How to download images to the computer using Direct Transfer to a Windows machine using the PowerShot SX1 IS.

Article ID: ART104546 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Download images to your computer using the camera's <PRINT/SHARE> Button.


  • [ZoomBrowser EX] from the supplied Solution Disk must be installed on your computer for this operation.
  • Operations for Windows Vista are explained here. Images displayed or operation might differ slightly in Windows XP.
  • As the actual locations of buttons / switches on cameras vary depending on the camera model, the illustrations that appear on this page may differ from your camera.
  • Some of the images that appear on this page contain a specific camera model name, however the actual model name varies depending on the camera used.

1. Connect the camera's DIGITAL terminal to the computer's USB port using the [interface cable] supplied with your camera.

DIGITAL terminal on the camera

[Interface cable]

USB port on the computer

2. Press the <Power> button on the camera.

3. The following window appears.

Click [Downloads Images From Canon Camera].

4. The [Camera Window] startup screen will appear.

5. Make sure the camera's <Print/Share> () button is lit.

6. When the following menu appears on the camera's LCD monitor, select [All Images] (to download all the images recorded on the memory card).

If the menu above does not appear on the camera's LCD monitor, press the camera's <MENU> () button.

Press the camera's <Print/Share> () button.

7. The <Print/Share> () button blinks and the computer starts downloading the images.

8. When downloading has finished, the <PRINT/SHARE> () button stops blinking and remains lit.

9. The last image downloaded appears. Click somewhere inside the screen.

10. [Camera Window] appears. Click () at in the bottom right part of the screen to close the window.

11. After you close [Camera Window], [ZoomBrowser EX] starts.

Downloaded images are saved in folders by shooting date, and the images appear in the browser window of [ZoomBrowser EX].

Browser area of [ZoomBrowser EX]

Folder in which images are saved



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