Bookmarks and Contents

  • Conventions Used in this Guide

    • Postcard Mode
    • Main Features
  • Table of Contents

  • Handling Precautions

    • Please Read
    • Safety Precautions
    • Warnings
      • Equipment
      • Battery
      • Others
    • Cautions
      • Equipment
      • Equipment
      • Flash
    • Preventing Malfunctions
      • Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
      • Avoid Condensation Related Problems
      • If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
  • Before Using the Camera-Basic Operations

    • Using the LCD Monitor
      • Using the Clock
    • LCD Monitor Brightness
      • LCD Monitor Brightness Settings
      • Night Display
    • Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
      • Shooting Information (Shooting mode)
      • Playback Information (Playback Mode)
      • Standard
      • Detailed
      • Histogram Function
    • Using the Viewfinder
    • Power Saving Function
    • Setting the World Clock
      • Setting the Home/World Time Zones
      • Switching to the Destination Time Zone
    • Menus and Settings
      • FUNC. Menu
      • Rec., Play, Print, Set up and My Camera Menus
    • Menu List
      • FUNC. Menu
      • Rec. Menu
      • Play Menu Print Menu
      • Set up Menu
      • My Camera Menu
    • Resetting Settings to Their Default Values
    • Formatting Memory Cards
  • Shooting

    • Changing the Recording Pixels and Compression (Still Images)
      • Approximate Values for Recording Pixels
      • Approximate Values for Compression Settings
    • How to Use the IS Mode
    • Using the Digital Zoom/Digital Tele- Converter
      • Using the Digital Zoom
      • Using the Digital Tele-Converter
      • About the Digital Tele-Converter
    • Magnified Close-Up Shooting (Digital Macro)
    • Red-Eye Reduction Function
    • Setting the Slow Synchro Function
    • Continuous Shooting
    • Creative Light Effect Mode
      • Special Effect Options
      • Shooting Tips
    • Postcard Mode
      • Embedding the Date in the Image Data
    • Setting the Display Overlay
    • Movie Shooting
      • Changing Recording Pixels and Frame Rates
      • Recording Pixels and Frame Rates
      • Changing the Shooting Interval ( (Time Lapse))
    • Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)
    • Switching between Focusing Modes
    • Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock)
      • Shooting with the Focus Lock
      • Shooting with the AF Lock
    • Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock)
    • Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock)
    • Switching between Metering Modes
      • Metering Methods
    • Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
    • Setting the Shutter Speed (Long Shutter Mode)
    • Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
      • White Balance Settings
      • Using the Custom White Balance
    • Shooting in a My Colors Mode
      • My Colors Settings
      • Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode
    • Changing Colors
      • Shooting in the Color Accent Mode
      • Shooting in the Color Swap Mode
      • Changing the Save Method for the Original Image
    • Adjusting the ISO Speed
    • Changing the ISO Speed with One Touch (Auto ISO Shift)
    • Registering Functions with the button
    • Setting the Auto Rotate Function
    • Checking for Focus Right After Shooting
      • Switching between AF Frames/ Changing the Display Position
    • Creating an Image Destination (Folder)
      • Creates a folder the next time you shoot.
      • Setting the Day or Time for Automatic Folder Creation
    • Resetting the File Number
      • File Number Reset Function
      • File and Folder Numbers
  • Playback/Erasing

    • Magnifying Images
    • Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback)
      • Switching between Sets of Nine Images
    • Organizing Images by Category (My Category)
    • Jumping to Images
    • Viewing Movies
      • Operating the Movie Control Panel
    • Editing Movies
    • Rotating Images in the Display
    • Playback with Transition Effects
    • Red-Eye Correction Function
      • Adding Correction Frames
    • Adding Effects with the My Colors Function
    • Attaching Sound Memos to Images
      • Sound Memo Panel
    • Sound-Only Recording (Sound Recorder)
      • Sound Recorder Panel
    • Automated Playback (Slide Shows)
      • Transition Effects
      • Select a date/category/folder to play back (//)
      • Selecting Images for Playback (-)
      • Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings
    • Protecting Images
    • Viewing Images on a TV set
    • Erasing Images
  • Print Settings/Transfer Settings

    • Setting the DPOF Print Settings
      • Setting the Print Style
    • Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings
      • Single Images
      • All the Images on a Memory Card
  • Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)

    • Changing My Camera Settings
    • Registering My Camera Settings
  • Troubleshooting

    • Camera
      • Camera will not operate.
      • Sounds come from the camera interior.
    • When the power is turned on
      • "Card locked!" message appears.
      • The Date/Time menu appears.
    • LCD monitor
      • Nothing displays
      • The LCD monitor will shut off during shooting.
      • Camera screen is black at start-up
      • The display darkens.
      • Display flickers.
      • A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD monitor.
      • appears.
      • appears.
      • Noise displays./Subject's movements are irregular.
    • Shooting
      • Camera will not record.
      • Image seen in viewfinder vs. recorded image
      • Image is blurred or out of focus.
      • Subject in recorded image is too dark.
      • Subject in recorded image is too bright, or image flashes white.
      • Image contains noise.
      • White dots appear on the image.
      • Eyes appear red.
      • Continuous shooting slows down.
      • Recording images to memory card takes a long time.
      • Lens will not retract.
    • Shooting Movies
      • The recording time may not display properly or shooting may stop unexpectedly.
      • "!" displayed on the LCD monitor in red and shooting automatically stopped.
      • Zoom does not operate.
    • Playback
      • Cannot play back.
      • Movies cannot be edited.
      • Movies do not play back correctly.
      • Reading images from memory card is slow.
    • Battery/Battery Charger
      • Battery consumed quickly.
      • Battery will not charge.
    • TV monitor output
      • Image is distorted or not showing on TV monitor.
    • Printing on Direct Print Compatible Printers
      • Cannot print.
  • List of Messages

  • Appendix

    • Battery Handling
      • Battery Charge
      • Battery Handling Precautions
      • Charging the Battery
    • Handling the Memory Card
      • SD Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card Write Protect Tab
      • Cautions When Handling
      • Formatting
    • Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately)
    • Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately)
      • High-Power Flash HF-DC1
      • Batteries
    • Camera Care and Maintenance
      • Camera Body
      • Lens
      • Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
    • Specifications
      • PowerShot SD850 IS DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS 950 IS
      • Battery Capacity (Battery Pack NB-4L (Fully charged))
      • Test Conditions
      • Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities
      • Movie
      • Sound Recorder Data Rates and Recording Durations (Estimated)
      • Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
      • SD Memory Card
      • Battery Pack NB-5L
      • Battery Charger CB-2LX/CB-2LXE
      • Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10
  • INDEX

    • Numerics
    • Disclaimer
    • Trademark Acknowledgments
  • Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode

  • The Components Guide

  • Preparations

  • Shooting

  • Playback

  • Erasing

  • Menus and Settings

  • Printing

  • Downloading Images to a Computer

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