Canon PowerShot A20 User Guide

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Camera User Guide
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Shooting with the Camera 
 This Guide
 Installing the Software 
 Software Starter Guide
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Connecting the Camera to a Computer 
 This Guide
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Downloading Images to a Computer 
 Software Starter Guide
• This guide covers both the PowerShot A10 and PowerShot A20 digital cameras.
• Please start by reading the “Precautions” section on the reverse side of this cover.
• For information about how to use the Card Photo Printer CP-10, please refer to the CP-10’s
User Guide.
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Summary of Contents of user guide for Canon PowerShot A20

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    ENGLISH Camera User Guide 1 Shooting with the Camera This Guide 2 Installing the Software Software Starter Guide 3...

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    Precautions Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please...

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    A quick introduction intended for new users who want to shoot first and learn more later. Tells Quick Start...

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    Table of Contents Read This First 4 Changing Resolution/Compression Setting ... 37 Using the Flash ........................................... 39 Quick Start...

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    Erasing All Images ......................................... 60 Connecting the Camera to a TV Set 86 Print Settings (DPOF Settings) 62 Downloading Images...

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    Read This First Please Read Test Shots Before you shoot images of subjects of importance to you, we strongly...

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    Safety Precautions • Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety precautions described...

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    • To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if...

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    • Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet hands may lead to...

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    • If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and charger recommended for use with these...

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    • If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please take care when operating...

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    Quick Start 1 Install the batteries ( p. 17). Slide the battery cover lock, then open the cover and...

  • Page 13: Terminal Cover

    5, 6 5 Set the focus ( p. 34). Aim the camera at the subject, and lightly press and...

  • Page 14: Tripod Socket

    8 Connect the camera to the printer ( p. 69). Make the connection using the direct interface cable DIF-100...

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    Preparing the Camera Guide to Components Front View Shutter Button ( p. 34) AF Auxiliary Light Emitter Optical Viewfinder Window...

  • Page 16: Mode Dial

    Back View Viewfinder ( p. 29) Strap Eyelet ( p. 23) CF Card Slot Cover ( p. 20) Date...

  • Page 17: Installing

    Operation Panel Indicators ( p. 16) DISPLAY (Display) Button ( p. 30) Zoom Button ( p. 36) Mode Dial (...

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    Mode Dial • The LCD monitor displays the mark if You use the mode dial to select the the...

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    Lower Indicator Yellow: Macro mode Installing the Batteries The camera uses four AA sized alkaline batteries supplied with the camera....

  • Page 20: Status Indications

    4 Close the battery cover. • The optional battery charger kit (Battery and Charger Kit CBK100) lets you use...

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    • Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures (especially with alkaline WARNING batteries). If you are using the camera in cold...

  • Page 22: Estimated Capacities

    Battery Performance Battery Status Indications Number of Shots Replay The LCD monitor displays an icon or LCD Monitor ON...

  • Page 23: Wrist Strap

    2 Slide the CF card slot cover Arrow mark in the direction of the gray Card label arrow, and open...

  • Page 24: Time Setting

    • Place the CF card in the supplied case for • Be aware that use of CF cards whose...

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    PowerShot A20 Attaching the Wrist Strap FC-8M FC-16M FC-32M FC-64M FC-128M 7 15 31 64 128 Push the looped string...

  • Page 26: Language

    Setting the Date and Time If the Set Date/Time menu appears when you turn on the camera, this means...

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    3 Press the MENU button. 5 Press or button to The [Rec. Menu] will display. select , and then press...

  • Page 28: Turning the Camera On

    Setting the Language Use this feature to select the language for 3 Press or button to select , and...

  • Page 29: Viewfinder

    5 Select the desired language. • Use and button to select a 6 Press the SET button. If you wish...

  • Page 30: Using

    Basic Functions Turning the Camera On 1 Press the main switch until If the Set Date/Time menu appears, set...

  • Page 31

    Auto Power Down Function Using the Viewfinder Shooting Mode The power will automatically shut off The camera includes an optical...

