Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Download Manual

Camera User Guide
ENGLISH
• Make sure you read this guide, including the “Safety
Precautions” section, before using the camera.
• Reading this guide will help you learn to use the camera properly.
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.2
Check if the following items are included in your camera package.
If anything is missing, contact the retailer where you purchased the camera.
Using the Manuals
Also refer to the manuals on DIGITAL CAMERA Manuals Disk.
• Camera User Guide (This Guide)
Once you have mastered the basics, use the camera’s many features to shoot more challenging photos.
• Software Guide
Read when you want to use the included software.
• A memory card is not included.
• Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals. Microsoft Word/
Word Viewer can be installed to view the Word manuals (required only for manuals for the Middle East).
Checking the Package Contents
Camera
Battery Pack NB-8L
(with Terminal Cover)
Battery Charger
CB-2LA/CB-2LAE
Wrist Strap
WS-800
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU
AV Cable
AVC-DC400
AV Cable
AVC-DC300
A3300 IS
A3200 IS A2200
Warranty
System Booklet
Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk3
Test Shots and Disclaimer
Take some initial test shots and play them back to make sure the images were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a way that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
The images recorded with this camera are intended for personal use. Do not record images that infringe upon copyright laws without the prior permission of the copyright holder. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
For information on your camera's warranty, please refer to the Canon
Warranty System Booklet supplied with your camera. For Canon Customer
Support contacts, please see the Warranty System Booklet.
LCD Monitor (Screen)
• The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification, but occasionally non-performing pixels may appear as bright or dark dots. This is not a malfunction and has no effect on the recorded image.
• The LCD monitor may be covered with a thin plastic film for protection against scratches during shipment. If so, remove the film before using the camera.
Camera Body Temperature
Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as the camera body may become warm. This is not a malfunction.
Read This First4
What Do You Want to Do?
4
Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings .........................24
Just take pictures (Easy mode)....................................................29
Iw P
At the beach
(p. 69)
Against snow
(p. 70)
V
Kids and pets
(p. 69)
Portraits
(p. 68)
Take good people shots
J
Landscape
(p. 69)
O
Foliage
(p. 69)
Shoot various other scenest
Fireworks
(p. 70)
Shoot with special effects
Low Light
(p. 69)
Miniature Effect
(p. 74)
Toy Camera Effect
(p. 75)
Fish-eye Effect
(p. 73)
Super vivid colors
(p. 73)
Poster Effect
(p. 73)
Monochrome
(p. 76)
Shoot
Shoot in Discreet mode................................................................72
Adjust image settings when shooting (Live View Control) ...........71
Focus on faces..................................................................24, 68, 98
Shoot in places where I cannot use the flash
(turn off the flash).........................................................................56
Take pictures with me in them too (self-timer) .................60, 62, 80
Insert the date and time into my shots .........................................59What Do You Want to Do?
5
1
Look at my pictures......................................................................27
Easy playback (Easy Mode).........................................................29
Automatically play back pictures (slideshow).............................116
Look at my pictures on a TV ......................................................120
Look at my pictures on a computer..............................................34
Quickly search pictures......................................................114, 115
Erase pictures ......................................................................28, 125
View
E
Shoot movies ...............................................................................30
View movies.................................................................................32
Shoot/View Movies
2
Easily print pictures....................................................................138
Print
Save images to a computer .........................................................34
Save
3
Turn off sounds ............................................................................50
Use the camera abroad........................................................39, 155
Understand what is displayed on the screen .............................171
Other6
Chapters 1 – 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of this camera. Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you learn more as you read each chapter.
