Canon PowerShot S100 manual

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  • Brand: Canon
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: PowerShot S100
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch

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Camera User Guide
ENGLISH
• Make sure you read this guide, including the “Safety
Precautions” section, before using the camera.
• Reading this guide will help you learn to use the camera
properly.
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.
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Check if the following items are included in your camera package.
If anything is missing, contact the retailer where you purchased the camera.
Checking the Package Contents
Using the PDF Manuals
The following PDF manuals are included in the Readme folder of the CD-
ROM:
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.
• Camera User Guide (This Guide)
Once you have mastered the basics, use the
camera’s many features to shoot more challenging
photos.
• Software Guide
Read when you want to use the included software.
• A memory card is not included (p. 16).
• Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals.
Camera Battery Pack NB-5L
(with Terminal Cover)
Battery Charger
CB-2LX/CB-2LXE
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU
Wrist Strap
WS-DC11
Warranty Card
Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk
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• Take some initial test shots and play them back 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.
• The images recorded with this camera are intended for personal use. Do
not record images that infringe upon copyright laws without the prior
permission of the copyright holder. Please be advised that in certain cases
the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial
properties by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright
or other legal rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
• This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. 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.
• The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing
techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification, but
occasionally non-performing pixels may appear as bright or dark dots. This
is not a malfunction and has no effect on the recorded image.
• 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.
• Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as the
camera body may become warm. This is not a malfunction.
Read This First
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4 Shoot
z Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings (Auto mode) ..... 25
z Focus on faces ......................................................... 25, 60, 94, 101
z Shoot in places where I cannot use the flash (turn off the flash).. 50
z Take pictures with me in them too (self-timer)........................ 53, 74
z Insert the date and time into my shots.......................................... 52
z Shoot a movie clip just before taking a picture ............................. 71
z Shoot continuously at high speed................................................. 76
What Do You Want to Do?
Shoot with special effects
Miniature Effect
(p. 66)
Fish-eyeEffect
(p. 66)
Vivid Colors
(p. 63)
Poster Effect
(p. 63)
“Aged” Photos
(p. 65)
Toy Camera Effect
(p. 67)
Monochrome
(p. 68)
I w P
At the Beach
(p. 61)
Against Snow
(p. 62)
Portraits
(p. 60)
Take good people shots
J
Landscape
(p. 60)
O
Foliage
(p. 61)
Shoot various other scenes
t
Fireworks
(p. 62)
V
Kids and Pets
(p. 61)
S
Underwater
(p. 61)
NightScenes
(p. 61)
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What Do You Want to Do?
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1 View
z Look at my pictures ...................................................................... 28
z Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) ............................. 142
z Look at my pictures on a TV....................................................... 192
z Look at my pictures on a computer .............................................. 33
z Quickly search pictures ...................................................... 138, 140
z Erase pictures....................................................................... 29, 152
E Shoot/View Movies
z Shoot movies........................................................................ 30, 127
z View movies ................................................................................. 32
z Shoot fast moving subjects and play them back in slow motion. 131
c Print
z Print pictures............................................................................... 164
Save
z Save images to a computer.......................................................... 33
3 Other
z Turn off sounds............................................................................. 44
z Use the camera abroad ........................................................ 16, 181
z Understand what is displayed on the screen.............................. 204
z Use the GPS function ................................................................. 109
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Checking the Package Contents .......2
Read This First ..................................3
What Do You Want to Do? ................4
Table of Contents ..............................6
Conventions Used in This Guide .......9
Safety Precautions...........................10
1 Getting Started .................13
Charging the Battery........................14
Compatible Memory Cards
(Sold Separately)...........................16
Inserting the Battery and
Memory Card.................................17
Setting the Date and Time...............19
Setting the Display Language..........22
Formatting Memory Cards...............23
Pressing the Shutter Button.............24
Taking Pictures (Smart Auto)...........25
Viewing Images ...............................28
Erasing Images................................29
Shooting Movies ..............................30
Viewing Movies................................32
Transferring Images to a Computer
for Viewing.....................................33
2 Learning More ..................37
Components Guide..........................38
Screen Display.................................40
FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations ....42
MENU – Basic Operations...............43
Changing the Sound Settings..........44
Adjusting the Screen Brightness......46
Returning the Camera to Default
Settings..........................................47
Power Saving Function
(Auto Power Down) .......................48
Clock Function ................................ 48
3 Shooting with Commonly
Used Functions ................49
Turning the Flash Off ...................... 50
Zooming In More Closely on Subjects
(Digital Zoom) ............................... 50
Shoot Using Preset Focal Lengths
(Step Zoom).................................. 51
Inserting the Date and Time............ 52
Using the Self-Timer ....................... 53
Changing the Aspect Ratio ............. 55
Changing the Recording Pixel
Setting (Image Size) ..................... 56
Changing the Compression Ratio
(Image Quality) ............................. 56
Correcting the Green Tint from
Mercury Lamps ............................. 58