  • Page 32: Information Displayed on

    In macro mode, the parallax phenomenon Using the LCD Monitor may cause images composed with the viewfinder to be...

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    In and Modes... In Mode... You can use the DISPLAY button to switch • The LCD monitor always comes on...

  • Page 34: Shutter Button

    Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor Shooting Mode The following information appears on the Shooting information appears on the...

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    not on the monitor, you can bring it back by Replay Mode (Detailed Display) pressing , , / or /...

  • Page 36: Telephoto

    The following information may also be Pressing the Shutter Button displayed with some images. : A sound file (WAV...

  • Page 37: Shooting Modes

    Recorded images are temporarily stored in Press the SET button. the camera’s internal memory and then If you press the...

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    Hold down the button Using the Zoom until the camera stops The zoom can be adjusted to any setting...

  • Page 39: D Image Data Sizes

    Shooting Selecting a Shooting Mode Changing Resolution/ Your camera offers three different shooting Compression Setting modes. The camera offers you...

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    Resolution (in pixels) PowerShot A10 PowerShot A20 (Large) 1280 × 960 1600 × 1200 (Medium) 1024 × 768 1024...

  • Page 41: Red-Eye Reduction

    Approximate File Size for One Image Using the Flash PowerShot A10 (1280 × 960) 693KB 450KB 228KB You can set...

  • Page 42: Macro Mode

    The flash fires twice. A preparatory pre-flash is followed by the main flash. The exposure 2 Press the button...

  • Page 43: Focus Lock

    • The flash can be fired when the upper Red-Eye Reduction indicator glows a steady orange. • Light reflecting back...

  • Page 44: Self-Timer

    or / Shooting Close-Ups/ Infinity Shots Use this mode to record subjects in the range of 16 to 76...

  • Page 45: Continuous Shooting

    Using the Focus Lock _ The following types of subject may not be suited to autofocus photography. Use the...

  • Page 46: Exposure Compensation

    2 Press the shutter button halfway ( p. 34), and wait until the camera 1 Turn the mode dial...

  • Page 47: White Balance

    Shooting Continuously Use this mode to shoot successive frames 3 Press the shutter button down all the way to...

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    Adjusting the Exposure Compensation 2 Press the / button as necessary to display the If you are shooting against...

  • Page 49: Framing a Subject

    • If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the results of the compensation by Setting the White...

  • Page 50: Shooting

    4 3 2 1 3 Press or button as necessary to select the 1 Turn the mode dial to...

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    If using the camera in (Stitch Assist) To create the panorama at your computer, mode, you cannot change the white...

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    • Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 Shooting 1 Turn the mode dial to . to 50...

  • Page 53: (Single Image Replay)

    4 Compose the next shot, • You can adjust the following settings before taking the first shot: zoom, flash (On,...

  • Page 54: Index Replay

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode....

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    Replaying Displaying Images Singly (Single Image Replay) Use this feature to view recorded images one at a time on the...

  • Page 56: Rotating Image

    Displaying Images in Sets of Nine (Index Replay) You can also view recorded images nine at Approximate Location a...

  • Page 57: Auto Play

    3 Use or button to 1 Display images in index select an image. display mode, and then press To view...

  • Page 58: Protect

    Rotating Images in the Display You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° 3 Press or button to...

  • Page 59: Single Image

    Automating Playback (Auto Play) The camera reads the images on the CF card and starts auto play. Use this feature...

  • Page 60: All Images

    Protecting Images Protected images are identified by the Protected Icon. Use the protect feature to protect important images from...

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    Erasing Erasing Images Singly 2 Press the MENU button to • Remember that erased images cannot be display the menu....

  • Page 62: [Print Order] Menu

    5 Press or button to Erasing All Images select [OK], and then press • Remember that erased images cannot...

  • Page 63: Setting the Print Style

    The LCD monitor asks for confirmation. 3 Press or button to select [OK], and then press the SET button....

