Canon PowerShot A580 2463B020 User Guide (en)

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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
The zoom can be adjusted from 35 × 140 mm (focal length) in 35mm 
film equivalent terms. The zoom bar appears when you press the zoom 
lever.
You can combine digital zoom with optical zoom when shooting.
The available shooting characteristics and focal lengths (35mm film 
equivalent) are as follows. 
Using the Optical Zoom
1
Press the zoom lever 
toward  
or .
Telephoto: Zooms in on the 
subject.
Wide Angle: Zooms out from the 
subject.
Using the Digital Zoom/
Digital Tele-Converter
Available Shooting Modes
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Selection
Focal Length
Shooting Characteristics
Standard
35 – 560 mm
Enables shooting at zoom factors of up to 
16x with digital and optical zoom combined. 
Off
35 – 140 mm
Enables shooting without digital zoom.
1.6x
56 – 224 mm
Digital zoom is fixed at the selected zoom 
factor, and the focal length shifts to 
maximum telephoto.
This enables a faster shutter speed and 
less chance of camera shake than a shot 
taken at the same angle of view with 
[Standard] or [Off].
2.0x
70 – 280 mm
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