4 Adding Effects and
Shooting in Various
Conditions ........................59
Shooting in Special Scenes ............ 60
Adding Effects and Shooting
(Creative Filters) ........................... 63
Making Short Movies Automatically
(Movie Digest)............................... 71
Detecting a Face and Shooting
(Smart Shutter) ............................. 72
High-Speed Continuous Shooting
(High-speed Burst HQ) ................. 76
Shooting Stitch Assist Images......... 78
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5 Choosing Settings
Yourself.............................79
Shooting in Program AE ................. 80
Adjusting the Brightness
(Exposure Compensation)............ 81
Turning the Flash On ...................... 81
Adjusting the White Balance........... 82
Changing the ISO Speed................ 85
Correcting the Brightness and
Shooting (i-Contrast)..................... 87
Changing the Noise Reduction
Level (High ISO NR)..................... 88
Shooting RAW Images.................... 89
Continuous Shooting....................... 90
Changing the Tone of an Image
(My Colors) ................................... 91
Shooting Close-ups (Macro) ........... 92
Using the Digital Tele-Converter..... 93
Changing the AF Frame Mode........ 94
Choosing the Subject to Focus On
(Tracking AF)................................ 96
Changing the AF Frame Position
and Size........................................ 97
Magnifying the Focal Point.............. 98
Shooting with Servo AF .................. 99
Shooting with the AF Lock .............. 99
Focus Bracketing
(Focus-BKT Mode) ..................... 100
Choosing the Person to Focus On
(Face Select) .............................. 101
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode .. 102
Changing the Metering Method..... 103
Shooting with the AE Lock............ 104
Shooting with the FE Lock ............ 104
Auto Exposure Bracketing
(AEB Mode) ................................ 105
Using the ND Filter........................106
Shooting with Slow Synchro..........106
Adjusting the Flash Exposure
Compensation.............................107
Red-Eye Correction.......................107
Checking for Shut Eyes.................108
Using the GPS Function................109
6 Getting More Out of Your
Camera............................117
Setting the Shutter Speed .............118
Setting the Aperture Value ............119
Setting the Shutter Speed and
Aperture Value ............................120
Making Settings using the
Control Ring ................................121
Adjusting the Flash Output............123
Saving Shooting Settings ..............125
7 Using Various Functions for
Shooting Movies ............127
Shooting Movies in E Mode.........128
Changing the Movie Mode ............128
Shooting Various Kinds of
Movies.........................................129
Shoot Movies That Look Like a
Miniature Model
(Miniature Effect).........................130
Shooting Super Slow Motion
Movies.........................................131
AE Lock/Exposure Shift.................132
Changing the Image Quality..........133
Using the Wind Filter.....................134
Other Shooting Functions..............134
Editing ...........................................135
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8 Using Various Playback and
Editing Functions...........137
Quickly Searching Images.............138
Viewing Images in Filtered
Playback......................................140
Viewing Slideshows.......................142
Magnifying Images.........................143
Changing Image Transitions..........143
Viewing Each Image in a Group ....144
Checking the Focus.......................146
Displaying Various Images
(Smart Shuffle) ............................147
Protecting Images..........................148
Erasing Images..............................152
Tagging Images as Favorites ........154
Organizing Images by Category
(My Category)..............................155
Rotating Images.............................157
Resizing Images ............................158
Trimming........................................159
Adding Effects with the My Colors
Function.......................................160
Correcting the Brightness
(i-Contrast)...................................161
Correcting the Red-Eye Effect.......162
9 Printing............................163
Printing Images..............................164
Choosing Images for Printing
(DPOF)........................................ 171
10 Customizing Camera
Settings...........................175
Changing Camera Settings........... 176
Changing Shooting Function
Settings....................................... 183
Registering Commonly Used
Shooting Menus (My Menu)........ 188
Changing Playback Function
Settings....................................... 189
11 Useful Information .........191
Viewing Images on a TV ............... 192
Using Household Power................ 196
Using an Eye-Fi Card.................... 197
Troubleshooting ............................ 199
List of Messages That Appear on
the Screen................................... 202
Information Displayed on the
Screen......................................... 204
Functions and Menu Lists ............. 210
Specifications................................ 222
Accessories................................... 226
Separately Sold Accessories ........ 227
Index ............................................. 229
Handling Precautions.................... 232
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• Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and dials.
• Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets).
• The directional buttons, control dial, FUNC./SET button and control ring
are represented by the following icons.
• : Things you should be careful about
• : Troubleshooting tips
• : Hints for getting more out of your camera
• : Supplemental information
• (p. xx): Reference pages (“xx” stands for a page number)
• This guide assumes all functions are at their default settings.
• The various types of memory cards that can be used in this camera are
collectively referred to as memory cards in this guide.
Conventions Used in This Guide
Right Button
FUNC./SET Button
Up Button
Left Button
Down Button
Control Dial
y Control Ring
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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 1 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.
• 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.
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Safety Precautions
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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.
• 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.
• 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.
• The slideshow transition effects may cause discomfort when viewed for
prolonged periods.
• Take care not to pinch your finger when the flash lowers.
This could result in injury.
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Safety Precautions
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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.
• Do not push down on the flash, or pry it open.
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.
• Before you discard the battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators.
Contacting other metal materials may lead to fire or explosions.