Checking the Package Contents .......2
Read This First ..................................3
What Do You Want to Do? ................4
Table of Contents ..............................6
Conventions Used in This Guide .......9
Safety Precautions...........................10
Charging the Battery........................14
Compatible Memory Cards
(Sold Separately)...........................16
Inserting the Battery and Memory
Card...............................................16
Setting the Date and Time...............19
Setting the Display Language..........21
Formatting Memory Cards...............22
Pressing the Shutter Button.............23
Taking Pictures (Smart Auto)...........24
Viewing Images ...............................27
Erasing Images................................28
Shooting or Viewing Images in
Easy Mode.....................................29
Shooting Movies ..............................30
Viewing Movies................................32
Transferring Images to a Computer for Viewing.....................................34
Accessories .....................................38
Separately Sold Accessories...........39
Components Guide..........................42
Screen Display.................................46
Indicator...........................................47
FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations ....48
MENU – Basic Operations .............. 49
Changing the Sound Settings ......... 50
Adjusting the Screen Brightness..... 52
Returning the Camera to Default
Settings ......................................... 53
Power Saving Function
(Auto Power Down)....................... 54
Clock Functions............................... 54
Turning the Flash Off ...................... 56
Zooming in More Closely on
Subjects (Digital Zoom)................. 57
Inserting the Date and Time............ 59
Using the Self-Timer ....................... 60
Changing the Recording Pixel
Setting (Image Size) ..................... 63
Changing the Compression
Ratio (Image Quality) .................... 63
Shooting in Various Conditions ....... 68
Easily Changing the Brightness and
Color When Shooting
(Live View Control)........................ 71
Shooting in Discreet Mode .............. 72
Adding Effects and Shooting
(Creative Filters) ........................... 72
Detecting a Face and Shooting
(Smart Shutter) ............................. 77
Shooting Long Exposures............... 81
Table of Contents
1 Getting Started.................. 13
2 Learning More ................... 41
3 Shooting with Commonly
Used Functions .................55
4 Adding Effects and Shooting in Various Conditions .......67Table of Contents
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Shooting in Program AE ................. 84
Adjusting the Brightness
(Exposure Compensation)............ 85
Turning the Flash On ...................... 85
Adjusting the White Balance........... 86
Changing the ISO Speed................ 87
Correcting the Brightness and
Shooting (i-Contrast)..................... 88
Continuous Shooting....................... 89
Changing the Tone of an Image
(My Colors) ................................... 90
Shooting Close-ups (Macro) ........... 91
Shooting Far Away Subjects
(Infinity)......................................... 91
Changing the AF Frame Mode........ 92
Choosing the Subject to Focus On
(Tracking AF)................................ 94
Magnifying the Focal Point.............. 95
Shooting with the AF Lock .............. 96
Shooting with Servo AF .................. 97
Choosing the Person to Focus On
(Face Select) ................................ 98
Changing the Metering Method....... 99
Shooting with the AE Lock............ 100
Shooting with the FE Lock ............ 100
Shooting with Slow Synchro ......... 101
Red-Eye Correction ...................... 102
Checking for Shut Eyes ................ 103
Shooting Using a TV as the Display.................................. 103
Changing the Movie Mode............ 106
Shoot Movies That Look Like a
Miniature Model
(Miniature Effect).........................106
Changing the Image Quality..........108
AE Lock/Exposure Shift.................109
Other Shooting Functions..............110
Editing ...........................................111
Quickly Searching Images.............114
Searching for Images Using the
Jump Display...............................115
Viewing Slideshows.......................116
Checking the Focus.......................117
Magnifying Images ........................118
Displaying Various Images
(Smart Shuffle)............................119
Changing Image Transitions .........120
Viewing Images on a TV ...............120
Protecting Images .........................122
Erasing All Images ........................125
Tagging Images as Favorites........127
Organizing Images by Category
(My Category) .............................128
Rotating Images ............................130
Resizing Images............................131
Trimming .......................................132
Correcting the Brightness
(i-Contrast) ..................................134
Correcting the Red-Eye Effect.......135
Printing Images .............................138
Choosing Images for Printing
(DPOF)........................................145
5 Choosing Settings
Yourself..............................83
6 Using Various Functions for
Shooting Movies .............105
7 Using Various Playback and
Editing Functions ........... 113
8 Printing ............................ 137Table of Contents
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Changing Camera Settings............150
Changing Shooting Function
Settings........................................157
Changing Playback Function
Settings........................................161
Using Household Power ................164
Troubleshooting.............................165
List of Messages That Appear on the Screen.............................. 169
Information Displayed on the Screen.............................. 171
Handling Precautions.................... 175
Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode............................ 176
Menus ........................................... 184
Specifications ................................ 194
Index ............................................. 198
9 Customizing Camera
Settings............................ 149
10 Useful Information ..........1639
• Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and dials.
• Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets).
• The directional buttons and FUNC./SET button are represented by the following icons.
