EOS 7D Mark II (G)
ENGLISH
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
Introduction
The EOS 7D Mark II (G) is a digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a
fine-detail CMOS sensor with approx. 20.2 effective megapixels, Dual
DIGIC 6, approx. 100% viewfinder coverage, high-precision and highspeed 65-point AF (Cross-type AF point: Max. 65 points), approx. 10.0
fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, Full High-Definition (Full
HD) movie shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and GPS function.
Before Starting to Shoot, Be Sure to Read the Following
To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the “Safety
Warnings” (p.526-528) and “Handling Precautions” (p.20-21).
Refer to This Manual While Using the Camera to Further
Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they
come out. You can then better understand the camera.
Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, play images back and check whether they have been
properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the
images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon
cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
Copyrights
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.
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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items are included with your
camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.
Eyecup Eg
Camera
(with body cap)
Wide Strap
Battery Charger
Battery Pack
LP-E6N
LC-E6/LC-E6E*
(with protective cover)
Interface Cable
IFC-150U II
Cable
protector
* Battery Charger LC-E6 or LC-E6E is provided. (The LC-E6E comes with a
power cord.)
The Instruction Manual and DVD/CD-ROMs provided are listed on the next page.
If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lenses are included.
Depending on the Lens Kit type, a lens instruction manual may also be
included.
Be careful not to lose any of the above items.
Connecting to Peripheral Devices
When connecting the camera to a computer or printer, use the provided
interface cable or one from Canon. When connecting an interface cable, also
use the provided cable protector (p.34).
In this manual, “CF card” refers to CompactFlash cards and “SD
card” refers to SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. “Card” refers to all memory
cards used to record images or movies.
* The camera does not come with a card for recording images/
movies. Please purchase it separately.
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Instruction Manual and DVD/CD-ROMs
The instruction manual consists of a booklet, leaflet, and PDF manuals
in electronic form (provided on the DVD-ROM).
Basic Instruction
Manual
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Contains the following PDF manuals:
• Instruction Manual (Detailed version)
• Software Instruction Manuals for the software on the
EOS Solution Disk
* Instructions for viewing the Instruction Manuals on the DVD-ROM
are on pages 532-534.
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Contains various software. For outlines and installation
procedure for the software, see pages 537-540.
Compatible Cards
The camera can use the following cards regardless of capacity: If the
card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or
computer, it is recommended that you format the card with this
camera (p.67).
CF (CompactFlash) cards
* Type I, UDMA mode 7-compatible.
SD/SDHC*/SDXC* memory cards
* UHS-I cards supported.
Cards that Can Record Movies
When shooting movies, use a large-capacity card with a fast reading/
writing speed as shown in the table.
Movie Recording Size (p.330)
ALL-I (For editing)
L:87
IPB (Standard)
Other than above
IPB (Light)
Movie Recording Size (p.330)
ALL-I (For editing)
L:87
Other than above
IPB (Light)
IPB (Standard)
CF Card: Recording Formats
MOV
MP4
30 MB/sec. or faster
30 MB/sec. or faster
10 MB/sec. or faster
10 MB/sec. or faster
SD Card: Recording Formats
MOV
MP4
20 MB/sec. or faster
20 MB/sec. or faster
6 MB/sec. or faster
4 MB/sec. or faster
If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie may
not be recorded properly. Also, if you play back a movie on a card
with a slow reading speed, the movie may not play back properly.
If you want to shoot still photos while shooting a movie, you will need
an even faster card.
To check the card’s reading/writing speed, refer to the card
manufacturer’s website.
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Quick Start Guide
Insert the battery (p.40).
1
To charge the battery, see page 38.
Insert the card (p.41).
2
The camera-front side slot is
for a CF card, and the
camera-back side slot is for
an SD card.
* Shooting is possible with either a CF card or an SD card in the camera.
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4
5
6
White index
Red index
Attach the lens (p.50).
Align the lens’s white or red mount
index with the camera’s index of the
same color.
Set the lens’s focus mode
switch to <f> (p.50).
Set the power switch to <1>
(p.45).
Quick Start Guide
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While holding down the center
of the Mode Dial, set it to <A>
(Scene Intelligent Auto) (p.29).
All the necessary camera settings
will be set automatically.
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Focus on the subject (p.55).
8
Take the picture (p.55).
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Review the picture.
Look through the viewfinder and
aim the viewfinder center over the
subject.
Press the shutter button halfway,
and the camera will focus on the
subject.
If necessary, the built-in flash will be
raised.
Press the shutter button completely
to take the picture.
The image just captured will be
displayed for 2 sec. on the LCD
monitor.
To display the image again, press
the <x> button (p.354).
To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor, see “Live View
Shooting” (p.285).
To view the images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.354).
To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.392).
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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6>
<5>
<p>
<9>
<0>
0/9/7/8
:
:
:
:
:
:
Indicates the Main Dial.
Indicates the Quick Control Dial.
Indicates the AF area selection lever.
Indicates the Multi-controller.
Indicates the Setting button.
Indicates that the corresponding function
remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 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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: Indicates a function that can be changed by pressing the
<M> button to change its settings.
M
: When shown on the upper right of a page, it indicates that
the function is available only in the <d>, <s>, <f>,
<a>, or <F> mode.
(p.**)
: Reference page numbers for more information.
: Warning to prevent shooting problems.
: Supplemental information.
: Tips or advice for better shooting.
: Troubleshooting advice.
Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch
is set to <1> and the <R> switch is set to the left (Multi
function lock released) (p.45, 59).
It is assumed that all the menu settings, Custom Functions, etc. are
set to their defaults.
The illustrations in this manual show the camera attached with the
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens as an example.
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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s
basic operations and shooting procedures.
Introduction
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
2
Getting Started
37
Basic Shooting
79
Setting the AF and Drive Modes
85
Image Settings
145
GPS Settings
197
Advanced Operations
215
Flash Photography
253
Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)
285
Shooting Movies
313
Image Playback
353
Post-Processing Images
397
Sensor Cleaning
405
Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer
411
Customizing the Camera
431
Reference
467
Viewing the DVD-ROM Instruction Manuals /
Downloading Images to Your Computer
531
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Contents
Introduction
2
Item Check List................................................................................. 3
Instruction Manual and DVD/CD-ROMs ........................................... 4
Compatible Cards............................................................................. 5
Quick Start Guide ............................................................................. 6
Conventions Used in this Manual..................................................... 8
Chapters........................................................................................... 9
Index to Features ........................................................................... 17
Handling Precautions ..................................................................... 20
Nomenclature ................................................................................. 22
1
Getting Started
37
Charging the Battery ...................................................................... 38
Installing and Removing the Battery............................................... 40
Installing and Removing the Card .................................................. 41
Turning on the Power ..................................................................... 45
Setting the Date, Time, and Zone .................................................. 47
Selecting the Interface Language................................................... 49
Attaching and Detaching a Lens .................................................... 50
Lens Image Stabilizer..................................................................... 53
Basic Operation.............................................................................. 54
Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions ....................................... 61
3 Menu Operations .................................................................. 64
Before You Start............................................................................. 67
Formatting the Card..................................................................... 67
Disabling the Beeper ................................................................... 69
Setting the Power-off Time/Auto Power Off ................................. 69
Setting the Image Review Time ................................................... 70
Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings ............................. 70
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l Displaying the Grid. .................................................................. 74
Q Displaying the Electronic Level ...............................................75
Setting the Viewfinder Information Display .....................................77
Help .......................................................................................... 78
2
Basic Shooting
79
A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto) ...................80
A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto) ......................... 83
3
Setting the AF and Drive Modes
85
f: Selecting the AF Operation ..................................................... 86
S Selecting the AF Area and AF Point ......................................... 90
AF Area Selection Modes ............................................................... 95
AF Sensor ....................................................................................... 99
Lenses and Usable AF Points.......................................................100
Selecting AI Servo AF Characteristics ..........................................108
Customizing AF Functions ............................................................ 117
Fine Adjustment of AF’s Point of Focus ........................................ 133
When Autofocus Fails ................................................................... 139
MF: Manual Focus .....................................................................140
o Selecting the Drive Mode ...................................................... 141
j Using the Self-timer ................................................................. 143
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Image Settings
145
Selecting the Card for Recording and Playback ...........................146
Setting the Image-Recording Quality ............................................ 149
i: Setting the ISO Speed .......................................................... 154
A Selecting a Picture Style.......................................................160
A Customizing a Picture Style .................................................. 163
A Registering a Picture Style ................................................... 166
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B: Setting the White Balance ................................................... 168
O Custom White Balance........................................................ 169
P Setting the Color Temperature ............................................ 171
u White Balance Correction ....................................................... 172
Auto Correction of Brightness and Contrast................................. 175
Setting Noise Reduction ............................................................... 176
Highlight Tone Priority .................................................................. 180
Correction of Lens Peripheral Illumination and Aberrations ......... 181
Reducing Flicker........................................................................... 185
Setting the Color Space ............................................................... 187
Creating and Selecting a Folder................................................... 188
Changing the File Name............................................................... 190
File Numbering Methods .............................................................. 193
Setting Copyright Information....................................................... 195
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GPS Settings
197
GPS Features............................................................................... 198
GPS Precautions.......................................................................... 200
Acquiring GPS Signals ................................................................. 201
Setting the Positioning Interval..................................................... 205
Using the Digital Compass ........................................................... 206
Setting Time from GPS on the Camera........................................ 209
Logging the Route Traveled ......................................................... 210
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Advanced Operations
215
d: Program AE ............................................................................ 216
s: Shutter-Priority AE................................................................ 218
f: Aperture-Priority AE ............................................................. 220
Depth-of-Field Preview .............................................................. 221
a: Manual Exposure ................................................................... 222
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q Selecting the Metering Mode .................................................. 224
O Setting Exposure Compensation .............................................226
h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) ........................................... 227
A AE Lock ...................................................................................229
F: Bulb Exposures ....................................................................... 230
w: HDR (High Dynamic Range) Shooting...............................233
P Multiple Exposures..................................................................238
2 Mirror Lockup .........................................................................246
Using the Eyepiece Cover ............................................................ 247
F Using a Remote Switch............................................................. 248
R Remote Control Shooting...........................................................248
H Interval Timer Shooting ...................................................... 250
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Flash Photography
253
D Using the Built-in Flash ............................................................. 254
D Using an External Speedlite...................................................... 259
Setting the Flash ........................................................................... 262
Using Wireless Flash .................................................................... 272
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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)
285
A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ............................................... 286
Shooting Function Settings ...........................................................292
Menu Function Settings ................................................................ 294
Using AF to Focus (AF Method) ................................................... 299
MF: Focusing Manually................................................................. 308
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Shooting Movies
313
k Shooting Movies .....................................................................314
Autoexposure Shooting ..............................................................314
Shutter-priority AE ......................................................................315
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Contents
Aperture-priority AE ................................................................... 316
Manual Exposure Shooting........................................................ 320
Shooting Still Photos.................................................................. 327
Shooting Function Settings .......................................................... 329
Setting the Movie Recording Size ................................................ 330
Setting the Sound Recording ....................................................... 336
Silent Control................................................................................ 338
Setting the Time Code.................................................................. 339
Menu Function Settings................................................................ 342
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Image Playback
353
x Image Playback ..................................................................... 354
B: Shooting Information Display ............................................ 356
x Searching for Images Quickly ................................................ 361
H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index Display)..... 361
I Jump through Images (Jump Display).................................. 362
u Magnifying Images.................................................................. 364
X Comparing Images (Two-Image Display)............................... 366
b Rotating the Image .................................................................. 367
K Protecting Images................................................................... 368
Setting Ratings ............................................................................. 371
Q Quick Control for Playback ..................................................... 374
k Enjoying Movies ..................................................................... 376
k Playing Movies ....................................................................... 378
X Editing a Movie’s First and Last Scenes ................................. 380
Slide Show (Auto Playback) ......................................................... 382
Viewing Images on a TV Set ........................................................ 385
a Copying Images ...................................................................... 388
L Erasing Images........................................................................ 392
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Changing Image Playback Settings .............................................. 394
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ....................................... 394
Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ................................................395
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Post-Processing Images
397
R Processing RAW Images with the Camera ...........................398
S Resizing JPEG Images ...........................................................403
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Sensor Cleaning
405
f Automatic Sensor Cleaning................................................... 406
Appending Dust Delete Data ........................................................407
Manual Sensor Cleaning...............................................................409
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Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer
411
Preparing to Print .......................................................................... 412
w Printing ...................................................................................414
W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)..........................................421
W Direct Printing of Print-Ordered Images ..................................424
d Transferring Images to a Computer........................................ 425
p Specifying Images for a Photobook .........................................429
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Customizing the Camera
431
Custom Functions .........................................................................432
Setting Custom Functions............................................................. 434
C.Fn1: Exposure ........................................................................ 434
C.Fn2: Exposure/Drive ...............................................................438
C.Fn3: Display/Operation ...........................................................440
C.Fn4: Others.............................................................................443
83: Custom Controls ..................................................................445
Registering My Menu .................................................................... 459
w: Registering Custom Shooting Modes..................................... 464
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Contents
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Reference
467
B Button Functions ................................................................ 468
Checking the Battery Information ................................................. 470
Using a Household Power Outlet ................................................. 474
H Using Eye-Fi Cards................................................................. 475
System Map ................................................................................. 478
Function Availability Table According to Shooting Mode ............. 480
Menu Settings .............................................................................. 484
Troubleshooting Guide ................................................................. 495
Error Codes .................................................................................. 510
Specifications ............................................................................... 511
Handling Precautions: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM............. 523
Safety Warnings ........................................................................... 526
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Viewing the DVD-ROM Instruction Manuals /
Downloading Images to Your Computer
531
Viewing the EOS Camera Instruction Manuals Disk (DVD-ROM) 532
Downloading Images to a Computer ............................................ 535
About the Software....................................................................... 537
Installing the Software .................................................................. 539
Index............................................................................................. 542
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Index to Features
Power
LCD Monitor
Charging the battery
Î p.38
Brightness adjustment
Î p.394
Battery check
Î p.46
Electronic level
Î p.75
Help
Î p.78
Battery information
check
Î p.470
Household power outlet Î p.474
Auto power off
Î p.69
Card
AF
AF operation
Î p.86
AF area selection mode Î p.90
AF point selection
Î p.93
Formatting
Î p.67
AF point registration
Î p.450
Recording function
Î p.146
Lens group
Î p.100
Select card
Î p.148
AF points lighting up
in red
Î p.131
AI Servo AF
characteristics
Î p.108
AF Custom Functions
Î p.117
AF Microadjustment
Î p.133
Focusing manually
Î p.140
Release shutter without
card
Î p.42
Lens
Attaching
Î p.50
Zoom
Î p.51
Hood
Î p.52
Image Stabilizer
Î p.53
Metering
Metering mode
Basic Settings
Î p.224
Drive
Language
Î p.49
Date/Time/Zone
Î p.47
Drive mode
Î p.141
Beeper
Î p.69
Self-timer
Î p.143
Î p.195
Maximum burst
Î p.153
Copyright information
Clear all camera settings Î p.70
Viewfinder
Dioptric adjustment
Î p.54
Eyepiece cover
Î p.247
Grid display
Electronic level
Î p.74
Î p.76
Recording Images
Recording function
Î p.146
Creating/Selecting
a folder
Î p.188
File name
Î p.190
File numbering
Î p.193
Show/hide in viewfinder Î p.77
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Index to Features
Image Quality
Exposure
Image-recording quality Î p.149
Exposure compensation Î p.226
ISO speed
Î p.154
Picture Style
Î p.160
Exposure compensation
with M+Auto ISO
Î p.223
White balance
Î p.168
AEB
Î p.227
Auto Lighting Optimizer Î p.175
AE lock
Î p.229
Noise reduction for
high ISO speeds
Safety shift
Î p.436
Î p.176
GPS
Noise reduction for long
exposures
Î p.178
GPS
Î p.197
Digital compass
Î p.206
Logging
Î p.210
Highlight tone priority
Î p.180
Lens aberration
correction
Î p.181
Anti-flicker
Î p.185
Built-in flash
Î p.254
Î p.187
External Speedlite
Î p.259
Flash exposure
compensation
Î p.257
FE lock
Î p.258
Flash function settings
Î p.262
Wireless shooting
Î p.272
Color space
Shooting
Shooting mode
Î p.29
HDR
Î p.233
Multiple exposures
Î p.238
Mirror lockup
Î p.246
Bulb timer
Î p.231
Interval timer
Î p.250
Depth-of-field preview
Î p.221
Remote control
Î p.248
Quick Control
Î p.61
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Flash
External Speedlite Custom
Functions
Î p.271
Live View Shooting
Live View shooting
Î p.285
AF method
Î p.299
Continuous AF
Î p.294
Focusing manually
Î p.308
Aspect ratio
Î p.295
Silent LV shooting
Î p.297
Index to Features
Movie Shooting
Image Editing
Movie shooting
Î p.313
AF method
Î p.299
Movie Servo AF
Î p.342
Movie Servo AF speed
Î p.345
RAW image processing Î p.398
Resizing JPEG
Î p.403
Printing and Transferring
Images
Movie Servo AF tracking
sensitivity
Î p.346
PictBridge
Î p.411
Print Order (DPOF)
Î p.421
Movie recording quality Î p.330
Image transfer
Î p.425
Sound recording
Î p.336
Photobook Set-up
Î p.429
Time code
Î p.339
HDMI output
Î p.348
Still photo shooting
Î p.327
Playback
Image review time
Î p.70
Single-image display
Î p.354
Shooting information
Î p.356
Index display
Î p.361
Customization
Custom Functions (C.Fn) Î p.432
Custom Controls
Î p.445
My Menu
Î p.459
Custom shooting mode Î p.464
Sensor Cleaning and Dust
Reduction
Sensor cleaning
Î p.406
Image browsing
(Jump display)
Î p.362
Magnified view
Î p.364
Two-image display
Î p.366
Image rotation
Î p.367
Software
Protect
Î p.368
Overview
Î p.537
Rating
Î p.371
Installation
Î p.539
Movie playback
Î p.378
Slide show
Î p.382
Viewing images on a
TV set
Î p.385
Copying
Î p.388
Erase
Î p.392
Quick Control
Î p.374
Append Dust Delete Data Î p.407
Interface
Cable protector
Î p.34
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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 the nearest Canon
Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry and clean 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.
Do not block the mirror operation with your finger, etc. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
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 remove the focusing screen unless you are changing it. When
changing the focusing screen, do not touch it with bare hands. Instead use
the dedicated tool that came with the interchangeable focusing screen (sold
separately).
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 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 chemicals that result in rust and
corrosion such as in a chemical lab.
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Handling Precautions
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 such as a foreign trip coming up, have the camera
checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure
it is working properly.
If you use continuous shooting, Live View shooting, or movie shooting for a
prolonged period, the camera may become hot. This is not a malfunction.
If there is a bright light source inside or outside the image area, ghosting
may occur.
LCD Panel and LCD Monitor
Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision
technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there may be a few dead pixels
displaying only black or red, etc. among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels.
Dead pixels 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.
The LCD monitor display may seem slow in low temperatures, or look black
in high temperatures. It will return to normal at room temperature.
Cards
To protect the card and its recorded data, note the following:
Do not drop, bend, or wet the card. Do not subject it to excessive force,
physical shock, or vibration.
Do not touch the card’s electronic contacts with your fingers or anything
metallic.
Do not affix any stickers, etc., on the card.
Do not store or use the card near anything that has 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.
Lens
After detaching the lens from the camera, put down the
lens with the rear end up and attach the lens caps to avoid
scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.
Contacts
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Nomenclature
<o> Drive mode selection/
AF operation/AF method selection button (p.141/86/299)
<m> Flash exposure
compensation/ISO speed
setting button (p.257/154)
<U> LCD panel
illumination button (p.60)
<B> AF area
selection/
Multi-function button
(p.92/258)
<n> White balance selection/
Metering mode selection button (p.168/224)
EF lens mount index (p.50)
Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.254/89)
EF-S lens mount index (p.50)
GPS antenna
Flash sync contacts
Hot shoe (p.259)
<6> Main Dial
(p.56)
Mode Dial lock-release
button (p.56)
Mode Dial
(p.29, 56)
Shutter button
(p.55)
Strap mount
(p.33)
Self-timer lamp
(p.143)
Built-in
microphone
(p.337)
Remote control
sensor (p.248)
<D> Flash
button (p.254)
Grip
(Battery
compartment)
DC coupler cord hole
(p.474)
Depth-of-field preview button
(p.221)
Lens release button (p.51)
Lens lock pin
Lens mount
Contacts (p.21)
Mirror (p.246, 409)
Body cap (p.50)
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Nomenclature
<p> AF area selection lever (p.58)
LCD panel (p.25-26)
Eyecup (p.247)
<p>
AF start button
(p.55, 86, 287, 325)
<A> AE lock
button (p.229)
Viewfinder eyepiece
<S>
AF point
selection
button
(p.92-93)
<B> Info button
(p.60, 75, 78, 204, 206,
288, 323, 354, 468)
Power switch (p.45)
<Q> Quick
Control
button (p.61,
293, 329,
374)
<M> Menu button
(p.64)
Terminal cover
<5> Quick
Control Dial (p.57)
Touch pad (p.59)
<0> Setting button
(p.64)
<Y> External microphone IN terminal (p.337)
<n> Headphone terminal (p.337)
<g> Digital terminal (p.412, 425, 535)
<D> PC terminal (p.260)
<D> HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.385)
Cable protector socket
<F> Remote control terminal (N3 type) (p.248)
When connecting the interface cable to a digital terminal, also use the
provided cable protector (p.34).
