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  • Brand: Canon
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Powershot SX270 HS
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Contents: Basic
Operations
Advanced Guide
Camera Basics
Using GPS
Function
Auto Mode/
Hybrid Auto Mode
Other Shooting
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Tv, Av, and M
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Playback Mode
Wi-Fi Functions
Setting Menu
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©CANON INC. 2013	 CDD-E515-010
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Package Contents
Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package.
If anything is missing, contact your camera retailer.
Camera Battery Pack
NB-6L
Battery Charger
CB-2LY/CB-2LYE
Wrist Strap
WS-DC11
Getting Started Warranty Card
DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk*
(CD-ROM)
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU
SX280 HS
*	Contains software and PDF manuals (= 21).
•	A memory card is not included (= 2).
Compatible Memory Cards
The following memory cards (sold separately) can be used, regardless of
capacity.
•	 SD memory cards*
•	 SDHC memory cards*
•	 SDXC memory cards*
SX270 HS
•	 Eye-Fi cards
*	Cards conforming to SD standards. However, not all memory cards have been verified
to work with the camera.
About Eye-Fi Cards
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.
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Preliminary Notes and Legal
Information
•	 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 result 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.
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Part Names and Conventions in This
Guide
	Microphone
	Lamp
	Lens
	 Zoom lever
	 Shooting:	<i (telephoto)> /
<j (wide angle)>
	 Playback:	<k (magnify)> /
<g (index)>
	 Power button
	 Shutter button
	 SX280 HS
	 Wi-Fi antenna area
	 SX280 HS
	 GPS antenna
	Flash
	Speaker
	 Tripod socket
	 DC coupler terminal cover
	 Memory card/battery cover
	 Strap mount
•	 Shooting modes and on-screen icons and text are indicated in brackets.
•	 : Important information you should know
•	 : Notes and tips for expert camera use
•	 =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.
Still Images :	
Indicates that the function is used when shooting or
viewing still images.
Movies :	
Indicates that the function is used when shooting or
viewing movies.
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z
z Turning the control dial is one way to
choose setting items, switch images, and
perform other operations. Most of these
operations are also possible with the
<o><p><q><r> buttons.
•	 In this guide, icons are used to represent the corresponding camera
buttons and dials on which they appear or which they resemble.
•	 The following camera buttons and controls are represented by icons.
	<o>	Up button on back	 <p>	Down button on back
	<q>	 Left button on back	 <r>	 Right button on back
	<5>	Control dial on back
•	 The following icons are used to indicate functions that differ depending
on the camera model:
SX280 HS : Functions and precautions for the PowerShot SX280 HS only
SX270 HS : Functions and precautions for the PowerShot SX270 HS only
•	 This guide uses PowerShot SX280 HS illustrations and screenshots for
all explanations.
	 Screen (LCD monitor)
	 AV OUT (Audio/video output) /
DIGITAL terminal
	HDMITM
terminal
	 Mode dial
	<1 (Playback)> button
	 Control dial
	<e (Macro)> / <f (Manual
focus)> / Left button
	Indicator
	<l (Display)> button
	 Movie button
	 SX280 HS
	<b (Exposure compensation)> /
< (Wi-Fi)> / Up button
	 SX270 HS
	<b (Exposure compensation)> /
Up button
	<h (Flash)> / Right button
	 FUNC./SET button
	<Q (Self-timer)> / <a (Single-
image erase)> / Down button
	<n> button
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5	 P Mode...................................82
Shooting in Program AE
([P] Mode).....................................83
Image Brightness
(Exposure Compensation)............83
Color and Continuous Shooting....86
Shooting Range and Focusing.....89
Flash.............................................93
Other Settings...............................95
6	 Tv, Av, and M Mode...............96
Specific Shutter Speeds
([Tv] Mode)...................................97
Specific Aperture Values
([Av] Mode)...................................97
Specific Shutter Speeds and
Aperture Values ([M] Mode)..........98
7	 Playback Mode...................100
Viewing.......................................101
Browsing and Filtering
Images........................................105
Editing Face ID Information........107
Image Viewing Options...............108
Protecting Images....................... 111
Erasing Images...........................113
Rotating Images..........................115
Tagging Images as Favorites......116
Editing Still Images.....................117
Editing Movies............................121
8	 Wi-Fi Functions..................122
What You Can Do With Wi-Fi......123
Using Wi-Fi to Send Images From
the Camera.................................124
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN)
Precautions.................................124
Security Precautions...................125
Glossary......................................126
Registering a Camera Nickname
(First time only)...........................126
Connecting to Web Services.......127
Connecting to a Smartphone......130
Connecting to Another
Camera.......................................133
Connecting to a Computer..........134
Connecting to a Printer...............139
Sending Images..........................141
Sending Images to a Computer via
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY........143
Geotagging Images on the
Camera.......................................144
Editing or Erasing Wi-Fi
Settings.......................................145
9	 Setting Menu.......................148
Adjusting Basic Camera
Functions....................................149
10	Accessories........................156
Optional Accessories..................157
Using Optional Accessories........158
Table of Contents
Package Contents..........................2
Compatible Memory Cards.............2
Preliminary Notes and Legal
Information......................................3
Part Names and Conventions
in This Guide...................................4
Table of Contents............................6
Contents: Basic Operations............8
Safety Precautions..........................9
Basic Guide..................... 12
Initial Preparations........................13
Trying the Camera Out.................18
Software, PDF Manuals
(on the included CD-ROM)...........21
Downloadable Software................26
System Map..................................30
Advanced Guide.............. 31
1	 Camera Basics......................31
On/Off...........................................32
Shutter Button...............................33
Shooting Modes............................33
Shooting Display Options.............34
FUNC. Menu.................................34
MENU Menu.................................35
Indicator Display...........................36
Clock.............................................37
2	 Using GPS Function.............38
Using GPS Function.....................39
3	 Auto Mode/
Hybrid Auto Mode.................46
Shooting With Camera-Determined
Settings.........................................47
Common, Convenient Features....53
Using Face ID...............................57
Image Customization Features.....63
Helpful Shooting Features............65
Customizing Camera
Operation......................................66
4	 Other Shooting Modes.........68
Brightness/Color Customization
(Live View Control)........................69
Discreet Mode...............................69
Moving Subjects (Sports)..............70
Specific Scenes............................71
Image Effects (Creative Filters)....73
Special Modes for Other
Purposes.......................................77
Shooting Various Movies..............80
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Printing Images...........................162
Using an Eye-Fi Card.................170
11	Appendix.............................172
Troubleshooting..........................173
On-Screen Messages.................176
On-Screen Information...............179
Functions and Menu Tables........181
Handling Precautions..................189
Specifications..............................190
Index...........................................194
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Contents: Basic Operations
	4	 Shoot
z
z Use camera-determined settings (Auto Mode, Hybrid Auto Mode)....... 47
Shooting people well
I
Portraits
(= 71)
P
Against Snow
(= 71)
Matching specific scenes
Sports
(= 70)
Night Scenes
(= 71)
S
Under Water
(= 71)
t
Fireworks
(= 72)
Applying special effects
Vivid Colors
(= 73)
Poster Effect
(= 74)
Fish-Eye Effect
(= 74)
Miniature Effect
(= 74)
Toy Camera Effect
(= 75)
Soft Focus
(= 76)
Monochrome
(= 76)
z
z Where sound and flash are not allowed (Discreet Mode)..................... 69
z
z While adjusting image settings (Live View Control).............................. 69
z
z Focus on faces.......................................................................... 47, 71, 91
z
z Without using the flash (Flash Off)........................................................ 56
z
z Include yourself in the shot (Self-Timer)......................................... 54, 78
z
z Add a date stamp.................................................................................. 56
z
z Use Face ID.................................................................................. 57, 104
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	1	View
z
z View images (Playback Mode)............................................................ 101
z
z Automatic playback (Slideshow)......................................................... 109
z
z On a TV............................................................................................... 158
z
z On a computer...................................................................................... 22
z
z Browse through images quickly.......................................................... 105
z
z Erase images.......................................................................................113
	E	 Shoot/View Movies
z
z Shoot movies.................................................................................. 47, 80
z
z View movies (Playback Mode)............................................................ 101
z
z Fast-moving subjects, slow-motion playback........................................ 81
	c	Print
z
z Print pictures....................................................................................... 162
	 	Save
z
z Save images to a computer.................................................................. 24
SX280 HS
	 	 Use Wi-Fi Functions
z
z Send images to a smartphone............................................................ 130
z
z Share images online........................................................................... 127
z
z Send images to a computer................................................................ 134
Safety Precautions
•	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.
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.
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•	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 retailer 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.
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.
SX280 HS
•	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 direct 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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•	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.
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.
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Basic Guide
Gives basic instructions, from initial preparations to
shooting, playback, and saving on a computer
4 Initial Preparations....................13
Trying the Camera Out..............18
Software, PDF Manuals
(on the included CD-ROM)......21
Downloadable Software............26
System Map...............................30
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Initial Preparations
Prepare for shooting as follows.
Attaching the Strap
Attach the strap.
z
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 ( ).
Holding the Camera
z
z Place the strap around your wrist.
z
z When shooting, keep your arms close to
your body and hold the camera securely
to prevent it from moving. If the flash is
up, do not rest your fingers on it.
Charging the Battery
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.
1	 Insert the battery.
z
z After aligning the  marks on the battery
and charger, insert the battery by pushing
it in ( ) and down ( ).
2	 Charge the battery.
z
z CB‑2LY: Flip out the plug ( ) and plug
the charger into a power outlet ( ).
z
z CB-2LYE: Plug the power cord into the
charger, then plug the other end into a
power outlet.
X
X The charging lamp turns orange and
charging begins.
X
X When charging is finished, the lamp turns
green.
3	 Remove the battery.
z
z After unplugging the battery charger,
remove the battery by pushing it in ( )
and up ( ).
CB-2LY
CB-2LYE
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•	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 “Number of Shots/Recording Time,
Playback Time” (= 190).
•	 Charged batteries gradually lose their charge, even when they are not used.
Charge the battery on (or immediately before) the day of use.
•	 The charger can be used in areas with 100 – 240 V AC power (50/60 Hz). For
power outlets in a different format, use a commercially available adapter for
the plug. Never use an electrical transformer designed for traveling, which may
damage the battery.
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Insert the included battery and 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
(= 152).
1	 Check the card’s write-protect
tab.
z
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.
2	 Open the cover.
z
z Slide the cover ( ) and open it ( ).
3	 Insert the battery.
z
z While pressing the battery lock in the
direction of the arrow, insert the battery
as shown and push it in until it clicks into
the locked position.
z
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.
Terminals Battery
Lock
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Removing the Battery and Memory Card
Remove the battery.
z
z Open the cover and press the battery
lock in the direction of the arrow.
X
X The battery will pop up.
Remove the memory card.
z
z Push the memory card in until it clicks,
and then slowly release it.
X
X The memory card will pop up.
4	 Insert the memory card.
z
z Insert the memory card facing as shown
until it clicks into the locked position.
z
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.
5	 Close the cover.
z
z Lower the cover ( ) and hold it down as
you slide it, until it clicks into the closed
position ( ).
•	 For guidelines on how many shots or hours of recording can be saved on one
memory card, see “Number of 4:3 Shots per Memory Card” (= 191).
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Setting the Date and Time
Set the current date and time correctly as follows if the [Date/Time] screen
is displayed when you turn the camera on. Information you specify this way
is recorded in image properties when you shoot, and it is used when you
manage images by shooting date or print images showing the date.
You can also add a date stamp to shots, if you wish (= 56).
1	 Turn the camera on.
z
z Press the power button.
X
X The [Date/Time] screen is displayed.
2	 Set the date and time.
z
z Press the <q><r> buttons to choose an
option.
z
z Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to specify the date and time.
z
z When finished, press the <m> button.
3	 Set the home time zone.
z
z Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose your home time
zone.
4	 Finish the setup process.
z
z Press the <m> button when finished.
After a confirmation message, the setting
screen is no longer displayed.
z
z To turn off the camera, press the power
button.
•	Unless you set the date, time, and home time zone, 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 <o><p> buttons or turning the <5> dial.
