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Camera User Guide

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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Checking the Package Contents

Check if the following items are included in your camera package.

If anything is missing, contact the retailer where you purchased the camera.

Camera

Battery Pack NB-9L

Battery Charger

 

(with Terminal Cover)

CB-2LB/CB-2LBE

Interface Cable

Wrist Strap

 

IFC-400PCU

WS-DC10

Getting Started

DIGITAL CAMERA

Warranty System

Solution Disk

Booklet

 

Using the Manuals

Also refer to the manuals on the DIGITAL CAMERA Manuals Disk.

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. 17).

Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals. Microsoft Word/ Word Viewer can be installed to view the Word manuals (required only for manuals for the Middle East).

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Read This First

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.

For information on your camera's warranty, please refer to the Canon Warranty System Booklet supplied with your camera. For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the Warranty System Booklet.

The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precisionmanufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification, but occasionallynon-performingpixels 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.

Conventions Used in This Guide

Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and switches.

Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets).

: 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.

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What Do You Want to Do?

4 Shoot

 

 

 

z Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings

.......................... 26

Take good people shots

 

 

I V

w

P

 

Portraits

Kids and Pets At the Beach

Against Snow

Facial Expressions

(p. 62)

(p. 63)

(p. 63)

(p. 64)

(p. 80)

Shoot various other scenes

 

 

 

 

 

O

t

Night Scenes

Low Light

Foliage

Fireworks

(p. 63)

 

(p. 63)

(p. 64)

(p. 64)

Shoot with special effects

 

 

Vivid Colors (p. 65)

Poster Effect

Fish - eye Effect

 

 

(p. 65)

 

(p. 66)

Miniature Effect

Toy Camera Effect

Monochrome

(p. 67)

(p. 68)

 

(p. 69)

z Focus on faces .................................................................

 

 

26, 62, 93

z Shoot in places where I cannot use the flash (turn ..off the flash)52

z Take pictures with me in them too(self-timer)........................

55, 76

z Insert the date and time into my shots..........................................

54

z Shoot a movie clip just before taking a picture .............................

72

4

 

What Do You Want to Do?

1 View

 

z Look at my pictures ......................................................................

30

z Automatically play back pictures (slideshow)

............................. 116

z Look at my pictures on a TV.......................................................

170

z Look at my pictures on a computer ..............................................

36

z Quickly search pictures ..............................................................

112

z Erase pictures.......................................................................

32, 127

E Shoot/View Movies

 

z Shoot movies........................................................................

33, 103

z View movies .................................................................................

35

z Shoot fast moving subjects and play them back in slow motion...106

c Print

 

z Print pictures...............................................................................

140

Save

 

z Save images to a computer..........................................................

36

3 Other

 

z Turn off sounds.............................................................................

48

z Use the camera abroad ........................................................

17, 159

z Understand what is displayed on the screen..............................

183

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Table of Contents

Checking the Package Contents .......

2

Read This First ..................................

3

Conventions Used in This Guide .......

3

What Do You Want to Do? ................

4

Table of Contents ..............................

6

Safety Precautions.............................

9

1 Getting Started .................

13

Using the Touch Panel ....................

14

Charging the Battery........................

15

Compatible Memory Cards (Sold

 

Separately) ....................................

17

Inserting the Battery.........................

18

Inserting the Memory Card ..............

19

Setting the Date and Time ...............

21

Setting the Display Language..........

23

Formatting Memory Cards ...............

24

Pressing the Shutter Button.............

25

Taking Pictures (Smart Auto)...........

26

Viewing Images ...............................

30

Active Display ..................................

31

Erasing Images................................

32

Shooting Movies ..............................

33

Viewing Movies................................

35

Transferring Images to a

 

Computer for Viewing ....................

36

2 Learning More ..................

41

Components Guide..........................

42

Screen Display.................................

43

Indicator ...........................................

44

FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations ....

45

MENU – Basic Operations...............

46

Adjusting the Screen Brightness......

47

Changing the Sound Settings ..........

48

Returning the Camera to

 

Default Settings.............................

49

Power Saving Function

 

(Auto Power Down).......................

50

3 Shooting with Commonly

 

Used Functions ................

51

Turning the Flash Off ......................

52

Zooming In More Closely on

 

Subjects (Digital Zoom).................

53

Inserting the Date and Time............

54

Using the Self-Timer .......................

55

Changing the Aspect Ratio .............

57

Changing the Recording Pixel

 

Setting (Image Size) .....................

