Canon Z-505 Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The EOS 50D is a high-performance, digital SLR camera featuring a
fine-detail CMOS sensor with 15.10 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4,
high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF (all cross-type points), highspeed 6.3 fps continuous shooting, and Live View shooting.
The camera is highly responsive to any shooting situation at anytime,
provides many features for demanding shoots, and expands shooting
possibilities with system accessories.
Take a Few Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the
Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have
captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how
they come out. You can then better understand the camera.
To avoid botched pictures and accidents, read the Safety Warnings
(p.212,213) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).
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Testing the Camera Before Using and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the image has been
properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the
images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a personal computer,
Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
Copyrights
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Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded
images of people and certain subjects for anything but private
enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions,
etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.
CF Card
In this manual, “card” refers to the CF card. The CF card (for
recording images) is not included. Please purchase it separately.
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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included
with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.
Battery Pack BP-511A
(with protective cover)
Camera
(with eyecup and
body cap)
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EOS DIGITAL
Solution Disk
(Software)
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Interface Cable
IFC-200U
Wide Strap
EW-EOS50D
Battery Charger
CG-580/CB-5L*
Video Cable
VC-100
Software Instruction
Manual
(1) Instruction Manual (this booklet)
(2) Pocket Guide
Quick start guide to shooting.
(3) CD-ROM Guide
Guide to the bundled software (EOS DIGITAL
Solution Disk) and Software Instruction Manuals.
* Battery Charger CG-580 or CB-5L is provided. (The CB-5L comes with a power
cord.)
If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included.
Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might
also be included.
Be careful not to lose any of the above items.
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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6>
: Indicates the Main Dial.
<5>
: Indicates the Quick Control Dial.
<9>
: Indicates the Multi-controller.
<0>
: Indicates the setting button.
0, 9, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for
4 sec., 6 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of
the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials,
and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the
LCD monitor.
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3: Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.
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: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the
function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20).
(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.
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: Tip or advice for better shooting.
: Problem-solving advice.
: Warning to prevent shooting problems.
: Supplemental information.
Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch
is already set to <1> or <J> (p.27).
<5> operations explained in this manual assume that the power
switch is already set to <J>.
It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are
set to the default.
For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached
with an EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens.
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Chapters
For first-time users, chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic
operations and shooting procedures.
Introduction
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Camera basics.
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Getting Started
Basic Shooting
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Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.
Image Settings
Setting the AF and Drive Modes
Advanced Operations
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Shooting features for specific types of subjects.
Live View Shooting
Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.
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Image Playback
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Sensor Cleaning
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Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer
153
Customizing the Camera
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Reference
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Contents
Introduction
Item Check List.................................................................................................. 3
Conventions Used in this Manual ...................................................................... 4
Chapters ............................................................................................................ 5
Index to Features ............................................................................................ 10
Handling Precautions ...................................................................................... 12
Quick Start Guide ............................................................................................ 14
Nomenclature .................................................................................................. 16
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Recharging the Battery.................................................................................... 24
Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................ 26
Turning on the Power ...................................................................................... 27
Installing and Removing the CF Card.............................................................. 29
Attaching and Detaching a Lens ..................................................................... 31
About the Lens Image Stabilizer...................................................................... 33
Basic Operation ............................................................................................... 34
Using the Quick Control Screen ...................................................................... 38
Menu Operations ............................................................................................. 40
Before You Start .............................................................................................. 42
Setting the Interface Language .................................................................... 42
Setting the Date and Time............................................................................ 42
Formatting the Card ..................................................................................... 43
Set the Power-off Time/Auto Power Off ....................................................... 44
Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings.............................................. 45
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Basic Shooting
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1 Fully Automatic Shooting .......................................................................... 48
Full Auto Techniques....................................................................................... 50
2 Shooting Portraits ...................................................................................... 51
3 Shooting Landscapes................................................................................ 52
4 Shooting Close-ups.................................................................................... 53
5 Shooting Moving Subjects.......................................................................... 54
6 Shooting Portraits at Night ......................................................................... 55
7 Disabling Flash ......................................................................................... 56
C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................. 57
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Image Settings
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Setting the Image-recording Quality.................................................................60
i: Setting the ISO Speed..............................................................................63
A Selecting a Picture Style ..........................................................................65
A Customizing a Picture Style .....................................................................67
A Registering a Picture Style.......................................................................69
B: Setting the White Balance .......................................................................71
Custom White Balance .................................................................................72
Setting the Color Temperature ......................................................................73
White Balance Correction ................................................................................74
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ...........................................................76
Creating and Selecting a Folder.......................................................................78
File Numbering Methods ..................................................................................80
Setting the Color Space ...................................................................................82
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Setting the AF and Drive Modes
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f: Selecting the AF Mode..............................................................................84
S Selecting the AF Point ...............................................................................86
When Autofocus Fails ......................................................................................88
Manual Focusing...........................................................................................88
i Selecting the Drive Mode ...........................................................................89
j Self-timer Operation ....................................................................................90
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Advanced Operations
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d: Program AE ................................................................................................92
s: Shutter-Priority AE ...................................................................................94
f: Aperture-Priority AE .................................................................................96
Depth-of-Field Preview .................................................................................97
a: Manual Exposure.......................................................................................98
8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE .................................................................99
q Selecting the Metering Mode ...................................................................100
Setting Exposure Compensation....................................................................101
h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) ............................................................102
A AE Lock ....................................................................................................103
Bulb Exposures ..............................................................................................104
Mirror Lockup .................................................................................................106
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D Using the Built-in Flash.............................................................................. 107
Flash Control ................................................................................................. 111
External Speedlites ....................................................................................... 113
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Live View Shooting
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Image Playback
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A Preparing for Live View Shooting............................................................ 116
Shooting ........................................................................................................ 118
Using AF to Focus ......................................................................................... 121
Focusing Manually......................................................................................... 127
Silent Shooting .............................................................................................. 128
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x Image Playback....................................................................................... 132
B Shooting Information Display ............................................................. 133
H I Searching for Images Quickly ............................................................ 135
u Magnified View ........................................................................................ 137
b Rotating the Image ................................................................................... 138
Auto Playback (Slide Show) .......................................................................... 139
Viewing the Images on TV............................................................................. 141
K Protecting Images.................................................................................... 143
L Erasing Images......................................................................................... 144
Changing Image Playback Settings............................................................... 145
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ....................................................... 145
Setting the Image Review Time ................................................................. 145
Auto Rotate of Vertical Images................................................................... 146
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Sensor Cleaning
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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................................................... 148
Appending Dust Delete Data ......................................................................... 149
Manual Sensor Cleaning ............................................................................... 151
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Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer
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Preparing to Print ...........................................................................................154
w Printing.....................................................................................................156
Trimming the Image ....................................................................................161
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF).................................................................163
Direct Printing with DPOF ..............................................................................166
d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer..........................................167
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Customizing the Camera
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Setting Custom Functions ..............................................................................172
Custom Functions ..........................................................................................173
Custom Function Settings ..............................................................................174
C.Fn I : Exposure ......................................................................................174
C.Fn II : Image ...........................................................................................176
C.Fn III : Autofocus/Drive............................................................................178
C.Fn IV : Operation/Others..........................................................................181
Registering My Menu .....................................................................................185
Register Camera User Settings .....................................................................186
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B Checking Camera Settings ....................................................................188
Using a Household Power Outlet ...................................................................190
Replacing the Date/Time Battery ...................................................................191
Using the Battery Grip....................................................................................192
Menu Settings ................................................................................................193
Function Availability Table .............................................................................196
Troubleshooting Guide...................................................................................198
Error Codes....................................................................................................201
System Map ...................................................................................................202
Specifications .................................................................................................204
Index ..............................................................................................................223
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Index to Features
Power
Image improvement features
Battery
• Charging
• Battery check
Î p.24
Î p.28
Power outlet
Î p.190
Auto power off
Î p.44
Lens
Attaching/Detaching
Î p.31
Zoom
Î p.32
Image Stabilizer
Î p.33
• Lens peripheral illumination
correction
Î p.76
• Auto Lighting Optimizer Î p.177
• Noise reduction
for long exposures
Î p.176
• Noise reduction
for high ISO
Î p.176
• Highlight tone priority
Î p.177
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White balance
White balance selection Î p.71
Custom WB
Basic Settings
(Menu Functions)
White balance correction Î p.74
Language
Î p.42
Date/Time
Î p.42
LCD brightness
adjustment
Beeper
Shoot w/o card
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Î p.75
AF
AF mode
Î p.84
Î p.193
AF point selection
Î p.86
Î p.29
Manual focusing
Î p.88
Î p.43
Create/select a folder
Î p.78
File No.
Î p.80
Image Quality
Image-recording quality Î p.60
ISO speed
Î p.63
Picture Style
Î p.65
Color space
Î p.82
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WB bracketing
Î p.145
Recording Images
Format
Î p.72
Color temperature setting Î p.73
Metering
Metering mode
Î p.100
Drive
Drive modes
Î p.89
Maximum burst
Î p.62
Index to Features
Shooting
Image playback
Creative Auto
Î p.57
Image review time
Î p.145
Quick Control screen
Î p.38
Single image playback
Î p.132
Self-timer
Î p.90
Program AE
Î p.92
• Shooting information
display
Î p.133
Shutter-priority AE
Î p.94
Index display
Î p.135
Aperture-priority AE
Î p.96
Manual exposure
Î p.98
Image browsing
(Jump display)
Î p.136
Bulb
Î p.104
Magnified view
Î p.137
Mirror lockup
Î p.106
Manual image rotate
Î p.138
Auto image rotate
Î p.146
Auto playback
Î p.139
Viewing the images
on TV
Î p.141
Protect
Î p.143
Erase
Î p.144
Exposure adjustment
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Exposure compensation Î p.101
AEB
Î p.102
AE lock
Î p.103
Exposure level
increments
Flash
Built-in flash
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Î p.174
Î p.107
• Flash exposure
compensation
• FE lock
Î p.109
Î p.110
External flash
Î p.113
Flash control
Î p.111
Live View shooting
Live View shooting
Î p.116
• AF
• Exposure simulation
• Grid
• Silent shooting
Î p.121
Î p.117
Î p.119
Î p.128
Customization
Custom Function (C.Fn) Î p.171
My Menu
Î p.185
Camera user setting
registration
Î p.186
Sensor cleaning/
Dust reduction
Sensor cleaning
Î p.147
Add Dust Delete Data
Î p.149
Viewfinder
Dioptric adjustment
Î p.34
Changing the focusing
screen
Î p.183
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Handling Precautions
Camera Care
This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or subject it to physical
shock.
The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you
accidentally drop the camera into water, promptly consult your nearest
Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the
camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth.
Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such
as a magnet or electric motor. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near
anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Strong
magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data.
Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight.
High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction.
The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never attempt to
disassemble the camera yourself.
Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens, viewfinder, reflex mirror, and
focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean
the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt, take the camera to the nearest
Canon Service Center.
Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. This is to
prevent the contacts from corroding. Corroded contacts can cause camera
misoperation.
If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room,
condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. To prevent
condensation, first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to
the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag.
If condensation forms on the camera, do not use the camera. This is to avoid
damaging the camera. If there is condensation, remove the lens, card and
battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation has evaporated
before using the camera.
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery
and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Even while the
camera is in storage, press the shutter button a few times once in a while to
check that the camera is still working.
Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a
darkroom or chemical lab.
If the camera has not been used for an extended period, test all its functions
before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is
an important shoot coming up, have the camera checked by your Canon
dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly.
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Handling Precautions
LCD Panel and LCD Monitor
Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision
technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there might be a few dead
pixels among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels. Dead pixels displaying
only black or red, etc., are not a malfunction. They do not affect the images
recorded.
If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period, screen burn-in may occur
where you see remnants of what was displayed. However, this is only
temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days.
In low or high temperatures, the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it
might look black. It will return to normal at room temperature.
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To protect the card and its recorded data, note the following:
Do not drop, bend, or wet the card. Do not subject to excessive force,
physical shock, and vibration.
Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field
such as a TV set, speakers, or magnet. Also avoid places prone to having
static electricity.
Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.
Store the card in a case.
Do not store the card in hot, dusty, or humid locations.
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Lens Electrical Contacts
After detaching the lens from the camera, attach the lens
caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid
scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.
Contacts
Cautions During Prolonged Use
When you shoot continuously for a prolonged period or use Live View shooting
for a long period, the camera may become hot. Although this is not a
malfunction, holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin
burns.
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Quick Start Guide
Insert the battery. (p.26)
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To recharge the battery, see page 24.
For
EF-EF-S
S レンズ
lens
For EF lens
When attaching an EF-S lens, align it
with the white index on the camera.
For other lenses, align it with the red
index.
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Set the lens focus mode switch
to <AF>. (p.31)
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Attach the lens. (p.31)
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Open the slot cover and
insert a card. (p.29)
Face the label side toward you
and insert the end with the
small holes into the camera.
Set the power switch to <1>.
(p.27)
Quick Start Guide
Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full
Auto). (p.48)
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All the necessary camera settings will
be set automatically.
Focus the subject. (p.35)
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Look through the viewfinder and aim
the viewfinder center over the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway, and
the camera will focus the subject.
If necessary, the built-in flash will popup automatically.
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Take the picture. (p.35)
Press the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
Review the picture. (p.145)
The captured image will be displayed
for about 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
To display the image again, press the
<x> button (p.132).
To view the images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.132).
To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.144).
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Nomenclature
For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in
parentheses (p.**).
<n> Metering mode
selection/White balance
selection button (p.100/71)
<U> LCD panel illumination button (p.104)
LCD panel (p.18)
<o> AF mode
selection/Drive mode
selection button (p.84/89)
EF lens mount index (p.31)
Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.107/87)
<m> ISO speed setting/
Flash exposure compensation
button (p.63/109)
EF-S lens mount index (p.31)
Flash-sync contacts
<6> Main Dial
(p.36)
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Hot shoe (p.113)
Shutter button
(p.35)
Mode Dial (p.20)
Strap mount
(p.23)
Red-eye
reduction/
Self-timer lamp
(p.108/90)
Grip
(Battery
compartment)
DC coupler cord
hole (p.190)
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Mirror (p.106,151)
Contacts (p.13)
<D> Flash
button (p.107)
Terminal cover
Lens release
button (p.32)
Depth-of-field
preview button
(p.97)
Lens lock pin
Lens mount
Digital terminal (p.154,167)
PC terminal (p.114)
Video OUT terminal (p.141)
Remote control terminal (p.105) (N3 type)
HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.142)
Body cap (p.31)
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<V> Focal plane mark
<p> AF start button
(p.35,84,118)
<9> Multi-controller (p.36)
Dioptric adjustment knob (p.34)
Eyecup (p.97)
<A/I> AE lock/
FE lock button/Index/
Reduce button
(p.103/110/135/137,161)
Viewfinder eyepiece
<A/l> Live View
shooting/Print/Share
button (p.117/159,168)
<S/u>
AF point selection/
Magnify button
(p.86/137,161)
<M> Menu
button (p.40)
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Strap mount
(p.23)
LCD monitor
(p.40, 145)
<B> Info/
Trimming
orientation button
(p.120,132,188/
161)
<x> Playback
button (p.132)
<L> Erase
button (p.144)
Card slot
cover (p.29)
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Extension system
terminal
<A> Picture Style
selection button (p.65)
<B> Function button (p.184)
Battery
compartment
cover release
lever (p.26)
Battery compartment
cover (p.26)
Access lamp (p.30)
<5> Quick Control Dial (p.37)
Tripod socket
Power/Quick Control Dial
switch (p.27)
<0> Setting button (p.40)
Card slot (p.29)
Card ejection button (p.30)
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Nomenclature
LCD Panel
Shutter speed
Busy (buSY)
AF point selection ([ - -- --- -- - ])
Card full warning (FuLL CF)
Built-in flash recycling (buSY)
Card error warning (Err CF)
No card warning (no CF)
Image-recording quality (p.60)
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Large/Fine
Large/Normal
Medium/Fine
Medium/Normal
Small/Fine
Small/Normal
RAW
Small RAW
White balance (p.71)
Q Auto
W Daylight
E Shade
R Cloudy
Y Tungsten light
U White
fluorescent light
I Flash
O Custom
P Color
temperature
Flash exposure
compensation (p.109)
Battery check (p.28)
zx
Error code (Err)
Cleaning image sensor (CLEA n)
Aperture
Shots remaining
Shots remaining
during WB bracketing
Self-timer countdown
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Bulb exposure time
White balance
correction (p.74)
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AF mode (p.84)
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One-Shot AF
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AI Servo AF
Drive mode (p.89)
u Single shooting
o High-speed continuous
shooting
i Low-speed continuous
shooting
j Self-timer (10 sec.)
l Self-timer (2 sec.)
bn
Exposure level indicator
Exposure compensation
amount (p.101)
AEB range (p.102)
Flash exposure compensation
amount (p.109)
Card writing status
<g> ISO speed (p.63)
<A> Highlight tone priority (p.177)
<M> Beeper (p.193)
<h> AEB (p.102)
Metering mode (p.100)
q Evaluative metering
w Partial metering
r Spot metering
e Center-weighted average metering
ISO speed (p.63)
<0> Monochrome shooting (p.66)
The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Nomenclature
Viewfinder Information
AF points
(Superimposed display)
Focusing screen
Spot metering circle
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<g>
ISO speed
White balance
correction
<A> AE lock/
AEB in-progress
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<D> Flash-ready
Improper FE lock
warning
<e> High-speed sync
(FP flash)
<d> FE lock/
FEB in-progress
<y> Flash exposure
compensation
Shutter speed
FE lock (FEL)
Busy (buSY)
Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)
<o> Focus
confirmation
light
Max. burst
<0> Monochrome
shooting
ISO speed
<A> Highlight tone priority
Exposure level indicator
Exposure compensation amount
Flash exposure compensation
amount
AEB range
Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator
Card full warning (FuLL CF)
Card error warning (Err CF)
No card warning (no CF)
Aperture
The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Nomenclature
Mode Dial
The Mode Dial has the Basic Zone modes and Creative Zone modes.
Camera User Settings
Most camera settings can
be registered under w or
x (p.186).
Creative Zone
These modes give you more
control over the result.
d
: Program AE (p.92)
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s : Shutter-priority AE (p.94)
f : Aperture-priority AE (p.96)
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: Manual exposure (p.98)
8 : Automatic depth-of-field
AE (p.99)
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Basic Zone
All you do is press the shutter
button. Fully automatic shooting for
specific kinds of subjects.
1: Full Auto (p.48)
C: Creative Auto (p.57)
Image Zone
2 : Portrait (p.51)
3: Landscape (p.52)
4 : Close-up (p.53)
5 : Sports (p.54)
6 : Night Portrait (p.55)
7: Flash Off (p.56)
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Nomenclature for Kit Lenses
EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focus mode switch (p.31)
Focusing ring (p.88,127)
Zoom ring (p.32)
Zoom position index (p.32)
Hood mount
(p.209, 210)
Filter thread
(front of lens)
(p.209, 210)
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Image Stabilizer switch (p.33)
Lens mount index (p.31)
Contacts (p.13)
EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Focus mode switch (p.31)
Hood mount
(p.209, 210)
Zoom position index (p.32)
Focusing ring (p.88,127)
Distance scale
Filter thread
(front of lens) (p.209, 210)
Zoom ring (p.32)
Contacts (p.13)
Image Stabilizer switch (p.33)
Lens mount index (p.31)
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Nomenclature
Battery Charger CG-580
Charger for Battery Pack BP-511A (p.24).
Power plug
Battery pack slot
Charge lamp
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This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or
floor mount position.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER-TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet.
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Battery Charger CB-5L
Charger for Battery Pack BP-511A (p.24).
Battery pack slot
Power cord
Charge lamp
Power cord socket
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Getting Started
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This chapter explains preparatory steps and basic
camera operations.
Attaching the Strap
Pass the end of the strap through
the camera’s strap mount eyelet
from the bottom. Then pass it
through the strap’s buckle as shown
in the illustration. Pull the strap to
take up any slack and make sure
the strap will not loosen from the
buckle.
The eyepiece cover is also
attached to the strap (p.105).
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Eyepiece cover
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Recharging the Battery
1
Remove the protective cover.
When you remove the battery from
the camera, be sure to reattach the
cover to protect it against short
circuiting.
the battery.
2 Attach
Align the battery’s front edge with the
battery charger’s index line. While
pressing down the battery, slide it in
the direction of the arrow.
To detach the battery, follow the
above procedure in reverse.
Battery pack slot index
CG-580
CB-5L
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As shown by the arrow, flip out the
battery charger’s prongs and insert
the prongs into a power outlet.
For CB-5L
Recharge Level
Charge Lamp
0 - 50%
Blinks once per second
50 - 75%
Blinks twice per second
75 - 90%
Blinks three times
per second
90% or higher
Lights on
* The numbers and markings on the battery
charger correspond to the table above.
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the battery.
3 Recharge
For CG-580
Connect the power cord to the
charger and insert the plug into the
power outlet.
X Recharging starts automatically and
the charge lamp starts blinking in red.
It takes about 100 min. to fully
recharge a completely exhausted
battery.
The time required to recharge the
battery depends on the ambient
temperature and battery’s charge
level.
Recharging the Battery
Tips for Using the Battery and Charger
Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used.
Even during non-use or storage, a charged battery will gradually
discharge and lose its power.
After recharging the battery, detach it and unplug the power
cord or prongs from the power outlet.
You can attach the cover in a different
orientation to indicate whether the battery
has been recharged or not.
If the battery has been recharged, attach the
cover so that the battery-shaped hole <
> is
aligned over the blue sticker on the battery. If the battery is
exhausted, attach the cover in the opposite orientation.
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When not using the camera, remove the battery.
If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period, a small amount
of power current is released, resulting in excess discharge and shorter
battery life. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Storing
the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance.
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The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries.
The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/60 Hz
power source. If necessary, attach a commercially-available plug adapter for
the respective country or region. Do not attach any portable voltage
transformer to the battery charger. Doing so can damage the battery charger.
If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully
charged, the battery has worn out.
Purchase a new battery.
Do not recharge any battery pack other than Battery Pack BP-511A, BP514, BP-511, or BP-512.
Battery Pack BP-511A is dedicated to Canon products only. Using it with
an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or
accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.
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Installing and Removing the Battery
Installing the Battery
Load a fully charged Battery Pack BP-511A into the camera.
1
Open the battery compartment
cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the arrow
and open the cover.
the battery.
2 Insert
Insert the end with the battery
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contacts.
Insert the battery until it locks in
place.
the cover.
3 Close
Press the cover until it snaps shut.
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Battery Pack BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512 can also be used.
Removing the Battery
Open the cover and remove the
battery.
Press the battery lock lever as shown
by the arrow and remove the battery.
To prevent short circuiting, be sure to
attach the protective cover to the battery.
After opening the battery compartment cover, be careful not to swing it back
further. Otherwise, the hinge might break.
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Turning on the Power
<2> : The camera is turned off and
does not operate. Set to this
position when not using the
camera.
<1> : The camera turns on.
<J>
: The camera and <5>
operate (p.37).
About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor
Whenever you set the power switch to <1/J> or <2>, the
sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. During the sensor
cleaning, the LCD monitor will display <f>. Even during the
sensor cleaning, you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button
halfway (p.35) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.
If you turn on/off the power switch <1/J>/<2> at a short
interval, the <f> icon might not be displayed. This is normal and
not a problem.
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About Auto Power Off
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To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after about
1 minute of non-operation. To turn on the camera again, just press
the shutter button halfway (p.35).
You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto
power off] setting (p.44).