• : Things you should be careful about
• : Troubleshooting tips
• : Hints for getting more out of your camera
• : Supplemental information
• (p. xx): Reference pages (“xx” stands for a page number)
• This guide assumes all functions are at their default settings.
• The various types of memory cards that can be used in this camera are collectively referred to as memory cards in this guide.
• Functions that differ depending on the camera model are indicated with the following icons:Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A3300 and
A3350 IS only.
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A3200 IS only.
Functions and precautions for the PowerShot A2200 only.
Explanations without these icons apply to all three models.
• PowerShot A3300 IS screenshots and illustrations are used for the explanations in this guide.
Conventions Used in This Guide
Right button
FUNC./SET button Up button
Left button
Down button
A3300 IS
A3200 IS
A220010
• Before using the product, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the product is used correctly.
• The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to prevent injuries to yourself and other persons, or damage to the equipment.
• Be sure to also check the guides included with any separately sold accessories you use.
Warning
Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death.
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to people’s eyes.
Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash could damage eyesight. In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Strap: Putting the strap around a child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.
• Use only recommended power sources.
• Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the product.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the product to severe impacts.
• To avoid the risk of injury, do not touch the interior of the product if it has been dropped or otherwise damaged.
• Stop using the product immediately if it emits smoke, a strange smell, or otherwise behaves abnormally.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner to clean the equipment.
• Do not let the product come into contact with water (e.g. sea water) or other liquids.
• Do not allow liquids or foreign objects to enter the camera.
This could result in electrical shock or fire.
If liquids or foreign objects come into contact with the camera interior, immediately turn the camera power off and remove the battery.
If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Use only the recommended battery.
• Do not place the battery near or in direct flame.
• Unplug the power cord periodically, and using a dry cloth, wipe away any dust and dirt that has collected on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet, and the surrounding area.
• Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.
• Do not use the equipment in a manner that exceeds the rated capacity of the electrical outlet or wiring accessories. Do not use if the power cord or plug are damaged, or not fully plugged into the outlet.
• Do not allow dirt or metal objects (such as pins or keys) to contact the terminals or plug.
The battery may explode or leak, resulting in electrical shock or fire. This could cause injury and damage the surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and the battery acid contacts eyes, mouth, skin or clothing, immediately flush with water.
Safety PrecautionsSafety Precautions
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• Turn the camera off in places where camera use is prohibited.
The electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the operation of electronic instruments and other devices. Exercise adequate caution when using the camera in places where use of electronic devices is restricted, such as inside airplanes and medical facilities.
• Do not play the supplied CD-ROM(s) in any CD player that does not support data
CD-ROMs.
It is possible to suffer hearing loss from listening with headphones to the loud sounds of a CD-ROM played on a music CD player. Additionally, playing the CD-ROM(s) in an audio
CD player (music player) could damage the speakers.
Caution
Denotes the possibility of injury.
• Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks when hanging it by the strap.
• Be careful not to bump or push strongly on the lens.
This could lead to injury or damage the camera.
• When using the flash, be careful not to cover it with your fingers or clothing.
This could result in burns or damage to the flash.
• Avoid using, placing or storing the product in the following places:- Places subject to strong sunlight
- Places subject to temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F)
- Humid or dusty areas
These could cause leakage, overheating or an explosion of the battery, resulting in electrical shock, fire, burns or other injuries.
• The slideshow transition effects may cause discomfort when viewed for prolonged periods.
Caution
Denotes the possibility of damage to the equipment.
• Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (such as the sun on a clear day).
Doing so may damage the image sensor.
• When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the camera.
This may cause the product to malfunction.
• In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitted from the flash.
This is due to the high intensity of the flash burning dust and foreign materials stuck to the front of the unit. Please use a cotton swab to remove dirt, dust or other foreign matter from the flash to prevent heat build-up and damage to the unit.Safety Precautions
12
• Remove and store the battery when you are not using the camera.
If the battery is left inside the camera, damage caused by leakage may occur.
• Before you discard the battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators.
Contacting other metal materials may lead to fire or explosions.
• Unplug the battery charger from the power outlet after charging is complete, or when you are not using it.
• Do not place anything, such as cloth on top of the battery charger while it is charging.
Leaving the unit plugged in for a long period of time may cause it to overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
• Do not place the battery near pets.
Pets biting the battery could cause leakage, overheating or explosion, resulting in fire or damage.
