Canon PowerShot A530 Manual De Usuario

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Before Using the Camera
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Troubleshooting
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Appendix
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ENGLISH
CDI-E221-010
© 2006 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN MALAYSIA
Camera User Guide
This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail.
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Resumen del Contenido de manual de usuario para Canon PowerShot A530

  • Página 1 ENGLISH DIGITAL CAMERA Before Using the Camera Shooting Playback/Erasing Print/Transfer Settings Photo of PowerShot A540 Viewing Images on a...
  • Página 2 Main Features Shooting z Automatically adjusts shooting settings to match particular conditions z Avoid the effects of camera shake...
  • Página 3Conventions Used in this Guide Icons appearing below titles indicate the shooting modes in which the procedure can be used....
  • Página 4 Table of Contents Items marked with a  are lists or charts that summarize camera functions or procedures. Handling...
  • Página 5 Adjusting the Exposure Compensation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Adjusting...
  • Página 6 List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Página 7 Handling Precautions Please Read Test Shots Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several...
  • Página 8 Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please be...
  • Página 9 Warnings Equipment z Do not look directly into the sun or at bright light sources through the camera's viewfinder....
  • Página 10 Battery z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose it to direct flame or heat....
  • Página 11 Others z Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Exposure to the intense...
  • Página 12 Equipment z When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the batteries from the camera or...
  • Página 13: Wrist Strap Preventing Malfunctions Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields z Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other...
  • Página 14: Shutter Button Before Using the Camera – The Components Guide Front View a Microphone (p. 79) b AF-assist Beam (p. 24)...
  • Página 15: Using the LCD MonitorBack View Attaching the Wrist Strap Before Using the Camera – The Components Guide a LCD Monitor (p. 15) b...
  • Página 16: Spot AE Point Frame Operation Panel a Indicators (p. 20) b Power Lamp c Power Button (Basic Guide p. 4) d Zoom Lever...
  • Página 17 Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations Using the LCD Monitor 1 Press . z The display mode changes as...
  • Página 18 Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor Shooting Information (Shooting Mode) *1 Spot AE Point Frame (p. 53) *1 AF...
  • Página 19: Histogram If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake warning icon displays, this indicates that a slow shutter speed...
  • Página 20: Indicator „Detailed Histogram *1 *1 *2 *2 ··· Recording Pixels/Frame Rate Exposure Compensation (p. 54) (Movies) (p. 42) Movie Length...
  • Página 21Histogram Function The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness of the image. The greater the...
  • Página 22: Menus and Settings Indicators The camera indicators will light or blink under the following conditions. Never do the following while the green...
  • Página 23: Camera Menu Power Saving Function This camera is equipped with a power saving function. The power will shut off in the following...
  • Página 24: Menu List Menus and Settings Menus are used to set the shooting, playback and print settings as well as such camera...
  • Página 25: Play MenuRec., Play, Print, Set up and My Camera Menus Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set with...
  • Página 26: Mute Menu List FUNC. Menu The icons shown below are the default settings. Reference Reference Menu Item Menu Item Page...
  • Página 27: Distance Units Menu Item Options Reference Page Grid Lines On/Off* You can display grid lines (split into nine) to make it...
  • Página 28 Set up Menu *Default setting Menu Item Options Reference Page Mute On/Off* Set to [On] to silence all operation...
  • Página 29: Reset All Menu Item Options Reference Page File Numbering Continuous*/ p. 70 Auto Reset Create Folder Create New Check mark Creates...
  • Página 30 My Camera Menu The camera's start-up image and start-up sound, operation sounds, self-timer sounds, and shutter sounds are called...
  • Página 31Resetting Settings to Their Default Values 1 (Set up) Menu [Reset All]. See Menus and Settings (p. 23). 2 Select...
  • Página 32 Formatting Memory Cards You should always format a new memory card or one from which you wish to erase...
  • Página 33: Digital ZoomShooting Changing the Recording Pixels and Compression (Still Images) PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 1 FUNC. Menu * (Recording Pixels) (Compression)....