If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to
the card, [Recording ...] will be displayed and the power will turn off after
the card finishes recording the image.
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Turning on the Power
Checking the Battery Level
When the power switch is set to <1> or <J>, the battery level will be
indicated in one of four levels:
z : Battery level is OK.
x : Battery level is slightly down,
but adequate power remains.
b : Battery will be exhausted
soon.
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n : Battery must be recharged.
Battery Life
Temperature
[Approx. number of shots]
Shooting Conditions
No Flash
50% Flash Use
At 23°C / 73°F
800
640
At 0°C / 32°F
680
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The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A, no Live View
shooting, and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above
depending on the shooting conditions.
Pressing the shutter button halfway for long periods or operating only the
autofocus can also reduce the number of possible shots.
The number of possible shots will decrease with more frequent use of
the LCD monitor.
The number of possible shots with the BP-514 is the same as indicated
in the table.
The number of possible shots with the BP-511 or BP-512 will be about
75% of the figures in the table for 23°C / 73°F. At 0°C / 32°F, the figures
will be about the same as in the table.
The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Using certain
lenses can reduce the number of possible shots.
Using the Image Stabilizer of the lens will decrease the number of
possible shots (shorter battery life).
For battery life with Live View shooting, see page 119.
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Installing and Removing the CF Card
Although the thickness is different between the two types of CF cards,
either one can be inserted into the camera. Also, Ultra DMA (UDMA)
cards and hard disk-type cards can be used.
Installing the Card
1
Open the cover.
Slide the cover as shown by the
arrow to open it.
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the card.
2 Insert
As shown in the illustration, face
Label side
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Card ejection button
the label side toward you and
insert the end with the small holes
into the camera.
If the card is inserted in the wrong
way, it may damage the camera.
X The card ejection button will stick out.
the cover.
3 Close
Close the cover and slide it in the
Shots remaining
direction shown by the arrow until it
snaps shut.
X When you set the power switch to
<1> or <J>, the number of
remaining shots will be displayed on
the LCD panel.
The number of shots remaining depends on the remaining capacity of
the card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc.
Setting the [1 Shoot w/o card] menu option to [Off] will prevent you
from forgetting to install a card (p.193).
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Installing and Removing the CF Card
Removing the Card
1
Open the cover.
Set the power switch to <2>.
Make sure the access lamp is off,
then open the cover.
Access lamp
the card.
2 Remove
Press the card ejection button.
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X The card will come out.
Close the cover.
Card ejection button
The access lamp lights or blinks while the picture is taken, when
data is being transferred to the card and when data is being
recorded, read, or erased on the card. While the access lamp is lit
or blinking, never do any of the following. Doing so may damage
the image data. It may also damage the card or camera.
• Opening the card slot cover.
• Removing the battery.
• Shaking or banging the camera around.
If the card already contains recorded images, the image number might
not start from 0001 (p.80).
If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor, remove
and reinstall the card. If the error persists, use a different card.
If you can transfer all the images in the card to a personal computer,
transfer all the images and then format the card. The card may then
return to normal.
When holding a hard disk-type card, always hold its sides. You may
damage the card by holding its flat surfaces. Compared to CF cards,
hard disk-type cards are more vulnerable to vibration and physical
shock. If you use such a card, be careful not to subject the camera to
vibration or physical shock especially while recording or displaying
images.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Attaching a Lens
1
EF-S lens mount index
Remove the caps.
Remove the rear lens cap and the
body cap by turning them as shown
by the arrow.
the lens.
2 Attach
Align the EF-S lens with the camera’s
white EF-S lens mount index and turn
the lens as shown by the arrow until it
clicks in place.
When attaching a lens other than an
EF-S lens, align the lens with the red
EF lens mount index.
EF lens mount index
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the lens, set the focus mode
3 On
switch to <AF> (autofocus).
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If it is set to <MF> (manual focus),
autofocus will not operate.
4 Remove the front lens cap.
Minimizing Dust
When changing lenses, do it in a place with minimal dust.
When storing the camera without a lens attached, be sure to attach the
body cap to the camera.
Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
About Zooming
To zoom, turn the zoom ring on the lens
with your fingers.
If you want to zoom, do it before
focusing. Turning the zoom ring after
achieving focus may throw off the
focus slightly.
Detaching the Lens
While pressing the lens release
button, turn the lens as shown by
the arrow.
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Turn the lens until it stops, then
detach it.
Attach the dust cap to the detached lens.
To owners of the EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens:
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You can prevent the zoom ring from
extending out while you are carrying it
around. Set the zoom ring to the 18mm
wide-angle end, then slide the zoom ring
lock lever to <LOCK>. The zoom ring can
be locked only at the wide-angle end.
Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Doing so may cause
loss of vision.
If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing, do
not touch the rotating part.
Image Conversion Factor
Since the image sensor size is
smaller than the 35mm film
format, it will look like the lens
focal length is increased by 1.6x.
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Image sensor size
(22.3 x 14.9mm / 0.88 x 0.59 in.)
35mm image size
(36 x 24mm / 1.42 x 0.94 in.)
About the Lens Image Stabilizer
The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
USM lens as an example.
* IS stands for Image Stabilizer.
1
Set the IS switch to <1>.
Set the camera’s power switch to
<1>.
the shutter button halfway.
2 Press
X The Image Stabilizer will operate.
the picture.
3 TakeWhen
the picture looks steady in the
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viewfinder, press the shutter button
completely to take the picture.
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The Image Stabilizer is not effective for moving subjects.
The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as
on a rocking boat.
With the EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM or EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
USM lens, the Image Stabilizer will not be very effective while you move
the camera to take panned shots.
The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to
either <AF> or <MF>.
If the camera is mounted on a tripod, you can save battery power by
switching the IS switch to <2>.
The Image Stabilizer can operate even when the camera is mounted on
a monopod.
Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the
shooting conditions. However, the EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EFS18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.
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Basic Operation
Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity
Turn the dioptric adjustment
knob.
Turn the knob left or right so that the
nine AF points in the viewfinder look
sharp.
If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder
image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types, sold separately) is
recommended.
Holding the Camera
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To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera
shake.
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Horizontal shooting
Vertical shooting
1. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.
2. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand.
3. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger.
4. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body.
5. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder.
6. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot in front of the other.
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Basic Operation
Shutter Button
The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button
halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.
Pressing halfway
This activates autofocusing and
automatic exposure metering that sets
the shutter speed and aperture.
The exposure setting (shutter speed and
aperture) is displayed on the LCD panel
and in the viewfinder (0).
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Pressing completely
This releases the shutter and takes the
picture.
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Preventing Camera Shake
Camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera
shake. Camera shake can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera
shake, note the following:
• Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page.
• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus, then press the
shutter button completely.
In the Creative Zone modes, pressing the <p> button will be the
same as pressing the shutter button halfway.
If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first
or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely
immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.
Even during the menu display, image playback, and image recording,
you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter
button halfway.
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Basic Operation
<6> Using the Main Dial for Selecting
(1) After pressing a button, turn the
<6> dial.
When you press a button, its function
remains selected for 6 seconds (9).
During this time, you can turn the <6>
dial to set the desired setting.
When the function turns off or if you
press the shutter button halfway, the
camera will be ready to shoot.
Use this dial to select or set the
metering mode, AF mode, ISO
speed, AF point, etc.
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(2) Turn the <6> dial only.
While looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <6> dial to set the
desired setting.
Use this dial to set the shutter speed,
aperture, etc.
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<9> Operating the Multi-controller
The <9> consists of a key with eight
directions and a button at the center.
Use it to select the AF point, correct
the white balance, scroll the playback
image during magnified view, operate
the Quick Control screen, etc.
Also use it to select menu options
(except [3 Erase images] and [5
Format]).
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Basic Operation
<5> Using the Quick Control Dial for Selecting
Before using the <5> dial, set the power switch to <J>.
(1) After pressing a button, turn the
<5> dial.
When you press a button, its function
remains selected for 6 seconds (9).
During this time, you can turn the <5>
dial to set the desired setting.
When the function turns off or if you
press the shutter button halfway, the
camera will be ready to shoot.
Use this dial to select or set the white
balance, drive mode, flash exposure
compensation, AF point, etc.
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(2) Turn the <5> dial only.
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While looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <5> dial to set the
desired setting.
Use this dial to set the exposure
compensation amount, the aperture
setting for manual exposures, etc.
You can also do step (1) when the power switch is set to <1>.
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Using the Quick Control Screen
The shooting settings are displayed on the LCD monitor where you can
quickly select and set the functions. This is called the Quick Control
screen.
1
Display the Quick Control screen.
Press <9> straight down.
X The Quick Control screen will appear
(10 sec.).
the desired setting.
2 SetUse
<9> to select the function.
Basic Zone modes
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In the Basic Zone modes, you can
select certain drive modes (p.89) and
the image-recording quality (p.60).
X A brief description of the selected
function is displayed on the screen’s
bottom.
Turn the <5> or <6> dial to
change the setting.
Creative Zone modes
the picture.
3 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
X The LCD monitor turns off and the
captured image is displayed.
If [8C.Fn III -3: AF point selection method] is set to [1: Multi-controller
direct] (p.179), the Quick Control screen cannot be displayed.
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Using the Quick Control Screen
Quick Control Screen Nomenclature
Aperture (p.96)
Shutter speed (p.94)
ISO speed (p.63)
Exposure
compensation/
AEB setting (p.102)
Highlight tone priority (p.177)
Shooting mode (p.20)
Metering mode (p.100)
Image-recording
quality (p.60)
AF point (p.86)
Flash exposure
compensation (p.109)
Drive mode (p.89)
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Picture Style (p.65)
White balance (p.71)
AF mode (p.84)
Function Setting Display
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Ð <0>
On the Quick Control screen, select
the function and press <0>. The
respective setting screen will then
appear (except for the shutter speed
and aperture).
Turn the <5> or <6> dial to
change the setting. For some
functions, you can also use <9> to
change the setting.
Press <0> to return to the Quick
Control screen.
<A> (Highlight tone priority) cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.
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Menu Operations
By setting various functions with the menus, you can set the imagerecording quality, date/time, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use
the <M> button on the camera back and the <6> <5> dials.
<M> button
LCD monitor
<6> Main Dial
<5>
Quick Control Dial
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<0> button
Basic Zone Mode Menu Screen
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* The [2/8/9] tabs are not displayed in the Full Auto and Basic Zone modes.
When a Basic Zone mode is set, there are menu items which are not displayed.
Creative Zone Mode Menu Screen
3 Playback
1 Shooting
5 Set-up
8 Custom Functions
9 My Menu
Tab
Menu settings
Menu items
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Menu Operations
Menu Setting Procedure
1
Display the menu.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu.
a tab.
2 Select
Turn the <6> dial to select a tab.
the desired item.
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the item,
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then press <0>.
the setting.
4 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
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desired setting.
Some menu items will indicate the
current setting in blue.
the desired setting.
5 SetPress
<0> to set it.
the menu.
6 ExitPress
the <M> button to exit the
menu and return to camera shooting.
The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have
pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.
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Before You Start
3 Setting the Interface Language
1
Select [Language].
Under the [6] tab, select
[Language] (the third item from the
top), then press <0>.
the desired language.
2 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the
language, then press <0>.
X The language will change.
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3 Setting the Date and Time
Check if the camera’s date and time are set correctly. If necessary, set
the correct date and time.
1
Select [Date/Time].
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Under the [6] tab, select [Date/
Time], then press <0>.
the date, time and date
2 Set
display format.
Turn the <5> dial to select the number.
Press <0> so
is displayed.
Turn the <5> dial to select the desired
).
setting, then press <0> (Returns to
3 ExitTurnthethesetting.
<5> dial to select [OK],
then press <0>.
X The date/time will be set and the
menu will reappear.
It is important to set the correct date/time because it will be recorded
together with each captured image.
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Before You Start
3 Formatting the Card
If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or
personal computer, format the card with the camera.
When the card is formatted, all images and data in the card will
be erased. Even protected images will be erased, so make
sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer
the images to a personal computer, etc., before formatting the
card.
1
Select [Format].
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Under the [5] tab, select [Format],
then press <0>.
[OK].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [OK],
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then press <0>.
X The card will be formatted.
X When the formatting is completed,
the menu will reappear.
When the card is formatted or data is erased, only the file management
information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased. Be aware
of this when selling or discarding the card. When discarding the card,
destroy the card physically to prevent personal data from being leaked.
The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller
than the capacity indicated on the card.
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Before You Start
3 Set the Power-off Time/Auto Power Off
You can change the auto power-off time for the camera to turn off
automatically after a certain period of non-operation. If you do not want
the camera to turn off automatically, set this to [Off]. After the power
turns off, you can turn on the camera again by pressing the shutter
button or other button.
1
Select [Auto power off].
Under the [5] tab, select [Auto
power off], then press <0>.
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the desired time.
2 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the item,
then press <0>.
Even if [Off] has been set, the LCD monitor will turn off automatically after
30 min. to save power. (The camera’s power does not turn off.)
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Before You Start
3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN
The camera’s shooting settings and menu settings can be reverted to the default.
1
Select [Clear settings].
Under the [7] tab, select [Clear
settings], then press <0>.
[Clear all camera settings].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [Clear all
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camera settings], then press <0>.
[OK].
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [OK],
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Shooting Settings
AF mode
Metering mode
Drive mode
Exposure
compensation
AEB
then press <0>.
X Setting [Clear all camera settings]
will reset the camera to the following
default settings:
Image-Recording Settings
One-Shot AF
Quality
73
q (Evaluative metering)
ISO speed
Auto
u (Single shooting)
Picture Style
Standard
0 (Zero)
Canceled
Color space
sRGB
White balance
Q (Auto)
WB correction
Canceled
WB-BKT
Canceled
Live View shooting Disable
Peripheral illumination
correction
Enable/Correction
data retained
Custom Functions
File numbering
Continuous
Auto cleaning
Enable
Dust Delete Data
Erased
Flash exposure
compensation
0 (Zero)
No changes
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Before You Start
Camera Settings
Camera Settings
Auto power off
1 min.
Beep
On
Image jump w/6
Auto rotate
Shoot w/o card
On
LCD brightness
Review time
2 sec.
Date/Time
No changes
Highlight alert
Disable
Language
No changes
AF point display
Disable
Video system
No changes
Histogram
Brightness
Camera user settings No changes
My Menu settings
10 images
On zD
No changes
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About Copyright Information
If you use EOS Utility (provided software) to set your copyright
information, the copyright information will be added to the image’s Exif
information. With the camera, the copyright information can only be
viewed or deleted. If your copyright information has not been set, it will
be grayed out on the screen.
With the [Clear settings] screen
displayed, press the <B> button to
display the copyright information.
Press the <M> button to return
to the [Clear settings] screen.
To delete the copyright information,
select [Delete copyright
information] on the [Clear settings]
screen.
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Basic Shooting
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This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes
on the Mode Dial for best results.
With the Basic Zone modes, all you do is point and shoot and
the camera sets everything automatically (p.196). Also, to
prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations, shooting
settings cannot be changed in the Basic Zone modes.
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About the Auto Lighting Optimizer
In the Basic Zone modes, the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the
image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. It
is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.177).
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1 Fully Automatic Shooting
1
Set the Mode Dial to <1>.
any AF point over the
2 Aim
subject.
AF point
All the AF points will operate, and
focus will generally be achieved at
the AF point covering the closest
object.
Aiming the center AF point over the
subject will make focusing easier.
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the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway, and
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the lens focusing ring will rotate to
focus.
X The AF point which achieves focus
will briefly flash in red. At the same
time, the beeper will sound and the
focus confirmation light <o> in the
viewfinder will light.
X If necessary, the built-in flash will popup automatically.
Focus confirmation light
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
X The captured image will be displayed
for about 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
If the built-in flash has popped up,
you can push it back down with your
fingers.
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1 Fully Automatic Shooting
FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved.
Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast between light and
dark, then press the shutter button halfway (p.88). If you are too close to
the subject, move away and try again.
Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously.
This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. As long as
the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, you can take the picture.
The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation
light <o> also does not light.)
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It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The
focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you
can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus.
Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject.
When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the
camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus).
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Although it is daylight, the flash popped up.
For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce harsh shadows
on the subject.
In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes.
To assist the autofocusing, pressing the shutter button halfway may
trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes. This is called AF-assist
beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away.
Although flash was used, the picture came out dark.
The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4
feet from the camera.
When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out
unnaturally dark.
The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by
the lens. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the
camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking
the flash picture.
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1 Full Auto Techniques
Recomposing the Shot
Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to
create a balanced background and good perspective.
In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button
halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then
recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the
picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other
Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).
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Shooting a Moving Subject
In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera
changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus
the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on
the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will
be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter
button completely.
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2 Shooting Portraits
The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human
subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than
with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.
Shooting Tips
C
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The farther the distance between the subject and background,
the better.
The further the distance between the subject and background, the
more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand
out better in front of a plain, dark background.
Use a telephoto lens.
If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with
the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary.
Focus the face.
Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.
If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain
different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3 shots/sec.)
If necessary, the built-in flash will pop-up automatically.
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3 Shooting Landscapes
Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to
have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also
become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).
Shooting Tips
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With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end.
When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far
will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth
to landscapes.
Shooting night scenes.
Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this
mode is also good for night scenes. Use a
tripod to prevent camera shake. If you
want to photograph a person against a
night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6>
(Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.55).
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4 Shooting Close-ups
When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close, use the
<4> (Close-up) mode. To make small things appear much larger, use
a macro lens (sold separately).
Shooting Tips
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Use a simple background.
A simple background makes the flower, etc., stand out better.
Move to the subject as close as possible.
Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. Some lenses
have indications such as <40.28m/0.9ft>. The lens minimum
focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on
the camera to the subject. If you are too close to the subject, the
focus confirmation light <o> will blink.
Under low light, the built-in flash will fire. If you are too close to the
subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark, move away from
the subject.
With a zoom lens, use the telephoto end.
If you have a zoom lens, using the telephoto end will make the
subject look larger.
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5 Shooting Moving Subjects
To photograph a moving subject, whether it is a child running or a
moving vehicle, use the <5> (Sports) mode.
Shooting Tips
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P
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Use a telephoto lens.
Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar.
C
Use the center AF point to focus.
Aim the center AF point over the subject, then press the shutter
button halfway to auto focus. During autofocusing, the beeper will
continue beeping softly. If focus cannot be achieved, the focus
confirmation light <o> will blink.
When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button
completely. If you hold down the shutter button, continuous shooting
(max. approx. 6.3 shots per sec.) and autofocusing will take effect.
Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s
shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Hold the camera steady
and shoot.
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6 Shooting Portraits at Night
To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the
background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.
Shooting Tips
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Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod.
When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide
night view. Also, use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
C
Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.
Under low light, the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a
good exposure of the person. The effective distance of the built-in
flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.
Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).
Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots, shooting also
with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.
Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.
If the self-timer is also used, the self-timer lamp will flash after the picture
is taken.
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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash
Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you
want to capture the ambient light.
Shooting Tips
C
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If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to
prevent camera shake.
Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the
viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady
or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to
reduce blur caused by camera shake.
Taking portraits without flash.
Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken.
If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look
blurred in the picture.
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C Creative Auto Shooting
The <C> (Creative Auto) mode enables you to easily change the
picture’s brightness, etc. The default settings are the same as the <1>
(Full Auto) mode.
* CA stands for Creative Auto.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <C>.
X The Creative Auto screen appears on
the LCD monitor.
<9> straight down.
2 Press
X You can use <9> to select a
function.
Functions (1) to (6) shown on the next
page can be selected.
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the desired setting.
3 SetUse
<9> to select the function.
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X The selected function is displayed on
the screen’s bottom.
Turn the <5> or <6> dial to
change the setting.
Press <9> straight down to return to
step 1 screen.
the picture.
4 TakeWhen
the picture is taken, the LCD
monitor turns off.
If you change the shooting mode or
turn off the power switch, the Creative
Auto settings will revert to the default.
The image-recording quality setting
will be retained.
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C Creative Auto Shooting
Shutter speed and aperture
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(6)
(5)
Possible shots
Battery check
Maximum burst
(1) Flash firing
<a> (Auto firing), <D> (Flash on), or <b> (Flash off) can be
selected. If you set <b>, see “Disabling Flash” on page 56.
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(2) Blurring/sharpening the background
If you move the index mark toward the left, the background will look
more blurred. If you move it toward the right, the background will
look more in focus. If you want to blur the background, see “Shooting
Portraits” on page 51.
C
(3) Adjusting the picture brightness
If you move the index mark toward the left, the picture will look
darker. If you move it toward the right, the picture will look brighter.
(4) Picture Style
You can select one of four Picture Styles (p.65, 66).
(5) Single, continuous, and self-timer shooting
If you select <i>, you can shoot continuously at about 3 shots per
sec. If you select <j>, see the notes ( ) for “Self-timer Operation”
on page 90.
(6) Image-recording quality
When you press <0>, the image-recording quality setting screen
will appear. To set the image-recording quality, see “Setting the
Image-recording Quality” on page 60. After adjusting all the desired
settings, press <0> to return to the screen in step 2 on the
previous page.
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3
Image Settings
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This chapter explains image-related function settings:
Image-recording quality, ISO speed, Picture Styles,
white balance, color space, etc.
C
In the Basic Zone modes, you can only set the imagerecording quality and lens peripheral illumination correction,
create and select folders, and set the file numbering as
explained in this chapter.
The M icon on the right of the page title indicates that the
respective feature is available only in Creative Zone modes
(d, s, f, a, 8).
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3 Setting the Image-recording Quality
You can select the pixel count and the image quality. The following
JPEG quality settings can be set: 73, 83, 74, 84, 76, 86.
RAW images captured as 1, D1, or D2 must be
processed with the provided software (p.62).
1
Select [Quality].
Under the [1] tab, select [Quality],
then press <0>.
X The [Quality] screen will appear.
the image-recording quality.
2 Select
To select a RAW setting, turn the
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<6> dial. To select a JPEG setting,
turn the <5> dial.
On the upper right, the “***M (megapixels)
**** x ****” number indicates the recorded
pixel count, and “***” is the number of
possible shots (displayed up to 999).
Press <0> to set the selected quality.
Image-recording Quality Setting Example
73 only
1+73
1 only
D2+74
* If [–] is set for both RAW and JPEG, 73 will be set.
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3 Setting the Image-recording Quality
Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.)
Pixels
Printing
Size
Approx. 15.1
megapixels (15M)
A3 or larger
Approx. 8.0
megapixels (8M)
A3 - A4
Approx. 3.7
megapixels (3.7M)
A4 or smaller
1
Approx. 15.1
megapixels (15M)
D1
D2
Quality
73
83
JPEG
setting
74
84
76
86
RAW
setting
73
1
RAW & 73
JPEG
settings D1
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File Size Possible Maximum
(MB)
Shots
Burst
5.0
370
60 (90)
2.5
740
150 (740)
3.0
620
110 (620)
1.6
1190
390 (1190)
1.7
1090
330 (1090)
0.9
2040
1050 (2040)
A3 or larger
20.2
91
16 (16)
Approx. 7.1
megapixels (7.1M)
A3 - A4
12.6
140
16 (16)
Approx. 3.8
megapixels (3.8M)
A4 or smaller
9.2
200
19 (19)
Approx. 15.1 megapixels
A3 or larger
20.2+
Approx. 15.1 megapixels
A3 or larger
5.0
72
10 (10)
Approx. 15.1 megapixels
100
10 (10)
120
11 (11)
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A3 or larger
12.6+
Approx. 7.1 megapixels
A3 - A4
5.0
Approx. 15.1 megapixels
A3 or larger
9.2+
D2 Approx. 3.8 megapixels A4 or smaller
5.0
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Figures for the file size, possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous
shooting are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard
Picture Style) using a 2GB card. These figures will vary depending on the
subject, card brand, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Functions, etc.
