Bookmarks and Contents

  • For information on included items and items sold separately

  • Preparations

  • Shooting

  • Playback/Erasing

  • Menus and Settings

  • Handling precautions, references to the various shooting and playback functions

  • Printing

  • Conventions Used in this Guide

    • * SD stands for Secure Digital, a copyright protection system.
    • Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
  • Table of Contents

  • Handling Precautions

    • Test Shots
    • Warning Against Copyright Infringement
    • Warranty Limitations
    • For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the Canon Limited Warranty supplied with your cam...
    • Camera Body Temperature
    • About the LCD Monitor
    • Video Format
    • Language Setting
      • Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources that could damage y...
      • 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: Dangerous if accidentally swallowed. If this occurs, contact a doctor immediately.
      • Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described ...
      • To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera ...
      • Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious fumes.
      • Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or become immersed in, water or other liqui...
      • Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Immediately turn the camer...
        • Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine, thinners or other flammable substances to clea...
        • Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord.
        • Use only recommended power accessories.
        • Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe away the dust and dirt that collects o...
        • Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
      • Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock.
        • Do not place the battery near a heat source or expose it to direct flame or heat.
        • The battery should not be immersed in water or sea water.
        • Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the battery.
        • Avoid dropping or subjecting the battery to severe impacts that could damage the casing.
        • Use only recommended battery and accessories.
      • Use of battery not expressly recommended for this equipment may cause explosions or leaks, result...
        • Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter from both the camera and the power outle...
        • Do not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets, bedding or cushions, on top of the battery c...
      • Continued use over a long period may cause the units to overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
        • Use only the specified battery charger to charge the battery.
        • The battery charger and compact power adapter are designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do...
      • There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in fire or electrical shock.
        • Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators to prevent direct...
      • Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste containers may lead to fire or e...
        • Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Exposure to the intense ligh...
      • In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash.
        • Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as credit cards) away from the speaker o...
      • Such items may lose data or stop working.
        • Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks that could lead to in...
        • Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas.
        • 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.
        • Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high temper...
        • Ensure that the battery charger is plugged into a power outlet of the specified rating, not over ...
        • Do not use in locations with poor ventilation.
      • The above-mentioned can cause leakage, overheating or explosion, resulting in fire, burns or othe...
        • When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the battery from the camera or bat...
      • The battery can run down.
        • Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to the surface of the flash.
        • 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 fl...
        • Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several pictures in rapid succession.
      • Doing so could result in burns.
        • Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong...
      • Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data.
        • When moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures, you can avoid condensation b...
      • Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water drop...
        • Stop using the camera immediately.
      • Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the memory card and battery or compact power adapt...
    • Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide
      • The interface cable and AV cable cannot be connected simultaneously.
        • Attaching the Wrist Strap*
    • Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
      • Shooting Mode Playback Mode
      • ( or ) ()
      • Method 1
      • Method 2
        • Exposure Compensation (p. 50)
        • Protection Status (p. 82)
        • Exposure Compensation (p. 50)
        • A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached or the file format is not recogni...
        • JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File System Standards
        • RAW image
        • Unrecognized data type
          • Sample Histograms
          • Shows the center of the image
        • Never do the following while an indicator is lit. These actions may corrupt image data.
      • Upper Indicator
      • Lower Indicator
        • Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the last control is accessed on the camera. The LCD mon...
        • Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is accessed on the camera.
        • Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data, including protected ima...
          • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
            • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                • Time Difference from the Home Time Zone
            • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
          • FUNC. Menu
          • Rec., Play, Set up and My Camera Menus
            • Slide the mode switch to or .
            • Press the FUNC./SET button.
            • Use the or button to select a menu item.
            • Use the or button to select an option for the menu item.
            • Press the FUNC./SET button.