58

Changing the Compression Ratio

 

(Image Quality) .............................

58

4 Adding Effects and

 

Shooting in Various

 

Conditions ........................

61

Shooting in Various Conditions .......

62

Adding Effects and Shooting...........

65

Making Short Movies Automatically

 

(Movie Digest)...............................

72

Detecting a Face and Shooting

 

(Smart Shutter) .............................

74

Shooting Long Exposures ...............

78

High-Speed Continuous Shooting

 

(High-speed Burst)........................

79

Capturing the Best Facial

 

Expressions (Best Image

 

Selection) ......................................

80

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5 Choosing Settings

 

Yourself.............................

81

Shooting in Program AE .................

82

Adjusting the Brightness

 

(Exposure Compensation) ............

83

Turning the Flash On ......................

83

Adjusting the White Balance...........

84

Changing the ISO Speed................

86

Correcting the Brightness and

 

Shooting (i-Contrast).....................

87

Continuous Shooting.......................

88

Changing the Tone of an Image

 

(My Colors) ...................................

89

Shooting Close-ups (Macro) ...........

91

Shooting Far Away Subjects

 

(Infinity) .........................................

91

Changing the AF Frame Mode........

93

Magnifying the Focal Point..............

95

Choosing the Subject to Focus On

(Touch AF)....................................

96

Shooting with the AF Lock ..............

97

Shooting with Servo AF ..................

97

Changing the Metering Method.......

98

Shooting with the AE Lock..............

99

Shooting with the FE Lock ..............

99

Shooting with Slow Synchro .........

100

Red-Eye Correction ......................

101

Checking for Shut Eyes ................

102

6 Using Various Functions for

Shooting Movies ............

103

Shooting Various Kinds of Movies 104

Shoot Movies That Look Like a

 

Miniature Model

 

(Miniature Effect) ........................

105

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Shooting Super Slow Motion Movies...

106

Using the Wind Filter .....................

107

Changing the Image Quality..........

108

Other Shooting Functions..............

109

Editing ...........................................

109

7 Using Various Playback and

Editing Functions...........

111

Quickly Searching Images.............

112

Viewing Images in Filtered

 

Playback......................................

115

Viewing Slideshows.......................

116

Checking the Focus.......................

118

Magnifying Images ........................

119

Viewing Each Image in a Group....

120

Displaying Various Images

 

(Smart Shuffle) ............................

122

Changing Image Transitions .........

123

Easy Operations with

 

Touch Actions .............................

123

Protecting Images .........................

125

Erasing Images .............................

127

Tagging Images as Favorites ........

129

Organizing Images by Category

 

(My Category) .............................

131

Rotating Images ............................

132

Resizing Images............................

133

Trimming .......................................

134

Adding Effects with the

 

My Colors Function .....................

136

Correcting the Brightness

 

(i-Contrast) ..................................

137

Correcting the Red-Eye Effect.......

138

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Table of Contents

8 Printing............................

139

 

10 Useful Information .........

169

Printing Images..............................

140

Viewing Images on a TV ...............

170

Choosing Images for Printing

 

 

Using Household Power................

174

(DPOF) ........................................

147

Using an Eye-Fi Card....................

175

Choosing Images for a

151

Troubleshooting ............................

177

Photobook ...................................

List of Messages That Appear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the Screen..............................

180

9 Customizing Camera

 

 

Information Displayed

 

Settings...........................

153

 

on the Screen..............................

183

Changing Camera Settings

154

Functions and Menu Lists .............

188

Playback Mode FUNC. Menu

196

Changing Shooting

 

 

 

 

Handling Precautions

197

Function Settings.........................

162

 

Changing Playback

 

 

Specifications ................................

198

Function Settings.........................

168

 

Accessories...................................

202

 

 

 

Separately Sold Accessories ........

203

 

 

 

Index .............................................

205

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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.

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.

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.

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Safety Precautions

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 dataCD-ROMs.

It is possible to suffer hearing loss from listening with headphones to the loud sounds of a CD-ROMplayed 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.

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.

Caution Denotes the possibility of damage to the equipment.

Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (such as the sun on a clear day).

Doing so may damage the image sensor.

When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the camera.

This may cause the product to malfunction.

In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitted from the flash.

This is due to the high intensity of the flash burning dust and foreign materials stuck to the front of the unit. Please use a cotton swab to remove dirt, dust or other foreign matter from the flash to prevent heat build-upand damage to the unit.

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Safety Precautions

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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