Question about Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Accessing functions: sepia and B&W effect

While in shooting mode, set to manual, when I press the function key I can see the effect mode, but can't access it using the arrows. It just keeps switching back and forth between the bottom two resolutions. What am I doing wrong?

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: accessing functions: sepia and B&W effect

I have the same problem, read the same page in the manual a above, and no resolution to it. Now, on top of not being able to access those options/features, the camera has stopped recognizing the Video and picture stitch features, so that when selected, all the camera does it simply take a photo. This is the 4th and LAST canon elph I will ever buy. I keep having to upgrade because their junk keeps malfunctioning...I will never again buy a Canon. Their Selphy printer is the same junk, after hardly ever using it -- it just stops working out of the blue and Canon gives you no support for these issues with their junk.

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 135 Answers
Re: accessing functions: sepia and B&W effect

You may be selecting the wrong option on the menu. Here is the page from the manual on how to set this mode. You should be able to set B/W and Sepia in manual mode.

Posted on Feb 23, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to get b & w pictures from my Nikon P 300 digital camera?

There are two monochrome modes available among the Special Effects in the Scene modes. They are Nostalgic Sepia and High Contrast Monochrome. Full details are in the Scene/Special Effect section of the manual (page 56 in my copy). There's also a Black and White Copy mode (page 54). If you need a manual, you may download a copy here.
In general you're better off shooting in color and converting to black&white using a photo editor on a computer. This gives you much more control over factors such as contrast and luminance.

Mar 03, 2012 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

How can I shoot in black and white from my P300 (Nikon) Camera?

You can use the Black and White Copy scene mode or the Nostalgic Sepia or High Contrast Monochrome modes in the Special Effects scene mode. Refer to the appropriate sections in the manual for full details.

Mar 03, 2012 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

How do I switch from a view finder to a lcd monitor on my canon rebel xs

Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode before selecting Live View function settings in the menu. Live View shooting does not work in the Basic Zone modes.

Dec 25, 2011 | Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon eos rebel xsi screen is black when taking a picture but shows picture afterwards..Menu works also so screen works but just black when trying to take a pic..

Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode. Press MENU to enter the menu. Under the Setup tab, select [Live View function settings] then press SET. Select [Live View shoot] and press SET. Select [Enable] and press SET. Press MENU to exit the menu. Press SET. The image should now appear on the LCD instead of through the viewfinder.

Refer to "Live View Shooting," Chapter 5 in the manual for more details and the limitations of the LiveView mode.

Dec 26, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

1 Answer

How do i shoot in Sepia

The menus and terminology vary a bit between makes of camera but this example is for the popular Panasonic range of Lumix cameras:-
1. Switch the camera to Manual Mode -
2. Press the Menu button -
3. Navigate with the 'go up' or 'go down' buttons to 'Col.Effect' -
4. Use the 'go right' button to move the cursor right -
5. A list appears with 'Sepia' as one of the options -
6. Use the 'go down' button to move the setting down to 'Sepia' -
7. Click the central 'Set' button once to select the 'Sepia' setting and return to the 'Menu' -
8. Press 'Set' button again to exit from Menu and start snapping in Sepia!!

Dec 11, 2010 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

How do you take black and white pictures?

Press MENU to display the menu, then select the Shooting menu.

The first item should be "Color", which lets you select the color mode. You can choose B&W for black-and-white or Sepia for sepia-toned.

Take a look under "Shooting Menu" in your manual. It's on page 32 in my copy.

Jan 28, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Video shooting went from color to b/white - how do I get it back?

Press the Function button and scroll down to middle (fourth) icon on the left side of the LCD, the My Color mode. Is it set for BW or C? Use the left/right arrow key to select OFF. Press Function again.

Feb 17, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A700 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Date/time stamp control in Menu won't allow access

In many cameras these settings depend on the shooting mode. Did you change the shooting mode? If so, return to your normal shooting mode and the function should be available again.

If this doesn't fix your problem I need to know if you have your camera's user manual. If I can find the solution in your user manual I need to know if you can read the steps in your own manual or if I need to provide you a link to read the manual online.

Jan 11, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Canon PowerShot A450

Read the Manual -
The camera may not have this facility of course

Jan 25, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A450 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Green pictures panasonic fz7

Check the WHITE BALANCE settings and the COLOR EFFECTS settings (marked as W. BALANCE and COL. EFFECTS when MENU is pressed).

When you got to the MENU setting, press up or down arrow until you reached either selection, press the left arrow, and you'll see several options under the selected function. In WHITE BALANCE, there's an option whether you'll be shooting under sunny or cloudy skies, tungsten or flourescent lighting, and an option to select Auto or Manually set White Balance. This affects the over all color tone as it compensates the color correction depending on your shooting conditions. Fluorescent lighting for example exhibits blue spectrum, thus setting White Balance to FLUORESCENT will add warm or yellow tones to the photo. Tungsten lighting and sunny conditions exhibits yellow lighting, and setting to the White Balance on this mode will add cool or bluish tone to the picture.

Same with COLOR EFFECTS: settings include WARM, COOL, SEPIA or BLACK AND WHITE (gray scale).

Chances are, you have accidentally set the WHITE BALANCE or COLOR EFFECTS to any of these. To see if this is the problem, try shooting under SIMPLE MODE (Marked with a HEART icon at the rotary dial on top right of the DMC-FZ7). If the problem goes away, then it is with the WHITE BALANCE and the COLOR EFFECTS settings. Try setting the COLOR EFFECTS to "OFF", and the WHITE BALANCE to "AUTO".

If all else fails, then you got a problem with the image sensor of your Panasonic DMC-FZ7 Digicam

SoundMagik Home Studio
Manila, Philippines
Site Creator, TEENMODELS2007

Sep 27, 2007 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera Logo

70 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts


Level 2 Expert

246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers


Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides