Canon PowerShot A2600 User Guide

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Preliminary Notes  
and Legal Information
Contents: Basic 
Operations
Advanced Guide
Camera Basics
Smart Auto 
Mode
Other Shooting 
Modes
Playback Mode
Setting Menu
Accessories
Appendix
Index
Basic Guide
P Mode
Camera User Guide
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Summary of Contents of user guide for Canon PowerShot A2600

  • Page 1 Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 Camera Basics 2 Smart Auto...
  • Page 2: Package contents Cover Package Contents Compatible Memory Cards Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Before use, make sure the following items are...
  • Page 3: Information Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Preliminary Notes Information and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations • Take and review some...
  • Page 4: in This Guide Cover Part Names and Conventions in This Guide A1400 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information A2600 Contents: Basic Operations Basic...
  • Page 5 Cover • In this guide, icons are used to represent the corresponding camera Preliminary Notes buttons on which they...
  • Page 6: Table of Contents Cover Image Viewing Options.................71 Table of Contents Protecting Images.........................72 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Erasing Images.............................74 Contents: Basic Package...
  • Page 7: Contents: Basic Operations Cover Contents: Basic Operations zz While adjusting image settings (Live View Control).............................. 47 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information zz...
  • Page 8: Safety Precautions Cover Safety Precautions • Do not allow liquids or foreign objects to enter the camera. Preliminary Notes This could...
  • Page 9 Cover Caution Denotes the possibility of injury. • In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitted from...
  • Page 10 Cover • Do not sit down with the camera in your pocket. Preliminary Notes Doing so may cause malfunctions...
  • Page 11: Basic Guide Cover Basic Guide Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 Camera Basics 4...
  • Page 12: Charging Cover Initial Preparations A2600 Preliminary Notes Charging the Battery and Legal Information Prepare for shooting as follows. Contents: Basic...
  • Page 13 Cover A2600 Preliminary Notes • To protect the battery and keep it in optimal condition, do not charge Inserting...
  • Page 14 Cover Removing the Battery 3 Close the cover. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information zz Lower the cover ( )...
  • Page 15 Cover Inserting the Memory Card 4 Close the cover. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Insert a memory card (sold...
  • Page 16: Settings Cover Setting the Date and Time 4 Finish the setup process. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Set the current...
  • Page 17: Display language Cover Display Language Preliminary Notes Changing the Date and Time and Legal Information Adjust the date and time as...
  • Page 18: Trying the Camera Out Cover Still Images Movies 3 Compose the shot. Preliminary Notes Trying the Camera Out zz To zoom in and...
  • Page 19: Single-image display Cover Shooting Movies Viewing Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Start shooting. After shooting images or movies, you can view...
  • Page 20 Cover 3 Play movies. Erasing the Images Preliminary Notes and Legal Information zz Press the <m> button, press the...
  • Page 21: Using the Software Cover Still Images Movies Using the Software Preliminary Notes Accessing the Help Menu and Legal Information The software available...
  • Page 22: Installation Cover System Requirements *1 Information on computer models compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 is available on the Preliminary...
  • Page 23 Cover 3 When a message is displayed 4 Install the files. Preliminary Notes prompting you to connect zz Turn...
  • Page 24: Saving images to a computer Cover Saving Images to a Computer zz Double click [ ]. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Windows 7 and...
  • Page 25 Cover • In Windows 7, if the screen in step 2 is not displayed, click the [ ] icon...
  • Page 26: System Map Cover System Map A1400 Preliminary Notes Included Accessories and Legal Information A2600 Contents: Basic Included Accessories Operations Wrist Strap...
  • Page 27: Camera Basics Cover Advanced Guide Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 1 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 Camera Basics...
  • Page 28: Power saving Cover On/Off Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down) Preliminary Notes and Legal Information As a way to conserve battery power,...
  • Page 29: Viewfinder Cover Shutter Button A1400 Preliminary Notes Optical Viewfinder and Legal Information To ensure your shots are in focus, always...