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Nomenclature
Dioptric adjustment knob (p.54)
<V> Focal plane mark
Speaker (for sound)
<A/k> Live View shooting/
Movie shooting switch
(p.285/313)
<0> Start/Stop button
(p.286, 314)
<b/X>
Creative Photo/
Comparative playback
(Two-image display)
button (p.160, 233,
238/366)
<9> Multi-controller
(p.58)
<c>
Rating button
(p.370, 371)
Strap mount
(p.33)
<u>
Index/Magnify/
Reduce button
(p.361/364)
Card slot
cover (p.41)
<x> Playback
button (p.354)
<L> Erase button
(p.392)
Battery
compartment
cover release
lever (p.40)
Speaker (for beeper)
Battery compartment
cover (p.40)
LCD monitor (p.64, 286,
314, 354, 394)
Access lamp (p.44)
Tripod socket
Ambient light sensor (p.394)
Serial number
SD card slot (p.41)
CF card slot (p.41)
CF card eject button (p.43)
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Multi function lock switch (p.59)
Nomenclature
LCD Panel
Shutter speed
FE lock (FEL)
Busy (buSY)
Built-in flash recycling (buSY)
Multi function lock warning (L)
No card warning (Card)
Error code (Err)
Cleaning image sensor (CLn)
Logging function (LOG)
White balance
(p.168)
Q Auto
W Daylight
E Shade
R Cloudy
Y Tungsten
light
U White
fluorescent
light
I Flash
O Custom
P Color temperature
Aperture
AF point selection
([
] AF, SEL [ ], SEL AF)
AF point registration
([
] HP, SEL [ ], SEL HP)
Card warning (Card 1/2)
Card full warning (FuLL 1/2)
Possible shots
Self-timer countdown
Bulb exposure time
Card error warning (Err)
Error number
Remaining images to record
Metering mode (p.224)
q Evaluative metering
w Partial metering
r Spot metering
e Center-weighted
average metering
Battery check (p.46)
<h> AEB (p.227)
<r> GPS acquisition
status (p.201)
<u> White balance correction
(p.172)
<N> Auto Lighting Optimizer
(p.175)
<J> Bulb timer shooting
(p.231)
<H> Interval timer shooting
(p.250)
<w> HDR shooting (p.233)
<P> Multiple-exposure
shooting (p.238)
* The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Nomenclature
<f> CF card indicator
<J> CF card selection icon
ISO speed (p.154)
<J> SD card selection icon
<g> SD card indicator
<i> ISO speed
(p.154)
<A>
Highlight tone priority
(p.180)
Exposure level indicator
(Setting value)
Exposure compensation amount (p.226)
AEB range (p.227)
Flash exposure compensation amount
(p.257)
<y> Flash exposure
compensation (p.257)
<z> Warning symbol
(p.441)
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AF operation (p.86)
X
One-Shot AF
9
AI Focus AF
Z
AI Servo AF
4L
Manual focus
Drive mode (p.141)
u Single shooting
o High-speed
continuous shooting
i Low-speed
continuous shooting
B Silent single
shooting
M Silent continuous
shooting
Q Self-timer: 10 sec./
remote control
k Self-timer: 2 sec./
remote control
Nomenclature
Viewfinder Information
Electronic level (p.76)
Spot metering circle (p.224)
Large Zone AF frame (p.91, 97)
Focusing screen
<S> Single AF point
<O> Spot AF point
(p.95)
Grid (p.74)
Exposure level
indicator (Metering/
Flash metering)
Area AF frame
(p.91, 97)
Flicker detection
(p.185)
<i> AF status
indicator (p.89)
Shooting mode
<z>
Warning symbol
(p.441)
White balance (p.168)
Drive mode (p.141)
AF operation (p.86)
Metering mode (p.224)
Standard exposure index
Exposure level scale
: 1 stop
: 1/3 stop
Overexposure
JPEG/RAW (p.149)
Flash
overexposure
Exposure level
Flash exposure
level
Flash
underexposure
Underexposure
* The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Nomenclature
<i> ISO speed
(p.154)
<z> Battery check
(p.46)
<A> AE lock (p.229)
AEB in-progress
(p.227)
<D> Flash-ready
(p.254, 259)
Improper FE lock
warning
<d> FE lock (p.259)
FEB in-progress (p.269)
<e> High-speed sync (p.269)
<y> Flash exposure
compensation (p.257)
Shutter speed (p.218)
FE lock (FEL)
Busy (buSY)
Built-in flash recycling (buSY)
Multi function lock warning (L)
No card warning (Card)
Error code (Err)
Aperture (p.220)
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<o> Focus
indicator
(p.80, 87)
<e> AF status indicator
(p.132)
Maximum burst (p.153)
Number of remaining
multiple exposures (p.240)
ISO speed (p.154)
<A> Highlight tone priority (p.180)
Exposure level indicator
Exposure compensation amount (p.226)
AEB range (p.227)
Flash exposure compensation (p.257)
Red-eye reduction lamp ON (p.256)
AF point selection
([
] AF, SEL [ ], SEL AF)
AF point registration
([
] HP, SEL [ ], SEL HP)
Card warning (Card 1/2)
Card full warning (FuLL 1/2)
Nomenclature
Mode Dial
You can set the shooting mode. Turn the Mode Dial while holding down
the Mode Dial center (Mode Dial lock release button).
F : Bulb (p.230)
a : Manual exposure (p.222)
f : Aperture-priority AE (p.220)
s : Shutter-priority AE (p.218)
d : Program AE (p.216)
A : Scene Intelligent Auto (p.80)
Custom shooting mode
You can register the shooting mode (d/s/f/a/F), AF
operation, menu settings, etc., to w, x, y Mode Dial positions
(p.464).
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Nomenclature
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Focusing ring (p.140, 308)
Focus mode switch (p.50)
Hood mount (p.52)
Zoom position index
Zoom ring lock lever
(p.51)
Filter thread
(front of lens)
Zoom ring (p.51)
Image Stabilizer switch (p.53)
Lens mount index (p.50)
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Contacts (p.21)
Nomenclature
EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Hood mount (p.52)
Focus mode switch (p.50)
Zoom position index
Distance scale
Filter thread
(front of lens)
Zoom ring (p.51)
Focusing ring (p.140, 308)
Image Stabilizer switch (p.53)
Contacts (p.21)
Lens mount index (p.50)
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Nomenclature
Battery Charger LC-E6
Charger for Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6 (p.38).
Power plug
Battery pack slot
Charge lamp
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, if needed.
Battery Charger LC-E6E
Charger for Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6 (p.38).
Power cord
Charge lamp
Battery pack slot
Power cord socket
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Nomenclature
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.247).
Eyepiece cover
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Nomenclature
Using the Cable Protector
When connecting the camera to a computer, printer or Wireless File
Transmitter, use the provided interface cable or one from Canon (shown
in the System Map on page 478).
When connecting the interface cable, also use the provided cable
protector. Using the cable protector prevents the cable from accidental
disconnection and the terminal from getting damaged.
Using a Provided Interface Cable and a Genuine HDMI Cable (sold
separately)
1
2
Clamp
3
Cable protector
4
Provided
interface cable
5
HDMI cable (sold separately)
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Nomenclature
Using a Genuine Interface Cable (sold separately)
If you use a genuine interface cable (sold
separately, p.478), run the cable through the
clamp before attaching the clamp to the cable
protector.
Clamp
Connecting interface cable without using the cable protector may
damage the digital terminal.
Do not use a USB 2.0 cable equipped with a Micro-B plug. It may
damage the camera’s digital terminal.
As shown in the lower-right illustration for step 4, check that the interface
cable is securely attached to the digital terminal.
To connect the camera to a TV set, using HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold
separately) is recommended. Using the cable protector is recommended
even when connecting an HDMI cable.
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36
1
Getting Started
This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start
shooting and basic camera operations.
Minimizing Dust
When changing lenses, do it quickly 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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Charging the Battery
1
Remove the protective cover.
Detach the protective cover provided
with the battery.
the battery.
2 Attach
As shown in the illustration, attach the
battery securely to the charger.
To detach the battery, follow the
above procedure in reverse.
LC-E6
the battery.
3 Recharge
For LC-E6
As shown by the arrow, flip out the
battery charger’s prongs and insert
the prongs into a power outlet.
For LC-E6E
LC-E6E
Charge Level
0-49%
50-74%
75% or higher
Fully charged
Connect the power cord to the
charger and insert the plug into a
power outlet.
X Recharging starts automatically and
the charge lamp blinks in orange.
Color
Orange
Green
Charge Lamp
Display
Blinks once per second
Blinks twice per second
Blinks three times per second
Lights up
It takes approx. 2 hr. and 30 min. to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at
room temperature (23°C / 73°F). The time required to recharge the battery will vary
greatly depending on the ambient temperature and the battery’s remaining capacity.
For safety reasons, recharging in low temperatures (5°C - 10°C /
41°F - 50°F) will take longer (up to approx. 4 hr.).
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Charging the Battery
Tips for Using the Battery and Charger
Upon purchase, the battery is not fully charged.
Charge the battery before use.
Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used.
Even during storage, a charged battery will gradually drain and lose its capacity.
After recharging the battery, detach it and disconnect the
charger 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.
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 when it is fully charged may lower the battery’s performance.
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 reached the end of its service life.
Check the battery’s recharge performance (p.470) and purchase a new battery.
After disconnecting the charger’s power plug, do not touch the prongs for approx. 10 sec.
If the battery’s remaining capacity (p.470) is 94% or higher, the battery
will not be recharged.
The charger cannot charge any battery other than Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6.
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Installing and Removing the Battery
Load a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N (or LP-E6) into the camera.
The camera’s viewfinder becomes bright when a battery is installed,
and darkens when the battery is removed.
Installing the Battery
1
Open the cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the
arrows and open the cover.
the battery.
2 Insert
Insert the end with the battery
contacts.
Insert the battery until it locks in
place.
the cover.
3 Close
Press the cover until it snaps shut.
Only Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6 can 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 of the
battery contacts, be sure to attach the
provided protective cover (p.38) to
the battery.
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Installing and Removing the Card
The camera can use a CF card and an SD card. Images can be
recorded when at least one card is installed in the camera.
If both types of card are inserted, you can select which card to record
images to, or simultaneously record images on both cards (p.146-148).
If you use an SD card, be sure the card’s write-protect switch
is set upward to enable writing/erasing.
Installing the Card
1
CF card
SD card
Write-protect switch
Open the cover.
Slide the cover as shown by the
arrows to open it.
the card.
2 Insert
The camera-front side slot is for a CF
card, and the camera-back side slot
is for an SD card.
Face the CF card’s label 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 CF card eject button will stick
out.
With the SD card’s label facing
you, push in the card until it clicks
in place.
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Installing and Removing the Card
the cover.
3 Close
Close the cover and slide it in the
Card
Possible
selection icon shots
direction shown by the arrows until it
snaps shut.
X When you set the power switch to
<1> (p.45), the number of possible
shots and the loaded card(s) will be
displayed on the LCD panel.
The images will be recorded to the
card indicated by the arrow < >
icon.
CF card indicator
SD card indicator
The camera cannot use Type II CF cards or hard disk-type cards.
Ultra DMA (UDMA) CF cards can also be used with the camera. UDMA
cards enable faster data writing.
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards are supported. UHS-I SDHC or SDXC
memory cards can also be used.
The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the
card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc.
Even if shooting 2,000 or more shots is possible, the indicator will display
only up to 1999.
Setting [z1: Release shutter without card] to [Disable] will prevent
you from forgetting to insert a card (p.484).
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Installing and Removing the 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.
If [Recording...] is displayed, close
the cover.
Access lamp
the card.
2 Remove
To remove the CF card, push the
CF card eject button
eject button.
To remove the SD card, push it in
gently and release it. Then pull it out.
Pull the card straight out, then close
the cover.
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Installing and Removing the Card
When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that images are
being written to, read from, or erased from the card, or data is being
transferred. Do not open the card slot cover during this time. Also,
never do any of the following while the access lamp is lit or
blinking. Otherwise, it can damage the image data, card, or camera.
• Removing the card.
• Removing the battery.
• Shaking or banging the camera around.
If the card already contains recorded images, the image number may not
start from 0001 (p.193).
If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor, remove
and reinsert the card. If the error persists, use a different card.
If you can transfer all the images on the card to a computer, transfer all
the images and then format the card with the camera (p.67). The card
may then return to normal.
Do not touch the SD card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.
Do not expose the contacts to dust or water. If smudges adhere to the
contacts, contact failure may result.
Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used (card error will be displayed).
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Turning on the Power
If you turn on the power switch and the date/time/zone setting
screen appears, see page 47 to set the date/time/zone.
<1> : The camera turns on.
<2> : The camera is turned off and
does not operate. Set to this
position when not using the
camera.
Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch
to <1> or <2>, sensor
cleaning will be executed
automatically. (A small sound may be
heard.) During the sensor cleaning,
the LCD monitor will display <f>.
You can still shoot during sensor cleaning by pressing the shutter
button halfway (p.55) to stop cleaning and take a picture.
If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short
interval, the <f> icon may not be displayed. This is normal and
not a malfunction.
3 Auto Power Off
To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after 1
minute of non-operation. To turn on the camera again, just press the
shutter button halfway.
You can set the auto power off time with [52: Auto power off]
(p.69).
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
recording finishes.
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Turning on the Power
z Checking the Battery Level
When the power switch is set to <1>, the battery level will be
indicated in one of six levels. A blinking battery icon (b) indicates
that the battery will be exhausted soon.
Display
Level (%) 100 - 70 69 - 50 49 - 20 19 - 10
9-1
0
Number of Possible Shots
Temperature
Room Temperature
(23°C / 73°F)
Low Temperatures
(0°C / 32°F)
No Flash
Approx. 800 shots
Approx. 760 shots
50% Flash Use
Approx. 670 shots
Approx. 640 shots
The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N, no Live View
shooting, and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
Possible shots with Battery Grip BG-E16 (sold separately)
• With LP-E6N x 2: approx. twice the shots without the battery grip.
• With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries at room temperature (23°C / 73°F):
approx. 270 shots with no flash, approx. 210 shots with 50% flash use.
Doing any of the following will exhaust the battery sooner:
• Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
• Activating the AF frequently without taking a picture.
• Using the lens Image Stabilizer.
• Using the LCD monitor often.
The number of possible shots may decrease depending on the actual
shooting conditions.
The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Depending on
the lens used, the battery may exhaust faster.
For the number of possible shots with Live View shooting, see page 287.
See [53: Battery info.] to check the battery’s condition in detail (p.470).
With Battery Grip BG-E16 (sold separately) loaded with size AA/LR6
batteries, a four-level indicator will be displayed. ([x] [m] will not
be displayed.)
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3 Setting the Date, Time, and Zone
When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time/zone are
reset, the date/time/zone setting screen will appear. Follow the steps
below, making sure to set the time zone first. Set the camera to the time
zone in which you currently live so that, when you travel, you can simply
change the setting to the correct time zone for your destination and the
camera will automatically adjust the date/time.
Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based
on this date/time setting. Be sure to set the correct date/time.
1
Display the menu screen.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu screen.
the [52] tab, select [Date/
2 Under
Time/Zone].
Press the <Q> button and select the
[5] tab.
Turn the <6> dial to select the [52]
tab.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Date/
Time/Zone], then press <0>.
the time zone.
3 Set[London]
is set by default.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Time
zone].
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Turn the <5> dial to select the time
zone, then press <0>.
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3 Setting the Date, Time, and Zone
the date and time.
4 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the number.
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Turn the <5> dial to select the
desired setting, then press <0>
(Returns to <s>).
saving time.
5 SetSettheit ifdaylight
necessary.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Y].
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Z], then
press <0>.
When the daylight saving time is set
to [Z], the time set in step 4 will
advance by 1 hr. If [Y] is set, the
daylight saving time will be canceled
and the time will go back by 1 hr.
6 ExitTurnthethesetting.
<5> dial to select [OK],
then press <0>.
X The date/time/zone and daylight
saving time will be set and the menu
will reappear.
The date/time/zone settings may be reset when the camera is stored
without the battery, when its battery becomes exhausted, or when it is
exposed to below freezing temperatures for a prolonged period. If this
happens, set the date/time/zone again.
After changing the time zone, check that the correct date/time are set.
When performing [Sync time between cameras] via Wireless File
Transmitter, using another EOS 7D Mark II is recommended. If you
perform [Sync time between cameras] using different models, the time
zone or time may not be set correctly.
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3 Selecting the Interface Language
The date/time that were set will start from when you press <0> in step
6.
In step 3, the time displayed on the upper right of the screen is the time
difference compared with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). If you do
not see your time zone, set the time zone while referring to the difference
with UTC.
The time can be set using the GPS auto time setting function (p.209).
3 Selecting the Interface Language
1
Display the menu screen.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu screen.
the [52] tab, select
2 Under
[LanguageK].
Press the <Q> button and select the
[5] tab.
Turn the <6> dial to select the [52]
tab.
Turn the <5> dial to select
[LanguageK], then press <0>.
the desired language.
3 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the
language, then press <0>.
X The interface language will change.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
The camera is compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The
camera cannot be used with EF-M lenses.
Attaching a Lens
1
Remove the caps.
Remove the rear lens cap and the
body cap by turning them as shown
by the arrows.
the lens.
2 Attach
Align the lens’s red or white mount
White index
index with the camera’s mount index
of the same color. Turn the lens as
shown by the arrow until it clicks in
place.
Red index
the lens’s focus mode switch
3 Set
to <AF>.
<AF> stands for autofocus.
<MF> stands for manual focus.
Autofocus will not operate.
4 Remove the front lens cap.
Image Conversion Factor
Since the image sensor size is
smaller than the 35mm film
format, the angle of view of an
attached lens will be equivalent
to that of a lens with approx. 1.6x
of the focal length indicated.
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Image sensor size (Approx.)
(22.4 x 15.0 mm / 0.88 x 0.59 in.)
35mm image size
(36 x 24 mm / 1.42 x 0.94 in.)
Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Zooming
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.
Detaching the Lens
While pressing the lens release
button, turn the lens as shown by
the arrow.
Turn the lens until it stops, then
detach it.
Attach the rear lens cap to the
detached lens.
To owners of the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens:
You can prevent the lens 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.
When attaching or detaching a lens, set the camera’s power switch to
<2>.
If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing, do
not touch the rotating part.
If you purchased a lens kit with the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
lens, see “Handling Precautions” on page 523.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Attaching a Lens Hood
A lens hood can block unwanted light and prevent rain, snow, dust, etc.
adhering to the front of the lens. Before storing the lens in a bag, etc.,
you can attach the hood in reverse.
If the Lens and the Lens Hood Have a Mount Index
1
Align the red dots, then turn the
hood as shown by the arrow.
Align the red dots on the hood and
lens edge, then turn the hood as
shown by the arrow.
the hood as shown in the
2 Turn
illustration.
Turn the hood clockwise until it
attaches securely.
If the hood is not attached properly, it may obstruct the image’s
periphery, making the image look dark.
When attaching or detaching the hood, grasp the base of the hood when
turning it. Grasping the hood’s edges when turning it may deform the
hood, resulting in failure to turn.
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Lens Image Stabilizer
When you use the IS lens’s built-in Image Stabilizer, camera shake is
corrected to obtain a sharper shot. The procedure explained here is
based on the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens as an example.
* IS stands for Image Stabilizer.
1
Set the IS switch to <1>.
Also 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
viewfinder, press the shutter button
completely to take the picture.
The Image Stabilizer will not be effective if the subject moves during the
exposure.
For bulb exposures, set the IS switch to <2>. If <1> is set, Image
Stabilizer misoperation may occur.
The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as
on a rocking boat.
The Image Stabilizer can operate with the lens’s focus mode switch set
to either <AF> or <MF>.
When using a tripod, you can still shoot with the IS switch set to <1>
with no problem. However, to save battery power, setting the IS switch to
<2> is recommended.
The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a
monopod.
With the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM or EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
USM lens, the Image Stabilizer mode may switch automatically to suit
the shooting conditions.
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Basic Operation
Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity
Turn the dioptric adjustment
knob.
Turn the knob left or right so that the
AF points in the viewfinder look
sharp.
If the knob is difficult to turn, remove
the eyecup (p.247).
If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder
image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens Eg (sold separately) is
recommended.
Holding the Camera
To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera
shake.
Horizontal shooting
Vertical shooting
1. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.
2. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand.
3. Rest your hand’s right index finger lightly on the shutter button.
4. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body.
5. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot slightly ahead of the other.
6. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder.
To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor, see page 285.
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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 the
automatic exposure system that sets the
shutter speed and aperture.
The exposure setting (shutter speed and
aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder
and on the LCD panel for 4 sec.
(metering timer/0).
Pressing Completely
This releases the shutter and takes the
picture.
Preventing Camera Shake
Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called
camera shake. It can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake,
note the following:
• Hold and steady the camera as shown on the preceding page.
• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus, then slowly press the
shutter button completely.
In the <d> <s> <f> <a> <F> shooting modes, pressing the
<p> button will execute the same operation 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 menu display, image playback, or image recording, you can
go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway.
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Basic Operation
Mode Dial
Turn the dial while holding down
the lock release button at the
center of the dial.
Use it to set the shooting mode.
6 Main Dial
(1) After pressing a button, turn the
<6> dial.
When you press a button such as
<n> <o> <m>, the
respective function remains selected for
6 sec. (9). During this time, you can
turn the <6> dial to change the setting.
When the function selection ends 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 operation, ISO
speed, AF point, etc.
(2) Turn the <6> dial only.
While looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <6> dial to change the
setting.
Use this dial to set the shutter speed,
aperture, etc.
The operations in (1) are possible even when the <R> switch is set to
the right (Multi function lock, p.59).
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Basic Operation
5 Quick Control Dial
(1) After pressing a button, turn the
<5> dial.
When you press a button such as
<n> <o> <m>, the
respective function remains selected for
6 sec. (9). During this time, you can
turn the <5> dial to change the setting.
When the function selection ends 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.
(2) Turn the <5> dial only.
While looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <5> dial to change the
setting.
Use this dial to set the exposure
compensation amount, the aperture
setting for manual exposures, etc.
The operations in (1) are possible even when the <R> switch is set to
the right (Multi function lock, p.59).
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Basic Operation
p AF Area Selection Lever
The <p> lever can be tilted to the right. Use it to select the AF area
selection mode.
After pressing the <S> button,
tilt the <p>.
Pressing the <S> button will make
the AF area selection mode and AF
point selectable for 6 sec. (9).
Then, when you tilt the <p> to the
right within that time, you can change
the AF area selection mode.
You can also press the <S> button and then press the <B> button to
select the AF area selection mode.
9 Multi-controller
The <9> consists of an eight-direction key and a button at the center.
Use it to select the AF point, correct
the white balance, move the AF point
or magnifying frame during Live View
shooting, scroll around magnified
images during playback, operate the
Quick Control screen, etc.
You can also use it to select and set
menu items.
For menus and Quick Control, the
Multi-controller works only in the
vertical and horizontal directions
<V> <U>. It does not work in
diagonal directions.
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Basic Operation
h Touch Pad
During movie shooting, the touch pad provides a quiet way to adjust the
shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO speed, sound
recording level, and headphone volume (p.338).
This function works when [z5: Silent Control] is set to [Enable h].
After pressing the <Q> button,
tap the <5> dial’s inner ring at
the top, bottom, left, or right.
R Multi Function Lock
By setting [83: Multi function lock] (p.442) and moving the <R>
switch to the right, you can prevent the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial,
Multi-controller, and AF area selection lever from moving and changing
a setting inadvertently.
<R> switch set to the left:
Lock released
<R> switch set to the right:
Lock engaged
If the <R> switch is set to the right and you try to use one of the locked
camera controls, <L> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
panel. On the shooting settings display (p.60), [LOCK] will be displayed.
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Basic Operation
U LCD Panel Illumination
Turn on (9) or off the LCD panel
illumination by pressing the <U> button.
During a bulb exposure, pressing the
shutter button completely will turn off the
LCD panel illumination.
Displaying Shooting Function Settings
After you press the <B> button a number of times, the shooting
function settings will be displayed.
With the shooting function settings displayed, you can turn the Mode
Dial to see the settings for each shooting mode (p.469).
Pressing the <Q> button enables Quick Control of the shooting
function settings (p.61).
Press the <B> button again to turn off the display.
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Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions
You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the
LCD monitor. This is called Quick Control.
1
Press the <Q> button (7).
X The Quick Control screen will appear.
the desired functions.
2 SetUse
<9> to select a function.
X The setting of the selected function is
displayed.
Turn the <5> or <6> dial to
change the setting.
<A> mode
<d/s/f/a/F> modes
the picture.
3 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
X The captured image will be displayed.
In the <A> mode, you can only select the recording function and card, and
set the image-recording quality, drive mode, and flash firing.
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Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions
Settable Functions on Quick Control Screen
Aperture (p.220)
Shutter speed (p.218)
AE lock* (p.229)
Highlight tone priority* (p.180)
Shooting mode* (p.29)
Exposure
compensation/
AEB setting
(p.226/227)
Picture Style (p.160)
AF operation (p.86)
White balance (p.168)
Metering mode (p.224)
White balance correction /
White balance bracketing
(p.172/173)
ISO speed (p.154)
Flash exposure
compensation (p.257)
Custom Controls (p.445)/
Flash firing (A mode)
Image-recording quality
(p.149)
Recording function/Card selection
(p.146)
Auto Lighting Optimizer
(p.175)
Drive mode (p.141)
* Functions marked with an asterisk cannot be set with the Quick Control
screen.