• 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 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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Getting Started
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 movies and
transfer images to a computer.
Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera
• Attach the included strap and wrap it around your wrist to avoid dropping
the camera during use. You can also attach the strap to the left side of the
camera.
• Keep your arms tight against your body while holding the camera firmly by
the sides when shooting. Be sure that your fingers do not block the flash
while it is raised.
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Strap
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Use the included charger to charge the battery. Be sure to charge the battery
as it is not charged at the time of purchase.
Remove the cover.
Insert the battery.
z Align the S marks on the battery and
charger, then insert the battery by sliding it
in ( ) and down ( ).
Charge the battery.
z For CB-2LX: Flip out the plug ( ) and
plug the charger into a power outlet ( ).
z For CB-2LXE: Plug the power cord into
the charger, then plug the other end into a
power outlet.
X The charge lamp lights orange and
charging starts.
X The charge lamp will light green when
charging has finished. Charging takes
approx. 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Remove the battery.
z Unplug the battery charger from the power
outlet, then remove the battery by sliding it
in ( ) and up ( ).
Charging the Battery
CB-2LX
CB-2LXE
To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than
24 hours continuously.
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Charging the Battery
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Number of Possible Shots/Shooting and Playback Times
*1 The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products
Association (CIPA) measurement standard.
*2 Times are based on default settings, starting and stopping shooting, turning the camera on
and off, and operations such as using the zoom.
*3 Times are based on repeatedly shooting until the maximum clip length is reached or recording
stops automatically.
• Under some shooting conditions, the number of possible shots and shooting time may
be less than mentioned above.
Battery Charge Indicator
An icon or message will appear on the screen indicating the battery’s charge
state.
Number of Shots*1 Approx. 200
Movie Shooting Time*2 Approx. 40 min.
Continuous Shooting*3 Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
Playback Time Approx. 4 hours
Display Summary
Sufficient charge.
Slightly depleted, but sufficient.
(Blinking red) Nearly depleted. Charge the battery.
“Change the battery pack.” Depleted. Charge the battery.
What if...
• What if the battery develops a bulge?
This is a normal characteristic of the battery and does not indicate a problem.
However, if the battery bulges to the point where it will no longer fit into the
camera, please contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• What if the battery is quickly depleted even after charging?
The battery has reached the end of its life span. Purchase a new battery.
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Compatible Memory Cards (Sold Separately)
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The cards below can be used without restrictions on their capacities.
• SD memory cards*
• SDHC memory cards*
• SDXC memory cards*
• Eye-Fi cards
* This memory card complies with SD standards. Some cards may not operate properly
depending on the brand of card used.
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including
wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with
the card manufacturer.
Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries
or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear
whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with
the card manufacturer.
Using the battery and charger effectively
• Charge the battery on the day, or the day before, it will be
used.
Charged batteries continue to discharge naturally even if
they are not used.
Attach the cover to a charged battery so that the S mark is
visible.
• How to store the battery for long periods:
Deplete and remove the battery from the camera. Attach the terminal cover and
store the battery. Storing a battery for long periods of time (about a year) without
depleting it may shorten its life span or affect its performance.
• The battery charger can also be used when abroad.
The charger can be used in regions that have 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC power.
If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug adapter. Do
not use electrical transformers for foreign travel as they will cause damage.
Compatible Memory Cards (Sold Separately)
Depending on your computer’s OS version, SDXC memory cards may not
be recognized even when using a commercially available card reader.
Check to make sure that your OS supports SDXC memory cards
beforehand.
About Eye-Fi Cards
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Insert the included battery and a memory card (sold separately).
Check the card’s write-protect tab.
z If the memory card has a write-protect tab,
you will not be able to record images if the
tab is in the locked position. Slide the tab
up until you hear a click.
Open the cover.
z Slide the cover ( ) and open it ( ).
Insert the battery.
z Insert the battery as shown until it locks
into place with a click.
z Be sure to insert the battery in the correct
direction or it will not properly lock into
place.
Insert the memory card.
z Insert the memory card as shown until it
locks into place with a click.
z Be sure the memory card is oriented
correctly. Inserting the memory card in the
wrong direction could damage the camera.
Close the cover.
z Close the cover ( ), and press downward
as you slide it until it clicks into place ( ).
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Terminals
Terminals
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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
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Remove the battery.
z Open the cover and press the battery lock
in the direction of the arrow.
X The battery will pop up.
Remove the memory card.
z Push the memory card in until you hear a
click, then slowly release it.
X The memory card will pop up.
Number of Shots per Memory Card
• Values are based on the default settings.
• The number of shots that can be taken will vary depending on camera settings, the
subject and the memory card used.
What if [Memory card locked] appears on the screen?
If the write-protect 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.
Removing the Battery and Memory Card
Memory Card 4 GB 16 GB
Number of Shots Approx. 1231 Approx. 5042
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Setting the Date and Time
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The Date/Time settings screen will appear the first time the camera is turned
on. Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these
settings, be sure to set them.
Turn on the camera.
z Press the power button.
X The Date/Time screen will appear.
Set the date and time.
z Press the qr buttons to choose an option.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to set a value.
z Once all settings are complete, press the
m button.