              • (My Camera) Menu
            • Press the MENU button.
            • Use the or button to switch between menus.
            • Use the or button to select menu items.
            • Use the or button to select an option.
            • Press the MENU button.
              • Shooting Mode
              • Basic p. 5
              • My Colors
              • p. 57
              • Movie Mode
              • p. 41
              • Metering Mode
              • p. 49
              • Exposure Compensation
              • p. 50
              • Compression
              • p. 33
              • Long Shutter Mode
              • p. 51
              • Frame Rate (Movie)
              • p. 34
              • White Balance
              • p. 53
              • Resolution (Still Image)
              • p. 32
              • Photo Effect
              • p. 56
              • Resolution (Movie)
              • p. 34
              • AiAF
              • On*/Off
              • p. 45
              • Self-timer
              • 10 seconds*/ 2 seconds/ Custom Timer (Delay: 0–10*, 15, 20, 30 sec.) (Shots: 1–3*–10)
              • p. 39
              • AF-assist Beam
              • On*/Off
              • Digital Zoom
              • On/Off*
              • (On in standard movie mode.)
              • p. 36
              • Review
              • Off/2*–10 seconds/Hold
              • Basic Guide p. 6
              • Save Original
              • On/Off*
              • p. 59
              • Grid Lines
              • On/Off*
              • You can display grid lines (splits screen into nine areas) to make it easier to judge the horizon...
              • Date Stamp
              • Off*/Date/Date & Time
              • p. 38
              • Long Shutter
              • On/Off*
              • p. 51
              • Stitch Assist
              • Left to right*/ Right to left
              • p. 43
              • Protect
              • p. 82
              • Slide Show
              • p. 78
              • Rotate
              • p. 75
              • Print Order
              • p. 83
              • Sound Memo
              • p. 76
              • Transfer Order
              • p. 87
              • Erase All
              • p. 82
              • Transition
              • p. 76
              • Mute
              • On/Off*
              • Set to [On] to silence the start-up, operation, self-timer and shutter sounds all at once. Howeve...
              • Volume
              • Off/1/2*/3/4/5
              • Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, shutter sound and pl...
              • 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 plays when any button other than the shutter butto...
              • Selftimer Vol.
              • Adjusts the volume of the self-timer sound played 2 sec. before the shutter is released.
              • Shutter Volume
              • Adjusts the volume of the sound played when the shutter releases. The shutter sound does not play...
              • Playback Vol.
              • Adjusts the volume of movie sounds and sound memos.
              • LCD Brightness
              • -7 to 0* to +7
              • Use the or button to adjust the brightness. If you press the or button, the display returns to th...
              • Power Saving
              • p. 22
              • Auto Power Down
              • On*/Off
              • Sets whether or not the camera automatically powers down after a set period of time elapses witho...
              • Display Off
              • 10 sec./20 sec./ 30 sec./1 min.*/ 2 min./3min.
              • Sets the length of time before the LCD monitor turns off when no camera operation is performed.
              • Time Zone
              • Home*/World
              • p. 24
              • Date/Time
              • Basic Guide p. 4
              • Clock Display
              • 0–5*–10 sec./20 sec./30 sec./1 min./2 min./3 min.
              • p. 16
              • Format
              • p. 23
              • File Numbering
              • Auto Reset/ Continuous*
              • p. 66
              • Create Folder
              • p. 65
              • Create New Folder
              • Check mark (On)/
              • Creates a folder for the next shooting session.
              • Auto Create
              • Off*/Daily/ Monday–Sunday/ Monthly
              • You can also set a creation time.
              • Auto Rotate
              • On*/Off
              • p. 64
              • Language
              • Basic Guide p. 4
              • Video System
              • NTSC/PAL
              • p. 89
              • Reset All
              • p. 31
              • Theme
              • Selects a common theme for each My Camera settings item.
              • p. 90
              • Start-up Image
              • Sets the image displayed when the camera power is turned on.
              • Start-up Sound
              • Sets the sound played when the camera power is turned on.
              • Operation Sound
              • Sets the sound played when any button other than the shutter button is pressed.
              • Selftimer Sound
              • Sets the sound played 2 seconds before the shutter releases in self-timer mode.
              • Shutter Sound
              • Sets the sound played when the shutter button is pressed. There is no shutter sound for movies.
              • My Camera Menu Contents
              • (Off)/ */ /
                • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
          • Shooting
            • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
              • * Paper sizes vary according to region.
              • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                • * Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back each second. The higher the f...
                • * The resolution and frame rate are fixed in the and modes.
                • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                  • Stills: zoom up to approximately 12 times
                  • Movies (Standard): zoom up to approximately 12 times
                    • The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is turned off.
                      • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                    • *Recommended Memory Card
                      • • This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results may vary accordin...
                      • • Even if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card may not be full.
                      • To Cancel Continuous Shooting
                        • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                        • The digital zoom cannot be used in this mode.