  • Página 34: Continuous Shooting Approximate Values for Recording Pixels Recording Pixels Purpose PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 (PowerShot A540) High Printing to about A3...
  • Página 35 Using the Digital Zoom PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 You can shoot zoomed images using the combined digital and optical zooms....
  • Página 36 Continuous Shooting PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter button is held...
  • Página 37: Self-Timer Postcard Date Imprint Mode PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 You can shoot images with the optimal settings for postcards by composing...
  • Página 38 Embedding the Date in the Image Data You can embed the date in image data when (Postcard Date Imprint...
  • Página 39: Shooting Using the Self-Timer PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 You can set a 10 sec. ( ) or 2 sec. ( )...
  • Página 40 Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots ( ) 1 . See Menus and Settings (p. 22). 2...
  • Página 41 Movie Shooting PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 The following movie modes are available. For information on the recording pixels and...
  • Página 42 1 Select a movie mode using the or button. z In , or mode, you can change the recording...
  • Página 43 QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to play back movies (Data type: AVI/Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a computer....
  • Página 44 Recording Pixels and Frame Rates Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back each second. The...
  • Página 45: Shutter Speed Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that...
  • Página 46 3 Compose the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first and shoot. z You can...
  • Página 47: Manual Exposure Setting the Shutter Speed PowerShot A540 When you set the shutter speed, the camera automatically selects an aperture value...
  • Página 48 Setting the Aperture PowerShot A540 The aperture adjusts the amount of light entering through the lens. When you set...
  • Página 49 Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 You can manually set the shutter speed and...
  • Página 50: Lock PowerShot A540 Shutter Speed Aperture Value (seconds) Maximum F2.6 – 3.5 15 – 1/1250 Wide Angle F4.0 – 8.0...
  • Página 51: Manual Selecting an AF Frame PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the...
  • Página 52 Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock, Manual Focus) PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 It may be difficult to focus...
  • Página 53: Metering Modes3 Press and hold the shutter button halfway and press the button. z The icon and the MF indicator will...
  • Página 54: Exposure z Depending on the shooting mode, pressing the button will switch between the setting items as follows: , ,...
  • Página 55: White BalanceSwitching between Metering Modes PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 1 FUNC. Menu * (Evaluative) See Menus and Settings (p. 22). *...
  • Página 56: Custom White Balance Adjusting the Exposure Compensation PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the subject too...
  • Página 57 Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 Normally, the (Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal white balance....
  • Página 58 For recording with the optimal white balance Custom data memorized in the camera from a white- colored object, such...
  • Página 592 Aim the camera at a piece of white paper or cloth and press . z If you are viewing...
  • Página 60 Shooting in a My Colors Mode PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 You can change the impression of an image when...
  • Página 61: Color Accent Mode Lighter Skin Use this option to make skin tones lighter. Tone* Darker Skin Use this option to make skin...
  • Página 62: Color Swap Mode Changing the Color Shooting mode ( ) ( ) Allows you to easily transform the colors in an image...
  • Página 63Shooting in the Color Accent Mode 1 Still image: or button Movie: or button See Selecting a Shooting Mode in...
  • Página 64: Save Original Shooting in the Color Swap Mode Original Color Desired Color (Before Swapping) (After Swapping) 1 Still image: or button...
  • Página 65: ISO Speed3 Aim the camera so that the original color appears at the center of the LCD monitor and press the...
  • Página 66 Changing the Save Method for the Original Image When you are shooting still images in the Color Accent or...
  • Página 67: Auto Rotate Function Adjusting the ISO Speed PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 Raise the ISO speed to use a fast shutter speed when you...
  • Página 68: Create Folder Compensating the Flash Adjustment / Flash Output PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 z When the shooting mode is set to...
  • Página 69 Setting the Auto Rotate Function PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that detects...
  • Página 70 z When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the Intelligent Orientation sensor judges the upper end to be...
  • Página 711 (Set up) Menu [Create Folder]. See Menus and Settings (p. 23). Creating a Folder the Next Time You Shoot....
