Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Manual

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ENGLISH
Before Use
Basic Guide
Advanced Guide
1
Camera Basics
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Auto Mode
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Other Shooting Modes
5
Playback Mode
6
Wi-Fi Functions
7
Setting Menu
8
Accessories
4
P Mode
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Appendix
Index
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Summary of Contents of manual for Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Page 1 Before Use Basic Guide Advanced Guide 1 Camera Basics 2 Auto Mode 3 Camera User Guide Other Shooting Modes...
  • Page 2: Compatible Memory Cards Compatible Memory Cards Before Use Before Use Basic Guide The following memory cards (commercially available) can be used, regardless...
  • Page 3: Conventions in This Guide Before Use Preliminary Notes and Legal Conventions in This Guide Information Basic Guide ●● In this guide, icons are...
  • Page 4: Part Names Before Use Part Names Basic Guide (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) Advanced Guide (7)...
  • Page 5 Table of Contents Advanced Guide Before Use 1 Camera Basics............................................................ 22 Basic Guide On/Off...................................................................................... 22 Before Use Power-Saving Features...
  • Page 6 Changing the Aspect Ratio.........................................................37 Changing the Metering Method..................................................50 Before Use Changing Image Resolution (Size).............................................37 Changing the ISO Speed............................................................51 Guidelines...
  • Page 7 Switching Display Modes............................................................63 Changing Image Color Tones (My Colors).................................75 Before Use Overexposure Warning (for Image Highlights).......................63 Correcting Image Brightness...
  • Page 8 Image Sending Options........................................................... 97 Using Eco Mode.......................................................................108 Before Use Sending Multiple Images............................................................97 Power-Saving Adjustment........................................................108 Selecting a Range..................................................................97 Screen Brightness....................................................................109...
  • Page 9 Cropping Images before Printing..........................................120 Print Tab...................................................................................140 Before Use Choosing Paper Size and Layout before Printing................121 Playback Mode FUNC. Menu...................................................140...
  • Page 10: Common Camera Operations ●● While adjusting image settings (Live View Control) Before Use Common Camera Operations -- = 42 ●● Focus on faces...
  • Page 11: Safety Precautions Shoot/View Movies Before Use Safety Precautions ●● Shoot movies Basic Guide -- = 28 ●● Before using the product, ensure...
  • Page 12 ●● Avoid contact with liquid, and do not allow liquid or foreign objects ●● Turn the camera off in places...
  • Page 13●● The slideshow transition effects may cause discomfort when viewed ●● Unplug any battery charger used with the product when...
  • Page 14: Attaching Accessories Before Use Initial Preparations Basic Guide Basic Guide Prepare for shooting as follows. Advanced Guide Attaching Accessories 1 Camera...
  • Page 15: Charging the Battery PackHolding the Camera (1) 3 Remove the battery pack. Before Use ●● After unplugging the battery charger, remove the battery...
  • Page 16: Removing the Battery Pack and Memory Card ●● Make sure the memory card is facing the Before Use Inserting the Battery Pack and Your Memory Card...
  • Page 17: Changing the Date and Time Before Use Setting the Date and Time ●● Unless you set the date, time, and home time zone, the...
  • Page 18: Display Language Before Use ●● There is a build-in date/time battery (backup battery) in the Display Language camera. Date/time settings can...
  • Page 19: Shooting (Smart Auto) 3 Compose the shot. Before Use Trying the Camera Out ●● To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move...
  • Page 20: Viewing 2) Shoot. Before Use Viewing ●● Press the shutter button all the way down. Basic Guide After shooting images...
  • Page 21: Erasing Images 3 Play movies. ●● You can choose multiple images to erase at once (= 70). Before Use ●● Press the...
  • Page 22: On/Off 1 Before Use On/Off Advanced Guide Basic Guide Shooting Mode ●● Press the power button to turn the Advanced...
  • Page 23: Shutter Button Before Use Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down) Shutter Button Basic Guide As a way to conserve battery power, the...
  • Page 24: Using the FUNC. Menu Before Use Shooting Display Options Using the FUNC. Menu Basic Guide Press the [ ] button to view other...
  • Page 25: Using the Menu Screen 4 Finish the setup process. Before Use ●● Press the [ ] button. Using the Menu Screen Basic Guide...
  • Page 26: On-Screen Keyboard 4 Choose an option. Before Use ●● Press the [ ][ ] buttons to choose an On-Screen Keyboard option....