• Do not sit down with the camera in your pocket.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen.
• When putting the camera in your bag, ensure that hard objects do not come into contact with the screen.
• Do not attach any hard objects to the camera.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen.13
Getting Started
This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in
A mode, and then how to view and erase the images you take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view images in
Easy mode, how to shoot and view movies, and how to transfer images to a computer.
Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera
• Attach the included strap and wrap it around your wrist to avoid dropping the camera during use.
• Keep your arms tight against your body while holding the camera firmly by the sides when shooting. Be sure that your fingers do not block the flash.
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Strap14
Use the included charger to charge the battery. Be sure to charge the battery as it is not charged at the time of purchase.
Remove the cover.
Insert the battery.
Align the o marks on the battery and charger, then insert the battery by sliding it in ( ) and down ( ).
Charge the battery.
For CB-2LA: Flip out the plug ( ) and plug the charger into a power outlet ( ).
For CB-2LAE: Plug the power cord into the charger, then plug the other end into a power outlet.
The charge lamp lights orange and charging starts.
The charge lamp will light green when charging has finished. Charging takes approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Remove the battery.
Unplug the battery charger from the power outlet, then remove the battery by sliding it in ( ) and up ( ).
Charging the Battery
CB-2LA
CB-2LAE
To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than
24 hours continuously.Charging the Battery
15
Number of Possible Shots
• The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products
Association (CIPA) measurement standard.
• Under some shooting conditions, the number of shots that can be taken may be less than mentioned above.
Battery Charge Indicator
An icon or message will appear on the screen indicating the battery’s charge state.
Number of Shots
Approx. 230 Approx. 250 Approx. 280
Playback Time Approx. 5 hours Approx. 6 hours Approx. 6 hours
Display Summary
Sufficient charge.
Slightly depleted, but sufficient.
(Blinking red) Nearly depleted. Charge the battery.
“Change the battery pack.” Depleted. Recharge the battery.
Using the battery and charger effectively
• Charge the battery on the day, or the day before, it will be used.
Charged batteries continue to discharge naturally even if they are not used.
• How to store the battery for long periods:Deplete and remove the battery from the camera. Attach the terminal cover and store the battery. Storing a battery for long periods of time (about a year) without depleting it may shorten its life span or affect its performance.
• The battery charger can also be used when abroad.
The charger can be used in regions that have 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC power.
If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug adapter. Do not use electrical transformers for foreign travel as they will cause damage.
• The battery may develop a bulge.
This is a normal characteristic of the battery and does not indicate a problem.
However, if the battery bulges to the point where it will no longer fit into the camera, please contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• If the battery is quickly depleted even after charging, it has reached the end of its life span. Purchase a new battery.
A3300 IS A3200 IS A2200
Attach the cover to a charged battery so that the o mark is visible.16
The cards below can be used without restrictions on their capacities.
• SD memory cards*
• SDHC memory cards*
• SDXC memory cards*
• MultiMediaCards
• MMCplus memory cards
• HC MMCplus memory cards
* This memory card complies with the SD standards. Some cards may not operate properly depending on the brand of card used.
Insert the included battery and a memory card (sold separately).
Check the card’s write-protect tab.
If the memory card has a write-protect tab, you will not be able to record images if the tab is in the locked position. Slide the tab up until you hear a click.
Open the cover.
Slide the cover ( ) and open it ( ).
Insert the battery.
Insert the battery as shown until it locks into place with a click.
Be sure to insert the battery in the correct direction or it will not properly lock into place.
Depending on your computer’s OS version, SDXC memory cards may not be recognized even when using a commercially available card reader.
Check to make sure that your OS supports SDXC memory cards beforehand.
Compatible Memory Cards (Sold Separately)
Inserting the Battery and Memory CardInserting the Battery and Memory Card
17
Insert the memory card.
Insert the memory card as shown until it locks into place with a click.
Be sure the memory card is oriented correctly. Inserting the memory card in the wrong direction could damage the camera.
Close the cover.
Close the cover ( ), and press downward as you slide it until it clicks into place ( ).
A2200
Terminal
A3300 IS A3200 IS
Label
What if [Memory card locked] appears on the screen?
SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards have a write-protect tab. If this tab is in the locked position, [Memory card locked] will appear on the screen and you will not be able to take or erase images.Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
18
Removing the Battery and Memory Card
Remove the battery.
