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Using the Canon Power Shot G9 camera

Check out the Canon G9 camera and check out the tripod.

Verify that you have received:

1) The camera
2) a battery
3) a SDHC/USB adapter and a
4) library SDHC card.

It’s best if you have your own SHDC card. You’re welcome to use the library SDHC, but you can’t keep it—you’ll have to take the information off of the card before you return the materials. There’s no guarantee your work will remain behind - the next borrower may delete it.


First thing to do is put in the battery and the SDHC card.

Be gentle with both, especially the card. If it’s forced in the wrong way, you can damage the camera very nicely. You should also avoid touching the gold contact points - finger oil and dirt will compromise them.


Using the tripod involves using the screw-in plate. Remove the plate from the tripod first by pressing down on the springloaded peg and sliding the plate out.


The screw will go into a recess in the bottom of the camera. Screw in the plate until it’s finger-tight. Line up the plate’s shape so it will fit back into the tripod correctly. Then use a coin to bring the screw slightly past finger-tight. Depress the peg once more and place the camera in the tripod.


Turn the camera on with the power button.


If you are using the camera for still shooting, then the dial on top of the camera should be set to the green “auto.” If you want to use the camera for video, you should set the dial to the motion-picture camera icon.



By using the rotating dial, make sure the camera is set for “standard.” Always be sure it’s set this way. As you manipulate the camera, you may accidentally touch this dial and change the setting. Other modes, such as the “time lapse” setting, will result in unusable video. It’s important to see the “standard” camera icon in the upper right corner as you film.


To start filming, press the shutter button. You will see the letters “rec” appear in the display.

To stop filming, press this same button.



To review your video on the camera itself, you can press the button next to the “play” icon.

To switch back to filming mode, press this button again.



When you have finished, power off the camera.


Remove the battery by opening the bottom panel and sliding the orange peg.

Remove the SHDC by pressing down on it slightly. A spring will disengage it from the slot, and you can lift the card out.



If you have used your own SDHC card, you may return all four pieces to the Check-out desk. Remind the staff that the battery should be returned to a charger, so the next patron will get the camera with a full battery.

If you have not used your own SDHC card, you will need to copy your video over to your own data source - an external hard drive is best. (Most usb drives cannot handle the files sizes that video creates and will be too small.) You will most likely be using the SDHC/ USB adapter at this point. Erasing your video from the library’s SDHC is a considerate thing to do afterwards.

When your video has been transferred, then return the four items to the Check-out desk.


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