  • Page 27: Clock Before Use Indicator Display Clock Basic Guide When the following conditions occur, the camera’s indicator (= 4) You can check...
  • Page 28: Shooting (Smart Auto) 2 Before Use Shooting with Camera-Determined Settings Basic Guide For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific...
  • Page 29 3 Compose the shot. 2) Shoot. Before Use ●● To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move ●● Press...
  • Page 30: Still Images ●● When you recompose shots, the Still Images Before Use focus, brightness, and colors will be automatically adjusted. Basic...
  • Page 31: Scene IconsMovies Before Use Scene Icons Basic Guide ●● Before shooting a movie, lower the flash with your finger. Be  Still...
  • Page 32: Image Stabilization Icons When Shooting Other Subjects Before Use Icon Image Stabilization Icons Background Other At Close Background In Motion*1 Basic Guide...
  • Page 33: Zooming In Closer on Subjects (Digital Zoom) Before Use On-Screen Frames Common, Convenient Features Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies  Still Images   Movies A variety of frames...
  • Page 34: Using the Self-Timer to Avoid Camera Shake ●● Moving the zoom lever will display the zoom bar (which indicates 2 Shoot. Before Use the zoom position)....
  • Page 35: Adding a Date Stamp Customizing the Self-Timer Before Use Adding a Date Stamp  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide You can specify the delay...
  • Page 36: Continuous Shooting Before Use ●● Shots taken without adding a date stamp can be printed with one ●● During continuous shooting,...
  • Page 37: Size (for 4:3 Images) Before Use Image Customization Features Changing Image Resolution (Size) Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies Choose from 4 levels of...
  • Page 38: Displaying Grid Lines Before Use Changing Movie Image Quality Helpful Shooting Features Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies 2 image quality settings are...
  • Page 39: Deactivating the AF-Assist Beam Before Use Magnifying the Area in Focus Customizing Camera Operation Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies Customize shooting functions on...
  • Page 40: Changing the Image Display Period after Shots Before Use Deactivating the Red-Eye Reduction Lamp Changing the Image Display Style after Shots Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies...
  • Page 41: Changing the Screen Displayed after Shots Changing the Screen Displayed after Shots Before Use Change the way images are displayed after shots as follows. Basic...
  • Page 42: Brightness / Color Customization (Live View Control) 3 Before Use Brightness / Color Customization (Live View Control) Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies Advanced Guide Image brightness...
  • Page 43: Specific Scenes   Shooting Fireworks (Fireworks) Before Use Specific Scenes  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide Choose a mode matching the shooting...
  • Page 44: Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect (Fish-Eye Effect) Before Use Applying Special Effects Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect (Fish-Eye Effect) Basic Guide Add a variety of...
  • Page 45: Minute Clips) Playback Speed and Estimated Playback Time (for Before Use Shots Resembling Miniature Models (Miniature One-Minute Clips) Effect) Basic Guide...
  • Page 46: Shooting in Monochrome Before Use Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect (Toy Camera Shooting in Monochrome Effect) Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies...
  • Page 47: Shooting Long Exposures (Long Shutter) 4 Join the subjects in the shooting Before Use Special Modes for Other Purposes area and look at the...
  • Page 48 2 Choose the shutter speed. Before Use ●● Press the [ ] button, press the [ ][ ] buttons...
  • Page 49: Shooting in Program AE ([P] Mode) 4 Before Use Shooting in Program AE ([P] Mode) Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies You can customize many function...
  • Page 50: Adjusting Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Before Use Image Brightness (Exposure) Changing the Metering Method Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies Adjust the metering method (how...
  • Page 51: Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Before Use Changing the ISO Speed Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies  Still Images   Movies When...
  • Page 52: Changing Image Color Tones (My Colors) Custom White Balance Before Use Image Colors  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide For image colors that look natural under...
  • Page 53: Custom ColorMy Colors Off – Custom Color Before Use Emphasizes contrast and color saturation,  Still Images   Movies Vivid Basic Guide making...
  • Page 54: Digital Tele-Converter Before Use Shooting Range and Focusing Shooting Distant Subjects (Infinity) Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies To restrict the focus...
  • Page 55: Center Before Use ●● The shutter speed may be equivalent when you move the zoom Changing the AF Frame Mode...
  • Page 56: Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF) Face AiAF Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF) Before Use  Still Images   Movies  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide...
  • Page 57: Changing the Focus Setting ●● Even after your shot, [ ] is still displayed Before Use and the camera continues to track the...
