Av Setting the Aperture

The aperture adjusts the amount of light entering through the lens. When you set the aperture value, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the brightness. Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you to blur the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to background into focus. The larger the aperture value, the greater the range of the image brought into clear focus. If the...

Shooting with the AF Lock

The AF lock cannot be used in the ffliHD and modes, and when SCN is set to 11. Aim the camera so that an object at the same focal distance as the main subject is centered in the AF frame. Press and hold the shutter button halfway and press the MF button. The HQ icon and the MF indicator will appear on the LCD monitor. Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired and shoot. When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD monitor, setting AF Frame to Center (p. 24) makes shooting...

Battery Handling

Battery charge is low. If using the camera for an extended period, replace the batteries as soon as possible. Batteries are fully depleted and the camera can no longer operate. Replace the batteries immediately. This camera uses AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately). While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium batteries, performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended. Since the performance of alkaline...

Power Shot AA

(W) Max. wide angle (T) Max. telephoto (W) Max. wide angle (T) Max. telephoto PowerShot A620 Approx. 7.1 million PowerShot A610 Approx. 5.0 million PowerShot A620 1 1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels Approx. 7.4 million) PowerShot A610 1 1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels Approx. 5.3 million) 7.3 (W) - 29.2 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent 35 (W) - 140 (T) mm) f 2.8 (W) - f 4.1 (T) Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 16x in combination with the optical zoom) 2.0-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline...

M Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture

You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot When you press the shutter button halfway, the difference between the standard exposure* and the selected exposure appears on the LCD monitor. If the difference is more than 2 stops, -2 or +2 appears in red. * Standard exposure levels are calculated by measuring light according to the currently selected metering mode. If you wish to change the exposure, select shuttc speed or aperture using the button, then adjust the value using the...

Tv Setting the Shutter Speed

When you set the shutter speed, the camera automatically selects an aperture value to match the brightness of the subject. Faster shutter speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a moving subject, while slower speeds create a flowing effect and allow you to shoot without a flash in dark areas. If the aperture value is shown in red, the image is underexposed insufficient light or overexposed too much light . Use the or 4 button to adjust the shutter speed until the aperture value...

Resetting Settings to Their Default Values

When the camera is in shooting mode and the s' toting mode dial is set to C, only settings registered in C will reset to default values. The C settings will not reset to default values in other cases. Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a computer or to a printer. The following cannot be reset. - The Date Time , Language and Video System options in the Qj Set up menu p. 26, 27 - White balance data recorded with the custom white balance function p. 56 - Colors specified in...

Using Rechargeable Batteries Battery and Charger Kit CBK

This kit includes a battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size NiMH nickel metal hydride batteries. Charge batteries as shown below. The charge indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when charging is finished. This charger can be used only to charge Canon AA-size NiMH batteries NB-2AH. Please do not attempt to charge NB-2AH batteries in any other type of charger. Do not mix batteries with different purchase dates or different charge states. When recharging batteries, always...

Changing the Resolution and Compression Still Images

Shooting Mode U G SCN lt 7 P Tv Av M FUNC. Menu -Il Resolution Q Compression . Use the or button to select resolution compression settings and press the FUNC. SET button. Print A3-size prints 297 x 420 mm 11.7 x 16.5 in. Print larger than A4-size prints 21 Ox 297 mm 8.3 x 11.7 in. Print larger than Letter-size prints 216 x 279 mm 8.5 x 11 in. Print postcard-size prints 148 x 100 mm 6 x 4 in. Print L-size prints 119 x 89 mm 4.7 x 3.5 in. Paper sizes vary according to region. Print up to A4-size...

File No Reset Function

The file number is reset to the start 100-0001 each time a new memory card is inserted. New images recorded on memory cards with existing files are assigned the next available number. The file number of the last image to be shot is memorized so that images recorded to a new memory card start from the next number. This is convenient for avoiding file name duplication when managing all your images together on a computer. See the Software Starter Guide regarding memory card folder l- structures.

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 0 Auto setting to detect correctly. Shooting subjects of monotone color such as sky, sea or forest Shooting with a peculiar source...