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Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions
Function Setting Screen
Ð <0>
Select a function and press <0>.
The function setting screen will
appear.
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to
change some of the settings. There
are also functions that are set by
pressing the button.
Press <0> to finalize the setting and
return to the previous screen.
When you select <
> (p.445) and
press the <M> button, the
previous screen will reappear.
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3 Menu Operations
You can set various settings with the menus such as the image-recording
quality, date/time, etc.
<M> button
<6> Main Dial
LCD monitor
<5> Quick Control Dial
<Q> button
<0> button
A Mode Menu Screen
* Certain menu tabs and menu items are not displayed in the <A> mode.
d/s/f/a/F Mode Menu Screen
3: Playback
2: AF
z: Shooting
Secondary
tabs
5: Set-up
8: Custom Functions
9: My Menu
Main tabs
Menu settings
Menu items
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3 Menu Operations
Menu Setting Procedure
1
Display the menu screen.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu screen.
a tab.
2 Select
Each time you press the <Q> button,
the main tab will switch.
Turn the <6> dial to select a
secondary tab.
For example, the [z4] tab refers to
the screen displayed when the z
(Shooting) tab’s fourth dot “ ” from the
left is selected.
the desired item.
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the item,
then press <0>.
the setting.
4 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
desired setting.
The current setting is indicated in
blue.
the setting.
5 Adjust
Press <0> to set it.
the setting.
6 ExitPress
the <M> button to exit the
menu and return to shooting-ready.
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3 Menu Operations
The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have
pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.
You can also use <9> to operate and set menu functions. (Except for
[31: Erase images] and [51: Format card].)
To cancel the operation, press the <M> button.
For details about each menu item, see page 484.
Dimmed Menu Items
Example: When Multi Shot
Noise Reduction is set
Dimmed menu items cannot be set. The
menu item is dimmed if another function
setting is overriding it.
You can see the overriding function by
selecting the dimmed menu item and
pressing <0>.
If you cancel the overriding function’s
setting, the dimmed menu item will
become settable.
Some dimmed menu items will not show the overriding function.
With [54: Clear all camera settings], you can reset the menu functions to
the default settings (p.70).
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Before You Start
3 Formatting the Card
If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or
computer, format the card with this camera.
When the card is formatted, all images and data on 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 and data to a computer, etc., before formatting the
card.
1
Select [Format card].
Under the [51] tab, select [Format
card], then press <0>.
the card.
2 Select
[f] is the CF card, and [g] is the SD
card.
Select the card, then press <0>.
[OK].
3 Select
X The card will be formatted.
When [g] is selected, low-level
formatting is possible (p.68).
For low-level formatting, press the
<L> button to append [Low level
format] with a checkmark <X>, then
select [OK].
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Before You Start
Format the card in the following cases:
The card is new.
The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.
The card is full with images or data.
A card-related error is displayed (p.510).
Low-level Formatting
Perform low-level formatting if the SD card’s reading or writing speed
seems slow or if you want to totally erase all data on the card.
Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors on the SD card,
the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting.
You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Even in this
case, normal formatting will be completed and you can use the SD card as
usual.
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, execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to
prevent the personal data from being leaked.
Before using a new Eye-Fi card (p.475), the software on the card
must be installed on your computer. Then format the card with the
camera.
The card capacity displayed on the card format screen may be smaller
than the capacity indicated on the card.
This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
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Before You Start
3 Disabling the Beeper
You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or
during self-timer operation.
1
Select [Beep].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Beep],
then press <0>.
[Disable].
2 Select
Select [Disable], then press <0>.
X The beeper will not sound.
3 Setting the Power-off Time/Auto Power Off
To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a set
time of idle operation elapses. The default setting is 1 min., but this
setting can be changed. If you do not want the camera to turn off
automatically, set this to [Disable]. After the power turns off, you can
turn on the camera again by pressing the shutter button or other
buttons.
1
Select [Auto power off].
Under the [52] tab, select [Auto
power off], then press <0>.
the desired time.
2 SetSelect
the desired setting, then press
<0>.
Even if [Disable] is 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 Setting the Image Review Time
You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor just
after shooting. To keep the image displayed, set [Hold]. To not have the
image displayed, set [Off].
1
Select [Image review].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Image
review], then press <0>.
the desired time.
2 SetSelect
the desired setting, then press
<0>.
If [Hold] is set, the image will be displayed until the auto power off time
elapses.
3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN
The camera’s shooting function settings and menu settings can be
reverted to their defaults.
1
Select [Clear all camera settings].
Under the [54] tab, select [Clear all
camera settings], then press <0>.
[OK].
2 Select
X Clearing all the camera settings will
reset the camera to the default
settings on pages 71-73.
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Before You Start
AF Settings
Shooting Function Settings
AF operation
AF area selection
mode
AF point selection
Registered AF point
Metering mode
ISO speed
ISO speed range
Auto ISO range
One-Shot AF
Single-point AF
(Manual Selection)
Center
Canceled
q (Evaluative metering)
Auto
Minimum limit: 100
Maximum limit: 16000
Minimum limit: 100
Maximum limit: 6400
Minimum shutter Auto
speed
Drive mode
u (Single shooting)
Exposure
Canceled
compensation/AEB
Flash exposure
Canceled
compensation
Red-eye reduction Disable
Multiple exposure Disable
HDR Mode
Disable HDR
Interval timer
Disable
Bulb timer
Disable
Anti-flicker shooting Disable
Mirror lockup
Disable
Viewfinder display
Viewfinder level Hide
VF grid display Disable
Show/hide in
Only Flicker
viewfinder
checkmarked
Custom Functions Unchanged
Flash control
Flash firing
Enable
E-TTL II
Evaluative flash
Flash metering metering
Flash sync. speed Auto
in Av mode
Case 1 - 6
AI Servo 1st
image priority
AI Servo 2nd
image priority
Lens electronic
MF
AF-assist beam firing
One-Shot AF
release priority
Lens drive when
AF impossible
Selectable AF
point
Select AF area
selection mode
AF area selection
method
Orientation linked
AF point
Initial AF point,
AI Servo AF
Automatic AF
point selection:
EOS iTR AF
Manual AF point
selection pattern
AF point display
during focus
VF display illumination
AF point during
AI Servo AF
AF status in
viewfinder
AF
Microadjustment
Case1/Parameter
settings of all
cases cleared
Equal priority
Equal priority
Enable after
One-Shot AF
Enable
Focus priority
Continue focus
search
65 points
All items
selected
M-Fn button
Same for both
vertical/horizontal
Auto
Enable
Stops at AF area
edges
Selected
(constant)
Auto
Non illuminated
Show in field of
view
Disable/
Adjustment
amount retained
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Before You Start
Image Recording Settings
Camera Settings
Image quality
73
Auto power off
1 min.
Picture Style
Standard
Beep
Enable
Standard
Release shutter
without card
Enable
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Peripheral illumination Enable/Correction
correction
data retained
Image review time
2 sec.
Highlight alert
Disable
Chromatic aberration
correction
Enable/Correction
data retained
AF point display
Disable
Playback grid
Off
Distortion correction
Disable/Correction
data retained
Histogram display
Brightness
White balance
Q (Auto)
Custom White Balance Canceled
Magnification
(Approx.)
2x (magnify
from center)
White balance shift
Control over HDMI
Disable
Canceled
White balance
bracketing
Canceled
Color space
sRGB
Movie playback count Unchanged
Image jump w/6
e (10 images)
Auto rotate
OnzD
LCD brightness
Auto
Date/Time/Zone
Unchanged
Eye-Fi settings
Disable
Language
Unchanged
Highlight tone priority Disable
GPS and digital
compass settings
Disable
Record function
Standard
Video system
Unchanged
File numbering
Continuous
File name
Preset code
z button display All items
options
selected
Auto cleaning
Enable
m button function Rating
Dust Delete Data
Erased
Custom shooting mode Unchanged
Long exposure
noise reduction
Disable
High ISO speed
noise reduction
Standard
Copyright information Unchanged
Configure:
MY MENU*
Menu display
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Unchanged
Normal display
Before You Start
Live View Shooting Settings
Live View shooting
AF method
Continuous AF
Grid display
Aspect ratio
Enable
u+Tracking
Disable
Off
3:2
Exposure
simulation
Enable
Silent LV
shooting
Mode 1
Metering timer
8 sec.
Movie Shooting Settings
Movie Servo AF Enable
AF method
u+Tracking
Grid display
Off
Movie recording quality
MOV/MP4
MOV
Movie
NTSC: L6X
recording size PAL: L5X
24.00P
Disable
Sound recording Auto
Wind filter
Disable
Attenuator
Disable
Movie Servo AF speed
When active
Always on
AF speed
Standard
Movie Servo AF
0 (Standard)
tracking sensitivity
Silent LV shooting
Metering timer
Time code
Count up
Start time setting
Mode 1
8 sec.
Unchanged
Unchanged
Movie
Unchanged
recording count
Movie playback
Unchanged
count
HDMI
Drop frame
Silent control
V button
function
Unchanged
Unchanged
Disable h
/z
HDMI output +
LCD
No mirroring
HDMI frame rate
Auto
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l Displaying the Grid
You can display a grid in the viewfinder to help you check the camera tilt
or compose the shot.
1
Select [Viewfinder display].
Under the [52] tab, select
[Viewfinder display], then press
<0>.
2 Select [VF grid display].
[Enable].
3 Select
X When you exit the menu, the grid will
appear in the viewfinder.
You can display a grid on the LCD monitor during Live View shooting and
before you start shooting a movie (p.295, 344).
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Q Displaying the Electronic Level
You can display the electronic level on the LCD monitor and in the
viewfinder to help you correct camera tilt.
Displaying the Electronic Level on the LCD Monitor
1
Press the <B> button.
Each time you press the <B>
button, the screen display will
change.
Display the electronic level.
If the electronic level does not
appear, set [53: z button
display options] so that the
electronic level can be displayed
(p.468).
the camera’s tilt.
2 Check
The horizontal and vertical tilt are
Vertical level Horizontal level
displayed in 1° increments.
When the red line turns green, it
indicates that the tilt is almost
corrected.
Even when the tilt is corrected, there may be a margin of error of approx.
±1°.
If the camera is very tilted, the electronic level’s margin of error will be larger.
During Live View shooting and before movie shooting (except with u+
Tracking), you can also display the electronic level as described above.
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Q Displaying the Electronic Level
3 Displaying the Electronic Level in the Viewfinder
An electronic level can be displayed on the upper part of the viewfinder.
Since this can be displayed while you shoot, you can correct the
camera tilt while shooting.
1
Select [Viewfinder display].
Under the [52] tab, select
[Viewfinder display], then press
<0>.
2 Select [Viewfinder level].
3 Select [Show].
the shutter button halfway.
4 Press
X The electronic level will be displayed
in the viewfinder.
This also works with vertical shooting.
1°
4° or greater
1°
7°
7.5° or greater
Even when the tilt is corrected, there may be a margin of error of approx.
±1°.
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3 Setting the Viewfinder Information DisplayN
The shooting function settings (Shooting mode, White balance, Drive
mode, AF operation, Metering mode, Image quality: JPEG/RAW, Flicker
detection) can be displayed in the viewfinder.
By default, only Flicker detection is checkmarked [X].
1
Select [Viewfinder display].
Under the [52] tab, select
[Viewfinder display], then press
<0>.
2 Select [Show/hide in viewfinder].
[X] the information to
3 Checkmark
be displayed.
Select the information to display and
press <0> to append a checkmark
<X>.
Repeat this procedure to append a
checkmark [X] to all the information
to be displayed. Then select [OK].
X When you exit the menu, the
checkmarked information will appear
in the viewfinder (p.27).
If no card is inserted in the camera, the image-recording quality will not be
displayed in the viewfinder.
When you press the <n> or <o> button, operate the lens’s focus
mode switch, or when a lens equipped with electronic manual focusing is
used and the AF/MF switches as the lens’s focusing ring is turned (p.119),
the respective information will appear in the viewfinder regardless of
whether it is checkmarked.
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Help
When [z Help] is displayed at the bottom of the menu screen, the
feature’s description (Help) can be displayed. The Help screen is
displayed only while you hold down the <B> button. If the Help fills
more than one screen, a scroll bar will appear on the right edge. To
scroll, hold down the <B> button and turn the <5> dial.
Example: [21: Case2]
B
Î
Scroll bar
Example: [24: Orientation linked AF point]
B
Î
Example: [83: Multi function lock]
B
Î
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2
Basic Shooting
This chapter explains how to use the Mode Dial’s <A>
(Scene Intelligent Auto) mode for easy picture taking.
In the <A> mode, all you do is point and shoot and the
camera sets everything automatically (p.480). Also, to prevent
botched pictures due to mistaken operations, advanced
shooting function settings cannot be changed.
Scene Intelligent Auto
Auto Lighting Optimizer
In the <A> mode, the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.175) will adjust
the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and
contrast. It is also enabled by default in the <d>, <s>, or
<f> mode.
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A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
<A> is a fully automatic mode. The camera analyzes the scene
and sets the optimum settings automatically. It also adjusts focus
automatically by detecting whether the subject is still or moving (p.83).
1
Area AF frame
Set the Mode Dial to <A>.
Turn the Mode Dial while holding
down the lock release button at the
center.
the Area AF frame over the
2 Aim
subject.
All the AF points will be used to focus,
and the camera will focus on the
closest object.
Aiming the center of the Area AF
frame over the subject will make
focusing easier.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway. The
X
X
X
X
Focus indicator
80
lens’s focusing ring will rotate to
focus.
During the autofocus operation,
<i> will be displayed.
The AF point that achieves focus will
be displayed. At the same time, the
beeper will sound and the focus
indicator <o> will light up.
In low light, the AF point(s) will light
up briefly in red.
If necessary, the built-in flash will be
raised automatically.
A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
X The captured image will be displayed
for 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
After you finish shooting, push down
the built-in flash with your fingers.
The <A> mode makes the colors look more impressive in nature, outdoor,
and sunset scenes. If you did not obtain the desired color tones, change the
mode to <d>, <s>, <f>, or <a>, set a Picture Style other than
<D>, then shoot again (p.160).
FAQ
The focus indicator <o> blinks and focus is not achieved.
Aim the Area AF frame over an area with good contrast, then press
the shutter button halfway (p.55). If you are too close to the subject,
move away and try again.
When focus is achieved, the AF points do not light up in red.
The AF points light up in red in low-light conditions.
Multiple AF points light up simultaneously.
Focus has been achieved at all those points. As long as the AF point
covering the desired subject lights up, you can take the picture.
The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus indicator <o>
does not light up.)
It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving
subject. (The focus indicator <o> does not light up.) You can take
sharp pictures of a moving subject.
Note that focus lock (p.83) will not work in this case.
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A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus on the
subject.
If the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (manual focus),
set it to <AF> (autofocus).
The flash fired even though it was daylight.
For a backlit subject, the flash may fire to help lighten the subject’s
dark areas. If you do not want the flash to fire, use the Quick Control
to set [Flash firing] to [b] (p.61).
The flash fired and the picture came out extremely bright.
Move further away from the subject and shoot. When shooting flash
photography, if the subject is too close to the camera, the picture
may come out extremely bright (overexposure).
In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes.
Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to
fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called the AFassist beam (p.89). Its effective range is approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet.
The built-in flash will make a sound when firing continuously. This is
normal and not a malfunction.
When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out
unnaturally dark.
The shadow of the lens barrel was captured in the picture because
the subject was too close to the camera. Move further away from the
subject and shoot. If a hood is attached to the lens, remove it before
taking the flash picture.
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A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto)
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 <A> mode, pressing the shutter button halfway to focus on a
still subject will lock the focus on that subject. Recompose the shot
while keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, and then press the
shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”.
Shooting a Moving Subject
In the <A> mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes)
while or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus on the
subject continuously. (The beeper will continue beeping softly.) As long
as you keep the Area AF frame positioned over 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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A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto)
A Live View Shooting
You can shoot while viewing the image on the LCD monitor. This is
called “Live View shooting”. For details, see page 285.
1
Set the Live View shooting/Movie
shooting switch to <A>.
the Live View image on
2 Display
the LCD monitor.
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely.
X The picture is taken and the captured
image is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
X When the playback display ends, the
camera will return to Live View
shooting automatically.
Press the <0> button to end the
Live View shooting.
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3
Setting the AF and
Drive Modes
The AF points in the viewfinder
are arranged to make AF shooting
suitable for a wide variety of
subjects and scenes.
You can also select the AF operation and drive mode
that best match the shooting conditions and subject.
A M icon at the upper right of a page title indicates a
function that can be used only in these modes: <d> <s>
<f> <a> <F>.
In the <A> mode, the AF operation and AF area selection
mode are set automatically.
<AF> stands for autofocus. <MF> stands for manual focus.
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
You can select the AF operation characteristics to suit the shooting
conditions or subject. In the <A> mode, “AI Focus AF” is set
automatically.
1
Set the lens’s focus mode switch
to <AF>.
the <d> <s> <f> <a>
2 Set
<F> mode.
3 Press the <o> button. (9)
the AF operation.
4 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
through the viewfinder, turn the
<6> dial.
X : One-Shot AF
9 : AI Focus AF
Z : AI Servo AF
In the <d>, <s>, <f>, <a>, or <F> mode, AF is also possible by
pressing the <p> button.
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
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
that achieved focus will be displayed,
and the focus indicator <o> in the
viewfinder will also light up.
With evaluative metering (p.224), the
AF point
Focus indicator
exposure setting will be set at the
same time as focus is achieved.
While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the focus will be
locked. You can then recompose the shot if desired.
If focus cannot be achieved, the focus indicator <o> in the viewfinder
will blink. If this occurs, the picture cannot be taken even if the shutter
button is pressed completely. Recompose the shot and try to focus again
or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p.139).
If [z1: Beep] is set to [Disable], the beeper will not sound when focus
is achieved.
After achieving focus with One-Shot AF, you can lock the focus on a
subject and recompose the shot. This is called “focus lock”. This is
convenient when you want to focus on a peripheral subject not covered
by the Area AF frame.
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects
This AF operation is suited for moving subjects when the focusing
distance keeps changing. While you hold down the shutter button
halfway, the camera will keep focusing on the subject continuously.
The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.
When the AF area selection mode (p.90) is set to 65-point automatic
selection AF, focus tracking will continue as long as the Area AF
frame covers the subject.
With AI Servo AF, the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved.
Also, the focus indicator <o> in the viewfinder will not light up.
AI Focus AF for Switching the AF Operation Automatically
AI Focus AF switches the AF operation from One-Shot AF to AI
Servo AF automatically if a still subject starts moving.
After the subject is focused in One-Shot AF, if the subject starts
moving, the camera will detect the movement, change the AF
operation automatically to AI Servo AF, and start tracking the moving
subject.
When focus is achieved with AI Focus AF with the Servo operation active,
the beeper will continue beeping softly. However, the focus indicator <o> in
the viewfinder will not light up. Note that focus will not be locked in this case.
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
AF Operation Indicator
When you press the shutter button
halfway and the camera is focusing with
AF, the <i> icon will appear on the
lower right of the viewfinder.
In the One-Shot AF mode, the icon also
appears if you press the shutter button
halfway after focus is achieved.
The AF operation indicator can be displayed outside the viewfinder’s image
area (p.132).
AF Points Lighting Up in Red
The AF points light up in red in low-light conditions. In the <d>, <s>,
<f>, <a>, or <F> mode, you can set whether to have the AF points
light up in red (p.131).
AF-Assist Beam with the Built-in Flash
Under low-light conditions, when you press the shutter button halfway,
the built-in flash may fire a brief burst of flashes. It illuminates the
subject to help autofocusing.
In the <A> mode, if [Flash firing] is set to <b>, the built-in flash will
not emit the AF-assist beam.
The AF-assist beam will not be emitted with AI Servo AF operation.
The built-in flash will make a sound when firing continuously. This is
normal and not a malfunction.
The effective range of the AF-assist beam emitted by the built-in flash is
approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet.
In the <d>, <s>, <f>, <a>, or <F> mode, press the <I> button
to raise the built-in flash. Then it will fire the AF-assist beam when
necessary.
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
The camera has 65 AF points for autofocusing. You can select the AF
area selection mode and AF point(s) suiting the scene or subject.
Depending on the lens attached to the camera, the number of
usable AF points and AF point patterns will differ. For details,
see “Lenses and Usable AF Points” on page 100.
AF Area Selection Mode
You can select one of seven AF area selection modes. For the setting
procedure, see page 92.
Single-point Spot AF
(Manual selection)
For pinpoint focusing.
Single-point AF
(Manual selection)
Select one AF point to focus.
AF point expansion
(Manual selection )
The manually-selected AF point <S>
and four adjacent AF points <w> (above,
below, on the left, and on the right) are
used to focus.
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
AF point expansion (Manual
selection, surrounding points)
The manually-selected AF point <S>
and the surrounding AF points <w> are
used to focus.
Zone AF
(Manual selection of zone)
One of nine zones is used to focus.
Large Zone AF
(Manual selection of zone)
One of three zones (left, center, or right)
is used to focus.
65-point automatic selection
AF
The Area AF frame (entire AF area) is
used to focus. This mode is set
automatically in the <A> mode.
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
Selecting the AF Area Selection Mode
1
Press the <S> button. (9)
the <p> or <B>
2 Operate
button.
Look through the viewfinder and
operate the <p> or <B> button.
Each time you tilt <p> to the right,
the AF area selection mode changes.
Each time you press the <B>
button, the AF area selection mode
changes.
With [24: Select AF area selec. mode], you can limit the selectable
AF area selection modes (p.124).
If you set [24: AF area selection method] to [S9Main Dial], you
can select the AF area selection mode by pressing the <S> button,
then turning the <6> dial (p.125).
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
Selecting the AF Point Manually
You can manually select the AF point or zone.
1
Press the <S> button.
X The AF points will be displayed in the
viewfinder.
In AF point expansion modes,
adjacent AF points will also be
displayed.
In the Zone AF mode, the selected
zone will be displayed.
an AF point.
2 Select
The AF point selection will change in
the direction you tilt <9>. If you
press <9> straight down, the center
AF point (or center zone) will be
selected.
You can also select a horizontal AF
point by turning the <6> dial and
select a vertical AF point by turning
the <5> dial.
In the Zone AF mode, turning the
<6> or <5> dial will change the
zone in a looping sequence.
When [24: Initial AF pt,
AI Servo AF] is set to [Initial
AF pt
selected] (p.127), you can use this method to manually select the AI
Servo’s AF starting position.
When you press the <S> button, the LCD panel displays the following:
• 65-point automatic selection AF, Zone AF, Large Zone AF:
AF
• Single-point Spot AF, Single-point AF, and AF point expansion: SEL
(Center)/SEL AF (Off-center)
With [25: Manual AF pt. selec. pattern], you can set either [Stops at
AF area edges] or [Continuous] (p.129).
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
AF Point Display Indications
Pressing the <S> button lights up the AF points that are cross-type AF
points for high-precision autofocusing. The blinking AF points are
horizontal-line or vertical-line sensitive. For details, see pages 99-103.
Registering the AF point
You can register a frequently-used AF point to the camera.
When you use the button or lever set with the [83: Custom Controls]
(p.445) menu’s detailed settings screens for [Metering and AF start],
[Switch to registered AF point], [Selected AFpt z Cent/Reg AFpt],
[Direct AF point selection], or [Register/recall shooting func], you
can instantly switch from the current AF point to the registered AF point.