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. 25).
Setting the Date and Time
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Setting the Date and Time
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Set the home time zone.
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose your home time zone.
Complete the setting.
z Press the m button to complete the
setting. After a confirmation screen
appears, the shooting screen will
reappear.
z Pressing the power button will turn off the
camera.
You can change the current date and time settings.
Display the menu.
z Press the n button.
Reappearing Date/Time screen
Set the correct date and time. If you have not set the date and time and the home
time zone, the Date/Time screen will appear each time you turn on the camera.
Daylight saving time settings
If you choose in Step 2 on p. 19 and press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose , you will set the time to daylight saving (1 hour ahead).
Changing the Date and Time
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Setting the Date and Time
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Choose [Date/Time].
z Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose [Date/Time], then press the m
button.
Change the date and time.
z Follow Step 2 on p. 19 to adjust the
settings.
z Press the n button to close the menu.
Date/Time battery
• The camera has a built-in date/time battery (backup battery) that allows the
date/time settings to be retained for about 3 weeks after the battery pack has
been removed.
• By inserting a charged battery or connecting an AC adapter kit (sold separately,
p. 227) the date/time battery can be charged in about 4 hours even if the camera
is not turned on.
• If the date/time battery is depleted, the Date/Time screen will appear when you
turn the camera on. Follow the steps on p. 19 to set the date and time.
You can also automatically update the date and time with the GPS function
(p. 115).
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You can change the language that displays on the screen.
Enter Playback mode.
z Press the 1 button.
Display the settings screen.
z Press and hold the m button, then
immediately press the n button.
Set the display language.
z Press the opqr buttons or turn the 7
dial to choose a language, then press the
m button.
X Once the display language has been set,
the settings screen will close.
Setting the Display Language
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.
You can also change the display language by pressing the n button
to choose [Language ] in the 3 tab.
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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.
Before formatting an Eye-Fi card (p. 197), be sure to install the software
contained on the card to a computer.
Display the menu.
z Press the n button.
Choose [Format].
z Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose [Format], then press the m
button.
Choose [OK].
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose [OK], then press the m button.
Format the memory card.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose [OK], then press the m button
to start formatting.
z When formatting ends, [Memory card
formatting complete] appears on the
screen. Press the m button.
Formatting Memory Cards
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Pressing the Shutter Button
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To take images that are in focus, be sure to first press the shutter button
lightly (halfway) to focus, then press fully to shoot.
Press halfway (Press lightly to focus).
z Press lightly until the camera beeps twice
and AF frames appear where the camera
focused.
Press fully (Press fully to shoot).
X The camera plays the shutter sound and
takes the shot.
z Since the shot is being taken while the
shutter sound plays, be careful not to move
the camera.
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. When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such as
physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks.
• The total capacity of the memory card displayed in the formatting screen
may be less than indicated on the memory card.
• Perform a low-level format (p. 177) of the memory card when the camera
does not operate properly, the recording/reading speed of a memory card
has dropped, when continuous shooting speed slows down, or when
movie recording stops suddenly.
Pressing the Shutter Button
Does the length of the shutter sound change?
• Since the time required to shoot differs depending on the scene you want to
take, the length of the shutter sound may change.
• If the camera or subject moves while the shutter sound is playing, the recorded
image may be blurry.
If you shoot without pressing the shutter button halfway, the image may not
be in focus.
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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.
When the flash fires, the white balance of the main subject and background
will be automatically adjusted to obtain the best color (Multi-area White
Balance).
Turn on the camera.
z Press the power button.
X The start-up screen will appear.
Enter A mode.
z Set the mode dial to A.
z When you point the camera toward the
subject, the camera will make a slight
noise as it determines the scene.
X The icon for the determined scene, and the
IS mode icon will appear on the screen
(pp. 206, 207).
X The camera will focus on detected
subjects and display frames on them.
Compose the shot.
z Moving the zoom lever toward i
(telephoto) will zoom in on your subject,
making it appear larger. Moving the lever
toward j (wide angle) will zoom out from
your subject, making it appear smaller.
(The zoom bar showing the zoom position
appears on the screen.)
Taking Pictures (Smart Auto)
Focus Range (approx.)
Zoom Bar
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z You can turn the y ring to zoom (Step
Zoom, p. 51).
Focus.
z Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
X When the camera focuses, it will beep
twice and AF frames will appear where the
camera focused.
Several AF frames will appear when the
camera focuses on more than 1 point.
X The flash will automatically rise in low light
conditions.
Shoot.
z Press the shutter button fully to shoot.
X The camera will play the shutter sound and
shoot. The flash will automatically fire in
low light conditions if it is raised.
X The image will appear on the screen for
approximately 2 seconds.
z You can take a second picture even while
an image is displayed by pressing the
shutter button again.
AF Frame
What if...
• What if the color and brightness of the images do not turn out as
expected?
The scene icon (p. 206) that appears on the screen may not match the actual
scene, and you may not obtain the expected results. If this happens, try
shooting in G mode (p. 79).
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• What if white and gray frames appear when you point the camera toward
a subject?
