Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS User Guide

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Summary of Contents of user guide for Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS

  • Page 1 DIGITAL CAMERA Camera User Guide Camera User Guide Flowchart and Reference Guides This Guide Shooting with the Camera Software...
  • Page 2 FCC Notice Precaution (Digital Camera, Model PC1003) Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the...
  • Page 3Table of Contents Read this First ............................................................................. 4 Quick Start .................................................................................. 8 Components Guide ................................................................... 10 Front View ................................................................................... 10...
  • Page 4: Read this First Black and White Mode ......................................................... 48 Stitch Assist Mode ................................................................ 49 Movie Mode ........................................................................ 52 Self-Timer ............................................................................ 53 Continuous...
  • Page 5 Print Settings (DPOF Settings) .................................................. 94 Selecting Images for Printing ......................................................... 94 Setting the Print Style .................................................................... 97 Resetting...
  • Page 6 Read this First Please Read Test Shots Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you...
  • Page 7 Warnings • Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources that could...
  • Page 8: Quick Start• Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment. The...
  • Page 9• The camera terminal of the supplied compact power cord is designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not...
  • Page 10: Front View Quick Start Install the battery. Battery Lock 1 Open the battery cover and insert the battery pack while pressing...
  • Page 11: Back View 6 Turn the mode dial (upper dial) to the desired shooting mode. The easiest way to snap an image...
  • Page 12: Controls Components Guide Front View Shutter Button (p. 36) Remote Sensor (p. 107) Self-Timer Lamp (p. 53) Built-In Flash (p....
  • Page 13: Main Dial / Mode DialBack View Viewfinder (pp. 16, 41) Diopter Adjustment Dial (p. 41) Strap Eyelet (p. 29) CF Card Slot Cover (p....
  • Page 14Controls (Jump) Button (p. 83) (Index) Button (p. 82) (Spot Metering) / (Enlarge) Button (pp. 73, 81) LCD Monitor (pp....
  • Page 15: Display PanelMain Dial / Mode Dial Mode Dial (upper dial) Main Dial (lower dial) Main Dial Use the main dial to...
  • Page 16: Viewfinder / LCD MonitorMode Dial The mode dial is for selecting a shooting mode (when the main dial is set to (shooting).) •...
  • Page 17Display Panel The display panel shows the camera settings, the remaining image capacity, movie shooting time, battery charge and other...
  • Page 18Viewfinder / LCD Monitor The viewfinder or LCD monitor can be used to see and compose the actual image as...
  • Page 19: Charging the Battery Pack Replaying • Pressing the Display button switches the information view mode. Single Replay: Simple Display ➞ Detailed Display ➞...
  • Page 20 Replaying File Number In simple display mode, the following information displays. • File Number • Image Number (Displayed Image...
  • Page 21: Installing the Battery Pack Preparing the Camera Charging the Battery Pack Use the following procedures to charge the battery pack the first time...
  • Page 22 • After charging the battery, remove it from the camera if the camera will not be used. • If...
  • Page 23: Using a Household Power SourceInstalling the Battery Pack Install Battery Pack BP-511 (supplied) into the camera as follows. Use a household power source to...
  • Page 24: Using a Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit (Optional) Battery Status Symbols • The following icons indicate the battery status. These icons will not appear while the camera...
  • Page 25Using a Household Power Source You are advised to use a household power source for long periods of use and...
  • Page 26Using a Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit (Optional) Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560 (optional) can...
  • Page 27: Installing a CF CardCharging the Battery Pack Attach the car battery cable to the 1 charge adapter. With the engine running, plug the...
  • Page 28 With the engine running, unplug the 5 car battery cable from the socket. • Whenever you turn the engine...
  • Page 29: Attaching the Lens CapInstalling a CF Card Turn the main dial to . 1 Slide the CF card slot cover in the 2...
  • Page 30: Using the Semi-Hard Case (Optional) • When the camera’s indicator flashes green, the camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or...
  • Page 31: Turning the Power On / OffAttaching the Strap Pass the tip of the strap through the inside slots in the fastener after passing it through...
  • Page 32: Setting the Date / TimeUsing the Semi-Hard Case (Optional) The semi-hard case protects the camera from shocks and dirt. Attach it with the following...
  • Page 33: Switching between Shooting and Replaying Basic Functions Turning the Power On / Off Turn the main dial left or right from the 1 position....
  • Page 34: Using the LCD MonitorSetting the Date / Time Turn the main dial to or . 1 • The camera will power up. Press...
  • Page 35Switching between Shooting and Replaying Shooting • Turn the main dial to . Replaying • Open the LCD monitor and...