For details on registering the AF point, see page 450.
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AF Area Selection ModesN
Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
For pinpoint focusing over a narrower area than
with single-point AF (manual selection). Select one
AF point < > to focus.
Effective for pinpoint focusing or focusing
overlapping subjects such as an animal in a cage.
Since Single-point Spot AF (manual selection)
covers a very small area, focusing may be difficult
during hand-held shooting or for a moving subject.
Single-point AF (Manual selection)
Select one AF point <S> to be used for focusing.
AF point expansion (Manual selection
)
The manually-selected AF point <S> and adjacent AF points <w>
(above, below, on the left and on the right) are used to focus. Effective
when it is difficult to track a moving subject with just one AF point.
With AI Servo AF, the initial manually-selected AF point <S> must
focus-track the subject first. However, it is superior to Zone AF in
focusing on the target subject.
With One-Shot AF, when focus is achieved with expanded AF points,
the expanded AF points <S> will also be displayed along with the
manually-selected AF point <S>.
95
AF Area Selection ModesN
AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding points)
The manually-selected AF point <S> and surrounding AF points <w>
are used to focus. The AF point expansion is larger than with AF point
expansion (manual selection ), so the focusing is executed over a
wider area. Effective when it is difficult to track a moving subject with
just one AF point.
AI Servo AF and One-Shot AF work in the same way as with AF point
expansion (manual selection ) mode (p.95).
Zone AF (Manual selection of zone)
The AF area is divided into nine focusing zones for focusing. All the AF
points in the selected zone are used for the automatic AF point
selection. It is superior to single-point AF or AF point expansion in
achieving focus, and it is effective for moving subjects.
However, since it is inclined to focus on the nearest subject, focusing on
a specific target may be more difficult than with single-point AF or AF
point expansion.
The AF point(s) achieving focus is displayed as <S>.
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AF Area Selection ModesN
Large Zone AF (Manual selection of zone)
The AF area is divided into three focusing zones (left, center, and right)
for focusing. Since the focusing area is larger than with Zone AF, it is
superior in focusing on the subject. Since auto selection AF is used, it is
superior to single-point AF or AF point expansion in achieving focus,
making it effective for moving subjects.
However, since it is inclined to focus on the nearest subject, focusing on
a specific target may be more difficult than with single-point AF.
The AF point(s) achieving focus is displayed as <S>.
65-point automatic selection AF
The Area AF frame (entire AF area) is used to focus. This mode is set
automatically in the <A> mode.
With One-Shot AF, pressing the shutter button
halfway will display the AF point(s) <S> that
achieved focus. If multiple AF points are displayed,
it means they all have achieved focus. This mode
tends to focus on the nearest subject.
With AI Servo AF, you can set the AI Servo AF’s
starting position with [Initial AF pt,
AI Servo
AF] (p.127). As long as the Area AF frame can
track the subject during shooting, focusing will
continue.
The AF point(s) achieving focus is displayed as
<S>.
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AF Area Selection ModesN
When AI Servo AF mode is set with 65-point automatic selection AF,
Large Zone AF (manual selection of zone), or Zone AF (manual selection
of zone), the active AF point <S> will keep switching to track the
subject. However, under certain shooting conditions (such as when the
subject is small), it may not be able to track the subject. Also, in low
temperatures, the tracking response may become slower.
With Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), focusing with the
Speedlite’s AF-assist beam may be difficult.
If a peripheral AF point or a wide-angle lens is used, achieving focus may
be difficult with an EOS-dedicated, external Speedlite’s AF-assist beam.
In such a case, use an AF point closer to the center.
When the AF point(s) light up, part or all of the viewfinder may light up in
red. This is a characteristic of AF point display (using liquid crystal).
In low temperatures, the AF point’s display may be difficult to see. This is
a characteristic of AF point display (using liquid crystal).
With [24: Orientation linked AF point], you can set the AF area
selection mode + AF point (or only the AF point) separately for the
horizontal and vertical orientations (p.125).
With [24: Selectable AF point], you can change the number of
manually selectable AF points (p.123).
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AF Sensor
The camera’s AF sensor has 65 AF points. The illustration below shows
the AF sensor pattern corresponding to each AF point. With f/2.8 or
larger maximum aperture lenses, high-precision AF is possible with the
center AF point.
Depending on the lens attached to the camera, the number of
usable AF points and AF pattern will differ. For details, see pages
100-107.
Diagram
Cross-type focusing: f/5.6 vertical + f/5.6 horizontal
Dual cross-type focusing:
f/2.8 right diagonal + f/2.8 left diagonal
f/5.6 vertical + f/5.6 horizontal
The focusing sensor is geared to obtain higher precision
focusing with f/2.8 or larger maximum aperture lenses. A
diagonal cross pattern makes it easier to focus on
subjects difficult for AF. It is provided at the center AF
point.
The focusing sensor is geared for f/5.6 or larger
maximum aperture lenses. Since it has a horizontal
pattern, it can detect vertical lines. It covers all 65 AF
points. The center AF point and the adjacent AF points at
the top and bottom are compatible with f/8 or larger
maximum-aperture lenses.
The focusing sensor is geared for f/5.6 or larger
maximum aperture lenses. Since it has a vertical pattern,
it can detect horizontal lines. It covers all 65 AF points.
The center AF point and the adjacent AF points on the
left and on the right are compatible with f/8 or larger
maximum-aperture lenses.
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Although the camera has 65 AF points, the number of usable AF
points and focusing patterns will differ depending on the lens. The
lenses are thereby classified into seven groups from A to G.
When using a lens in Groups E to G, fewer AF points will be usable.
See which group each lens belongs to on pages 104-107. Check
which group the lens in use belongs to.
When you press the <S> button, the AF points indicated by the
mark
will blink (The / AF points will stay lit). Regarding lighting up or
blinking of the AF points, see page 94.
Regarding new lenses marketed after the sales start of EOS 7D Mark II
in the second half of 2014, check the Canon website to see which group
they belong to.
Some lenses may not be available in certain countries or regions.
Group A
Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Dual cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and the focusing
precision is higher than with other AF
points.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Group B
Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
Group C
Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to horizontal
lines.
Group D
Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to horizontal
lines.
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Group E
Autofocusing with only 45 points is possible. (Not possible with all 65
AF points.) All the AF area selection modes are selectable. During
automatic AF point selection, the outer frame marking the AF area
(Area AF frame) will be different from 65-point automatic selection AF.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to horizontal
lines.
: Disabled AF points (not displayed).
Group F
Autofocusing with only 45 points is possible. (Not possible with all 65
AF points.) All the AF area selection modes are selectable. During
automatic AF point selection, the outer frame marking the AF area
(Area AF frame) will be different from 65-point automatic selection AF.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to vertical lines
(AF points in the horizontal array at
the top and bottom) or horizontal
lines (AF points in a vertical array on
the left and right).
: Disabled AF points (not displayed).
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Group G
AF is possible with the center AF point and the adjacent AF points
above, below, on the left, and on the right. Only the following AF area
selection modes are selectable: Single-point AF (manual selection),
Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), and AF point expansion
(manual selection ).
If an Extender is attached to the lens and the maximum aperture is f/8
(between f/5.6 and f/8), AF will be possible.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF point sensitive to vertical lines
(top and bottom AF points adjacent
to the center AF point) or horizontal
lines (left and right AF points
adjacent to the center AF point).
Not manually selectable. It works
only when “AF point expansion
(manual selection )” is selected.
: Disabled AF points (not displayed).
If the maximum aperture is smaller than f/5.6 (maximum aperture
number is between f/5.6 and f/8), focus may not be achieved with AF
when shooting low-contrast or low-light subjects.
When Extender EF2x is attached to the EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
lens, AF is not possible.
If the maximum aperture is smaller than f/8 (maximum aperture number
exceeds f/8), AF is not possible during viewfinder shooting.
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Lens Group Designations
EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF-S10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
EF14mm f/2.8L USM
EF14mm f/2.8L II USM
EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
EF20mm f/2.8 USM
EF24mm f/1.4L USM
EF24mm f/1.4L II USM
EF24mm f/2.8
EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF28mm f/1.8 USM
EF28mm f/2.8
EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF35mm f/1.4L USM
EF35mm f/2
EF35mm f/2 IS USM
EF40mm f/2.8 STM
EF50mm f/1.0L USM
EF50mm f/1.2L USM
EF50mm f/1.4 USM
EF50mm f/1.8
EF50mm f/1.8 II
EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
+ LIFE SIZE Converter
EF85mm f/1.2L USM
104
B
E
C
B
A
B
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
B
B
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
A
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF85mm f/1.8 USM
EF100mm f/2 USM
EF100mm f/2.8 Macro
EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
EF135mm f/2L USM
EF135mm f/2L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF135mm f/2L USM + Extender EF2x
EF135mm f/2.8 (Softfocus)
EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF200mm f/1.8L USM
EF200mm f/1.8L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF200mm f/1.8L USM + Extender EF2x
EF200mm f/2L IS USM
EF200mm f/2L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF200mm f/2L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF200mm f/2.8L USM
EF200mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF200mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF300mm f/2.8L USM
EF300mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF300mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
A
A
A
B
E
B
A
A
B
A
B
F
A
A*
B*
A
A
B
A
B
B
A
B
B
A
B*
B*
A
B
B
A
Lenses and Usable AF Points
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF300mm f/4L USM
EF300mm f/4L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF300mm f/4L USM + Extender EF2x
EF300mm f/4L IS USM
EF300mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF300mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF400mm f/2.8L USM
EF400mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF400mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF400mm f/2.8L II USM
EF400mm f/2.8L II USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF400mm f/2.8L II USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM
EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
B
B
B
B
G (f/8)
B
B
G (f/8)
A
B*
B*
A
B*
B*
A
B
B
A
B
B
B
B
G (f/8)
B
G (f/8)
B
B
G (f/8)
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF500mm f/4.5L USM
EF500mm f/4.5L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF600mm f/4L USM
EF600mm f/4L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF600mm f/4L USM + Extender EF2x
EF600mm f/4L IS USM
EF600mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF600mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM
EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF1200mm f/5.6L USM
EF1200mm f/5.6L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
EF17-35mm f/2.8L USM
EF17-40mm f/4L USM
EF20-35mm f/2.8L
EF20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM
EF24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF28-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF28-70mm f/3.5-4.5
EF28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II
B
B
G (f/8)
B
G (f/8)*
B
B*
G (f/8)*
B
B
G (f/8)
B
B
G (f/8)
E
G (f/8)
E
G (f/8)*
B
A
A
B
A
B
A
C
F
A
A
B
D
B
A
E
E
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM
EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II
EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM
EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 III USM
EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 IV USM
EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM
EF28-90mm f/4-5.6
EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 II
EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM
EF28-90mm f/4-5.6 III
EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
EF28-105mm f/4-5.6
EF28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6
EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
EF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5
EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5A
EF35-80mm f/4-5.6
EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 PZ
EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 II
EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 III
EF35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
EF35-105mm f/4.5-5.6
EF35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF35-135mm f/3.5-4.5
EF35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM
EF38-76mm f/4.5-5.6
EF50-200mm f/3.5-4.5
EF50-200mm f/3.5-4.5L
EF55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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B
E
E
E
E
E
E
E
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
F
F
B
B
B
B
E
E
F
E
F
E
F
B
G
G
B
C
D
E
B
B
D
D
A
B*
B*
A
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF70-200mm f/4L USM
EF70-200mm f/4L USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF70-200mm f/4L USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
+ Extender EF2x
EF70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF70-210mm f/4
EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
EF70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 II
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 II USM
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF80-200mm f/2.8L
EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6
EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
EF90-300mm f/4.5-5.6
EF90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF100-200mm f/4.5A
EF100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF100-300mm f/5.6
EF100-300mm f/5.6L
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
+ Extender EF1.4x
B
B
A
B
B
B
B
G (f/8)
B
B
G (f/8)
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
B
B
B
B
B
A
D
E
E
D
D
B
C
B
B
B
G (f/8)
Lenses and Usable AF Points
EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender
B
1.4x
EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender
B
1.4x: With built-in Ext. 1.4x
EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender
B
1.4x + Extender EF1.4x
EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender
1.4x: With built-in Ext. 1.4x + Extender G (f/8)
EF1.4x
EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender
G (f/8)
1.4x + Extender EF2x
TS-E17mm f/4L
B
TS-E24mm f/3.5L
B
TS-E24mm f/3.5L II
B
TS-E45mm f/2.8
A
TS-E90mm f/2.8
A
When using a lens and an Extender in the combination marked with *,
precise focus may not be achieved with AF. Refer to the instruction manual
of the lens or Extender used.
Both “Extender EF1.4x” and “Extender EF2x” apply to all the I/II/III models
(under this grouping).
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You can easily fine-tune AI Servo AF to suit a particular subject or
scene just by selecting an option from case 1 to case 6. This feature is
called the “AF Configuration Tool.”
1 Select the [21] tab.
a case.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select a case
icon, then press <0>.
X The selected case will be set. The
selected case is indicated in blue.
Case 1 to 6
As explained on pages 113 to 115, case 1 to 6 are six setting
combinations of “Tracking sensitivity”, “Acceleration/deceleration
tracking”, and “AF point auto switching”. Refer to the table below to
select the case applicable to the subject or scene.
Case
Icon
Description
Applicable Subjects
Page
Case 1
Versatile multi purpose setting For any moving subject.
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Case 2
Continue to track subjects,
ignoring possible obstacles
Tennis players, butterfly
swimmers, freestyle
skiers, etc.
109
Case 3
Instantly focus on subjects
suddenly entering AF points
Starting line of a bicycle
race, alpine downhill
skiers, etc.
110
Case 4
For subjects that accelerate or Soccer, motor sports,
decelerate quickly
basketball, etc.
110
Case 5
For erratic subjects moving
quickly in any direction (disabled Figure skaters, etc.
in Single-point AF mode)
111
Case 6
For subjects that change speed
and move erratically (disabled Rhythm gymnastics, etc.
in Single-point AF mode)
112
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Case 1: Versatile multi purpose setting
Default settings
• Tracking sensitivity: 0
• Accel./decel. tracking: 0
• AF pt auto switching: 0
Standard setting suited for any moving
subject. Works with many subjects and
scenes.
Select [Case 2] to [Case 6] for the
following: When an obstacle cuts across
the AF points or the subject tends to
stray from the AF points, when you want
to focus on a subject appearing
suddenly, when the speed of a moving
subject changes suddenly, or when the
subject dramatically moves horizontally
or vertically.
Case 2: Continue to track subjects, ignoring possible obstacles
Default settings
• Tracking sensitivity: Locked on: -1
• Accel./decel. tracking: 0
• AF pt auto switching: 0
The camera will try to continue focusing
on the subject even if an obstacle enters
the AF points or if the subject strays from
the AF points. Effective when there may
be an obstacle blocking the subject or
when you do not want to focus on the
background.
If an obstacle gets in the way or if the subject moves away from the AF
points for a prolonged period and the default setting is unable to track the
target subject, setting [Tracking sensitivity] to [-2] may give better results
(p.113).
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Case 3: Instantly focus on subjects suddenly entering AF points
Default settings
• Tracking sensitivity: Responsive: +1
• Accel./decel. tracking: +1
• AF pt auto switching: 0
Once an AF point starts tracking the
subject, this setting enables the camera
to consecutively focus on subjects at
different distances. If a new subject
appears in front of the target subject, the
camera will start focusing on the new
subject. Also effective when you want to
always focus on the closest subject.
If you want to quickly focus on a subject appearing suddenly, setting
[Tracking sensitivity] to [+2] may give better results (p.113).
Case 4: For subjects that accelerate or decelerate quickly
Geared for tracking moving subjects
whose speed can change dramatically
and suddenly.
Effective for subjects having sudden
movements, sudden acceleration,
sudden deceleration, or sudden stops.
Default settings
• Tracking sensitivity: 0
• Accel./decel. tracking: +1
• AF pt auto switching: 0
If the subject is in motion, and prone to sudden, dramatic changes in speed,
setting [Accel./decel. tracking] to [+2] may give better results (p.114).
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Case 5: For erratic subjects moving quickly in any direction
(disabled in Single-point AF mode)
Default settings
• Tracking sensitivity: 0
• Accel./decel. tracking: 0
• AF pt auto switching: +1
Even if the target subject moves
dramatically up, down, left, or right, the
AF point will switch automatically to
focus-track the subject. Effective for
shooting subjects that move dramatically
up, down, left, or right.
This setting takes effect when the AF
area selection mode is set to AF point
expansion (manual selection
), AF
point expansion (manual selection,
surrounding points), Zone AF (manual
selection of zone), Large Zone AF
(manual selection of zone), or 65-point
automatic selection AF.
This setting is not available with the
Single-point Spot AF (manual
selection) and Single-point AF
(manual selection) modes.
If the subject moves even more dramatically up, down, left, or right, setting
[AF pt auto switching] to [+2] may give better results (p.115).
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Case 6: For subjects that change speed and move erratically
(disabled in Single-point AF mode)
Default settings
• Tracking sensitivity: 0
• Accel./decel. tracking: +1
• AF pt auto switching: +1
Geared for tracking moving subjects
whose speed can change dramatically
and suddenly. Also, if the target subject
moves dramatically up, down, left or right
and it is difficult to focus, the AF point
switches automatically to track the
subject.
This setting takes effect when the AF
area selection mode is set to AF point
expansion (manual selection
), AF
point expansion (manual selection,
surrounding points), Zone AF (manual
selection of zone), Large Zone AF
(manual selection of zone), or 65-point
automatic selection AF.
This setting is not available with the
Single-point Spot AF (manual
selection) and Single-point AF
(manual selection) modes.
If the subject is in motion, and prone to sudden, dramatic changes in
speed, setting [Accel./decel. tracking] to [+2] may give better results
(p.114).
If the subject moves even more dramatically up, down, left, or right,
setting [AF pt auto switching] to [+2] may give better results (p.115).
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Parameters
Tracking sensitivity
Sets the subject-tracking sensitivity
during AI Servo AF when an obstacle
enters the AF points or when the AF
points stray from the subject.
0
Default setting. Suitable for moving subjects in general.
Locked on: -2 / Locked on: -1
The camera will try to continue focusing on the subject even if an
obstacle enters the AF points or if the subject strays from the AF
points. The -2 setting makes the camera track the target subject
longer than with the -1 setting.
However, if the camera focuses on a wrong subject, it may take
slightly longer to switch and focus on the target subject.
Responsive: +2 / Responsive: +1
The camera can focus consecutively on subjects at different
distances that are covered by the AF points. Also effective when you
want to always focus on the closest subject. The +2 setting is more
responsive when focusing on the next subject than +1.
However, the camera will be more prone to focus on the wrong
subject.
[Tracking sensitivity] is the feature named [AI Servo tracking sensitivity]
in the EOS-1D Mark III/IV, EOS-1Ds Mark III, and EOS 7D.
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Acceleration/deceleration tracking
This sets the tracking sensitivity for
moving subjects whose speed can
suddenly change dramatically by starting
or stopping suddenly, etc.
0
Suited for subjects that move at a steady speed (minimal change in
moving speed).
+2 / +1
Effective for subjects having sudden movements, sudden
acceleration/deceleration, or sudden stops. Even if the moving
subject’s speed suddenly changes dramatically, the camera
continues to focus on the target subject. For example, for an
approaching subject, the camera becomes less prone to focus
behind it to avoid subject blur. For a subject stopping suddenly, the
camera becomes less prone to focus in front of it. Setting +2 can
track dramatic changes in the moving subject’s speed better than
with +1.
However, since the camera will be sensitive even to the slight
movements of the subject, the focusing may momentarily become
unstable.
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AF point auto switching
This sets the switching sensitivity of the
AF points as they track the subject
moving dramatically up, down, left, or
right.
This setting takes effect when the AF
area selection mode is set to AF point
expansion (manual selection
), AF
point expansion (manual selection,
surrounding points), Zone AF (manual
selection of zone), Large Zone AF
(manual selection of zone), or 65-point
automatic selection AF.
0
Standard setting for gradual AF point switching.
+2 / +1
Even if the target subject moves dramatically up, down, left, or right
and moves away from the AF point, the camera switches its focus to
neighboring AF points to continue focusing on the subject. The
camera switches to the AF point deemed most likely to focus on the
subject based on the subject’s continual movement, contrast, etc.
Setting +2 makes the camera more prone to switch the AF point
than with +1.
However, with a wide-angle lens having a wide depth of field or if the
subject is too small in the frame, the camera may focus with the
wrong AF point.
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Changing Cases’ Parameter Settings
You can manually adjust each case’s three parameters: 1. Tracking
sensitivity, 2. Acceleration/deceleration tracking, and 3. AF point auto
switching.
1
Select a case.
Turn the <5> dial to select the icon
of the case you want to adjust.
the <c> button.
2 Press
The selected parameter will have a
purple frame.
the parameter to adjust.
3 Select
Select the parameter to adjust, then
press <0>.
When Tracking sensitivity is selected,
the setting screen will appear.
the adjustment.
4 Make
Adjust the setting, then press <0>.
X The adjustment is saved.
The default setting is indicated by the
light gray [C] mark.
To return to the screen in step 1,
press the <c> button.
In step 2, if you press the <c> button and then press the <L>
button, you can revert the 1, 2 and 3 parameter settings above for each
case.
You can also register the 1, 2, and 3 parameter settings to My Menu
(p.459). Doing so will change the selected case’s settings.
When shooting with a case whose parameters you adjusted, select the
adjusted case and then take the picture.
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With the [22] to [25] menu tabs, you
can set the AF functions to suit your
shooting style or subject.
22: AI Servo
AI Servo 1st image priority
You can set the AF operation characteristics and shutter-release timing
for the first shot with AI Servo AF.
: Equal priority
Equal priority is given to focusing and
shutter release.
: Release priority
Pressing the shutter button takes the
picture immediately even if focus has
not been achieved. It is effective when
you want to give priority to capturing
the image rather than achieving focus.
: Focus priority
Pressing the shutter button does not take the picture until focus is
achieved. Effective when you want to achieve focus before capturing
the image.
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AI Servo 2nd image priority
You can set the AF operation characteristics and shutter-release timing
during continuous shooting after the first shot with AI Servo AF.
: Equal priority
Equal priority is given to focusing and
continuous shooting speed. In low
light or with low-contrast subjects,
shooting speed may slow down.
: Shooting speed priority
Priority is given to the continuous shooting speed instead of
achieving focus.
: Focus priority
Priority is given to achieving focus instead of the continuous
shooting speed. The picture will not be taken until focus is achieved.
Under shooting conditions which activate anti-flicker shooting (p.185), even
if [Shooting speed priority] is set, the continuous shooting speed may
become slightly slower or the shooting interval may become irregular.
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23: One Shot
Lens electronic MF
With the following USM and STM lenses equipped with an electronic
focusing ring, you can set whether to use electronic manual focusing.
EF50mm f/1.0L USM
EF85mm f/1.2L USM
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF200mm f/1.8L USM
EF300mm f/2.8L USM
EF400mm f/2.8L USM
EF400mm f/2.8L II USM
EF500mm f/4.5L USM
EF600mm f/4L USM
EF1200mm f/5.6L USM
EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
EF40mm f/2.8 STM
EF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
: Enable after One-Shot AF
After AF operates, if you keep
pressing the shutter button halfway,
you can adjust the focus manually.
: Disable after One-Shot AF
After AF operates, manual focusing
adjustment is disabled.
OFF: Disable in AF mode
When the lens’s focus mode switch is set to <AF>, manual focusing
is disabled.