A white frame appears on the face or subject that the camera detected as the
main subject, while gray frames appear on other detected faces. The frames will
follow the subjects within a certain range.
If the subject moves, however, the gray frames will disappear, leaving only the
white frame.
• What if a frame does not appear on the subject you want to shoot?
The subject may not be detected, and frames may appear on the background.
If this happens, try shooting in G mode (p. 79).
• What if a blue frame appears when you press the shutter button halfway?
A blue frame appears when a moving subject is detected; the focus and
exposure will continuously adjust (Servo AF).
• What if a flashing appears?
Attach the camera to a tripod so that the camera does not move and blur the
image.
• What if the camera does not play any sounds?
You may have been pressing the p button while turning on the camera, which
will turn off all sounds. To turn the sounds on, press the n button to choose
[Mute] in the 3 tab, then press the qr buttons to choose [Off].
• What if the image comes out dark even if the flash fired when shooting?
The subject is too far away for the flash to reach. The effective flash range is
approximately 50 cm – 7.0 m (1.6 – 23 ft.) at maximum wide angle (j), and
approximately 50 cm – 2.3 m (1.6 – 7.5 ft.) at maximum telephoto (i).
• What if the camera beeps once when the shutter button is pressed
halfway?
Your subject may be too close. When the camera is at maximum wide angle
(j), move about 3 cm (1.2 in.) or more away from your subject and shoot.
Move about 30 cm (12 in.) or more away when the camera is at maximum
telephoto (i).
• What if the lamp lights when the shutter button is pressed halfway?
To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may light when shooting
in low light conditions.
• What if the h icon blinks when you try to shoot?
The flash is charging. You can shoot when recharging ends.
• What if “Wrong flash position. Restart the camera.” appears on the
screen?
This appears if your finger is pressing on the flash when it tries to pop-up or if
something else hinders the movement of the flash.
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You can view the images you have taken on the screen.
Enter Playback mode.
z Press the 1 button.
X The last image you took will appear.
Choose an image.
z Pressing the q button or turning the 7 dial
counter-clockwise will cycle through the
images from newest to oldest.
z Pressing the r button or turning the 7 dial
clockwise will cycle through the images
from oldest to newest.
z The images change more quickly if you
keep the qr buttons pressed, but they will
appear coarse.
z The lens will retract after approximately 1
minute elapses. If the flash has been
raised, the flash will lower.
z Pressing the 1 button again while the
lens is retracted will turn the camera off.
What if an icon appears on the screen?
The icon for the determined scene, and the IS mode icon will appear on the
screen. For details on the icons that appear, see “Scene Icons” (p. 206) and “IS
Mode Icons” (p. 207).
Choosing the subject to focus on (Tracking AF)
After pressing the o button and displaying , point the camera so that is
on the subject you want to focus on. Press and hold the shutter button halfway to
display a blue frame where focus and exposure will be maintained (Servo AF).
Press the shutter button fully to shoot.
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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.
Enter Playback mode.
z Press the 1 button.
X The last image you took will appear.
Choose an image to erase.
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
display an image to erase.
Erase the image.
z Press the a button.
z When [Erase?] appears on the screen,
press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose [Erase], then press the m button.
X The displayed image will be erased.
z To exit instead of erasing, press the qr
buttons or turn the 7 dial to choose
[Cancel], then press the m button.
Switching to Shooting mode
Pressing the shutter button halfway while in Playback mode switches the camera
to Shooting mode.
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The camera will determine the subject and shooting conditions, and select the
best settings for the scene. The audio will record in stereo.
Set the camera to A mode and
compose the shot.
z Follow Steps 1 – 3 on p. 25 to compose the
shot.
z You can check the remaining shooting
time on the screen.
Shoot.
z Press the movie button.
z Black bars appear at the top and bottom of
the screen. These areas cannot be
recorded.
X The camera will beep once, recording will
start, and [ Rec] and the elapsed time will
appear on the screen.
z Once shooting begins, take your finger off
the movie button.
z If you change the composition of your shot
during shooting, the focus, brightness and
tone will automatically adjust.
z Do not touch the microphones while
shooting.
z Do not press any buttons other than the
movie button while shooting. The sound
the buttons make will be recorded in the
movie.
Stop shooting.
z Press the movie button again.
X The camera will beep twice and stop
shooting the movie.
X Shooting will automatically stop when the
memory card fills.
Shooting Movies
Remaining Time
Elapsed Time
Microphones
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Shooting Time
• Shooting times are based on default settings.
• Maximum clip length is approx. 29 min. 59 sec.
• Recording may stop even if the maximum clip length has not been reached on some
memory cards. SD Speed Class 6 or higher memory cards are recommended.
Zooming while shooting
Moving the zoom lever while shooting will zoom in on or out from the subject.
However, operation sounds will be recorded.
Also, you cannot use the y ring to zoom.
• When the mode dial is set to A, the icon for the determined scene will
appear (p. 206). “When Moving” icons will not appear, however. Under
certain conditions, the icon that appears may not match the actual scene.
• If you change the composition while shooting and the white balance is not
optimal, press the movie button to stop recording, then start recording
again (only when the image quality is set to (p. 133)).
