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Page 4: Please Read Page 5 Shooting Close-ups Macro Page 7: Page 8: Some functions may not be available in certain shooting modes. If there is no notation to that effect, the function may be used in all modes.

Page 9: Please Read Please note that Canon Inc. Page Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for an extended period. This is not a malfunction. Preparations Preparations Preparations Charging the Battery Insert the battery until it clicks into the battery charger. Align the symbols. Remove the battery after charging is complete. Push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow c and insert the battery until it locks. Battery Lock Preparations Page 14 Preparations Insert the memory card until it clicks into place.

Front Close the cover d and slide until it clicks e. Ensure that the memory card is correctly oriented before inserting it in the camera. Inserting it backward may cause the camera to fail to recognize the memory card or to malfunction.

To Remove The Battery To Remove the Battery Push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow and hold it while pulling the battery out. To Remove the Memory Card Push the memory card with your finger until the memory card clicks and then release it.

Attaching the Neck Strap In order to avoid dropping the camera, we recommend attaching the neck strap before using the camera. Buttons Press the power button. Select the month, day, year and time, and the display order. Use the an option. It will charge even if the camera is turned off. Formatting Memory Cards Preparations Formatting Memory Cards You should always format a new memory card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data. Buttons Please note that formatting initializing a memory card erases all data, including protected images p.

Select a shooting mode. Set the mode dial to Aim the camera at the subject. Use the to view. Use the press the button. You can also select images by using the control dial. Confirm that [Erase] is selected and press the To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].

Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image.

For details, see the Direct Print User Guide. Turn on the printer. This camera does not allow you to insert the shooting date into an image while shooting date stamping. Connect the camera to the printer. Set the mode dial to 2.

Use the control dial to select Standard. Aim the camera at the subject. Do not touch the microphone while recording. Page 27 Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Press the shutter button fully to shoot. Use the button. Windows 1.

Click [Easy Installation]. Follow the onscreen messages to proceed with the installation. When the installer panel appears, click [Install].

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Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed. Connecting the camera to a computer. Page 32 Open CameraWindow. CameraWindow appears.

Macintosh CameraWindow will appear when you establish a connection between the camera and computer. Install the software before downloading images via the direct transfer method for the first time p. The Button Downloading Images to a Computer You can also use the following options in the Direct Transfer menu to set the method for downloading images.

Images Use the button. The button will blink blue while downloading is in progress. Press the MENU button after downloading finishes. Only JPEG images can be downloaded as wallpaper for a computer. Subjects are optimally illuminated for crisp, natural images. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Learning More Learning More Page 44 Controls Indicators p. Using The Control Dial Using the Control Dial Turning the control dial counterclockwise is equivalent to pressing the button, while turning the control dial clockwise is equivalent to pressing the button it is equivalent to pressing the with some functions.

You can perform the following operations when you turn the control dial. Indicators Indicators The indicators on the back of the camera will light or blink under the following conditions.

Ready to shoot flash on Blinking Orange: Hold the FUNC. Page 50 Rec. Set up Menu Rec. Menu You can switch between menus with button. Exposure Compensation … Digital Tele-Converter 2. Display on the LCD monitor blinking red Change the battery pack. Page 53 If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake warning icon displays, this indicates that a slow shutter speed may have been selected due to insufficient illumination.

Use the following methods to shoot: Histogram Function The following information may also be displayed with some images. A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached or the file format is not recognized. Menu FUNC.

Menu Rec. Select Range Selects a range of sequential images and makes print settings for all the images in that range. Operation Vol.

Selftimer Vol. Shutter Volume Playback Vol. As this setting will be stored to memory even when the power is turned off, to print using an image size other Start-up Image Sets the image displayed when the camera power is turned on.

Start-up Sets the sound played when the Sound camera power is turned on. Operation Sets the sound played when any button Sound The following are the screens that display when shooting in mode. Shooting Mode The screens that display vary depending on the [Custom Display] settings p. Page 66 Playback Mode or Rec. The LCD monitor will not switch to the detailed display or focus check display in magnified display p.