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AF-assist beam firing
Enables or disables the AF-assist beam from the built-in flash or EOSdedicated external Speedlite.
ON: Enable
The AF-assist beam is emitted when
necessary.
OFF: Disable
The AF-assist beam is not emitted.
Prevents the AF-assist beam from
disturbing others.
1: Enable external flash only
The AF-assist beam will be emitted when necessary only if an
external Speedlite is used. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the
AF-assist beam.
IR: IR AF assist beam only
When an external Speedlite is attached, only infrared AF-assist
beam will be emitted. This prevents the AF-assist light from firing as
a burst of small flashes.
With an EX-series Speedlite equipped with an LED light, the LED
light will not automatically turn on for AF-assist.
If an external Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to
[Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam regardless of this
setting.
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One-Shot AF release priority
You can set the AF operation characteristics and shutter-release timing
for One-Shot AF.
: Focus priority
The picture will not be taken until
focus is achieved. Effective when you
want to achieve focus before
capturing the shot.
: Release priority
Priority is given to taking the picture
instead of achieving focus. This gives
priority to getting the shot rather than
achieving correct focus.
Note that the picture will be taken
even if focus has not been
achieved.
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24
Lens drive when AF impossible
If focus cannot be achieved with autofocus, you can have the camera
keep searching for the correct focus or have it stop searching.
ON: Continue focus search
If focus cannot be achieved with
autofocus, the lens is driven to search
for the correct focus.
OFF: Stop focus search
If autofocus starts and the focus is far
off or if focus cannot be achieved, the
lens drive stops. This prevents the
lens from becoming grossly out of
focus due to focus searching.
Super telephoto lenses, etc., with a wide focusing drive range can become
grossly out of focus during focus search, taking more time to achieve focus
next time. Setting [Stop focus search] is recommended.
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Selectable AF point
You can change the number of manually selectable AF points. If 65point automatic selection AF is set, the Area AF frame (entire AF area)
will be used for AF regardless of the setting below.
: 65 points
All 65 AF points will be manually
selectable.
: 21 points
Twenty-one major AF points will be
manually selectable.
: 9 points
Nine major AF points will be manually
selectable.
With a lens from Groups E to G (p.102-103), the number of manually
selectable AF points will be fewer.
Even with settings other than [65 points], AF point expansion (manual
selection ), AF point expansion (manual selection, surrounding points),
Zone AF (manual selection of zone) and Large Zone AF (manual
selection of zone) are still possible.
When you press the <S> button, the AF points which are not manually
selectable will not be displayed in the viewfinder.
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Select AF area selection mode
You can limit the selectable AF area selection modes to suit your
shooting preferences. Select the desired selection mode and press
<0> to append a checkmark <X>. Then select [OK] to register the
setting.
: Manual select.:Spot AF
For pinpoint focusing with a narrower
area than single-point AF (manual
selection).
: Manual selection:1 pt AF
One of the AF points set by
[Selectable AF point] setting can be
selected.
: Expand AF area:
The camera will focus with the manually-selected AF point and the
adjacent AF points (above, below, on the left, and on the right).
: Expand AF area:Surround
The camera will focus with the manually-selected AF point and the
surrounding AF points.
: Manual select.:Zone AF
The AF area is divided into nine focusing zones for focusing.
: Manual select.:Large Zone AF
The AF area is divided into three focusing zones for focusing.
: Auto selection:65 pt AF
The Area AF frame (entire AF area) is used for focusing.
The <X> mark cannot be deleted from [Manual selection:1 pt AF].
If the attached lens belongs to group G (p.103), you can only select
[Manual select.:Spot AF], [Manual selection:1 pt AF], and [Expand
AF area: ].
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AF area selection method
You can set the method for changing the AF area selection mode.
p/
: S 9 M-Fn button
After you press the <S> button,
operating the <p> or <B> button
changes the AF area selection mode.
p/
: S 9 Main Dial
After you press the <S> button,
operating the <p> or <6> dial
changes the AF area selection mode.
When [S 9 Main Dial] is set, use the <9> to move the AF point
horizontally.
Orientation linked AF point
You can set the AF point or the AF area selection mode + AF point
separately for vertical shooting and horizontal shooting.
: Same for both vert/horiz
The same AF area selection mode
and manually-selected AF point (or
zone) are used for both vertical
shooting and horizontal shooting.
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: Separate AF pts: Area+pt
The AF area selection mode and AF point (or zone) can be set
separately for each camera orientation (1. Horizontal, 2. Vertical with
the camera grip at the top, 3. Vertical with the camera grip at the
bottom).
When you manually select the AF area selection mode and AF point (or
zone) for each of the three camera orientations, they will be set for the
respective orientation. Whenever you change the camera orientation
during shooting, the camera will switch to the AF area selection mode
and manually-selected AF point (or zone) set for that orientation.
: Separate AF pts: Pt only
The AF point can be set separately for each camera orientation
(1. Horizontal, 2. Vertical with the camera grip at the top, 3. Vertical
with the camera grip at the bottom). While using the same AF area
selection mode, the AF point will switch automatically for the
respective camera orientation.
This works with Manual select.:Spot AF, Manual selection:1 pt AF,
Expand AF area: , and Expand AF area:Surround.
When you manually select the AF point for each of the three camera
orientations, it will be recorded for the respective orientation. During
shooting, the manually-selected AF point will switch to match the
respective camera orientation. Even if you change the AF area
selection mode to Manual select.:Spot AF, Manual selection:1 pt AF,
Expand AF area: , or Expand AF area:Surround, the AF point set
for the respective orientation will be retained.
If you change the AF area selection mode to Zone AF (manual
selection of zone) or Large Zone AF (manual selection of zone), the
zone will switch to match the respective camera orientation.
If you clear the camera settings to their defaults (p.70), the setting will be
[Same for both vert/horiz]. Also, your settings for the three camera
orientations (1, 2 and 3) will be cleared and all three will revert to Singlepoint AF (Manual selection) with the center AF point selected.
If you set this and later attach a lens from a different AF group (p.100103, particularly Group G), the setting may be cleared.
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Initial AF Point,
AI Servo AF
You can set the AI Servo AF’s starting AF point for when the AF area
selection mode is set to Auto selection: 65 pt AF.
: Initial
AF pt selected
AI Servo AF will start with the
manually-selected AF point when the
AF operation is set to AI Servo AF
and the AF area selection mode is set
to Auto selection: 65 pt AF.
: Manual
AF pt
If you switch from Manual select.:Spot AF, Manual selection:1 pt AF,
Expand AF area: , or Expand AF area:Surround to Auto selection:
65 pt AF, AI Servo AF will start with the AF point that was manually
selected before the switch. Convenient if you want AI Servo AF to
start with the AF point which was selected before the AF area
selection mode was switched to Auto selection: 65 pt AF.
After you set the AF area selection mode to Auto selection: 65 pt AF
with the [83: Custom Controls] menu’s [Metering and AF start]
(p.450), [Switch to registered AF func.] (p.452), or [Register/
recall shooting func] (p.457), you can press the assigned button
during Manual select: Spot AF, Manual selection: 1 pt AF, Expand
AF area: , or Expand AF area: Surround to switch to AI Servo AF
using Auto selection: 65 pt AF instead of the AF point used
immediately before.
AUTO: Auto
The AF point which AI Servo AF starts with is set automatically to
suit the shooting conditions.
When [Manual
AF pt] is set, AI Servo AF will start with the zone
that corresponds to the manually selected AF point, even if you switch AF
area selection mode to Zone AF (manual selection of zone) or Large Zone
AF (manual selection of zone).
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Auto AF point selection: EOS iTR AF
EOS iTR* AF executes autofocus by recognizing faces and subject
colors. EOS iTR AF works when the AF area selection mode is set to
Zone AF (manual selection of zone), Large Zone AF (manual selection
of zone), or 65-point automatic selection AF.
* intelligent Tracking and Recognition: The metering sensor recognizes the
subject and the AF points track it.
ON: Enable
The AF point is automatically
selected based not only on AF
information, but also faces and other
details.
In AI Servo AF mode, the camera remembers the color at the position
it focused on first, then continues to track and focus the subject by
switching AF points to track that color. This makes it easier to keep
track of the subject than when only AF information is available.
In One-Shot AF mode, EOS iTR AF makes focusing on people
easier, so you can prioritize composition.
OFF: Disable
AF points are automatically selected based only on AF information.
(The AF will not use information based on faces, subject colors and
other details.)
If [Enable] is set, the camera will take longer to focus than when
[Disable] is set.
When EOS iTR AF is operating, maximum continuous shooting speed
with <o> set will be approx. 9.5 shots/sec. Also, under low-light
conditions, the continuous shooting speed may decrease.
Even if you set [Enable], expected result may not be obtained depending
on the shooting conditions and subject.
Under light so low that the flash emits the AF-assist beam automatically,
AF points are selected automatically based only on AF information.
Face detection may not work if the face is small or under low-light
conditions.
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Manual AF point selection pattern
During manual AF point selection, the selection can either stop at the
outer edge or it can cycle around to the opposite side. This function
works in AF area selection modes other than Zone AF (manual
selection of zone), Large Zone AF (manual selection of zone), and 65point automatic selection AF (works with AI Servo AF).
: Stops at AF area edges
Convenient if you often use an AF
point at the periphery.
: Continuous
Instead of stopping at the outer edge,
the selection of AF point continues to
the opposite side.
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AF point display during focus
You can set whether or not to display the AF point(s) in the following
cases: 1. When selecting the AF point(s), 2. When the camera is ready
to shoot (before AF operation), 3. During AF operation, and 4. When
focus is achieved.
: Selected (constant)
The selected AF point(s) is always
displayed.
: All (constant)
All AF points are always displayed.
: Selected (pre-AF, focused)
The selected AF point(s) is displayed for 1, 2, and 4.
: Selected (focused)
The selected AF point(s) is displayed for 1 and 4 and for when AF
starts.
OFF: Disable display
For 2, 3, and 4, the selected AF point(s) will not be displayed.
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VF display illumination
You can set whether the AF points in the viewfinder are to light up in red
when focus is achieved.
AUTO: Auto
The AF points automatically light up
in red under low light.
ON: Enable
The AF points light up in red
regardless of the ambient light level.
OFF: Disable
The AF points do not light up in red.
With [Auto] or [Enable] set, you can set whether the AF point is to be
light up in red (blink) when you press the <Q> button during AI Servo
AF.
OFF: Non illuminated
The AF point will not light up during AI
Servo AF.
ON: Illuminated
AF points used for focusing light up in
red during AI Servo AF. This will not
work if [VF display illumination] is
set to [Disable].
When you press the <S> button, the AF points will light up in red
regardless of this setting.
The electronic level and grid in the viewfinder and the information set
with [Show/hide in viewfinder] (p.77) will also light up in red.
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AF status in viewfinder
The AF status icon indicating AF operation can be displayed in the
viewfinder’s field of view or outside the field of view.
: Show in field of view
The AF status icon <i> is
displayed in the lower right of the
viewfinder’s field of view.
: Show outside view
The <e> icon is displayed below
the focus indicator <o> outside the
viewfinder’s field of view.
The AF status icon is displayed while you press the shutter button halfway
after focus is achieved and while you hold down the <p> button.
AF Microadjustment
You can make fine adjustments for the AF’s point of focus. For details,
see “Fine Adjustment of AF’s Point of Focus” on the next page.
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Fine adjustment of the AF’s point of focus is possible for viewfinder
shooting. This is called “AF Microadjustment”. Before making the
adjustment, read “Cautions for AF Microadjustment” on page 138.
Normally, this adjustment is not required. Perform this
adjustment only if necessary. Note that performing this
adjustment may prevent accurate focusing from being
achieved.
Adjust All by Same Amount
Set the adjustment manually by adjusting, shooting, and checking the
result. Repeat this until appropriate adjustment is made. During AF,
regardless of the lens used, the point of focus will always be shifted by
the adjustment amount.
1
Select [AF Microadjustment].
Under the [25] tab, select [AF
Microadjustment], then press <0>.
2 Select [All by same amount].
the <B> button.
3 Press
X The [All by same amount] screen
will appear.
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the adjustment.
4 Make
Set the adjustment amount. The
adjustable range is ±20 steps.
Setting it toward “-: ” will shift the
point of focus in front of the standard
point of focus.
Setting it toward “+: ” will shift the
point of focus to the rear of the
standard point of focus.
After making the adjustment, press
<0>.
Select [All by same amount], then
press <0>.
the result of the
5 Check
adjustment.
Take a picture and play back the
image (p.354) to check the
adjustment result.
If the shooting result comes out with
focus in front of the targeted point,
adjust toward the “+: ” side. If it
comes out with focus behind the
targeted point, adjust toward the
“-: ” side.
If necessary, repeat the adjustment.
If [All by same amount] is selected, separate AF adjustment will not be
possible for the wide-angle and telephoto ends of zoom lenses.
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Adjust by Lens
You can make the adjustment for each lens and register the adjustment
in the camera. You can register the adjustment for up to 40 lenses.
When you autofocus with a lens whose adjustment is registered, the
point of focus will always be shifted by the adjustment amount.
Set the adjustment manually by adjusting, shooting, and checking the
result. Repeat this until the desired adjustment is made. If you use a zoom
lens, make the adjustment for the wide-angle (W) and telephoto (T) ends.
1
Select [Adjust by lens].
the <B> button.
2 Press
X The [Adjust by lens] screen will
appear.
and change the lens
3 Check
information.
Registered number
Check the lens information.
Press the <B> button.
X The screen will show the lens name
and a 10-digit serial number. When
the serial number is displayed, select
[OK] and go to step 4.
If the lens’s serial number cannot be
confirmed, “0000000000” will be
displayed. In this case, enter the
number by following the instructions
on the next page.
Regarding the asterisk “ * ” displayed
in front of some lens serial numbers,
see the next page.
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Entering the Serial Number
Select the digit to be entered, then
press <0> so that <r> appears.
Enter the number, then press <0>.
After entering all the digits, select
[OK].
Lens Serial Number
In step 3, if “ * ” appears in front of the 10-digit lens serial
number, you can register only one unit of the same lens model.
Even if you enter the serial number, “ * ” will remain displayed.
The lens serial number on the lens may differ from the serial
number displayed on the screen in step 3. This is not a
malfunction.
If the lens serial number includes letters, enter only the numbers.
If the lens serial number is eleven digits or longer, enter only the last
ten digits.
The location of the serial number varies depending on the lens.
Some lenses may not have a serial number inscribed. To register a
lens that has no serial number inscribed, enter any serial number.
If [Adjust by lens] is selected and an Extender is used, the adjustment
will be registered for the lens and Extender combination.
If 40 lenses have already been registered, a message will appear. After
you select a lens whose registration is to be erased (overwritten), you
can register another lens.
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Single focal length lens
Zoom lens
the adjustment.
4 Make
For a zoom lens, select the wide-angle
(W) or telephoto (T) end. Pressing
<0> will turn off the purple frame and
make the adjustment possible.
Set the adjustment amount, then
press <0>. The adjustable range is
±20 steps.
Setting it toward “-: ” will shift the
point of focus in front of the standard
point of focus.
Setting it toward “+: ” will shift the
point of focus to the rear of the
standard point of focus.
For a zoom lens, repeat this
procedure and adjust it for the wideangle (W) and telephoto (T) ends.
After completing the adjustment,
press the <M> button to return to
the screen in step 1.
Select [Adjust by lens], then press
<0>.
the result of the adjustment.
5 Check
Take a picture and play back the
image (p.354) to check the
adjustment result.
If the shooting result comes out with
focus in front of the targeted point,
adjust toward the “+: ” side. If it
comes out with focus behind the
targeted point, adjust toward the
“-: ” side.
If necessary, repeat the adjustment.
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When shooting with the intermediate range (focal length) of a zoom lens, the
AF’s point of focus is corrected automatically relative to the adjustments
made for the wide-angle and telephoto ends. Even if only the wide-angle or
telephoto end is adjusted, a correction will be made automatically for the
intermediate range.
Clearing All AF Microadjustments
When [ Clear all] appears at the bottom of the screen, pressing the
<L> button will clear all the adjustments made for [All by same
amount] and [Adjust by lens].
Cautions for AF Microadjustment
The AF’s point of focus will vary slightly depending on the subject
conditions, brightness, zoom position, and other shooting conditions.
Therefore, even if you perform AF Microadjustment, focus may still not
be achieved at the suitable position.
The adjustment amount of one stop varies depending on the maximum
aperture of the lens. Keep adjusting, shooting, and checking the focus
repeatedly to adjust the AF’s point of focus.
The adjustment will not be applied to AF during Live View shooting or
movie shooting.
The adjustments will be retained even if you clear all the camera settings
(p.70). However, the setting itself will be [Disable].
Notes for AF Microadjustment
It is best to make the adjustment at the actual location where you will
shoot. This will make the adjustment more precise.
Using a tripod when making the adjustment is recommended.
For making adjustments, shooting at the 73 image-recording quality is
recommended.
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When Autofocus Fails
Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (viewfinder’s focus indicator <o>
blinks) with certain subjects such as the following:
Subjects Difficult to Focus
Subjects with very low contrast
(Example: Blue skies, solid-color flat surfaces, etc.)
Subjects in very low light
Strongly backlit or reflective subjects
(Example: Cars with highly reflective bodies, etc.)
Near and distant subjects framed close to an AF point
(Example: Animals in cages, etc.)
Subjects such as dots of light framed close to an AF point
(Example: Night scenes, etc.)
Repetitive patterns
(Example: Skyscraper windows, computer keyboards, etc.)
In such cases, focus by doing either of the following:
(1) With One-Shot AF, focus on an object at the same distance as the
subject and lock the focus, then recompose the shot (p.83).
(2) Set the lens’s focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually
(p.140).
Depending on the subject, focus may be achieved by slightly
recomposing the shot and performing AF operation again.
Conditions that make focusing difficult with AF during Live View shooting
or movie shooting are listed on page 306.
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MF: Manual Focus
1
Set the lens’s focus mode switch
to <MF>.
X <4 L> will be displayed on the
LCD panel.
Focusing ring
on the subject.
2 Focus
Focus by turning the lens’s focusing
ring until the subject looks sharp in
the viewfinder.
If you press the shutter button halfway while focusing manually, the focus
indicator <o> will light up when focus is achieved.
With 65-point automatic selection AF, when the center AF point achieves
focus, the focus indicator <o> will light up.
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o Selecting the Drive Mode
Single and continuous drive modes are provided. You can select the
drive mode suiting the scene or subject.
1
Press the <o> button. (9)
the drive mode.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <5> dial.
u : Single shooting
When you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will
be taken.
o: High-speed continuous shooting
While you hold down the shutter button completely, the camera
will shoot continuously at a maximum of approx. 10.0 shots/
sec.
i : Low-speed continuous shooting
While you hold down the shutter button completely, shots will be
taken at a speed of approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
B : Silent single shooting
Single shooting with less shooting sound than <u> during
viewfinder shooting.
M : Silent continuous shooting
Continuous shooting with less shooting sound than <i> during
viewfinder shooting. The continuous shooting speed will be
approx. 4.0 shots/sec.
During Live View shooting and movie shooting, shooting will not be silent
even if <B> or <M> is set.
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o Selecting the Drive Mode
Q : 10-sec. self-timer/remote control
k: 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
For self-timer shooting, see page 143. For remote control
shooting, see page 248.
When EOS iTR AF is operating (p.128), maximum continuous shooting
speed with <o> will be approx. 9.5 shots/sec. Also, under low-light
conditions, the continuous shooting speed may decrease.
If <B> or <M> is set, the time lag from when you press the shutter
button completely until the picture is shot will be slightly longer than
standard.
If you perform high-speed continuous shooting in low temperatures when
the remaining battery capacity is low, the continuous shooting speed will
be slow.
In AI Servo AF operation, the continuous shooting speed may become
slower depending on the subject and the lens used.
o: The maximum continuous shooting speed of approx. 10 shots/sec.
is attained under the following conditions*: 1/1000 sec. or faster shutter
speed, maximum aperture (varies depending on the lens), EOS iTR AF:
OFF, and Anti-flicker shooting: Disable. The continuous shooting speed
may decrease depending on the shutter speed, aperture, subject
conditions, brightness, lens, flash use, temperature, remaining battery
capacity, etc.
* With the AF mode set to One-Shot AF and the Image Stabilizer turned off when
using the following lenses: EF300mm f/4L IS USM, EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
USM, EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM.
If the [51: Record func+card/folder sel.] menu’s [Record func.] is set
to [Rec. separately] (p.146) and the recording quality setting for the CF
card [f] and SD card [g] is different, the maximum burst (p.151) will
decrease. When internal memory becomes full during continuous
shooting, the continuous shooting speed may drop during shooting since
shooting will be temporally disabled (p.153).
By setting [82: Continuous shooting speed] (p.439), you can manually
set the continuous shooting speed.
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j Using the Self-timer
Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture.
1 Press the <o> button. (9)
the self-timer.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <5> dial.
Q : 10-sec. self-timer
k : 2-sec. self-timer
picture.
3 TakeLookthethrough
the viewfinder, focus on
the subject, then press the 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 light up
and the beeper will sound faster.
If you do not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button,
attach the eyepiece cover (p.247). If stray light enters the viewfinder when
the picture is taken, it may throw off the exposure.
The <k> enables you to shoot while not touching the camera
mounted on a tripod. This prevents camera shake while you shoot still
lifes or long exposures.
After taking self-timer shots, playing back the image (p.354) to check
focus and exposure is recommended.
When using the self-timer to shoot yourself, use focus lock (p.83) on an
object at the same distance as where you will stand.
To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the <o> button.
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Image Settings
This chapter explains image-related function settings:
Image-recording quality, ISO speed, Picture Style, white
balance, Auto Lighting Optimizer, noise reduction,
highlight tone priority, lens aberration correction, antiflicker shooting, and other functions.
A M icon at the upper right of a page title indicates a
function that can be used only in these modes: <d> <s>
<f> <a> <F>.
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If either a CF card or SD card is already inserted in the camera, you
can start recording captured images. When only one card is
inserted, you do not have to follow the procedures described on
pages 146-148.
If you insert both a CF card and SD card, you can select the recording
method and select which card to use for recording and playing back
images.
[f] indicates the CF card, and [g] the SD card.
Recording Method with Two Cards Inserted
1
Select [Record func+card/folder
sel.].
Under the [51] tab, select [Record
func+card/folder sel.], then press
<0>.
2 Select [Record func.].
the recording method.
3 Select
Select the recording method, then
press <0>.
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Standard
Images will be recorded to the card selected with [Record/play].
Auto switch card
Same as with the [Standard] setting, but if the card becomes full,
the camera will automatically switch to the other card to record
images. When the card is automatically switched, a new folder will
be created.
Rec. separately
You can set the image-recording quality for each card (p.149). Each
image is recorded to both the CF and SD cards at the imagerecording quality you set. You can freely set the image-recording
quality, such as to 73 and 1, or c and 41.
Rec. to multiple
Each image is recorded to both the CF and SD cards simultaneously
at the same image size. You can also select RAW+JPEG.
If [Rec. separately] is set and different recording qualities are set for the
CF card and SD card, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will
decrease (p.151).
Even if [Record func.] is set to [Rec. to multiple], movies cannot be
recorded to both the CF card and SD card at the same time. If [Rec.
separately] or [Rec. to multiple] is set, the movie will be recorded to the
card which is set for [Playback].
[Rec. separately] and [Rec. to multiple]
The same file number is used for recording to both the CF card and SD
card.