  • Page 36: Pressing the Shutter ButtonUsing the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor can be used in the following ways for shooting, replaying or adjusting menu...
  • Page 37: Using the Image Stabilizer FunctionThe LCD monitor can also be positioned as below. Open the LCD monitor left 180 degrees 1 and tilt it...
  • Page 38: Selecting Menus and SettingsPressing the Shutter Button The shutter button features a two-stage action. Pressing Halfway • Pressing halfway sets the exposure, focus...
  • Page 39Using the Image Stabilizer Function The image stabilizer function can be used to reduce the effects of camera shake when...
  • Page 40: Auto ModeSelecting Menus and Settings Menus are used to adjust shooting, replaying, and camera settings. Watch the LCD monitor or viewfinder...
  • Page 41Menu Settings and Factory Defaults This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings. Reference Menu Item...
  • Page 42: Checking an Image Right after Shooting Shooting - Letting the Camera Select Settings Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press...
  • Page 43: Adjusting the Zoom (Focal Length)• When composing an image, be sure to aim the autofocus brackets in the center of the LCD monitor or...
  • Page 44: Using the Built-In FlashChecking an Image Right after Shooting Checking the Image The image will show in the LCD monitor for approximately 2...
  • Page 45Adjusting the Zoom (Focal Length) Focal length can be adjusted from 7 to 70 mm (equivalent to 37 to 370...
  • Page 46: Portrait Mode Using the Built-In Flash Use the built-in flash according to the guidelines below. (Auto)* The flash fires automatically as...
  • Page 47: Night Scene Mode• The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/250 second. The camera automatically resets the shutter speed to 1/250...
  • Page 48: Black and White Mode Pan Focus Mode This mode fixes the focus so that an image can be taken quickly when the shutter...
  • Page 49: Stitch Assist Mode Landscape Mode Use this mode to shoot expansive landscape scenes. Turn the mode dial to . 1 • The...
  • Page 50 Black and White Mode This mode is effective for shooting text or producing images with a nostalgic feel to...
  • Page 51 Stitch Assist Mode Use this mode to shoot series of overlapping frames for merging into a large image on...
  • Page 52: Movie Mode • Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the...
  • Page 53: Self-Timer Select the shooting sequence with the 2 or arrow of the omni selector and press the Set button. •...
  • Page 54: Continuous Mode Movie Mode Use this mode to shoot movie frames. The resolution is automatically fixed at 320 x 240 pixels....
  • Page 55: Digital Zoom Self-Timer You can take pictures with the self-timer in any shooting mode. Press the button. 1 • Press the...
  • Page 56: Changing the Resolution and Compression Continuous Mode Use this mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is pressed. Press the button. 1...
  • Page 57Digital Zoom Images can be digitally zoomed by a factor of 2 or 4 with the digital teleconverter function. Turn...
  • Page 58: Changing the File Format Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects The various camera settings, such as the resolution, compression, shutter speed, and aperture value,...
  • Page 59: Program AEApproximate File Size for One Image Compression Resolution (1856 x 1392) 1502 KB 837 KB 417 KB (1024 x 768)...
  • Page 60: Setting the Shutter SpeedChanging the File Format The recording file format can be switched to the RAW format. With the standard JPEG file...
  • Page 61 Program AE Use the program AE mode to have the camera automatically set the shutter speed and aperture settings...
  • Page 62: Setting the Aperture Setting the Shutter Speed When you set the shutter speed in the shutter speed-priority AE mode, the camera automatically...
  • Page 63• At a shutter speed of 1/1000 second, the aperture presets to a value between F4.0 and F8.0. Shutter Speed...
  • Page 64: Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture Setting the Aperture When you set the aperture in the aperture-priority AE mode, the camera automatically selects a shutter...
  • Page 65: Adjusting the Exposure CompensationAperture Setting Display The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens aperture. F2.8 F3.2 F3.5 F4.0 F4.5 F5.0 F5.6...
  • Page 66: Setting the White Balance Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to achieve a...
  • Page 67 Adjusting the Exposure Compensation Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the subject too dark when it is...
  • Page 68 Setting the White Balance When the white balance mode is set to match the light source, the camera can...
  • Page 69: Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) Setting a Custom White Balance You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting for the...
  • Page 70 • To set and use a custom white balance setting, it is advisable to select the shooting mode and...
  • Page 71: Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to...
  • Page 72: Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) Adjusting the Flash Output (Flash Exposure Compensation) You can adjust the flash output for flash photography. Press the button...
  • Page 73: Switching between Metering Modes Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the...
