Camera User Guide - Canon PowerShot A560 Manual

Camera User Guide - Canon PowerShot A560 Manual

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Camera User Guide - Page 1

Camera User Guide This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail. ENGLISH Before Using the Camera Shooting Playback/Erasing Print/Transfer Settings Troubleshooting List of Messages Appendix Advanced

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Main Features - Page 2

Main Features Shooting z Avoid the effects of camera shake or blurry subjects when shooting by using a high ISO speed z Face Detect AF ideal when photographing people z Automatically adjusts shooting settings to match particular conditions Playback z Plays movies with sound z Plays back automatically using the Auto Play Editing z Red-Eye Correction z Records sound memos for still images Printing z Makes printing easy with the Print/Share button z Also supports non- Canon brand PictBridge compliant printers Uses of Recorded Images z Effortlessly transfer them to a computer with the Print/Sha..

Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. - Page 3

1 Conventions Used in this Guide Icons appearing next to, or below titles indicate the shooting modes in which the procedure can be used. : This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation. : This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. You can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera. These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon ..

Items marked with a - Page 4

2 Table of Contents Items marked with a ± are lists or charts that summarize camera functions or procedures. Please Read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Preventing Malfunctions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Using the LCD Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Using the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

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3 Adjusting the Exposure Compensation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Shooting in Long Shutter Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Shooting in a My Colors Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Adjusting the ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Creating an Image Destination (Folder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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4 Battery Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately). . . . .104 Replacing the Date Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

Handling Precautions - Page 7

5 Handling Precautions Test Shots Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the camera is operating and being operated 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. Warning Against Copyright Infringement Please note that Canon digital cam..

Camera Body Temperature - Page 8

6 Video Format Please set the camera’s video signal format to the one used in your region before using it with a TV monitor (p. 72) . Language Setting Please see the Basic Guide (p. 8) to change the language setting. z Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described below and in the “Safety Precautions” section of the Basic Camera User Guide . Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. z The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its accessories to ..

Equipment - Page 9

7 Warnings Equipment z Do not point the camera directly at the sun or bright light sources. Doing so could damage the camera’s CCD or your eyesight. z Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. • Wrist strap: Placement of the strap around the child’s neck could result in asphyxiation. • Memory card: It may be swallowed accidentally. If this occurs, contact a doctor immediately. z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described in this guide. z To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the fla..

Battery - Page 10

8 z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment. z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord. z Use only recommended power accessories. z Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area. z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Battery z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or exp..

Others - Page 11

9 z When recharging the Canon AA-size NiMH batteries, use only a specified battery charger. z The compact power adapter is designed for exclusive use with this equipment. Do not use it with other products. There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in fire or electrical shock. z Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other objects. Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste containers may lead to fire or explosions. Others z Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human..

Equipment - Page 12

10 Cautions Equipment z Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap. z Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to contact the charger terminals or plug. Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage. z Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. z Do not use the equipmen..

Preventing Malfunctions - Page 13

11 Flash z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to the surface of the flash. z Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or clothing when shooting. The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash. z Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several pictures in rapid succession. Doing so could result in burns. Preventing Malfunctions Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields z Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to ..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 14

12 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations Night Display When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject*, making it easier to frame the subject. * Although noise may appear and the movement of the subject shown on the LCD monitor may appear somewhat jagged, there is no effect on the recorded image. The brightness of the image displayed in the monitor, and the brightness of the actual image recorded will be different. Using the LCD Monitor 1 Press . z The display mode changes as follows with each press. z The sh..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 15

13 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations Shooting Information (Shooting Mode) Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor White Balance (p. 49) Compression (Still image) (p. 27) Recording Pixels (pp. 26 , 39) Metering Mode (p. 45) Drive Mode ( p. 32 , Basic Guide p. 16) (Red) * Camera Shake (p. 14) My Colors (p. 52) ( ··· ) * ISO Speed (p. 54) Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 39) Shooting Mode ( Basic Guide pp. 11-13) (p. 36) z Rec Movie Recording (p. 36) Auto Rotate (p. 55) Flash ( Basic Guide p. 14) Spot AE Point Frame (p. 46) AF Frame (p. 40) Low Battery (p. 96) ··· Exposure Compensatio..

Playback Information (Playback Mode) - Page 16

14 Playback Information (Playback Mode) ² Standard If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake icon ( ) displays, these indicate there is insufficient illumination and a slow shutter speed will be selected. Shoot using the following methods. - Raise the ISO speed (p. 54) . - Select a setting other than (flash off) ( Basic Guide p. 14). - Attach the camera to a tripod or other device. Protection Status (p. 71) WAVE Format Sound (p. 69) Shooting Date/Time Displayed image number Total number of images Folder Number-File Number Compression (Still Images) (p. 27) Recording Pixels (Still..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 17

15 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations ² Detailed 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. JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File System Standards (p. 110) RAW image Unrecognized data type Information for images shot on other cameras may not display correctly. Histogram (p. 16) Flash ( Basic Guide p. 14) ··· Exposure Compensation (p. 46) Aperture Value Shutter Speed (p. 109) White Balance (p. 49) Macro ( Basic Guide p. 15) Recording Pi..

Using the Viewfinder - Page 18

16 The viewfinder ( Basic Guide p. 2) can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD monitor off (p. 12) while shooting. Histogram Function The histogram is a graph that allows you to check the brightness of the image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward the right, the brighter the image. If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a positive value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a negative value if the image is too bright (p. 46) . Using the Viewfinder Sample Histograms Balanced Image Dark ..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 19

17 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations This camera is equipped with a power saving function. The power will shut off in the following circumstances. Press the power button again to restore power. * This time can be changed. Power Saving Function Shooting Mode Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the last control is accessed on the camera. The LCD monitor automatically turns off 1 minute* after the last control is accessed even if [Auto Power Down] is set to [Off]. Press any button other than the power button or change the camera orientation to turn the LCD monitor back on. Pla..

Menus and Settings - Page 20

18 Menus are used to set the shooting, playback and print settings as well as such camera settings as the date/time and electronic beep. z FUNC. Menu z Rec., Play, Print and Set up Menus FUNC. Menu Sets many of the functions commonly used during shooting. a Set the shooting mode dial to the shooting mode you want to use. b Press the FUNC./SET button. c Use the or button to select a menu item. • Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes. d Use the or button to select an option for the menu item. • You can select further options with the MENU button for some options. • Aft..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 21

19 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations Rec., Play, Print and Set up Menus Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set with these menus. a Press the MENU button. b Use the or button to switch between menus. • You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus. c Use the or button to select a menu item. • Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes. d Use the or button to select an option. • Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can only be set after pressing the FUNC./SET button to display the next menu. Press the FUNC./SET button agai..

Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode - Page 22

20 See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 122) . FUNC. Menu The icons shown below are the default settings. Rec. Menu ( ) *Default setting Menu List Menu Item Reference Page Special Scene Mode Basic Guide p. 12 Movie Mode p. 36 Exposure Compensation p. 46 Long Shutter Mode p. 47 White Balance p. 49 My Colors p. 52 Metering Mode p. 45 Compression (Still Image) p. 26 Frame Rate (Movie) p. 39 Recording Pixels (Still Image) p. 26 Recording Pixels (Movie) p. 39 Menu Item Options Summary/ Reference Page AiAF Face Detect*/On/Off p. 40 Digital Zoom p. 28 (Still Image) Standard*/Off/1.5x/..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 23

21 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations *1 Default setting is 3 shots. Play Menu ( ) Print Menu ( ) Self-timer 10 sec.*/20 sec./Custom Basic Guide p. 16 Custom Delay: 0 – 10*, 15, 20, 30 sec. Shots: 1 – 10* 1 AF-assist Beam On*/Off – Review Off/2*– 10/seconds/Hold Basic Guide p. 10 Disp. Overlay p. 35 (Still Image) Off*/Grid Lines/3:2 Guide/Both (Movies) Off*/Grid Lines Date Stamp Off*/Date/Date & Time p. 34 Menu Item Options Summary/ Reference Page Menu Item Reference Page Auto Play p. 70 Red-Eye Correction p. 66 Sound Memo p. 69 Protect p. 71 Rotate p. 65 Erase all p. ..

*Default setting - Page 24

22 Set up Menu ( ) *Default setting Menu Item Options Summary/Reference Page Mute On/Off * Set to [On] to silence all operation sounds except for the warning sounds ( Basic Guide p. 9). Volume Off / 1 /2*/ 3 / 4 / 5 Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, shutter sound and playback sound. The volume cannot be adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On]. Start-up Vol. Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound when the camera is turned on. Operation Vol. Adjusts the volume of the operation sound that beeps when any button other than the shutter button is pressed. Sel..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 25

23 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations Start-up Image On*/Off Sets whether or not the Start-up Image appears when the camera is turned on. Power Saving p. 17 Auto Power Down On*/Off Sets whether or not the camera automatically powers down after a set period of time elapses without the camera being operated. Display Off 10 sec./20 sec./ 30 sec./1 min.* / 2 min./3 min. Sets the length of time before the LCD monitor turns off when no camera operation is performed. Date/Time Basic Guide p. 8 Format You can also set a low level format (p. 25) . File Numbering Continuous*/ Auto Reset p. ..

Resetting Settings to Their Default - Page 26

24 *1 The connection method with the printer can be changed. Although it is normally not necessary to change the setting, select when borderless printing an image shot in (Widescreen) mode on wide size paper using Canon compact photo printer SELPHY CP730/CP720/CP710/ CP510. As this setting will be stored to memory even when the power is turned off, to print using an image size other than , return the mode to [Auto] (however, the connection method cannot be changed while connected to a printer). Print Method Auto*/ See below* 1 . Reset All See below. Resetting Settings to Their Default Value..

Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations - Page 27

25 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations You should always format a new memory card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data. Formatting Memory Cards Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. 1 (Set up) Menu [Format]. See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . 2 Select [OK] and press . z To perform a low level format, use the button to select [Low Level Format] and the or button to add a check mark. z You can stop formatting a card when [Low Level Format] is selected by pressing the FUNC./SET ..

Approximate Values for Recording Pixels - Page 28

26 Shooting Approximate Values for Recording Pixels Changing the Recording Pixels and Compression (Still Images) Shooting Mode 1 FUNC. Menu *(Compression)/ *(Recording Pixels). See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . * Default setting. z Use the or button to select recording pixel/compression settings and press the FUNC./SET button. Recording Pixels Purpose* Large 3072 × 2304 pixels High Printing to about A3 size (Approx. 297 × 420 mm (11.7 × 16.5 in.)) Medium 1 2592 × 1944 pixels Printing to about A4 size (Approx. 210 × 297 mm (8.3 × 11.7 in.)) Printing to about Letter size prints 216 × 27..

* Paper sizes vary according to region. - Page 29

27 Shooting * Paper sizes vary according to region. Approximate Values for Compression Settings or Postcard 1600 × 1200 pixels When printing to postcards (p. 33) Widescreen 3072 × 1728 pixels Printing wide size prints (Images are recorded with 16:9 aspect ratios. Areas not recorded will display as black bars on the LCD monitor.) Compression Purpose Superfine High Quality Normal Shoot higher quality images Fine Shoot normal quality images Normal Shoot more images z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 115) . z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (pp. 114 , 115 ) .

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Using the Digital Zoom/ - Page 30

28 You can combine digital zoom with optical zoom when shooting. The available shooting characteristics and focal lengths (35mm film equivalent) are as follows. Using the Digital Zoom/ Digital Tele-Converter Shooting Mode * Can only be set in mode. However, [Digital Tele-converter] cannot be set. Selection Focal Length Shooting Characteristics Standard 35 – 560 mm Enables shooting at zoom factors of up to 16x with digital and optical zoom combined. Off 35 – 140 mm Enables shooting without digital zoom. 1.5x 52.5 – 210 mm Digital zoom is fixed at the selected zoom factor, and the focal..

Shooting With the Digital Zoom - Page 31

29 Shooting Shooting With the Digital Zoom 1 (Rec.) Menu [Digital Zoom] [Standard]*/[Off]/[1.5x]/[1.9x]. See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . * Default setting. z When using [Standard] See Shooting With the Digital Zoom (See below). z When using [1.5x] or [1.9x] See Shooting With the Digital Tele-Converter (p. 30) . 2 Press the zoom lever toward and shoot. z The combined digital and optical zoom setting will display in the LCD monitor. z Based on the number of recording pixels set, the Safety Zoom feature calculates the maximum zoom factor beyond which image quality will begin to deteriorate. T..

Shooting With the Digital Tele-Converter - Page 32

30 Shooting With the Digital Tele-Converter You can set whether or not the red-eye reduction* lamp automatically fires with the flash. * This feature reduces the effect of light reflecting back from the eyes and making them appear red. 2 Adjust the angle of view with the zoom lever and shoot. z appears on the LCD monitor. z Depending on the number of recording pixels set, image quality may deteriorate ( and the zoom factor appear in blue). About the Digital Tele-Converter The digital tele-converter feature uses digital zoom to achieve the effects of a tele-converter (a lens used for telepho..

Setting the Slow Synchro Function - Page 33

31 Shooting The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds. This reduces the chance that only the background will appear dark when a night scene or an interior shot is taken. Setting the Slow Synchro Function Shooting Mode 1 (Rec.) Menu [Slow Synchro] [On]/[Off]*. See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . * Default setting. When [Slow Synchro] is set to [On], camera shake may become a factor. Use of a tripod is recommended.

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To Cancel Continuous Shooting - Page 34

32 In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter button is held down. If you use the recommended memory card*, you can shoot continuously (smooth continuous shooting) at a set shooting interval until the memory card is full (pp. 114 , 115) . * Recommended Memory Card: Super high-speed SDC-512MSH memory card (sold separately) to which low-level formatting (p. 25) is conducted immediately before shooting. • This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. • Even if continuous shooting ..