  • Página 72: Magnifying Resetting the File Number PowerShot A540 PowerShot A530 The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You can...
  • Página 73: Index PlaybackFile and Folder Numbers Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting with 0001 and ranging up to 9999, while...
  • Página 74: Jump (Image Search) Playback/Erasing Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 11). Magnifying Images 1 Press the zoom lever toward...
  • Página 75: Playback Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) 1 Press the zoom lever toward . z Up to nine...
  • Página 76: Editing Jumping to Images When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is handy to use the...
  • Página 77Viewing Movies Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode. 1 Display a movie and press . z Images...
  • Página 78: Rotate z Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when playing a movie on a TV set (p. 88)....
  • Página 79: Sound Memo4 Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press . z [New File] saves the edited movie under a new file...
  • Página 80: Auto Play Rotating Images in the Display Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display. Original 90° 270°...
  • Página 81: Protect Attaching Sound Memos to Images In playback mode (including single image playback and index playback), you can attach sound memos...
  • Página 82: All Images Sound Memo Panel Exit Record Pause Play Erase Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the FUNC./ SET...
  • Página 83: Selecting Images Protecting Images You can protect important images and movies from accidental erasure. 1 (Play) Menu . See Menus and Settings...
  • Página 84 Erasing All Images z Note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image. z...
  • Página 85: Print Style Print Settings/Transfer Settings Setting the DPOF Print Settings You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify...
  • Página 86: DPOF Transfer Order 2 Use the or button to select images for printing. z Selection methods differ for the Print Number of...
  • Página 87 z The output of some printers or photo developing services may not reflect the specified print settings. z Print...
  • Página 88: AV Cable z The Date and File No. settings change according to the Print Type as follows. - Index [Date] and...
  • Página 89: TroubleshootingSingle Images 2 Select [Order] and press . z Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer order settings. 3 Use the or...
  • Página 90 Viewing Images on a TV set You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to shoot or play...
  • Página 91Troubleshooting Camera Camera will not operate. Power is not turned on. z Press the power button (Basic Guide p. 4)....
  • Página 92 The Date/Time menu appears. The lithium date/time battery z Replace the lithium date/time battery charge is depleted. (p. 114)....
  • Página 93Noise displays./Subject’s movements are irregular. Camera automatically z There is no effect on the recorded lightened the image image. displayed...
  • Página 94 Image is blurred or out of focus. AF-assist Beam is set to z In dark places where it is...
  • Página 95Subject in recorded image is too bright, or image flashes white. Subject is too close, making z Shoot within correct...
  • Página 96 Eyes appear red. Light is reflected back from z Use the (red-eye reduction) the eyes when the flash is...
  • Página 97Shooting Movies The recording time may not display properly or filming may stop unexpectedly. The following types of z Although...
  • Página 98 Playback Cannot play back. You attempted to play back z Computer images that cannot be images shot with another...
  • Página 99: MessagesBattery Batteries consumed quickly. Batteries are not the right z Use only unused AA-size alkaline type. batteries or Canon AA-size...
  • Página 100 Printing with a direct print compatible printer Cannot print The camera and printer are z Securely connect the camera...
  • Página 101 List of Messages The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during shooting or playback. Please refer to the...
  • Página 102: Handling No image No images recorded on memory card. Image too large You attempted to play back an image larger...
  • Página 103Protected! You attempted to erase or edit a protected image, movie or sound memo. Too many marks Too many images...
  • Página 104: Handling Appendix Battery Handling Battery Charge The following icon and message will display. Change the batteries Battery charge is low....
  • Página 105: Formattingz Before installing the batteries, wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth. If the battery terminals are soiled...
  • Página 106: Charging Handling the Memory Card SD Memory Card Write Protect Tab Write Protect Tab Slide the switch down (you can...
  • Página 107 Formatting z Please note that formatting (initializing) an memory card erases all data, including protected images. z You are...
  • Página 108: AC Adapter Kit ACK800 Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) Using Rechargeable Batteries (Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300) This kit includes a battery...