The LCD panel will display the number of possible shots of the card
having the lower number.
If one of the cards becomes full, [Card* full] will be displayed and
shooting will be disabled. If this happens, either replace the card or set
[Record func.] to [Standard] or [Auto switch card], and select the card
with remaining capacity to continue shooting.
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Selecting the CF or SD Card for Recording and Playback
If [Record func.] is set to [Standard] or [Auto switch card], select the
card for recording and playing images.
If [Record func.] is set to [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple],
select the card for playing images.
Standard / Auto switch card
Select [Record/play].
Select [Record/play], then press
<0>.
f : Record images to and play
images back from the CF
card.
g : Record images to and play
images back from the SD
card.
Select the card, then press <0>.
Rec. separately / Rec. to multiple
Select [Playback].
Select [Playback], then press <0>.
f : Play back the CF card’s
images.
g : Play back the SD card’s
images.
Select the card, then press <0>.
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You can select the pixel count and the image quality. There are eight JPEG
image-recording quality settings: 73, 83, 74, 84, 7a, 8a, b, c.
There are three RAW image quality settings: 1, 41, 61 (p.152).
1
Standard / Auto switch
card / Rec. to multiple
Select [Image quality].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Image
quality], then press <0>.
the image-recording quality.
2 Select
To select a RAW quality, turn the
<6> dial. To select a JPEG quality,
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 9999).
Press <0> to set it.
Rec. separately
Under [51: Record func+card/
folder sel.], if [Record func.] is set to
[Rec. separately], select CF card
[f] or SD card [g], then press
<0>.
Select the desired image-recording
quality, then press <0>.
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Image-recording Quality Setting Examples
73 only
1 only
1+73
61+84
If [–] is set for both RAW and JPEG, 73 will be set.
The number of possible shots will be displayed up to 1999 on the LCD
panel.
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Guide to Image-Recording Quality Settings (Approx.)
Image
Quality
73
83
74
JPEG
84
7a
Pixels
Printing
Recorded
Size
20M
A2
8.9M
A3
File Size
(MB)
Possible
Shots
Maximum
Burst
6.6
1090
130 (1090)
3.5
2060
2060 (2060)
3.6
2000
2000 (2000)
1.8
3810
3810 (3810)
2.3
3060
3060 (3060)
1.2
5800
5800 (5800)
5.0M
A4
b*1
2.5M
9x13 cm
1.3
5240
5240 (5240)
c*2
0.3M
-
0.3
20330
20330 (20330)
1
8a
20M
A2
24.0
290
24 (31)
RAW 41
11M
A3
19.3
350
28 (31)
61
5.0M
A4
13.3
510
35 (35)
1
73
20M
20M
A2
A2
24.0+6.6
220
18 (19)
11M
20M
A3
A2
19.3+6.6
260
18 (19)
5.0M
20M
A4
A2
13.3+6.6
340
18 (19)
RAW
41
+
73
JPEG
61
73
*1: b is suitable for playing the images on a digital photo frame.
*2: c is suitable for emailing the image or using it on a website.
b and c will be in 7 (Fine) quality.
The file size, possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting
are based on Canon’s testing standards (3:2 aspect ratio, ISO 100 and
Standard Picture Style) using an 8 GB CF card. These figures will vary by
the subject, card brand, aspect ratio, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom
Functions, and other settings.
The maximum burst applies to <o> high-speed continuous shooting.
Figures in parentheses apply to an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 7 CF card based on
Canon’s testing standards.
Even if you use a UDMA card, the maximum burst indicator will not change.
The maximum burst in parentheses in the table will apply instead.
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If you select both RAW and JPEG, the same image will be recorded
simultaneously to the card in both RAW and JPEG at the imagerecording qualities that were set. The two images will be recorded with
the same file numbers (file extension: .JPG for JPEG and .CR2 for RAW).
The image-recording quality icons are as follows: 1 (RAW), 41
(Medium RAW), 61 (Small RAW), JPEG (JPEG), 7 (Fine), 8
(Normal), 3 (Large), 4 (Medium), and 6 (Small).
RAW Images
A RAW image is raw data output by the image sensor converted to
digital data. It is recorded to the card as is, and you can select the
quality as follows: 1, 41, or 61.
A 1 image can be processed with [31: RAW image processing]
(p.398) and saved as a JPEG image. (41 and 61 images cannot
be processed with the camera.) As the RAW image itself does not
change, you can process the RAW image according to different
processing conditions to create any number of JPEG images from it.
You can use Digital Photo Professional (EOS software, p.537) to
process RAW images. You can make various adjustments as desired
and generate a JPEG, TIFF, etc., image incorporating those
adjustments.
RAW Image Processing Software
To display RAW images on a computer, using Digital Photo Professional
(DPP, EOS software) is recommended.
Previous versions of DPP may not be able to process RAW images
taken with this camera. If your computer has a previous version of DPP,
update it with the EOS Solution Disk CD-ROM provided with this camera.
(The previous version will be overwritten.)
Commercially-available software may not be able to display RAW
images taken with this camera. For compatibility information, contact the
software manufacturer.
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One-touch Image Quality Setting
With Custom Controls, you can assign the image-recording quality to
the <B> button or depth-of-field preview button so you can switch
to it momentarily. If you assign [One-touch image quality setting] or
[One-touch image quality (hold)] to the <B> button or depth-offield preview button, you can quickly switch to the desired imagerecording quality and shoot.
For details, see Custom Controls (p.445).
Under [51: Record func+card/folder sel.], if [Record func.] is set to [Rec.
separately], you cannot switch to the One-touch image quality setting.
Maximum Burst for Continuous Shooting
The approximate maximum burst is
displayed on the bottom right both in the
viewfinder and on the shooting function
settings screen.
If the maximum burst for continuous
shooting is 99 or higher, “99” will be
displayed.
The maximum burst is displayed even when a card is not inserted in the
camera. Make sure that a card is inserted before taking a picture.
If the maximum burst is displayed as “99”, it indicates that you can shoot 99
or more shots continuously. If the maximum burst decreases to 98 or lower
and the internal buffer memory becomes full, “buSY” will be displayed in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel. Shooting will then be disabled temporarily.
If you stop continuous shooting, the maximum burst will increase. After all
the captured images are written to the card, you can resume continuous
shooting and shoot up to the maximum burst listed on page 151.
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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. With the <A> mode selected, the ISO speed will
be set automatically (p.156).
Regarding the ISO speed during movie shooting, see pages 317 and
321.
1
Press the <m> button. (9)
the ISO speed.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel or in
the viewfinder, turn the <6> dial.
ISO speed can be set within ISO 100
- ISO 16000 in 1/3-stop increments.
“A” indicates Auto ISO. The ISO
speed will be set automatically
(p.156).
ISO Speed Guide
ISO speed
Shooting Situation
(No flash)
ISO 100 - ISO 400
Sunny outdoors
ISO 400 - ISO 1600
Overcast skies or
evening time
ISO 1600 - ISO 16000, H1, H2
Dark indoors or night
* High ISO speeds will result in grainier images.
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Flash Range
The higher the ISO
speed, the farther the
flash range will be.
i: Setting the ISO SpeedN
As H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600) and H2 (equivalent to ISO 51200) are
expanded ISO speed settings, noise (dots of light, banding, etc.) and
irregular colors will be more noticeable, and the resolution lower than
usual.
If [z3: Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable] (p.180), ISO 100/125/
160, H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600), and H2 (equivalent to ISO 51200)
cannot be selected.
Shooting in high temperatures may result in images that look grainier.
Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.
When you shoot at high ISO speeds, noise (such as dots of light and
banding) may become noticeable.
When shooting in conditions that produce an extreme amount of noise,
such as a combination of high ISO speed, high temperature, and long
exposure, images may not be recorded properly.
If you use a high ISO speed and flash to shoot a close subject,
overexposure may result.
If you set H2 (equivalent to ISO 51200) and shoot a movie, it will switch
to H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600) with manual-exposure movie shooting.
Even if you switch back to still photo shooting, the ISO speed will not
revert to H2.
Under [z2: ISO speed settings], you can use [ISO speed range] to
expand the settable ISO speed range up to H2 (equivalent to ISO 51200)
(p.157).
Even if [81: ISO speed setting increments] is set to [1-stop], you can
still select ISO 16000.
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i: Setting the ISO SpeedN
Auto ISO
If the ISO speed is set to “A” (Auto), 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
A
d/s/f/a
Automatically set within ISO 100 - ISO 6400
F
ISO 400*1
With flash
ISO 400*1*2*3*4
Automatically set within ISO 100 - ISO 16000*1
*1: The actual ISO speed range depends on the [Minimum] and [Maximum]
settings set in [Auto ISO range].
*2: If fill flash will cause overexposure, ISO speed may be reduced, down to a
possible minimum of ISO 100 (except in the <a> and <F> modes).
*3: Except in the <A> mode.
*4: In the <d> mode, if the external Speedlite is set for bounce flash, ISO 400 ISO 1600 will be set automatically.
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i: Setting the ISO SpeedN
3 Setting the Manually-Settable ISO Speed Range
You can set the manually-settable ISO speed range (minimum and
maximum limits). You can set the minimum limit within ISO 100 to H1
(equivalent to ISO 25600), and the maximum limit within ISO 200 to H2
(equivalent to ISO 51200).
1
Select [ISO speed settings].
Under the [z2] tab, select [ISO
speed settings], then press <0>.
2 Select [ISO speed range].
the minimum limit.
3 SetSelect
the minimum limit box, then
press <0>.
Select the ISO speed, then press
<0>.
the maximum limit.
4 SetSelect
the maximum limit box, then
press <0>.
Select the ISO speed, then press
<0>.
5 Select [OK].
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3 Setting the ISO Speed Range for Auto ISO
You can set the automatic ISO speed range for Auto ISO within ISO 100
- ISO 16000. You can set the minimum limit within ISO 100 - ISO 12800,
and the maximum limit within ISO 200 - ISO 16000.
1
Select [Auto ISO range].
the minimum limit.
2 SetSelect
the minimum limit box, then
press <0>.
Select the ISO speed, then press
<0>.
the maximum limit.
3 SetSelect
the maximum limit box, then
press <0>.
Select the ISO speed, then press
<0>.
4 Select [OK].
The [Minimum] and [Maximum] settings will also apply to the ISO speed
safety shift’s minimum and maximum ISO speeds (p.436).
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i: Setting the ISO SpeedN
3 Setting the Minimum Shutter Speed for Auto ISO
You can set the minimum shutter speed so that the shutter speed set
automatically will not be too slow when Auto ISO is set.
This is convenient in the <d> and <f> modes when you use a wideangle lens to shoot a moving subject or when you use a telephoto lens.
It helps to reduce camera shake and blurred subjects.
1
Automatically set
Manually set
Select [Min. shutter spd.].
the desired minimum shutter
2 Set
speed.
Select [Auto] or [Manual].
If you select [Auto], turn the <6>
dial to set the desired speed (slower
or faster) compared to the standard
speed, then press <0>.
If you select [Manual], turn the <6>
dial to select the shutter speed, then
press <0>.
If a correct exposure cannot be obtained with the maximum ISO speed
limit set with [Auto ISO range], a shutter speed slower than the [Min.
shutter spd.] will be set to obtain a standard exposure.
This function will not be applied to flash and movie shooting.
When [Auto: 0] is set, the minimum shutter speed will be the reciprocal of
the lens focal length. A single step from [Slower] to [Faster] is equivalent to
a single shutter speed stop.
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain image characteristics
matching your photographic expression or the subject.
The Picture Style is set automatically to [D] (Auto) in the <A>
mode.
1
Press the <b> button.
[A].
2 Select
X The Picture Style selection screen will
appear.
a Picture Style.
3 Select
X The Picture Style will be set and the
camera will be ready to shoot.
You can also select the Picture Style with [z3: Picture Style].
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
Picture Style Characteristics
D Auto
The color tone will be adjusted automatically to suit the scene. The
colors will look vivid, especially for blue skies, greenery and sunsets,
and in nature, outdoor and sunset scenes.
If the desired color tone is not obtained with [Auto], use another Picture
Style.
P Standard
The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. This is a general-purpose
Picture Style suitable for most scenes.
Q Portrait
For nice skin tones. The image looks softer. Suited for close-up
portraits.
By changing the [Color tone] (p.163), you can adjust the skin tone.
R Landscape
For vivid blues and greens, and very sharp and crisp images.
Effective for impressive landscapes.
S Neutral
Suited for processing the image with a computer. For natural colors
and subdued images.
U Faithful
Suited for processing the image with a computer. The color of a
subject that is captured in sunlight at a color temperature of 5200K
will be adjusted to match the subject’s colorimetrical color. Images
will appear subdued.
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
V Monochrome
Creates black-and-white images.
Black-and-white images shot in JPEG cannot be reverted to color. If you
want to later shoot pictures in color, make sure the [Monochrome] setting is
canceled.
You can display <z> in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel when
[Monochrome] is set (p.441).
W User Def. 1-3
You can register a basic style such as [Portrait], [Landscape], a
Picture Style file, etc., and adjust it as desired (p.166). Any User
Defined Picture Style that is not set will have the same settings as
the [Standard] Picture Style.
Symbols
The symbols of the Picture Style selection screen refer to parameters
such as [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. The numerals indicate the
parameter settings, such as for [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
such as [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To see the resulting effects, take
test shots. To customize [Monochrome], see page 165.
1 Press the <b> button.
[A].
2 Select
X The Picture Style selection screen will
appear.
a Picture Style.
3 Select
Select a Picture Style, then press
<B> button.
a parameter.
4 Select
Select a parameter such as
[Sharpness], then press <0>.
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the parameter.
5 SetAdjust
the parameter as desired, then
press <0>.
Press the <M> button to save the
adjusted parameters. The Picture
Style selection screen will reappear.
X Any parameter settings different from
the default will be displayed in blue.
Parameter Settings and Effects
g Sharpness
0: Less sharp outline
h Contrast
-4: Low contrast
+7: Sharp outline
+4: High contrast
i Saturation
-4: Low saturation
+4: High saturation
j Color tone
-4: Reddish skin tone
+4: Yellowish skin tone
By selecting [Default set.] in step 4, you can revert the respective
Picture Style to its default parameter settings.
To shoot with the Picture Style you adjusted, first select the adjusted
Picture Style, then shoot.
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A Customizing a Picture StyleN
V Monochrome Adjustment
For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in
addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding
pages.
kFilter effect
With a filter effect applied to a
monochrome image, you can make
white clouds or green trees stand out
more.
Filter
Sample Effects
N: None
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 appear muted. Green 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] or
[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 multiple Picture Styles with different settings for
parameters such as sharpness and contrast.
You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style that is registered
to the camera with EOS Utility (EOS software, p.537).
1 Press the <b> button.
[A].
2 Select
X The Picture Style selection screen will
appear.
[User Def. *].
3 Select
Select [User Def. *], then press
<B> button.
<0>.
4 Press
With [Picture Style] selected, press
<0>.
the base Picture Style.
5 Select
Select the base Picture Style, then
press <0>.
To adjust the parameters of a Picture
Style that is registered to the camera
with EOS Utility (EOS software), select
the Picture Style here.
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a parameter.
6 Select
Select a parameter such as
[Sharpness], then press <0>.
the parameter.
7 SetAdjust
the parameter as desired, then
press <0>.
For details, see “Customizing a
Picture Style” (p.163).
Press the <M> button to register
the modified Picture Style. The
Picture Style selection screen will
then reappear.
X The base Picture Style will be
indicated on the right of [User Def. *].
If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *],
changing the base Picture Style in step 5 will nullify the parameter
settings of the registered Picture Style.
If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.70), all the [User Def. *]
settings will revert to their defaults. Any Picture Style registered via EOS
Utility (EOS software) will have only its modified parameters reverted to
the default setting.
To shoot with the Picture Style you adjusted, select the registered [User
Def. *], then shoot.
Regarding the procedure to register a Picture Style file to the camera,
refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (p.537).
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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 to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white
object.
<A> is automatically set in the <Q> mode.
1
Press the <n> button. (9)
a white balance setting.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <5> dial.
(Approx.)
Display
Mode
Color Temperature (K: Kelvin)
Q
Auto
W
Daylight
3000-7000
5200
E
Shade
7000
R
Cloudy, twilight, sunset
6000
Y
Tungsten light
3200
U
White fluorescent light
D
Flash use
4000
Automatically set*
O
Custom (p.169)
2000-10000
P
Color temperature (p.171)
2500-10000
* Applicable with Speedlites having a color temperature transmission function.
Otherwise, it will be fixed to approx. 6000 K.
You can also set this with [z2: White balance].
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B: Setting the White BalanceN
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. With this function, pictures with natural
color shades can be taken.
O Custom White Balance
Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. Perform this procedure
under the actual light source to be used.
1
Shoot a white object.
Look through the viewfinder and aim
the entire dotted line box (shown in
the illustration) over a plain, white
object.
Focus manually and shoot with the
standard exposure set for the white
object.
You can use any white balance
setting.
[Custom White Balance].
2 Select
Under the [z2] tab, select [Custom
White Balance], then press <0>.
X The custom white balance selection
screen will appear.
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the white balance data.
3 Import
Turn the <5> dial to select the
image captured in step 1, then press
<0>.
X On the dialog screen that appears,
select [OK] and the data will be
imported.
Press the <M> button to exit the
menu.
4 Press the <n> button. (9)
the custom white balance.
5 Select
Look at the LCD panel and turn the
<5> dial to select <O>.
If the exposure obtained in step 1 differs greatly from the standard
exposure, a correct white balance may not be obtained.
In step 3, the following images cannot be selected: Images captured
while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome], multiple-exposure
images, and images shot with another camera.
Instead of a white object, a gray chart or 18% gray reflector
(commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.
The personal white balance registered with the EOS software will be
registered under <O>. If you perform step 3, the data for the registered
personal white balance will be erased.
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B: Setting the White BalanceN
P Setting the Color Temperature
You can set the white balance’s color temperature numerically. This is
for advanced users.
1
Select [White balance].
Under the [z2] tab, select [White
balance], then press <0>.
the color temperature.
2 SetSelect
[P].
Turn the <6> dial to set the color
temperature, then press <0>.
The color temperature can be set
from approx. 2500 K to 10000 K in
100 K increments.
When setting the color temperature for an artificial light source, set white
balance correction (magenta or green) as necessary.
If you set [P] to the reading taken with a commercially-available 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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u White Balance CorrectionN
You can correct the white balance that is 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 function 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 [z2] tab, select [WB
Shift/Bkt.], then press <0>.
the white balance correction.
2 SetUse
<9> to move the “ ” mark to the
Sample setting: A2, G1
appropriate position.
B is for blue, A for amber, M for
magenta, and G for green. The
image’s color balance will be
corrected towards the selected color.
On the right of the screen, “Shift”
indicates the direction and correction
amount, respectively.
Pressing the <L> button will cancel
all the [WB Shift/Bkt.] settings.
Press <0> to exit the setting.
During the white balance correction, <u> will be displayed on the LCD
panel.
You can display <z> in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel when
white balance correction is set (p.441).
One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to approx. 5 mireds
of a color temperature conversion filter. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating
the density of a color temperature conversion filter.)
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u White Balance CorrectionN
White Balance Auto Bracketing
With just one shot, three images with different color tones 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
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, “Bracket” indicates the
bracketing direction and correction
amount.
Pressing the <L> button will cancel
all the [WB Shift/Bkt.] settings.
Press <0> to exit the setting.
Bracketing Sequence
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, and 3. Green (G) bias.
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u White Balance CorrectionN
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.
Since three images are recorded for one shot, it takes longer to record
the image to the card.
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.
When white balance bracketing is set, the white balance icon will blink.
You can change the number of shots for white balance bracketing
(p.435).
“Bkt.” stands for bracketing.
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3 Auto Correction of Brightness and ContrastN
If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low, the brightness and
contrast can be corrected automatically. This function is called Auto
Lighting Optimizer. The default setting is [Standard]. With JPEG
images, the correction is applied when the image is captured.
[Standard] is automatically set in the <A> mode.
1
Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer].
Under the [z2] tab, select [Auto
Lighting Optimizer], then press
<0>.
the setting.
2 Select
Select the desired setting, then press
<0>.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
brightness and contrast corrected if
necessary.
Depending on the shooting conditions, noise may increase.
If the Auto Lighting Optimizer is too strong and the image is too bright,
set [Low] or [Disable].
If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure
compensation or flash exposure compensation to darken the exposure,
the image may still come out bright. If you want a darker exposure, set
this function to [Disable].
If [z3: Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable], the Auto Lighting
Optimizer will be set automatically to [Disable].
In step 2, if you press the <B> button and uncheck <X> the [Disabled
in M or B modes] setting, the [Auto Lighting Optimizer] can also be set in
the <a> and <F> modes.
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3 Setting Noise ReductionN
High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
This function 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 darker parts of the
image (shadow areas) is further reduced.
1
Select [High ISO speed NR].
Under the [z3] tab, select [High ISO
speed NR], then press <0>.
the level.
2 SetSelect
the desired noise reduction
level, then press <0>.
M: Multi Shot Noise Reduction
This applies noise reduction with higher image quality than [High].
For a single photo, four shots are taken continuously and aligned
and merged automatically into a single JPEG image.
If the image-recording quality is set to RAW or RAW+JPEG, you
cannot set [Multi Shot Noise Reduction].
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with noise
reduction applied.
When Multi Shot Noise Reduction is set, you can display <z> in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel (p.441).
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3 Setting Noise ReductionN
Cautions for Setting Multi Shot Noise Reduction
If there is significant misalignment in the image due to camera shake, the
noise reduction effect may be minimal.
If you are handholding the camera, keep it steady to prevent camera
shake. Using a tripod is recommended.
If you shoot a moving subject, the moving subject may leave
afterimages.
The image alignment may not function properly with repetitive patterns
(lattice, stripes, etc.) or flat, single-tone images.
If the subject’s brightness changes as the four consecutive shots are
taken, irregular exposure in the image may result.
Recording the image to the card will take longer than with normal
shooting. During the processing of the images, “buSY” will be displayed
in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel, and you cannot take another
picture until the processing is completed.
You cannot use AEB and WB bracketing.
The [Distortion] setting will be set automatically to [Disable].
If [z3: Long exp. noise reduction], [z3: Multiple exposure], [z3:
HDR Mode], AEB, or WB bracketing is set, [Multi Shot Noise
Reduction] cannot be set.
Flash shooting is not possible. The AF-assist beam will be emitted
according to the [23: AF-assist beam firing] setting.
You cannot set [Multi Shot Noise Reduction] for bulb exposures and
movie shooting.
The setting will automatically switch to [Standard] if you do any of the
following: Turn the power switch to <2>, change the battery, replace
the card, select the <A> or <F> shooting mode, set or switch the
image-recording quality to RAW or RAW+JPEG, or switch to movie
shooting.
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3 Setting Noise ReductionN
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Noise reduction is possible with images exposed for 1 sec. or longer.
1
Select [Long exp. noise
reduction].
Under the [z3] tab, select [Long
exp. noise reduction], then press
<0>.
the desired setting.
2 SetSelect
the desired setting, then press
<0>.
Auto
For exposures of 1 sec. or longer, noise reduction is performed
automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This
[Auto] setting is effective in most cases.
Enable
Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer.
The [Enable] setting may reduce noise that cannot be detected with
the [Auto] setting.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with noise
reduction applied.
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3 Setting Noise ReductionN
With [Auto] and [Enable], the noise reduction process after the picture is
taken may take the same amount of time as that for the exposure. During
noise reduction, shooting is still possible as long as the maximum burst
indicator in the viewfinder shows “1” or higher.