Direct Print User Guide - Page 35

33 Shooting You can shoot images with the optimal settings for postcards by composing them inside the print area (width-to-height ratio of approximately 3:2) shown in the LCD monitor. z The interval between shots lengthens when the built-in memory of the camera fills. z If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens because the flash must charge. Postcard Mode Shooting Mode 1 FUNC. Menu *(Recording Pixels) (Postcard). See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . * Default setting. z The recording pixels are set to (1600 × 1200) and the compression to (Fine). z The area that will not get pr..

You can embed the date in image data when - Page 36

34 Embedding the Date in the Image Data You can embed the date in image data when (Postcard mode) is selected. 1 (Rec.) Menu [Date Stamp] [Off]*/ [Date]/[Date & Time]. See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . * Default setting. z LCD monitor display : [Off] : [Date]/[Date & Time] z Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set beforehand (p. 23) . z The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image data once it has been set.

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Setting the Display Overlays - Page 37

35 Shooting You can display vertical and horizontal grid lines, a 3:2 print area guide, or both on the LCD monitor while shooting to help check the position of your subject. *2 Images are still recorded at the standard aspect ratio of 4:3. Setting the Display Overlays Shooting Mode *1 Only [Grid Lines] can be set. Grid Lines Displays grid lines to divide the screen into 9 parts. Helps confirm the vertical and horizontal positioning of the subject. 3:2 Guide Helps confirm the print area for a 3:2 print.* 2 Areas outside the printable area are grayed out. Both Displays both the grid lines and..

Recording Pixels and Frame Rates - Page 38

36 The following movie modes are available. For information on the recording pixels and frame rate in each mode, refer to Recording Pixels and Frame Rates (p. 39) . z The recording time will differ according to the memory card used (p. 115) . * Even if the size of the movie data has not reached 4 GB, recording will stop when a shooting time of 1 hour has elapsed. Depending on the storage capacity of the memory card and the speed at which the data is written, recording may stop before reaching 4 GB or 1 hour. Movie Shooting Shooting Mode Standard You can select the recording pixels and frame..

See Menus and Settings - Page 39

37 Shooting 1 FUNC. Menu * (Standard). See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . * Default setting. z Use the or button to select a movie mode and press the FUNC./ SET button. z In mode, you can change the recording pixels and frame rate (p. 39) . 2 Shoot. z Pressing the shutter button halfway automatically sets the exposure, focus and white balance settings. z Pressing the shutter button fully starts recording video and sound simultaneously. z During shooting the recording time and [ z Rec] appear on the LCD monitor. z Pressing the shutter button fully again stops recording. Recording will stop aut..

Basic Guide - Page 40

38 z You are recommended to use a memory card that has been formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 25) . The memory card supplied with the camera may be used without further formatting. z Be careful of the following while recording. - Do not touch the microphone ( Basic Guide p. 1). - Do not press any buttons other than the shutter button. The sound that buttons make will be recorded in the movie. - The camera will automatically adjust the exposure and white balance to suit the shooting conditions during recording. Please note, however, that the sounds made by the camera automatically..

Recording Pixels and Frame Rates - Page 41

39 Shooting Recording Pixels and Frame Rates Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back each second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the appearance of motion. *1 Default setting. *2 The recording pixels and frame rate are fixed. Changing Recording Pixels and Frame Rates (Movies) You can change the recording pixels and frame rate when the movie mode is set to (Standard). 1 FUNC. Menu * (Frame Rate)/ *(Recording Pixels). See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . * Default setting. z Use the or button to select a frame rate/recording pixels and press the FUNC./SET button...

See Menus and Settings - Page 42

40 The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the camera focuses. You can set the AF frame in the following ways. Selecting an AF Frame Shooting Mode *Cannot be set in mode. Face Detect You can have the camera automatically detect the position of a face and use this data to set the focus and exposure* while shooting. In addition, the camera will meter the subject so that the face is correctly illuminated when the flash fires. If a face is not detected, images will be shot using the [On] option. * Only in evaluative metering mode (p. 45) . On The camera automatically selects..

Shooting - Page 43

41 Shooting z If the shutter button is pressed halfway while the LCD monitor is on, the AF frame appears as follows: - Green: Shooting preparations complete - Yellow: Focusing difficulty (AiAF is set to [Off].) - Off: Focusing difficulty (AiAF is set to [On].) z The following occurs when [Face Detect] is selected. - Up to three AF frames display. At this point, the frame the camera judges to be the main subject appears in white while the others appear in gray. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays up to 9 green AF frames. - If no white frame displays and all the frames appear in gray..

Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects - Page 44

42 It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects. z Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings z Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects z Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition z Subjects that are moving quickly z Subjects through glass: Try to shoot as close to the glass as possible to reduce the chances of light reflecting back off the glass. Shooting with the Focus Lock Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock) Shooting Mode *Cannot be used in mode. 1 Aim the camera so that an object at the same focal di..

Shooting with the AF Lock - Page 45

43 Shooting Shooting with the AF Lock *Only available in and modes. To Release the AF Lock Press the button. 1 Turn on the LCD monitor. 2 Aim the camera so that an object at the same focal distance as the main subject is centered in the AF frame. 3 Press and hold the shutter button halfway and press the button. z The icon will appear on the LCD monitor. 4 Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired and shoot. z When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD monitor, setting [AiAF] to [Off] in the (Rec.) menu (p. 40) makes shooting easier since the camera focuses using the c..

Locking the Exposure Setting - Page 46

44 You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background or when a subject is backlit. To Release the AE Lock Press the ISO button. Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) Shooting Mode You must set the flash to . The AE lock cannot be set if the flash fires. 1 Turn on the LCD monitor. 2 Focus on the part of the subject on which you wish to lock the exposure setting. 3 Press and hold the shutter button halfway and press the button. z The icon will display. 4 Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired and pres..

Locking the Flash Exposure Setting - Page 47

45 Shooting You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are correctly set regardless of the composition of your subject. To Release the FE Lock Press the ISO button. Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) Shooting Mode 1 Turn on the LCD monitor. 2 Press the button and select (flash on). 3 Focus on the part of the subject on which you wish to lock the flash exposure setting. 4 Press and hold the shutter button halfway and press the button. z The flash will pre-fire and icon will display. 5 Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired and press the shutter button f..

Adjusting the Exposure Compensation - Page 48

46 Metering Methods 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. Evaluative Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camera divides images into several zones for metering. It evaluates complex lighting conditions, such as the position of the subject, the brightness, the direct light, and the backlighting, and adj..

To Cancel the Exposure Compensation - Page 49

47 Shooting To Cancel the Exposure Compensation Follow Step 2 to restore the compensation value to [0]. You can set the shutter speed to a slow setting to make dark subjects appear brighter. In mode, the exposure shift can be set/canceled (p. 38) . Shooting in Long Shutter Mode Shooting Mode 1 FUNC. Menu * (Exposure Compensation) . See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . * Default setting. 2 Use the or button to select the shutter speed . z The higher the value, the brighter the image and the lower the value, the darker the image. z If you press the MENU button at this point, you will return to th..

48 - Page 50

48 z This setting is reset once the camera is turned off. z The nature of CCDs is such that noise in the recorded image increases at long shutter speeds. This camera, however, applies special processing to images shot at shutter speeds slower than 1.3 seconds to eliminate the noise, thereby producing high-quality images. A certain amount of processing time, however, may be required before the next image can be shot. z Use the LCD monitor to confirm that the image was recorded at the desired brightness. z Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low shutter speeds. Shoot with the ca..

Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) - Page 51

49 Shooting Normally, the (Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal white balance. When the (Auto) setting cannot produce natural looking colors, change the white balance using a setting appropriate for the light source. White Balance Settings Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) Shooting Mode 1 FUNC. Menu * (Auto). See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . * Default setting. z Use the or button to select a white balance setting and press the FUNC./SET button. Auto Settings are automatically set by the camera. Day Light For recording outdoors on a bright day. Cloudy For recording under overcast,..

Using the Custom White Balance - Page 52

50 Using the Custom White Balance You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera evaluate an object, such as a piece of white paper or cloth, or a photo-quality gray card that you wish to establish as the standard white color. In particular, take a (Custom) white balance reading for the following situations that are difficult for the (Auto) setting to detect correctly. • Shooting close-ups (Macro) • Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or forest) • Shooting with a particular source of light (such as a ..

Shooting - Page 53

51 Shooting z You are recommended to set the shooting mode to and the exposure compensation setting to [±0] before setting a custom white balance. The correct white balance may not be obtained when the exposure setting is incorrect (image appears completely black or white). z Shoot with the same settings as when reading the white balance data. If the settings differ, the optimal white balance may not be set. In particular, the following should not be changed. - ISO Speed - Flash: Setting the flash to on or off is recommended. If the flash fires when reading the white balance data with the ..

Setting the Camera to a Custom - Page 54

52 You can change the look of an image when it is shot. My Colors Settings Shooting in a My Colors Mode Shooting Mode My Colors Off Records normally. Vivid Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record bold colors. Neutral Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record neutral hues. Sepia Records in sepia tones. B/W Records in black and white. Custom Color Customize contrast, sharpness, and saturation. 1 FUNC. Menu *(My Colors Off). See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . * Default setting. z Use the or button to select a My Colors mode. z Mode See Setting the Camera to a Custom C..

Setting the Camera to a Custom Color - Page 55

53 Shooting Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode 1 (Custom Color) . See Menus and Settings (p. 18) . 2 Use the or button to select [Contrast], [Sharpness] or [Saturation] and the or button to adjust it. z The altered color will display. 3 . z This completes the setting. If you press the MENU button at this point, you will return to the screen where you can select a My Colors mode. Select an item Adjust

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Press the ISO button to cycle - Page 56

54 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. Adjusting the ISO Speed Shooting Mode 1 Press the ISO button to cycle through ISO settings. z You can advance to the next option each time you press the button: */ / / / / / / . * Default setting. z When in shooting mode, only or can be selected. z and are not available in long shutter mode (p. 47) . z Selecting (Auto) sets the optimal ISO speed according to the light level when shooting. Since the ISO speed s..

Setting the Auto Rotate Function - Page 57

55 Shooting Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when viewing it in the LCD monitor. Setting the Auto Rotate Function Shooting Mode 1 (Set up) Menu [Auto Rotate] [On]*/ [Off]. See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . * Default setting. z When the Auto Rotate function is set to [On] and the LCD monitor is set to the detailed display mode during shooting, (normal), (right end is down) or (left end is down) will appear in the display. z This fu..

Creating a Folder the Next Time You Shoot - Page 58

56 You can create a new folder at any time and the recorded images will be automatically saved to that folder. Creating a Folder the Next Time You Shoot Creating an Image Destination (Folder) Shooting Mode Create New Folder Creates a new folder the next time you shoot images. To create an additional folder, insert the check mark again. Auto Create You can also specify a date and time if you wish to create a new folder using a shooting time after the specified date and time. 1 (Set up) Menu [Create Folder]. See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . 2 Use the or button to check mark [Create New Folder..

Select a day for the [Auto Create] option and - Page 59

57 Shooting Setting the Day or Time for Automatic Folder Creation 2 Select a day for the [Auto Create] option and a time in the [Time] option . z displays when the specified time arrives. The symbol will cease to display after the new folder is created. Up to 2000 images can be saved into one folder. A new folder will automatically be created when you record more than that number even if you are not creating new folders.

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File Number Reset Function - Page 60

58 The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You can select how the file number is assigned. File Number Reset Function Resetting the File Number Shooting Mode 1 (Set up) Menu [File Numbering] [Continuous]*/[Auto Reset]. See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . * Default setting. Continuous A number one higher than the last one recorded is assigned to the next image. This is convenient for managing all your images together on a computer because you avoid file name duplication when changing folders or memory cards*. * When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card with record..

File and Folder Numbers - Page 61

59 Shooting File and Folder Numbers Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting with 0001 and ranging up to 9999, while folders are assigned numbers starting with 100 and ranging up to 999. Up to 2,000 images can be saved into a single folder. z Images may be saved to a new folder when there is insufficient free space even if the total number of images in a folder is less than 2,000 because the following types of images are always saved together into the same folder. - Images from continuous shooting - Self-timer images (custom) z Images cannot be played back when the fol..

Basic Camera User Guide - Page 62

60 Playback/Erasing Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 18). To Cancel the Magnified Display Press the zoom lever toward . (You can also cancel it immediately by pressing the MENU button.) Magnifying Images 1 Press the zoom lever toward . z will display and a magnified portion of the image will display. z Images can be magnified up to a factor of approximately 10x. 2 Use the , , or button to move around the image. z If you press the FUNC./SET button while in magnified display, the camera switches to image advance mode and will display. You can use the or button to advance to the..

Switching between Sets of Nine Images - Page 63

61 Playback/Erasing To Return to Single Image Playback Press the zoom lever toward . Viewing Images in Sets of Nine ( Index Playback) 1 Press the zoom lever toward . z Up to nine images can be viewed at once in index playback. z Use the , , or button to change the image selection. Switching between Sets of Nine Images The jump bar will display if you press the zoom lever toward while in index playback and you can switch the display between sets of nine images. z Use the or button to move to the previous or next set of nine images. z Hold the FUNC./SET button down and press the or button to ..

In single image playback mode, press the - Page 64

62 When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is handy to use the five search keys below to jump over images to find the object of your search. To Return to Single Image Playback Press the MENU button. Jumping to Images Jump 10 Images Jumps over 10 images at a time. Jump 100 Images Jumps over 100 images at a time. Jump Shot Date Jumps to the first image of each shooting date. Jump to Movie Jumps to a movie. Jump to Folder Jumps to the first image of each folder. 1 In single image playback mode, press the button. z The camera will switch to jump search mode. z The screen sampl..

Playback/Erasing - Page 65

63 Playback/Erasing Viewing Movies Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode. 1 Display a movie and press . z Images with a icon are movies. 2 Select (Play) and press . z The movie will pause if you press the FUNC./SET button during playback. It will resume when you press the button again. z When playback ends, the movie stops at the last frame displayed. Press the FUNC./SET button to display the movie control panel. z You can switch between showing/hiding the playback progress bar with the DISP. button while playing a movie. z If playback was halted partway through in the prior vi..