The maximum burst applies to high-speed continuous shooting. Figures in
parentheses apply to an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 2GB card based on Canon’s
testing standards.
If you select both RAW and JPEG, the same image will be captured in
both types at the selected image-recording quality. The two images will
be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension
JPG for JPEG and CR2 for RAW).
When D1 or D2 is selected, the LCD panel will display D.
The icons are read as follows: 1 (RAW), D1 (Small RAW1),
D2 (Small RAW2), 7 (Fine), 8 (Normal), 3 (Large), 4 (Medium),
and 6 (Small).
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3 Setting the Image-recording Quality
About RAW
The RAW image is the data output by the image sensor and converted
to digital data which is recorded on the card as is. You can select it from
among 1, D1, or D2. “RAW” written in the text will refer to
all three RAW settings: 1, D1, and D2.
With RAW images, you can use the provided software to make various
adjustments as needed. From the RAW image, the software can
develop and produce the adjusted image in the desired type such as
JPEG or TIFF.
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About [8C.Fn II -2: High ISO speed noise reduction] and
RAW or RAW+JPEG images
Although [8C.Fn II -2: High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.176) settings
(Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images, the
images without noise reduction applied are used during image playback (on
the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. (Noise may appear
in the images.)
Confirm the noise reduction effects or print noise-reduced images with
Digital Photo Professional (provided software).
C
Commercial software might not be able to display RAW images. Using the
provided software is recommended.
Maximum Burst During Continuous Shooting
The maximum burst during continuous shooting indicated on the
preceding page is the number of continuous shots that can be taken
without stopping, based on a formatted 2GB card.
The number is displayed in the
viewfinder on the bottom right. If the
maximum burst is 99 or higher, “99” will
be displayed.
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3 Setting the Image-recording Quality
The maximum burst is displayed even when a card is not in the camera.
Make sure that a card is loaded before taking a picture.
The maximum burst for <o> is displayed regardless of the drive mode
setting.
If [8C.Fn II -2: High ISO speed noise reduction] is set to [2: Strong],
the maximum burst will be reduced (p.176).
If the viewfinder displays “99” for the maximum burst, it means the maximum
burst is 99 or higher. If 98 or lower is displayed, the maximum burst is 98 or
lower. If you stop the continuous shooting, the maximum burst will increase.
After all the captured images are written to the card, the maximum burst will
be as listed on page 61.
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i: Setting the ISO SpeedN
Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the
ambient light level. In the Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set
automatically (p.64).
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1
Press the <m> button. (9)
the ISO speed.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <6> dial.
It can be set within ISO 100-3200 in
1/3-stop increments.
When “A” is selected, the ISO speed
will be set automatically (p.64).
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i: Setting the ISO SpeedN
ISO Speed Guide
ISO Speed
Shooting Situation
(No flash)
100 - 200
Sunny outdoors
400 - 800
Overcast skies, evening
1600 - 3200, H1, H2
Dark indoors or night
Flash Range
The higher the ISO speed,
the farther the flash range
will be (p.108).
If [8C.Fn II -3: Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable], the
settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 - 3200 (p.177).
Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may
result in more grainy images. Long exposures can also cause irregular
colors in the image.
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With [8C.Fn I -3: ISO expansion] set to [1: On], “H1” (equivalent to ISO
6400) and “H2” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.174).
About “A” (Auto) ISO Speed
C
If the ISO speed is set to “A”, the actual
ISO speed to be set will be displayed
when you press the shutter button
halfway. As indicated below, the ISO
speed will be set automatically to suit the
shooting mode.
Shooting Mode
ISO Speed Setting
1/3/4/5/6/7/
ISO 100 - 1600
C/d/s/f/8
2
Fixed at ISO 100
a
Fixed at ISO 400
With flash
Fixed at ISO 400*
* If fill flash results in overexposure, ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set.
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain the image effects matching
your photographic expression or the subject.
In the Basic Zone modes (except for C), you cannot select the Picture
Style.
1
Press the <A> button.
When the camera is ready to shoot,
press the <A> button.
X The Picture Style screen will appear.
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a Picture Style.
2 Select
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to select
a Picture Style, then press <0>.
X The Picture Style will take effect and
the camera will be ready to shoot.
You can also use the [2 Picture Style] menu to select the Picture Style.
C
Picture Style Effects
P Standard (C: Standard)
The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. This is a general-purpose
Picture Style suitable for most scenes.
Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones)
For nice skin tones. The image looks softer. Effective for close-ups
of women or children. This Picture Style is also selected
automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.
By changing the [Color tone] (p.67), you can adjust the skin tone.
R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens)
For vivid blues and greens, and very sharp and crisp images.
Effective for impressive landscapes. This Picture Style is also
selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>.
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
S Neutral
This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with
their personal computer. For natural colors and subdued images.
U Faithful
This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with
their personal computer. When the subject is captured under a color
temperature of 5200K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match
the subject’s color. The image is dull and subdued.
V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image)
For black-and-white images.
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Other than with RAW, the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to
color. If you want to later shoot pictures in color, make sure the
[Monochrome] setting has been canceled. When [Monochrome] is
selected, <0> will appear in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
W User Def. 1-3
You can register your own Picture Style settings for [Portrait],
[Landscape], etc (p.69). Any User Defined Picture Style which has not
been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style.
C
About the Symbols
The symbols on the top of the Picture Style selection screen refer to
parameters such as [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. The numerals
indicate the parameter settings, such as [Sharpness] and [Contrast],
for each Picture Style.
Symbols
g
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Sharpness
h
Contrast
i
Saturation
j
Color tone
k
Filter effect (Monochrome)
l
Toning effect (Monochrome)
A Customizing a Picture StyleN
You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters
like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To see the resulting effects, take test
shots. To customize [Monochrome], see the next page.
1 Press the <A> button.
a Picture Style.
2 Select
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to select
a Picture Style, then press the <B>
button.
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a parameter.
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select a
parameter, then press <0>.
the parameter.
4 SetTurn
the <5> dial to adjust the
C
parameter as desired, then press
<0>.
Press the <M> button to save
the adjusted parameter. The Picture
Style selection screen will reappear.
X Any settings different from the default
will be displayed in blue.
Parameter Settings and Effects
g Sharpness
[0] : Less sharp outline
[+7] : Sharp outline
h Contrast
[-4] : Low contrast
[+4] : High contrast
i Saturation
[-4] : Low saturation
[+4] : High saturation
j Color tone
[-4] : Reddish skin tone
[+4] : Yellowish skin tone
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A Customizing a Picture StyleN
By selecting [Default set.] in step 3, you can revert the respective
Picture Style to its default parameter settings.
To shoot with the Picture Style you modified, follow step 2 on the
preceding page to select the modified Picture Style and then shoot.
Monochrome Adjustment
For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in
addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding
page.
kFilter Effect
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With a filter effect applied to a
monochrome image, you can make
white clouds or green trees stand out
more.
Filter
N: None
C
Sample Effects
Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects.
Ye: Yellow The blue sky will look more natural, and the white clouds will look crisper.
Or: Orange The blue sky will look slightly darker. The sunset will look more brilliant.
R: Red
The blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter.
G: Green
Skin tones and lips will look fine. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.
Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced.
lToning Effect
By applying a toning effect, you can
create a monochrome image in that
color. It can make the image look more
impressive.
The following can be selected: [N:None]
[S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple]
[G:Green].
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A Registering a Picture StyleN
You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape], adjust its
parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1], [User Def. 2], or
[User Def. 3]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for
sharpness and contrast are different. You can also adjust the parameters of a
Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.
1 Press the <A> button.
[User Def.].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [User
Def. *], then press the <B> button.
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<0>.
3 Press
With [Picture Style] selected, press
<0>.
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the base Picture Style.
4 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the base
Picture Style, then press <0>.
To adjust the parameters of a Picture
Style which has been registered to the
camera with the provided software,
select the Picture Style here.
a parameter.
5 Select
Select a parameter such as
[Sharpness], then press <0>.
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A Registering a Picture StyleN
the parameter.
6 SetTurn
the <5> dial to adjust the
parameter as desired, then press
<0>.
For details, see “Customizing the
Picture Style” on pages 67-68.
Press the <M> button to register
the new Picture Style. The Picture
Style selection screen will then
reappear.
X The base Picture Style will be
indicated on the right of [User Def. *].
C
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If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *], changing
the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the
registered Picture Style.
To shoot with the registered Picture Style, follow step 2 on the preceding
page to select [User Def. *] and then shoot.
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B: Setting the White BalanceN
White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Normally,
the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>, you can select the white
balance for each light source or set it manually by shooting a white
object. In the Basic Zone modes, <Q> will be set automatically.
1 Press the <n> button. (9)
the white balance.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel, turn
the <5> dial.
Display
Q
Mode
Auto
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Color Temperature (Approx. K: Kelvin)
3000 - 7000
W
Daylight
E
Shade
R
Cloudy, twilight, sunset
6000
Y
Tungsten light
3200
U
White fluorescent light
I
Flash use
C
5200
7000
4000
6000
O
Custom (p.72)
2000 - 10000
P
Color temperature (p.73)
2500 - 10000
About White Balance
To the human eye, a white object looks white regardless of the type of
lighting. With a digital camera, the color temperature is adjusted with
software to make the white areas look white. This adjustment serves as
the basis for the color correction. The result is natural-looking colors in
the pictures.
You can also use the [2 White balance] menu to set the white balance.
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B: Setting the White BalanceN
O
Custom White Balance
Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under
the actual light source to be used.
1
Photograph a white object.
The plain, white object should fill the
spot metering circle.
Focus manually and set the standard
exposure for the white object.
You can set any white balance.
Spot metering circle
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[Custom WB].
2 Select
Under the [2] tab, select [Custom
C
WB], then press <0>.
X The SET screen will appear.
the white balance data.
3 Import
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to select
the image captured in step 1, then
press <0>.
X On the dialog screen which appears,
select [OK] and the data will be
imported.
the <n> button. (9)
4 Press
After exiting the menu, press the
<n> button.
5
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Select the custom white balance.
Look at the LCD panel and turn the
<5> dial to select <O>.
B: Setting the White BalanceN
If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off, a correct white balance
might not be obtained.
If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to
[Monochrome] (p.66), it cannot be selected in step 3.
Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can
produce a more accurate white balance.
The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be
registered under <O>. If you do step 3, the data for the registered
personal white balance will be erased.
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P Setting the Color Temperature
You can set the white balance’s color temperature numerically in Kelvin.
This is for advanced users.
1
C
Select [White balance].
Under the [2] tab, select [White
balance], then press <0>.
the color temperature.
2 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select [P].
Turn the <6> dial to set the color
temperature, then press <0>.
The color temperature can be set
from 2500K to 10000K in 100K
increments.
When setting the color temperature for an artificial light source, set white
balance correction (magenta or green) as necessary.
If you want to set <P> to the reading taken with a commerciallyavailable color temperature meter, take test shots and adjust the setting
to compensate for the difference between the color temperature meter’s
reading and the camera’s color temperature reading.
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3 White Balance CorrectionN
You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment
will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color
temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Each color
can be corrected to one of nine levels.
This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature
conversion or color compensating filters.
White Balance Correction
1
Select [WB SHIFT/BKT].
Under the [2] tab, select [WB
SHIFT/BKT], then press <0>.
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the white balance correction.
2 SetUse
<9> to move the “ ” mark to the
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Sample setting: A2, G1
desired position.
B is for blue, A is amber, M is
magenta, and G is green. The color in
the respective direction will be
corrected.
On the upper right, “SHIFT” indicates
the direction and correction amount.
Pressing the <B> button will
cancel all the [WB SHIFT/BKT]
settings.
Press <0> to exit the setting and
return to the menu.
During the white balance correction, <u> will be displayed in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color
temperature conversion filter. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the
density of a color temperature conversion filter.)
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3 White Balance CorrectionN
White Balance Auto Bracketing
With just one shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded
simultaneously. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance
setting, the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green
bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). White balance
bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.
Set the white balance bracketing amount.
B/A bias ±3 levels
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Bracketing Sequence
In step 2 for white balance correction,
when you turn the <5> dial, the “ ”
mark on the screen will change to “
”
(3 points). Turning the dial to the right
sets the B/A bracketing, and turning it to
the left sets the M/G bracketing.
X On the right side of the screen, “BKT”
indicates the bracketing direction and
the bracketing amount.
Pressing the <B> button will cancel
all the [WB SHIFT/BKT] settings.
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Press <0> to exit the setting and
return to the menu.
The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Standard
white balance, 2. Blue (B) bias, and 3. Amber (A) bias, or 1. Standard
white balance, 2. Magenta (M) bias, 3. Green (G) bias.
During WB bracketing, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be
lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the
normal number. Also, the white balance icon will blink on the LCD panel.
You can also set white balance correction and AEB together with white
balance bracketing. If you set AEB in combination with white balance
bracketing, a total of nine images will be recorded for a single shot.
Since three images are recorded for one shot, the card will take longer to
record the shot.
“BKT” stands for Bracketing.
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3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
Due to the lens characteristics, the four corners of the picture might look
darker. This is called lens light fall-off or drops in peripheral illumination.
This can be corrected. For JPEG images, lens light fall-off is corrected
when the image is captured. For RAW images, it can be corrected with
Digital Photo Professional (provided software).
1
Select [Peripheral illumin.
correct.].
Under the [1] tab, select
[Peripheral illumin. correct.], then
press <0>.
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the screen.
2 Check
On the screen, check that the
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attached lens’ “Correction data
available” is displayed.
If “Correction data not available” is
displayed, see “About the Lens
Correction Data” on the next page.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Enable],
then press <0>.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be displayed with the
corrected peripheral light.
Peripheral illumination correction
Enable
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Disable
3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
About the Lens Correction Data
The camera already contains lens peripheral light correction data for
about 20 lenses. In step 2, if you select [Enable], the peripheral light
correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction
data has been registered in the camera.
With the EOS Utility (provided software), you can check which lenses
have their correction data registered in the camera. You can also
register the correction data for unregistered lenses. For details, see the
Software Instruction Manual (CD-ROM) for EOS Utility.
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For JPEG images already captured, lens peripheral light correction
cannot be applied.
Depending on shooting conditions, noise might appear on the image
periphery.
When using a third-party lens setting the correction to [Disable] is
recommended, even if [Correction data available] is displayed.
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Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is
attached.
If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the
camera, the result will be the same as when the correction is set to
[Disable].
The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum
correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided
software).
If the lens does not have distance information, the correction amount will
be lower.
The higher the ISO speed, the lower the correction amount will be.
The correction might not be noticeable with lenses whose peripheral light
fall-off is minimal.
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3 Creating and Selecting a Folder
You can freely create and select the folder where the captured images
are to be saved.
This is optional since a folder will be created automatically for saving
captured images.
Create a Folder
1
Select [Select folder].
Under the [5] tab, select [Select
folder], then press <0>.
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[Create folder].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [Create
folder], then press <0>.
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a folder.
3 Create
Turn the <5> dial to select [OK],
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then press <0>.
X A new folder with a higher one-up
folder number is created.
3 Creating and Selecting a Folder
Selecting a Folder
Lowest file number
Quantity of images in folder
Folder name
Highest file number
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About Folders
With the Select folder screen
displayed, turn the <5> dial to select
the desired folder, then press <0>.
X The folder where the captured
images will be saved will be selected.
Subsequent captured images will be
recorded into the selected folder.
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As with “100CANON” for example, the folder name starts with three digits
(folder number) followed by five alphanumeric characters. A folder can contain
up to 9999 images (file No. 0001 - 9999). When a folder becomes full, a new
folder with a higher one-up folder number is created automatically. Also, if
manual reset (p.81) is executed, a new folder will be created automatically.
Folders numbered from 100 to 999 can be created.
Creating Folders with a Personal Computer
With the card open on the screen, create a new folder named “DCIM”. Open
the DCIM folder and create as many folders as necessary to save and
organize your images. The folder name must follow the “100ABC_D” format
where the first three digits is 100 - 999 followed by five alphanumeric
characters. The five characters can be a combination of upper- or lower-case
letters from A to Z, numerals, and an underscore “_”. There can be no space in
the folder name. Also, folder names cannot have the same three-digit number
such as “100ABC_D” and “100W_XYZ” even if the letters are different.
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3 File Numbering Methods
The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The captured
images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and
saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned.
The file number will appear on a personal computer in this format:
IMG_0001.JPG.
1
Select [File numbering].
Under the [5] tab, select [File
numbering], then press <0>.
the file numbering method.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
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desired method, then press <0>.
Continuous
Continues the file numbering sequence even after the card is
replaced or a new folder is created.
Even after you replace the card or create a new folder, the file
numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. This is convenient when
you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to
9999 in multiple cards or folders into one folder in your personal
computer.
If the replacement card or existing folder already contains images
recorded previously, the file numbering of the new images might
continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card or
folder. If you want to use continuous file numbering, you should use a
newly-formatted card each time.
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File numbering after
replacing the card
Card-1
Card-1
Card-2
XXX-0051
XXX-0052
Next sequential file
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File numbering after
creating a folder
100
101
XXX-0051
XXX-0052
3 File Numbering Methods
Auto Reset
The file numbering restarts from 0001 each time the card is
replaced or a new folder is created.
Whenever the card is replaced or a new folder created, the file
numbering starts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to organize
images according to cards or folders. If the replacement card or existing
folder already contains images recorded previously, the file numbering
of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing
images in the card or folder. If you want to save images with the file
numbering starting from 0001, use a newly formatted card each time.
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File numbering after
replacing the card
Card-1
XXX-0051
File numbering after
creating a folder
Card-1
Card-2
100-0001
100
101
XXX-0051
XXX-0001
File numbering is reset
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Manual Reset
To reset the file numbering to 0001 or to start from file number
0001 in a new folder
When you reset the file numbering manually, a new folder is created
automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts
from 0001. This is convenient when you want to use different folders for the
images taken yesterday and the ones taken today, for example. After the
manual reset, the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset.
If folder No. 999 is created, [Folder number full] will appear on the LCD
monitor. If that folder contains images reaching file number 9999, shooting will
not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. The LCD monitor will
display a message to replace the card. Replace with a new card.
For both JPEG and RAW images, the file name will start with “IMG_”. The
extension will be “.JPG” for JPEG images and “.CR2” for RAW images.
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3 Setting the Color SpaceN
The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this
camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or
Adobe RGB. For normal shooting, sRGB is recommended.
In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB is set automatically.
1
Select [Color space].
Under the [2] tab, select [Color
space], then press <0>.
the desired color space.
2 SetSelect
[sRGB] or [Adobe RGB], then
press <0>.
About Adobe RGB
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This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other
industrial uses. This setting is not recommended if you do not know
about image processing, Adobe RGB, and Design rule for Camera File
System 2.0 (Exif 2.21). The image will look very subdued in the sRGB
personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 (Exif 2.21). Post-processing of
the image with software will therefore be required.
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If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB, the file
name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore).
The ICC profile is not appended. The ICC profile is explained in the
Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.
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4
Setting the AF and
Drive Modes
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The viewfinder has 9 AF points. By
selecting a suitable AF point, you
can shoot with autofocus while
framing the subject as desired.
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You can also select the AF mode and drive mode best
matching the shooting conditions and subject.
The M icon on the right of the page title indicates that the
respective feature is available only in the Creative Zone
modes (d, s, f, a, 8).
In the Basic Zone modes, the AF mode, AF point selection,
and drive mode are set automatically.
<AF> stands for auto focus. <MF> stands for manual focus.
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f: Selecting the AF ModeN
Select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. In the
Basic Zone modes, the optimum AF mode is set automatically.
1
On the lens, set the focus mode
switch to <AF>.
the Mode Dial to a Creative
2 Set
Zone mode.
3 Press the <o> button. (9)
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the AF mode.
4 Select
While looking at the LCD panel, turn
the <6> dial.
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X: One-Shot AF
9: AI Focus AF
Z: AI Servo AF
One-Shot AF for Still Subjects
Suited for still subjects. When you press the shutter button
halfway, the camera will focus only once.
When focus is achieved, the AF point which achieved focus will flash
in red, and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will
also light.
With evaluative metering, the exposure setting will be set at the
same time focus is achieved.
While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the focus will be
locked. You can then recompose the shot if desired.
In the Creative Zone modes, AF is also possible by pressing the
<p> button.
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f: Selecting the AF ModeN
If focus cannot be achieved, the focus confirmation light <o> in the
viewfinder will blink. If this occurs, a picture cannot be taken even if the
shutter button is pressed completely. Recompose the picture and try to
focus again. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p.88).
If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Off], the beeper will not sound when
focus is achieved.
AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects
This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance
keeps changing. While you hold down the shutter button halfway,
the subject will be focused continuously.
The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.
In the Creative Zone modes, AF is also possible by pressing the
<p> button.
When the AF point selection is automatic (p.86), the camera first
uses the center AF point to focus. During autofocusing, if the subject
moves away from the center AF point, focus tracking continues as
long as the subject is covered by another AF point.
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With AI Servo AF, the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved.
Also, the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.
AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode
AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo
AF automatically if the still subject starts moving.
After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode, if the subject
starts moving, the camera will detect the movement and change the
AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.
When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode
active, the beeper will sound softly. However, the focus confirmation light
<o> in the viewfinder will not light.
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S Selecting the AF PointN
Select one of the nine AF points to autofocus. In the Basic Zone and
<8> modes, automatic AF point selection will take effect
automatically. You cannot select the AF point.
1
Press the <S> button. (9)
X The selected AF point will be
displayed in the viewfinder and on the
LCD panel.
When all AF points light up, automatic
AF point selection will be set.
the AF point.
2 Select
To select an AF point, you can either
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turn the <6> or <5> dial or use
<9>.
Selecting with the Dial
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When you turn the <6> or <5>
dial, the AF point selection will
change in the respective direction.
When all AF points light up, automatic
AF point selection will be set.
Selecting with the Multi-controller
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The AF point selection will change in
the direction you tilt the <9>. If you
keep tilting it in the same direction, it
will toggle between manual and
automatic AF point selection.
S Selecting the AF PointN
When looking at the LCD panel to select the AF point, note the following:
Automatic selection
, center
,
right
, top
If focus cannot be achieved with the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s
AF-assist beam, select the center AF point.
AF-Assist Beam with the Built-in Flash
Under low-light conditions, when you press the shutter button halfway,
the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes. It illuminates the subject to
enable easier autofocusing.
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In the <3>, <5>, and <7> modes, the AF-assist beam does not fire.
The built-in flash’s AF-assist beam is effective up to about 4 meters/13.2
feet.
In the Creative Zone modes when you pop-up the built-in flash with the
<I> button, the AF-assist beam will be fired when necessary.
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Lens’ Maximum Aperture and AF Sensitivity
With lenses whose maximum aperture is larger than f/5.6
With all AF points, cross-type AF sensitive to both vertical and
horizontal lines is possible.
With lenses whose maximum aperture is larger than f/2.8*
With the center AF point, high-precision, cross-type AF sensitive to both
vertical and horizontal lines is possible. The center AF point’s sensitivity
to vertical and horizontal lines is about twice as sensitive as the other
AF points.
The remaining eight AF points will work as cross-type points with lenses
brighter than f/5.6.
* Except with the EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM and EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro lenses.
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When Autofocus Fails
Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o>
blinks) with certain subjects such as the following:
Subjects difficult to focus
Low-contrast subjects
(Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc.)
