Canon camera manuals

plantbugFebruary 21, 2014

Any help with where to find the printed manuals for Canon camera PowerShot SX50 HS? I have checked with Canon and they don't print the manuals but will print in 8x11 size!!! I was going to get them printed but one manual had 286 pages!!!! Any ideas??

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aputernut

You can download the manual right here in pdf:

Here is a link that might be useful: Canon manual SX50

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 10:31AM
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plantbug

Thanks, I was hoping to find a small one to take out in the woods/field.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 7:53PM
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aputernut

Once you download it, you can print it out, you know?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 11:07PM
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acraftylady

I know there are sites that will print and bind manuals for things. My friend used a site for her smart phone manual as it didn't come with a paper one and she didn't want it printed on big size sheets so paid $20 I think it was and they made her a nice small spiral bound manual that fits in her purse. I don't know what company it was but there are probably a few online you can look into. Mary

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 7:07PM
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SnidelyWhiplash

Or, if you want it in a compact size, put the pdf file on your smartphone and refer to it there.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 7:43PM
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acraftylady

That's what I did for my new camera and it was so handy having the PDF on my phone and not have to dig the manual out of the car every time I needed to look something up on vacation. Some people are just old school and would still prefer the paper manual. Mary

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 9:57PM
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fruitjarfla

"Some people are just old school and would still prefer the paper manual. Mary" I know you were not talking about me, Mary. (Joking)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 8:41AM
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acraftylady

No I know lots of people that just prefer a paper manual. Mary

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 10:10AM
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plantbug

acraftylady, Can you find out where your friend got her manuals printed? So far I have only found the 8x11.

"Some people are just old school and would still prefer the paper manual. "

Yes, me. I don't even have a cell phone.

Thanks for all the suggestions. plantbug

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 11:38AM
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acraftylady

I was lucky the smartphone I got last year came with a full printed manual, I was very surprised at that. Will see this lady Wednesday and will ask her where she ordered it. Mary

    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 12:06PM
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cat_ky

I had to download one for my kodak too, and you are right, it is well over 200 pages printed out, and very incovenient. Someone told me that the manual is in the camera, but, if it is, I sure cant find it.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 1:17PM
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SnidelyWhiplash

This might be a generational/technology comfortable type thing, but I'd suggest to you that most people today would find a 200+ page digital file MUCH more convenient to have than a 200+ page book. Not to state the obvious, but it's also a significantly cheaper format for the manufacturer to supply, whether on a CD or via download.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 1:55PM
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DA_Mccoy

My new LG came with only an 8 page Quick Start brochure. I downloaded the the .pdf manual onto the computer, and copied the file to my One Drive (Sky Drive) account. No printing necessary as I see it..

DA

This post was edited by damccoy on Mon, Feb 24, 14 at 20:04

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 5:47PM
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grandms

I have done the same thing with my HTC One smart phone as far as keeping a pdf file on my computer.

Nothing came with this new HP computer, but I'm keeping the manuals that came with the old XP because there are complete guides to upgrading and trouble shooting, along with good pictures. Even though it's a different machine, basically it's much the same inside, so these might come in handy for me. All I could find online was the barest bones of information and illustrations.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 10:28PM
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DA_Mccoy

Bobbie,

I did the same thing with my new HP system manual as I did for my LG phone.

DA

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 8:00PM
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acraftylady

Ok here is where my friend ordered the printed bound manual for her phone. She was very pleased with the service. I saw the booklet and thought it was done very nice and compact in a spiral bound. Mary

Here is a link that might be useful: printed manuals

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:09AM
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plantbug

acraftylady, thank you!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 11:08AM
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jemdandy

You are righ; Canon does not supply a manual with the PowerShot SX50 HS camera.

Here'e what I did: I downloaded the manual from Canon's web site - all 285 pages in pdf format. I double sided printed the manual choosing the option that gave me a print zone of approximately 4 1/8 by 5 11/16 inches. Since double sided printing can get messed up, I broke the job into pieces printing a range of pages for example, printing 1 - 20 pages in the first batch, and then print 21 - 40 pages for the next batch, etc. Be careful to choose page ranges that ends with the the last page on the backside of the sheet (an even numbered page). Doing the job in sub-batches allows you to refill the sheet feeder when it gets low and to abort a batch in case of a foul up.

The printout came out double sided on full sized pages and the front and back side print zones were perfectly aligned with each other.

Next, I took the printout to my friendly Office Depot store to finish. They trimmed the sheets leaving a small border around the print zone and about 5/8 border on the left side for binding. I had my pages punched and bound with substantial plastic sprial material. This permits the book to be opened and folded back on itself. Office Depot added heavy translucent front and back covers. These covers protect the pages and keeps them from curling.

I am very pleased with the results. The cost for the bindery was about $6. Office Depot could have bound the pages with adhesive like a paper back book, but I chose the spiral binding to allow the book to open flat and to turn back on itslef. It makes a nice field guide.

The downloaded file can be printed to full letter size to make an office reference copy, however, I find that is not needed so long as I have the smaller camera bag copy.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 3:56AM
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