                          • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                      • LCD Monitor Display
                        • : [Off]
                        • : [Date]/[Date & Time]
                          • l Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set beforehand (p. 30).
                        • To Cancel the Self-Timer
                          • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                            • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                              • - The exposure and white balance are locked at the settings selected for the first shot.
                              • - If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens because the flash must charge.
                              • - The interval between shots lengthens when the built- in memory of the camera fills.
                              • - Shooting will automatically cease if the memory card becomes full.
                                • • The recording time will vary according to the capacity of the memory card you use (p. 117).
                                  • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                    • l You are recommended to use a memory card that has been formatted in your camera to shoot movies...
                                      • - Try not to touch the microphone.
                                      • - Do not press any buttons other than the shutter button. The sound that buttons make will be rec...
                                      • - The camera will automatically adjust the exposure and white balance to suit the shooting condit...
                                • 1. Press the button. The exposure will lock (AE lock) and the exposure shift bar will appear in t...
                                • 2. Use the or button to adjust the exposure. Press the button again to release the setting. Also,...
                                  • The overlapping seams of several adjacent images can be joined into a single panoramic image.
                                    • l You cannot display the images on a TV when shooting in Stitch Assist mode.
                                      • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                      • - Green: Shooting preparations complete
                                      • - Yellow: Focusing difficulty (AiAF set to [Off])
                                    • Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
                                    • Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects.
                                    • Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition
                                    • Subjects that are moving quickly
                                    • Subjects through glass: Try to shoot as close to the glass as possible to reduce the chances of l...
                                      • To Release the AF Lock
                                        • You must set the flash to []. The AE lock cannot be set if the flash fires.
                                        • To Release the AE Lock
                                          • To Release the FE Lock
                                            • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                            • To Cancel the Exposure Compensation
                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                • To Cancel the Long Shutter Mode
                                                  • The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the recorded image increases at long shutte...
                                                    • - Exposure Compensation
                                                    • - Metering
                                                    • - AE Lock
                                                    • - FE Lock
                                                    • - ISO speed: Auto
                                                    • - Flash: Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction
                                                      • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                  • This setting cannot be adjusted when the or photo effect is selected.
                                                  • Shooting close-ups
                                                  • Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or forest)
                                                  • Shooting with a peculiar source of light (such as a mercury-vapor lamp)
                                                    • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                      • - ISO Speed
                                                      • - Flash Setting the flash to on or off is recommended. If the flash fires when reading the white ...
                                                        • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                          • * The skin colors of non-human subjects may also be altered.
                                                          • * You may not obtain the expected results depending on the skin color.
                                                          • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                            • Stills
                                                          • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                            • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                          • - Only the altered image is shown in the LCD monitor during shooting.
                                                          • - The image that appears in the LCD monitor immediately after recording is the altered image. If ...
                                                          • - Since two images are recorded with each shot, the number of shots remaining is approximately ha...
                                                            • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                                • Original Color
                                                                • (Before Swapping)
                                                            • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
                                                                  • Select a color.
                                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                              • l This function may not operate correctly when the camera is pointed straight up or down. Check t...
                                                                • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                  • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                            • Images may be saved to a new folder when there is insufficient free space even if the total numbe...