Subjects in low light
Extremely backlit or reflective subjects
(Example: Car with a reflective body, etc.)
Near and far subjects covered by an AF point
(Example: Animal in a cage, etc.)
Repetitive patterns
(Example: Skyscraper windows, computer keyboards, etc.)
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In such cases, do one of the following:
(1) With One-Shot AF, focus an object at the same distance as the
subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.50).
(2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.
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Manual Focusing
the lens focus mode switch to
1 Set
<MF>.
the subject.
2 Focus
Focus by turning the lens focusing
ring until the subject looks sharp in
the viewfinder.
If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing, the active
AF point and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light
when focus is achieved.
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i Selecting the Drive ModeN
Single and continuous drive modes are provided. In the Basic Zone
modes, the optimum drive mode is set automatically.
1
Press the <o> button. (9)
the drive mode.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel, turn
the <5> dial.
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u : Single shooting
When you press the shutter button completely, one shot will be
taken.
o: High-speed continuous shooting (Max. 6.3 shots per sec.)
i : Low-speed continuous shooting (Max. 3 shots per sec.)
In the o and i modes, the camera will shoot continuously
while you hold down the shutter button completely.
j : Self-timer (10-sec. delay)
l : Self-timer (2-sec. delay)
See the next page for the self-timer operation procedure.
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When the internal buffer memory becomes
full during continuous shooting, “buSY” will
be displayed on the LCD panel and in the
Maximum burst
viewfinder and shooting will be disabled
temporarily. As the captured images are recorded to the card, you will be
able to shoot more images. Press the shutter button halfway to check in
the viewfinder’s bottom right for the current maximum burst. This is the
maximum number of shots that can be taken continuously.
If “FuLL CF” is displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel, wait
until the access lamp stops blinking, then replace the card.
When the battery level is low, the continuous shooting speed will be
slightly slower.
In the AI Servo AF mode, the continuous shooting speed may become
slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used.
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j Self-timer Operation
Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture. The <j> (10
sec. timer) can be used in all shooting modes.
1 Press the <o> button. (9)
the self-timer.
2 Select
Look at the LCD panel and turn the
<5> dial.
j : 10-sec. self-timer
l : 2-sec. self-timerN
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the picture.
3 TakeFocus
the subject and press the
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shutter button completely.
X You can check the self-timer
operation with the self-timer lamp,
beeper, and countdown display (in
seconds) on the LCD panel.
X Two seconds before the picture is
taken, the self-timer lamp will stay on
and the beeper will sound faster.
After taking self-timer shots, you should check the image for proper focus
and exposure (p.132).
If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter
button, attach the eyepiece cover (p.105). If stray light enters the
viewfinder when you press the shutter button, it may throw off the
exposure.
When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself, use focus lock (p.50) for
an object at about the same distance as where you will be.
To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the <o> button.
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Advanced Operations
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With the Creative Zone
modes, you can set the
desired shutter speed or
aperture to obtain the result
you want. You take control of
the camera.
The M icon on the right of the page title indicates that the
respective feature is available only in the Creative Zone
modes (d, s, f, a, 8).
After you press the shutter button halfway and let go, the
LCD panel and viewfinder information will remain displayed
for about 4 sec. (0).
To see what settings can be set in the Creative Zone
modes, see “Function Availability Table” (p.196).
First set the power switch to <J>.
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d: Program AE
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture to suit
the subject’s brightness. This is called Program AE.
* <d> stands for Program.
* AE stands for Auto Exposure.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <d>.
the subject.
2 Focus
Look through the viewfinder and aim
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the selected AF point over the
subject. Then press the shutter button
halfway.
X The AF point which achieves focus
flashes in red, and the focus
confirmation light <o> in the
viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with
One Shot AF + automatic AF point
selection).
X The shutter speed and aperture will
be set automatically and displayed in
the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
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the shutter speed and
3 Check
aperture display.
A correct exposure will be obtained
as long as the shutter speed and
aperture display do not blink.
the picture.
4 TakeCompose
the shot and press the
shutter button completely.
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d: Program AE
If the “30"” shutter speed and the maximum aperture
blink, it indicates underexposure.
Increase the ISO speed or use flash.
If the “8000” shutter speed and the minimum aperture
blink, it indicates overexposure.
Lower the ISO speed or use an ND filter (sold
separately) to reduce the amount of light entering the
lens.
Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto)
With <1>, many functions such the AF mode, drive mode, and built-in
flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. The functions you can
set are limited. With <d>, only the shutter speed and aperture are set
automatically. You can freely set the AF mode, drive mode, built-in flash,
and other functions.
About Program Shift
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In the Program AE mode, you can freely change the shutter speed and
aperture combination (Program) set by the camera while maintaining the
same exposure. This is called Program shift.
To do this, press the shutter button down halfway, then turn the <6>
dial until the desired shutter speed or aperture value is displayed.
Program shift is canceled automatically after the picture is taken.
Program shift cannot be used with flash.
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s: Shutter-Priority AE
In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically
sets the aperture to obtain the correct exposure matching the
brightness of the subject. This is called shutter-priority AE. A faster
shutter speed can freeze the action or moving subject. Or a slower
shutter speed can create a blurred effect, giving the impression of
motion.
* <s> stands for Time value.
Frozen action
(Fast shutter speed)
1
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Blurred motion
(Slow shutter speed)
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
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the desired shutter speed.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel, turn
the <6> dial.
the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The aperture is set automatically.
4
Check the viewfinder display and
shoot.
As long as the aperture is not
blinking, the exposure will be correct.
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s: Shutter-Priority AE
If the maximum aperture blinks, it indicates
underexposure.
Turn the <6> dial to set a slower shutter speed until
the aperture stops blinking or set a higher ISO speed.
If the minimum aperture blinks, it indicates
overexposure.
Turn the <6> dial to set a faster shutter speed until
the aperture stops blinking or set a lower ISO speed.
Shutter Speed Display
The shutter speeds from “8000” to “4” indicate the denominator of the
fractional shutter speed. For example, “125” indicates 1/125 sec. Also, “0"5”
indicates 0.5 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec.
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f: Aperture-Priority AE
In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter
speed automatically to obtain the correct exposure suiting the subject
brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. A higher f/number (smaller
aperture hole) will make more of the foreground and background fall within
acceptable focus. On the other hand, a lower f/number (larger aperture hole)
will make less of the foreground and background fall within acceptable focus.
* <f> stands for Aperture value (aperture opening).
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Blurred background
(With a large aperture opening)
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Sharp foreground and background
(With a small aperture opening)
Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
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the desired aperture.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel, turn
the <6> dial.
the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The shutter speed is set
automatically.
the viewfinder display and
4 Check
shoot.
As long as the shutter speed is not
blinking, the exposure will be correct.
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f: Aperture-Priority AE
If the “30"” shutter speed blinks, it indicates
underexposure.
Turn the <6> dial to set a larger aperture (smaller
f/number) until the blinking stops or set a higher ISO
speed.
If the “8000” shutter speed blinks, it indicates
overexposure.
Turn the <6> dial to set a smaller aperture (larger
f/number) until the blinking stops or set a lower ISO
speed.
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Aperture Display
The larger the f/number, the smaller the aperture opening will be. The
apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. If no lens is attached to
the camera, “00” will be displayed for the aperture.
Depth-of-Field PreviewN
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Press the depth-of-field preview button
to stop down to the current aperture
setting. You can check the depth of field
(range of acceptable focus) through the
viewfinder.
A higher f/number will make more of the foreground and background fall
within acceptable focus. However, the viewfinder will look darker.
If the depth of field is difficult to discern, hold down the depth-of-field
preview button while turning the <6> dial.
The exposure will be locked (AE lock) while the depth-of-field preview
button is pressed.
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a: Manual Exposure
In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. To
determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the
viewfinder or use a commercially-available handheld exposure meter.
This method is called manual exposure.
* <a> stands for Manual.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
the shutter speed and
2 Set
aperture.
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To set the shutter speed, turn the
<6> dial.
To set the aperture, set the power
switch to <J>, and turn the <5>
dial.
Standard exposure index
Exposure level mark
the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway.
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X The exposure setting will be
displayed in the viewfinder and on the
LCD panel.
The exposure level mark <s> lets you
see how far you are from the
standard exposure level.
the exposure.
4 SetCheck
the exposure level and set the
desired shutter speed and aperture.
5 Take the picture.
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8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE
Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically.
All the AF points will function to detect the subject, and the aperture
required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically.
* <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. This mode sets the depth of field
automatically.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <8>.
the subject.
2 Focus
Aim the AF points over the subjects
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and press the shutter button halfway
(0).
All the subjects covered by the AF
points flashing in red will be in focus.
3 Take the picture.
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If the “30"” shutter speed blinks, it indicates that the subject is too dark.
Increase the ISO speed.
If the “8000” shutter speed blinks, it indicates that the subject is too
bright. Decrease the ISO speed.
If the aperture blinks, it indicates that the exposure level is correct but the
desired depth of field cannot be obtained. Either use a wide-angle lens or
move farther away from the subjects.
If the camera sets a slow shutter speed, hold the camera steady or use a
tripod.
If you use flash, the result will be the same as using <d> with flash.
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q Selecting the Metering ModeN
The metering mode is the method of measuring the brightness of the
subject. In the Basic Zone modes, evaluative metering is set
automatically.
1
Press the <n> button. (9)
the metering mode.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel, turn
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the <6> dial.
q Evaluative metering
This is an all-around metering mode suited for
portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera
sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene.
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w Partial metering
Effective when the background is much brighter than
the subject due to backlighting, etc. Partial metering
covers about 9% of the viewfinder area at the center.
r Spot metering
This is for metering a specific part of the subject or
scene. The metering is weighted at the center
covering about 3.8% of the viewfinder area.
e Center-weighted average metering
The metering is weighted at the center and then
averaged for the entire scene.
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Setting Exposure CompensationN
Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure set by
the camera. You can make the image look brighter (increased
exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). You can set the exposure
compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
1
Turn the Mode Dial to any
Creative Zone mode except <a>.
the exposure level
2 Check
indicator.
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Press the shutter button halfway and
check the exposure level indicator.
Increased exposure for a
brighter image
the exposure compensation
3 Set
amount.
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Decreased exposure for a
darker image
Set the power switch to <J>, and
while looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <5> dial.
Turn the <5> dial while pressing the
shutter button halfway or within (0)
after pressing the shutter button
halfway.
To cancel the exposure
compensation, set the exposure
compensation amount back to <E>.
4 Take the picture.
The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you
set the power switch to <2>.
Take care not to turn the <5> dial and change the exposure compensation
inadvertently. To prevent this, set the power switch to <1>.
The exposure compensation can also be set with [2 Expo. comp./
AEB] menu (p.102).
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3 Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N
By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera
brackets the exposure up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three
successive shots. This is called AEB.
1
Select [Expo. comp./AEB].
Under the [2] tab, select [Expo.
comp./AEB], then press <0>.
the AEB amount.
2 SetTurn
the <6> dial to set the AEB
AEB amount
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amount.
You can set the exposure compensation
amount with the <5> dial. If AEB is
combined with exposure compensation,
AEB will be applied centering on the
exposure compensation amount.
Press <0> to set the amount.
X When you exit the menu, <h> and the AEB
level will be displayed on the LCD panel.
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3 TakeFocustheandpicture.
press the shutter button
Canceling AEB
completely. The three bracketed shots will
be taken in this sequence: Standard,
decreased, and increased exposure.
Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.
AEB will be canceled automatically when you set the power switch
to <2> or when the flash is ready to fire.
If the drive mode is set to <u>, you must press the shutter button three
times. When <o> or <i> is set and you hold down the shutter button
completely, the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously. Then
the camera will stop shooting. When <j> or <l> is set, the three
bracketed shots will be taken after a 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.
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A AE LockN
Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure
metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure
setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure, then recompose and take
the shot. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects.
1
Focus the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The exposure setting will be
displayed.
the <A> button. (0)
2 Press
X The <A> icon lights in the viewfinder
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to indicate that the exposure setting is
locked (AE lock).
Each time you press the <A> button,
it locks the current auto exposure
setting.
and take the picture.
3 Recompose
If you want to maintain the AE lock
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while taking more shots, hold down
the <A> button and press the shutter
button to take another shot.
AE Lock Effects
Metering Mode
(p.100)
q*
wre
AF Point Selection Method
Automatic Selection
Manual Selection
AE lock is applied at the AF
AE lock is applied at the
point that achieved focus.
selected AF point.
AE lock is applied at the center AF point.
* When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>, AE lock is applied at the
center AF point.
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Bulb Exposures
When bulb is set, the shutter stays open while you hold down the shutter
button completely, and closes when you let go of the shutter button. This is
called bulb exposure. Use bulb exposures for night scenes, fireworks, the
heavens, and other subjects requiring long exposures.
1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
the shutter speed to “buLb.”
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel, turn
the <6> dial to select “buLb.”
The next setting after “30" ” is “buLb.”
Elapsed exposure time
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the desired aperture and
3 Set
shoot.
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To set the aperture, set the power switch
to <J>, and turn the <5> dial.
While you hold down the shutter
button, the exposure will continue.
X The elapsed exposure time (sec.) will be
indicated on the LCD panel by the same
indicator used for the shots remaining.
Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual, the image might
look rough or grainy.
When [8C.Fn II -1: Long exp. noise reduction] is set to [1: Auto] or
[2: On], noise generated by the bulb exposure can be reduced (p.176).
For bulb exposures, using the Remote Switch RS-80N3 or Timer Remote
Controller TC-80N3 (both sold separately) is recommended.
U LCD Panel Illumination
Each time you press the <U> button,
the LCD panel illumination will turn on or
off (9). During a bulb exposure,
pressing the shutter button completely
will turn off the LCD panel illumination.
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Bulb Exposures
Using the Eyepiece Cover
If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder, light entering the
eyepiece can throw off the exposure. To prevent this, use the eyepiece
cover (p.23) attached to the camera strap.
1
Remove the eyecup.
Push the bottom of the eyecup
upward.
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the eyepiece cover.
2 Attaching
Slide the eyepiece cover down into
the eyepiece groove to attach it.
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Connecting the Remote Switch
You can connect the Remote Switch RS-80N3 or Timer Remote
Controller TC-80N3 (both sold separately) or any EOS accessory
equipped with an N3-type terminal to the camera and shoot with it.
To operate the accessory, refer to its instruction manual.
1 Open the terminal cover.
the plug to the remote
2 Connect
control terminal.
Connect the plug as shown in the
illustration.
To disconnect the plug, grasp the
plug’s silver part and pull out.
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Mirror LockupN
Although using the self-timer or Remote Switch can prevent camera
shake, using mirror lockup to prevent camera vibrations can also help
when you use a super telephoto lens or shoot close ups.
When [8C.Fn III -6: Mirror lockup] is set to [1: Enable] (p.180),
shooting with mirror lockup will be possible.
1 Focus the subject, press the shutter button completely
and release it.
X The mirror will swing up.
2 Press the shutter button completely again.
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X The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down.
In very bright light such as at the beach or ski slope on a sunny day, take
the picture promptly after mirror lockup.
Do not point the camera toward the sun. The sun’s heat can scorch and
damage the shutter curtains.
If you use bulb exposures, the self-timer, and mirror lockup in
combination, keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer
delay time + bulb exposure time). If you let go of the shutter button
during the 10-sec./2-sec. self-timer countdown, there will be a shutterrelease sound. This is not the actual shutter release (no picture is taken).
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When [1: Enable] is set, single shooting will take effect even if the drive
mode is set to continuous.
When the self-timer is set to <j> or <l>, the picture will be taken
after 10 sec. or 2 sec. respectively.
The mirror locks up, and after 30 seconds, it will go back down
automatically. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the
mirror again.
For mirror lockup shots, using the Remote Switch RS-80N3 or Timer
Remote Controller TC-80N3 (both sold separately) is recommended.
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Using the Built-in Flash
E-TTL II autoflash obtains high-precision and consistent flash shots.
Using the Built-in Flash in the Basic Zone
If necessary, the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light
or backlit conditions. (except in <3> <5> <7> modes)
Using the Built-in Flash in the Creative Zone
Regardless of the light level, you can press the <D> button to pop-up
and fire the built-in flash whenever desired. If the built-in flash has
popped up, you can push it back down with your fingers.
d
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: For fully automatic flash photography. The shutter speed (1/
250 sec. - 1/60 sec.) and aperture are set automatically.
s : Enables you to set the desired shutter speed (1/ 250 sec. 30 sec.). The flash exposure will be set automatically to match
the aperture that was set automatically.
f : Enables you to set the desired aperture. The flash exposure
will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. The
shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/250 sec. 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness.
In low light, the main subject is exposed with the automatic
flash, and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed
set automatically. Both the subject and background look
properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).
With slow shutter speeds, using a tripod is recommended.
If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used, set
[8C.Fn I -7: Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/250-1/
60sec. auto] or [2: 1/250sec. (fixed)] (p.175).
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a
: You can set both the shutter speed (1/250 sec. - 30 sec.,
bulb) and aperture. The flash exposure will be set
automatically to match the aperture that was set. The
background exposure will vary depending on the shutter speed
and aperture.
8 : The flash result will be the same as the <d> mode.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Effective Range of Built-in Flash
Aperture
[Approx. meters/feet]
ISO Speed
100
200
400
800
1600
3200
H1: 6400 H2: 12800
f/3.5
3.7 / 12.1 5.3 / 17.4
7.4 / 24.3 10.5 / 34.4 14.9 / 48.9 21.0 / 68.9
29.7 / 97.4
42.0 / 137.8
f/4
3.3 / 10.8 4.6 / 15.1
6.5 / 21.3 9.2 / 30.2 13.0 / 42.7 18.4 / 60.4
26.0 / 85.3
36.8 / 120.7
2.3 / 7.5
4.6 / 15.1 6.6 / 21.7
18.6 / 61.0
26.3 / 86.3
f/5.6
3.3 / 10.8
9.3 / 30.5 13.1 / 43.0
For close subjects, the subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away
when using flash.
Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the subject.
If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject, the
bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. If you
use a telephoto lens or a fast lens and the flash is still partially
obstructed, use an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately).
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3 Using Red-eye Reduction
Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can
reduce red eye. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode
except <3> <7> <5>.
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Under the [1] tab, select [Red-eye
On/Off], then press <0>. Select
[On], then press <0>.
For flash photography, when you
press the shutter button halfway, the
red-eye reduction lamp will light. Then
when you press the shutter button
completely, the picture will be taken.
The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at
the red-eye reduction lamp, when the room is well lit, or when you go
closer to the subject.
When you press the shutter button halfway, the viewfinder
display on the bottom will gradually turn off. For best
results, take the picture after this display turns off.
The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.
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Using the Built-in Flash
y Flash Exposure CompensationN
In the same way as normal exposure compensation, you can set exposure compensation
for flash. You can set flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
1
Increased exposure
Press the <m> button. (9)
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the exposure compensation amount.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <5> dial.
To cancel the flash exposure
compensation, set the flash exposure
compensation amount back to <E>.
Decreased exposure
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When you press the shutter button
halfway, the <y> icon will be displayed
in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
3 Take the picture.
If [8C.Fn II -4: Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.177) has been enabled,
the effect of the exposure compensation and flash exposure
compensation might be minimized. Set it to [3: Disable] if you want to
obtain the best results of the exposure compensation setting.
If you set flash exposure compensation with both the EX-series Speedlite and
camera, the Speedlite’s flash exposure compensation setting will override the
camera’s. If you set EX-series Speedlite’s flash exposure compensation with the
Speedlite, any flash exposure compensation set with the camera will be overridden.
The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you
set the power switch to <2>.
The procedure is the same when using an EX-series Speedlite. The
Speedlite’s flash exposure compensation can be set with the camera.
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Using the Built-in Flash
A FE LockN
FE (flash exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure
reading for any part of a subject.
1
Press the <D> button to pop-up
the built-in flash.
Press the shutter button halfway and
look in the viewfinder to check that
the <D> icon is lit.
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2 Focus the subject.
the <A> button. (8)
3 Press
Aim the viewfinder center over the subject
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where you want to lock the flash
exposure, then press the <A> button.
X The flash will fire a preflash and the
required flash output is calculated
and retained in memory.
X In the viewfinder, “FEL” is displayed
for a moment and <d> will light.
Each time you press the <A> button, a
preflash is fired and the required flash output
is calculated and retained in memory.
the picture.
4 TakeCompose
the shot and press the
shutter button completely.
X The flash is fired to take the picture.
If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash, the
<D> icon will blink. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4.
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3 Flash ControlN
The built-in flash and an external Speedlite can also be set with the
menu. The menu for the external Speedlite will be applicable only to
EX-series Speedlites whose functions can be set with the camera.
Select [Flash control].
Under the [7] tab, select [Flash
control], then press <0>.
X The flash control screen will appear.
About [Flash firing]
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Normally, set this to [Enable].
If [Disable] is set, both the built-in
flash and external Speedlite will
not fire. This is useful when you only
want to use the AF-assist beam.
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About [Built-in flash func. setting]
[Flash mode] cannot be selected.
[Flash exp. comp] can be set as
explained on page 109.
Set [E-TTL II] as explained on the
next page.
Shutter sync.
Normally, set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately
after the exposure starts.
If [2nd curtain] is set, the flash will fire right before the exposure
ends. When this is combined with a slow sync speed, you can create
a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. With 2nd curtain
sync, two flashes will be fired, once when you press the shutter
button completely, and once immediately before the exposure ends.
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3 Flash ControlN
E-TTL II
For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative].
If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered
scene as with an external metering flash. Flash exposure compensation may
be necessary depending on the scene, so this setting is for advanced users.
Setting an External Speedlite
Select either [External flash func. setting] or [External flash C.Fn setting].
For details on which external Speedlite settings the camera can set, see the
compatible EX-series (such as the 430EX II) Speedlite’s instruction manual.
Attach the Speedlite to the camera and turn it on.
1
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External flash func. setting
External flash C.Fn setting
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Select either [External flash func.
setting] or [External flash C.Fn
setting].
Turn the <5> dial to select the item,
then press <0>.
Settings which cannot be set will be
dimmed.
the external flash function
2 Set
settings.
Select a flash function and set it as
desired. The procedure is the same
as setting a menu function.
On the flash function settings screen,
the settable items or current settings
displayed differ depending on the
current flash mode settings or flash
Custom Function settings.
If you press the <B> button to clear
the Speedlite settings, both the
external Speedlite and built-in flash
settings will be cleared.
External Speedlites
EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlites
Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.
When an EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera, almost all the
autoflash control is done by the camera. In other words, it is like a highoutput flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.
For detailed instructions, see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction
manual. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of
EX-series Speedlites.
Shoe-mount Speedlites
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Macro Lites
With an EX-series Speedlite not controllable by the camera, only [Flash
exp. comp] and [E-TTL II] can be settable for [External flash func.
setting] (p.111).
(For some EX-series Speedlites, [Shutter sync.] can also be settable.)
When the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the flash’s
Custom Function, the flash will fire at full output only.
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Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series
With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in the TTL or A-TTL
autoflash mode, the flash can be fired at full output only. Set the
camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f>
(aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before
shooting.
When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode, shoot in the
manual flash mode.
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External Speedlites
Using Non-Canon Flash Units
Sync Speed
The camera can synchronize with non-Canon compact flash units at
1/250 sec. and slower speeds. With large studio flash units, since the
flash duration is longer, set the sync speed within 1/60 sec. to 1/30 sec.
Be sure to test the flash synchronization before shooting.
