Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] About the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques. Less than 0. 01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. Video Format Please set the camera's video signal format to the one used in your region before using it with a TV monitor (p. [. . . ] The compression gets higher in the order (Superfine), (Fine) and (Normal). Select (Superfine) for a higher quality image, or (Normal) if you wish to fit more images on a CF card. To record the CCD output without compression, select the RAW file format (p. 64).
L (Large) M1 (Medium 1) M2 (Medium 2) S (Small)
PowerShot S30 PowerShot S40 2048 x 1536 pixels 2272 x 1704 pixels 1600 x 1200 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels 640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels 160 x 120 pixels
· Common to PowerShot S30 and PowerShot S40
Superfine Fine Normal
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Changing the Resolution and Compression (continued)
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to the desired shooting mode. 2 In the [ (Rec. )] menu, select [Resolution] or [Compression].
· See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 38).
3 Select a resolution or compression setting and press the button.
Resolution (excluding ) Compression The number of recordable images (only displayed when the resolution, compression or file format is changed) e. g. PowerShot S40
4 Shoot the image.
PowerShot S30 L M1 M2 S RAW (2048 x (1600 x (1024 x (640 x (2048 x
Approximate File Size for One Image
1536) 1602 893 1200) 1002 558 768) 570 320 480) 249 150 2469 1536) 240 60
Unit : KB / sec.
445 278 170 84
PowerShot S40 L M1 M2 S RAW
(2272 x (1600 x (1024 x (640 x (2272 x
1704) 2002 1116 1200) 1002 558 768) 570 320 480) 249 150 2862 1704) 240 60
556 278 170 84
Unit : KB
Unit : KB
(320 x 240) (160 x 120)
(320 x 240) (160 x 120)
Unit : KB / sec.
* This figure reflects standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual figures may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. * Please see the list of CF cards and their approximate capacities (p. 22).
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· In mode, the resolution can be set for the first frame only. · The resolution and compression settings are affected by the shooting mode selection as follows (only the resolution in mode).
Initial Shooting Mode
Next Shooting Mode
Resolution and Compression after Change
Settings change to those of the next mode Settings do not change Settings change to those of the next mode Settings do not change Settings change to those of the next mode
· The resolution and compression settings are memorized even when the camera power is turned off.
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Changing the File Format
The recording file format can be switched to the RAW format. If the camera shake warning appears in the center of the LCD monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before shooting. · The aperture value and shutter speed change according to the zoom state as follows. Aperture Wide Angle Telephoto F 2. 8 - 3. 5 F 4. 0 - 8. 0 F 4. 9 - 6. 3 F 7. 1 - 8. 0 Shutter Speed (seconds) to 1/1000 to 1/1500 to 1/1000 to 1/1500
Shutter Speed Display
The numbers in the table below indicate the shutter speed in seconds. For slower speeds, quote marks indicate the decimal place, so that 0"3 indicates 0. 3 second and 2" indicates 2 seconds. 1/1500 1/1250 1/1000 1/800 1/640 1/500 1/400 1/320 1/250 1/200 1/160 1/125 1/100 1/80 1/60 1/50 1/40 1/30 1/25 1/20 1/15 1/13 1/10 1/8 1/6 1/5 1/4 0"3 0"4 0"5 0"6 0"8 1" 1"3 1"6 2" 2"5 3"2 4" 5" 6" 8" 10" 13" 15"
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Setting the Aperture
When you set the aperture in the aperture-priority AE mode, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the brightness. Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you to fade the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to background into focus. The larger the aperture value, the greater the range of the image brought into clear focus.
Turn the shooting mode dial to
· The aperture setting appears on the LCD monitor if it is on.
2 Select a value using B or A on the multicontroller. 3 Shoot the image.
· The correct exposure has been set if the shutter speed and aperture settings show in white.
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· If the shutter speed shows in red on the LCD monitor, the image is under- or overexposed (insufficient light). Adjust the aperture value using B or A on the multicontroller until the shutter speed display turns white.
· Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low shutter speeds. If the camera shake warning appears in the center of the LCD monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before shooting. [. . . ] 8. 2 ft. ) (T) ±2. 0EV (in 1/3-stop increments), FE lock is available Auto Creative zone: Program, Shutter Speed Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Color Effect, Stitch Assist and Movie High-Speed continuous shooting: Approx. Use the supplied software RemoteCapture. ) CompactFlashTM (CF) card (Type I and Type II) Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF-compliant JPEG (Exif 2. 2)* or RAW AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG, Audio data: WAVE [monaural]) Super fine, Fine or Normal Large: (S30) 2048 x 1536 pixels (S40) 2272 x 1704 pixels Medium 1: 1600 x 1200 pixels Medium 2: 1024 x 768 pixels Small: 640 x 480 pixels 320 x 240 pixels (Approx. ** The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting Single (Histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (S30: approx. 3x or 6x on buildin LCD monitor) or Slide show Sound annotations (up to 60 sec. ) Image output to Card Photo Printer CP-10 and Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function English, Deutsch, Français, Nederlands, Dansk, Suomi, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska, Español, Chinese and Japanese
Flash exposure compensation: Shooting modes:
Self-timer: PC-connected shooting: Storage media: File Format: Image Still images: recording format Movies: JPEG compression mode: Number of Still images: recording pixels: Movies:
My Camera Settings (customizing):
Interface: Power source: Operating Temperatures: Operating Humidity: Dimensions (W × H × D): Weight: (W): wide angle (T): telephoto
Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound Customizing is possible by downloading data from your computer using the supplied software. [. . . ]