                                                              • - Images from continuous shooting
                                                              • - Self-timer images (custom)
                                                              • - Stitch Assist mode images
                                                              • - My Colors images ([Save Original] set to [On])
                                                            • Images cannot be played back when the folder numbers are duplicated or image numbers are duplicat...
                                                            • Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information regarding folder structures or image t...
                                                      • Playback/Erasing
                                                        • Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 11).
                                                            • Approximate Location of the Displayed Area
                                                        • To Cancel the Magnified Display
                                                          • Movie frames and index playback images cannot be magnified.
                                                              • Selected Image
                                                              • Jump Bar
                                                        • To Return to Single Image Playback
                                                          • Jumps over 10 images at a time.
                                                          • Jumps over 100 images at a time.
                                                          • Jumps to the first image of each shooting date.
                                                          • Jumps to a movie.
                                                          • Displays the first image in each folder.
                                                              • Number of images matching search key.
                                                        • To Return to Single Image Playback
                                                          • Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.
                                                              • Volume Level
                                                              • (Adjust with the or button)
                                                          • Ends playback and returns to single image playback
                                                          • Print (An icon will display when a printer is connected. See the Direct Print User Guide for deta...
                                                          • 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
                                                          • Edit (Switches to movie editing mode) (p. 73)
                                                            • Movies 1 second or longer before editing can be edited in 1- second increments, but those that ar...
                                                                • Movie Editing Bar
                                                                • Original
                                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                • l Movies cannot be rotated.
                                                            • 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...
                                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                    • Volume
                                                                    • (Adjust with the or button)
                                                              • Exit
                                                              • Record
                                                              • Pause
                                                              • Play
                                                              • Erase
                                                              • Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the FUNC./SET button.
                                                                • l You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
                                                              • Plays all images on a memory card in order.
                                                              • Plays images bearing a specified date in order.
                                                              • Plays images in a specified folder in order.
                                                              • Plays movie files only, in order.
                                                              • Plays still images only, in order.
                                                              • Plays the images selected for each slide show, Custom 1, Custom 2 or Custom 3, in order (p. 80).
                                                                • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                • The new image gradually brightens as it moves upward from the bottom.
                                                                • The new image first appears in a cross shape and gradually expands to display the full image.
                                                                • Portions of the new image move horizontally, then the image expands to display the full image.
                                                                    • Number indicating the selection order
                                                                  • 1 After selecting – in step 1 (p. 80), use the button to select [Mark all] and press the FUNC./SE...
                                                                  • 2 Use the button to select [Mark all], press the FUNC./SET button.
                                                                  • 3 Use the button to select [OK] and press the FUNC./SET button.
                                                                  • Play Time
                                                                  • Repeat
                                                                    • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                        • Protection Icon
                                                                    • l Note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image.
                                                                      • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                            • Print Settings/Transfer Settings

