Canon PowerShot SX600 HS Camera User Guide

The PowerShot SX600 HS camera takes you up on the stage, down on the field or anywhere a great shot is happening! That’s because tucked into its super-slim 1.02-inch profile is an astonishing feat of engineering: a high-powered 18x Optical Zoom. With a zoom this big in a camera this small, you’ll be ready to capture all the moments that matter, whenever and wherever they happen. And built-in Wi-Fi lets you share the fun with friends and family right away – transfer images and video directly to select social networking sites, mobile devices and your computer. You can even use the camera for remote capture with your smartphone or tablet, and simply touch to a compatible Android device using built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy wireless connectivity. You’ll also capture stunningly realistic 1080p Full HD video, and use Hybrid Auto to automatically create an exciting highlight reel of an entire day’s fun from quick video clips taken before each still. Ideal for the busy photographer looking to travel light, the PowerShot SX600 HS is the camera to slip into your pocket.

Before Use

Package Contents
Compatible Memory Cards
Preliminary Notes and Legal Information
Part Names and Conventions in This Guide
Table of Contents
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 Menus
On-Screen Keyboard
Indicator Display

Auto Mode / Hybrid Auto Mode

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

Other Shooting Modes

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

Wi-Fi Functions

What You Can Do with Wi-Fi
Registering Web Services
Installing CameraWindow on a Smartphone
Preparing to Register a Computer
Accessing the Wi-Fi Menu
Connecting via an Access Point
Connecting without an Access Point
Connecting to Another Camera
Sending Images
Saving Images to a Computer
Using the Phone Button
Sending Images Automatically (Image Sync)
Geotagging Images on the Camera
Shooting Remotely
Editing or Erasing Wi-Fi Settings

Setting Menu

Adjusting Basic Camera Functions


System Map
Optional Accessories
Using Optional Accessories
Using the Software
Printing Images


On-Screen Messages
On-Screen Information
Functions and Menu Tables
Handling Precautions
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Precautions

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