Canon PowerShot SX280 HS User Guide (en)

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Cover 
Preliminary Notes 
and Legal Information
Contents: Basic 
Operations
Advanced Guide
Camera Basics
Using GPS 
Function
Auto Mode/
Hybrid Auto Mode
Other Shooting 
Modes
Tv, Av, and M 
Mode
Playback Mode
Wi-Fi Functions
Setting Menu
Accessories
Appendix
Index
Basic Guide
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Troubleshooting
If you think there is a problem with the camera, first check the following.
If the items below do not solve your problem, contact a Canon Customer 
Support Help Desk.
Power
Nothing happens when the power button is pressed.
Confirm that the battery is charged (
).
Confirm that the battery is inserted facing the correct way (
).
Confirm that the memory card/battery cover is fully closed (
Dirty battery terminals reduce battery performance. Try cleaning the terminals with a 
cotton swab and reinserting the battery a few times.
The battery is depleted quickly.
Battery performance decreases at low temperatures. Try warming the battery a little 
by putting it in your pocket, for example, ensuring that the terminals do not touch any 
metal objects.
If these measures do not help and the battery is still depleted soon after charging, it 
has reached the end of its life. Purchase a new battery.
The lens is not retracted.
Do not open the memory card/battery cover while the camera is on. Close the cover, 
turn the camera on, and then turn it off again (
The battery is swollen.
Battery swelling is normal and does not pose any safety concerns. However, if battery 
swelling prevents the battery from fitting in the camera, contact a Canon Customer
Support Help Desk.
Display on a TV
Camera images look distorted or not displayed on a TV (
Shooting
Cannot shoot.
).
Strange display on the screen under low light (
Strange display on the screen when shooting.
Note that the following display problems are not recorded in still images but are 
recorded in movies.
The screen may flicker and horizontal banding may appear under fluorescent or LED
lighting.
No date stamp is added to images.
Configure the [Date Stamp
added to images automatically, merely because you have configured the [Date/Time]
setting (
).
) in which this setting cannot 
be configured (
).
[h] flashes on the screen when the shutter button is pressed, and
shooting is not possible (
).
[ ] is displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway (
Set [IS Mode] to [Continuous] (
).
Set the flash mode to [
h] (
).
Mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still. In this case, you 
should set [IS Mode] to [Off] (
Shots are out of focus.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus on subjects before pressing it all the way 
down to shoot (
).
Make sure subjects are within focusing range (
Set [AF-assist Beam] to [On] (
Confirm that unneeded functions such as macro are deactivated.
Try shooting with focus lock or AF lock (
No AF frames are displayed and the camera does not focus when the 
shutter button is pressed halfway.
To have AF frames displayed and the camera focus correctly, try composing the 
shot with higher-contrast subject areas centered before you press the shutter button 
halfway. Otherwise, try pressing the shutter button halfway repeatedly.
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