Operating the Movie Control Panel - Page 66

64 Operating the Movie Control Panel Ends playback and returns to single image playback Prints (An icon will display when a printer is connected. See the Direct Print User Guide for details.) Play Slow Motion Playback (You can use the button to slow down or the button to speed up playback.) Displays the first frame Previous Frame (Rewinds if the FUNC./SET button is held down.) Next Frame (Fast Forwards if the FUNC./SET button is held down.) Displays the last frame z Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when playing a movie on a TV set (p. 72) . z The sound cannot be played i..

Rotating Images in the Display - Page 67

65 Playback/Erasing Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display. Rotating Images in the Display 1 (Play) Menu . See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . 2 Use the or button to select an image to rotate and press to rotate it. z Cycle through the 90°/270°/original orientations with each press of the FUNC./SET button. z This also can be set in the index playback mode. When images are downloaded to a computer, the orientation of images rotated by the camera will depend upon the software used to download the images. Original 90° 270°

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Red-Eye Correction Function - Page 68

66 You can correct red eyes in recorded images. However, red eyes may not be automatically detected in some images or the results may not turn out as you intended. Examples: z Faces near the screen edges or faces that appear extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall image. z Faces turned to the side or at a diagonal, or faces with a portion hidden. Red-Eye Correction Function 1 (Play) Menu . See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . 2 Use the or button to select an image you wish to perform red-eye correction on and press . z A frame will be displayed automatically at the pos..

Playback/Erasing - Page 69

67 Playback/Erasing 4 Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press . z [New File]: saves the image under a new file name. The original file remains as is. The newly saved image file is saved as the last image of the photographed images. z [Overwrite]: saves the new image under the original file name. The original image is overwritten. z If you selected [New File], proceed to Step 5. 5 Press and select [Yes] or [No], then press . z Selecting [Yes] displays the corrected image, while [No] returns you to the (Play) menu. z Red eye correction cannot be performed on movies. z Overwriting cannot be..

You can add up to a maximum of 35 correction frames. - Page 70

68 Adding Correction Frames You can add up to a maximum of 35 correction frames. 1 Use the or button to select [Add Frame] and press . 2 Use the , , or or button to move the frame and press . z You can change the size of the frame with the zoom lever.

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Attaching Sound Memos to Images - Page 71

69 Playback/Erasing In playback mode (including single image playback and index playback), you can attach sound memos (up to 1 min.) to an image. The sound data is saved in the WAVE format. Attaching Sound Memos to Images 1 (Play) Menu . See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . 2 Use the or button to select an image to which to attach a sound memo and press . z The sound memo control panel will display. 3 Select (Record) and press . z The elapsed time and the remaining time display. z Pressing the FUNC./SET button pauses the recording. Pressing it again resumes recording. z Up to 1 minute of record..

Automated Playback (Auto Play) - Page 72

70 Sound Memo Panel Use this feature to automatically play back all of the images in the memory card. The LCD monitor displays each image for approximately 3 seconds. Exit Record Pause Play Erase Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the FUNC./ SET button. z You cannot attach sound memos to movies. z Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased. Automated Playback (Auto Play) 1 (Play) Menu . See Menus and Settings (p. 19) .

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See Menus and Settings - Page 73

71 Playback/Erasing You can protect important images and movies from accidental erasure. 2 Press . z During automated playback, the following functions are possible: - Pausing/resuming the Auto Play: Press the FUNC./SET button - Fast forwarding/rewinding: Press the or button (hold down the button to switch between images more rapidly) - Stopping the Auto Play: Press the MENU button Protecting Images 1 (Play) Menu . See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . 2 Use the or button to select an image to protect and press . z Pressing the FUNC./SET button again cancels the setting. z You can also protect i..

Viewing Images on a TV Set - Page 74

72 You can play back images on a television with the supplied AV cable. Viewing Images on a TV Set 1 Turn off the camera and the TV. 2 Connect the AV cable to the camera’s A/V OUT terminal. z Slip your fingernail under the lower end of the camera’s terminal cover, lift it open and plug the interface cable in all the way. 3 Plug the other ends of the AV cable to the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN jacks on the TV. 4 Turn on the TV and switch it to video mode. 5 Turn on the camera. VIDEO AUDIO Yellow Black

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See Menus and Settings - Page 75

73 Playback/Erasing z When the camera is set to shooting mode, you can take pictures while displaying images on the television. z The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to accommodate different regional standards (p. 23) . The default setting varies between regions. - NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan and others - PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania and others If the video system is set incorrectly, the camera output may not display properly. Erasing All Images z Note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image. z Prot..

Print Settings/Transfer Settings - Page 76

74 Print Settings/Transfer Settings You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. This is extremely convenient for printing on a direct print compatible printer, or for sending the images to a photo developing service that supports DPOF. Single Images Setting the DPOF Print Settings The icon may display for a memory card with print settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These settings will be overwritten by those s..

Print Settings/Transfer Settings - Page 77

75 Print Settings/Transfer Settings 2 Use the or button to select images for printing. z Selection methods differ for the Print Type settings (p. 77) . - Standard ( )/Both ( ) Select an image, press the FUNC./ SET button and use the or button to select the number of print copies (up to 99). - Index ( ) Select an image and press the FUNC./SET button to select or deselect it. z You can also select images in the index playback mode. z If the camera is connected to a printer, the button will light in blue while images are being selected. At this time, press the button, confirm that [Print] is s..

All the Images on a Memory Card - Page 78

76 All the Images on a Memory Card 1 (Print) Menu [Select All Images] . See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . z One copy of every image will be set to print. z Selecting [Clear All Selections] cancels all print settings. z When the camera is connected to a printer, the button will light in blue. At this time, press the button, confirm that [Print] is selected, and when the FUNC./SET button is pressed, printing will begin. 2 Select [OK] and press . z The output of some printers or photo developing services may not reflect the specified print settings. z Print settings cannot be set for movies. z ..

Print Settings/Transfer Settings - Page 79

77 Print Settings/Transfer Settings Setting the Print Style After setting the print style, select the images for printing. The following settings can be selected. *Default setting Print Type Standard* Prints one image per page. Index Prints the selected images together at a reduced size in an index format. Both Prints the images in both the standard and index formats. Date (On/Off*) Adds the date to the print. File No. (On/Off*) Adds the file number to the print. Clear DPOF data (On*/Off) Clears all print settings after the images print. 1 (Print) Menu [Print Settings] . See Menus and Setti..

Basic Guide - Page 80

78 z The Date and File No. settings change according to the Print Type as follows. - Index [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. - Standard or Both [Date] and [File No.] can be set to [On] at the same time, however, the printable information may vary between printers. z Images dated using [Postcard Date Imprint mode] (p. 34) are always printed with the date, regardless of the [Date] setting. As a result, if [Date] is also set to [On], the date will end up being printed twice on these images. z Dates print in the style specified in the [Date/Time] menu ( p. 23 , Basic..

Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings - Page 81

79 Print Settings/Transfer Settings You can use the camera to specify settings for images before downloading to a computer. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for instructions on how to transfer images to your computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. Single Images Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings The icon may display for a memory card with transfer settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera. 1 (Play) Menu . See Menus and Settings (p. 19) . 2 Select [Order] ..