PC Terminal
The camera’s PC terminal can be
used with flash units having a sync
cord. The PC terminal is threaded to
prevent inadvertent disconnection.
The camera’s PC terminal has no
polarity. You can connect any sync
cord regardless of its polarity.
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Cautions for Live View shooting
When using a non-Canon flash unit for Live View shooting, set the [6
Live View function settings] menu’s [Silent shoot.] to [Disable]. The
flash will not fire if it is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
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If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to
another camera brand, the camera may not operate properly and
malfunction may result.
Do not connect to the camera’s PC terminal any flash unit requiring 250
V or more.
Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. It might
not fire.
A flash unit attached to the camera’s hot shoe and a flash unit connected to
the PC terminal can both be used at the same time.
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Live View Shooting
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You can shoot while viewing the picture on the camera’s
LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting.”
Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do
not move.
If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the
LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images.
Using a tripod is recommended.
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About Remote Live View Shooting
With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your personal
computer, you can connect the camera to the personal computer
and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen instead of
the camera’s viewfinder. For details, see the Software Instruction
Manual in the CD-ROM.
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Preparing for Live View ShootingN
Set the camera for Live View shooting.
1
Set the shooting mode.
Set the shooting mode to a Creative
Zone mode.
Live View shooting does not work
in Basic Zone modes.
[Live View function
2 Select
settings].
Under the [6] tab, select [Live View
function settings], then press <0>.
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[Live View shoot.].
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [Live
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View shoot.], then press <0>.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Enable],
then press <0>.
other functions.
4 SetIf any
necessary, set the following
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functions. Refer to the respective
page for details.
• Exposure simulation (p.117)
• Grid display (p.119)
• Silent shooting (p.128)
• Metering timer (p.119)
• AF mode (p.121)
Preparing for Live View ShootingN
the Live View image.
5 Display
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
Press the <A> button again to turn
off the LCD monitor and return to
normal shooting.
About [Exposure simulation]
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Exposure simulation displays and simulates how the brightness of the
actual image will look. The [Disable] and [Enable] settings are
explained below:
Disable
The image is displayed at the standard brightness to make the Live
View image easy to see.
Enable
The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the
actual image you capture. If you set exposure compensation, the
image brightness will change accordingly.
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During Live View shooting, do not point the camera toward the sun. The
sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.
Notes for using Live View shooting are on pages 129-130.
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ShootingN
1
Use AF to focus.
Press the <p> button.
X The camera will focus with the current
AF mode (p.121).
the picture.
2 TakePress
the shutter button completely.
X The picture will be taken and the
captured image is displayed on the
LCD monitor.
X After the image review ends, the
camera will return to Live View
shooting automatically.
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Operations During Live View Display
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As with normal shooting through the viewfinder, while the Live View
image is displayed, you can still use the camera buttons to change
settings and playback images.
When you press the <o> or <m> button, you can display
and change the settings on the LCD monitor. During Live View
shooting, the metering mode will be set to evaluative metering
regardless of the current metering mode setting.
To check the depth of field, press the depth-of-field preview button.
The image brightness displayed will be close to the actual brightness
of the resulting image.
During continuous shooting, the exposure set for the first shot will
also be applied to subsequent shots.
Using <8> will be the same as using <d>.
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ShootingN
Pressing the <M> button will display the menu screen so you
can set menu functions. Press the <M> button again to return
to the Live View image. If you select [2 Dust Delete Data], [6
Sensor cleaning], [7 Clear settings], or [7 Firmware Ver.], the
Live View shooting will be terminated.
Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. number of shots]
Temperature
Shooting Conditions
No Flash
50% Flash Use
180
170
140
130
At 23°C / 73°F
At 0°C / 32°F
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The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A and
CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
Continuous Live View shooting is possible for about 1 hours at 23°C/73°F (with
fully-charged BP-511A).
Using AF will decrease the number of possible shots.
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The image’s field of view is about 100%.
If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period, the power will turn
off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.44). If [5 Auto
power off] is set to [Off], the Live View shooting will stop automatically
after 30 min. (camera power remains on).
A grid can be displayed. With the [6 Live View function settings]
menu’s [Grid display], you can set either [Grid 1 ] or [Grid 2 ].
With the [6 Live View function settings] menu’s [Metering timer], you
can change how long the AE lock’s setting is to be retained.
When you take a picture with flash, the shutter will sound like it took two
shots. However, only one shot will be taken.
With the video cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately), you can
display the Live View image on a TV (p.141-142).
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ShootingN
About the Information Display
Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will
change.
Histogram
AF point
(Quick mode)
Live View exposure simulation
Picture Style
AF mode
Drive mode
White balance
Image-recording quality
Shutter speed
Aperture
Exposure level
AEB range
Magnifying frame
AEB
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Flash exposure compensation
About the <E> icon
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FEB
Flash-ready
AE lock
Battery check
Highlight tone priority
ISO speed
Shots remaining
If Live View shooting is done under direct sunlight or other high-temperature
environments, the <E> icon (warning for the camera’s high internal
temperature) may appear on the screen. If Live View shooting continues with
a high internal temperature, it may degrade image quality. You should
therefore stop Live View shooting if the warning icon appears.
If you use a hard disk-type card and Live View shooting continues while the
<E> warning icon is displayed, the camera’s internal temperature will
further increase and the Live View shooting will stop automatically. Live View
shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.
The histogram and <g> icon are displayed when [Exposure
simulation] has been set to [Enable] (p.117). If <g> is blinking, it
indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable
brightness due to low or bright light conditions. However, the captured
image will reflect the exposure setting.
If flash is used or bulb is set, the <g> icon and histogram will be
grayed out (for your reference). The histogram might not be properly
displayed in low light or bright light conditions.
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Using AF to FocusN
Selecting the AF Mode
Three AF modes are provided: [Quick mode], [Live mode] (p.123),
and [Liveu mode] (face detection) (p.124). If you want to achieve
precise focusing, magnify the image and focus manually (p.127).
Select the AF mode.
Under [6 Live View function
settings], select [AF mode].
While the Live View image is
displayed, if you press the <o>
button, you can also select the AF
mode with the <6> dial.
Quick mode
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The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode
(p.84) in the same way (AF method on p.84, 86) as with viewfinder
shooting.
Although you can focus the desired area quickly, the Live View image
will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.
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AF point
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
The small box in the screen is the AF
point, and the larger box is the
magnifying frame (p.120).
Magnifying frame
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the AF point.
2 Select
Press the <o > button, then
use <9> to select the AF point.
If you keep tilting <9> in the same
direction, it will toggle between
manual and automatic AF point
selection.
the subject.
3 Focus
Aim the AF point over the subject,
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and hold down the <p> button.
X The Live View image will turn off, the
reflex mirror will go back down, and
AF will be executed.
X When focus is achieved, the beeper
will sound and the Live View image
will reappear.
The AF point used to focus will be
displayed in red.
the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button to take the
picture (p.118).
You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture only
while the Live View image is displayed.
Autofocus will not work with the release button on the Remote Switch
RS-80N3 and Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (both sold separately).
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Live Mode
The image sensor is used to focus. Although AF is possible with the
Live View image displayed, the AF operation will take longer than
with Quick mode. Also, achieving focus may be more difficult than with
Quick mode.
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AF point
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
The AF point < > will appear.
You can use <9> to move the AF
point to where you want to focus (it
cannot go to the edges of the picture).
If you press <9> straight down, the
AF point will return to the center.
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Display the Live View image.
Focus the subject.
Aim the AF point over the subject,
and hold down the <p> button.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
X If focus is not achieved, the AF point
will turn red.
the picture.
3 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button to take the
picture (p.118).
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Liveu (Face Detection) Mode
With the same AF method as with the Live mode, the human face is
detected and focused. Have the person face the camera.
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
When a face is detected, the <p> frame
will appear over the face to be focused.
If multiple faces are detected, <q> will
be displayed. Use the <9> to move
the <q> frame over the target face.
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the subject.
2 Focus
Press the <p> button to focus
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the face covered by the <p> frame.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point will
turn green and the beeper will sound.
X If focus is not achieved, the AF point
will turn red.
If a face cannot be detected, the < > AF
point will be fixed to the center for
focusing.
the picture.
3 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button to take the
picture (p.118).
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The face-detecting AF point might cover only part of the face.
An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.
Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the
picture, too bright or too dark, titled horizontally or diagonally, or partially
hidden.
When you press <9> straight down, it will switch to the Live mode (p.123).
You can tilt the <9> to switch to another AF point. If you press <9>
straight down again, it will switch back to Liveu (face detection) mode.
Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the
picture, the <p> will be grayed out. Then when you press the <p>
button, the center AF point < > will be used to focus.
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AF operation
It will take a slightly longer time to focus.
Even when focus has been achieved, pressing the <p> button
will focus again.
The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation.
If the image flickers, making it difficult to focus, stop and resume the Live
View shooting under the actual light source to be used. Check that the
flickering has stopped, then autofocus.
If you press the <u> button in the Live mode, the AF point area will
be magnified. If it is difficult to focus in the magnified view, return to
the normal view and autofocus. Note that the AF speed may differ
between the normal and magnified views.
If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify
the image, the focus might be off.
In the Liveu mode, pressing the <u> button will not magnify the
image.
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The AF-assist beam will not be emitted.
Autofocus will not work with the release button on the Remote Switch
RS-80N3 and Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (both sold separately).
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Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult:
Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color surfaces.
Subjects in low light.
Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the
horizontal direction.
Under a light source whose brightness, color, or pattern keeps
changing.
Night scenes or points of light.
Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers.
Extremely small subjects.
Subjects strongly reflecting light.
The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an
animal in a cage).
Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep
still due to camera shake or subject blur.
A subject approaching or moving away from the camera.
Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus.
Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.
A special effects filter is used.
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Focusing ManuallyN
Magnify the image and focus manually.
1
Set the lens focus mode switch to
<MF>.
Turn the lens focusing ring to focus
roughly.
the magnifying frame to the
2 Move
position where you want to focus.
Use <9> to move the magnifying
frame.
If you press <9> straight down, it
will return to the image center.
Magnifying frame
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the image.
3 Magnify
Press the <u> button.
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X The image within the magnifying
frame will be magnified.
Each time you press the <u> button,
the view will change as follows:
5x
10x
Normal view
manually.
4 Focus
While looking at the magnified image,
AE lock
Magnified area position
Magnification
turn the lens focusing ring to focus.
After achieving focus, press the <u>
button to return to the normal view.
5 Take the picture.
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Silent ShootingN
Instructions for setting the [6 Live View
function settings] menu’s [Silent shoot.]
are explained below.
Mode 1
The shooting operation noise is quieter than the normal shooting.
Continuous shooting is also possible. High-speed continuous
shooting will be approx. 5.8 fps.
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Mode 2
When you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will be
taken. While you keep holding down the shutter button, the camera
operation will be suspended. Then when you return to the shutter
button’s halfway position, the camera operation will resume and the
shooting sound will occur only then. By delaying the shooting sound,
the disturbance can be minimized. Even if continuous shooting is
set, only a single shot can be taken in this mode.
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Disable
If you use a TS-E lens to make vertical shift movements or use an
Extension Tube, be sure to set this to [Disable]. Setting it to [Mode
1] or [Mode 2] will result in incorrect or irregular exposures.
When you press the shutter button completely, the shutter will sound
like it took two shots. However, only one shot will be taken.
If you use flash, the [Disable] operation will take effect even if you had
set it to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
When using a non-Canon flash unit, set it to [Disable]. (The flash will not
fire if [Mode 1] or [Mode 2] is set.)
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Notes about the Live View image
Under low light or bright light conditions, the Live View image might not
reflect the brightness of the captured image.
If the light source within the image changes, the screen might flicker. If
this happens, stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual
light source to be used.
If you point the camera in a different direction, it might throw off the Live
View image’s correct brightness momentarily. Wait until the brightness
level stabilizes before shooting.
If there is a very bright light source in the picture, such as the sun, the
bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. However, the actual
captured image will correctly show the bright area.
In low light, if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting,
chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. However, the
chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image.
When you magnify the image, the image sharpness may look more
pronounced than it really is.
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Notes about the shooting results
When you use Live View shooting for a long period, the camera’s internal
temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Terminate
Live View shooting when not shooting images. Before taking a long
exposure, stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes
before shooting.
High temperatures, high ISO speeds, or long exposures may cause
noise or irregular colors in the image captured with Live View shooting.
If you take the picture while the image is magnified, the exposure might
not come out as desired. Return to the normal view before taking the
picture. During the magnified view, the shutter speed and aperture will be
displayed in red.
Even if you take the picture during magnified view, the captured image
will show the normal view.
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Notes about Custom Functions
Live View shooting will disable some Custom Function settings (p.173).
If [8C.Fn II -4: Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.177) is not set to [3:
Disable], the image will look bright even if a decreased exposure
compensation has been set.
Notes about lenses and flash
The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used.
FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or external Speedlite is
used. Modeling flash is not possible when external Speedlite is used.
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Image Playback
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This chapter explains how to playback and erase
images, how to display images on a TV screen, and
other playback-related functions.
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About images taken with another camera:
The camera might not be able to properly display images captured
with a different camera or edited with a personal computer or whose
file name was changed.
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x Image Playback
Single Image Display
1
Playback the image.
Press the <x> button.
X The last captured image or last image
viewed will appear.
the image.
2 Select
To playback images starting with the
last image, turn the <5> dial
counterclockwise. To playback
images starting with the first captured
image, turn the dial clockwise.
Press the <B> button to change
the display format.
Single image display
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Histogram display
Shooting information display
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Single image display +
Image-recording quality
the image playback.
3 ExitPress
the <x> button to exit the
image playback and return the
camera to shooting ready.
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x Image Playback
B Shooting Information Display
Protect
Exposure compensation amount
AF Microadjustment
Folder number - File number
Flash exposure
compensation amount
Aperture
Shutter speed
Card
Histogram
(Brightness/RGB)
Metering mode
ISO speed
Shooting mode
Highlight tone priority
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Picture Style and
settings
Color temperature if
<P> is set
Image-recording
quality
Color space
Date and time
Playback number/
Total images
recorded
White balance
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White balance correction
Original decision (image
verification) data appended
File size
* When you shoot in the RAW+JPEG mode, the JPEG image file size will be
displayed.
About the Highlight Alert
When the [4 Highlight alert] menu is set to [Enable], overexposed
highlight areas will blink. To obtain more image detail in the
overexposed areas, set the exposure compensation to a negative
amount and shoot again.
About the AF Point Display
When the [4 AF point disp.] menu is set to [Enable], the AF point
which achieved focus will be displayed in red. If automatic AF point
selection was used, multiple AF points might be displayed in red.
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x Image Playback
About the Histogram
The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level
distribution and overall brightness. And the RGB histogram display
is for checking the color saturation and gradation. The display can
be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu.
[Brightness] Display
Sample Histograms
This histogram is a graph showing the
distribution of the image’s brightness level. The
horizontal axis indicates the brightness level
Dark image
(darker on the left and brighter on the right),
while the vertical axis indicates how many
pixels exist for each brightness level. The more
pixels there are toward the left, the darker the
Normal brightness
image. And the more pixels there are toward the
right, the brighter the image. If there are too
many pixels on the left, the shadow detail will be
Bright image
lost. And if there are too many pixels on the
right, the highlight detail will be lost. The
gradation in-between will be reproduced. By checking the image and
its brightness histogram, you can see the exposure level inclination
and the overall tone reproduction.
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[RGB] Display
This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s
brightness level of each primary color (RGB or red, green, and blue).
The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the
left and brighter on the right), while the vertical axis indicates how
many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The more pixels
there are toward the left, the darker and less prominent the color. And
the more pixels there are toward the right, the brighter and denser the
color. If there are too many pixels on the left, the respective color
information will be lacking. And if there are too many pixels on the
right, the color will be too saturated with no detail. By checking the
image’s RGB histogram, you can see the color’s saturation and
gradation condition and white balance inclination.
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x Searching for Images Quickly
H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display)
Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine
images on one screen.
1
Î
Turn on the index display.
During image playback, press the
<I> button.
X The 4-image index display will
appear. The currently-selected image
will be highlighted in a blue frame.
Press the <I> button again to
switch to the 9-image index display.
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the image.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to move the blue
frame to select the image.
Press the <u> button to display the
selected image in the normal view.
(9 images → 4 images → 1 image)
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x Searching for Images Quickly
I Jump through Images (Jump display)
With the single image display, index display, and magnified view, you
can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images.
1
Select the jump method.
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With the [4 Image jump w/6]
menu’s [1 image/10 images/100
images/Screen/Date/Folder] option,
you can set the desired jump method.
With the index display, you can jump
by a single screen by selecting
[Screen].
If you want to jump by date, select
[Date]. To jump by folder, select
[Folder].
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2 Browse
During image playback, turn the
Jump method
Image location
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<6> dial.
X The jump display will proceed
according to the selected jump
method.
X On the bottom right, the jump method
and current image location are
indicated.
u/y Magnified View
You can magnify the image by 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor.
1
Magnified area position
Magnify the image.
During image playback, press the
<u> button.
X The image will be magnified.
To increase the magnification, hold
down the <u> button. The image will
continue to be magnified until it
reaches the maximum magnification.
Press the <I> button to reduce
the magnification. If you hold down
the button, the image will continue to
reduce to the single image display.
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around the image.
2 Scroll
Use <9> to scroll around the
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magnified image.
To exit the magnified display, press
the <x> button and the singleimage display will return.
During the magnified view, you can turn the <5> (or <6>) dial to view
another image at the same magnification and position (the display jumps
according to the selected jump method).
Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after
the image is taken.
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b Rotating the Image
You can rotate the image to the desired orientation.
1
Select [Rotate].
Under the [3] tab, select [Rotate],
then press <0>.
the image.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
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image to be rotated.
You can also select an image on the
index display.
the image.
3 Rotate
Each time you press <0>, the
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image will rotate clockwise as follows:
90° → 270° → 0°
To rotate another image, repeat steps
2 and 3.
To exit and return to the menu, press
the <M> button.
If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p.146) before taking
vertical shots, you need not rotate the image as described above.
If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during
image playback, set the [5Auto rotate] menu to [OnzD].
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3 Auto Playback (Slide Show)
You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show.
1
Quantity of images for playback
Select [Slide show].
Under the [4] tab, select [Slide
show], then press <0>.
X The slide show setting screen
appears.
the images to be played
2 Select
back.
Turn the <5> dial to select the item,
then press <0>.
Turn the <5> dial to select the
desired playback images, then press
<0>.
Item
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Playback Images
jAll images
All the images in the card will be played back.
nFolder
Images in the selected folder will be played back.
iDate
Images taken on the selected shooting date will be played
back.
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Selecting the [Folder] and [Date]
Turn the <5> dial to select the
[nFolder] or [iDate].
When <z > is displayed
brightly, press the <B> button.
Turn the <5> dial to select the folder
or date, then press <0>.
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3 Auto Playback (Slide Show)
the Play time and Repeat
3 Set
options.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Set up],
then press <0>.
Set the [Play time] and [Repeat]
options, then press the <M>
button.
[Play time]
[Repeat]
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4 StartTurnthetheslide
<5> dial to select [Start],
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then press <0>
X After [Loading image...] is displayed
for a few seconds, the slide show will
start.
To pause the slide show, press <0>.
During pause, [ ] will be displayed
on the upper left of the image. Press
<0> again to resume the slide
show.
slide show.
5 QuitTo the
quit the slide show and return to
the setting screen, press the
<M> button.
During pause, you can turn the <5> dial to view another image.
During the slide show, auto power off will not work.
The display time may vary depending on the image.
To view the slide show on a TV set, see page 141.
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Viewing the Images on TV
You can also view the images on a TV set. Turn off the camera and the
television before connecting them.
* Depending on the TV monitor, part of the image might be cut off.
Viewing on Non-HD (Hi-Definition) TV Sets
1
Connect the provided video cable
to the camera.
Connect the video cable to the
camera’s <VIDEO OUT> terminal.
Insert the cable plug all the way in.
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AUDIO
(Yellow)
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the video cable to the TV
2 Connect
set.
Connect the video cable to the TV’s
video IN terminal.
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VIDEO
on the TV and switch the
3 Turn
TV’s video input to select the
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connected terminal.
the camera’s power switch to
4 Set
<1>.
the <x> button.
5 Press
X The image will appear on the TV
screen. (Nothing will be displayed on
the camera’s LCD monitor.)
If the video system format does not match the TV’s, the images will not
be displayed properly. Set the proper video system format with [6 Video
system].
Do not use any video cable other than the one provided. Images might
not be displayed if you use a different video cable.
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Viewing the Images on TV
Viewing on HD (Hi-Definition) TV Sets
The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required.
1
Connect the HDMI cable to the
camera.
Connect the HDMI cable to the
camera’s <D> terminal.
With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo
facing the front of the camera, insert it into
the camera’s <D> terminal.
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the HDMI cable to the TV
2 Connect
set.
Connect the HDMI cable to the TV’s
HDMI IN port.
on the TV and switch the
3 Turn
TV’s video input to select the
connected port.
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the camera’s power switch to
4 Set
<1>.
the <x> button.
5 Press
X The image will appear on the TV
screen. (Nothing will be displayed on
the camera’s LCD monitor.)
The images will be displayed
automatically at the TV’s optimum
resolution.
Do not connect any other device to the camera’s <D>
terminal. Doing so may cause malfunction.
Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. In such a
case, use the provided video cable to connect to the TV.
The camera’s <VIDEO OUT> terminal and <D> terminal
cannot be used at the same time.
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K Protecting Images
Protecting the image prevents it from being erased accidentally.
1
Image protect icon
Select [Protect images].
Under the [3] tab, select [Protect
images], then press <0>.
X The protect setting screen will
appear.
the image and protect it.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
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image to be protected, then press
<0>.
X When an image is protected, the
<K> icon will appear on the screen.
To cancel the image protection, press
<0> again. The <K> icon will
disappear.
To protect another image, repeat step
2.
To exit the image protection, press
the <M> button. The menu will
reappear.
If you format the card (p.43), the protected images will also be erased.
Once an image is protected, it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase
function. To erase a protected image, you must first cancel the
protection.
If you erase all the images (p.144), only the protected images will
remain. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images
all at once.
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L Erasing Images
You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in
one batch. Protected images (p.143) will not be erased.
Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure
you no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent
important images from being erased accidentally, protect it.
Erasing a Single Image
1 Playback the image to be erased.
the <L> button.
2 Press
The erase menu will appear at the
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3
Erase the image.
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X Select [Erase], then press <0>. The
image displayed will be erased.
3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch
By checkmarking the images to be erased, you can erase multiple
images at one time. On the [3 Erase images] menu, select [Select
and erase images]. By pressing the <I> button, you can switch to
a three-image display on the screen. With <0>, checkmark <X> the
images to be erased. Then press the <L> button.
3 Erasing All Images in a Folder or Card
You can erase all the images in a folder or card at one time. When the
[3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images in folder] or [All images
on card], all the images in the folder or card will be erased.
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Changing Image Playback Settings
3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to
read.
1
Select [LCD brightness].
Under the [6] tab, select [LCD
brightness], then press <0>.
the brightness.
2 Adjust
While referring to the gray chart, turn
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the <5> dial, then press <0>.
You can also display the [LCD
brightness] screen with the <B>
button.
To check the image’s exposure, you should look at the histogram (p.134).
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3 Setting the Image Review Time
You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor
immediately after capture. To keep the image displayed, set [Hold]. To
not have the image displayed, set [Off].
1
Select [Review time].
Under the [1] tab, select [Review
time], then press <0>.
the desired time.
2 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the
setting, then press <0>.