  • Page 30: Basic operations Cover Shooting Display Options FUNC. Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <p> button to view other information...
  • Page 31: Basic operations Cover 4 Finish the setup process. MENU Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information zz Press the <m> button. Configure...
  • Page 32: Indicator Cover 3 Choose a setting. Indicator Display Preliminary Notes and Legal Information zz Press the <o><p> buttons to choose...
  • Page 33: Smart Auto Mode Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 2 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 Camera Basics 4 Smart...
  • Page 34: Shooting (Smart Auto) Cover Still Images Movies 4 Shoot. Preliminary Notes Shooting (Smart Auto) Shooting Still Images and Legal Information Contents: Basic...
  • Page 35 Cover Shooting Movies Finish shooting. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Start shooting. zz Press the movie button again to...
  • Page 36 Cover Preliminary Notes Movies and Legal Information A2600 • A blinking [h] icon displayed when you attempt to shoot...
  • Page 37 Cover A2600 Still Images Movies A1400 Still Images Preliminary Notes Scene Icons Scene Icons and Legal Information Contents: Basic...
  • Page 38: Digital zoom Cover Still Images Movies Common, Convenient Features Preliminary Notes On-Screen Frames and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic...
  • Page 39: Self-timer Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes • Moving the zoom lever will display the zoom bar (which indicates Using...
  • Page 40: Customizing the self-timer Cover 2 Shoot. Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes and Legal Information zz For Still Images: Press the shutter button...
  • Page 41: Adding date stamps Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Deactivating the Flash Adding a Date Stamp and Legal Information Contents: Basic...
  • Page 42: Widescreen (resolution) Cover Image Customization Features Preliminary Notes • Shots taken without adding a date stamp can be printed with one...
  • Page 43: (resolution/frame rate) Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Red-Eye Correction Changing Movie Image Quality and Legal Information Contents: Basic Red-eye that...
  • Page 44: Blink detection Cover Helpful Shooting Features Customizing Camera Operation Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Still Images Customize shooting functions on the...
  • Page 45: Other Shooting Modes Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 3 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 4 Camera Basics Other...
  • Page 46: Snow (shooting mode) Cover Specific Scenes Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Choose a mode matching the shooting scene, and...
  • Page 47: Live View Control (shooting mode) Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Brightness/Color Customization Shooting With Reduced Blur (Digital IS) and Legal Information...
  • Page 48: Super vivid (shooting mode) Cover Applying Special Effects Still Images Preliminary Notes Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect and Legal Information Add a...
  • Page 49: Miniature effect (shooting mode) Cover Still Images Movies 4 Return to the shooting screen Preliminary Notes Shots Resembling Miniature Models and shoot. and...
  • Page 50: Toy camera effect (shooting mode) Cover Still Images Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect Shooting in Monochrome and Legal...
  • Page 51: Face self-timer (shooting mode) Cover Special Modes for Other Purposes 4 Join the subjects in the Preliminary Notes shooting area and look at...
  • Page 52: Long shutter (shooting mode) Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Shooting Long Exposures (Long Shutter) and Legal Information Contents: Basic Specify a shutter speed...
  • Page 53: P Mode Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 4 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 4 Camera Basics P...
  • Page 54: P (shooting mode) Cover Still Images Movies Image Brightness (Exposure Preliminary Notes Shooting in Program AE (<P> Mode) Compensation) and Legal Information...
  • Page 55: AE lock Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Locking Image Brightness/Exposure Changing the Metering Method and Legal Information (AE...
  • Page 56: ISO speed Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Changing the ISO Speed Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) and Legal Information Contents:...
  • Page 57: White balance (color) Cover Color and Continuous Shooting Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Still Images Movies Custom White Balance...
  • Page 58: Continuous shooting Cover Still Images Shooting Range and Focusing Preliminary Notes Continuous Shooting and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic...
  • Page 59: Infinity (focus mode) Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting Distant Subjects (Infinity) and Legal Information To restrict the...
  • Page 60: Tracking AF Cover Still Images Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF) Center...