Make settings. See p. Using the Optical Zoom The zoom can be adjusted from 28 — mm focal length in 35mm film equivalent terms. The available shooting characteristics and focal lengths 35mm film equivalent are as follows. Selection Focal Length Standard 28 — mm 28 — mm 1. Page 72 About the Safety Zoom Depending on the number of recording pixels set, you can shift from optical zoom to digital zoom without pausing up to a factor where the image quality does not deteriorate Safety Zoom.

Pressing the zoom lever toward further not available in Depending on the number of recording pixels set, the Safety Zoom Press the MENU button.

In the menu, use the button to select [Digital Zoom]. Use the [Standard]. Page 74 Shooting with the Digital Tele-Converter The digital tele-converter feature uses digital zoom to achieve the effects of a tele-converter a lens used in telephoto shooting.

Select [Digital Zoom]. Use the flash mode. You are recommended to shoot with the camera attached to a tripod or other device if the camera shake warning icon appears. Shooting Close-ups macro Shooting Close-ups Macro Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items.

The image area at the minimum shooting distance from the end of the lens to the subject 1 cm 0. Press the 1. Using The Self-timer Using the Self-Timer You can set the time delay and the number of shots you wish to take in advance. Shoots 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. Self-Timer and sound speed up. Use the [Self-Timer]. Use the 3. Press the 4. Use the self-timer mode.

Page 79 Make settings. Use the Timer], and the select 2. Use the [Delay] or [Shots] and the button to change the settings.

If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the following occurs. Page 80 Set the number of shots. In the menu, use the button to select [Drive Settings]. Use the [FaceSelf-Timer].

Use the value. Press the 7. Page 81 Have the other subject enter the composition and face the camera. Press the 2. Use the and the the recording pixels. Changing the Compression Still Images Select a compression setting. Use the and the the option.

JPEG image When pictures are taken as JPEG images, the images are processed inside the camera for optimum image quality, and also compressed to allow a larger number of images to be stored on the memory card.

Page 85 Select 1. Use the and the 3. Press the button. Since a is also recorded, you can print the image, or view it on a computer, without using the supplied software. Both images are saved with the same file number to the same folder, and can be distinguished by their file extension.

Setting The Image Stabilizer Function Setting the Image Stabilizer Function The lens-shift type image stabilizer function allows you to minimize the camera shake effect blurred images when you shoot distant subjects that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark conditions without a flash. Page 88 Make settings. Use the image stabilizer settings. Camera shake may not be fully corrected when shooting with slow shutter speeds, such as with evening shots.

Adjusting The Iso Speed Adjusting the ISO Speed Raise the ISO speed to use a fast shutter speed when you wish to reduce the effects of camera shake or avoid blurry subjects, or to turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area. Select an ISO Speed.

Page 91 Press the shutter button halfway. Press and hold the shutter button halfway, then press button. Auto p. Special Scene p. Shooting Modes For Specific Scenes Shooting Modes for Specific Scenes When a shooting mode appropriate for the shooting conditions is selected, the camera automatically adjusts settings for optimal shooting. Set the mode dial to Select the scene mode. Use the control dial to select the scene mode.

Page 94 Allows you to capture people against the backdrop of an evening sky or night scene. The flash is directed at the person and the shutter speed is slow, so both the person and the background can be beautifully shot. Be sure to set the flash to before shooting. Page 95 Foliage Shoots trees and leaves - such as new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms - in vivid colors.

Snow Shoots without a blue tinge and without making people appear dark against a snowy background. Beach Shoots without making people appear dark near water or sand where reflected sunlight is strong. Page 96 Selects the highest possible ISO speed , twice the ISO speed and increases the shutter speed to minimize blurring of moving subjects and camera shake, even in low light conditions.

Recording pixels are fixed at Use this option to have only the color specified in the LCD monitor remain and to transform all others to black and white p.

Program Ae Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to match the brightness of the scene. You can set the ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.

Set the mode dial to Shoot. When a correct exposure cannot be obtained, the shutter speed and aperture values are shown in red on the LCD monitor when the button is pressed halfway.