  • Page 58: Off Before Use Flash ●● In [ ] mode, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to...
  • Page 59: Changing the IS Mode Settings Before Use Other Settings Changing the IS Mode Settings Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies Advanced Guide Changing the Compression...
  • Page 60: before Shooting Shooting Movies with Subjects at the Same Size Before Use Shown before Shooting  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide Normally,...
  • Page 61: Viewing 5 Before Use Viewing Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies After shooting images or movies, you can view them on...
  • Page 62 ●● Movies are identified by a [ ] icon. Before Use ●● To switch to Shooting mode from Playback...
  • Page 63: GPS Information Display Histogram Before Use Switching Display Modes  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies ●● The graph in detailed...
  • Page 64: Finding Images Matching Specified Conditions Before Use Browsing and Filtering Images Finding Images Matching Specified Conditions Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies Find desired images...
  • Page 65: Magnifying Images Before Use ●● To hide or view other information, press the [ ] button in step 2. Image Viewing...
  • Page 66: Auto Playback of Related Images (Smart Shuffle)Viewing Slideshows 2 Configure the settings. Before Use ●● Choose a menu item to configure, and then choose the desired...
  • Page 67: Protecting Images 2 Choose an image. Before Use ●● Press the [ ][ ][ ][ ] buttons to choose Protecting Images...
  • Page 68: Selecting a RangeUsing the Menu 3 Protect the images. Before Use ●● Press the [ ] button. A confirmation message is displayed....
  • Page 69: Clearing All Protection at Once 3 Choose an ending image. Protecting All Images at Once Before Use ●● Press the [ ] button to...
  • Page 70: Choosing Images Individually 2 Choose a selection method. Before Use Erasing Images ●● Press the [ ][ ] buttons to choose a...
  • Page 71: Using the MenuSelecting a Range Before Use Rotating Images 1 Choose [Select Range].  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide ●● Following step 2...
  • Page 72: Using the Menu 2 Rotate the image. Before Use ●● Press the [ ][ ] buttons to choose an Tagging Images as...
  • Page 73: Resizing Images 2 Choose an image. Before Use ●● Press the [ ][ ] buttons to choose an Editing Still Images...
  • Page 74: Cropping 5 Review the new image. (1) (2) (3) 3 Adjust the cropping area. Before Use ●● Press the [...
  • Page 75: Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Before Use Changing Image Color Tones (My Colors) Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies  Still Images ...
  • Page 76: Correcting Red-Eye Before Use Correcting Red-Eye ●● Some images may not be corrected accurately. ●● To overwrite the original image with...
  • Page 77: Editing Movies 3 Review the edited movie. Before Use Editing Movies ●● Press the [ ][ ] buttons to choose [...
  • Page 78: Available Wi-Fi Features 6 Before Use Available Wi-Fi Features Basic Guide You can send and receive images and control the camera remotely...
  • Page 79: Mode Before Use Sending Images to a Smartphone Sending Images to an NFC-Compatible Smartphone Basic Guide There are several ways...
  • Page 802 Establish the connection. 4 Send images. Before Use ●● Make sure the camera is off or in ●● Press...
  • Page 81: Connecting via NFC When Camera Is in Playback Mode Connecting via NFC When Camera Is in Playback Before Use ●● When using NFC, keep the following points in...
  • Page 82: Adding a SmartphoneAdding a Smartphone 4 Choose [Add a Device]. Before Use ●● Press the [ ][ ] buttons to choose [Add...
  • Page 837 Choose the camera to connect. ●● To add multiple smartphones, repeat the Before Use above procedure starting from step...
  • Page 84: Previous Access PointsUsing Another Access Point 5 Configure the privacy settings and Before Use send images. ●● Follow steps 8 – 9...
  • Page 85: (Windows Only) 2 Install the software. Before Use Saving Images to a Computer ●● Double-click the downloaded file and the screen...
  • Page 86: Confirming Access Point Compatibility 2 Configure the setting. Saving Images to a Connected Computer Before Use ●● Click in the following order: [Start]...
  • Page 87: Using WPS-Compatible Access Points ●● After the [Device Nickname] screen is Before Use ●● For information on WPS compatibility and for instructions on...
  • Page 887 Establish the connection. 10 Display CameraWindow. Before Use ●● On the access point, hold down the WPS ●● Windows:...
  • Page 89: Connecting to Listed Access Points ●● Once you have connected to devices via the Wi-Fi menu, recent 3 Enter the access point password. Before...
  • Page 90: Registering Web Services Previous Access Points Before Use You can reconnect to any previous access points automatically by Sending Images to a...
  • Page 91: Registering CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Registering CANON iMAGE GATEWAY 4 Establish a connection with an Before Use access point. To link the camera and...
  • Page 92: Registering Other Web Services7 Confirm the e-mail notification was ●● Depending on your e-mail settings on your computer or Before Use sent. smartphone,...
  • Page 93: Uploading Images to Web Services 3 Choose [ ]. 3 Send images. Before Use ●● Press the [ ] button. ●● Press the [...
  • Page 94: Printing Images Wirelessly from a Connected Printer 4 Connect the printer to the network. Before Use Printing Images Wirelessly from a ●● In the printer’s Wi-Fi...
  • Page 95: Sending Images to Another Camera Before Use ●● Connections require that a memory card with saved images be in the camera. Sending Images to...
  • Page 964 Send images. ●● Connections require that a memory card be in the camera. Before Use ●● Press the [...
  • Page 97: Sending Images Tagged as Favorites 2 Choose images. Before Use Image Sending Options ●● Follow steps 2 – 3 in “Selecting a Range” (= 68)...
  • Page 98: Choosing the Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size) Before Use Notes on Sending Images Choosing the Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size) Basic Guide ●● Depending on...
  • Page 99: Preparing the Camera Before Use Adding Comments Sending Images Automatically Using the camera, you can add comments to images that you send...
  • Page 100: Sending Images 2 Choose the type of images to send ●● Once the camera is registered and the Before Use (only...
  • Page 101: Smartphone Before Use ●● Even if images were imported to the computer through a different ●● After a fixed period...
  • Page 102: Shooting Remotely Before Use Using a Smartphone to View Camera Shooting Remotely Images and Control the Camera As you check a...
  • Page 103: Editing Connection Information Before Use ●● The camera works in [ ] mode during remote shooting. However, some FUNC. and MENU settings...
  • Page 104: Changing the Camera Nickname Before Use Connection Changing the Camera Nickname Configurable Items Web Basic Guide Services You can change the nickname of...
  • Page 105: Returning the Wi-Fi Settings to Default Before Use Returning the Wi-Fi Settings to Default Basic Guide Return the Wi-Fi settings to default if you transfer...
  • Page 106: Adjusting the Volume 7 Before Use Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Basic Guide Basic camera functions are configured on the [ ] tab...
  • Page 107: World Clock Before Use Hiding Hints and Tips World Clock Basic Guide Hints and tips are normally shown when you choose...
  • Page 108: Lens Retraction TimingLens Retraction Timing 2 Shoot. Before Use ●● To activate the screen and prepare for shooting when the screen is...
  • Page 109: Formatting Memory Cards Before Use Screen Brightness Formatting Memory Cards Basic Guide Adjust screen brightness as follows. Before using a new memory...
  • Page 110: File Numbering Before Use ●● The total card capacity indicated on the formatting screen may be File Numbering less than the...
  • Page 111: Adjusting Other Settings Before Use Date-Based Image Storage Checking Certification Logos Basic Guide Instead of saving images in folders created each month,...
  • Page 112: Restoring Defaults Before Use Restoring Defaults Basic Guide If you accidentally change a setting, you can restore default camera settings. Advanced...
  • Page 113: System Map 8 Before Use System Map Basic Guide Included Accessories Advanced Guide Battery Pack Battery Charger Lens Cap 1 Camera...
  • Page 114: Power Supplies Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. Before Use Optional Accessories This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when...
  • Page 115: Photo Storage Before Use Flash Unit Photo Storage Basic Guide High-Power Flash HF-DC2 Connect Station CS100 Advanced Guide ●● External flash...
  • Page 116: Playback on a TV 3 Turn the TV on and switch to video Before Use Using Optional Accessories input. ●● Switch the TV...
  • Page 117: Saving Images to a Computer Before Use Using the Software Saving Images to a Computer Basic Guide After downloading the software from the Canon...
  • Page 118 ●● Windows: Follow the steps introduced Before Use ●● Windows 7: If the screen in step 2 is not displayed,...
  • Page 119: Easy Print 4 Turn the camera on. Before Use Printing Images ●● Press the [ ] button to turn the camera...
  • Page 120: Cropping Images before Printing Cropping Images before Printing Before Use Configuring Print Settings  Still Images   Movies Basic Guide  Still Images   Movies By cropping...