                                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                  • Number of Print Copies
                                                              • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                • l The output of some printers or photo developing services may not reflect the specified print se...
                                                                • 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
                                                                  • Adds the date to the print.
                                                                • File No.
                                                                  • Adds the file number to the print.
                                                                    • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                    • - 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 printa...
                                                                      • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                          • Transfer Selection
                                                                      • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                  • Viewing Images on a TV set

                                                                      • VIDEO
                                                                    • - 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.
                                                                  • Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)

                                                                    • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                      • See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
                                                                        • l The following cannot be registered as My Camera settings.
                                                                          • - Movies
                                                                          • - Sounds recorded with the sound memo function (p. 76)
                                                                      • Troubleshooting

                                                                        • Power is not turned on.
                                                                          • Press the power button (Basic Guide p. 5).
                                                                        • Memory card slot/battery cover is open.
                                                                          • Confirm that the memory card slot/ battery cover is securely closed (Basic Guide p. 2).
                                                                        • Insufficient battery voltage ("Change the battery pack" message displays).
                                                                          • Insert a fully charged battery into the camera (Basic Guide p. 2).
                                                                          • Use the AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (sold separately) (p. 109).
                                                                        • Poor contact between camera and battery terminals.
                                                                          • Polish the terminals with a soft cotton swab before charging or using the battery (p. 105).
                                                                        • The camera's horizontal/ vertical orientation was changed.
                                                                          • The camera's orientation mechanism is operating. There is no malfunction.
                                                                        • The SD memory card's write protect tab is set to "Write protect".
                                                                          • When recording to, erasing from or formatting the SD memory card, slide the tab upward (p. 107).
                                                                        • The built-in rechargeable lithium battery charge is low.
                                                                          • Recharge the built-in battery immediately (Basic Guide p. 4).
                                                                        • The image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or bright light.
                                                                          • This does not constitute a malfunction and has no effect on images that have been shot.
                                                                        • Display flickers when shot under fluorescent lighting.
                                                                          • This is not a camera malfunction (flickering recorded in movies, but not in still images).
                                                                        • Subject is too bright.
                                                                          • This is a normal occurrence in devices containing CCDs and does not constitute a malfunction. Thi...
                                                                        • A slow shutter speed has likely been selected because of insufficient lighting.
                                                                          • Raise the ISO speed (p. 63) or set the flash to any setting other than (flash off), or secure the...
                                                                        • This displays when using a memory card that has print settings, transfer settings or slide show i...
                                                                          • These settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera (p. 83).
                                                                        • Camera automatically lightened the image displayed on the LCD monitor to make it easier to see wh...
                                                                          • There is no effect on the recorded image.
                                                                        • Mode switch is set to (playback).
                                                                          • Set the mode switch to or (Basic Guide p. 6).
                                                                        • Flash is charging.
                                                                          • The indicator will light orange when it is charged. You can then press the shutter button (p. 22).
                                                                        • Memory card is full.
                                                                          • Insert a new memory card (Basic Guide p. 2).
                                                                          • If required, download the images to a computer and erase them from the memory card to make space.
                                                                        • Memory card is not formatted correctly.
                                                                          • Format the memory card (p. 23).
                                                                          • If reformatting does not work, the memory card logic circuits may be damaged. Consult the nearest...
                                                                        • SD memory card is write protected.
                                                                          • Slide the write protect tab of the SD memory card upward (p. 107).
                                                                        • Usually the recorded image contains more of the scene than is seen in the viewfinder.
                                                                          • Confirm the actual image size with the LCD monitor. Use the LCD monitor when taking close-up shot...
                                                                        • AF-assist Beam is set to [Off].
                                                                          • In dark places where it is difficult for the camera to focus, the AF-assist Beam will emit to ass...
                                                                        • The camera moves when the shutter button is pressed.
                                                                          • Setting the self-timer to (2 seconds) delays the shutter release for 2 seconds and allows the cam...