Setting The Shutter Speed Setting the Shutter Speed When you set the shutter speed, the camera automatically selects an aperture value to match the brightness. Faster shutter speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a moving subject, while slower speeds create a flowing effect and allow you to shoot without a flash in dark areas. Safety Shift The nature of CCDs is such that noise in the recorded image increases at slow shutter speeds.

This camera, however, applies special processing to images shot at shutter speeds slower than 1. However, a certain amount of processing time may be required before the next image can be shot. The shutter speed, zoom and aperture value have the Setting The Aperture Setting the Aperture The aperture adjusts the amount of light entering through the lens. When you set the aperture value, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the brightness. Selecting a lower aperture value opening the aperture allows you to blur the background and create a beautiful portrait.

Page Some aperture values may not be available with certain zoom positions p. Therefore, even if an aperture value is preset, the aperture value may automatically be reset to match the synchronized flash speed. Set the mode dial to Configure the shutter speed and aperture setting. Press the button to select the shutter speed or aperture value. Page Shoot. Shooting Panoramic Images stitch Assist Shooting Panoramic Images Stitch Assist Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged stitched to create one panoramic image on a computer.

The overlapping seams of several adjacent images can be joined into a single panoramic image. Set the mode dial to Available Shooting Modes p. Page Select the shooting direction. Use the control dial to select a shooting direction. You can select from the following five shooting directions. The settings for the first image are applied to the second image onward. Use PhotoStitch, a supplied software program, to merge the images on a computer.

Page Select a movie mode. Use the control dial to select a movie mode.

Page Adjust the zoom setting before shooting. The combined digital and optical zoom factor will display on the LCD monitor. When the zoom factor displays in blue, the image will deteriorate. You can perform the following operations before shooting the movie. If you press the MF button, auto focus will be fixed at the current state. Use the and the change the option.

Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back each second. Setting The Recording Functions Setting the Recording Functions The microphone level sound recording level of the movie, sound memos p. Select [Audio]. Use the menu. Saving Custom Settings When in [Auto] mode, if the recording volume becomes too loud, it automatically prevents distortion of sound.

Wind filter suppresses noise when the wind is strong. However, unnatural sound will result when used to record in locations with no wind. Saving Custom Settings You can save frequently used shooting modes and various shooting settings to the Page Register.

Press the 3. The ISO speed setting and the exposure compensation cannot be saved. When shooting with speed with the ISO speed dial and the exposure compensation with the exposure compensation dial. The setting contents do not influence other shooting modes. Continuous Shooting The camera shoots continuously while the shutter button is held down. Continuous You can shoot continuously at a short Approx. Recording will cease when the shutter button is released.

To Cancel Continuous Shooting: Follow procedure 1 to select When in set. This reduces the chance that only the background will appear dark when a night scene or an interior shot is taken.

Red-Eye Automatically searches for and Corr. In the menu, use the button to select [Flash Control]. Page Press the shutter button halfway. The face detected as the main subject will appear zoomed.

The center of the image will appear zoomed in the LCD monitor. Frame color Orange Displays the area of the image shown at the bottom right.

White Indicates the AF frames or the positions of faces that were used for focusing when shooting. The camera is continually focusing on whatever it is aimed at Continuous even when the shutter button is not pressed, allowing you to shoot without missing opportunities.

The camera only focuses when the shutter button is pressed Single halfway, conserving battery power. Press the button to select an AF frame mode. The AF frame appears as follows when the shutter button is pressed halfway. When the subject you are aiming at is small, or when you want to focus on a particular area of the subject, you can restrict the area that is focused on by making the AF frame smaller.

The AF frame mode is set to [Face Detect] in advance p. Select a face to focus on. Press the shutter button all the way to shoot. In the following cases, the face select mode will be canceled. Shooting With Servo Af Shooting with Servo AF With Servo AF, the focus remains on a subject for as long as the shutter button is pressed halfway, so you do not miss opportunities to capture a moving subject. Select [Servo AF].

Page Press and hold the shutter button halfway and press the MF button. Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired and shoot. To Release the AF Lock: Press the MF button. Turn on the LCD monitor. Page Use the control dial and adjust the focus. Use them as a shooting guideline only. To Cancel the Manual Focus: You cannot change the AF frame setting while focusing manually.

