Td Setting a Custom White Balance

You can set a custom white balance to obtain optimal settings for your particular shooting conditions by having the camera evaluate a subject such as a white piece of paper, cloth or a photo-quality gray card. In the following three situations the white balance may not be correctly adjusted in the (Auto mode). Always shoot after reading and setting the white balance data in (Manual mode). Shooting at close distances (Macro mode) Shooting monotone subjects (such as the sky, sea, forest, and so...

Camera Care and Maintenance

Use the following procedures to clean the camera body, lens, viewfinder, LCD monitor and other parts. Camera Body Wipe 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. Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the separate Canon Customer Support leaflet....

Using the Viewfinder to Shoot

Setting the LCD monitor to off (p. 36) and using the optical viewfinder can help conserve power while shooting. 1 Align the square brackets (autofocus metering field) inside the viewfinder on the primary subject to compose the image. This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus) technology which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal distance with high precision. It delivers a crisp focus even when the photographic subject is slightly off-center. Image Seen in...

Selecting Menus and Settings

Menus are used to adjust shooting, playback, date time and electronic sound settings. Menus can be displayed by either pressing the FUNC. button or the MENU button. Watch the LCD monitor while performing the following procedures. Selecting Settings by Pressing the FUNC. Button (Only in Shooting Mode) 1 Open the LCD monitor and press the button. Icons of the selectable settings appear on the left side of the LCD monitor. The current settings icons appear. 2 Select a menu item using the up or...

Select a shutter speed or an aperture value using the left or right button

A green 1 appears next to the adjustable item. A green 1 appears next to the adjustable item. When you press the shutter button halfway, a number indicating 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. * The standard exposure is calculated by the AE function according to the selected metering mode. c For functions available in this mode, see page 212. If you wish to change the...

Troubleshooting

Press the ON OFF button for a few moments. CF card slot cover or battery cover opened Confirm that the CF card slot cover or battery cover is securely closed. Batteries are loaded in the wrong direction. Reload the batteries in the correct direction. Replace with unused alkaline or fully recharged batteries (four AA-size batteries.) Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For information about alkaline batteries, see Proper Battery Handling (p. 21)) Poor...

Battery Status Indications

The indicators blink as explained below, and the LCD monitor displays an icon or message to let you know when batteries are low or depleted. Batteries are beginning to run low. Replace or recharge the batteries if you wish to continue using the camera. If the LCD monitor is off, this icon will appear when you press any of the following buttons DISP i or MF. Batteries are fully depleted and the camera can no longer operate. You should replace the batteries immediately.

List of Messages

The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor. For messages that may appear when the camera is connected to a printer, see the Direct Print User Guide. Busy Image is being recorded to, or read from, CF card. Resetting settings to default. No Memory card You attempted to shoot or playback images without a CF card installed. Cannot record You attempted to shoot an image without a CF card installed. Memory card error CF card has experienced an anomaly. Memory card full CF card stores images...

Using the LCD Monitor

The LCD monitor can be used to check an image during shooting, to play back recorded images or to adjust menu settings. It can be opened to the following range of positions. Tilted forward 180 degrees toward the lens or backward 90 degrees. The LCD monitor will automatically turn off when it clicks shut against the camera body. For protection, always close the LCD monitor after use. The LCD monitor can also be positioned as below. Open the LCD monitor left 180 degrees and tilt it 180 degrees...

Specifications

All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 4 million 1 1.8-inch CCD Total number of pixels Approx. 4.1 million 35mm film equivalent 38 W - 114 T mm f 2.8 W - 4.9 T Approx. 3.6x Up to approx. 11x in combination with the optical zoom 1.5-inch, amorphous silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 67,000 pixels Picture coverage approx. 100 Focus lock and Manual focus are available. Shooting Distance from the front of the lens Normal...

Using Rechargeable Batteries Battery and Charger Kit CBK

Included are the battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size NiMH nickel metal hydride batteries. Charge batteries as shown below. The indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when charging is finished. This charger can be used only to charge Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. Please do not attempt to charge any other type of batteries with this charger. Never mix new batteries together with batteries that have been used in other devices. When recharging batteries from the camera, always...

Q Panoramic Images Stitch Assist Mode

Use this mode when taking shots that you want to combine into a panorama. To create the panorama itself, you must stitch the images together with your computer. To create the panorama with your computer, use the PhotoStitch software that came with your camera. The PhotoStitch program detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images and merges them. When shooting, try to include a distinctive item landmark in the overlapping portions. 1 Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50 of the...

Insert the CF card with the label facing out and the arrow pointing in

Insert the CF card all the way into the slot, so that the CF card eject button pops all the way out. To remove the CF card, press the CF card eject button. 4 Close the CF card slot cover securely. When the indicator on the left side of the viewfinder blinks green, the camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or from the card. Do not .o perform the following, for image data may be lost or corrupted - Do not shake the camera. 0 - Do not turn off the power or open the CF...

Setting the Date Time

The Date Time menu will appear the first time the camera power is turned on or whenever the built-in rechargeable lithium date time battery charge is low. Start from Step 5 to set the date and time. 1 Press the ON OFF button to turn on the camera p. 31 . 2 Open the LCD monitor p. 34 and press the MEM button. The Rec. or n Play menu appears. The Rec. or n Play menu appears. 3 Select the Set up menu using the left or right button. 4 Press the up or down button to select Date Time , and then press...

Turning the Power On

1 Press the ON OFF button until the power indicator lights. If the LCD monitor is open, the current shooting mode settings appear for about 6 seconds. SIf you slide the mode switch to , the lens will retract after approximately 1 minute. The LCD monitor displays an image. The LCD monitor must be opened p. 34 . Press the ON OFF button again to turn the power off. You will hear a start-up sound and see the start-up image when the power is turned on. To change the start-up sound and image, see...