If [Hold] is set, the image will be displayed until the auto power off time
elapses.
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Changing Image Playback Settings
3 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images
Vertical images are rotated automatically so they
are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD
monitor and personal computer instead of
horizontally. The setting of this feature can be
changed.
1
Select [Auto rotate].
Under the [5] tab, select [Auto
rotate], then press <0>.
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the auto rotate.
2 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the
setting, then press <0>.
OnzD
The vertical image is automatically rotated on both the camera’s
LCD monitor and on the personal computer.
OnD
The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the personal
computer.
Off
The vertical image is not rotated.
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Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while Auto rotate was
[Off]. They will not rotate even if you later switch it to [On] for playback.
Immediately after image capture, the vertical image will not be
automatically rotated for the image review.
If the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down, the
image might not rotate automatically for playback.
If the vertical image is not automatically rotated on the personal
computer screen, it means the software you are using is unable to rotate
the image. Using the provided software is recommended.
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Sensor Cleaning
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The camera has a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit attached
to the image sensor’s front layer (low-pass filter) to
shake off dust automatically.
The Dust Delete Data can also be appended to the
image so that the dust spots remaining can be erased
automatically by Digital Photo Professional (provided
software).
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Minimizing Dust
When changing lenses, do it in a place with minimal dust.
When storing the camera without a lens attached, be sure to
attach the body cap to the camera.
Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.
Even while the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is operating, you can
press the shutter button halfway to interrupt the cleaning and start
shooting immediately.
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3 Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1/J> or <2>, the Self
Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on
the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not be aware of this
operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as
well as disable it.
Cleaning the Sensor Now
1
Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor
cleaning], then press <0>.
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[Clean nowf].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [Clean
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nowf], then press <0>.
Select [OK], then press <0>.
X The screen will indicate that the
sensor is being cleaned. Although
there will be a shutter sound, a
picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is
placed on a table or other surface at a perpendicular angle.
Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that
much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Cleaning
nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.
Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable].
X The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the
power switch to <1/J> or <2>.
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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust
that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust
still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image to later
erase the dust spots. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo
Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.
Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.).
Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer.
Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity
(∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens
and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.
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Obtain the Dust Delete Data
1
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Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [2] tab, select [Dust
Delete Data], then press <0>.
[OK].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [OK],
then press <0>. After the automatic
sensor cleaning ends, a message will
appear. Although there will be a
shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
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a solid-white object.
3 Photograph
At a distance of 20 cm - 30 cm / 0.7 ft. 1.0 ft., fill the viewfinder with a
patternless, solid-white object and take a
picture.
X The picture will be taken in the
aperture-priority AE mode with an
aperture of f/22.
Since the image will not be saved, the
data can still be obtained even if there
is no card in the camera.
X When the picture is taken, the camera will
start obtaining the Dust Delete Data.
When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a
message will appear.
Select [OK], and the menu will reappear.
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If the data was not obtained
successfully, a message to that effect
will appear. Follow the “Preparation”
procedure on the preceding page, then
select [OK]. Take the picture again.
About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG
and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you
should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again.
To erase dust spots automatically with the bundled software, see the
Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.
The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly
affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the
paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and
affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.
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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can
be removed manually with a blower, etc.
The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the
sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon
Service Center is recommended.
Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.
1
Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor
cleaning], then press <0>.
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[Clean manually].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [Clean
manually], then press <0>.
C
[OK].
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select [OK],
then press <0>.
X In a moment, the mirror will lockup
and the shutter will open.
“CLEA n” will blink on the LCD panel.
4 EndSetthethecleaning.
power switch to <2>.
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (sold
separately) is recommended.
If you use the battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If a battery grip with
size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be
possible.
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3 Manual Sensor CleaningN
While cleaning the sensor, never do any of the following. Doing any
of the following will cut off the power and close the shutter. The
shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged.
• Setting the power switch to <2>.
• Opening the battery compartment cover.
• Opening the card slot cover.
The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. Clean the sensor
with care.
Use a plain blower without any brush attached. A brush can scratch the
sensor.
Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. If
the power is turned off, the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or
reflex mirror might get damaged.
Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. The blowing force can
damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor.
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9
Printing Images and Transferring
Images to a Computer
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Printing (p.154)
You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print
out the images in the card. The camera is compatible with
“wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.
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Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.163)
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print
images recorded in the card according to your printing
instructions such as the image selection, quantity to print,
etc. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the
print order to a photofinisher.
Transferring Images to a Personal Computer (p.167)
By connecting the camera to a personal computer, you can
transfer images from the camera’s card by operating the
camera.
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Preparing to Print
You do the direct printing procedure entirely with your camera
while you look at the LCD monitor.
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
1
Set the camera’s power switch to
<2>.
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the printer.
2 SetForupdetails,
see the printer’s
instruction manual.
the camera to the
3 Connect
printer.
C
Use the interface cable that came
with the camera.
When connecting the cable plug to
the camera’s <D> terminal, the
cable plug’s <D> icon must face the
front side of the camera.
To connect to the printer, refer to the
printer’s instruction manual.
4 Turn on the printer.
the camera’s power switch to
5 Set
<1>.
X Some printers may make a beeping
sound.
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wPictBridge
the image.
6 Playback
Press the <x> button.
X The image will appear, and the <w>
icon will appear on the upper left to
indicate that the camera is connected
to a printer.
X The <l> button lamp will light in
blue.
C
Y
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The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct
or Bubble Jet Direct.
When connecting the camera to the printer, do not use any cable other
than the interface cable provided.
If there is a long beeping sound in step 5, it indicates a problem with the
printer. To find out what’s wrong, do the following:
1. Press the <x> button to playback the image.
2. Press <0>.
3. On the print setting screen, select [Print].
The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p.162).
You can also print RAW images taken by this camera.
If you use the battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged.
With a fully-charged battery, printing up to about 3 hours is possible.
Before disconnecting the cable, turn off the camera and printer first. Hold
the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.
For direct printing, using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (sold separately) to
power the camera is recommended.
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The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the
printer. Some settings might not be available. For details, see the
printer’s instruction manual.
Printer-connected icon
1
Select the image to be printed.
Check that the <w> icon is
displayed on the upper left of the LCD
monitor.
Turn the <5> dial to select the
image to be printed.
<0>.
2 Press
X The print setting screen will appear.
Print setting screen
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Sets the printing effects (p.158).
Sets the date or file number imprinting to on
or off.
Sets the quantity to be printed.
C
Sets the trimming (p.161).
Sets the paper size, type, and layout.
Returns to step 1.
Starts the printing.
The paper size, type, and layout you have set will be displayed.
* Depending on the printer, settings such as the date and file number
imprinting and trimming might not be available.
[Paper settings].
3 Select
Select [Paper settings], then press
<0>.
X The paper settings screen will
appear.
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QSetting the Paper Size
Select the size of the paper loaded in
the printer, then press <0>.
X The paper type screen will appear.
YSetting the Paper Type
Select the type of the paper loaded in
the printer, then press <0>.
When using a Canon printer and
Canon paper, read the printer’s
instruction manual to check what
paper types can be used.
X The page layout screen will appear.
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USetting the Page Layout
C
Select the page layout, then press
<0>.
X The print setting screen will reappear.
Bordered
The print will have white borders along the edges.
Borderless
The print will have no white borders. If your printer cannot print
borderless prints, the print will have borders.
Borderedc
The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on
9x13cm and larger prints.
xx-up
Option to print 2, 4, 8, 9, 16, or 20 images on one sheet.
20-upc
35-upp
On A4 or Letter size paper, 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images
ordered through DPOF (p.163) will be printed.
• [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted.
Default
The page layout will vary depending on the printer type or its
settings.
* From the Exif data, the camera name, lens name, shooting mode, shutter speed,
aperture, exposure compensation amount, ISO speed, white balance, etc., will be
imprinted.
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effects.
4 SetSettheasprinting
necessary. If you need not set
any printing effects, go to step 5.
The screen display may differ
depending on the printer.
Select the option on the upper right,
then press <0>. Select the desired
printing effect, then press <0>.
If the <e> icon is displayed next to
<z>, you can also adjust the
printing effect (p.160).
Item
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Description
EOn
The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard
colors. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic
corrections.
EOff
No automatic correction will be performed.
EVivid
The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce
more vivid blues and greens.
ENR
The image noise is reduced before printing.
0 B/W
Prints in black-and-white with true blacks.
0 Cool tone
Prints in black-and-white with cool, bluish blacks.
C
0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm, yellowish blacks.
Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. No
zNatural
automatic color adjustments will be applied.
zNatural M
The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural”
setting. However, this setting enables finer printing
adjustments than with “Natural.”
EDefault
The printing will differ depending on the printer. For details,
see the printer’s instruction manual.
* When you change the printing effects, it is reflected in the image displayed on
the upper left. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the
displayed image which is only an approximation. This also applies to
[Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 160.
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wPrinting
the date and file number
5 Set
imprinting.
Set as necessary.
Select <I>, then press <0>.
Set as desired, then press <0>.
of copies.
6 SetSettheasnumber
necessary.
Select <R>, then press <0>.
Set the number of copies, then press
<0>.
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printing.
7 StartSelect
[Print], then press <0>.
X The <l> button’s blue lamp will
blink and the printing will start.
C
With Easy printing, you can print another image with the same settings.
Just select the image and press the <l> button lit in blue. With Easy
printing, the number of copies will always be 1. Also, any trimming will
not be applied.
For details on trimming, see page 161.
The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the
printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. See
the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.
Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality, it may
take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print].
If image tilt correction (p.161) has been applied, it will take longer to print
the image.
To stop the printing, press <0> while [Stop] is displayed, then select
[OK].
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e Adjustment of Printing Effects
In step 4 on page 158, select the printing
effect. When the <e> icon is displayed
next to <z>, press the <B>
button. You can then adjust the printing
effect. What can be adjusted or what is
displayed will depend on the selection
made in step 4.
Brightness
The image brightness can be adjusted.
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Adjust levels
When you select [Manual], you can change
the histogram’s distribution and adjust the
image’s brightness and contrast.
With the Adjust levels screen displayed, press
the <B> button to change the position of
the <h>. Turn the <5> dial to freely adjust
the shadow level (0 - 127) or highlight level
(128 - 255).
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kBrightener
Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look
dark. When [On] is set, the face will be brightened for printing.
Red-eye corr.
Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. When [On]
is set, the red eye will be corrected for printing.
The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.] effects will not show up on the
screen.
When you select [Detail set.], you can adjust the [Contrast],
[Saturation], [Color tone], and [Color balance]. To adjust the [Color
balance], use <9>. B is for blue, A is amber, M is magenta, and G is
green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.
If you select [Clear all], all the printing effect settings will be reverted to
the default.
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Trimming the Image
Tilt correction
You can crop the image and print only
the trimmed portion as if the image was
recomposed. Do the trimming right
before printing. If you set the trimming
and then set the print settings, you may
have to set the trimming again.
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1 On the print setting screen, select [Trimming].
2 Set the trimming frame size, position, and proportion.
The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The trimming frame’s
vertical-to-horizontal proportion can be changed with [Paper settings].
Changing the trimming frame size
When you press the <u> or <I> button, the size of the
trimming frame will change. The smaller the trimming frame, the
larger the image magnification will be for the printing.
Moving the trimming frame
Use <9> to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. Move
the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area or composition.
Rotating the frame
Each time you press the <B> button, the trimming frame will toggle
between the vertical and horizontal orientations. This enables you to
create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image.
Image tilt correction
By turning the <5> dial, you can adjust the image tilt angle by
±10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments. When you adjust the
image tilt, the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue.
C
3 Press <0> to exit the trimming.
X The print setting screen will reappear.
You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the
print setting screen.
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Depending on the printer, the trimmed image area might not be printed
as you specified.
The smaller you make the trimming frame, the grainier the picture will
look on the print.
While trimming the image, look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look
at the image on a TV screen, the trimming frame might not be displayed
accurately.
Handling Printer Errors
If you resolve a printer error (no ink, no paper, etc.) and select [Continue] to
resume printing but it does not resume, operate the buttons on the printer to
resume printing. For details, see the printer’s instruction manual.
Error Messages
Y
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If a problem occurs during printing, an error message will appear on the
camera’s LCD monitor. Press <0> to stop printing. After fixing the
problem, resume printing. For details on how to fix a printing problem, refer
to the printer’s instruction manual.
Paper Error
Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer.
Ink Error
Check the printer’s ink level, and check the waste ink tank.
Hardware Error
Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems.
File Error
The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Images taken with a
different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.
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Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
You can set the print type, date imprinting, and file No. imprinting. The
print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot
be set individually for each image.)
Setting the Printing Options
1
Select [Print order].
X Under the [3] tab, select [Print
order], then press <0>.
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[Set up].
2 Select
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
C
as desired.
3 SetSetthetheoption
[Print type], [Date], and [File
[Print type]
No.].
Select the option, then press <0>.
Select the desired setting, then press
<0>.
[Date]
[File No.]
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Print type
Date
File number
K
Standard
Prints one image on one sheet.
L
Index
Multiple, thumbnail images are printed on
one sheet.
K
L
Both
Prints both the standard and index prints.
On
Off
On
Off
[On] imprints the recorded date on the print.
[On] imprints the file No. on the print.
4
Y
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Exit the setting.
Press the <7> button.
X The print order screen will reappear.
Next, select [Sel.Image], [Byn], or
[All image] to order the images to be
printed.
C
Even if [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On], the date or file No. might not
be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model.
When printing with DPOF, you must use the card whose print order
specifications have been set. It will not work if you just extract images
from the card and try to print them.
Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able
to print the images as you specified. If this happens with your printer,
refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Or check with your photofinisher
about compatibility when ordering prints.
Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a
different camera and then try to specify a print order. The print order may
not work or may be overwritten. Also, depending on the image type, the
print order may not be possible.
Print ordering will not work with RAW images.
With [Index] prints, both the [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On]
at the same time.
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Print Ordering
Sel.Image
Select and order images one by one.
Press the <I> button to display the
three-image view. To return to the singleimage display, press the <u> button.
After completing the print order, press
the <M> button to save the print
order to the card.
Quantity
Total images selected
Check mark
C
Index icon
[Standard] [Both]
Press <0> and a print order for 1 copy
of the displayed image will be placed.
Then turn the <5> dial to set the
number of copies (up to 99) to be printed
for that image.
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[Index]
Press <0>, and the displayed image
will be included in the index print. The
<X> icon will also appear on the upper
left.
Byn
Select [Byn] and select the folder. A print order for 1 copy of all the
images in the folder will be placed. If you select Clear all and a
folder, the print order for all the images in the folder will be canceled.
All image
A print order for 1 copy of all the images in the card will be placed. If
you select Clear all, the print order for all the images in the card will
be canceled.
Note that RAW images will not be included in the print order even if you
set “All image.”
When using a PictBridge printer, print no more than 400 images for one print
order. If you specify more than this, all the images might not be printed.
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Direct Printing with DPOF
With a PictBridge printer, you can easily
print images with DPOF.
1
Preparing to print.
See page 154.
Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5.
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2 Under the [3] tab, select [Print order].
3 Select [Print].
[Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the
printer and printing is possible.
4 Set the [Paper settings]. (p.156)
Set the printing effects (p.158) if necessary.
5 Select [OK].
C
Before printing, be sure to set the paper size.
Certain printers cannot imprint the file No.
If [Bordered] is set, the date might be imprinted on the border,
depending on the printer.
Depending on the printer, the date might look light if it is imprinted on a
bright background or on the border.
Under [Adjust levels], [Manual] cannot be selected.
If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining
images, select [Resume]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop
the printing and any of the following occurs:
• Before resuming, you changed the print order or erased any images selected for the
print order. For index printing, you changed the paper settings before resuming the
printing. Or the card’s remaining capacity was low when the printing was stopped.
If a problem occurs during printing, see page 162.
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d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer
By connecting the camera to a personal computer, you can transfer
images from the camera’s card by operating the camera. This feature is
called direct image transfer.
Before connecting the camera to a personal computer, be sure
to install the provided software (EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk
on CD-ROM) in the personal computer.
For instructions to install the provided software, see the separate
sheet, CD-ROM Guide.
Preparation for Image Transfer
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1
C
Connect the camera to the
personal computer.
Turn off the camera’s power switch
before connecting it.
Use the interface cable that came
with the camera.
When connecting the cable plug to
the camera’s <D> terminal, the
cable plug’s <D> icon must face the
front side of the camera.
Connect the plug on other end of the
cable to the personal computer’s
USB port.
the camera’s power switch to
2 Set
<1>.
When the program selection screen
appears on the personal computer,
select [EOS Utility].
X The [EOS Utility] screen will appear
on the computer, and the direct image
transfer screen will appear on the
camera’s LCD monitor.
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Shooting will be disabled while the direct transfer screen is displayed.
If the [EOS Utility] screen does not appear, see Software Instruction
Manual in the CD-ROM.
Before disconnecting the cable, turn off the camera. Pull out the cable by
grasping the plug (instead of the cord).
Transferring Images to a Personal Computer
The images sent to the personal computer will be saved in the [My
Pictures] folder or [Pictures] folder in subfolders organized according
to shooting date.
All images
Y
P
O
This is to transfer all the images in the
card to the personal computer.
Select [All Images], then press the
<l> button.
X The <l> button’s blue lamp will
blink and the image transfer will start.
X When the image transfer is
completed, the lamp will stay on.
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Options other than [All Images] are explained below. To start the image
transfer, press the <l> button.
New images
Images which have not yet been transferred to the personal
computer will be selected by the camera automatically and
transferred.
Transfer order images
You select the images and they are transferred to the personal
computer in a batch. To select the images, see page 170.
Select & transfer
Y
P
O
You select the images individually to be
transferred. To exit, press the <M>
button.
Wallpaper
The image you select and transfer will appear as the personal
computer’s wallpaper. To exit, press the <M> button.
C
If you press <0> instead of the <l> button, a confirmation dialog
will appear. Select [OK], then press <0> to start the transfer.
RAW images cannot be transferred as wallpaper.
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3 Selecting the Images to be Transferred
Under the [3] tab, you can use
[Transfer order] to select the images to
be transferred to a personal computer.
When you select [Transfer order
images] on page 169, you can transfer
the images set by the transfer order.
Sel.Image
Select and order images one by one. Press
<0> to include the displayed image in the
transfer order. The <X> icon will also appear
on the upper left. After completing the
transfer order, press the <M> button to
save the transfer order to the card.
Y
P
O
Byn
Select [Byn] and select the folder. All the images in the folder will then
be included in the transfer order. If you select Clear all and a folder, the
transfer order for all the images in the folder will be canceled.
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All image
When you select All image, all the images in the card will be
included in the transfer order. If you select Clear all, the transfer
order for all the images in the card will be canceled.
Do not put into the camera any images whose transfer order was set by a
different camera and then try to specify another transfer order. The images
in the transfer order might all be overwritten. Also, depending on the image
type, the transfer order may not be possible.
For the transfer order, if you select an image captured in the RAW+JPEG
mode, it will be counted as one image. During the direct image transfer, both
the RAW and JPEG images will be transferred to the personal computer.
If you want to transfer more than 999 images in one batch, select [All
images] on the direct transfer screen (p.168).
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Customizing the
Camera
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P
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With Custom Functions, you can change the camera
functions according to your preference. Also, the
current camera settings can be saved under the Mode
Dial’s <w> and <x> positions.
The functions explained in this chapter apply to
Creative Zone modes.
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3 Setting Custom FunctionsN
1
Select [8].
Turn the <6> dial to select the [8]
tab.
the group.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select C.Fn I IV, then press <0>.
Custom Function No.
the Custom Function
3 Select
number.
Turn the <5> dial to select the
Custom Function No., then press
<0>.
4
C
Y
P
O
Change the setting as desired.
Turn the <5> dial to select the
setting (number), then press <0>.
Repeat steps 2 to 4 if you want to set
other Custom Functions.
At the bottom of the screen, the
current Custom Function settings are
indicated below the respective
numbers.
the setting.
5 ExitPress
the <M> button.
X The screen for step 2 will reappear.
Clearing All Custom Functions
In step 2, select [Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)] to clear all the
Custom Function settings.
Even after all the Custom Functions are cleared, the setting for [8C.Fn IV 5: Focusing Screen] will remain intact.
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C.Fn I: Exposure
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Exposure level increments
ISO speed setting increments
ISO expansion
Bracketing auto cancel
Bracketing sequence
Safety shift
Flash sync. speed in Av mode
p.174
p.175
C.Fn II: Image
1
2
3
4
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction
Highlight tone priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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Lens drive when AF impossible
Lens AF stop button function
AF point selection method
Superimposed display
AF-assist beam firing
Mirror lockup
AF Microadjustment
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p.176
p.177
p.178
p.179
p.180
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Shutter button/AF-ON button
AF-ON/AE lock button switch
Assign SET button
Dial direction during Tv/Av
Focusing screen
Add original decision data
Assign FUNC. button
p.181
p.182
p.183
p.184
The Custom Functions whose numbers are shaded do not function during
Live View shooting. (Settings are disabled.) With C.Fn III -2, only 2 and 5 will
be effective.
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C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn I -1
Exposure level increments
0: 1/3-stop
1: 1/2-stop
Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure
compensation, AEB, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the
exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
panel as shown below.
C.Fn I -2
0: 1/3-stop
1: 1-stop
C.Fn I -3
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ISO speed setting increments
ISO expansion
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0: Off
1: On
“H1” (equivalent to ISO 6400) and “H2” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be
selectable for the ISO speed.
C.Fn I -4
Bracketing auto cancel
0: On
The AEB and WB-BKT settings will be canceled if you set the power
switch to <2> or clear the camera settings. AEB will also be
canceled when the flash is ready to fire.
1: Off
The AEB and WB-BKT settings will be retained even when the power
switch is set to <2>. (When the flash is ready, AEB will be canceled.
However, the AEB amount will be retained in memory.)
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C.Fn I -5
Bracketing sequence
The AEB shooting sequence and white balance bracketing sequence can
be changed.
0: 0, -, +
1: -, 0, +
WB Bracketing
B/A Direction
M/G Direction
0 : Standard exposure 0 : Standard white balance 0 : Standard white balance
- : Decreased exposure - : More blue
- : More magenta
+ : Increased exposure + : More amber
+ : More green
AEB
C.Fn I -6
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Safety shift
0: Disable
1: Enable (Tv/Av)
This works in the shutter-priority AE (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av)
modes. When the subject’s brightness changes erratically and the
correct autoexposure cannot be obtained, the camera will change the
exposure setting automatically to obtain a correct exposure.
C.Fn I -7
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Flash sync. speed in Av mode
0: Auto
1: 1/250-1/60 sec. auto
With aperture-priority AE for flash shots, set this when you want to
minimize camera shake. (For night scenes and dark backgrounds, the
subject’s background will come out dark.)
2: 1/250 sec. (fixed)
With aperture-priority AE for flash shots, set this when you use a
telephoto lens and want to minimize camera shake. (For night scenes
and dark backgrounds, the subject’s background will come out darker
than for setting 1.)
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C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn II -1
Long exposure noise reduction
0: Off
1: Auto
For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed
automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto]
setting is effective in most cases.
2: On
Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The
[On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or
reduced with the [Auto] setting.
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After the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same
amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until
the noise reduction process is completed.
With setting 2, if a long exposure is made during Live View shooting, the
LCD monitor will not display anything (no Live View image display) while
noise reduction is applied.
C.Fn II -2
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High ISO speed noise reduction
Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is
applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At
low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change
the setting to suit the noise level.
0: Standard
1: Low
2: Strong
3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will decrease.