  • Página 109: Wide Converterz Wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth in the following situations, as the terminals may be soiled...
  • Página 110 z It takes approximately 4 hours 40 minutes for the charger to fully recharge the batteries after they have...
  • Página 111 Using the Lenses (Sold Separately) (PowerShot A540 only) The camera supports use of the separately sold Wide Converter WC-DC52, Tele-converter...
  • Página 112: HF-DC1 . It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the wide converter or tele-converter. „Close-up...
  • Página 1133 When the { mark on the camera and the mark on the ring are aligned, lift off the ring....
  • Página 114 z Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion lenses with a lens blower brush before use. The camera...
  • Página 115 z When shooting in mode, or when [Flash Adjust] in the or modes is set to [Manual] (p. 65),...
  • Página 116: Maintenance Replacing the Date Battery If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned on, the date battery...
  • Página 1175 Remove the battery by pulling it up in the direction indicated by the arrow. (–) Side 6 Insert a...
  • Página 118 Camera Care and Maintenance Never use thinners, benzine, synthetic cleansers or water to clean the camera. These substances may...
  • Página 119 Specifications All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. PowerShot A540/A530 (W): Max. wide...
  • Página 120 Shooting Distance : PowerShot A540 (From the front of the Normal: 45 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity lens) Macro:...
  • Página 121Flash Exposure : ±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments Compensation Shooting Modes : Auto Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority (PowerShot A540...
  • Página 122: Battery Capacity : PowerShot A530: Large: 2592 x 1944 pixels Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels Medium 2: 1600 x 1200...
  • Página 123: Estimated CapacitiesPlayback Modes : Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse...
  • Página 124 Battery Capacity Number of Images Shot LCD Monitor Playback On (Based on LCD Monitor Time the CIPA Off standard)...
  • Página 125Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities „PowerShot A540 : Card included with the camera Compres- SDC- Recording Pixels 16MB SDC-128M sion...
  • Página 126 „PowerShot A530 : Card included with the camera Compres- SDC- Recording Pixels 16MB SDC-128M sion 512MSH 5 49 190...
  • Página 127Movie „PowerShot A540 : Card included with the camera Recording Frame SDC- SDC- SDC- Pixels Rate 16M 128M 512MSH 1...
  • Página 128 Image Data Sizes (Estimated) Compression Recording Pixels PowerShot A540 2720 KB 1620 KB 780 KB 2816 x 2112 pixels...
  • Página 129„PowerShot A530 Recording Pixels Frame Rate File size Standard 640 x 480 pixels 660 KB/sec. Color Accent 320 x 240...
  • Página 130 Battery Charger CB-5AH/CB-5AHE (Supplied with the separately sold Battery and Charger Kit CBK4- 300) Rated Input 100 – 240...
  • Página 131 PowerShot A540 only Wide Converter WC-DC52 (Sold Separately) Magnification Approx. 0.7x Focusing Range Approx. 21 cm (8.3 in.) –...
  • Página 132 Close-up Lens 250D 52 mm (Sold Separately) Focusing Range Normal: 17 – 25 cm (6.7 – 9.8 in.) (W...
  • Página 133 INDEX A E AC Adapter Kit ACK800 .......108 Erasing AF Frame ..........................16, 49 All Images .......................... 82 AF Lock ..................................50...
  • Página 134 L Shooting .............................39 Viewing ...............................75 Landscape ..................... Basic 5 Mute .......................................26 Language ................. 27, Basic 3 My Colors ....................
  • Página 135System Requirements ..Basic 17 T Telephoto ...33, 109, Basic 8, 10 Troubleshooting ......................89 V Video Output System ..88, 96, 97...
  • Página 136: Functions Available Disclaimer • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate...
  • Página 137FCC Notice (Digital Camera, Model PC1183/PC1184) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...
  • Página 138 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode....
  • Página 139 (PowerShot A540 only) Function Ref. Page Evaluative –4) –4) –4) –4) –4) –4) –4) z z z z Center...
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