Open the cover and press the battery lock in the direction of the arrow.
The battery will pop up.
Remove the memory card.
Push the memory card in until you hear a click, then slowly release it.
The memory card will pop up.
Number of Shots per Memory Card
• Values are based on the default settings.
• The number of shots that can be taken will vary depending on camera settings, the subject and the memory card used.
Memory Card
4 GB 16 GB
Number of Shots
Approx. 935
Approx. 1058
Approx. 1058
Approx. 3830
Approx. 4334
Approx. 4334
Can you check the number of shots that can be taken?
You can check the number of shots that can be taken when the camera is in a
Shooting mode (p. 24).
A3300 IS
A3200 IS
A2200
A3300 IS
A3200 IS
A2200
Number of shots that can be taken19
The Date/Time settings screen will appear the first time the camera is turned on. Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these settings, be sure to set them.
Turn on the camera.
Press the ON/OFF button.
The Date/Time screen will appear.
Set the date and time.
Press the qr buttons to choose an option.
Press the op buttons to set a value.
Complete the setting.
Press the m button.
Once the date and time have been set, the
Date/Time screen will close.
Pressing the ON/OFF button will turn off the camera.
Setting the Date and Time
Reappearing Date/Time screen
Set the correct date and time. If you have not set the date and time, the Date/Time screen will appear each time you turn on the camera.
Daylight saving time settings
If you choose in Step 2 and press the op buttons to choose , you will set the time to daylight saving (1 hour ahead).Setting the Date and Time
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Changing the Date and Time
You can change the current date and time settings.
Display the menu.
Press the n button.
Choose [Date/Time] from the 3 tab.
Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
Press the op buttons to choose
[Date/Time], then press the m button.
Change the date and time.
Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 19 to adjust the setting.
Press the n button to close the menu.
Date/Time battery
• The camera has a built-in date/time battery (backup battery) that allows the date/time settings to be retained for about three weeks after the battery pack has been removed.
• By inserting a charged battery or connecting an AC adapter kit (sold separately, p. 39) the date/time battery can be charged in about 4 hours even if the camera is not turned on.
• If the date/time battery is depleted, the Date/Time screen will appear when you turn the camera on. Follow the steps on p. 19 to set the date and time.21
You can change the language that displays on the screen.
Enter Playback mode.
Press the 1 button.
Display the settings screen.
Press and hold the m button, then immediately press the n button.
Set the display language.
Press the opqr buttons to choose a language, then press the m button.
Once the display language has been set, the settings screen will close.
Setting the Display Language
What if the clock appears when the m button is pressed?
The clock will appear if too much time passes between pressing the m button and the n button in Step 2. If the clock appears, press the m button to remove the clock and repeat Step 2.
You can also change the display language by pressing the n button to choose [Language] from the 3 tab.22
Before you use a new memory card or one that has been formatted in other devices, you should format the card with this camera.
Formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data on the memory card.
As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory card.
Display the menu.
Press the n button.
Choose [Format].
Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab.
Press the op buttons to choose [Format], then press the m button.
Choose [OK].
Press the qr buttons to choose [OK], then press the m button.
Format the memory card.
Press the op buttons to choose [OK], then press the m button.
The memory card will be formatted.
Formatting Memory CardsPressing the Shutter Button
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Complete formatting.
When formatting ends, [Memory card formatting complete] will appear on the screen.
Press the m button.
To take images that are in focus, be sure to first press the shutter button lightly (halfway) to focus, then press fully to shoot.
Press halfway (Press lightly to focus).
Press lightly until the camera beeps twice and AF frames appear where the camera focused.
Press fully (Press fully to shoot).
The camera plays the shutter sound and takes the shot.
Formatting or erasing data on a memory card merely changes the file management information on the card and does not ensure its contents are completely erased. Be careful when transferring or disposing of a memory card. When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such as physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks.
• The total capacity of the memory card displayed in the formatting screen may be less than indicated on the memory card.
• Perform a low-level format (p. 151) of the memory card when the camera does not operate properly, the recording/reading speed of a memory card has dropped, when continuous shooting speed slows down, or when movie recording stops suddenly.
Pressing the Shutter Button
If you shoot without pressing the shutte

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