                                                                        • Subject is out of focal range.
                                                                          • Shoot with the subject at the correct shooting distance (p. 113).
                                                                        • The subject is hard to focus on.
                                                                          • Use the focus lock or AF lock to shoot (p. 46).
                                                                        • Insufficient light for shooting.
                                                                          • Set the flash to (flash on) (Basic Guide p. 9).
                                                                        • Subject is dark in contrast to the background.
                                                                          • Set the exposure compensation to a positive (+) setting (p. 50).
                                                                          • Use AE lock or use the spot metering function (pp. 47, 49).
                                                                        • Subject is too far away for flash to reach.
                                                                          • Shoot within correct shooting distance of the subject when using the built-in flash (p. 114).
                                                                          • Raise the ISO speed and then shoot (p. 63).
                                                                        • Subject is too close, making the flash too strong.
                                                                          • Shoot within correct shooting distance of the subject when using the built-in flash (p. 114).
                                                                        • Subject is bright in contrast to the background.
                                                                          • Set the exposure compensation to a negative (-) setting (p. 50).
                                                                          • Use AE lock or use the spot metering function (pp. 47, 49).
                                                                        • Too much light is shining directly into the camera, or is being reflected off the subject.
                                                                          • Change the shooting angle.
                                                                        • Flash is set to on.
                                                                          • Set the flash to (flash off) (Basic Guide p. 9).
                                                                        • ISO speed is too high.
                                                                          • Higher ISO speeds increase image noise. To take clean images, use as low an ISO speed as possible...
                                                                          • In , , , and modes, the ISO speed increases and noise can appear.
                                                                        • Light from the flash has reflected off dust particles or insects in the air. This is particularly...
                                                                          • This is a phenomenon that occurs with digital cameras and does not constitute a malfunction.
                                                                        • Light reflecting back from eyes can make them appear red when the flash is used in dark areas.
                                                                          • Use the (auto with red-eye reduction) mode (Basic Guide p. 9). For this mode to be effective, the...
                                                                          • Even better results can be obtained by increasing the lighting in indoor settings or approaching ...
                                                                        • The memory card's performance has dropped.
                                                                          • To enhance the continuous shooting performance, you are recommended to format the memory card in ...
                                                                        • Memory card was formatted in another device.
                                                                          • Use a memory card formatted in your camera (p. 23).
                                                                        • Memory card slot/battery cover was opened with power on.
                                                                          • First close the memory card slot/ battery cover and then turn the power off (Basic Guide p. 2).
                                                                        • The following types of memory cards are used.
                                                                          • Although the recording time may not display properly during shooting, the movie will be recorded ...
                                                                        • If free space in the camera's built-in memory becomes too scarce, the "!" symbol will display on ...
                                                                          • Try the following procedures.
                                                                        • Zoom lever was pressed while shooting in movie mode.
                                                                          • Operate the zoom before shooting in movie mode (Basic Guide p. 9). Note the digital zoom is avail...
                                                                        • You attempted to play back images shot with another camera or images edited with a computer.
                                                                          • Computer images that cannot be played back will play back if they are added to the camera using t...
                                                                        • File name was changed with a computer or file location was changed.
                                                                          • Set the file name or location on the file format/structure of the camera. (Refer to the Software ...
                                                                        • Some movies shot with another camera cannot be edited.
                                                                        • Movies recorded with high resolutions and frame rates may momentarily stop playing if played on s...
                                                                        • You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when playing back a movie on a computer with ...
                                                                        • Movies recorded at the Fast Frame Rate setting and with the video signal set to the PAL format, m...
                                                                          • To check the images at the original frame rate, you are recommended to play the movie back on the...
                                                                        • Memory card was formatted in another device.
                                                                          • Use a memory card formatted in your camera (p. 23).
                                                                        • Battery life exceeded if battery loses its charge quickly at normal temperature (23 C/73 F).
                                                                          • Replace the battery with a new one (Basic Guide p. 2).
                                                                        • Battery life exceeded.
                                                                          • Replace the battery with a new one (Basic Guide p. 2).
                                                                        • Incorrect video system setting.
                                                                          • Set the video system to the appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL, for your TV (p. 30).
                                                                        • Shooting in Stitch Assist mode.
                                                                          • The output will not appear on a TV in Stitch Assist mode. Cancel the Stitch Assist mode (Basic Gu...
                                                                      • List of Messages