• Movies can be shot by pressing the movie button even when the mode
dial is in positions other than A (p. 127).
• When the mode dial is set to E, you can adjust each setting for shooting
movies (p. 127).
Memory Card 4 GB 16 GB
Shooting Time Approx. 14 min. 34 sec. Approx. 59 min. 40 sec.
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You can view the movies you have shot on the screen.
Enter Playback mode.
z Press the 1 button.
X The last image you took will appear.
X appears on movies.
Choose a movie.
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose a movie, then press the m button.
X The movie control panel will appear.
Play the movie.
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose , then press the m button.
X The movie will play.
z Press the op buttons to adjust the
volume.
z If you press the m button, you can pause
or resume playback.
X After the movie finishes, appears.
Viewing Movies
How can I play back movies on a computer?
Install the included software (p. 34).
• When watching a movie on a computer, frames may drop, it may not play
smoothly, and the audio may stop suddenly depending on the computer’s
capabilities. Use the supplied software to copy the movie back onto the memory
card, then play back the movie with the camera. If you connect the camera to a
TV, you can view images on the larger screen.
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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.
Windows
* For Windows XP, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or later (max. 500 MB) must be installed.
Installation may take some time depending on your computer’s capabilities.
Macintosh
Transferring Images to a Computer for
Viewing
System Requirements
OS
Windows 7 (Including Service Pack 1)
Windows Vista SP2
Windows XP SP3
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in
USB ports.
CPU
Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher (still images), Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or
higher (movies)
RAM
Windows 7 (64 bit): 2 GB or more
Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit, 32 bit)
Windows XP: 1 GB or more (still images), 2 GB or more (movies)
Interface USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
670 MB or more*
Display 1,024 x 768 pixels or higher
OS Mac OS X (v10.5 – v10.6)
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in
USB ports.
CPU
Intel Processor (still images), Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher
(movies)
RAM 1 GB or more (still images), 2 GB or more (movies)
Interface USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
730 MB or more
Display 1,024 x 768 pixels or higher
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Windows Vista and Mac OS X (v10.5) are used for these explanations.
Place the CD-ROM in the
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
z Place the supplied CD-ROM (DIGITAL
CAMERA Solution Disk) (p. 2) into the
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
z When the CD-ROM is placed in a
Macintosh, a CD-ROM icon will appear on
the desktop. Double-click the icon to open
the CD-ROM, then double click when
it appears.
Install the software.
z For Windows, click [Easy Installation], and
for Macintosh click [Install], then follow the
on-screen instructions to proceed with the
installation.
z If the [User Account Control] window
appears in Windows, follow the on-screen
instructions to proceed.
Complete the installation.
z For Windows, click [Restart] or [Finish],
then remove the CD-ROM when your
desktop screen appears.
z For Macintosh, click [Finish] in the screen
that appears when the installation is
complete, then remove the CD-ROM when
your desktop screen appears.
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Connect the camera to the
computer.
z Turn off the camera.
z Open the cover and insert the included
interface cable’s smaller plug (p. 2) firmly
into the camera terminal in the direction
shown.
z Insert the interface cable’s larger plug into
the computer’s USB port. For details on
the computer’s USB port, refer to the user
guide provided with the computer.
Turn on the camera to open
CameraWindow.
z Press the 1 button to turn on the camera.
z For Windows, click [Downloads Images
From Canon Camera using Canon
CameraWindow] when it appears on the
screen. CameraWindow will appear when
a connection is established between the
camera and computer.
z For Macintosh, CameraWindow will
appear when a connection is established
between the camera and computer.
Transfer Images.
z Click [Import Images from Camera], and
then click [Import Untransferred Images].
X Images will transfer to the computer.
Images will be sorted by date and saved in
separate folders in the Pictures folder.
Transferring and Viewing Images
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z When image transfer is complete, close
CameraWindow and press the 1 button
to turn the camera off, then unplug the
cable.
z For details on how to view images using a
computer, refer to the Software Guide.
• If CameraWindow does not appear even after following Step 2 for
Windows, click the [Start] menu and choose [All Programs], followed by
[Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow].
• If CameraWindow does not appear even after following Step 2 for
Macintosh, click the CameraWindow icon on the Dock (the bar which
appears at the bottom of the desktop).
• For Windows 7, use the following steps to display CameraWindow.
Click on the task bar.
In the screen that appears, click the link to modify the program.
Choose [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon
CameraWindow] and click [OK].
Double click .
• You can transfer images even without using the image transfer function
in the included software by simply connecting your camera to a computer.
There are, however, the following limitations.
- It may take a few minutes from when you connect the camera to the computer
until you can transfer images.
- Images shot in the vertical orientation may be transferred in the horizontal
orientation.
- RAW images, or JPEG images recorded at the same time as RAW images,
may not transfer.
- Protection settings for images may be lost when transferred to a computer.
- There may be problems transferring images or image information correctly
depending on the version of the operating system in use, the file size, or the
software in use.
- GPS log files (p. 113) may not transfer correctly.
- Some functions in the included software may not be available, such as editing
movies, and transferring images to the camera.