Page Make settings. Use the [On]. Focus the camera with the manual focus, then press the shutter button halfway. To shoot, press the shutter button all the way down press fully. The three shots are taken at the same interval as continuous shooting p. The farther and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps: This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background or when a subject is backlit.

Be sure to set the flash to When the flash fires, the FE lock will be used p. Page Changing the Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Combination The automatically selected combinations of shutter speeds and aperture values can be freely changed without altering the exposure to shoot images Program Shift.

Aim the camera at the subject on which you wish to lock the exposure. Adjusting The Exposure Compensation Adjusting the Exposure Compensation Adjust the exposure compensation to a positive value to avoid making the subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background. Adjust the exposure compensation to a negative value to avoid making the subject too bright in night shots or when shot against a dark background. Shooting While Brightening Dark Areas i-contrast Shooting while Brightening Dark Areas i-Contrast When shooting scenes in which faces or subjects appear darkened, you can set the camera to automatically detect faces and dark areas and compensate brightness levels while shooting.

Select [i-Contrast]. Auto Exposure Bracketing aeb Mode Auto Exposure Bracketing AEB Mode In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots at the same interval as continuous shooting p.

The images are shot in the following order: Standard exposure, underexposure and overexposure. Always use a tripod to prevent camera shake in this mode. Select 1. Turn the control dial to select the metering mode. In the menu, use the button to select [AF Frame]. Use the [FlexiZone]. Select [Spot AE Point]. When the change the white balance using a setting appropriate for the light source.

Auto Settings are automatically set by the camera. Day Light For recording outdoors on a bright day. Using the Custom White Balance Take a custom white balance reading for the following situations that are difficult for the setting to detect correctly.

The correct white balance may not be obtained when the exposure setting is incorrect image appears completely black or white. When taking a white balance data reading at close range while using flash, you may not be able to obtain proper exposure. My Colors Off Records normally with this setting. Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to Vivid record bold colors. Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record Neutral neutral hues.

Page Select a My Colors setting. Use the and choose button. Adjust the setting. Press the DISP. Changing The Colors And Shooting Changing the Colors and Shooting You can easily change the colors in an image or movie, allowing you to enjoy producing various effects. Depending on the shooting conditions, however, the images may appear rough, or you may not get the expected color. Use the control dial to select Movie: Page The default Color Accent is green. You may not obtain the expected results after color input mode if you use the flash.

Saving Original Images Saving Original Images Not only can you save images with altered colors when shooting still images with the Color Accent or Color Swap modes, but you can also choose to save the original images before the color change. Select [Save Original]. Scenery For images shot in Events Registering Functions To The Registering Functions to the You can register a function that you often use when shooting with the button.

Each time that the settings of the registered functions are switched. The corresponding setup screen is displayed. Each press of the data. Ensure that the white paper or cloth is positioned so it appears at the center of the LCD monitor and then press the button. Select [My Menu settings]. Page Change the order in which menu items are displayed. Use the [Sort]. Use the menu item to move. Press the 5. Use the menu item. Press the FUNC. Set a default view. Turning it counterclockwise selects the previous image while turning it clockwise selects the next image.

Please also see Viewing Still Images p. To Return to Single Image Playback: Press the zoom lever toward Switching between Sets of Nine Images The jump bar will display if you press the Change the setting.

Jumping To Images Jumping to Images When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is handy to use the search keys below to jump over images to find the object of your search.

Display The Images Display the Images. Selected 1. Use the date, category or folder for playback. Category information recorded with the [Auto Category] function p. You can also organize one image into multiple categories. The following operations can be performed if the images are sorted into categories.

Page [Select] Categorize the images. Use the images to categorize. Use the category. Page Select the last image. Use the button to select [Last image]. Use the last image in the range to categorize. Select [Trimming]. In the menu, use the button to select 3. Page Adjust the trimming frame. However, the resolution of the saved image will differ according to the size of the trimmed image.