                                                                        • Busy...
                                                                          • Image is being recorded to, or read from, memory card. The playback mode is starting up.
                                                                        • No memory card
                                                                          • You turned on the camera without a memory card installed.
                                                                        • Card locked!
                                                                          • The SD memory card is write-protected.
                                                                        • Cannot record
                                                                          • You attempted to shoot an image without a memory card installed, or attempted to attach a sound m...
                                                                        • Memory card error
                                                                          • Memory card has experienced an anomaly.
                                                                        • Memory card full
                                                                          • Memory card is full of images and no more can be recorded or saved. Or no more image settings or ...
                                                                        • Naming error!
                                                                          • The image could not be created because there is an image with the same name as the directory that...
                                                                        • Change the battery pack.
                                                                          • Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace it at once with a charged one or re...
                                                                        • No image.
                                                                          • No images recorded on memory card.
                                                                        • Image too large.
                                                                          • You attempted to play back an image larger than 4992 x 3328 pixels or with a large data size.
                                                                        • Incompatible JPEG format.
                                                                          • You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image.
                                                                        • Corrupted Data.
                                                                          • You attempted to play back an image with corrupted data.
                                                                        • RAW
                                                                          • You attempted to play back a RAW image.
                                                                        • Unidentified Image
                                                                          • You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a special data type (proprietary data ty...
                                                                        • Cannot magnify!
                                                                          • You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different camera or data type, an image edited wi...
                                                                        • Cannot rotate
                                                                          • You attempted to rotate an image recorded in a different camera or data type, an image edited wit...
                                                                        • Incompatible WAVE format.
                                                                          • A sound memo cannot be added to this image since the data type of the existing sound memo is inco...
                                                                        • Cannot register this image!
                                                                          • You attempted to register an image recorded in a different camera or a movie as a start-up image.
                                                                        • Protected!
                                                                          • You attempted to erase or edit a protected image, movie or sound memo.
                                                                        • Too many marks.
                                                                          • Too many images have been marked with print settings, transfer settings or slide show settings. C...
                                                                        • Cannot complete!
                                                                          • Could not save the print, transfer or slide show settings.
                                                                        • Unselectable image.
                                                                          • You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image.
                                                                        • Exx
                                                                          • (xx: number) Camera malfunction. Turn the power off and then back on, then shoot or play back. A ...
                                                                      • Appendix