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    Print Settings (DPOF Settings) Images on a CF card can be individually selected for printing in a specified number...

  • Page 65: Selecting Images for

    The [Print Order] menu will display. Setting the Print Style You can set up the print style as follows. Print...

  • Page 66: Standard Prints

    1 Display the [Print Order] 3 Press or button to menu ( p. 62). select , , or ,...

  • Page 67: Index Prints

    Selecting Images for Printing 1 Display the [Print Order] (File No.) menu ( p. 62). Select [On] or [Off]....

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    The selection method will vary according to You can use the zoom buttons to the print type ( )....

  • Page 69: Connecting to Printer

    Index 4 When you are finished, press 3 Press or button to the MENU button. select an image, and then...

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    3 Press or button to select [OK], and press the SET button. If you decide you don’t want to...

  • Page 71: Printing Procedure

    Printing with the Card Photo Printer CP-10 The optional Card Photo Printer CP-10* connects directly to your camera, allowing you...

  • Page 72: Errors during

    2 Connect the direct interface When disconnecting the cable from the camera’s Digital terminal, be sure to hold the...

  • Page 73: Stopping

    3 Press • The camera’s erasure function “Quick Erase” and language-setting using the or button to SET and MENU...

  • Page 74: Resuming

    If an error occurs during The [Resume] option may not appear with printing... certain types of error. In that...

  • Page 75: Setting the Print Style

    • Select [Style] if you wish to change the print style ( p. 75). • Select [Cancel] if you...

  • Page 76

    The printer completes printing of the current sheet, and then stops. The LCD monitor returns to the replay mode....

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    Please note that this resume feature is not Setting the Print Style available in the following cases: You can select...

  • Page 78: Rec. Menu

    1 While displaying the image, 3 Press or button to press the SET button. select , , or ,...

  • Page 79: Image Review Time

    • If you set the setting to [Multiple], the border and date settings are automatically forced to [Borderless] and...

  • Page 80: File-Number Reset

    Camera Settings Displaying the Rec. Menu You use the Rec. menu to adjust basic shooting and operational settings. Most...

  • Page 81

    Changing the Image Review Time When you take a shot, the camera holds the image on the LCD monitor for...

  • Page 82: Beep On/Off

    • No image will display when the review Resetting the File Number function is set to Off unless you...

  • Page 83: Formatting a CF Card

    2 Press or button to The [Off ] setting helps ensure that file numbers remain unique over multiple CF select...

  • Page 84: Auto Power Down

    Setting the Beep On/Off A beep sounds for confirmation purposes when the shutter button is pressed or a camera...

  • Page 85: Video Signal Format

    Formatting a CF Card You should format new CF cards before using them. Formatting a CF card will permanently erase...

  • Page 86: TV Connection

    Changing Other Settings Auto Power Down 1 Display the [Rec. Menu] ( p. 78). 2 Press By default, the...

  • Page 87: Using a PC Card Adapter

    • Auto Power Down does not operate while you are displaying images with the 4 Press or button to camera’s...

  • Page 88: Using a CF Card Reader

    Connecting the Camera to a TV Set The PowerShot A20 can connect directly to a TV set, allowing you...

  • Page 89: and File Names

    Downloading Images to a Computer Downloading Directly from a CF Card Images can be loaded from a CF card to...

  • Page 90: Computer by USB

    CF Card Reader Downloading Images 1 Eject the CF card from the 1 Double-click the icon of the camera,...

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    Image Folder Organization and File Names • Each x above stands for a single numeral. • With the exception of...

  • Page 92

    Connecting the Camera to a Computer with a USB Cable Supported Operating Systems Windows 98 (Including the Second Edition),...

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    Connection Precautions • With Windows system, the USB ports may not Do not put the computer into standby (sleep) operate...

  • Page 94: Replacing the Date Battery

    Connecting to a USB Port USB port 1 Connect the supplied USB interface cable to the computer’s USB port...

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    2 Turn the camera’s mode dial • If you disconnect the USB cable while the camera is on, the camera...