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C.Fn II -3
Highlight tone priority
0: Disable
1: Enable
Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the
standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays
and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, noise in the shadow areas may be slightly more than usual.
With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 3200.
Also, <A> (dynamic range) will be displayed on the LCD panel and in the
viewfinder.
C.Fn II -4
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Auto Lighting Optimizer
If the images comes out dark or the contrast is
low, the brightness and contrast are corrected
automatically. Change the setting as desired. In
the Basic Zone modes, [Standard] is set
automatically.
For RAW images, you can apply the settings
made with Digital Photo Professional (bundled
software).
0: Standard
1: Low
2: Strong
3: Disable
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This will not work if manual exposure has been set.
Depending on the shooting conditions, the noise may increase.
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C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn III -1
Lens drive when AF impossible
If autofocus is executed, but focus cannot be achieved, the camera can
either keep trying to focus or stop.
0: Focus search on
1: Focus search off
Prevents the camera from becoming grossly out of focus as it attempts
to focus again. Especially convenient with super telephoto lenses which
can become extremely out of focus.
C.Fn III -2
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Lens AF stop button function
* The AF stop button is provided only on super telephoto IS lenses.
0: AF stop
1: AF start
AF operates only while the button is pressed. While the button is
pressed, AF operation with the camera is disabled.
2: AE lock
When the button is pressed, AE lock is applied. Convenient when you
want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture.
3: AF point: M 9 Auto/Auto 9 center
In the manual AF point selection mode, the button instantly switches to
automatic AF point selection only while you hold it down. This is
convenient in the AI Servo AF mode when you can no longer track the
subject with the manually-selected AF point. In the automatic AF point
selection mode, the button selects the center AF point only while you
hold it down.
4: ONE SHOT z AI SERVO
In the One-Shot AF mode, the camera switches to AI Servo AF mode
only while you hold down the button. And in the AI Servo AF mode, the
camera switches to One-Shot AF mode only while you hold down the
button. Convenient when you need to keep switching between One-Shot
AF and AI Servo AF for a subject which keeps moving and stopping.
5: IS start
With the lens’ IS switch already <ON>, the Image Stabilizer operates
when you press the button. With setting 5, the Image Stabilizer will not
operate when you press the shutter button halfway.
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C.Fn III -3
AF point selection method
0: Normal
Press the <S> button and use <9> to select the AF point.
1: Multi-controller direct
Without pressing the <S> button first, you can just use <9> to select
the desired AF point. Pressing the <S> button will set it to automatic
AF point selection.
2: Quick Control Dial direct
Without pressing the <S> button first, you can just use the <5> to
select the desired AF point. By holding down the <S> button and
turning the <6> dial, you can set the exposure compensation.
C.Fn III -4
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Superimposed display
0: On
1: Off
When focus is achieved, the AF point will not flash in red in the
viewfinder. Recommended when it is bothersome to see it light up.
The AF point will still light when you select it.
C.Fn III -5
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AF-assist beam firing
The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by the
external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite.
0: Enable
1: Disable
The AF-assist beam is not emitted.
2: Only external flash emits
If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the
AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom
Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam
even if the camera’s C.Fn III -5-0/2 is set.
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C.Fn III -6
Mirror lockup
0: Disable
1: Enable
Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can
disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro)
shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.
C.Fn III -7
AF Microadjustment
Normally, this adjustment is not required. Do this adjustment
only if necessary. Note that doing this adjustment may prevent
correct focusing from being achieved. AF adjustment cannot be
done during Live View shooting in Live and Liveu modes.
You can make fine adjustments for the AF’s
point of focus. It can be adjusted in ±20 steps
(-: Forward / +: Backward). The adjustment
amount of one step varies depending on the
maximum aperture of the lens. Adjust, shoot
(73), and check the focus. Repeat to
adjust the AF’s point of focus.
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With setting 1 or 2 selected, press the <B> button to view the register
screen.
To cancel all the registered adjustments, press the <L> button.
0: Disable
1: Adjust all by same amount
The same adjustment amount is applied to
all lenses.
2: Adjust by lens
An adjustment can be set individually for
any particular lens. Adjustments for up to 20
lenses can be registered in the camera.
When a lens whose focus adjustment has
been registered is attached to the camera,
its point of focus will be shifted accordingly.
If adjustments for 20 lenses have already
been registered and you want to register an adjustment for another lens,
select a lens whose adjustment can be overwritten or deleted.
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It is best to make the adjustment at the actual place to be photographed.
This will make the adjustment more precise.
With setting 2, if an Extender is used, the adjustment will be registered
for the lens and Extender combination.
The registered AF microadjustments will be retained even if you use the Custom
Function to clear all settings (p.172). However, the setting itself will be [0: Disable].
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn IV -1
Shutter button/AF-ON button
0: Metering + AF start
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1: Metering + AF start/AF stop
During autofocusing, you can press the <p> button to stop the
autofocusing.
2: Metering start/Metering + AF start
This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly.
In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <p> button to start or
stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the
picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always
be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
3: AE lock/Metering + AF start
Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the
picture. Press the <p> button to meter and autofocus, and press
the shutter button halfway to attain AE lock.
4: Metering + AF start/Disable
The <p> button will not function.
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C.Fn IV -2
AF-ON/AE lock button switch
0: Disable
1: Enable
The functions of the <p> and <A/y> buttons will be switched
with each other’s function.
When set to 1, press the <p> button to display the image index or to
reduce the image display.
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C.Fn IV -3
Assign SET button
You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. When the camera is
ready to shoot, you can press <0>.
0: Normal (disabled)
1: Image quality
Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the
LCD monitor. Turn the <6> or <5> dial to set the desired imagerecording quality, then press <0>.
2: Picture Style
Press <0> to display the Picture Style selection screen on the LCD
monitor. Turn the <6> or <5> dial to select a Picture Style, then
press <0>.
3: Menu display
Gives the same function as the <M> button.
4: Image replay
Gives the same function as the <x> button.
5: Quick Control screen
When you press <0>, the Quick Control screen will appear. Use <9>
to select the function, then turn the <5> or <6> dial to set it.
C.Fn IV -4
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Dial direction during Tv/Av
0: Normal
1: Reverse direction
The dial’s turning direction for setting the shutter speed and aperture
can be reversed.
In the manual exposure mode, the direction of the <6> and <5>
dials will be reversed. In other shooting modes, the <6> dial will be
reversed. The direction of the <5> dial will be the same in the manual
exposure mode and for setting exposure compensation.
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C.Fn IV -5
Focusing Screen
If you change the focusing screen, change this setting to match the
focusing screen type. This is to obtain the correct exposures.
0: Ef-A
1: Ef-D
2: Ef-S
About focusing screen characteristics
Ef-A: Standard Precision Matte
Standard focusing screen that comes with the camera. Provides
good viewfinder brightness and enables easy manual focusing.
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Ef-D: Precision Matte with grid
This is the Ef-A with a grid. It makes it easier to align horizontal or
vertical lines.
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Ef-S: Super Precision Matte
Focusing screen which makes manual focusing easier than with
the Ef-A. Effective for users who mainly focus manually.
About Super Precision Matte Ef-S and Maximum Lens Aperture
This is optimized for f/2.8 and faster lenses.
If the lens is slower than f/2.8, the viewfinder will look darker than with
Ef-A.
Even if all the Custom Functions are cleared, this setting will be retained.
Since the standard Ef-A focusing screen comes with the EOS 50D, C.Fn
IV -5-0 is already set.
To change the focusing screen, refer to the instructions that come with
the focusing screen.
The C.Fn IV -5 setting is not included in the registered camera user
settings (p.186).
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C.Fn IV -6
Add original decision data
0: Off
1: On
Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the
image automatically. When the shooting information of an image
appended with the verification data is displayed (p.133), the <L> icon
will appear.
To verify whether the image is original, the Original Data Security Kit
OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.
The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption
features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.
C.Fn IV -7
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Assign FUNC. button
You can change the menu displayed when the <B> button is pressed.
0: LCD brightness
The [6 LCD brightness] menu will appear.
1: Image quality
The [1 Quality] menu will appear.
2: Exposure comp/AEB setting
The [2 Expo. comp./AEB] menu will appear.
3: Image jump w/6
The [4 Image jump w/6] menu will appear.
4: Live View function settings
The [6 Live View function settings] menu will appear.
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3 Registering My MenuN
For faster access, you can register up to six menus and Custom
Functions whose settings you change frequently.
1
Select [My Menu settings].
Under the [9] tab, select [My Menu
settings], then press <0>.
[Register].
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select
[Register], then press <0>.
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the desired items.
3 Register
Turn the <5> dial to select the item,
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then press <0>.
When the confirmation dialog appears
and you select [OK] and press <0>, the
menu will be registered.
Repeat this procedure to register up
to six items.
To return to the screen in step 2,
press the <M> button.
About My Menu settings
[Sort] and other settings displayed in step 2 are explained below:
Sort
You can change the order of the registered menu items in My Menu.
Select [Sort] and select the menu item whose order you want to
change. Then press <0>. With [z] displayed, turn <5> to change
the order, then press <0>.
Display from My Menu
When [Enable] is set, the [9] tab will be displayed first when you
display the menu screen.
Delete and Delete all items
Deletes the registered menu items. [Delete] deletes one menu item
at a time, and [Delete all items] deletes all menu items.
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3 Register Camera User SettingsN
Under the Mode Dial’s <w> and <x> positions, you can register most
of the current camera settings containing your preferred shooting mode,
menus, Custom Function settings, etc.
1
Select [Camera user setting].
Under the [7] tab, select [Camera
user setting], then press <0>.
2 Select [Register].
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the desired items.
3 Register
Turn the <5> dial to select the Mode
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Dial position where the camera settings
are to be registered, then press <0>.
When the confirmation dialog appears,
select [OK] and press <0>.
X The current camera settings will be
registered under the Mode Dial’s C*
position.
About Camera user setting’s [Clear settings]
In step 2, if you select [Clear settings], the respective Mode Dial
position will revert to the default setting effective before you registered
the camera settings. The procedure is the same as step 3.
The My Menu settings will not be registered.
When the Mode Dial is set to the <w> or <x> position, the [7 Clear
settings] and [8 Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)] menus will not work.
Even when the Mode Dial is set to the <w> or <x> position, you can
still change the drive mode and menu settings. If you want to register
those changes, follow the procedure above.
By pressing the <B> button, you can check which shooting mode is
registered under the <w> and <x> positions (p.188).
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Reference
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This chapter provides reference information for camera
features, system accessories, etc. The back of this
chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up
things.
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B Checking Camera Settings
When the camera is ready to shoot, press the <B> button and
“Camera settings” and “Shooting functions” screens will appear.
When “Shooting functions” is displayed, you can set the shooting
functions while looking at the LCD monitor.
Display “Camera set.” and
“Shoot. func.”
Press the <B> button.
X The button toggles between the two
screens.
Display one of them.
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Under the [7] tab, select [INFO.
button], then press <0>.
Select [Camera set.] or [Shoot.
func.], then press <0>.
Camera Settings
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Shooting mode registered under the
Mode Dial’s w and x positions
(p.82)
(p.74, 75)
Color temperature (p.73)
Auto rotate display (p.146)
Transfer of some images failed*
(p.29, 61)
Date/Time (p.42)
Red-eye reduction (p.108)
Auto power off (p.44)
* This icon is displayed only when the transfer of some images failed while using
the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3/E3A.
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B Checking Camera Settings
Shooting Functions
AE lock
Shutter speed
Exposure level/
AEB range
Shooting mode
AF point
Image-recording
quality
Quick Control icon
Battery check
Flash exposure
compensation
Metering mode
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White balance correction
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Picture Style
ISO speed
Highlight tone priority
Aperture
Drive mode
Shots remaining
White balance
AF mode
Maximum burst
When you press <9> straight down, the Quick Control screen
appears (p.38).
If you press the <m>, <o>, <n>, or <S> button,
the setting screen will appear on the LCD monitor and you can turn
the <6> or <5> dial to set the respective function. You can also
select the AF point with <9>.
If you turn off the power switch while the “Shooting functions” screen is
displayed, the screen will be displayed again the next time you turn on the
power switch. To cancel this, press the <B> button to display a different
screen, then turn off the power switch.
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Using a Household Power Outlet
With AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (sold separately), you can connect the
camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery
level.
1
Connect the DC plug.
Connect the DC Coupler’s plug to the
AC adapter’s socket.
the power cord.
2 Connect
Connect the power cord to the AC
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adapter.
Insert the prongs into a power outlet.
After using the camera, unplug the
power plug from the power outlet.
the cord in the groove.
3 Place
Insert the cord carefully without
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damaging the cord.
the DC Coupler.
4 Insert
Open the battery compartment cover
DC coupler cord hole
and open the DC Coupler cord notch
cover.
Insert the DC Coupler securely until it
locks and put the cord through the
notch.
Close the cover.
Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power
switch is set to <1> or <J>.
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Replacing the Date/Time Battery
The date/time (back-up) battery maintains the camera’s date and time.
Its service life is about 5 years. If the date/time is reset when the battery
is replaced, replace the back-up battery with a new CR2016 lithium
battery as described below.
The date/time setting will also be reset, so be sure to set the
correct date/time.
1 Set the power switch to <2>.
2 Remove the battery.
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3 Take off the battery holder.
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the battery.
4 Replace
Make sure the battery is in the proper
+ – orientation.
the battery holder.
5 Insert
Then load the battery and close the
cover.
For the date/time battery, be sure to use a CR2016 lithium battery.
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Using the Battery Grip
These are supplemental instructions for using Battery Grip BG-E2 with
this camera. For instructions other than “Detaching the Battery
Compartment Cover” and “Battery Life” explained below, refer to the
Battery Grip BG-E2 Instruction Manual.
If you have Battery Grip BG-E2N, read the BG-E2N’s Instruction
Manual.
Detaching the Battery Compartment Cover
Battery Life
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Put the camera on a flat surface and
hold it firmly so it does not fall.
Open the battery compartment cover
and pull it out at a slanted angle to
remove.
Store the detached battery
compartment cover in the battery
grip.
To reattach the battery compartment
cover, slant it at the same angle when
it was removed and insert the cover’s
hinge into the camera.
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At 23°C / 0°C (73°F / 32°F)
Power
Battery Pack
BP-511A x 2
[Approx. shots]
No Flash
50% Flash Use
1600 / 1360
1280 / 1080
Size-AA/LR6 alkaline
batteries
400 / 90
300 / 70
Live View Shooting
BP-511A x 2
360 / 280
340 / 260
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Menu Settings
1 Shooting 1 (Red)
Page
Quality
73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86
1 / D1 / D2
60
Red-eye On/Off
Off / On
108
Beep
On / Off
-
Shoot w/o card
On / Off
29
Review time
Off / 2 sec. / 4 sec. / 8 sec. / Hold
145
Peripheral illumin.
correct.
Enable / Disable
76
2 Shooting 2 (Red)
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Expo. comp./AEB
1/3-stop increments, ±2 stops
102
White balance
Q/W/E/R/Y/U/I/O/P
(2500 - 10000)
71
Custom WB
Manual setting of white balance
72
WB SHIFT/BKT
WB correction: White balance correction
WB-BKT: White balance bracketing
74
75
Color space
sRGB / Adobe RGB
82
Picture Style
PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape /
SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / 65-70
WUser Def. 1, 2, 3
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Dust Delete Data
Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots
149
Erase-protect images
143
Rotate vertical images
138
Erase images
Erase images
144
Print order
Specifies images to be printed (DPOF)
163
Transfer order
Select images to be transferred to a personal
computer
170
External media backup
Displayed when external media is used via
WFT-E3/E3A (sold separately)
3 Playback 1 (Blue)
Protect images
Rotate
-
Shaded menu items are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.
193
Menu Settings
4 Playback 2 (Blue)
Page
Highlight alert
Disable / Enable
133
AF point disp.
Disable / Enable
133
Histogram
Brightness / RGB
134
Slide show
Set the Play time and Repeat settings for
automatic playback of images
139
Image jump w/6
1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Screen /
Date / Folder
136
Auto power off
1min. / 2 min. / 4 min. / 8 min. / 15 min. / 30
min. / Off
44
5 Set-up 1 (Yellow)
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Auto rotate
OnzD / OnD / Off
146
Format
Initialize and erase data in the card
43
File numbering
Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset
80
Select folder
Create and select a folder
78
WFT settings
Displayed when WFT-E3/E3A (sold separately)
is attached
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Displayed when external media is used via
WFT-E3/E3A (sold separately)
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Recording func.+
media select
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6 Set-up 2 (Yellow)
LCD brightness
Date/Time
Language
Video system
Seven brightness levels provided
145
Set the date (year, month, day) and time (hour,
min., sec.)
42
25 languages
42
NTSC / PAL
141
Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable
Sensor cleaning
Live View function
settings
Clean now
148
Clean manually
151
Live View shoot. / Expo. simulation / Grid
display / Silent shoot. / Metering timer / AF
mode
116
* If you previously used a WFT-E3/E3A with the EOS 40D, you can use the WFTE3/E3A with the EOS 50D after upgrading the WFT-E3/E3A firmware.
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Menu Settings
7 Set-up 3 (Yellow)
Page
INFO. button
Normal disp. / Camera set. / Shoot. func.
188
Flash control
Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting /
External flash function setting / External flash
C.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.Fn setting
111
Camera user setting
Register current camera settings to the Mode
Dial’s w or x position
186
Clear settings
Clear all camera settings / Delete copyright
information
45
Firmware Ver.
For updating the firmware
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8 Custom Functions (Orange)
C.Fn I : Exposure
C.Fn II : Image
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
Customize the camera as desired
C.Fn IV : Operation/Others
Clear all Custom Func.
Clears all Custom Function settings
(C.Fn)
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9 My Menu (Green)
My Menu settings
Register frequently-used menu items and
Custom Functions
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172
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Function Availability Table
o: Set automatically k: User selectable
Basic Zone
Mode Dial
Quality
ISO
speed
1
2 3
4
5
6 7 C
d
s f a 8
JPEG
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
RAW
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
RAW + JPEG
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
Auto
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
Manual
Standard
o
o
o
Portrait
Picture Style
o
Landscape
Neutral
Faithful
User Defined
Color
space
sRGB
Adobe RGB
Auto WB
White balance
Preset WB
Custom WB
Color temperature
setting
WB correction
o
o
o
k
Y
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O
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
o
k
k
k
k
k
Monochrome
o
o
o
C
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
WB bracketing
Auto Lighting Optimizer
o
One-Shot
o
o
o
o
o
o
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o
o
o
o
o
o
AI Servo
AF
: Not selectable
Creative Zone
AI Focus
o
AF
Auto
point
selection Manual
o
AF-assist beam
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
k
k
k
k
o
o
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
o
k
Function Availability Table
o: Set automatically k: User selectable
Basic Zone
: Not selectable
Creative Zone
Mode Dial
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 C
d
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
k
k
k
k
k
Partial
k
k
k
k
k
Spot
k
k
k
k
k
Center-weighted
average
k
k
k
k
k
Evaluative
s f a 8
Metering
mode
Exposure
Program shift
k
k
Exposure
compensation
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
k
AEB
AE lock
Depth-of-field preview
o
Single
Drive
High-speed
continuous
Low-speed
continuous
o
C
k
k
2 sec. self-timer
Built-in flash
Manual
Flash off
o
o
o
k
o
10 sec. self-timer
Auto
Y
P
O
o
o
o
k
k
k
o
k
k
k
k
k
o
k
o
o
k
k
o
k
k
k
k
k
k
FE lock
k
k
k
k
k
Flash exposure
compensation
k
k
k
k
k
Live View shooting
k
k
k
k
k
Red-eye reduction k
k
k
k
k
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Troubleshooting Guide
If there is a problem, first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If this
Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem, contact your
dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.
Power
The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger
provided.
Do not recharge any battery pack other than genuine Canon Battery
Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512.
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The camera does not operate even when the power switch is
set to <1>.
The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.26).
Recharge the battery (p.24).
Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.26).
Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.29).
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The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is
set to <2>.
If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card, the
access lamp will light/blink for a few sec. After the image is recorded to
the card, the camera turns off automatically.
The battery becomes exhausted quickly.
Use a fully-charged battery (p.24).
The rechargeable battery will degrade after repeated use. Purchase a
new one.
The camera turns off by itself.
Auto power off is in effect. If you do not want auto power off to take
effect, set the [5 Auto power off] menu to [Off].
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Troubleshooting Guide
Shooting
No images can be shot or recorded.
The card is not properly inserted (p.29).
If the card is full, replace the card or delete unnecessary images to
make room (p.29, 144).
If you try to focus in the One-Shot AF mode while the focus
confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks, a picture cannot be
taken. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus, or focus
manually (p.35, 88).
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The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.
If dust is adhering to the LCD monitor, wipe with a lens cloth or soft
cloth.
In low or high temperatures, the LCD monitor display may seem slow
or it might look black. It will return to normal at room temperature.
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The image is out of focus.
Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.31).
To prevent camera shake, hold the camera still and press the shutter
button gently (p.34, 35).
If the lens has an Image Stabilizer, set the IS switch to <1>.
The card cannot be used.
If a card error message is displayed, see page 30 or 201.
The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.
The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. This is normal.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Live View shooting is not possible.
When using Live View shooting, use a memory card (a hard disk-type
card such as MicroDrive is not recommended). A hard disk-type card
requires a lower temperature range for operation than normal memory
cards. If the temperature gets too high, the Live View shooting may
stop temporarily to prevent damage to the card’s hard disk. When the
camera’s internal temperature decreases, you can resume the Live
View shooting (p.120).
The built-in flash does not fire.
Y
P
O
If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals, the
flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit.
Image Review & Operation
The image cannot be erased.
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If the image has been erase-protected, it cannot be erased (p.143).
The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.
The correct date and time has not been set (p.42).
No image appears on the TV screen.
Make sure the video cable plug is connected all the way in (p.141).
Set the video OUT format (NTSC/PAL) to the same video format as
the TV (p.194).
Use the video cable that came with the camera (p.141).
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Error Codes
Error No.
Countermeasures
If there is a problem with the camera, an
error message appears. Follow the onscreen instructions.
To recover from the error screen, turn the
power switch <2> and <1>, or
remove and reinstall the battery.
If error 02 (Card problem) is displayed,
remove and reinstall the card or format the
card. This may resolve the problem.
If the same error keeps appearing, there may be a problem. Write
down the error code and consult your nearest Canon Service Center.
No.
Err 01
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Error Message & Solution
Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the
lens contacts.
Î Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens, use a Canon
lens, or have the camera or lens checked or repaired. (p.13,16)
There is a problem with the card. Replace the card.
Err 02
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Î Remove and install the card again, replace the card, or format the
card. (p.29, 43)
Cannot save images because the card is full. Replace the card.
Err 04
Err 05
Î Replace the card, erase unnecessary images, or format the card.
(p.29, 144, 43)
The built-in flash’s auto pop-up was obstructed. Turn the power
switch to <2> and <1> again.
Î Operate the power switch. (p.27)
Err 06
Err 99
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit malfunction. Consult with Canon
Service Center.
Î Operate the power switch or have the camera checked or repaired.
(p.27)
Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to <2> and
<1> again or re-install the battery.
