I would call Canon and bitch them out. Sadly, it seems like all the manufacturer are doing the same thing and I think it's a crock. Who wants to sit at the PC and read what I heard is a 96 page manual with COPY stamped on it. I was going to buy the 20is and found out there was no manual. I don't have to have a Canon for a P&S, I would rather find one with a manual, which I haven't yet.
I finally bought this camera. I purchased 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" maual from manualsink.com for $14 plus $2.99 S & H(actual postage $2.38) I ordered it on Dec 1(Wed) and receive it today Dec 3(Fri) It may have helped that I live in the same state(NC) It is nice to be able to flip from 1 section to another! They also include a link that let's you view manual online until your book arrives. That worked OK but I never looked at CD that came with camera to compare ease of use.
I finally looked at the CD manual and it's easy to use but I like the hard copy better. I called Canon with a technical question(that turned out to be fairly quick and easy) and the guy said he could send me a printed manual. I just assumed without cost. Might be worth checking out before buying a manual on-line. Very happy with tech support!
I too want a sm user manuel. I contacted CAnon and filed my displeasure with this CD product.. at end of converstation she offered to send me a PRINTED MANUAL.. not the minature one that I wanted but it was shipped today... I also asked her to submit my complaint to product development and customer service... with one big statement YOU CANNOT TAKE A CD INTO THE FIELD.... a user manual esp with the superzoom/ hi end point and shoot should be standard.. but they won't offer you don't complain to the Company directly.
Thanks for the info. I never thought to look before I posted my nasty note about no camera manuals. There appears to be several places that I found doing a google search. Once again saved by the 3rd party folks. Thanks mucho for the info.Now I can buy a P&S and not worry about the missing manual.
Why pay for something already in the box? In the box there is a 35 page getting started (written) manual then there is the CD with a more comprehensive user guide along with the software. The guide is a 196 page .pdf with NO watermarks. Trust me, I just got this camera for Christmas and I have the .pdf open right now.