                                                                        • The following icon and message will display.
                                                                        • Battery charge is low. Recharge it as soon as possible it will be used for an extended period.
                                                                        • Dirty terminals may cause poor contact between the battery and camera. Polish the terminals with ...
                                                                        • Under these conditions, revive the battery by warming it in a pocket immediately before use.
                                                                        • The battery may be short circuiting.
                                                                          • Fig. A
                                                                        • These conditions can damage the battery.
                                                                        • You may be able to check the charge state depending upon how the terminal cover is attached (Fig....
                                                                          • Fig. C
                                                                        • Storing a fully charged battery for long periods of time (about one year) may shorten its life cy...
                                                                        • It can be recharged at any point.
                                                                          • • Charging it within a temperature range of 5 – 40 C (41 – 104 F) is recommended.
                                                                          • • Charge times may vary according to the ambient temperature and the battery's charge state.
                                                                        • Even charged batteries continue to discharge naturally.
                                                                          • Slide the switch up.
                                                                          • • Locations subject to dust or sand
                                                                          • • Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
                                                                          • • 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...
                                                                          • • When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem.
                                                                          • • Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or peripheral devices may not operate corre...
                                                                            • Turn the camera power off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter.
                                                                                • Compact Power Adapter
                                                                                • CA-DC10
                                                                                • Battery Lock
                                                                                • Tripod Sockets
                                                                              • l The flash charge time will lengthen as the battery charge gets weaker. Always set the power/mod...
                                                                        • Charge becomes Severely Limited
                                                                        • Usage in Cold Temperatures (Less than 0C/32F)
                                                                        • Non-Use over Extended Periods
                                                                        • Never use thinners, benzine, synthetic cleansers or water to clean the camera. These substances m...
                                                                          • Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the closest Ca...
                                                                          • Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These actions may damage it or lead to other prob...
                                                                            • Number of Images Shot
                                                                            • Playback Time
                                                                            • LCD Monitor ON
                                                                            • (Based on the CIPA standard)
                                                                            • LCD Monitor Off
                                                                            • Approx. 150 images
                                                                            • Approx. 500 images
                                                                            • Approx. 3 hours
                                                                            • Resolution
                                                                            • Compression
                                                                            • SDC-16M
                                                                            • SDC-128M
                                                                            • SDC-512MSH
                                                                            • (Large)
                                                                            • 2592 x 1944 pixels
                                                                            • 49
                                                                            • 190*
                                                                            • 87
                                                                            • 339
                                                                            • 19
                                                                            • 173
                                                                            • 671
                                                                            • (Middle 1)
                                                                            • 2048 x 1536 pixels
                                                                            • 76
                                                                            • 295
                                                                            • 15
                                                                            • 136
                                                                            • 529
                                                                            • 30
                                                                            • 269
                                                                            • 1041
                                                                            • (Middle 2)
                                                                            • 1600 x 1200 pixels
                                                                            • 13
                                                                            • 121
                                                                            • 471
                                                                            • 24
                                                                            • 217*
                                                                            • 839
                                                                            • 46
                                                                            • 411
                                                                            • 1590
                                                                            • (Small)
                                                                            • 640 x 480 pixels
                                                                            • 52
                                                                            • 460
                                                                            • 1777
                                                                            • 80
                                                                            • 711
                                                                            • 2747
                                                                            • 127
                                                                            • 1118
                                                                            • 4317
                                                                            • (PostCard Date Imprint Mode)
                                                                            • 24
                                                                            • 217*
                                                                            • 839
                                                                            • Resolution
                                                                            • Frame Rate
                                                                            • SDC-16M
                                                                            • SDC-128M
                                                                            • SDC-512MSH
                                                                            • Standard
                                                                            • 640 x 480 pixels
                                                                            • 6 sec.
                                                                            • 1 min. 4 sec.
                                                                            • 4 min. 9 sec.
                                                                            • 14 sec.
                                                                            • 2 min. 7 sec.
                                                                            • 8 min. 14 sec.
                                                                            • My Colors
                                                                            • 320 x 240 pixels
                                                                            • 20 sec.
                                                                            • 3 min. 1 sec.
                                                                            • 11 min. 42 sec.
                                                                            • 40 sec.
                                                                            • 5 min. 55 sec.
                                                                            • 22 min. 53 sec.
                                                                            • Fast Frame Rate
                                                                            • 320 x 240 pixels
                                                                            • 10 sec.
                                                                            • 1 min. 32 sec.
                                                                            • 5 min. 59 sec.
                                                                            • Compact
                                                                            • 160x 120 pixels
                                                                            • 1 min. 39 sec.
                                                                            • 14 min. 29 sec.
                                                                            • 55 min. 57 sec.
                                                                            • Resolution
                                                                            • Compression
                                                                            • (2592 x 1944 pixels)
                                                                            • 2503 KB
                                                                            • 1395 KB
                                                                            • 695 KB
                                                                            • (2048 x 1536 pixels)
                                                                            • 1602 KB
                                                                            • 893 KB
                                                                            • 445 KB
                                                                            • (1600 x 1200 pixels)
                                                                            • 1002 KB
                                                                            • 558 KB
                                                                            • 278 KB
                                                                            • (640 x 480 pixels)
                                                                            • 249 KB
                                                                            • 150 KB
                                                                            • 84 KB
                                                                            • (1600 x 1200 pixels)
                                                                            • 558 KB
                                                                            • Resolution
                                                                            • Frame Rate
                                                                            • File size
                                                                            • Standard
                                                                            • (640 x 480 pixels)
                                                                            • 1980 KB/sec.
                                                                            • 990 KB/sec.
                                                                            • My Colors
                                                                            • (320 x 240 pixels)
                                                                            • 660 KB/sec.
                                                                            • 330 KB/sec.
                                                                            • Fast Frame Rate
                                                                            • (320 x 240 pixels)
                                                                            • 1320 KB/sec.
                                                                            • Compact
                                                                            • (160 x 120 pixels)
                                                                            • 120 KB/sec.
                                                                      • INDEX

                                                                          • • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accu...
                                                                          • • Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described he...
                                                                          • • No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system...
                                                                          • • Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken o...
                                                                          • • Canon, PowerShot, PIXMA and SELPHY are trademarks of Canon Inc.
                                                                          • • Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the United...
                                                                          • • Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation...
                                                                          • • SD is a trademark.
                                                                          • • Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of thei...
                                                                        • FCC Notice
                                                                          • Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
                                                                          • Réglementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
                                                                            • Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
                                                                      • Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode

                                                                      • Cov-Basic.pdf