20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Displaying time and date when printing

The date/time cannot be deleted once it is embedded in the image. To turn off the date/time deselect the date/time stamping by following procedure:
These instructions explain how to insert the date in images.
  • The [Date Stamp] cannot be deleted from the image data once it has been recorded because the date is written in as an image.
  • When selecting [Date Stamp] , [Recording Pixels] is set to 1600 x 1200 pixels and the compression (image quality) to [Fine].
  • When the shooting mode is set to <Movie> (g0029623.gif), settings for inserting the date and time cannot be made.
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to <Program AE> (g0034813.gif).

1. Press the <Power> button on the camera.
2. Press the <FUNC./SET> (g0046915.gif) button.
3. A screen like the one below will appear on the monitor.
Select g0013174.gif [Date Stamp] (g0013171.gif) in the [Recording Pixels] section g0013173.gif.
g0013176.gif Press the <MENU> (g0046624.gif) button.

4. A screen like the one below will appear on the monitor.
g0013173.gif Operate the <directional buttons> left or right to select [Date Stamp] and set it to [Date] or [Date & Time].
g0013174.gif Press the <MENU> (g0046624.gif) button.

5. Press the <FUNC./SET> (g0046915.gif) button.
6. Make sure that the [Date Stamp] is set and the following screen will appear with the icon (g0013164.gif) in the lower-left corner of the screen.
7. When shooting with this setting, the date will be embedded in the image as shown below.
g0013173.gif [Date]
g0013174.gif [Date & Time]
warning: The date, its font and color, and the position where it is displayed cannot be changed. Also, dates and times recorded with [Date Stamp] cannot be deleted.

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10/20/2019 5:16:24 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Oct 20, 2019

How do you remove pictures from a PowerShot A480?

Most of cameras have a "review" button that looks like playback button on you DVD players and such. You can either delete all pictures in that playback mode or select pictures one at a time. Cameras usually have the DELETE button marked as a trash can symbol. They also ask you to confirm delete, and you will need to mode the cursor to "yes". Alternatively, you can delete images directly from the card. If you computer does not have a card reader, you can buy a USB card reader for under 10 dollars in just about any store that sells electronics.
11/19/2018 9:01:49 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 19, 2018

My canon powershot A480 digital camera has not

on the mother board, a fuse is laying, it passes the battery power,test it, if it is open just shot it with a very thin wire.
9/10/2017 7:04:56 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 10, 2017

Lens error, restart camera error comes up and lens

not able to get opendand the sensors of the lens unit not able to conform the position of the lens,is due to the damage of the gears/mechanism of the lens fuction,so get it serviced/replace lens unit
9/1/2016 1:11:18 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 01, 2016

My husband was looking at photos on holiday as he was scrolling through he pressed a button not the delete but something has lost all photos on sd card. is there anyway he could have just transferrd p

Google = EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free and it should recover most if not all lost photos? I lost several photos on some SD cards and i tried this free program and it worked perfect. There's other free programs like this one but this particular one worked fine for me. It is simple and fast, give it a try.
2/14/2015 8:30:53 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 14, 2015

What type battery for powershotA480

Your camera uses 2 AA batteries, but if you use Alkaline batteries they will drain very fast. You are better off buying rechargeable batteries as you can recharge them several hundred times, cheaper than Duracell or Energizer Alkaline batteries in the long run. If you buy rechargeable batteries make sure you get a high mA capacity the higher the mA which stands for Milliamp Per Hour the longer the battery will last in terms of a charge.
2/12/2015 2:43:03 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 12, 2015

My Canon powershot a480 digital camera keeps on scrolling when i view the picture

When you say that the camera keeps scrolling when you view a picture do mean it scrolls to the next picture ? If so, you probably have it set to Slideshow which will automatically scroll to the next picture. Go to the main menu and look for Slideshow, if it is on turn it off.
2/12/2015 2:26:46 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 12, 2015

Is there a date time battery in a kodak c195 digital camera?

Apparently not. Do you have trouble with the date or time?
7/11/2014 10:21:42 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jul 11, 2014

How do I transfer my pictures to show on facebook ?

You need a computer. You need to transfer the photos from the camera to the PC via the Interface Cable IFC-400PCU and the power shot software that came on the cd. You may be able to get a card reader device and plug the memory card from the camera in the correct memory card slot of the card reader and then browse the photos via the upload photos browse in facebook on the computer. http://www.manualowl.com/m/Canon/A480/Manual/41542 http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_Compact/Powershot_A_series/PowerShot_A480.aspx
6/23/2014 10:57:19 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 23, 2014

Maayos po ba e2ng camera

Tutulungan ka namin maayos ang sira ng phone mo.
Paki explain kung anung klase ng sira, pyesa ba o merong error code na lumalabas sa display.
Para mabilis ka namin matulungan

Add ka lang ng comment dito.
5/23/2014 1:45:54 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 23, 2014

Im trying to take a picture and it keeps flashing card lock. What do that mean?

Take out your SD card and check to see that the switch is in the "unlocked" position.
5/5/2014 1:32:59 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 05, 2014

My memory card is lock.

Take out your SD card, turn it over and make sure the switch on the back is not in the "locked" position. Sometimes the switch position can be changed with handled.
5/5/2014 1:29:49 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 05, 2014

Canon A480 digital-get a change batteries signal w/new batteries

cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.
3/3/2014 1:51:00 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 03, 2014
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