Changing the Date and Time
Adjust the date and time as follows.
1	 Access the camera menu.
z
z Press the <n> button.
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Display Language
Change the display language as needed.
1	 Enter Playback mode.
z
z Press the <1> button.
2	 Access the setting screen.
z
z Press and hold the <m> button, and
then immediately press the <n>
button.
3	 Set the display language.
z
z Press the <o><p><q><r> buttons or
turn the <5> dial to choose a language,
and then press the <m> button.
X
X Once the display language has been set,
the setting screen is no longer displayed.
•	 The current time is displayed if you wait too long in step 2 after pressing the
<m> button before you press the <n> button. In this case, press the
<m> button to dismiss the time display and repeat step 2.
•	 You can also change the display language by pressing the <n> button
and choosing [Language ] on the [3] tab.
2	 Choose [Date/Time].
z
z Move the zoom lever to choose the [3]
tab.
z
z Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose [Date/Time], and
then press the <m> button.
3	 Change the date and time.
z
z Follow step 2 on = 16 to adjust the
settings.
z
z Press the <n> button to close the
menu.
•	 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.
•	 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,
= 157), even if the camera is left off.
•	 Once the date/time battery is depleted, the [Date/Time] screen will be
displayed when you turn the camera on. Follow the steps on = 16 to set the
date and time.
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Still Images Movies
Trying the Camera Out
Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or
movies, and then view them.
Shooting (Smart Auto)
For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes,
simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
1	 Turn the camera on.
z
z Press the power button.
X
X The startup screen is displayed.
2	 Enter [ ] mode.
z
z Set the mode dial to [ ].
z
z Aim the camera at the subject. The
camera will make a slight clicking noise
as it determines the scene.
X
X Icons representing the scene and image
stabilization mode are displayed in the
upper left of the screen.
X
X Frames displayed around any detected
subjects indicate that they are in focus.
3	 Compose the shot.
z
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).
4	Shoot.
Shooting Still Images
Focus.
z
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.
X
X The flash automatically rises in low-light
conditions.
Shoot.
z
z Press the shutter button all the way
down.
X
X As the camera shoots, a shutter sound is
played, and in low-light conditions when
the flash is up, it fires automatically.
z
z Keep the camera still until the shutter
sound ends.
X
X Your shot is only displayed until the
camera is ready to shoot again.
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Viewing
After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as
follows.
1	 Enter Playback mode.
z
z Press the <1> button.
X
X Your last shot is displayed.
2	 Browse through your images.
z
z To view the previous image, press
the <q> button or turn the <5> dial
counterclockwise. To view the next
image, press the <r> button or turn the
<5> dial clockwise.
z
z Press and hold the <q><r> buttons to
browse through images quickly.
z
z To access Scroll Display mode, turn the
<5> dial rapidly. In this mode, turn the
<5> dial to browse through images.
z
z To return to single-image display, press
the <m> button.
Shooting Movies
Start shooting.
z
z Press the movie button. The camera
beeps once as recording begins, and
[ Rec] is displayed with the elapsed time.
X
X Black bars are displayed on the top and
bottom edges of the screen, and the
subject is slightly enlarged. The black
bars indicate image areas not recorded.
X
X Frames displayed around any detected
faces indicate that they are in focus.
z
z Once recording begins, take your finger
off the movie button.
Finish shooting.
z
z Press the movie button again to stop
shooting. The camera beeps twice as
recording stops.
•	 You can make a short movie of the day (digest movie) just by shooting still
images. When the mode dial is set to [ ], the camera automatically records
a movie clip of the scene immediately before each shot (Hybrid Auto Mode
(= 49)).
Elapsed Time
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z Movies are identified by a [ ] icon.
To play movies, go to step 3.
3	 Play movies.
z
z Press the <m> button, choose [ ]
(either press the <o><p> buttons or
turn the <5> dial), and then press the
<m> button again.
X
X Playback now begins, and after the movie
is finished, [ ] is displayed.
z
z To adjust the volume, press the <o><p>
buttons.
•	 To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button
halfway.
Erasing the Images
You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when
erasing images, because they cannot be recovered.
1	 Choose an image to erase.
z
z Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose an image.
2	 Erase the image.
z
z Press the <p> button.
z
z After [Erase?] is displayed, press the
<q><r> buttons or turn the <5> dial to
choose [Erase], and then press the <m>
button.
X
X The current image is now erased.
z
z To cancel erasure, press the <q><r>
buttons or turn the <5> dial to choose
[Cancel], and then press the <m>
button.
•	 You can also erase all images at once (= 114).
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Software, PDF Manuals
(on the included CD-ROM)
The software and PDF manuals on the included DIGITAL CAMERA Solution
Disk (CD-ROM) (= 2) are introduced below, with instructions for
installation, and saving images to a computer.
Software
After installing the software on the CD-ROM, you can do the following
things on your computer.
CameraWindow
z
z Import images and change camera settings
ImageBrowser EX
z
z Manage images: view, search, and organize
z
z Print and edit images
Auto Update Function
Using the 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.
•	Internet access is required to use this function, and any ISP account
charges and access fees must be paid separately.
PDF Manuals
Camera User Guide
z
z Refer to this guide for a more in-depth understanding of camera
operation.
Software Guide
z
z Refer to this guide when using the software. The guide can be accessed
from the help system of software (some software excluded).
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System Requirements
The software can be used on the following computers. Adobe Reader is
required to view the PDF manuals.
Operating
System*1
Windows Macintosh
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows XP SP3
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8*2
Computer
Computers running one of the above operating systems
(preinstalled), with an included USB port and Internet connection
Processor
Still images
1.6 GHz or higher
Movies
Core i7 2.8 GHz or higher*3
Still images
Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.8:
Core 2 Duo or higher
Mac OS X 10.6:
Core Duo 1.83 GHz or higher
Movies
Core i7 2.8 GHz or higher*3
RAM
Still images
Windows 8 (64 bit),
Windows 7 (64 bit): 2 GB or more
Windows 8 (32 bit),
Windows 7 (32 bit),
Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
Windows XP: 512 MB or more
Still images
Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.8:
2 GB or more
Mac OS X 10.6: 1 GB or more
Movies
2 GB or more
Interfaces USB and Wi-Fi
Free Hard Disk
Space
440 MB or more*4
550 MB or more*4
Display 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
*1	Wi-Fi image transfer to a computer requires Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X
10.6.8, Mac OS X 10.7, or Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later.
*2	Information on computer models compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 is available on the
Apple website.
*3	Recommended specifications for [ ] movie playback in ImageBrowser EX.
*4	Includes Silverlight 5.1 (max. 100 MB). Additionally, 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.
•	 Check the Canon website for the latest system requirements, including
supported OS versions.
Installing the Software
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.
What you will need:
z
z Computer
z
z Interface cable (= 2)
z
z Included CD-ROM (DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk) (= 2)
1	 Insert the CD-ROM in the
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
z
z Insert the included CD-ROM (DIGITAL
CAMERA Solution Disk) (= 2) in the
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
z
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.
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4	 Install the files.
z
z Turn the camera on, and follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the
installation process.
X
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
z Click [Finish] or [Restart] on the screen
after installation and remove the CD-
ROM when the desktop is displayed.
z
z Turn the camera off and disconnect the
cable.
•	 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.
2	 Begin the installation.
z
z Click [Easy Installation] and follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the
installation process.
3	 When a message is displayed
prompting you to connect
the camera, connect it to a
computer.
z
z With the camera turned off, open the
cover ( ). With the smaller plug of the
included interface cable (= 2) in the
orientation shown, insert the plug fully
into the camera terminal ( ).
z
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.
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Saving Images to a Computer
Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration.
1	 Connect the camera to the
computer.
z
z Follow step 3 in “Installing the Software”
(= 23) to connect the camera to a
computer.
2	 Turn the camera on to access
CameraWindow.
z
z Press the <1> button to turn the camera
on.
z
z On a Macintosh computer,
CameraWindow is displayed when a
connection is established between the
camera and computer.
z
z For Windows, follow the steps introduced
below.
z
z In the screen that displays, click the [ ]
link to modify the program.
z
z Choose [Downloads Images From Canon
Camera using Canon CameraWindow]
and then click [OK].
z
z Double click [ ].
3	 Save the images to the
computer.
z
z Click [Import Images from Camera], and
then click [Import Untransferred Images].
X
X Images are now saved to the Pictures
folder on the computer, in separate
folders named by date.
z
z After images are saved, close
CameraWindow, press the <1> button
to turn the camera off, and unplug the
cable.
z
z For instructions on viewing images on
a computer, refer to the Software Guide
(= 21).
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Using the PDF Manuals
Camera User Guide
z
z Access this guide by double-clicking the desktop shortcut icon.
Software Guide
z
z The guide can be accessed from the help system of software (some
software excluded).
•	 It may not be possible to install the PDF manuals on computers that do not
meet the system requirements (= 22). However, you can view the manuals
on a computer that supports Adobe Reader by copying the PDF files in the
Readme folder on the CD-ROM directly to a convenient location on the
computer.
•	 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] ► [Canon Utilities] ►
[CameraWindow] ► [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 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 software may not be available, such as
movie editing.
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Downloadable Software
The software available for download from the Canon website is introduced
below, with instructions for installation and saving images to a computer.
Software
After downloading the software from the Canon website and installing it, you
can do the following things on your computer.
CameraWindow
z
z Import images and change camera settings
ImageBrowser EX
z
z Manage images: view, search, and organize
z
z Print and edit images
•	Internet access is required, and any ISP account charges and
access fees must be paid separately.
Software Guide
Refer to this guide when using the software. The guide can be accessed
from the help system of software (some software excluded).
System Requirements
The software can be used on the following computers.
Operating
System
Windows Macintosh
Windows 8
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows XP SP3
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8*1
Computer
Computers running one of the above operating systems
(preinstalled), with an included USB port and Internet connection
Processor
Still images
1.6 GHz or higher
Movies
Core i7 2.8 GHz or higher*2
Still images
Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.8:
Core 2 Duo or higher
Mac OS X 10.6:
Core Duo 1.83 GHz or higher
Movies
Core i7 2.8 GHz or higher*2
RAM
Still images
Windows 8 (64 bit),
Windows 7 (64 bit): 2 GB or more
Windows 8 (32 bit),
Windows 7 (32 bit),
Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
Windows XP: 512 MB or more
Still images
Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.8:
2 GB or more
Mac OS X 10.6: 1 GB or more
Movies
2 GB or more
Interfaces USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
440 MB or more*3
550 MB or more*3
Display 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
*1	Information on computer models compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 is available on the
Apple website.
*2	Recommended specifications for [ ] movie playback in ImageBrowser EX.
*3	Includes Silverlight 5.1 (max. 100 MB). Additionally, 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.
•	 Check the Canon website for the latest system requirements, including
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3	 When a message is displayed
prompting you to connect
the camera, connect it to a
computer.
z
z With the camera turned off, open the
cover ( ). With the smaller plug of the
USB cable in the orientation shown,
insert the plug fully into the camera
terminal ( ).
z
z Insert the larger plug of the USB cable
in the computer’s USB port. For details
about USB connections on the computer,
refer to the computer user manual.
Installing the Software
Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration.
What you will need:
z
z Computer
z
z USB cable (camera end: Mini-B)
1	 Download the software.
z
z With a computer connected to the
Internet, access http://www.canon.com/
icpd/.
z
z Access the site for your country or region.
z
z Download the software.
2	 Begin the installation.
z
z Open the downloaded file.
z
z Click [Easy Installation] and follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the
installation process.
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4	 Install the files.
z
z Turn the camera on, and follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the
installation process.
X
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
z Click [Finish] or [Restart] on the screen
after installation.
z
z Turn the camera off and disconnect the
cable.
•	 Using the software, you can update to the latest version, and download new
functions via the Internet (some software excluded).
•	 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.
•	 Because the content and functions of software vary according to the camera
model, if you have several cameras, you must use each camera to update to
its latest version of the software.
Saving Images to a Computer
Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration.
For other functions, refer to the help system of the relevant software (some
software excluded).
1	 Connect the camera to the
computer.
z
z Follow step 3 in “Installing the Software”
(= 27) to connect the camera to a
computer.
2	 Turn the camera on to access
CameraWindow.
z
z Press the <1> button to turn the camera
on.
z
z On a Macintosh computer,
CameraWindow is displayed when a
connection is established between the
camera and computer.
z
z For Windows, follow the steps introduced
below.
z
z In the screen that displays, click the [ ]
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•	 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] ► [Canon Utilities] ►
[CameraWindow] ► [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 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 software may not be available, such as
movie editing.
z
z Choose [Downloads Images From Canon
Camera using Canon CameraWindow]
and then click [OK].
z
z Double click [ ].
3	 Save the images to the
computer.
z
z Click [Import Images from Camera], and
then click [Import Untransferred Images].
X
X Images are now saved to the Pictures
folder on the computer, in separate
folders named by date.
z
z After images are saved, close
CameraWindow, press the <1> button
to turn the camera off, and unplug the
cable.
z
z For instructions on viewing images on
a computer, refer to the Software Guide
(= 26).
CameraWindow
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System Map
SX280 HS
Wrist Strap
WS‑DC11
Battery Pack
NB-6L*1
Battery Charger
CB-2LY/CB-2LYE*1
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU*1
Memory Card Card Reader
Windows/
Macintosh
Computer
TV/Video
System
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-DC40
Included Accessories
Power
Cables
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
Flash Unit Case
High-Power Flash
HF‑DC2*2
Waterproof Case
WP-DC49
Canon-brand PictBridge-
Compatible Printers
DIGITAL
CAMERA
Solution Disk
*1	Also available for purchase separately.
*2	High-Power Flash HF-DC1 also supported.
*3	A genuine Canon accessory is also available (Interface Cable IFC-400PCU).
SX270 HS
Wrist Strap
WS‑DC11
Battery Pack
NB-6L*1
Battery Charger
CB-2LY/CB-2LYE*1
USB Cable (camera end: Mini-B)*3
Memory Card Card Reader
Windows/
Macintosh
Computer
TV/Video
System
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-DC40
Included Accessories
Power Cables
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
Flash Unit Case
High-Power Flash
HF‑DC2*2
Waterproof Case
WP-DC49
Canon-brand PictBridge-
Compatible Printers
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.
Note that availability varies by area, and some accessories may no longer be available.
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Advanced Guide
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1
Camera Basics
Practical guide that introduces other camera basics and
describes shooting and playback options
On/Off.........................................32
Shutter Button...........................33
Shooting Modes........................33
Shooting Display Options........34
FUNC. Menu...............................34
MENU Menu...............................35
Indicator Display.......................36
Clock..........................................37
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Power Saving in Playback Mode
The camera turns itself off automatically after about five minutes of
inactivity.
•	 You can deactivate Auto Power Down and adjust the timing of Display Off, if
you prefer (= 151).
SX280 HS
•	 Power saving is not active while the camera is connected to a computer
(= 24), or when connected to other devices via Wi-Fi (= 122).
SX270 HS
•	 Power saving is not active while the camera is connected to a computer
(= 28).
On/Off
Shooting Mode
z
z Press the power button to turn the
camera on and prepare for shooting.
z
z To turn the camera off, press the power
button again.
Playback Mode
z
z Press the <1> button to turn the camera
on and view your shots.
z
z To turn the camera off, press the <1>
button again.
•	 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 (= 33).
•	 The lens will be retracted after about one minute, once the camera is in
Playback mode, and the flash will be lowered if it was up. You can turn the
camera off when the lens is retracted by pressing the <1> button.
Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down)
As a way to conserve battery power, the camera automatically deactivates
the screen (Display Off) and then turns itself off after a specific period of
inactivity.
Power Saving in Shooting Mode
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 (= 33).
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Shutter Button
To ensure your shots are in focus, always begin by holding the shutter
button halfway down, and 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.
1	 Press halfway. (Press lightly to
focus.)
z
z Press the shutter button halfway. The
camera beeps twice, and AF frames are
displayed around image areas in focus.
2	 Press all the way down. (From
the halfway position, press fully
to shoot.)
X
X The camera shoots, as a shutter sound
is played.
z
z Keep the camera still until the shutter
sound ends.
•	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.
Shooting Modes
Use the mode dial to access each shooting mode.
P, Tv, Av, and M Modes
Take a variety of shots
using your preferred
settings (= 82, 96).
Movie Mode
For shooting movies
(= 80).
You can also shoot
movies when the mode
dial is not set to Movie
mode, simply by pressing
the movie button.
Auto Mode
Hybrid Auto Mode
Fully automatic shooting, with
camera-determined settings
(= 18, 47, 49).
Scene Mode
Shoot with optimal settings for
specific scenes (= 71).
Creative Filters Mode
Add a variety of effects to images
when shooting (= 73).
Sports Mode
Shoot continuously as the camera
focuses on moving subjects
(= 70).
Discreet Mode
Shoot without the flash
or camera sounds
(= 69).
Live View Control Mode
Customize image brightness or
colors when shooting (= 69).
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FUNC. Menu
Configure commonly used functions through the FUNC. menu as follows.
Note that menu items and options vary depending on the shooting mode
(= 183 – 184) or playback mode (= 189).
1	 Access the FUNC. menu.
z
z Press the <m> button.
2	 Choose a menu item.
z
z Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose a menu item, and
then press the <m> or <r> button.
z
z In some menu items, functions can be
specified simply by pressing the <m>
or <r> button, or another screen is
displayed for configuring the function.
3	 Choose an option.
z
z Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose an option.
z
z Options labeled with a [ ] icon can
be configured by pressing the <l>
button.
z
z To return to the menu items, press the
<q> button.
Options
Menu Items
Shooting Display Options
Press the <l> button to view other information on the screen, or to hide
the information. For details on the information displayed, see “On-Screen
Information” (= 179).
Information is displayed No information is
displayed
•	 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 “Switching Display Modes” (= 102).
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4	 Finish the setup process.
z
z Press the <m> button.
X
X The screen before you pressed the
<m> button in step 1 is displayed again,
showing the option you configured.
•	 To undo any accidental setting changes, you can restore the camera’s default
settings (= 155).
MENU Menu
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 (= 185 – 189).
1	 Access the menu.
z
z Press the <n> button.
2	 Choose a tab.
z
z Move the zoom lever to choose a tab.
z
z After you have pressed the <o><p>
buttons to choose a tab initially, you can
switch between tabs by pressing the
<q><r> buttons.
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Indicator Display
The indicator on the back of the camera (= 5) lights up or blinks
depending on the camera status.
SX280 HS  
Color
Indicator
Status
Camera Status
Green
On
Connected to a computer (= 24), or display off
(= 32, 151)
Blinking
Starting up, recording/reading/transmitting images,
shooting long exposures (= 97, 98), connecting/
transmitting via Wi-Fi, or logger active (= 41)
SX270 HS
Color
Indicator
Status
Camera Status
Green
On
Connected to a computer (= 28), or display off
(= 32, 151)
Blinking
Starting up, recording/reading/transmitting images, or
shooting long exposures (= 97, 98)
•	When the indicator blinks green, never turn the camera off, open the
memory card/battery cover, or shake or jolt the camera, which may
corrupt images or damage the camera or memory card.
3	 Choose a setting.
z
z Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose a setting.
z
z To choose settings with options not
shown, first press the <m> or <r>
button to switch screens, and then either
press the <o><p> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to select the setting.
z
z To return to the previous screen, press
the <n> button.
4	 Choose an option.
z
z Press the <q><r> buttons to choose an
option.
5	 Finish the setup process.
z
z Press the <n> button to return to the
screen displayed before you pressed the
<n> button in step 1.
•	 To undo any accidental setting changes, you can restore the camera’s default
settings (= 155).
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Clock
You can check the current time.
z
z Press and hold the <m> button.
X
X The current time appears.
z
z If you hold the camera vertically while
using the clock function, it will switch
to vertical display. Press the <q><r>
buttons or turn the <5> dial to change
the display color.
z
z Press the <m> button again to cancel
the clock display.
•	 When the camera is off, press and hold the <m> button, then press the power
button to display the clock.
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Using GPS Function
Basic GPS operations and features
4
2
Using GPS Function.................39
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Where to Use GPS, and How to Hold the
Camera
z
z Use the camera outside, where there is
an unobstructed view of the sky. (GPS
functions will not work correctly indoors or
in other areas away from GPS coverage
(“Places With Poor GPS Coverage”
(= 40)).)
z
z Hold the camera correctly, as shown, for
easier GPS signal reception.
z
z Keep your fingers or other objects off the
GPS antenna.
How to Carry the Camera When Using the Logger
Function
For better GPS signal reception, try to keep the GPS antenna pointing up,
toward the sky. When carrying the camera in a bag, put it in the bag with
the GPS antenna pointing up, and try to put the camera in an outer section
of bag.
GPS Antenna
Using GPS Function
Camera location information (latitude, longitude, and elevation) based on
signals acquired from GPS satellites can be added to the still images and
movies you shoot, or this information can be logged separately. In addition
to geotagging, the camera clock can be updated automatically.
Before using GPS functions, make sure the date, time, and home time zone
on the camera are set correctly, as described in “Setting the Date and Time”
(= 16).
When using GPS functions, keep the following points in mind.
•	In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted.
Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and
regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when
traveling outside your home country.
•	Be careful about using GPS features where the operation of
electronic devices is restricted, because the camera will receive
GPS signals.
•	Others may be able to locate or identify you by using location data
in your geotagged still images or movies. Be careful when sharing
these images or GPS log files with others, as when posting images
online where many others can view them.
•	 GPS: Global Positioning System
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2	 Check the reception status.
z
z Use the camera outside, where there is
an unobstructed view of the sky. (GPS
functions will not work correctly indoors or
in other areas away from GPS coverage
(“Places With Poor GPS Coverage”
(= 40)).)
z
z Check GPS reception status as shown on
the screen.
•	 You can also configure GPS settings in n (= 35).
Reception Status Display
(on) GPS signal received. Location can be recorded.*
(blinking) Looking for GPS signal.*
(on) No GPS signal.
*	When you have activated the logger (= 41), [ ] is also displayed.
Tips When [ ] is Displayed
•	 When GPS signal reception is not possible indoors or in other places
away from coverage (“Places With Poor GPS Coverage” (= 40)), try
going outside where there is an unobstructed view of the sky. Hold the
camera correctly (= 39) and point the GPS antenna up at the sky.
•	 [ ] will normally be displayed within a few minutes when the camera is
used in areas with ample GPS coverage, such as outdoor areas with an
unobstructed view of the sky. If [ ] is not displayed, move to an area
without obstructions (such as buildings) between the camera and GPS
satellites and wait a few minutes until it appears.
Places With Poor GPS Coverage
•	 Location information may not be recorded, or inaccurate information may
be recorded where GPS signal coverage is poor, such as in the following
places.
●Indoors ●underground ●near buildings or in valleys ●in tunnels or
forests ●near high-voltage power lines or mobile phones operating on the
1.5 GHz band ●inside a bag or suitcase ●under water (when the camera
is used in an optional waterproof case (= 157)) ●when traveling across
great distances ●when traveling through different environments
•	 Even in other places, GPS satellite movement may interfere with
geotagging and cause missing or inaccurate location information, or the
information may indicate that the camera has been used elsewhere even
if it has not.
Time Required to Receive a GPS Signal
•	 GPS signal reception may take longer after battery replacement, or when
you have not used GPS functions for some time.
•	 You can shorten the time required to receive a GPS signal by using Wi-Fi
to store Assisted GPS data (information on the position of GPS satellites)
(= 44).
Using GPS Function
1	 Configure the setting.
z
z Press the <m> button, choose [ ] in
the menu, and choose [ ] (= 34).
z
z To restore the original setting, repeat this
process but choose [ ].
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Logging Camera Location Data
You can keep a record of where the camera was taken by using location
information acquired from GPS satellite signals over a period of time. Daily
location and time data is logged to a file, separate from image data. Log files
can be reviewed on the camera (= 43), and with the software (= 21),
you can use log files to follow the route taken with the camera on a map.
Note that the GPS logger will reduce battery life, because some power is
consumed even when the camera is off. Charge the battery as needed, or
keep a spare charged battery with you.
1	 Configure the setting.
z
z Follow step 1 (= 40) in “Using GPS
Function” to choose [ ], press the
<l> button, and then choose [On]
(either press the <q><r> buttons or turn
the <5> dial).
z
z To restore the original setting, repeat this
process but choose [Off].
2	 Finish the setup process.
z
z When you press the <m> button, a
message about the logger is displayed.
Be sure to read the message.
X
X The [ ] icon shown with your shots
indicates the GPS reception status at that
time (= 40).
X
X The logger function will operate, and the
date, time and location information based
on signals acquired from GPS satellites
will be logged to the camera.
z
z The logger will continue to function even
when the camera is turned off.
Geotagging Images While Shooting
The still images and movies you shoot can be geotagged, automatically
adding latitude, longitude, and elevation information. You can review the
recorded location information on the camera (= 103). Using the software
(= 21), you can also view the locations on a map, with the still images
and movies shown next to them.
1	 Activate GPS.
z
z Follow steps 1 – 2 in “Using GPS
Function” (= 40) to configure the
setting.
2	Shoot.
z
z The still images and movies you shoot
are now geotagged, and you can review
the location information as described in
“GPS Information Display” (= 103).
•	In addition to geotagging your shots, you can also tag shots with the
shooting date and time (= 103) in UTC format (= 44).
•	 Geotagging applies the initial camera location and shooting date and time, as
acquired when you begin shooting a movie.
•	 For digest movies (= 49), geotagging applies the initial camera location and
shooting date and time as acquired for the first movie that day.
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•	Removing the battery after step 3 will deactivate the logger. To
reactivate the logger after battery replacement, turn the camera on
and then off again.
•	Saving GPS log files is not possible when the memory card write-
protect tab is in the locked position. Make sure the tab is set to the
unlocked side.
•	Location information, date and time will be saved to the memory
card when the camera is turned off or when displaying log files
(= 43). For this reason, if the camera is off and you want to
remove the memory card when the logger is being used, turn the
camera on, then turn it off again before removing the memory card.
•	When using the logger function, exercise caution when turning the
camera over to another person, as the date and time, and logged
location information will remain on the camera until it is saved to a
memory card (even if the battery is depleted).
•	Be careful when formatting memory cards (= 152), because the
GPS log file will also be erased.
•	 You can also configure logger settings in n (= 150).
3	 Save the GPS log files to the
memory card.
z
z When you turn off the camera, a
message about the logger is displayed.
The location information, date and
time will be saved to the memory card.
This information will not remain on the
camera.
z
z The location information, date and time
will be saved to the memory card when
you do any of the following things.
-
- Display the log files
-
- Display the date/time setting screen
-
- Display the time zone setting screen
z
z If the camera is off and you want to
remove the memory card when the logger
is being used, turn the camera on, then
turn it off again before removing the
memory card.
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3	 Choose the log file to examine.
X
X To the right of today’s date, the time
elapsed from the last time location
information was recorded is displayed.
z
z Choose the desired date and press the
<m> button. The recorded latitude,
longitude, time, and number of logs
acquired that day are displayed.
z
z To return to the [GPS Settings] screen,
press the <n> button twice. When
you press the <n> button again,
a message about GPS and logging is
displayed. Press the <m> button after
reading the message.
Number of Logs Acquired
Latitude
Longitude
Time
Checking the GPS Log Files
You can check the GPS log files saved to a memory card on the camera.
1	 Access the [GPS Settings]
screen.
z
z Press the <n> button, choose [GPS
Settings] on the [3] tab, and then press
the <m> button (= 35).
2	 Access the [Display Log Files]
screen.
z
z Choose [Display Log Files], and then
press the <m> button (= 35).
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Shortening the Time Required to Receive a
GPS Signal
You can shorten the time required to receive a GPS signal by saving
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) data (information on the position of GPS satellites)
to the memory card.
To obtain A-GPS data, Wi-Fi environment and settings are required
(= 122).
Because A-GPS data have a limited period of validity, the data should be
regularly updated.
1	 Set [GPS Auto Time] to [On]
(= 44).
2	 Access the [Assisted GPS]
screen.
z
z Press the <n> button, choose [GPS
Settings] on the [3] tab, and then press
the <m> button (= 35).
z
z Choose [Assisted GPS], and press the
<m> button (= 35).
3	 Access the [Update A-GPS data]
screen.
z
z Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose [Update A-GPS
data], and then press the <m> button.
Automatically Updating the Date and Time
You can have the date and time for the configured time zone (= 16,
150) automatically updated when the camera receives GPS signals.
Your shots will be tagged with the shooting date/time as updated (= 41,
in UTC format), along with location information (= 103).
1	 Set [GPS] to [On].
z
z Follow steps 1 – 2 in “Using GPS
Function” (= 40) to configure the
setting.
2	 Configure the setting.
z
z Press the <n> button, choose [GPS
Auto Time] on the [3] tab, and then
choose [On] (= 35).
z
z To set daylight saving time, follow the
steps in “Setting the Date and Time”
(= 16).
Confirming Automatic Time Updating
After the date and time are automatically updated, [Update completed] is
shown on the [Date/Time] screen, accessed as described in “Changing the
Date and Time” (= 16). [GPS Auto Time: On] is shown if a GPS signal
has not been received yet.
•	When [GPS Auto Time] is set to [On], you cannot change the date
and time by accessing the [Date/Time] screen as described in
“Changing the Date and Time” (= 16), because this information
will be updated automatically.
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•	 For details on Wi-Fi functions, see “Wi-Fi Functions” (= 122).
•	 When A-GPS data are stored on the memory card, you can check the date of
obtainment and period of validity of the existing data on the screen in step 4.
•	 To use acquired GPS satellite signals instead of any A-GPS data on the
memory card, choose [Off] for [Assisted GPS] in step 3.
4	 Update A-GPS data.
z
z Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the
<5> dial to choose [OK], and then press
the <m> button.
z
z When you have not yet used Wi-Fi
functions, or you cannot connect to
an existing access point, the screen
for selecting an access point will
be displayed. Follow steps 2 – 4 in
“Connecting to Access Points in the List”
(= 137) to connect to an access point.
5	 Check the period of validity.
z
z Note the period displayed on the screen,
and press the <m> button.
•	Because A-GPS data are saved to the memory card, you cannot
update A-GPS data when there is no card in the camera, or if the
card is locked. A-GPS data are also erased when you format the
memory card.
•	A-GPS data are obtained from the Canon server. Please be aware
that Canon may cease providing this service without notice.
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Auto Mode/Hybrid Auto
Mode
Convenient mode for easy shots with greater control
over shooting
4
3
Shooting With Camera-
Determined Settings................47
Common, Convenient
Features....................................53
Using Face ID............................57
Image Customization
Features....................................63
Helpful Shooting Features.......65
Customizing Camera
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3	 Compose the shot.
z
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.)
4	Shoot.
Shooting Still Images
Focus.
z
z Press the shutter button halfway. The
camera beeps twice after focusing, and
AF frames are displayed to indicate
image areas in focus.
X
X Several AF frames are displayed when
multiple areas are in focus.
X
X The flash automatically rises in low-light
conditions.
Zoom Bar
Focus Range (approx.)
Still Images Movies
Shooting With Camera-Determined
Settings
For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes,
simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
Still Images Movies
Shooting (Smart Auto)
1	 Turn the camera on.
z
z Press the power button.
X
X The startup screen is displayed.
2	 Enter [ ] mode.
z
z Set the mode dial to [ ].
z
z Aim the camera at the subject. The
camera will make a slight clicking noise
as it determines the scene.
X
X Icons representing the scene and image
stabilization mode are displayed in the
upper left of the screen (= 51, 52).
X
X Frames displayed around any detected
subjects indicate that they are in focus.
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Resize the subject and
recompose the shot as needed.
z
z To resize the subject, repeat the
operations in step 3 (= 47).
However, note that the sound of camera
operations will be recorded, and movies
shot at zoom factors shown in blue will
look grainy.
z
z When you recompose shots, the
focus, brightness, and colors will be
automatically adjusted.
Finish shooting.
z
z Press the movie button again to stop
shooting. The camera beeps twice as
recording stops.
X
X Recording will stop automatically when
the memory card becomes full.
Shoot.
z
z Press the shutter button all the way
down.
X
X As the camera shoots, a shutter sound is
played, and in low-light conditions when
the flash is up, it fires automatically.
z
z Keep the camera still until the shutter
sound ends.
X
X Your shot is only displayed until the
camera is ready to shoot again.
Shooting Movies
Start shooting.
z
z Press the movie button. The camera
beeps once as recording begins, and
[ Rec] is displayed with the elapsed time.
X
X Black bars are displayed on the top and
bottom edges of the screen, and the
subject is slightly enlarged. The black
bars indicate image areas not recorded.
X
X Frames displayed around any detected
faces indicate that they are in focus.
z
z Once recording begins, take your finger
off the movie button.
Elapsed Time
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•	 Although the digest movie recorded on a particular day constitutes a single file,
a single clip (chapter) is created with each shot.
•	 Digest movies are saved as separate movie files in the following cases even if
they were recorded on the same day in [ ] mode.
-	If the digest movie file size reaches approximately 4 GB or the total recording
time reaches approximately 13 minutes and 20 seconds
-	If the digest movie is protected (= 111)
-	If the daylight saving time (= 16) or time zone (= 150) settings have
been changed
-	If a new folder is created (= 154)
Digest Movie Playback
You can play digest movies either by viewing still images shot in [ ] mode
on the same day as the movies or by specifying the date of movies to play
(= 104).
Still Images/Movies
•	If the camera is turned on while the <l> button is held down,
the camera will no longer sound. To activate sounds again, press
the <n> button and choose [Mute] on the [3] tab, and then
press the <q><r> buttons to choose [Off].
•	The camera makes a slight noise if shaken, but this is the sound of
the lens moving and does not indicate mechanical damage.
Shooting in Hybrid Auto Mode
You can make a short movie of the day (digest movie). Just by shooting
still images, the camera will automatically record a movie clip of the scene
immediately before each shot.
1	 Enter [ ] mode.
z
z Set the mode dial to [ ].
X
X The flash automatically rises.
2	Shoot.
z
z Follow steps 3 – 4 in “Shooting (Smart
Auto)” (= 47) to shoot a still image.
z
z To beautifully capture a digest movie,
which is created by automatically
recording about 2 – 4 seconds of the
scene before each shot, aim the camera
at the subject about four seconds before
shooting a still image.
z
z Some camera sounds will be muted.
Sounds are not played when you press
the shutter button halfway, or trigger the
self-timer (= 149).
•	Battery life is shorter in this mode than in [ ] mode, because
digest movies are recorded for each shot.
•	A digest movie may not be recorded if you shoot a still image
immediately after turning the camera on, choosing [ ] mode, or
operating the camera in other ways.
•	Camera operating sounds will be recorded in digest movies.
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Movies
•	Keep your fingers away from the
microphone while shooting movies.
Blocking the microphone may prevent
audio from being recorded or may cause
the recording to sound muffled.
•	Avoid touching camera controls other than the movie button when
shooting movies, because sounds made by the camera will be
recorded.
•	Once movie recording begins, a smaller image display area is
shown, with the subject enlarged, as a measure when correcting
distortion such as rotational camera shake. To shoot subjects at the
same size shown before shooting, adjust the image stabilization
setting (= 95).
•	 Audio is recorded in stereo.
•	 Distorted audio caused by recording when the wind is strong can be reduced.
However, the recording may sound unnatural when this option is used when
there is no wind. When the wind is not strong, press the <n> button,
choose [Wind Filter] on the [4] tab, and then choose [Off] (= 35).
Microphone
Still Images
•	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 “Flash Range” (= 191).
•	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 “Shooting Range” (= 192).
•	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.
•	The shutter sound will not be played when the Sleeping and Babies
(Sleeping) icons (= 51) are displayed.
•	Restart the camera if the message [Wrong flash position. Restart
the camera] displayed, which indicates that your finger or some
other object is obstructing the movement of the flash.
•	 You can change how long images are displayed after shots (= 67).
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