  • Page 121: Printing ID PhotosChoosing Paper Size and Layout before Printing Available Layout Options Before Use  Still Images   Movies Default Matches current printer settings....
  • Page 122: Movie Printing Options 3 Choose the printing area. Movie Printing Options Before Use ●● Follow step 2 in “Cropping Images before Single...
  • Page 123: Setting Up Printing for Individual Images Before Use Adding Images to the Print List (DPOF) ●● Not all of your DPOF settings may be applied...
  • Page 124: Printing Images Added to the Print List (DPOF) 3 Specify the number of prints. Clearing All Images from the Print List Before Use ●● Press the [...
  • Page 125: Removing All Images from a PhotobookAdding Images to a Photobook 2 Choose an image. Before Use ●● Press the [ ][ ] buttons to choose...
  • Page 126: Troubleshooting 9 Before Use Troubleshooting Basic Guide If you think there is a problem with the camera, first check the...
  • Page 127 Shooting No AF frames are displayed and the camera does not focus when the Before Use shutter button is...
  • Page 128Recording to the memory card takes too long, or continuous shooting is Sound is not played during movies. Before Use...
  • Page 129 Wi-Fi Cannot resize images for sending. Before Use ●● Images cannot be resized to larger than their original resolution. ●●...
  • Page 130: On-Screen Messages Cannot magnify!/Cannot play back this content in Smart Shuffle/Cannot Before Use On-Screen Messages rotate/Cannot modify image/Cannot modify/Cannot assign to...
  • Page 131File Error Disconnected/Receiving failed/Sending failed Before Use ●● Correct printing (= 119) may not be possible for photos from other cameras...
  • Page 132: Battery Level (22) AE lock (= 50) (27) IS mode icon (= 32) Before Use On-Screen Information (23) Shutter speed (28) Time zone...
  • Page 133: Summary of Movie Control Panel Before Use Playback (Detailed Information Display) ●● Some information may not be displayed when viewing images on a TV...
  • Page 134: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Before Use Functions and Menu Tables Basic Guide Advanced Guide Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Shooting Mode 1...
  • Page 135: FUNC. Menu Before Use FUNC. Menu Basic Guide Shooting Mode Advanced Guide Function Metering Method (= 50) 1 Camera Basics O O...
  • Page 136 Shooting Mode Before Use Basic Guide Function Still Image Aspect Ratio (= 37) Advanced Guide O O – O O...
  • Page 137: Shooting Tab Before Use Shooting Tab Basic Guide Shooting Mode Advanced Guide Function AF Frame (= 55) 1 Camera Basics Face AiAF...
  • Page 138 Shooting Mode Before Use Basic Guide Function AF-assist Beam (= 39) Advanced Guide On O O O O O O...
  • Page 139: Playback Tab Before Use Set Up Tab Playback Tab Basic Guide Options Reference Page Options Reference Page Mute = 106 Slideshow = 66...
  • Page 140: Handling Precautions Before Use Print Tab Handling Precautions Basic Guide Options Reference Page ●● The camera is a high-precision electronic device....
  • Page 141: Camera Built-In Flash Before Use Specifications Flash Range (Wide angle end)..........50 cm – 5.0 m (1.6 – 16 ft.) Flash Range (Telephoto end)............1.4 m...
  • Page 142: Shooting RangeInterface Number of Shots/Recording Time, Playback Time Before Use Wired.................................................Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B) Analog Audio Output (Monaural) Number of Still Image...
  • Page 143: Recording Time per Memory Card Number of Shots per Memory Card Recording Time per Memory Card Before Use The number of shots at an...
  • Page 144: Battery Charger CB-2LF/CB-2LFE Battery Pack NB-11LH Before Use Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery Nominal Voltage: 3.6 V DC Basic Guide Nominal Capacity: 800 mAh Charging...
  • Page 145: Index Index File numbering 110 Fireworks → Fireworks (shooting L Lamp 39, 40 Before Use mode) Live view control (shooting mode)...
  • Page 146Protecting 67 Software Before Use Installation 117 R Saving images to a computer Basic Guide Red-eye correction 76 85, 117...
  • Page 147: Security Precautions ●● Be sure to use the product as directed in this guide. Before Use Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Precautions Be...
  • Page 148: Trademarks and LicensingIf security settings have not been properly set, the following problems may Trademarks and Licensing Before Use occur. ●● Microsoft...
  • Page 149: Disclaimer Disclaimer Before Use ●● Unauthorized reproduction of this guide is prohibited. Basic Guide ●● All measurements based on Canon...