  • Page 61: Servo AF Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Changing the Focus Setting and Legal Information Shooting with Servo AF...
  • Page 62: AF lock Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Shooting with the AF Lock Flash and Legal Information Contents: Basic...
  • Page 63: FE lock Cover Using Eco Mode Preliminary Notes [!] Off and Legal Information You can prepare the camera for shooting without...
  • Page 64: Grid lines Cover Other Settings Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Deactivating the Digital Zoom and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents:...
  • Page 65: Display period Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Magnifying the Area in Focus Changing the Image Display Style After Shots...
  • Page 66 Cover Preliminary Notes Changing the Screen Displayed After Shots and Legal Information 1 Set [Display Time] to [2 sec.], Contents:...
  • Page 67: Playback Mode Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 5 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 4 Camera Basics Playback...
  • Page 68: Viewing Cover Still Images Movies 3 Play movies. Preliminary Notes Viewing zz To start playback, press the <m> button, and...
  • Page 69: Index display Cover Still Images Movies Browsing and Filtering Images Preliminary Notes Switching Display Modes and Legal Information Still Images Movies...
  • Page 70: Searching Cover Still Images Movies • When the camera has found no corresponding images for some Preliminary Notes Finding Images...
  • Page 71: Slideshow Cover Image Viewing Options Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Viewing Slideshows and Legal Information Still Images Contents: Basic Automatically...
  • Page 72: Protecting Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Changing Slideshow Settings Protecting Images and Legal Information You can set up slideshows...
  • Page 73 Cover Specifying All Images at Once Preliminary Notes • Protected images on a memory card will be erased if...
  • Page 74: Erasing Cover Still Images Movies Erasing All Images Preliminary Notes Erasing Images and Legal Information You can erase all images...
  • Page 75: Rotating Cover 2 Choose an image. Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes zz Once you choose an image following Rotating Images...
  • Page 76 Cover Using the Menu Deactivating Auto Rotation Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Follow these steps to deactivate automatic rotation...
  • Page 77: Resizing images Cover Editing Still Images 5 Review the new image. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information zz Press the <n> button....
  • Page 78: Red-eye correction Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Correcting Red-Eye and Legal Information Contents: Basic Excessively...
  • Page 79 Cover • Some images may not be corrected accurately. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information • To overwrite the original...
  • Page 80: Setting Menu Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 6 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 4 Camera Basics Setting...
  • Page 81: Sounds Cover Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Hiding Hints and Tips Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Functions can be configured on...
  • Page 82 Cover Hiding the Start-up Screen 3 Format the memory card. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information If you prefer, you...
  • Page 83: File numbering Cover File Numbering Preliminary Notes Low-Level Formatting and Legal Information Perform low-level formatting in these cases: [Memory card error]...
  • Page 84 Cover Date-Based Image Storage Power-Saving Adjustment Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Instead of saving images in folders created each...
  • Page 85: World clock Cover World Clock Date and Time Preliminary Notes and Legal Information To ensure that your shots will have the...
  • Page 86: Reset all Cover Display Language Restoring Defaults Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Change the display language as needed. If you accidentally...
  • Page 87: Accessories Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 7 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 4 Camera Basics Accessories...
  • Page 88: Battery and charger kit Cover Optional Accessories A1400 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information The following camera accessories are sold separately. Note that availability...
  • Page 89 Cover Printers Preliminary Notes and Legal Information • The battery charger and AC adapter kit can be used in...
  • Page 90: TV display Cover Still Images Movies 3 Turn the TV on and switch to Preliminary Notes Using Optional Accessories video input....
  • Page 91 Cover A2600 Still Images Movies 4 Close the cover. Preliminary Notes Powering the Camera with Household Power zz Lower...
  • Page 92 Cover A1400 Still Images Movies 4 Close the cover. Preliminary Notes Powering the Camera with Household Power zz Lower...
  • Page 93: Printing Cover Still Images Movies 3 Turn the printer on. Preliminary Notes Printing Images 4 Turn the camera on. and...
