Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Camera User Guide

It’s time to give yourself the power to zoom – really zoom – quickly and easily. The advanced yet simple-to-use PowerShot SX400 IS gets you up close from virtually anywhere with a 30x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer for beautiful clarity. Give your images and video what they’ve been missing: zoom in on your child’s face in a crowd, capture action from up in the stands, or a pet’s most playful moments. In addition to this impressive versatility, PowerShot SX400 IS offers incredible Canon image quality, with a 16.0 Megapixel sensor and the Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for richly detailed, brilliant images and true-to-life 720p HD video. The camera makes it easy to get your best shot every time, with Intelligent IS for shake-free images, High Speed AF for effortless shooting, and Smart AUTO that automatically chooses the proper camera settings for the shooting situation. Smart, easy, incredibly versatile: PowerShot SX400 IS gives you it all.

Before Use

Package Contents
Compatible Memory Cards
Preliminary Notes and Legal Information
Part Names and Conventions in This Guide
Common Camera Operations
Safety Precautions

Basic Guide

Initial Preparations
Trying the Camera Out

Camera Basics

Shutter Button
Shooting Display Options
Using the FUNC. Menu
Using the Menu Screen
Indicator Display

Auto Mode

Shooting with Camera-Determined Settings
Common, Convenient Features
Image Customization Features
Helpful Shooting Features
Customizing Camera Operation

Other Shooting Modes

Brightness / Color Customization (Live View Control)
Specific Scenes
Applying Special Effects
Special Modes for Other Purposes

P Mode

Shooting in Program AE ([P] Mode)
Image Brightness (Exposure)
Image Colors
Shooting Range and Focusing
Other Settings

Playback Mode

Browsing and Filtering Images
Image Viewing Options
Protecting Images
Erasing Images
Rotating Images
Tagging Images as Favorites
Editing Still Images
Editing Movies

Setting Menu

Adjusting Basic Camera Functions


System Map
Optional Accessories
Using Optional Accessories
Using the Software
Printing Images
Using an Eye-Fi Card


On-Screen Messages
On-Screen Information
Functions and Menu Tables
Handling Precautions

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