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Learning More
This chapter explains the parts of the camera and what appears on the
screen, as well as the basic operating instructions.
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Mode Dial
Use the mode dial to change the Shooting mode.
Components Guide
Zoom Lever
Shooting: i (Telephoto) / j (Wide
Angle) (pp. 25, 50)
Playback: k (Magnify) / g (Index)
(pp. 138, 143)
Microphones (p. 30)
Lens
Mode Dial
Shutter Button (p. 24)
Lamp (pp. 53, 72, 73, 74, 183, 184)
Power Button (p. 19)
GPS Signal Receiver (p. 109)
Flash (pp. 50, 81)
Control Ring (p. 121)
Tripod Socket
Memory Card / Battery Cover (p. 17)
DC Coupler Terminal Cover (p. 196)
Movie Mode
For shooting movies (pp. 30,
128).
Even if the mode dial is set to a
position other than Movie mode,
movies can be shot by pressing
the movie button (p. 129).
Special Scene Mode
You can shoot with the optimum
settings for the scene (p. 60).
P, Tv, Av, M, C Mode
Choose settings yourself to take
various types of pictures (p. 80).
Auto Mode
You can leave it to the
camera to select settings
for fully automatic shooting
(pp. 25, 30).
Creative Filters Mode
You can add various effects to
images when shooting (p. 63).
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• Turning the control dial allows you to perform operations such as
choosing items or switching images. Except for a few operations, the same
operations are possible with the opqr buttons.
• The indicator will light or blink depending on the camera’s status.
Strap Mount (p. 13)
Screen (LCD Monitor) (pp. 40, 204,
208)
Indicator (see below)
(Ring Function Selector) (p. 121) /
Call Up Registered Functions (p. 187) /
a (Single Image Erase) Button (p. 29)
Movie Button (pp. 30, 127)
Speaker
A/V OUT (Audio/Video Output) /
DIGITAL Terminal (pp. 35, 164, 192)
HDMITM Terminal (p. 193)
n Button (p. 43)
1 (Playback) Button (pp. 28, 137)
b (Exposure Compensation) (p. 81) / d
(Jump) (p. 140) / o Button
e (Macro) (p. 92) / f (Manual Focus)
(p. 102) / q Button
Control Dial (see below)
m FUNC./SET Button (p. 42)
h (Flash) (pp. 50, 81, 106) / r Button
l (Display) (p. 40) / p Button
Color Status Operation Status
Green
Lights When connected to a computer (p. 35), display off
Blinks
During camera start-up, recording/reading/transmitting
image data, or while the logger function is operating (p. 113)
When the indicator blinks green, do not turn the camera off, open the
memory card slot/battery cover, shake or jolt the camera. These actions
may corrupt the image data or cause the camera or memory card to
malfunction.
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You can change the screen display using the p button. Refer to p. 204 for
details on information that appears on the screen.
Shooting
Playback
Screen Display in Low Light Conditions
The display automatically brightens when shooting in low light conditions,
allowing you to check the composition (Night Display function). However, the
brightness of the image on the screen, and the brightness of the actual image
recorded may be different. Screen noise may appear and the movement of
the subject may appear somewhat rough on the screen. This has no effect on
the recorded image.
Overexposure Warning during Playback
In Detailed Information Display (see above), overexposed areas of the image
flash on the screen.
Screen Display
Switching the Display
[ ] [ ]
• When you shoot, you can change what appears on the screen in [Custom
Display] (p. 185).
• You can also switch the display by pressing the p button while the image
displays right after shooting. However, Simple Information Display is not
available. You can change the display that appears first by pressing the
n button, then choosing [Review Info] in the 4 tab (p. 185).
Focus Check
Display (p. 146)
Detailed Information
Display
No Information
Display
Simple Information
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Histogram during Playback
z The graph that appears in Detailed
Information Display (p. 208) is called the
histogram. The histogram shows the
distribution of brightness in an image
horizontally, and the amount of brightness
vertically, and in this way you can judge
the exposure.
z The histogram can also be displayed while
shooting (pp. 185, 204).
RGB Histogram/GPS Information Display
z If you press the o button in Detailed
Information Display, you can switch
between displaying the RGB histogram
and GPS information.
z The RGB histogram shows the distribution
of shades of red, blue and green in an
image. The shades are shown
horizontally, and the amount of each
shade vertically. In this way you can judge
the color of an image.
z If you switch to GPS information display,
you can check the location information
(latitude, longitude, elevation) and
shooting date recorded to still images and
movies (p. 112) when [GPS] is set to [On].
The displayed contents, from top to
bottom, are latitude, longitude, elevation
and UTC (shooting date/time).
Bright
Dark
High
Low
• When a signal is not correctly received from a GPS satellite, [---] will
appear in place of numerical values for items where positioning data is
incomplete.
• UTC stands for “Coordinated Universal Time”, and is approximately
equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time.
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You can set commonly used shooting functions using the FUNC. menu.
The menu items and options differ depending on the Shooting mode (pp. 212
– 215).
Display the FUNC. menu.
z Press the m button.
Choose a menu item.
z Press the op buttons to choose a menu
item.