Images taken at ISO 1600 or higher may look grainier with the [Enable]
setting than with the [Disable] or [Auto] setting.
With [Enable], if a long exposure is shot with the Live View image
displayed, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process.
The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is
completed. (You cannot take another picture.)
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3 Highlight Tone PriorityN
You can reduce overexposed highlight areas.
1
Select [Highlight tone priority].
Under the [z3] tab, select
[Highlight tone priority], then press
<0>.
[Enable].
2 Select
Highlight details are improved. The
dynamic range is expanded from the
standard 18% gray to bright
highlights. The gradation between the
grays and highlights becomes
smoother.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with
highlight tone priority applied.
When [Enable] is set, noise may increase slightly.
With [Enable], the settable range will be ISO 200 - ISO 16000. Also, the
<A> icon will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel when
highlight tone priority is enabled.
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3 Correction of Lens Peripheral Illumination and Aberrations
Peripheral light fall-off is a phenomenon that makes the image corners
look darker due to the lens characteristics. Color fringing along subject
outlines is called chromatic aberration. And image distortion due to lens
characteristics is called distortion. These lens aberrations and light falloff can be corrected. By default, Peripheral illumination and Chromatic
aberration correction are set to [Enable], and Distortion correction is set
to [Disable].
If [Correction data not available] is displayed, see “Lens Correction
Data” on page 183.
Peripheral Illumination Correction
1
Select [Lens aberration
correction].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Lens
aberration correction], then press
<0>.
the setting.
2 Select
Check that [Correction data
available] is displayed for the
attached lens.
Select [Peripheral illumin.], then
press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
peripheral illumination corrected.
Depending on shooting conditions, noise may appear on the image
periphery.
The correction amount applied will be lower than the maximum
correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (EOS
software, p.537).
The higher the ISO speed, the lower the correction amount will be.
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3 Correction of Lens Peripheral Illumination and Aberrations
Chromatic Aberration Correction
1
Select the setting.
Check that [Correction data
available] is displayed for the
attached lens.
Select [Chromatic aberration], then
press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
picture.
2 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
chromatic aberration corrected.
Distortion Correction
1
Select the setting.
Check that [Correction data
available] is displayed for the
attached lens.
Select [Distortion], then press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
picture.
2 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
distortion corrected.
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3 Correction of Lens Peripheral Illumination and Aberrations
When distortion correction is enabled, the camera records an image
range narrower than that seen through the viewfinder. (Image periphery
will be slightly cropped and resolution slightly lowered.)
If you set [Distortion] to [Enable], the maximum burst (p.153) during
continuous shooting will decrease.
Distortion will not be corrected if you shoot a movie or set the HDR
mode, multiple exposures, or Multi Shot Noise Reduction.
Using distortion correction during Live View shooting will slightly affect
the angle of view.
When you magnify the image during Live View shooting, distortion
correction is not applied to the image displayed. Therefore, if the image
periphery is magnified, a part of the image range that will not be recorded
in the actual image may be displayed.
Dust Delete Data (p.407) will not be appended to images recorded with
distortion correction enabled. Also, the AF point(s) will not be displayed
(p.359) when you play back the image.
Lens Correction Data
The camera already contains data for lens peripheral illumination
correction, chromatic aberration correction, and distortion correction for
approx. 30 lenses. If you select [Enable], the peripheral illumination
correction, chromatic aberration correction, and distortion correction will
be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data is
registered in the camera.
With EOS Utility (EOS 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, refer to the EOS
Utility Instruction Manual PDF (p.537) on the EOS Camera Instruction
Manuals Disk DVD-ROM.
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Cautions for Lens Correction
Peripheral illumination correction, chromatic aberration correction, and
distortion correction cannot be applied to JPEG images already taken.
When using a non-Canon lens, setting the corrections to [Disable] is
recommended, even if [Correction data available] is displayed.
If you use magnified view during Live View shooting, the peripheral
illumination correction, chromatic aberration correction, and distortion
correction will not be reflected in the image shown on the screen.
The correction amount will be less if the lens used does not have
distance information.
Notes for Lens Correction
If the effect of the correction is not visible, magnify the image after
shooting and check it again.
Corrections can be applied even when an Extender or Life-size
Converter is attached.
If the correction data for the attached lens is not registered to the
camera, the result will be the same as when the correction is set to
[Disable].
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3 Reducing FlickerN
If you shoot an image with a fast shutter speed under a light source
such as fluorescent light, the blinking of the light source causes flicker
and the image may be vertically unevenly exposed. If continuous
shooting is used under these conditions, uneven exposures or colors
across the images may result.
With anti-flicker shooting, the camera detects the frequency of the light
source’s blinking and takes the picture when the flicker’s effect on the
exposure or color is minimal.
1
Select [Anti-flicker shoot.].
Under the [z4] tab, select [Antiflicker shoot.], then press <0>.
2 Select [Enable].
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be taken with reduced
unevenness of exposure or color
caused by the flicker.
When [Enable] is set and you shoot under a flickering light source, the
shutter-release time lag may become slightly longer. Also, the
continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower, and the
shooting interval may become irregular.
This function does not work with Live View shooting and movie shooting.
In the <d> or <f> mode, if the shutter speed changes during
continuous shooting or if you shoot multiple shots of the same scene at
different shutter speeds, the color tone may be inconsistent. To avoid
inconsistent color tones, use the <s> or <a> mode at a fixed shutter
speed.
The color tone of images shot when [Anti-flicker shoot.] is set to
[Enable] may look different from when [Disable] is set.
Flicker at a frequency other than 100 Hz or 120 Hz cannot be detected.
Also, if the light’s flicker frequency changes during continuous shooting,
effects of the flicker cannot be reduced.
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3 Reducing FlickerN
If the subject is against a dark background or if there is a bright light in
the image, flicker may not be detected.
Under certain special types of lighting, the camera may not be able to
reduce the effects of the flicker even while <G> is displayed.
Depending on the light source, flicker may not be detected properly.
If you recompose a shot, <G> may appear and disappear
intermittently.
Depending on the light sources or shooting conditions, expected result
may not be obtained even if you use this function.
Taking test shots is recommended.
If <G> is not displayed in the viewfinder, checkmark [Flicker
detection] in [Show/hide in viewfinder] (p.77). When the camera
reduces the effects of the flicker when you shoot, <G> will light.
Under a light source which does not flicker, or if no flicker is detected,
<G> will not be displayed.
If [Flicker detection] is checkmarked and [z4: Anti-flicker shoot.] is
set to [Disable], metering under flickering light source will cause
<G> to blink in the viewfinder as a warning. Setting [Enable]
before shooting is recommended.
In the <A> mode, the effects of flickering light will be reduced when you
shoot, but <G> will not be displayed.
Anti-flicker shooting also works with flash. However, the expected result
may not be obtained during wireless flash shooting.
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3 Setting the Color SpaceN
The range of reproducible colors is called “color space”. With this
camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or
Adobe RGB. For normal shooting, sRGB is recommended.
The color space is set automatically to [sRGB] in the <A> mode.
1
Select [Color space].
Under the [z2] tab, select [Color
space], then press <0>.
the desired color space.
2 SetSelect
[sRGB] or [Adobe RGB], then
press <0>.
Adobe RGB
This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other
industrial uses. This setting is not recommended if you are not familiar
with image processing, Adobe RGB, and Design rule for Camera File
System 2.0 (Exif 2.21 or higher). The image will look very subdued in a
sRGB computer environment and with printers not compatible with
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 (Exif 2.21 or higher). Postprocessing of the image with computer software will therefore be
required.
If the captured still photo was shot in the Adobe RGB color space, the
first character in the file name will be an underscore “_”.
The ICC profile is not appended. Refer to explanations about the ICC
profile in the Software Instruction Manual PDF (p.532) on the DVD-ROM.
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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 operation is optional since a folder will be created automatically for
saving captured images.
Creating a Folder
1
Select [Record func+card/folder
sel.].
Under the [51] tab, select [Record
func+card/folder sel.], then press
<0>.
2 Select [Folder].
3 Select [Create folder].
[OK].
4 Select
X A new folder with the folder number
increased by one is created.
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3 Creating and Selecting a Folder
Selecting a Folder
Lowest file number
Number of images in folder
Select a folder on the folder selection
screen, then press <0>.
X The folder where the captured
images will be saved is selected.
Subsequently captured images will
be recorded into the selected folder.
Folder name
Highest file number
Folders
As with “100EOS7D” for example, the folder name starts with three digits
(the folder number) followed by five alphanumeric characters. A folder can
contain up to 9999 images (file number 0001 - 9999). When a folder
becomes full, a new folder with the folder number increased by one is
created automatically. Also, if manual reset (p.194) is executed, a new
folder will be created automatically. Folders numbered from 100 to 999 can
be created.
Creating Folders with a 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 format
“100ABC_D”. The first three digits are the folder number, from 100 to 999.
The last five characters can be any combination of upper- and lower-case
letters from A to Z, numerals, and the underscore “_”. The space cannot be
used. Also note that two folder names cannot share the same three-digit
folder number (for example, “100ABC_D” and “100W_XYZ”), even if the
remaining five characters in each name are different.
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3 Changing the File Name
The file name has four alphanumeric
characters followed by a four-digit image (Example) BE3B0001.JPG
number (p.193) and extension. The first
four alphanumeric characters are set upon factory shipment and unique
to the camera. However, you can change them.
With “User setting1”, you can change and register the four characters
as desired. With “User setting2”, if you register three characters, the
fourth character from the left will be appended automatically to indicate
the image size.
Registering or Changing the File Name
1
Select [File name].
Under the [51] tab, select [File
name], then press <0>.
2 Select [Change User setting*].
any alphanumeric
3 Enter
characters.
For User setting1, enter four
characters. For User setting2, enter
three characters.
Press the <L> button to delete any
unnecessary characters.
Press the <Q> button. The text
palette will be highlighted with a color
frame, and text can be entered.
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3 Changing the File Name
Operate the <5> dial or <9> to
move the and select the desired
character. Then press <0> to enter
it.
the setting.
4 ExitAfter
entering the correct number of
characters, press the <M> button,
then select [OK].
X The registered file name will be
saved.
the registered file name.
5 Select
Select [File name], then press <0>.
Settings
Select the registered file name, then
press <0>.
If User setting2 is registered, select
“*** (the 3 characters registered) +
image size”.
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3 Changing the File Name
The first character cannot be an underscore “_”.
User setting2
When you select the “*** + image size” registered with User setting2 and
take pictures, the image-recording quality character will be automatically
appended as the file name’s fourth character from the left. The meaning of
the image-recording quality characters is as follows:
“***L” = 73 / 83 / 1
“***M” = 74 / 84 / 41
“***S” = 7a / 8a / 61
“***T” = b
“***U” = c
When the image is transferred to a computer, the automatically appended
fourth character will be included. You can then see the image size without
having to open the image. RAW or JPEG images can be distinguished with
the extension.
The extension will be “.JPG” for JPEG images, “.CR2” for RAW images,
and “.MOV” or “.MP4” for movies.
When you shoot a movie with User setting2, the file name’s fourth
character will be an underscore “_”.
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3 File Numbering Methods
The four-digit file number is like the frame
(Example) BE3B0001.JPG
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.
1
Select [File numbering].
Under the [51] tab, select [File
numbering], then press <0>.
the file numbering method.
2 Select
Select the desired setting, 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, create a folder, or switch the target
card (such as f9g), the file numbering continues in sequence up to
9999 for the images saved. This is convenient when you want to save
images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 on multiple cards or
in multiple folders into one folder on your computer.
If the replacement card or existing folder already contains images
recorded previously, the file numbering of the new images may continue
from the file numbering of the existing images on the card or in the
folder. If you want to use continuous file numbering, it is recommended
that you use a newly-formatted card each time.
File numbering after
replacing the card
Card A (f)
File numbering after
creating a folder
Card A
Card B (g)
100
0051
0052
0051
101
0052
Next sequential file number
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3 File Numbering Methods
Auto Reset
Restarts the file numbering from 0001 each time the card is
replaced or a new folder is created.
When you replace the card, create a folder, or switch the target card
(such as f9g), the file numbering continues in sequence from 0001
for the images saved. 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 may continue
from the file numbering of the existing images on the card or in the
folder. If you want to save images with the file numbering starting from
0001, use a newly formatted card each time.
File numbering after
replacing the card
Card A (f)
File numbering after
creating a folder
Card A
Card B (g)
100
0051
0001
0051
101
0001
File numbering is reset
Manual Reset
Resets 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 if 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.
(There will be no manual reset confirmation screen.)
If the file number in folder 999 reaches 9999, shooting will not be possible
even if the card still has storage capacity. The LCD monitor will display a
message telling you to replace the card. Replace it with a new card.
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3 Setting Copyright InformationN
When you set the copyright information, it will be recorded to the image
as Exif information.
1
Select [Copyright information].
Under the [54] tab, select [Copyright
information], then press <0>.
the option to be set.
2 Select
Select [Enter author’s name] or
[Enter copyright details], then press
<0>.
text.
3 Enter
Press the <Q> button. The text
palette will be highlighted with a color
frame, and text can be entered.
Operate the <5> dial or <9> to
move the and select the desired
character. Then press <0> to enter
it.
You can enter up to 63 characters.
To delete a character, press the <L>
button.
To cancel the text entry, press the
<B> button, then select [OK] on
the confirmation screen.
the setting.
4 ExitAfter
entering the text, press the
<M> button, then select [OK].
X The information is saved.
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3 Setting Copyright InformationN
Checking the Copyright Information
When you select [Display copyright
info.] in step 2, you can check the
[Author] and [Copyright] information
that you entered.
Deleting the Copyright Information
When you select [Delete copyright information] in step 2 on the
preceding page, you can delete the [Author] and [Copyright]
information.
If the entry for “Author” or “Copyright” is long, it may not be displayed
entirely when you select [Display copyright info.].
You can also set or check the copyright information with EOS Utility (EOS
software, p.537).
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5
GPS Settings
This chapter explains the camera’s built-in GPS
settings. The EOS 7D Mark II (G) can receive satellite
navigation signals from GPS satellites (USA),
GLONASS satellites (Russia), and the Quasi-Zenith
Satellite System (QZSS) “Michibiki” (Japan).
The GPS function is set to [Disable] by default.
This manual uses the term “GPS” to refer to the satellite
navigation function.
When [GPS] is set to [Enable] (p.201), the camera
will continue to receive GPS signals at regular
intervals even after the power is turned off. The
battery will thereby drain faster and the number of
possible shots will decrease. If you will not use
GPS, setting [GPS] to [Disable] is recommended.
When using GPS function, be sure to check the region of use and
use the function in accordance with the laws and regulations of
the country or region. Be particularly careful when using GPS
outside your home country.
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GPS Features
Geotagging Images
Geotag information*1 (latitude,
longitude, elevation) and coordinated
universal time*2 can be appended to
images.
Using the digital compass (based on
magnetic north), the shooting
direction can be appended to images.
These information can be used to
show the shooting location and
shooting direction on a map displayed
on a computer.
*1: Certain travel conditions or GPS settings may cause inaccurate geotag
information to be added to images.
*2: Coordinated Universal Time, abbreviated UTC, is essentially the same as
Greenwich Mean Time.
Logging the Route Traveled
You can use the GPS logging function to automatically record the
camera’s location information at set intervals. This geotag information
can be viewed on a map displayed on a computer.
* Certain traveling conditions, locations, or GPS settings may cause inaccurate
geotag information to be added to images.
Setting the Camera Time
The camera time can be set using GPS signals.
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GPS Features
Viewing Images and Information on a Virtual Map
Shooting locations and the route traveled can be viewed on a map
displayed on a computer, using the Map Utility (EOS software, p.538).
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GPS Precautions
Note the following when using the GPS function.
In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted.
Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and
regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when
using GPS outside your home country.
Be careful about using GPS functions where the operation of
electronic devices is restricted.
Others may be able to locate or identify you by using location data in
your geotagged pictures or movies. Be careful when sharing these
geotagged images, movies or GPS log files with others, such as
when posting them online where many people can view them.
GPS signal reception may take a longer time in some cases.
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Acquiring GPS Signals
To acquire GPS signals, take the camera outside where the sky is
unobstructed. Face the top of the camera toward the sky while keeping
your hands, etc., away from the camera top.
When the signal acquisition conditions are good, it will take the camera
approx. 30 sec. to 60 sec. to catch the GPS satellite signals after you
set [GPS] to [Enable]. Check that [r] is displayed on the LCD panel,
then shoot.
1
Select [GPS/digital compass
settings].
Under the [52] tab, select [GPS/
digital compass settings], then
press <0>.
2 Set [GPS] to [Enable].
GPS Acquisition Status
GPS acquisition status is indicated by
the [r] icon on the LCD panel and on
the shooting function settings screen.
Constant r: Signal acquired
Blinking r: Signal not acquired yet
When you shoot while [r] is
displayed, the image will be geotagged.
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Acquiring GPS Signals
If [Enable] is selected, <r> will still be displayed on the LCD panel
even when you turn the camera’s power switch to <2>. Also, since
the camera will receive GPS signals at regular intervals, the battery will
drain quickly and the number of possible shots will decrease. If you will
not use the camera for a prolonged period, set to [Disable].
The GPS antenna is built-in around the hot shoe. Although the GPS
signal can be acquired while an external Speedlite is attached to the hot
shoe, the acquisition sensitivity will slightly decrease.
GPS Receiver GP-E2 (sold separately) cannot be used.
Poor GPS Coverage
Under the following conditions, the GPS satellite signal will not be properly
acquired. As a result, the geotag information may not be recorded or
inaccurate geotag information may be recorded.
Indoors, underground, in tunnels or forests, between buildings, or in
valleys.
Near high-voltage power lines or mobile phones operating on the 1.5
GHz band.
The camera is left inside a bag, etc.
When traveling a long distance.
When traveling through different environments.
Since GPS satellites move as time passes, satellite movement can
interfere with geotagging and cause missing or inaccurate geotag
information even in conditions other than the above. Additionally, the
geotag information may also include the route travelled even if the
camera was used only at one location.
The camera can receive GPS signals even in the vertical orientation.
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Acquiring GPS Signals
Viewing GPS Information
1
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
[GPS information display].
2 Select
X Detailed GPS information is
displayed.
the picture.
3 TakeShots
taken after GPS signal
acquisition are geotagged.
Generally, elevation is not as accurate as latitude and longitude due to the
nature of GPS.
The <A> icon indicates signal conditions. When <C> is displayed,
elevation can also be recorded. However, elevation cannot be recorded
when <B> is displayed.
UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is essentially the same as Greenwich
Mean Time.
In the sample screen, the NE45° direction indicates northeast 45°.
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Acquiring GPS Signals
Geotagging Information
Play back the images and press the <B> button to display the
shooting information screen (p.357). Then tilt <9> up or down to check
the geotag information.
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation
North
0°
UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
Direction (Based on magnetic north,
p.206)
West
270°
East
90°
South
180°
When you shoot a movie, the GPS information at the time when shooting
begins is recorded. Note that signal reception conditions are not
recorded.
Shooting locations can be viewed on a map displayed on a computer,
using the Map Utility (EOS software, p.538).
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Setting the Positioning Interval
The interval (time) to update the geotag information can be set.
Although updating the geotag information at shorter intervals will make
it more accurate, it will reduce the number of possible shots.
1
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
2 Select [Position update interval].
the desired update interval.
3 SetSelect
the desired update interval,
then press <0>.
The shorter the interval, the lower the number of possible shots will be.
If you are in a location where the GPS acquisition condition is not good,
the number of possible shots will decrease.
The nature of GPS may cause some inconsistency in positioning
intervals.
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Using the Digital Compass
Camera orientation information (the direction the camera is facing) can be
appended to the image.
1
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
[Digital compass] to [Enable].
2 SetSelect
[Digital compass], then press
<0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
If the [Calibrate digital compass]
screen appears, perform steps 2 and
3 on page 208.
Compass Display During Shooting
The camera’s current orientation can be displayed on the LCD monitor.
When you press the <B> button
to display the digital compass, the
direction will be displayed on the
bottom of the screen.
During Live View shooting and movie
shooting, you can confirm the
direction using the arrow icon at the
location circled in this sample screen.
During continuous shooting, if you change the camera direction or tilt the
camera up or down, the correct direction information may not be
recorded.
The direction information is not recorded to the log file (p.211).
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Using the Digital Compass
Since the digital compass uses geomagnetism for direction sensing, correct
directions may not be obtained or calibration may not be possible in the
following environments.
• In or near buildings (including office buildings, residences built using
reinforced concrete or masonry, and underground shopping malls),
vehicles (including cars, trains, planes, and boats), or metal structures
such as elevators
• Near metals (including steel desks and furnishings), permanent
magnets (including magnetic jewelry), or home electronics (including
televisions, computers, speakers, or mobile phones)
• Near high-voltage lines (including transmission towers), overhead
power lines (including those powering trains), or metal facilities
(including footbridges and guardrails)
• At high latitudes
Calibrating the Digital Compass
While you are using the GPS function, if the [Calibrate digital
compass] screen appears or if the direction indicated looks
questionable, calibrate the digital compass as follows. The digital
compass should be calibrated at the actual shooting location.
1
Select [Calibrate digital
compass].
Check that [Digital compass] is set
to [Enable].
Select [Calibrate digital compass],
then press <0>.
X The camera will be ready for
calibration.
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Using the Digital Compass
the camera.
2 Move
(1) Swing the camera to the left and right
by at least 180°.
(2) Tilt the camera up and down by at
least 180°.
(3) Turn the camera by at least 180°.
Be careful not to drop the camera.
Steps (1), (2), and (3) can be
performed in any order. Keep moving
the camera until the calibration is
completed.
If the compass is not calibrated after
you perform this, turn your body to
the right or left and move the camera
again.
the calibration.
3 ExitWhen
the calibration is completed, a
screen indicating completion will be
displayed.
Calibration will be completed
normally even if the completion
message appears while you are still
moving the camera in step 2.
For safety reasons, detaching the lens from the camera is recommended
before you perform the calibration.
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Setting Time from GPS on the Camera
The time information obtained from GPS signals can be set in the
camera. The margin of error is approx. ±1 sec.
1
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
2 Select [Auto time setting].
the desired setting.
3 Select
Select [Auto update] or [Set now],
then press <0>.
[Auto update] updates the time when
the camera is turned on and a GPS
signal is received.
If signals from at least five GPS satellites cannot be acquired, the time
cannot be auto updated. [Set now] will be grayed out and not selectable.
Even if [Set now] is selected, updating the time may not be possible due
to an unfavorable timing of the GPS signal acquisition.
When [Auto time setting] is set to [Auto update], the date or time
cannot be manually set with [Date/Time/Zone] under the [52] tab.
If you use Wireless Transmitter WFT-E7 (Ver. 2/sold separately) and do
not want to change the time after performing [Sync time between
cameras], set [Auto time setting] to [Disable] in step 2.
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Logging the Route Traveled
Map data ©2014 ZENRIN -
1
When using the GPS logging function,
the geotag information of the route the
camera traveled is automatically
recorded in the camera’s internal
memory.
Shooting locations and the route
traveled can be viewed on a map
displayed on a computer using the Map
Utility (EOS software, p.538).
Note that the GPS logging function will
continue to log information even when
the camera’s power is off, including
auto power off.
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
2 Select [GPS Logger].
[Log GPS position] to
3 Set
[Enable].
