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Canon Sure-shot Classic 120

Instructions taken and translated?! from this Russian page.

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By using the zoom buttons, you can change the size of the subject in the photograph.

  • Wide angle (38 mm). Use this position of lens for the images with the broad coverage of space, for example, during the photographing of landscapes and group photographs.
  • Tele-lens (120 mm). Use this position of the lens to "zoom-in" to the subject, for example, portraits.
  • Pressing on the right button narrows the view "zooms in", and pressing on the button on the left widens the view "zooms out".

Do not touch the tube of lens, when it changes focal length.


  • When you switch on the camera, the lens is first set in the wide angle position.
  • When the lens is extended, and the camera is not used for 4 minutes, the lens is automatically returned to the wide angle position.
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In this mode the AiAF ("clever" auto-focus ) ensures correct focus of the subject, even when it is somewhat displaced relative to the center of the viewfinder. Flash also operates automatically under the conditions of low illumination or back lighting.

  • Set the dial selector to the ( ) position.
  • The cover of lens is opened, lens and flash are set in the alert status.
  • Direct the frame of the AF to the subject and press the shutter button halfway.
  • Green indicator lights up, when camera is focused on the subject.
  • Hold the shutter button in the halfway position.
  • Compose the shot..
  • Press the shutter button easily, smoothly until completely down.


The AiAF ("clever" auto-focus) system.
= Artificial intelligence
AF = Auto-Focus
The AiAF ("clever" auto-focus) function has a wide zone of measurement and is the newest mechanism of guidance to sharpness. This mechanism was developed, being based at the analysis of several of photographs!, and also on the unique know-how of the firm Canon.
The camera will be focused on the subject, even when it is located out of the center of viewfinder, or if before the subject there is some another object (interference). The camera will also accurately be focused to two subjects, and not to the background between them.


  • The Green / Orange indicators.
    When you press the shutter button halfway, the indicators light up or blink, indicating if the camera is ready to shoot or not.

    (A) Green indicator .
  • Lit: camera is ready to shoot (object in the focus),
  • Blinking: warning subject too close.

    (B) Orange indicator.
  • Lit: flash is completely charged .
  • Blinking: camera shake warning, use a tripod (Flash OFF mode).

  • When green indicator blinks, back away from the object until it stops blinking. In certain cases the green indicator can light (without blinking) at a distance less than 40 cm. If you make a photograph then, it to come out blurred.
  • When orange indicator blinks, you should fasten the camera on a tripod or use a support.

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  In the modes (),() and ( PERSONAL ) the function AiAF (the 3 points focusing) is used, but you can also use the () AF central point focusing function on the camera. This mode is convenient, when you photograph object, being located at the center of the frame, or when you want to be focused exclusively to the subject.

  • Open the cover of the section of buttons and press on the button ()
  • The symbol () will appear on LCD display.
  • To turn off the function press on the button () again.

To shoot an off-center subject it is possible to "focus lock" using the AiAF ("clever" auto-focus), but it is better if the AF central point focusing function () is used.
  • To focus to the subject.
  • Direct the framework AF to the object and lightly press the shutter button halfway.
  • Green indicator lights up, when object in focus.
  • Hold the shutter button in the halfway position.
  • Compose shot and take the photograph.
  • Press on the shutter button completely.
  • Press on the shutter button easily and smoothly.


shooting through the window.
When you photograph a subject through a glass window, you should hold the camera as close as possible to glass (20 cm or less) and at an angle.
If you are too far from the window the camera will be focused to the glass window, and not to the subject.


Take care that the distance from the camera to the subject does not change. If it does change lock the focus again


  • When you shoot using the optional remote control (CAPTION model), the focusing remains fixed for approximately 4 minutes.
  • Focus lock is impossible in the 'action' mode()
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This function makes it possible to take continuous photographs.

  • Press on the button ()() in the section of buttons.
  • Press on the button until the symbol () appears on LCD display.
  • The camera will produce continuous shots, as long as you hold the shutter button in the pressed position.

The self-timer makes possible for you to take a photograph, when you are located at a distance from the camera. When the camera is attached to a tripod or other support.

To set the camera to self-timer mode:
  • Press on the ()()button.
  • The symbol () will appear on LCD the display.
  • Compose shot and press the shutter button..
  • The lamp of the "red-eye" reduction begins to blink, and the LCD display counts down for 10 secs.
  • The Shutter operates after approximately 10 seconds.
  • In order to leave the self-timer mode, Press the () () button.


  • Not stand directly in front of the camera when pressing the shutter button, this can lead to the defocusing of the photograph.
  • The lamp blinks faster approximately two seconds before the shutter trips. But with the use of flash and "red eye"reduction the lamp is on continuously for last two seconds before the shutter is tripped.
  • The self-timer mode says ready for 4 minutes, after that time it is reset.
  • Place camera on a steady surface or use a tripod.
  • The focus lock can be used, as with usual shooting

The film automatically rewinds at the end of roll. The frame numbers count downwards to "0" while film is rewinding. To rewind film mid-roll press the button using the small protrusion on the buckle of the camera strap (hold button until film begins to rewind).

When the frame counter has reached "0" and the cassette/ film symbol blinks.

  • Push catch downward.
  • Remove the used film.
Always check, the symbol () does blink before opening the rear cover. If the symbol () does not blink, press on the button () using a the small protrusion on the strap to rewind the film.
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