Images are now saved to the Pictures folder
on the computer, in separate folders named
by date.
z After images are saved, close
CameraWindow, press the 1 button to turn
the camera off, and unplug the cable.
CameraWindow
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z For instructions on viewing images on a
computer, refer to the ImageBrowser EX
User Guide.
Use the included CD-ROM to install the PDF manuals, and a shortcut for the
camera manual will be created on the desktop.
Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals.
• In Windows 7, if the screen in step 2 is not displayed, click the icon in the
taskbar.
• To start CameraWindow in Windows Vista or XP, click [Downloads Images
From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] on the screen displayed
when you turn the camera on in step 2. If CameraWindow is not displayed, click
the [Start] menu and choose [All Programs] X [Canon Utilities] X
[CameraWindow] X [CameraWindow].
• On a Macintosh computer, if CameraWindow is not displayed after step 2, click
the [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock (the bar at the bottom of the desktop).
• Although you can save images to a computer simply by connecting your camera
to the computer without using the included software, the following limitations
apply.
- It may take a few minutes after you connect the camera to the computer until
camera images are accessible.
- Images shot in vertical orientation may be saved in horizontal orientation.
- Image protection settings may be cleared from images saved to a computer.
- Some problems may occur when saving images or image information,
depending on the operating system version, the software in use, or image file
sizes.
- Some functions provided by the included software may not be available, such
as editing movies or returning images to the camera.
Using the PDF Manuals
• It may not be possible to install the software and PDF manuals on computers
that do not meet the system requirements (p. 31). To view the manuals on these
computers, copy the PDF files in the Readme folder on the CD-ROM directly to
a computer capable of using Adobe Reader.
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Accessories
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Cable
Included
Accessories
TV/Video
System
Memory Card Card Reader
Windows/
Macintosh
Computer
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU*1
Wrist Strap
WS-800
DIGITAL
CAMERA
Solution Disk
Battery Pack
NB-11L*1
(with terminal cover)
Battery Charger
CB-2LD/CB-2LDE*1
Power
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-DC90
*1Also available for purchase separately.
*2High-Power Flash HF-DC1 also supported.
*3DC Coupler DR-DC10 is required.
Canon PictBridge-Compatible Printers
Flash Unit
High-Power Flash
HF-DC2*2
Stylus
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories.
Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire,
etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/
or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs
arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may
request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Cable
Included Accessories
TV/Video
System
Memory Card Card Reader Windows/
Macintosh
Computer
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU*1
Wrist Strap
WS-800
DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk
AA Alkaline
Batteries (x2)
Power Canon PictBridge-
Compatible Printers
Flash Unit
Battery and
Charger Kit
CBK4-300
AV Cable AVC-DC400
AC Adapter Kit
ACK800*3
High-Power
Flash
HF-DC2*2
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Camera Basics
Basic camera operations and features
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Shooting Mode
z Press the power button to turn the camera on
and prepare for shooting.
z To turn the camera off, press the power
button again.
Playback Mode
z Press the 1 button to turn the camera on
and view your shots.
z To turn the camera off, press the 1 button
again.
As a way to conserve battery power, the camera automatically deactivates
the screen and then turns itself off after a specific period of inactivity.
As a way to conserve battery power, the camera automatically deactivates
the screen and then turns itself off after a specific period of inactivity.
The screen is automatically deactivated after about one minute of inactivity.
In about two more minutes, the lens is retracted and the camera turns itself
off. To activate the screen and prepare for shooting when the screen is off but
the lens is still out, press the shutter button halfway (p. 41).
The camera turns itself off automatically after about five minutes of inactivity.
On/Off
• To switch to Playback mode from Shooting mode, press the 1 button.
• To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button
halfway (p. 41).
• The lens will be retracted after about one minute once the camera is in Playback
mode. You can turn the camera off when the lens is retracted by pressing the
1 button.
Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down)
Power Saving in Shooting Mode
Power Saving in Playback Mode
• You can deactivate these power-saving features if you prefer (p. 129).
• You can also adjust the timing of screen deactivation (p. 129).
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To ensure your shots are in focus, always press the shutter button lightly
(halfway) initially. Once the subject is in focus, press the button all the way
down to shoot.
In this manual, shutter button operations are described as pressing the button
halfway or all the way down.
Press halfway. (Press lightly to
focus.)
z Press the shutter button halfway. The camera
beeps twice, and AF frames are displayed
around image areas in focus.
Press all the way down. (From the
halfway position, press fully to
shoot.)
X The camera shoots, as a shutter sound is
played.
z Keep the camera still until the shutter sound
ends.
Shutter Button
• Images may be out of focus if you shoot without initially pressing the
shutter button halfway.
• Length of shutter sound playback varies depending on the time
required for the shot. It may take longer in some shooting scenes,
and images will be blurry if you move the camera (or the subject
moves) before the shutter sound ends.
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To conserve battery power when shooting, you can use the optical viewfinder
instead of the screen. Shoot the same way as when using the screen.
Deactivate the screen.
z Press the p button to turn the screen off
(p. 43).
Optical Viewfinder
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• The area visible in the optical viewfinder may differ slightly from the
image area in your shots.
• The lens may be partially visible through the optical viewfinder at some zoom
positions.
• Although the camera automatically focuses on subjects, face detection and
focusing is not possible.
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Press the p button to view other information on the screen, or to hide the
information. For details on the information displayed, see p. 162.
Shooting Display Options
Information is displayed No information is displayed
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No information
is displayed
Information is
displayed
Off
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• Screen brightness is automatically increased by the night display function when
you are shooting under low light, making it easier to check how shots are
composed. However, on-screen image brightness may not match the
brightness of your shots. Note that any on-screen image distortion or jerky
subject motion will not affect recorded images.
• For playback display options, see p. 110.
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Configure commonly used shooting functions through the FUNC. menu as
follows. Note that menu items and options vary depending on the shooting
mode (pp. 168 – 169).
Access the FUNC. menu.
z Press the m button.
Choose a menu item.
z Press the op buttons to choose a menu
item.
X Available options are shown at the bottom of
the screen.
Choose an option.
z Press the qr buttons to choose an option.
z Options labeled with a icon can be
configured by pressing the n button.
Finish the setup process.
z Press the m button.
X The screen before you pressed the m button
in step 1 is displayed again, showing the
option you configured.
FUNC. Menu
Menu Items
Options
• To undo any accidental setting changes, you can restore the camera’s default
settings (p. 131).
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Configure a variety of camera functions through other menus as follows.
Menu items are grouped by purpose on tabs, such as shooting (4), playback
(1), and so on. Note that available settings vary depending on the selected
shooting or playback mode (pp. 170 – 174).
Access the menu.
z Press the n button.
Choose a tab.
z Move the zoom lever or press the qr buttons
to choose a tab.
Choose a setting.
z Press the op buttons to choose a setting.
z To choose settings with options not shown,
first press the m or r button to switch
screens, and then press the op buttons to
select the setting.
z Press the n button to restore the
previous screen.
Choose an option.
z Press the qr buttons to choose an option.
Finish the setup process.
z Press the n button to return to the
screen displayed before you pressed the
n button in step 1.
n
• To undo any accidental setting changes, you can restore the camera’s default
settings (p. 131).
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The indicator on the back of the camera (pp. 4, 5) lights up or blinks
depending on the camera status.
Indicator Display
Color
Indicator
Status
Camera Status
Green
On Connected to a computer (p. 33), display off (p. 40)
Blinking
Starting up, recording/reading/transmitting images, or
shooting long exposures (p. 80)
Color
Indicator
Status
Camera Status
Green
On
Connected to a computer (p. 33), display off (p. 40), or ready
to shoot (when the flash is deactivated) (p. 157)
Blinking
Starting up, recording/reading/transmitting images, or
shooting long exposures (p. 80), distance warning, or cannot
focus (when the flash is deactivated) (p. 157)
Orange
On Ready to shoot (when the flash is activated)
Blinking
Distance warning (p. 157), or cannot focus (when the flash is
activated) (p. 157)
• When the indicator blinks green, never do any of the following things,
as they may corrupt images, or damage the camera or memory card.
- Turn the camera off
- Shake or jolt the camera
- Open the memory card/battery cover
- Open the memory card/battery cover
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Auto Mode
Convenient mode for easy shots with greater control
over shooting
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For fully automatic selection at optimal settings for specific scenes, simply let
the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
Turn the camera on.
z Press the power button.
X The startup screen is displayed.
Enter A mode.
z Press the o button repeatedly until is
displayed.
z Aim the camera at the subject. The camera
will make a slight clicking noise as it
determines the scene.
X Frames displayed around any detected
subjects indicate that they are in focus.
X Icons representing the scene and image
stabilization mode are displayed in the upper
right of the screen (pp. 51, 55).
X A scene icon is displayed in the upper right of
the screen (p. 51).
Compose the shot.
z To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move the
zoom lever toward i (telephoto), and to
zoom away from the subject, move it toward
j (wide angle). (A zoom bar showing the
zoom position is displayed.)
Shooting in Smart Auto Mode
Shooting Still Images (Smart Auto)
Still Images
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Focus.
z Press the shutter button halfway. The camera
beeps twice after focusing, and AF frames
are displayed to indicate image areas in
focus.
z Several AF frames are displayed when
multiple areas are in focus.
Shoot.
z Press the shutter button all the way down.
X As the camera shoots, a shutter sound is
played, and in low-light conditions, the flash
fires automatically.
X Your shot remains displayed on the screen
for about two seconds.
z Even while the shot is displayed, you can
take another shot by pressing the shutter
button again.
AF Frames
• To restore camera sound if you have accidentally deactivated it (by
holding the p button down while turning the camera on), press the
n button and choose [Mute] on the 3 tab, and then press the
qr buttons to choose [Off].
• To activate the screen when the camera is on but the screen is blank,
press the p button.
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• A flashing icon warns that images are more likely to be blurred
by camera shake. In this case, mount the camera on a tripod or take
other measures to keep it still.
• If your shots are dark despite the flash firing, move closer to the
subject. For details on the flash range, see “Specifications” in the
Getting Started guide.
• The subject may be too close if the camera only beeps once when
you press the shutter button halfway. For details on the focusing
range (shooting range), see “Specifications” in the Getting Started
guide.
• To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may be
activated when shooting in low-light conditions.
• A blinking h icon displayed when you attempt to shoot indicates that
shooting is not possible until the flash has finished recharging.
Shooting can resume as soon as the flash is ready, so either press
the shutter button all the way down and wait, or release it and press
it again.
• Screen deactivation when you attempt to shoot indicates that
shooting is not possible until the flash has finished recharging.
Shooting can resume as soon as the flash is ready, so either press
the shutter button all the way down and wait, or release it and press
it again.
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In A mode, shooting scenes determined by the camera are indicated by
the icon displayed, and corresponding settings are automatically selected for
optimal focusing, subject brightness, and color.
* Displayed in dark scenes when the camera is held still, as when mounted on a tripod.
Scene Icons
Subject People Other Subjects Icon
Background
Color
Background
In
Motion
Shadows
on Face
In
Motion
At Close
Range
Bright
Gray
Backlit —
With Blue Sky
Light Blue
Backlit —
Sunsets — — Orange
Spotlights
Dark Blue
Dark
Tripod
Used
* — * —
• Try shooting in G mode (p. 83) if the scene icon does not match
actual shooting conditions, or if it is not possible to shoot with your
expected effect, color, or brightness.
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