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Quick Links. See also: Owner's Manual. Table of Contents. Make sure you read this guide before using the camera. Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future. Canon powershot sx is digital camera user guide pages. Camera User Guide Page 2: Checking The Package Contents You can use the included memory card to try out your new camera and take some test shots.
If there is a problem with the camera while abroad, please return it to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the customer support list supplied with your camera. Page 6: Table Of Contents Table of Contents Chapters 1 — 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of this camera.
Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you learn more as you read each chapter. Checking the Package Contents Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor. Page Getting Started This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in A mode, and then how to view, erase and print the images you take.
The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view images in Easy Mode, how to shoot and view movies and how to transfer images to a computer. The memory card will pop up. Can any other batteries be used? We cannot recommend the use of any other batteries than those listed above because performance varies widely. Can you check the number of shots that can be taken? You can check the number of shots that can be taken when the camera is in a Shooting mode p.
Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these settings, be sure to set them. Setting the Date and Time Display the menus. You can also change the display language by pressing the n button, choosing the 3 tab, and choosing the [Language] menu item. Enter Playback mode. Press the 1 button.
To take images that are in focus, be sure to first press the shutter button lightly halfway to focus, then take the shot. Does the length of the shutter sound change? Page Taking Pictures Taking Pictures Since the camera can determine the subject and shooting conditions, you can let it automatically select the best settings for the scene and just shoot.
The camera can also detect and focus on faces, setting the color and brightness to optimal levels. Page 23 AF Frames What if Pressing the l button while turning on the camera power will turn off all sounds except for warning sounds. The subject is too far away for the flash to reach. Shoot within the effective flash range of approximately 50 cm — 4. Choose an image. Please note that erased images cannot be recovered.
Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image. Choose an image to erase. Page Printing Images Printing Images You can easily print the images you have taken if you connect the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer sold separately.
Choose an image to print. Page Shooting Movies Shooting Movies The camera can automatically select all settings so that you can shoot movies just by pressing the shutter button. Shooting Time Choose E mode. Set the mode dial to E. Choose a movie. Transferring Images to a Computer Install the software. Begin installation.
CameraWindow will appear. Macintosh CameraWindow will appear when you establish a connection between the camera and computer. Page Transfer Images Transfer Images You can transfer images without installing the included software by simply connecting your camera to a computer. There are, however, the following limitations.
Page 39 Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be available. Page Learning More Learning More This chapter explains the parts of the camera and what appears on the screen, as well as the basic operating instructions.
P, Tv, Av, M Mode You can make settings such as the shutter speed and aperture value in order to take the picture you want Page Indicator Information Displayed on the Screen Display in Dark Conditions during Shooting The display automatically brightens when shooting in dark conditions, allowing you to check the composition Night Display function.
However, the brightness of the image on the screen, and the brightness of the actual image recorded may be different. Page Func. The menu items and options differ depending on the mode pp. Available Options Menu Items Choose a shooting mode. The menu items are organized under tabs, such as for shooting 4 and playback 1.
The available menu items differ depending on the mode pp. Display the menu. Muting Sounds Adjusting the Volume Display the menu. Press the n button. Change the brightness. Are there functions that cannot be reset? Page Formatting Memory Cards Formatting Memory Cards Before you use a new memory card or one that has been used in other devices, you should format the card with this camera.
Formatting initializing a memory card erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory card.
Power Saving during Shooting The monitor will turn off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. Page Shooting In Special Conditions And Commonly Used Functions Conditions and Commonly This chapter explains how to shoot in different conditions, as well as how to use common functions, such as the flash and self-timer.
All you need do is press the shutter button to take an optimized picture. Page Shooting In Various Conditions Shooting in Various Conditions The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you choose the matching mode. Choose the Shooting mode. Shooting in Special Scenes The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you choose the matching mode. The images may appear coarse, however, depending on the recording pixel setting p.
Page 61 Turning off the digital zoom To turn off the digital zoom, press the n button, choose the 4 tab, and choose [Digital Zoom] and the [Off] option.
Digital Tele-Converter The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1. Once inserted, however, they cannot be deleted. Be sure to check beforehand that the date and time are correctly set p.
The camera will activate approximately 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed. You can change the delay time and number of shots p. Press the p button. Page Using The Face Self-Timer Using the Face Self-Timer Once you compose the shot, such as for a group photo, press the shutter button, and enter the composition, the camera will take three shots in a row two seconds after it detects your face p. What if a face is not detected? Even if your face is not detected after joining the subjects, the shutter will release approximately 30 seconds later.
Page Choosing Settings Yourself Choosing Settings Yourself In this chapter you will learn how to use the various functions in G mode to progressively advance your shooting skills.
This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to G. AE stands for Auto Exposure. What if the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed in orange? If a correct exposure cannot be obtained when pressing the shutter button halfway, the shutter speed and aperture value are shown in orange. Shooting Close-ups Macro You can shoot an object at a close distance or even shoot extreme close-ups of it.
If you choose Converter p. Changing the Compression Ratio Image Quality You can choose from the following two levels of compression ratio image quality : Fine , Choose the recording pixels. Page 69 0. Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting. Auto Automatically sets the optimal white balance for the shooting conditions.
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