  • Page 74: Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are...
  • Page 75 Switching between Metering Modes Center-weighted averaging is the default metering mode. This can be switched to spot metering. Center-Weighted...
  • Page 76Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus The autofocus may not work well on the following types of subject. - Subjects...
  • Page 77: Manually Setting Image Characteristics Recompose the image and press the shutter button all the 3 way to shoot the image. • Method 2...
  • Page 78: Resetting the File Number Shoot the image. 2 • When metering is complete, a yellow shows in the LCD monitor or viewfinder. •...
  • Page 79: Functions Available in Each Shooting ModeManually Setting Image Characteristics The ISO speed, contrast, sharpness and saturation settings can be adjusted for shooting. 1 In the...
  • Page 80: Viewing Images Singly (Single Image Replay)Resetting the File Number You can select the way file numbers are assigned. File number is reset to the start...
  • Page 81: Magnifying ImagesFunctions Available in Each Shooting Mode This chart shows the functions available in each shooting mode. Reference Page Auto (No...
  • Page 82: Viewing Nine Images at a Time (Index View) Replaying Viewing Images Singly (Single Image Replay) You can view the recorded images in the LCD monitor. Open the...
  • Page 83: Jumping between Images Magnifying Images In single image replay, the displayed image can be shown magnified by an approximate factor of 2.5...
  • Page 84: Viewing Movies Viewing Nine Images at a Time (Index View) Up to nine images can be viewed at once in Index...
  • Page 85: Rotating Images in the Display Jumping between Images You can jump between images in single or index view. Turn the main dial to and...
  • Page 86: Automated Playback (Slide Show)Viewing Movies You can replay the images shot in mode. Open the LCD monitor. 1 • The orientation of the...
  • Page 87Rotating Images in the Display Images can be rotated 90º and 270º clockwise in the LCD monitor. Original 90º 270º...
  • Page 88Automated Playback (Slide Show) Starting a Slide Show All images, or a selection of images, can be displayed one-by-one in...
  • Page 89 4 Press the Menu button. • The Slide Show menu will display again. Press the Menu button again to...
  • Page 90: Protecting ImagesSelecting Images for Slide Shows You can mark images for inclusion in slide shows 1-3. Up to 100 images may...
  • Page 91: Erasing Images SinglyAdjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings You can change the play time for all the images in a show...
  • Page 92: Erasing All ImagesProtecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure. In the [ (Play)] menu, select [Protect] 1 and press...
  • Page 93: Formatting a CF Card Erasing Erasing Images Singly In the [ (Play)] menu, select [Single 1 Erase] and press the Set button. •...
  • Page 94: Selecting Images for PrintingErasing All Images In the [ (Play)] menu, select [Erase all] 1 and press the Set button. • See Selecting...
  • Page 95Formatting a CF Card Format a CF card when you wish to delete all its data, not just the images....
  • Page 96 Print Settings (DPOF Settings) Images on a CF card can be individually selected for printing in a specified number...
  • Page 97: Setting the Print Style Select images for printing. 3 Number of Copies Single Images • When the print type (p. 97) is set...
  • Page 98 • Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the shooting date. • A maximum of 998...
  • Page 99: Resetting the Print SettingsSetting the Print Style The following print settings can be selected. Standard Prints one image per page Print Type Index...
  • Page 100: Rec. Menu File No. • Press the or arrow on the omni selector to select [On] or [Off]. Press the Menu...
  • Page 101Resetting the Print Settings The print settings can all be removed at once. The print type is reset to [Standard]...
  • Page 102: Play Menu List of Menu Options The chart below lists menu items and settings. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 38)...
  • Page 103: Set up Menu Item Menu Screen Settings Content Reference Page Review Sets the duration images display in the p. 42 LCD monitor...
  • Page 104Play Menu Reference Item Menu Screen Settings Content Page Single Erase... Erases images one-by-one (excluding p. 91 protected images). While...
  • Page 105: Shooting / Replaying with a TV MonitorSet up Menu Reference Item Menu Screen Settings Content Page Beep Sets whether or not the beep sounds p. 36...
  • Page 106: Installing the Battery Reference Item Menu Screen Settings Content Page Date/Time... Sets the date, time and date format. p. 32 Format... Formats...
  • Page 107: Shooting / Replaying Shooting / Replaying with a TV Monitor A video-compatible television connected via the supplied AV cable AVC-DC100 can be...
  • Page 108: Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Optional) Using the Wireless Controller Installing the Battery Install the button battery (CR2025) into Wireless Controller WL-DC100 before use. •...