  • Page 96: Rechargeable Batteries

    Appendix Replacing the Date Battery The camera uses a special Date battery to 2 Slide the CF card slot...

  • Page 97: AC Adapter Kit

    4 Pull the battery out of the 7 When the LCD monitor will holder, as shown. display the Set Date/Time...

  • Page 98

    Using the Optional Battery Kits Using the Battery and Charger Kit CBK100 • This charger can be used only...

  • Page 99: Wide Converter

    • Repeatedly recharging batteries before they • It takes approximately 220 minutes for the become fully depleted may cause batteries...

  • Page 100: Close-up Lens

    • Please unplug the adapter from the power Be sure that the camera is turned off before outlet when...

  • Page 101: Lens Attachment

    Using Optional Lenses and Lens Adapters The camera supports use of the optional Wide Converter WC-DC52 and the optional...

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    • It is not possible to attach a lens hood or Please do not use the flash when shooting...

  • Page 103: Camera Care and Maintenance

    Attaching a Lens 4 Remove the dust cap, and 1 Be sure that the camera is attach the adapter by...

  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    • Completely remove all dust and dirt from Using the Soft Case (Optional) conversion lenses with a lens blower...

  • Page 105

    Camera Care and Maintenance When the camera becomes dirty, clean it as follows. Camera Body: Wipe the camera body...

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    Troubleshooting Problem Cause Solution The camera doesn’t The camera is turned off. Press the main switch for a few...

  • Page 107

    Problem Cause Solution The camera doesn’t The flash is charging. Wait until the flash charges. You can press shoot....

  • Page 108

    Problem Cause Solution The batteries are Batteries are not the right type. Use only AA-size alkaline batteries (the consumed...

  • Page 109: 78 List of Messages

    Problem Cause Solution If using rechargeable Poor electrical contact. • Be sure to set batteries firmly into the batteries:...

  • Page 110

    Problem Cause Solution The subject comes Insufficient light for shooting. Set the flash on. out underexposed The subject is...

  • Page 111

    List of Messages The following table explains each of the messages that may appear on the LCD monitor. Busy......

  • Page 112: Specifications

    Image too large You attempted to replay an image whose file size was too large or whose resolution exceeded...

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    The following table lists and explains the messages that may be on the LCD monitor when printing to the Card...

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    Specifications PowerShot A10 PowerShot A20 Image Sensor Approx. 1.32 million-pixel (total). 1/2.7 in. CCD Approx. 2.11 million-pixel (total). 1/2.7...

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    PowerShot A10 PowerShot A20 Shooting Modes Auto/manual/stitch assist Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.5 images/sec (Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off) Self-Timer...

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    NiMH Battery NB-1AH (optional) Battery Charger CB-3AH (optional) Type Rechargeable nickel hydride Rated Input 100 – 240 V AC...

  • Page 117

    CompactFlash™ Card Close-Up Lens 250D 52mm (optional) Card Slot Type Type I Focal Length 250 mm Dimensions 36.4 × 42.8...

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    Index A Installing ................................. 20 F Close-up Lens ................... 100 Auto Play ............................. 57 Compression ....................... 37 Flash Auto...

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    Lens Attachment ............... 101 Standard Prints ...................... 66 Tripod Socket ...................... 14 Stopping ................................. 73 Turning Camera On ............. 28...

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    Canon Customer Support Canon Inc. Canon France S.A. 30-2 Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo Hotline : 01.41.99.70.70 146-8501, Japan Tél...

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    Canon Luxembourg S.A. Finland Tel.: (352) 48 47 961 Canon OY Fax: (352) 48 47 96232 Puhelin: 010 54420 Fax:...

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    OCEANIA Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Wisma General Lumber, Block D, Peremba Canon Australia Pty. Ltd. Square, Saujana Resort,...

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    FCC Notice (Digital Camera, Model PC1007 and PC1009) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is...

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    CDI-E017-010 XX01XXXX © 2001 CANON INC. PRINTED IN JAPAN

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