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I can't figure out how to set the camera so I can take a picture without holding it.

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Here is the link to the user manual; http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=DownloadDetailAct&fcategoryid=320&modelid=11125 (just click on "Product/Software Manuals", then the download link is about halfway down the page that pops up) Page 45 "Self-Timer" should give you all the info you need - please ask again if not :)

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On page 45 of your user's guide, there are instructions for setting up the timer for your camera. If you don't have the manual, you can download it online. Due to the way Canon has set up their website, there isn't a direct link available for downloading your manual. You must go to www.canon.com, then navigate your way to product support, specify which camera you are interested in, and then you will be able to download the manual.

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