All the Images on a Memory Card - Page 82

80 All the Images on a Memory Card 3 Use the or button to select an image to transfer and press . z Pressing the FUNC./SET button again deselects the setting. z You can also select images in the index playback mode. 2 Select [Mark all] and press . z Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer order settings. 3 Select [OK] and press . z Images are transferred in order according to the file number. z A maximum of 998 images can be selected. Transfer Selection

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Camera will not operate. - Page 83

81 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Camera Camera will not operate. Power is not turned on. z Press the power button ( Basic Guide p. 9). Memory card slot/battery cover is open. z Confirm that the memory card slot/ battery cover is securely closed ( Basic Guide p. 5). Batteries are loaded in the wrong direction. z Reload the batteries in the correct direction ( Basic Guide p. 5). Batteries are not the right type. z Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries (p. 96) . Battery charge is low and the camera will not operate. (“Change the batteries” message dis..

When the power is turned on - Page 84

82 When the power is turned on “Card locked!” message appears. The SD memory card or SDHC memory card’s write protect tab is set to “Write protect”. z When recording to, erasing from or formatting the memory card, slide the write protect tab upward (p. 98) . The Date/Time menu appears. The lithium coin battery charge is low. z Replace the lithium date battery (p. 106) . LCD monitor Nothing displays. The LCD monitor is set not to display. z Press the DISP. button to turn on the LCD monitor (p. 12) . The display darkens. The image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or..

Troubleshooting - Page 85

83 Troubleshooting A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD Sometimes appears when shooting a bright subject, such as the sun or other light source. z This is a normal occurrence in devices containing CCDs and does not constitute a malfunction. This bar of light will not be recorded when shooting still images, but it will be recorded when shooting movies. appears. A slow shutter speed has likely been selected because of insufficient lighting. z Raise the ISO speed (p. 54) . z Set the flash to any setting other than (flash off) ( Basic Guide p. 14). z Set the self-timer ( Basic Guide ..

Image seen in viewfinder vs. recorded image. - Page 86

84 Shooting Shooting Mode is set to (playback). z Press the shutter button halfway, or press / button to switch to the shooting mode ( Basic Guide p. 7). Flash is charging. z When the flash is charged, the indicator will light orange. Shooting is now possible ( Basic Guide p. 4). Memory card is full. z Insert a new memory card ( Basic Guide p. 5). z If required, download the images to a computer and erase them from the memory card to make space. Memory card is not formatted correctly. z Format the memory card (p. 25) . z If reformatting does not work, the memory card logic circuits may be d..

Image is blurred or out of focus. - Page 87

85 Troubleshooting Image is blurred or out of focus. The camera moves when the shutter button is pressed. z Confirm the procedures in “ appears” (p. 83) . AF-assist Beam is set to [Off]. z In dark places where it is difficult for the camera to focus, the AF- assist Beam will emit to assist focusing. As the AF-assist Beam will not function when turned off, set it [On] to activate it (p. 21) . Take care not to obstruct the AF- assist Beam with your hand when used. Subject is out of focal range. z Shoot with the subject at the correct focusing distance (p. 109) . The subject is hard to foc..

Basic Guide - Page 88

86 Subject in recorded image is too bright, or image flashes white. Subject is too close, making the flash too strong. z Shoot within correct flash range of the subject when using the built-in flash (p. 110) . The subject is overexposed because the surroundings are too dark. z Set the exposure compensation to a negative (–) setting (p. 46) . z Use the AE lock or spot metering function (pp. 44 , 46) . Too much light is shining directly into the camera, or is being reflected off the subject. z Change the shooting angle. Flash is set to on. z Set the flash to (Flash off) ( Basic Guide p. 14)..

Troubleshooting - Page 89

87 Troubleshooting Eyes appear red. Light is reflected back from the eyes when the flash is used in dark areas. z Shoot with [Red-Eye] set to [On] (p. 30) . For this mode to be effective, the subject must be looking right at the red-eye reduction lamp. Try asking them to look directly at the lamp. Even better results can be obtained by increasing the lighting in indoor settings or approaching closer to the subject. The shutter will not activate for approximately 1 second after the red-eye reduction lamp fires in order to improve the effect. z You can correct red eyes in recorded images usin..

Shooting Movies - Page 90

88 Shooting Movies The recording time may not display properly or shooting may stop unexpectedly. The following types of memory cards are used. - Slow recording cards. - Cards formatted on a different camera or a computer. - Cards which have had images recorded and erased repeatedly. z Although the recording time may not display properly during shooting, the movie will be recorded correctly on the memory card. Recording time will display properly if you format the memory card in this camera (excluding slow recording memory cards) (p. 25) . “!” displays on the LCD monitor in red and shoo..

Cannot play back. - Page 91

89 Troubleshooting Playback Cannot play back. You attempted to play back images shot with another camera or images edited with a computer. z Computer images that cannot be played back may play back if they are added to the camera using the supplied software program ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser. File name was changed with a computer or file location was changed. z Set the file name or location on the file format/structure of the camera. (Refer to the Software Starter Guide for details). Movies do not play back correctly. Movies recorded with high recording pixels and frame rates may moment..

Reading images from memory card is slow. - Page 92

90 Reading images from memory card is slow. Memory card was formatted in another device. z Use a memory card formatted in your camera (p. 25) . Battery Batteries consumed quickly. Battery is not being used to its full capacity. z See Battery Handling Precautions (p. 96) . Batteries are not the right type. z Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries (p. 96) . Battery capacity drops due to low ambient temperatures. z If shooting in a cold location, warm the batteries such as by placing them in your pocket before using them. Battery terminals are dirty. z Wipe ..

Printing with a direct print compatible - Page 93

91 Troubleshooting TV monitor output Image is distorted or not showing on TV monitor. Incorrect video system setting. z Set the video system to the appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL, for your TV (p. 23) . Printing with a direct print compatible printer Cannot print. The camera and printer are not properly connected. z Securely connect the camera and printer with the specified cable. The printer power is not turned on. z Turn on the printer power. The print connection method is not correct. z In the (Set up) menu, select [Print Method] and select [Auto] (p. 24) .

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Direct Print User Guide - Page 94

92 List of Messages The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during shooting or playback. Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for the messages that display during a printer connection. Busy... Image is being recorded to the memory card, or the playback mode is starting up. No memory card You turned on the camera without a memory card installed, or with a memory card installed in the wrong orientation ( Basic Guide p. 5). Card locked! The SD memory card or SDHC memory card is write-protected. Cannot record! You attempted to shoot an image without a memory card installed, ..

List of Messages - Page 95

93 List of Messages Naming error! The file name could not be created because there is an image with the same name as the folder that the camera is attempting to create, or the highest possible file number has already been reached. In the Set up menu, set [File Numbering] to [Auto Reset]; alternatively, save all the images you wish to retain onto a computer, then reformat the memory card. Please note that formatting will erase all the existing images and other data. Change the batteries Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace both batteries immediately with unused AA-si..

94 - Page 96

94 Cannot magnify! You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different camera or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a movie. Cannot rotate You attempted to rotate an image recorded in a different camera or data type, an image edited with a computer or a movie. Incompatible WAVE A sound memo cannot be added to this image since the data type of the existing sound memo is incorrect, or the sound memo cannot be played back. Cannot modify image You attempted to apply a Red Eye Correction to an image recorded in a different camera. Cannot Modify Cannot apply red-eye correction a..

List of Messages - Page 97

95 List of Messages Unselectable image You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image. Communication error The computer was unable to download the image due to the large amount of images (approx. 1000) stored on the memory card. Lens error, restart camera An error was detected while the lens was in motion, and the power has been automatically turned off. This error can occur if you hold the lens while it is in motion or you operate it in a location with excessive dust or sand in the air. Try turning the power back on, and resume shooting or playback. If this message continues ..

Battery Handling - Page 98

96 Appendix Battery Handling Battery Charge The following icon and message will display. Battery Handling Precautions z This camera uses AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AAsize NiMH batteries (sold separately). While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium batteries, performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended. z Since the performance of alkaline batteries may differ according to brand, the operating time of the batteries you purchase may not be as long as the batteries that came with the camera. z When using the camera under low temperature conditions or over long pe..

Appendix - Page 99

97 Appendix z Before installing the batteries, wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth. If the battery terminals are soiled with oil from one’s skin or other dirt, the number of recordable images may be considerably diminished, or the amount of time the camera can be used reduced. z At low temperatures, battery performance may be reduced and the low battery icon ( ) may appear earlier than usual. Under these conditions, restore the battery performance by warming it in a pocket immediately before use. z Do not put the batteries into a pocket together with metallic items such as a ..

SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card Write - Page 100

98 Handling the Memory Card SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card Write Protect Tab Cautions When Handling z Memory cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or vibration. z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the memory card. z Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the terminals on the back of the card. Do not touch the terminals with your hands or metal objects. z Do not peel away the original label on the memory card or cover it with another label or sticker. z When writing on the memory card, do not use..

Formatting - Page 101

99 Appendix Formatting z Please note that formatting (initializing) an memory card erases all data, including protected images. z You are recommended to use memory cards that have been formatted in your camera. • The card supplied with the camera may be used without further formatting. • When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted memory card might be the cause. Reformatting the memory card may solve the problem. • When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem. • Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or peripheral device..

Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) - Page 102

100 Using Rechargeable Batteries (Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300) This kit includes a battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. Charge batteries as shown below. Recharging is also possible using two batteries. • After inserting the batteries, plug the charger (CB-5AH) into an outlet, or attach the power cord to the charger (CB-5AHE, not shown) and plug the other end into an outlet. • Do not insert and charge additional batteries once charging has begun. • The charge indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when charging is finished..

Appendix - Page 103

101 Appendix z The CB-5AH/CB-5AHE battery charger can only be used to charge Canon AA-size NiMH Battery NB-3AH and NB- 2AH. Please do not attempt to charge any other type of battery. z Do not mix batteries with different purchase dates or different charge states. When recharging batteries, always recharge both of them at the same time. z Do not attempt to recharge fully charged batteries, as doing so may reduce or impair battery performance. Also, do not charge batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours. z Do not recharge batteries in enclosed areas that tend to retain heat. z Do not rech..

102 - Page 104

102 z If you store batteries for a long period of time (about 1 year), it is recommended that you deplete the batteries in the camera and to then store them at room temperature (0 to 30 °C/32 to 90 °F) in low humidity. Storing them in a fully charged condition can shorten their lifespan or degrade their performance. Again, if you do not use batteries for more than 1 year, fully charge them once a year and fully deplete in the camera before storing them. z If the battery usage time has become considerably low despite wiping the terminals and charging them until the battery charger indicato..

Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK800 - Page 105

103 Appendix Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK800 It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately) when you are using it for long periods of time or connecting it to a computer. Turn the camera power off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter. 1 Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter first and then plug the other end into the power outlet. 2 Open the terminal cover and attach the cord to the DC IN terminal. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800

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Using an Externally Mounted Flash - Page 106

104 High-Power Flash HF-DC1 This flash is used to supplement the camera’s built-in flash when the subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following procedures to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the supporting bracket. Please read the instructions accompanying the flash along with this explanation. Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) Tripod Sockets Bracket (Comes with the flash)

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Charge becomes Severely Limited - Page 107

105 Appendix ² Batteries z Charge becomes Severely Limited If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be dirty from fingerprints. z Usage in Cold Temperatures Get a spare generic lithium battery (CR123A or DL123). You are recommended to place the spare battery in your pocket to warm it up before switching it for the battery in the flash. z Non-Use over Extended Periods Leaving batteries in the High-Power Flash could allow the battery fluid to leak, damaging the product. Remove the batteries from the High-Power ..

Replacing the Date Battery - Page 108

106 If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned on, the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings have been lost. Please purchase a lithium coin battery (CR1220) and replace it as follows. Replacing the Date Battery The date battery is preinstalled at the factory and may therefore expire earlier than its rated lifespan after the camera has been purchased. Be particularly careful to keep the date batteries out of the reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a child swallows a battery since corrosive battery fluids could damage the stomach or..

Basic Guide - Page 109

107 Appendix 5 Insert a new battery with the (–) side facing up. 6 Replace the battery holder and close the memory card slot/battery cover. 7 When the Date/Time menu appears, set the date and time ( Basic Guide p. 8). After purchasing the camera and turning on the power for the first time, although the Date/Time menu will appear, you do not need to replace the date battery. If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country.

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Camera Care and Maintenance - Page 110

108 Camera Body Gently wipe dirt off the camera body with a soft cloth or eyeglass lens wiper. Lens First use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt, then remove any remaining dirt by wiping the lens lightly with a soft cloth. Viewfinder and LCD Monitor Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary, gently wipe with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove stubborn dirt. Camera Care and Maintenance Never use thinners, benzine, detergents or water to clean the camera. These substances may distort or damage the equipment. Never use organic solvents on the camera b..

PowerShot A560 - Page 111

109 Appendix All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. PowerShot A560 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels : Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor : 1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million) Lens : 5.8 (W) – 23.2 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 140 (T) mm) f/2.6 (W) – f/5.5 (T) Digital Zoom : Still images/Movies: Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 16x in combination with the optical zoom) Optical Viewfinder : Real-image zoom viewfinder LCD Monitor : 2.5-inch type, amorphous silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 pix..

(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto - Page 112

110 Exposure Compensation : ±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) : Auto*, High ISO Auto**, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 * Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to subject brightness. **Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to subject brightness. However, the ISO speed is set relatively higher than Auto (maximum ISO speed is ISO 1600.) White Balance : Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom Built-in Flash : Auto*, on*, off * Red-eye reduction and Slow Syn..

Appendix - Page 113

111 Appendix Data Type (Still images) : Exif 2.2 (JPEG)* Sound Memo: WAVE (monaural) * This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints. (Movies) : AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural)) Compression : Superfine, Fine, Normal Number of Recording Pixels (Still images) : Large : 3072 × 2304 pixels Me..