Î Operate the power switch, remove and install the battery again, use
a Canon lens, or have the camera checked or repaired. (p.27,26)
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System Map
Eyepiece Extender
EP-EX15
ST-E2
Rubber Frame Eb
E-series Dioptric
Adjustment Lenses
220EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite
MR-14EX
Bundled
Accessories
Y
P
O
Focusing
Screen Ef-A
Eyecup Eb
Angle Finder C
C
Wide Strap
EW-EOS50D
Focusing Screen
Ef-D Ef-S
Battery Pack
BP-511A
Date / time
CR2016 lithium battery
Battery Pack
BP-511A
Battery Grip
BG-E2N
Battery
Magazine
BGM-E2
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Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX
AC Adapter DC Coupler
AC-E2
DR-400
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-E2
Car Battery
Cable
CB-570
Battery
Charger
CG-570
Battery Charger
CG-580 or CB-5L
Compact Power
Adapter CA-PS400
Compact Power
Adapter
CA-570
System Map
Timer Remote
Controller
TC-80N3
Remote
Switch
RS-80N3
Wireless
Controller
LC-5
EF lenses
EF-S
lenses
Y
P
O
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Video Cable
VC-100
TV/Video
USB external media
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EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction
Solution Disk
Manual
Interface Cable
IFC-200U
Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E3/WFT-E3A
(Firmware Ver. 2.0.0 or later)
Wireless LAN
access point
USB GPS unit
Wireless LAN adapter
Ethernet port
Interface Cable IFC-500U
USB port
Original Data
Security Kit
OSK-E3
Card reader
Personal
computer
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X
PC card slot
PictBridge-compatible printer
CF card
PCMCIA adapter
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Specifications
• Type
Type:
Recording media:
Image sensor size:
Compatible lenses:
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Type I or II CF card, UDMA-compatible
22.3 x 14.9 mm
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6 times the lens focal length)
Canon EF mount
Lens mount:
• Image Sensor
Type:
Effective pixels:
Aspect ratio:
Dust delete feature:
CMOS sensor
Approx. 15.10 megapixels
3:2
Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
• Recording System
Recording format:
Image type:
Recorded pixels:
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Create/select a folder:
• Image Processing
Picture Style:
White balance:
Noise reduction:
Automatic image
brightness correction:
Highlight tone priority:
Lens peripheral
illumination correction:
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Y
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Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Large : Approx. 15.10 megapixels (4752 x 3168)
Medium : Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)
Small : Approx. 3.70 megapixels (2352 x 1568)
RAW
: Approx. 15.10 megapixels (4752 x 3168)
sRAW1 : Approx. 7.10 megapixels (3267 x 2178)
sRAW2 : Approx. 3.80 megapixels (2376 x 1584)
Possible
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful,
Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light,
White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color
temperature setting (2500-10000K)
White balance correction and white balance bracketing
features provided
* Color temperature information transmission enabled
Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Provided
Provided
Specifications
• Viewfinder
Type:
Coverage:
Magnification:
Eye point:
Built-in dioptric adjustment:
Focusing screen:
Eye-level pentaprism
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Approx. 0.95x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 22 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
-3.0 - +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Interchangeable (2 types sold separately), Ef-A standard
focusing screen provided
Mirror:
Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview: Provided
• Autofocus
Type:
AF points:
Metering range:
Focus modes:
AF-assist beam:
AF Microadjustment:
• Exposure Control
Metering modes:
Y
P
O
TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
9 (All cross-type)
EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
AF Microadjustment possible
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range:
EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens,
ISO 100)
Exposure control:
Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up,
Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Creative Auto,
Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE,
depth-of-field AE, manual exposure
ISO speed:
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 - 1600 set automatically
(Recommended
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 - 3200 (in 1/3-stop increments),
exposure index)
Auto, or ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 6400 or ISO 12800
Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual
exposure compensation)
Settable amount: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock:
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative
metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
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Specifications
• Shutter
Type:
Shutter speeds:
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
1/8000 sec. to 1/60 sec. (Full Auto mode), X-sync at
1/250 sec.
1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range.
Available range varies by shooting mode.)
• Flash
Built-in flash:
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide No.: 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view
Recycling time approx. 3 sec.
EX-series Speedlite (Functions settable with the camera)
E-TTL II autoflash
External flash:
Flash metering:
Flash exposure
compensation:
FE lock:
PC terminal:
• Drive System
Drive modes:
Y
P
O
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Provided
Provided
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous,
and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
Continuous shooting speed: High-speed: Max. approx. 6.3 shots/sec.,
Low-speed: Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.
Max. burst:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 60 shots (Approx. 90 shots),
(High-speed continuous RAW: Approx. 16 shots (Approx. 16 shots),
shooting)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 10 shots (Approx. 10 shots)
* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO
100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 2GB card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an Ultra DMA (UDMA)
2GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.
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• Live View Shooting
Focusing:
Metering modes:
Metering range:
Silent shooting:
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Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode, Live face detection mode (Contrast detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Evaluative metering with the image sensor
EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens,
ISO 100)
Provided
Specifications
• LCD Monitor
Type:
Monitor size and dots:
Coverage:
Interface languages:
TFT color liquid-crystal monitor (Brightness adjustable to
7 levels)
3-in. with approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Approx. 100%
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• Image Playback
Image display formats: Single, Single + Info (Image-recording quality, shooting information,
histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom magnification:
Approx. 1.5x - 10x
Image browsing methods: Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, jump by
screen, by shooting date, by folder
Highlight alert:
Overexposed highlights blink
• Direct Printing
Compatible printers:
Printable images:
Print ordering:
• Customization
Custom Functions:
Camera user settings:
My Menu registration:
• Interface
Digital terminal:
Y
P
O
PictBridge-compatible printers
JPEG and RAW images
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
25
Register under Mode Dial’s C1 and C2 positions
Provided
C
For personal computer communication and direct printing
(Hi-Speed USB)
Video output terminal: φ3.5mm mini-jack (NTSC/PAL selectable)
HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C
Remote control terminal: Compatible with remote control via N3 Type
Extension system terminal: For connection to Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3/E3A
• Power Source
Battery:
Battery life:
(Based on CIPA
testing standards)
Battery Pack BP-511A (Qty. 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2
* With Battery Grip BG-E2N or BG-E2 attached, size-AA/
LR6 batteries can be used
With 50% flash use and normal shooting:
At 23°C/73°F, approx. 640 shots. At 0°C/32°F, approx. 540 shots.
With 50% flash use and Live View shooting:
At 23°C/73°F, approx. 170 shots. At 0°C/32°F, approx. 130 shots.
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Specifications
• Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5 mm / 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in.
Weight:
Approx. 730 g / 25.7 oz. (body only)
• Operation Environment
Working temperature range: 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity:
85% or less
• Battery Pack BP-511A
Type:
Rated voltage:
Battery capacity:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Weight:
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
7.4 V DC
1390 mAh
38 x 21 x 55 mm / 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2 in.
Approx. 82 g / 2.9 oz.
• Battery Charger CG-580
Compatible battery:
Recharging time:
Rated input:
Rated output:
Working temperature range:
Working humidity:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Weight:
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• Battery Charger CB-5L
Compatible battery:
Power cord length:
Recharging time:
Rated input:
Rated output:
Working temperature range:
Working humidity:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Weight:
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Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, and BP-512
Approx. 100 min.
100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
8.4 V DC
0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
85% or less
91 x 67 x 31 mm / 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 in.
Approx. 115 g / 4.1 oz.
Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, and BP-512
Approx. 1.8 m / 5.9 ft.
Approx. 100 min.
100 - 240 V AC
8.4 V DC
0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
85% or lower
91 x 67 x 32.3 mm / 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
Approx. 105 g / 3.7 oz. (excluding power cord)
Specifications
• EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Angle of view:
Diagonal extent: 74°20’ - 7°50’
Horizontal extent: 64°30’ - 6°30’
Vertical extent: 45°30’ - 4°20’
Lens construction:
16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperture:
f/22 - 36
Closest focusing distance: 0.45 m / 1.48 ft. (From image sensor plane)
Max. magnification:
0.24x (at 200 mm)
Field of view:
452 x 291 - 93 x 62 mm / 17.8 x 11.5 - 3.7 x 2.4 in. (at
0.45 m)
Image Stabilizer:
Lens shift type
Filter size:
72 mm
Lens cap:
E-72
Max. diameter x length: 78.6 x 102 mm / 3.1 x 4.0 in.
Weight:
Approx. 595 g / 21.0 oz.
Hood:
EW-78D (sold separately)
Case:
LP1116 (sold separately)
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• EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Angle of view:
Diagonal extent: 78°30’ - 18°25’
Horizontal extent: 68°40’ - 15°25’
Vertical extent: 48°00’ - 10°25’
Lens construction:
17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperture:
f/22 - 32
Closest focusing distance: 0.35 m / 1.15 ft. (From image sensor plane)
Max. magnification:
0.2x (at 85mm)
Field of view:
328 x 219 - 112 x 75 mm / 12.9 x 8.6 - 4.4 x 3.0 in. (at
0.35 m)
Image Stabilizer:
Lens shift type
Filter size:
67 mm
Lens cap:
E-67U
Max. diameter x length: 78.5 x 92 mm / 3.1 x 3.6 in.
Weight:
Approx. 475 g / 16.8 oz.
Hood:
EW-73B (sold separately)
Case:
LP1116 (sold separately)
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Specifications
• EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Angle of view:
Diagonal extent: 75° - 18°
Horizontal extent: 65° - 15°
Vertical extent: 46° - 10°
Lens construction:
16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperture:
f/22 - 36
Closest focusing distance: 0.5 m / 1.64 ft. (From image sensor plane)
Max. magnification:
0.19x (at 135 mm)
Field of view:
551 x 355 - 188 x 125 mm / 21.7 x 14.0 - 7.4 x 4.9 in. (at
0.5 m)
Image Stabilizer:
Lens shift type
Filter size:
72 mm
Lens cap:
E-72U
Max. diameter x length: 78.4 x 96.8 mm / 3.1 x 3.8 in.
Weight:
Approx. 500 g / 17.6 oz.
Hood:
EW-78B II (sold separately)
Case:
LP1116 (sold separately)
• EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Angle of view:
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Diagonal extent: 74°20’ - 27°50’
Horizontal extent: 64°30’ - 23°20’
Vertical extent: 45°30’ - 15°40’
Lens construction:
11 elements in 9 groups
Minimum aperture:
f/22 - 36
Closest focusing distance: 0.25 m / 0.82 ft. (From image sensor plane)
Max. magnification:
0.34x (at 55 mm)
Field of view:
207 x 134 - 67 x 45 mm / 8.1 x 5.3 - 2.6 x 1.8 in. (at 0.25
m)
Image Stabilizer:
Lens shift type
Filter size:
58mm
Lens cap:
E-58
Max. diameter x length: 68.5 x 70 mm / 2.7 x 2.8 in.
Weight:
Approx. 200 g / 7.1 oz.
Hood:
EW-60C (sold separately)
Case:
LP814 (sold separately)
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All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.
The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.
If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the
respective lens maker.
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Trademarks
Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
Macintosh and Mac OS is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. in
the United States and other countries.
HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or
registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.
All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this
manual are the property of their respective owners.
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* This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif
2.21 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard that enhances
compatibility between digital cameras and printers. By connecting the camera
to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the shooting information is incorporated to
optimize the print output.
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with
genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this
product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery
pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request
such repairs on a chargeable basis.
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Safety Warnings
Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury, death,
and material damage.
Preventing Serious Injury or Death
• To prevent fire, excessive heat, chemical leakage, and explosions, follow the
safeguards below:
- Do not use any batteries, power sources, and accessories not specified in this
booklet. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries.
- Do not short-circuit, disassemble, or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. Do
not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. Do not expose
the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. And do not subject the battery
pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock.
- Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). Do not
mix new and old or different types of batteries.
- Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range
of 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F). Also, do not exceed the recharging time.
- Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera,
accessories, connecting cables, etc.
• Keep the back-up battery away from children. If a child swallows the battery, consult a
physician immediately. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.)
• When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery, insulate the electrical contacts
with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. This is to prevent
fire or an explosion.
• If excessive heat, smoke, or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging,
immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging
and prevent a fire.
• If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks, changes color, deforms, or emits smoke or
fumes, remove it immediately. Be careful not to get burned in the process.
• Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes, skin, and clothing. It can
cause blindness or skin problems. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes, skin, or
clothing, flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. See a
physician immediately.
• During the recharging, keep the equipment away from the reach of children. The cord
can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock.
• Do not leave any cords near a heat source. It can deform the cord or melt the
insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.
• Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. It may cause an accident.
• Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It may impair the person’s vision. When
using flash to photograph an infant, keep at least 1 meter away.
• Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use, remove the battery pack and
disconnect the power plug. This is to prevent electrical shock, heat generation, and
fire.
• Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. This is to prevent an
explosion or fire.
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• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts, do
not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.
• Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. High-voltage internal parts can cause
electrical shock.
• Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens.
Doing so may damage your vision.
• Keep the camera from the reach of small children. The neck strap can accidentally
choke the child.
• Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. This is to prevent fire and
electrical shock.
• Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital, check if it is allowed.
Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s
instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment.
• To prevent fire and electrical shock, follow the safeguards below:
- Always insert the power plug all the way in.
- Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.
- When unplugging a power plug, grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord.
- Do not scratch, cut, or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord.
Also do not twist or tie the cords.
- Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet.
- Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged.
• Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around
the power outlet. If the surrounding is dusty, humid, or oily, the dust on the power outlet
may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire.
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Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage
• Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. The
equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.
• Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Doing so may cause
injury. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.
• Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap
attached. Otherwise, the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire.
• Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Doing so may trap
heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire.
• If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera,
promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. This is to prevent fire and
electrical shock.
• Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Doing so
may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. The battery pack or back-up
battery can also become hot and cause skin burns.
• Do not use paint thinner, benzene, or other organic solvents to clean the equipment.
Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard.
If the product does not work properly or requires repair, contact
your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center.
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Digital Camera Model DS126211 Systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used
with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part
15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise
specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you
could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
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This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
When connecting to and using a household power outlet, use only AC
Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (rated input: 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz, rated output:
7.8 V DC). Using anything else can cause fire, overheating, or
electrical shock.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS — This manual contains important safety
and operating instructions for Battery Charger CG-580 & CB-5L.
2. Before using the charger, read all instructions and cautionary remarks on
(1) the charger, (2) the battery pack, and (3) the product using the battery
pack.
3. CAUTION — To reduce risk of injury, charge only the Battery Pack BP-511A,
BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512. Other types of batteries may burst, causing
personal injury and other damage.
4. Do not expose the charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Canon may result in
fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than
by cord when disconnecting charger.
7. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or
otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
8. Do not operate the charger with damaged cord or plug - replace them
immediately.
9. Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped,
or otherwise damaged in any way; take it to a qualified serviceman.
10. Do not disassemble the charger; take it to a qualified serviceman when
service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
11. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger from outlet before
attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTION
Unless otherwise stated in this manual, there are no user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified serviceman.
USA and Canada only:
The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is
recyclable. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on
how to recycle this battery.
For CA, USA only
Included lithium battery contains Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ for details.
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Index
A
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AC Adapter Kit ..............................190
w, x .................................... 20, 186
Access lamp....................................30
C (Creative Auto) ......................... 57
A-DEP
(Automatic depth-of-field AE)..........99
Cable ................................ 3, 141, 142
Adobe RGB.....................................82
AE lock..........................................103
AEB (Auto Exposure
Bracketing)....................102, 174, 175
AF J Focusing
Camera
Camera shake.................... 90, 106
Clear camera settings ................ 45
Holding the camera.................... 34
Setting description display ....... 188
Camera shake .......................... 33, 35
Camera user settings ............. 20, 186
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AF Microadjustment ......................180
AF start <AF-ON> button ........35, 181
AF stop button...............................178
AI Focus AF ....................................85
Card.................................... 13, 29, 43
Card reminder ............................ 29
Format........................................ 43
Problem...................................... 30
Aperture-priority AE ........................96
Center-weighted average
metering ....................................... 100
Auto Lighting Optimizer...........47, 177
CF card J Card
Auto playback J Slide show
Clock J Date/Time
AI Servo AF...............................50, 85
C
Auto power off...........................27, 44
Close-up ......................................... 53
Auto rotate ....................................146
Color space .................................... 82
sRGB / Adobe RGB
Autofocus J Focusing
Av (Aperture-priority AE).................96
B
Color temperature .......................... 73
Color tone............................... 67, 160
Continuous shooting............... 89, 189
Basic Zone ......................................20
Contrast.................................. 67, 160
Battery J Power
Copyright information ..................... 46
Battery check ..................................28
Cord J Cable
Battery Grip BG-E2 .......................192
Creative Auto.................................. 57
Beeper ..........................................193
Creative Zone................................. 20
Black-and-white image..............66, 68
M icon ............................................. 4
Bracketing .......................75, 102, 174
Cross-type focusing........................ 87
Bulb...............................................104
Noise reduction.........................176
Custom Functions ........................ 172
Clearing all ............................... 172
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Date J Date/Time
Date/Time .......................................42
Date/time battery replacement...191
Depth-of-field preview.....................97
Dioptric adjustment .........................34
Direct printing J Printing
Drive mode .............................89, 189
Single / Continuous shooting
Self-timer ....................................90
Easy printing .................................159
Erase (image) ...............................144
Error codes ...................................201
Evaluative metering ......................100
Exposure compensation ...............101
1/2-stop increments..................174
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Exposure simulation .....................117
External Speedlite.........................113
Eyepiece cover .......................23, 105
F
Flash exposure
compensation....................... 109, 189
1/2-stop increments ................. 174
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Dust Delete Data ..........................149
E
Flash
2nd-curtain sync ...................... 111
Custom Functions.................... 112
Effective range ......................... 108
External Speedlite............ 112, 113
FE lock..................................... 110
Flash exposure compensation .. 109
Flash off ..................................... 56
Flash sync. speed in Av mode .. 175
Menu setting .................... 111, 112
Red-eye reduction ................... 108
Faithful ............................................66
FE lock..........................................110
Focal plane mark............................ 17
Focus lock ...................................... 50
Focus mode switch .................. 31, 88
Focusing
AF mode ............................ 84, 189
AF point display ............... 133, 179
AF point selection ...... 86, 179, 189
AF-assist beam............ 49, 87, 179
Beeper ....................................... 85
Difficult-to-focus subjects ........... 88
Focus search ........................... 178
Live View shooting ........... 121, 127
Manual focusing................. 88, 127
Out of focus ................. 49, 88, 126
Recompose................................ 50
File number.....................................80
Continuous / Auto reset /
Manual reset
Focusing screen........................... 183
File size...................................61, 133
4- or 9-image index display .......... 135
Filter effect (Monochrome)..............68
Yellow / Orange / Red / Green
Full Auto ......................................... 48
Folder Create/Select ...................... 78
Format (CF card initialization) ........ 43
Function availability table ............. 196
H
HDMI ............................................ 142
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Hi-Definition ..................................142
J
Highlight alert ................................133
JPEG .............................................. 60
Highlight detail loss .......................133
Jump display ................................ 136
Highlight tone priority ....................177
L
Histogram......................................134
Brightness / RGB
Landscape................................ 52, 65
Household power ..........................190
Language selection ........................ 42
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Illumination (LCD panel) ...............104
Image
AF point display ........................133
Auto playback ...........................139
Auto rotate ................................146
Erase ........................................144
Highlight alert............................133
Histogram .................................134
Index.........................................135
Jump display.............................136
Magnified view..........................137
Manual rotate............................138
Playback ...................................131
Protect ......................................143
Shooting information.................133
Transfer to personal computer ...167
Viewing on TV ..........................141
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LCD monitor ................................... 13
Brightness adjustment ............. 145
Image playback........................ 131
Menu screen .............................. 40
Shooting functions ................... 189
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LCD panel ...................................... 18
Illumination............................... 104
Lens.......................................... 21, 31
Lens peripheral
illumination correction..................... 76
Live View shooting ....................... 115
Focusing .......................... 121, 127
Possible shots.......................... 119
Silent shooting ......................... 128
Long exposures J Bulb
M
M (Manual exposure) ..................... 98
Image area......................................32
Magnified view...................... 127, 137
Image dust prevention ..................147
Malfunction ................................... 198
Image Stabilizer (lens) ....................33
Manual exposure............................ 98
Image transfer...............................167
Manual focusing ..................... 88, 127
Image Zone.....................................20
Maximum burst......................... 61, 62
Image-recording quality selection ...60
Memory card J Card
Index display .................................135
Menu
Menu settings........................... 193
My Menu .................................. 185
Setting operation........................ 40
ISO speed .......................63, 174, 189
Automatic setting ........................64
ISO expansion ..........................174
3 icon......................................... 4
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Index
Metering mode......................100, 189
Evaluative / Partial / Spot /
Center-weighted average
MF (Manual focusing) .....................88
Picture Style
Adjustment................................. 67
Selection .................................... 65
User defined .............................. 69
Mirror lockup .........................106, 180
Pixel count selection ...................... 60
Mode Dial J Shooting mode
Playback J Image
Monochrome image ..................66, 68
Portrait................................ 51, 55, 65
Multi-controller ..........................36, 86
Possible shots .................. 28, 61, 119
My Menu .......................................185
Power
Auto power off...................... 27, 44
Battery check ............................. 28
Household power..................... 190
Possible shots.................... 28, 119
Recharge ................................... 24
Switch ........................................ 27
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Neutral ............................................66
Night Portrait...................................55
Noise reduction.............................176
Nomenclature .................................16
Number J File number
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One-Shot AF...................................84
Original decision
(image verification) data ...............184
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Printing ......................................... 153
Page layout.............................. 157
Paper settings.......................... 156
PictBridge ................................ 153
Print Order (DPOF).................. 163
<l> button.................. 159, 168
Printing effects ......................... 160
Tilt correction ........................... 161
Trimming .................................. 161
P (Program AE) ..............................92
Program AE.................................... 92
Program shift ............................. 93
Paper settings (printing)................156
Protect (image erase-protection).. 143
Partial metering.............................100
PC terminal .............................16, 114
Peripheral illumination correction....76
Q
Quick Control screen...................... 38
Personal computer
Image transfer ..........................167
Wallpaper .................................169
RAW ......................................... 60, 62
Personal white balance...................73
RAW+JPEG ................................... 60
PictBridge .....................................153
Recharge........................................ 24
R
Red-eye reduction........................ 108
Remote control shooting .............. 105
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Revert to default settings ................45
sRAW (Small RAW).................. 60, 62
Review time ..................................145
Strap ............................................... 23
Rotate (image) ..............138, 146, 161
System map ................................. 202
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Safety shift ....................................175
Safety warnings ............................212
Toning effect (Monochrome)........... 68
Sepia / Blue / Purple / Green
Saturation................................67, 160
Transfer order (image) ................. 170
Self-timer.........................................90
Trimming (printing) ....................... 161
Sensor cleaning ............................147
Tv (Shutter-priority AE)................... 94
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Sepia (Monochrome) ......................68
Sharpness.......................................67
Shoot w/o card ................................29
Shooting information display.........133
Shooting mode................................20
A-DEP.........................................99
Aperture-priority AE ....................96
Close-up .....................................53
Creative Auto..............................57
Flash off......................................56
Full Auto .....................................48
Landscape ..................................52
Manual exposure ........................98
Night Portrait...............................55
Portrait ........................................51
Program AE ................................92
Shutter-priority AE ......................94
Sports .........................................54
C
Shooting settings display ..............189
Shutter button .................................35
U
Ultra DMA (UDMA)................... 29, 61
V
Viewfinder....................................... 19
Dioptric adjustment .................... 34
Viewing on TV .............................. 141
Video system
(NTSC/PAL) ..................... 141, 194
W
WB J White balance
White balance......................... 71, 189
Bracketing .................................. 75
Correction .................................. 74
Custom....................................... 72
Personal..................................... 73
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Zoom ring lock................................ 32
Shutter-priority AE...........................94
Silent shooting ..............................128
Slide show.....................................139
Sports..............................................54
Spot metering................................100
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