  • Page 94 Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Configuring Print Settings and Legal Information Cropping Images Before Printing (Cropping) Contents:...
  • Page 95 Cover 3 Choose a type of paper. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information • Cropping may not be possible at...
  • Page 96 Cover Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Printing Movie Scenes and Legal Information Printing ID Photos Contents: Basic 1 Choose...
  • Page 97: DPOF Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Adding Images to the Print List (DPOF) • Not all of your DPOF settings...
  • Page 98 Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Setting Up Printing for Individual Images Setting Up Printing...
  • Page 99: Photobook set-up Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Adding Images to a Photobook and Legal Information Printing Images Added to...
  • Page 100 Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Adding Images Individually Adding All Images to a Photobook...
  • Page 101: Using an Eye-Fi Card Cover Still Images Movies Connection status of Eye-Fi cards in the camera can be checked on the Preliminary Notes...
  • Page 102 Cover Disabling Eye-Fi Transfer Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Configure the setting as follows to disable Eye-Fi transfer by...
  • Page 103: Appendix Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information 8 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 4 Camera Basics Appendix...
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting Cover Troubleshooting A2600 Preliminary Notes The battery is swollen. and Legal Information If you think there is a problem...
  • Page 105 Cover A2600 Subjects look too bright, highlights are washed-out. Preliminary Notes [h] flashes on the screen when the shutter...
  • Page 106 Cover Preliminary Notes Shooting Movies Memory Card and Legal Information The elapsed time shown is incorrect, or recording is...
  • Page 107: Error messages Cover On-Screen Messages Cannot magnify!/Cannot rotate/Cannot modify image/Cannot modify/ Preliminary Notes Cannot assign to category/Unselectable image. and Legal Information...
  • Page 108 Cover File Error Preliminary Notes • Correct printing (= 93) may not be possible for photos from other cameras or...
  • Page 109: Shooting information Cover On-Screen Information A2600 Preliminary Notes Battery Level and Legal Information Shooting (Information Display) An on-screen icon or message...
  • Page 110 Cover Playback (Detailed Information Display) Preliminary Notes and Legal Information • Some information may not be displayed when viewing...
  • Page 111: Table Cover Functions and Menu Tables Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Contents: Basic Operations...
  • Page 112 Cover FUNC. Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Shooting Mode Contents: Basic G I P t N Operations Function...
  • Page 113 Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes G I P t N and Legal Information Function Contents: Basic Resolution (= 42) Operations...
  • Page 114 Cover 4 Shooting Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Shooting Mode Contents: Basic G I P t N Operations...
  • Page 115 Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes G I P t N and Legal Information Function Contents: Basic Review image after...
  • Page 116 Cover 3 Set up Menu 2 Print Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Item Ref. Page Item Ref. Page...
  • Page 117: Specifications Cover Handling Precautions Specifications Preliminary Notes and Legal Information • The camera is a high-precision electronic device. Avoid dropping...
  • Page 118 Cover A2600 • The number of shots that can be taken is based on measurement guidelines of the Preliminary...
  • Page 119: Recording time Cover Preliminary Notes Recording Time per Memory Card Continuous Shooting Speed and Legal Information Recording Time per Memory Card...
  • Page 120 Cover A2600 Preliminary Notes Battery Charger CB-2LF/CB-2LFE and Legal Information Contents: Basic Rated Input: 100 – 240 V AC...
  • Page 121: Index Cover File numbering...................................... 83 ISO speed............................................ 56 Index Fireworks (shooting mode)................... 46 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Fish-eye effect...
  • Page 122 Cover Power saving........................................ 28 Sounds................................................. 81 Preliminary Notes Printing................................................. 93 Strap................................................. 2, 12 and Legal Information Program AE.......................................... 54...
  • Page 123 Cover CAUTION FCC Notice Preliminary Notes RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE. (Digital Camera,...
  • Page 124 Cover Canadian Radio Interference Regulations Preliminary Notes CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B) and Legal Information To ensure proper operation of...