112 - Page 114

112 Playback Modes : Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Red- eye correction, Jump (it is possible to jump to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of each shooting date, to the first image in each folder, or to movies. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Auto Play, Sound memos (up to 1 min.) or Movie (slow motion play back possible). Direct Print : PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible Interface..

* Until the battery returns to normal temperature - Page 115

113 Appendix Battery Capacity z The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings. z Movie data is excluded. z At low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and the low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In these circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the battery in a pocket before use. Test Conditions Number of Images Shot Playback Time LCD Monitor On (Based on the CIPA standard) LCD Monitor Off AA-size Alkaline Batteries (included with the camera) Approx. 140 images Approx. 800 images Approx. 9 hours AA-size NiMH Batteries (NB..

Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities - Page 116

114 Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities : Card included with the camera • Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 32) (When card has been formatted with a low level format). • This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. Recording Pixels Compression 16MB SDC-128M SDC-512MSH (Large) 3072 × 2304 pixels 4 40 156 7 64 251 16 134 520 (Medium 1) 2592 × 1944 pixels 5 49 190 10 87 339 21 173 671 (Medium 2) 2048 × 1536 pixels 9 76 295 16 136 529 33 269 1041 (Medium 3) 1600 × 1200 pixels 14 121 471..

: Card included with the camera - Page 117

115 Appendix Movie : Card included with the camera * Maximum clip length at : 1 min and : 3 min. The figures indicate the maximum continuous recording time. Image Data Sizes (Estimated) Recording Pixels Frame Rate 16MB SDC-128M SDC- 512MSH Standard 640 × 480 pixels 7 sec. 1 min. 4 sec. 4 min. 9 sec. 15 sec. 2 min. 7 sec. 8 min. 14 sec. 320 × 240 pixels 22 sec. 3 min. 1 sec. 11 min. 42 sec. 43 sec. 5 min. 55 sec. 22 min. 53 sec. Fast Frame Rate 320 × 240 pixels 11 sec. 1 min. 32 sec. 5 min. 59 sec. Compact 160 × 120 pixels 1 min. 47 sec. 14 min. 29 sec. 55 min. 57 sec. Recording Pixels C..

MultiMediaCard - Page 118

116 MultiMediaCard SD Memory Card Recording Pixels Frame Rate File size Standard 640 × 480 pixels 1920 KB/sec. 960 KB/sec. 320 × 240 pixels 660 KB/sec. 330 KB/sec. Fast Frame Rate 320 × 240 pixels 1320 KB/sec. Compact 160 × 120 pixels 120 KB/sec. Interface Compatible with MultiMediaCard standards Dimensions 32.0 × 24.0 × 1.4 mm (1.3 × 0.9 × 0.06 in.) Weight Approx. 1.5 g (0.05 oz.) Interface Compatible with SD memory card standards Dimensions 32.0 × 24.0 × 2.1 mm (1.3 × 0.9 × 0.1 in.) Weight Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)

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Operating Temperatures - Page 119

117 Appendix NiMH Battery NB-3AH (Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery NB4-300 set or the Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300) Battery Charger CB-5AH/CB-5AHE (Supplied with the separately sold Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300) *1 When charging four NB-3AH batteries *2 When charging two NB-3AH batteries loaded one on each side of the battery charger Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800) Type AA-size rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery Nominal Voltage 1.2 V DC Typical Capacity 2500 mAh (min.: 2300 mAh) Cycle Life Approx. 300 time..

INDEX - Page 120

118 INDEX Numerics 3:2 Guide ......................... 13 , 35 A AC Adapter Kit ACK800 ....... 103 Add Frame ............................. 66 AE Lock ................................. 44 AF Frame ......................... 13 , 40 AF Lock .................................. 43 AF-assist Beam ................ 21 , 85 AiAF ....................................... 40 Aquarium ..................... Basic 12 Auto Play ............................... 70 Auto Power Down .................. 23 Auto Rotate ............................ 55 B Battery Battery Capacity .............. 113 Capacity .............

119 - Page 121

119 G Grid Lines ......................... 13 , 35 H HF-DC1 ................................ 104 High-Power Flash ................. 104 Histogram ............................... 16 I Image Data Sizes (Estimated) ........................... 115 Image zone ................... Basic 11 Index Playback ....................... 61 Indicators .................... Basic 3, 4 Indoor ........................... Basic 12 Interface Cable ....... Basic 21, 26 ISO Speed .............................. 54 J Jump (Image Search) ............. 62 K Kids&Pets ..................... Basic 11 L Landscape .......

120 - Page 122

120 P Play Menu .............................. 21 Playback ...................... Basic 18 Playback Information ............. 14 Playback Mode ............ Basic 18 Playback Vol . ......................... 22 Portrait ......................... Basic 11 Power Button ............. Basic 3, 9 Power Saving Function .......... 17 Print Menu ............................. 21 Print/Share Button ... Basic 3, 21 Printing ................... 74 , Basic 21 Protect ................................... 71 R Rec. Menu ............................. 20 Rechargeable Batteries ....... 100 Rechargeable Battery ..

Trademark Acknowledgments - Page 123

121 Trademark Acknowledgments • Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Vista logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh, Mac logo, Mac OS, QuickTime and QuickTime logo are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the United States and/or other countries. • The SDHC logo is a trademark. Copyright © 2007 Canon Inc. All rights reserved. Disclaimer • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted f..

Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode - Page 124

122 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode. Functions Ref. Page Recording Pixels (Still Image) Large z z z – z p. 26 Medium 1 c c c – c Medium 2 c c c – c Medium 3 c c c – c Small c c { – c Postcard c c c – c Widescreen c c { – c Compression (Movie) – – – c (1) – p. 39 Compression Super Fine c c c – c p. 27 Fine z z z – z Normal c c c – c Frame Rate (Movie) – – – c (1) – p. 39 Flash (3) Auto z c c – c (2) Basic Guide p. 14 On – c c – c Off c c c – z Red-Eye Red..

10-sec. self-timer - Page 125

123 * { : Setting available ( z : Default settings.) — : Setting selection is not possible. • (Shaded Area): Setting is retained even when the camera power is shut off. • With the exception of the [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] settings, all the other menu settings and changes made with the camera buttons can be reset to the default values in a single operation (p. 24) . Drive Mode Single z z z z z – Continuous – c c – c p. 32 10-sec. self-timer z z z z z Basic Guide p. 16 2-sec. self-timer c c c c c Custom Timer c c c – c Date Stamp c c c – c p. 34 AiAF c c c (4..

(p. 39) - Page 126

124 (1) The recording pixels and frame rates for the (Movie) mode (p. 39) . (2) This cannot be set in Long Shutter mode. (3) Auto is the default setting in , , , and ( ) modes. Off is the default setting in and ( ) modes. • You cannot use flash in mode. • You cannot [Auto] in mode. (4) This cannot be set in mode. (5) Slow Synchro wi l be fixed to [On] in the / or ( ) modes. [Off] cannot be selected. (6) This cannot be set in or mode. (7) Can only be set in mode when the flash setting is set to [Flash on]. (8) Can only be set and used in the mode. (9) Only switching between and is availa..

CEL-SG4HA210 - Page 127

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Camera User Guide
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