  • Page 109Shooting / Replaying Remote Sensor The wireless controller can be used to shoot or replay. Use within approximately . .....
  • Page 110: Using a Lens (Optional) / Lens Hood (Optional) Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Optional) You can make your flash photography even clearer and more natural appearing with...
  • Page 111: Attaching a Lens / Lens Hood Using Other Canon Flashes • Since other flashes fire at full strength, set the shutter speed and aperture accordingly....
  • Page 112: Downloading Directly from a CF Card Using a Lens (Optional) / Lens Hood (Optional) The separately sold Wide Converter WC-DC58, Close-up Lens 500D (58 mm)...
  • Page 113 • Do not use the flash when the close-up lens is attached to the camera. The image will be...
  • Page 114 Downloading Images to a Computer Downloading Directly from a CF Card If you are using a notebook computer or...
  • Page 115: Using the Supplied Interface CablesDownloading Images Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for downloading instructions. Double-click the disk drive icon of the drive...
  • Page 116 About File Names IMG_XXXX.JPG (Images shot in the JPEG format) DCIM XXXCANON CRW_XXXX.CRW (Images shot in the RAW format)...
  • Page 117Using the Supplied Interface Cables Supported Operating Systems Windows Windows 95, Windows 98 (including Second Edition), Windows Millenium Edition (Windows...
  • Page 118CF Card Reader or PC Card Slot (p. 112) • Windows and Macintosh Computers If you have a CF card...
  • Page 119Connecting via a USB Port • On Windows systems, the USB interface can only be used with the USB ports...
  • Page 120 Connect the supplied USB cable to the computer’s USB port 1 and the camera’s DIGITAL terminal. • There is...
  • Page 121: Replacing the Button BatteryConnecting via a Serial Port Turn the computer’s power off and turn the camera’s main 1 dial to . Connect...
  • Page 122 Turn on the computer. 3 Turn the camera’s main dial to . 4 • Always press the PUSH button...
  • Page 123: Camera Care and Maintenance Appendices Replacing the Button Battery If the Set Date/Time menu appears when you turn on the camera power, the...
  • Page 124: Troubleshooting Place a fresh battery into the holder Negative Terminal (-) 5 with the negative (-) terminal facing up. 6...
  • Page 125Camera Care and Maintenance Use the following procedures to clean the camera body, lens, viewfinder, LCD monitor and other parts....
  • Page 126: List of Error / Message CodesTroubleshooting Problem Cause Solution Camera will Power is not turned on • Turn the main dial to a position other...
  • Page 127: List of Messages Problem Cause Solution Battery pack Main dial is not turned to • Turn the main dial to . will...
  • Page 128List of Error / Message Codes The following error and message codes may appear on the display panel. Error Codes...
  • Page 129: SpecificationsList of Messages The following messages may appear in the LCD monitor or viewfinder. Busy... Image is being recorded to,...
  • Page 130Unidentified Image You attempted to replay an image that was recorded in a special format (proprietary format used by the...
  • Page 131Specifications PowerShot Pro90 IS Image sensor: Approx. 3.34 million-pixel (total), 1/1.8 inch CCD (Effective number of pixels: approx. 3.24 million,...
  • Page 132Shooting modes: Auto Creative zone: Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority and Manual Image zone: Pan-focus, Portrait, Landscape, Night scene,...
  • Page 133 Battery Pack BP-511 Type: Rechargeable lithium ion cell Nominal voltage: 7.4 V Nominal amperage: 1100 mAh Charge cycles: Approx....
  • Page 134: Index Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560 (Optional) • Charge Adapter CG-560 Input voltage: DC 9.5 V Input...
  • Page 135 Wide Converter WC-DC58 (Optional) Magnification: Approx. 0.8x Focal length: ∞ Lens configuration: 3 groups 3 pieces Focusing range 40...
  • Page 136 Index A D AEB Mode 69 Date/Time 32 AE Lock 71 Date Battery 121 Aperture-Priority AE ( ) 62...
  • Page 137: Canon Customer SupportFocus Menu Auto 74 List of Options 100 Lock 74 Play 39 Manual 75 Rec 39 Format 93, 104 Selecting...
  • Page 138 S W Saturation 77, 101 WAV Files 18 Self-Timer 53 White Balance 66 Semi-Hard Case 30 Wide Angle 43...
  • Page 139Canon Customer Support Canon Inc. 30-2 Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan NORTH AMERICA Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon Customer Care...
  • Page 140 Canon Norge as Tlf. 22 62 93 21 Faks: 22 62 06 15 E-mail: helpdesk@canon.no Finland Canon OY Puhelin:...
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