Page images, and images recorded in cannot be trimmed. Some images shot with another camera cannot be trimmed. The aspect ratio for images which can be trimmed will be fixed to 4: The resolution of a trimmed image will be less than before trimming. Viewing Movies Viewing Movies Display a movie.

Use the movie. Use the select 2. It will resume when you press the button again. Play Starts playback. You can use the Slow Motion button to speed up playback.

Editing Movies Editing Movies You can delete portions of recorded movies. Movies 1 second or longer before editing can be edited in 1- second increments, but those that are protected or less than 1 second long cannot be edited. Select [Edit]. In the movie control panel, use the button to select 2. Page Select [Save]. Use the 2. Press the Save the file.

Use the select [New File] or [Overwrite]. The pre-edit data is left unchanged. Note, if you press the FUNC. Original Select [Rotate]. Press the Rotate the image. Playback With Transition Effects Playback with Transition Effects You can select the transition effect displayed when switching between images.

No transition effect. The displayed image darkens and the next image gradually brightens until it is displayed. Press the button to have the previous image display from the left and the button to have the next image display from the right.

Folder Movies Stills Start The Slide Show Start the slide show. Use the [Start]. Press the to hold the button to switch between images more rapidly. To Stop the Slide Show: Press the Select images to play back.

Selecting Images For Playback Selecting Images for Playback Select only the images that you wish to play back and save them as a slide show Custom 1, 2 or 3. Up to images can be selected. They will be played back in their order of selection. Select a playback method. To deselect all images, select [Reset]. Red eyes may not be automatically detected in some images or the results may not turn out as you intended. We recommend that you use [New File] to save corrected images.

Page Correct the image. Use the select [Start]. Press the Save the image. Saved as new file with a new name. The uncorrected image is stored. Page Red-eye correction cannot be performed on and RAW images. When shooting in [Record ], red-eye correction can be performed on the JPEG image, but the original image cannot be overwritten. Overwriting cannot be performed on protected images. When there is not enough space left on the memory card, red-eye correction cannot be performed.

Use the select [Add Frame]. Adjust the position of the correction frame. Use the move the frame. Use the select [Remove Frame]. Press the Select a frame you wish to remove. Use the frame to remove. Delete the frame. Brightening Dark Areas i-contrast Brightening Dark Areas i-Contrast You can automatically detect and brighten dark areas in an image, and then save it as a new image. Press the Select the image to brighten. Page Save the image. Use the [OK]. Display the saved image.

Use the [Yes].

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The following selection of My Colors effects is available. For details, see p. Page Select a My Colors type. Use the My Colors type. While the image is zoomed, you can press the FUNC. When there is not enough space left on the memory card, the My Colors effects cannot be added.

Although My Colors effects can be added any number of times to an image, the image quality will gradually deteriorate with each application and the intended colors may not be achieved. Resizing Images Resizing Images You can resave images that were recorded at high recording pixel settings at lower settings. See your browser's documentation for specific instructions. Locating and Installing Your Download When your download is complete please use the instructions below to begin the installation of your download or locate your downloaded files on your computer.

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Total Pixels. Effective Pixels. Focal Length. Digital Zoom. Focusing Range. Autofocus System. Optical Viewfinder. LCD Monitor. LCD Pixels. LCD Coverage.

Maximum Aperture. Shutter Speed. Recommended exposure index. Light Metering Method. Exposure Control Method. Exposure Compensation. White Balance Control. Built-in Flash.

Flash Range. Recycling Time. Flash Exposure Compensation. Shooting Modes. Photo Effects. Self Timer. Activates shutter after an approx. Wireless Control. Continuous Shooting. Storage Media. File Format. Image Recording Format. Still Image: Exif 2. MOV Image: Linear PCM Monaural. Number of Recording Pixels. Image data. Movie data. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Playback Modes File. Single, Magnification approx. Erase Modes.A computer is required to restore the My Camera settings to the defaults. Page Press and hold the shutter button halfway and press the MF button.

Shooting Capacity. Includes three styles of lens rings. Use the last image in the range. Erase The Image [Select] Select the image. Page 91 Press the shutter button halfway.