X The available options for the menu item
appear in the lower part of the screen.
Choose an option.
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose an option.
z You can also choose settings by pressing
the n button on options that display
.
Complete the setting.
z Press the m button.
X The shooting screen will reappear and the
setting you chose will display on the
screen.
FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations
Menu Items
Available Options
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Various functions can be set from the menus. The menu items are organized
under tabs, such as for shooting (4) and playback (1). The options differ
depending on the Shooting mode and the Playback mode (pp. 216 – 221).
Display 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 an item.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose an item.
z Some items require you to press the m or
r button to display a submenu in which
you change the setting.
Choose an option.
z Press the qr buttons to choose an option.
Complete the setting.
z Press the n button to restore the
normal screen.
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You can silence or adjust the volume of camera sounds.
Display the menu.
z Press the n button.
Choose [Mute].
z Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose [Mute], then press the qr
buttons to choose [On].
z Press the n button to restore the
normal screen.
Changing the Sound Settings
Muting Sounds
• You can also mute camera sounds by holding down the p button and
turning the camera on.
• If you mute camera sounds, the sound will also be muted when playing
back movies (p. 32). If you press the o button while playing back a
movie, the sound will play back, and you can adjust the volume with the
op buttons.
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Display the menu.
z Press the n button.
Choose [Volume].
z Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose [Volume], then press the m
button.
Adjust the volume.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose an item, then press the qr
buttons to adjust the volume.
z Press the n button twice to restore
the normal screen.
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The screen brightness can be adjusted in 2 ways.
Display the menu.
z Press the n button.
Choose [LCD Brightness].
z Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose [LCD Brightness].
Adjust the brightness.
z Press the qr buttons to adjust the
brightness.
z Press the n button twice to restore
the normal screen.
z Press and hold the p button for more than
1 second.
X The screen increases to maximum
brightness (The settings made in [LCD
Brightness] in the 3 tab will be disabled).
z Press and hold the p button again for
more than 1 second to return the screen to
the original brightness.
Adjusting the Screen Brightness
Using the Menu
Using the p Button
• The next time you turn on the camera, the screen will be at the brightness
setting chosen in the 3 tab.
• When you have [LCD Brightness] set to its highest setting in the 3 tab,
you cannot adjust the brightness with the p button.
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When you have mistakenly changed a setting, you can reset the camera to
the default settings.
Display the menu.
z Press the n button.
Choose [Reset All].
z Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
z Press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial
to choose [Reset All], then press the m
button.
Reset the settings.
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose [OK], then press the m button.
X The camera will reset to the default
settings.
Returning the Camera to Default Settings
Are there functions that cannot be reset?
• The [Date/Time] (p. 20), [Language ] (p. 22), [Video System] (p. 192), [Time
Zone] (p. 181) and the image registered in [Start-up Image] (p. 178) in the 3
tab.
• The recorded custom white balance data (p. 82).
• Colors that were chosen in Color Accent (p. 68) or Color Swap (p. 69).
• The Shooting mode chosen in K (p. 60) or (p. 63).
• The Movie mode (p. 128).
• Settings in mode (p. 38).
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To save battery power, the screen turns off, and the camera turns off
automatically when it is not operated for a certain time.
Power Saving during Shooting
The screen will turn off approximately 1 minute after you stop operating the
camera. After about 2 more minutes, the lens will retract and the camera will
turn off. When the screen has turned off but the lens has not yet retracted,
pressing the shutter button halfway (p. 24) turns on the screen and shooting
can continue.
Power Saving during Playback
The camera will turn off approximately 5 minutes after you stop operating the
camera.
You can check the current time.
z Press and hold the m button.
X The current time appears.
z If you hold the camera vertically while
using the clock function, it will switch to
vertical display. Press the qr buttons or
turn the 7 dial to change the display color.
z Press the m button again to cancel the
clock display.
Power Saving Function (Auto Power
Down)
• You can turn off the power saving function (p. 180).
• You can adjust the time before the screen turns off (p. 181).
Clock Function
When the camera is off, press and hold the m button, then press the
power button to display the clock.
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Shooting with Commonly
Used Functions
This chapter explains how to use common functions, such as the self-
timer, and how to turn off the flash.
• This chapter assumes that the camera is set to A mode. When shooting
in another mode, check which functions are available in that mode (pp. 210
– 219).
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You can shoot with the flash turned off.
Press the r button.
Choose !.
z Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to
choose !, then press the m button.
X If the flash is raised, it will automatically
lower.
X Once set, ! will appear on the screen.
z To turn the flash back on, follow the steps
above to choose .
You can use the digital zoom to zoom up to approximately 20x maximum, and
capture subjects that are too far away for the optical zoom to enlarge.
Move the zoom lever toward i.
z Hold the lever until zooming stops.
X Zooming stops at the largest possible
zoom factor without image deterioration.
Turning the Flash Off
What if a flashing appears?
When you press the shutter button halfway in low light conditions where camera
shake is likely, a flashing will appear on the screen. Attach the camera to a
tripod to prevent it from moving.
Zooming In More Closely on Subjects
(Digital Zoom)
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