Select [Log GPS position], then
press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
When the GPS logging function is enabled, the [
] icon will appear on
the shooting function settings screen (p.201).
When you set the power switch to <2> or when auto power off takes
effect, <
> will be displayed on the LCD panel.
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Logging the Route Traveled
Geotag Information Logs
Geotag information for the route the camera traveled is recorded at the
intervals set with [Position update interval] (p.205). The log data is
saved in the camera’s internal memory by date. The table below shows
how many days’ worth of data can be saved.
Log Data Capacity by Positioning Interval
(Approx.)
Update Interval
Log Data
Update Interval
Log Data
Every 1 sec.
4.1 days
Every 30 sec.
100 days
Every 5 sec.
20 days
Every 1 min.
100 days
Every 10 sec.
41 days
Every 2 min.
100 days
Every 15 sec.
61 days
Every 5 min.
100 days
* Assuming 8 hr. of data logged per day.
The log data saved in the internal memory can be transferred as a
log file to a card (p.212).
One log file is created for each day. The log file name has the date
(YYYYMMDD) and a number, for example, 14103100. If the time
zone changes (p.47), a new log file will be created.
If the camera’s internal memory becomes full, the oldest log data will
be overwritten with the newest log data.
Battery Consumption During Logging
When [GPS] is set to [Enable], the camera will continue to receive GPS
signals at set intervals even while the camera’s power is switched off.
This will drain the battery faster, reducing the number of shots that can
be taken. Additionally, when [Log GPS position] is set to [Enable],
shorter update intervals will drain the battery more quickly.
When you are not traveling or when GPS signals are weak, setting
[GPS] to [Disable] is recommended.
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Logging the Route Traveled
Downloading Log Data to a Computer
The log data in the camera’s internal memory can be downloaded to a
computer with EOS Utility (EOS software) or downloaded from a card
after transferring the data to the card.
When you use Map Utility (EOS software, p.538) to open a log file
saved on your computer, the camera’s travel route will be displayed on
a map.
Importing the log data using EOS software
With the camera connected to a computer via the provided interface
cable, you can download the log data to the computer with EOS Utility
(EOS software). For details, refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual
PDF on the DVD-ROM.
Transferring the log data to a card for downloading
When [Transfer log data to card] is
selected, you can transfer the log
data in the internal memory as log
files to a CF card [f] or SD card [g].
Note that when log files are
transferred to a card, that log data is
permanently deleted from the
camera’s internal memory.
The log files imported to the card will be stored in the “GPS” folder in
the “MISC” folder. The extension is “.LOG”.
Selecting [Delete log data] will completely delete the log data saved
in the internal memory. Deleting data may take approx. one minute.
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Logging the Route Traveled
Use the provided interface cable or one from Canon (p.478). When
connecting the interface cable, use the provided cable protector (p.34).
The GPS antenna is located at the top of the camera’s body. For this
reason, even when carrying the camera, such as in a bag, try to keep the
top of the camera facing upwards, and do not place anything on top of it.
Set the camera time and date as accurately as possible. Also, set correct
time zone and daylight saving time for the shooting location.
Since the geotag information, date, and time are constantly recorded
even when the camera is turned off, the battery will keep draining. When
you use the camera again, the battery level may already be low. If
necessary, recharge the battery or prepare a charged, spare battery
(sold separately).
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6
Advanced Operations
In the <d> <s> <f> <a>
<F> shooting modes, you can
select the shutter speed,
aperture, and other camera
settings to change the
exposure and obtain the
desired result.
A M icon at the upper right of a page title indicates a
function that can be used only in these modes: <d> <s>
<f> <a> <F>.
After you press the shutter button halfway and let go, the
exposure values will remain displayed in the viewfinder and
on the LCD panel for 4 sec. (0).
For the functions settable in each shooting mode, see page
480.
Set the <R> switch to the left.
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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>.
on the subject.
2 Focus
Look through the viewfinder and aim
the AF point over the subject. Then
press the shutter button halfway.
X When focus is achieved, the focus
indicator <o> in the viewfinder will
light up (in One-Shot AF mode).
X The shutter speed and aperture will
be set automatically and displayed in
the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
the display.
3 Check
A standard exposure will be obtained
as long as the shutter speed and
aperture displays 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 lower f/number
blink, it indicates underexposure.
Increase the ISO speed or use flash.
If the “8000” shutter speed and the higher
f/number 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 <A> Modes
In the <A> mode, many functions, such as the AF operation and metering
mode, are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. The functions you can
set are limited. With <d> mode, only the shutter speed and aperture are set
automatically. You can freely set the AF operation, metering mode, and
other functions (p.480).
Program Shift
In the Program AE mode, you can freely change the shutter speed and
aperture combination (Program) set automatically by the camera while
maintaining the same exposure. This is called Program shift.
To shift the program, press the shutter button halfway, then turn the
<6> dial until the desired shutter speed or aperture is displayed.
Program shift will be canceled automatically when the metering timer
(0) ends (exposure setting display turns off).
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 standard exposure matching the
brightness of the subject. This is called shutter-priority AE. A faster
shutter speed can freeze the action of a moving subject. A slower
shutter speed can create a blurred effect, giving the impression of
motion.
* <s> stands for Time value.
Blurred motion
(Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.)
1
Frozen action
(Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.)
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
the desired shutter speed.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel or
through the viewfinder, turn the
<6> dial.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The aperture is set automatically.
the viewfinder display and
4 Check
shoot.
As long as the aperture is not
blinking, a standard exposure will be
obtained.
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s: Shutter-Priority AE
If the lower f/number 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 higher f/number 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., “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 standard 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).
Blurred background
(With a low aperture f/number: f/5.6)
1
Sharp foreground and background
(With a high aperture f/number: f/32)
Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
the desired aperture.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <6> dial.
on 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, a standard exposure will be
obtained.
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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 (lower
f/number) until the shutter speed 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
(higher aperture f/number) until the shutter speed
blinking stops or set a lower ISO speed.
Aperture Display
The higher the f/number, the smaller the aperture opening will be. The
f/number 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
The aperture opening (diaphragm) changes only at the moment when
the picture is taken. Otherwise, the aperture remains fully open.
Therefore, when you look at the scene through the viewfinder or on the
LCD monitor, the depth of field will look narrow.
Press the depth-of-field preview button
to stop down the lens to the current
aperture setting and check the depth of
field (range of acceptable focus).
A higher f/number will make more of the foreground and background fall
within acceptable focus. However, the viewfinder will look darker.
While looking at the Live View image (p.286), you can change the
aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button to see how the
depth of field changes.
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 exposure meter. This
method is called manual exposure.
* <a> stands for Manual.
Shutter speed
Aperture
1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
2 Set the ISO speed (p.154).
speed and aperture.
3 SetTothesetshutter
the shutter speed, turn the
<6> dial.
To set the aperture, turn the <5> dial.
If it cannot be set, set the <R>
switch to the left, then turn the <6>
or <5> dial.
on the subject.
4 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The exposure setting will be
displayed in the viewfinder and on the
LCD panel.
On the viewfinder’s right side, the
exposure level indicator < > shows
how far off the current exposure level is
from the standard exposure level < >.
Bright (+)
Dark (-)
Standard exposure
index < >
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the exposure and take the
5 Set
picture.
Check the exposure level indicator and set
the desired shutter speed and aperture.
If the exposure level exceeds ±3
stops from the standard exposure,
the end of the exposure level
indicator will display < > or < >.
a: Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation with Auto ISO
If the ISO speed is set to A (AUTO), you can set exposure
compensation (p.226) as follows.
• [z2: Expo.comp./AEB]
• Under [83: Custom Controls], use [s: Expo comp (hold btn,
turn
)] (p.455) or [p: Expo comp (hold down lever, turn
)]
(p.455).
• Quick Control (p.61)
Set the exposure compensation amount while checking the exposure
level indicator on the lower part of the viewfinder or on the LCD panel.
If Auto ISO is set, the ISO speed setting will change to suit the shutter
speed and aperture in order to obtain a standard exposure. Therefore,
you may not obtain the desired exposure effect. In such a case, set the
exposure compensation.
If flash is used when Auto ISO is set, exposure compensation will not be
applied even if an exposure compensation amount is set.
Under [z2: Auto Lighting Optimizer], if the checkmark <X> for
[Disabled in M or B modes] is removed, Auto Lighting Optimizer can be
set even in the <a> mode (p.175).
When Auto ISO is set, you can press the <A> button to lock the ISO
speed.
If you press the <A> button and recompose the shot, you can see the
exposure level difference on the exposure level indicator compared to
when you pressed the <A> button.
If exposure compensation (p.226) was applied in <d>, <s>, or <f>
mode, and then the shooting mode is switched to <a> with Auto ISO
set, the exposure compensation amount already set will be maintained.
With Auto ISO set and [81: ISO speed setting increments] set to [1/2stop], any 1/2-stop exposure compensation will be implemented with the
ISO speed (1/3 stop) and shutter speed. However, the shutter speed
displayed will not change.
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q Selecting the Metering ModeN
You can select one of four methods to measure the subject brightness.
In the <A> mode, evaluative metering is set automatically.
1
Press the <n> button. (9)
the metering mode.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <6> dial.
q:Evaluative metering
w:Partial metering
r:Spot metering
e:Center-weighted average
metering
q Evaluative metering
This is a general-purpose metering mode suited
even for backlit subjects. The camera sets the
exposure automatically to suit the scene.
w Partial metering
Effective when the background is much brighter
than the subject due to backlighting, etc. Partial
metering covers approx. 6% of the viewfinder area
at the center.
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q Selecting the Metering ModeN
r Spot metering
This is for metering a specific spot of the subject or
scene. Spot metering covers approx. 1.8% of the
viewfinder area at the center. The spot metering
circle will be displayed in the viewfinder.
e Center-weighted average metering
The metering is weighted at the center and then
averaged for the entire scene.
With q (Evaluative metering), the exposure setting will be locked when
you press the shutter button halfway and focus is achieved. In the w
(Partial metering), r (Spot metering), and e (Center-weighted
average metering) modes, the exposure is set at the moment the photo
is taken. (Pressing the shutter button halfway does not lock the
exposure.)
When <r> (Spot metering) is set, you can display <z> in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel (p.441).
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O Setting Exposure CompensationN
Exposure compensation can brighten (increased exposure) or darken
(decreased exposure) the standard exposure set by the camera.
Exposure compensation can be set in the <d>, <s>, and <f> shooting
modes. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3stop increments, the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder and on the
LCD panel can only display the setting up to ±3 stops. If you want to set the
exposure compensation setting beyond ±3 stops, use the Quick Control (p.61) or
follow the instructions for [z2: Expo.comp./AEB] on the next page.
If the <a> mode with the Auto ISO set, see page 223 to set the
exposure compensation.
1
Increased exposure for a brighter image
Check the exposure.
Press the shutter button halfway (0)
and check the exposure level indicator.
the exposure compensation amount.
2 SetWhile
looking at the viewfinder or
LCD panel, turn the <5> dial.
If it cannot be set, set the <R>
switch to the left, then turn the <5> dial.
Decreased exposure for a darker image
the picture.
3 TakeTo cancel
exposure compensation,
set the exposure level indicator <h/N>
to the standard exposure index (<a>
or <C>).
If [z2: Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.175) is set to any setting other than
[Disable], the image may still look bright even if a decreased exposure
compensation for a darker image is set.
The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you
set the power switch to <2>.
After setting the exposure compensation amount, you can prevent the
exposure compensation amount from changing accidentally by setting
the <R> switch to the right.
If the exposure compensation amount exceeds ±3 stops, the end of the
exposure level indicator will display <J/ > or <I/ >.
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h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N
By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera
brackets the exposure up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three
successive shots. This is called AEB.
* AEB stands for Auto Exposure Bracketing.
1
Select [Expo.comp./AEB].
Under the [z2] tab, select
[Expo.comp./AEB], then press
<0>.
the AEB range.
2 SetTurn
the <6> dial to set the AEB
AEB range
range. If you turn <5>, you can set
the exposure compensation.
Press <0> to set it.
X When you exit the menu, <h> and
the AEB range will be displayed on
the LCD panel.
the picture.
3 TakeThree
bracketed shots will be taken
according to the drive mode set in this
sequence: Standard exposure,
decreased exposure, and increased
exposure.
AEB will not be automatically
canceled. To cancel AEB, follow step
2 to turn off the AEB range display.
Standard Decreased Increased
exposure exposure exposure
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h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N
During AEB, <A> in the viewfinder and <h> on the LCD panel will
blink.
If the drive mode is set to <u> or <B>, press the shutter button three
times for each shot. When <o>, <i>, or <M> is set and you hold
down the shutter button completely, the three bracketed shots will be
taken continuously and the camera will automatically stop shooting.
When <Q> or <k> is set, the three bracketed shots will be taken
continuously after a 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
You can set AEB in combination with exposure compensation.
If the AEB range exceeds ±3 stops, the end of the exposure level
indicator will display <J/ > or <I/ >.
AEB cannot be used with flash, bulb exposures, or when [Multi Shot
Noise Reduction] or [HDR Mode] is set.
AEB will be canceled automatically when you set the power switch to
<2> or when the flash is ready to fire.
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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, etc.
1
Focus on 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 up in the
viewfinder to indicate that the
exposure setting is locked (AE lock).
Each time you press the <A> button,
the current exposure setting is locked.
and take the picture.
3 Recompose
The exposure level indicator on the
right of the viewfinder will show the
AE lock exposure level and the
current exposure level in real-time.
If you want to maintain the AE lock
while taking more shots, hold down
the <A> button and press the shutter
button to take another shot.
AE Lock Effects
Metering Mode
(p.224)
q*
wre
AF Point Selection Method (p.93)
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’s focus mode switch is set to <MF>, AE lock is applied at the
center AF point.
AE lock is not possible with bulb exposures.
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F: Bulb Exposures
In this mode, the shutter stays open as long as 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 <F>.
the desired aperture.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel or the
viewfinder, turn the <6> or <5>
dial.
Elapsed exposure time
picture.
3 TakeThetheexposure
will continue for as long
as you keep the shutter button
pressed completely.
X The elapsed exposure time will be
displayed on the LCD panel.
Long exposures produce more noise than usual.
If Auto ISO is set, the ISO speed will be ISO 400 (p.156).
For a bulb exposure, if you use both the self-timer and mirror lockup
instead of the bulb timer, keep pressing the shutter button completely
(self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). If you let go of the shutter
button during the self-timer countdown, there will be a shutter-release
sound, but no picture will be taken. If you use the bulb timer under the
same shooting conditions, you need not hold down the shutter button
completely.
Do not point the camera toward an intense light source, such as the sun
on a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may
damage the image sensor or the camera’s internal components.
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F: Bulb Exposures
With [z3: Long exp. noise reduction], you can reduce the noise
generated during long exposures (p.178).
For bulb exposures, using a tripod and bulb timer is recommended.
Using mirror lockup (p.246) with bulb exposures is also possible.
You can also shoot bulb exposures by using Remote Switch RS-80N3 or
Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (both sold separately, p.248).
You can also use Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately, p.248) for
bulb exposures. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button,
the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. later. Press the button
again to stop the bulb exposure.
J Bulb TimerN
You can preset the bulb exposure’s exposure time. With the bulb timer,
you need not hold down the shutter button during the bulb exposure.
This reduces camera shake.
The bulb timer can be set only in the <F> (Bulb) shooting mode. It
cannot be set (or will not function) in any other shooting mode.
1
Select [Bulb timer].
Under the [z4] tab, select [Bulb
timer], then press <0>.
[Enable].
2 Select
Select [Enable], then press <B>
button.
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F: Bulb Exposures
the desired exposure time.
3 SetSelect
the hour, minute, or second.
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Set the desired number, then press
<0> (Returns to <s>).
[OK].
4 Select
X The set time will be displayed on the
menu screen.
X <J> will be displayed on the LCD
panel.
Elapsed exposure time
the picture.
5 Take
X Press the shutter button completely,
and the bulb exposure will start and
continue until the set time elapses.
To cancel the timer setting, set
[Disable] in step 2.
Bulb timer
If you press the shutter button completely while the bulb timer is
operating, the bulb exposure will stop.
Doing any of the following will cancel the bulb timer (reverts to
[Disable]): Set the power switch to <2>, display the movie shooting
screen, or change the shooting mode from <F>.
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w: HDR (High Dynamic Range) ShootingN
Highlight detail and shadow detail are retained for a high dynamic range
of tones even with high-contrast scenes. HDR shooting is effective for
landscape and still-life shots.
With HDR shooting, three images of different exposures (standard
exposure, underexposure, and overexposure) are captured for
each shot and then merged together automatically. The HDR
image is recorded as a JPEG image.
* HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.
1 Press the <b> button.
the HDR mode.
2 Select
Select [w], then press <0>.
X The HDR mode screen will appear.
[Adjust dyn range].
3 SetSelect
the desired dynamic range
setting, then press <0>.
Selecting [Auto] will have the
dynamic range set automatically
depending on the image’s overall
tonal range.
The higher the number, the wider the
dynamic range will be.
To exit HDR shooting, select [Disable
HDR].
[Effect].
4 SetSelect
the desired effect, then press
<0>.
You can also set HDR shooting with [z3: HDR Mode].
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w: HDR (High Dynamic Range) ShootingN
Effects
Natural
For images preserving a wide tonal range where the highlight and
shadow details would otherwise be lost.
Art standard
While the highlight and shadow details will be better preserved than
with [Natural], the contrast will be lower, and the gradation flatter to
have the picture look like a painting. The subject outlines will have
bright (or dark) edges.
Art vivid
The colors are more saturated than with [Art standard], and the low
contrast and flat gradation create a graphic art effect.
Art bold
The colors are the most saturated, making the subject pop out, and
the picture look like an oil painting.
Art embossed
The color saturation, brightness, contrast and gradation are
decreased to make the picture look flat. The picture looks faded and
old. The subject outlines will have bright (or dark) edges.
Art standard
Art vivid
Art bold
Saturation
Standard
High
Higher
Low
Bold outline
Standard
Weak
Strong
Stronger
Brightness
Standard
Standard
Standard
Dark
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flatter
Tone
Art embossed
Each effect will be applied based on the characteristics of the Picture Style
currently set (p.160).
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w: HDR (High Dynamic Range) ShootingN
[Continuous HDR].
5 SetSelect
either [1 shot only] or [Every
shot], then press <0>.
With [1 shot only], HDR shooting will
be canceled automatically after the
shooting ends.
With [Every shot], HDR shooting
continues until the setting in step 3 is
set to [Disable HDR].
Image Align].
6 SetFor[Auto
handheld shooting, select
[Enable]. When using a tripod, select
[Disable], then press <0>.
to be saved.
7 SetTothesaveimages
all three images and the
merged HDR image, select [All
images], then press <0>.
To save only the HDR image, select
[HDR img only], then press <0>.
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w: HDR (High Dynamic Range) ShootingN
picture.
8 TakeHDRtheshooting
is possible with
viewfinder shooting and Live View
shooting.
X <w> will be displayed on the LCD
panel.
When you press the shutter button
completely, three consecutive images
will be captured, and the HDR image
will be recorded to the card.
If the image-recording quality is set to RAW, the HDR image will be
recorded in 73 quality. If the image-recording quality is set to
RAW+JPEG, the HDR image will be recorded in the JPEG quality set.
HDR shooting is not possible with ISO expansion (H1, H2). HDR
shooting is possible within ISO 100 - ISO 16000.
The flash will not fire during HDR shooting.
During HDR shooting, [Disable] will be applied for [Distortion], [z2:
Auto Lighting Optimizer], [z3: Highlight tone priority], and [z5:
Expo. simulation].
AEB cannot be set.
If you shoot a moving subject, the subject’s movement may leave
afterimages.
In HDR shooting, 3 images are captured with different shutter speeds set
automatically. Therefore, even in <s> and <a> shooting modes, the
shutter speed will be shifted based on the shutter speed you set.
To prevent camera shake, a high ISO speed may be set.
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w: HDR (High Dynamic Range) ShootingN
When shooting HDR images with [Auto Image Align] set to [Enable],
AF point display information (p.359) and Dust Delete Data (p.407) will
not be appended to the image.
If you perform handheld HDR shooting while [Auto Image Align] is set
to [Enable], image periphery will be slightly cropped and resolution will
be slightly lowered. Also, if the images cannot be aligned properly due to
camera shake, etc., auto image alignment may not take effect. Note that
when shooting with excessively bright or dark exposure settings, auto
image alignment may not work properly.
If you perform handheld HDR shooting while [Auto Image Align] is set
to [Disable], the 3 images may not be properly aligned and the HDR
effect may be minimal. Using a tripod is recommended.
Auto image alignment may not work properly with repetitive patterns
(lattice, stripes, etc.) or flat, single-tone images.
The color gradation of the sky or white walls may not be reproduced
correctly. Irregular colors, irregular exposure or noise may appear.
HDR shooting under fluorescent or LED lighting may result in unnatural
color reproduction of the illuminated areas.
With HDR shooting, the three images will be merged after you take a
picture. Therefore, it will take a longer time to record the HDR image to
the card than with normal shooting. During the processing of the images,
“buSY” will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel, and you
cannot take another picture until the processing is completed.
If you change the shooting mode or switch to movie shooting after setting
HDR shooting, HDR shooting setting may be cleared ([Adjust dyn
range] setting may be switched to [Disable HDR]).
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P Multiple ExposuresN
You can shoot two to nine exposures to be merged into one image. If
you shoot multiple-exposure images with Live View shooting (p.285),
you can see how the single exposures are being merged while
shooting.
1 Press the <b> button.
Multiple exposure.
2 Select
Select [P], then press <0>.
X The multiple exposure setting screen
will appear.
[Multiple exposure].
3 SetSelect
[On:Func/Ctrl] or
[On:ContShtng], then press <0>.
To exit shooting multiple exposures,
select [Disable].
On: Func/Ctrl (Function and control priority)
Convenient when you want to shoot multiple exposures while
checking the result as you proceed. During continuous shooting, the
continuous shooting speed will decrease greatly.
On: ContShtng (Continuous shooting priority)
Geared for continuous multiple-exposure shooting of a moving
subject. Continuous shooting is possible, but the following
operations are disabled during shooting: menu viewing, Live View
display, image review after image capture, image playback, and
undo last image (p.244).
Also, only the multiple-exposure image will be saved. (The single
exposures merged in the multiple-exposure image will not be
saved.)
You can also set multiple exposure with [z3: Multiple exposure].
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P Multiple ExposuresN
[Multi-expos ctrl].
4 SetSelect
the desired multiple-exposure
control method, then press <0>.
Additive
The exposure of each single exposure is added cumulatively. Based
on the [No. of exposures], set a negative exposure compensation.
Refer to the basic guide below to set a negative exposure
compensation.
Exposure Compensation Setting Guide for Multiple Exposures
Two exposures: -1 stop, three exposures: -1.5 stop, four exposures:
-2 stops
Average
Based on the [No. of exposures], negative exposure compensation
is set automatically as you shoot multiple exposures. If you shoot
multiple exposures of the same scene, the exposure of the subject’s
background will be automatically controlled to obtain a standard
exposure.
Bright/Dark
The brightness (or darkness) of the base image and the images to
be added are compared at the same position, and then the bright (or
dark) part will be left in the picture. Depending on the overlapping
colors, the colors may be mixed depending on the brightness (or
darkness) ratio of the compared images.
the [No. of exposures].
5 SetSelect
the number of exposures, then
press <0>.
You can set it from 2 to 9 exposures.
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to be saved.
6 SetTothesaveimages
all the single exposures and
the merged multiple-exposure image,
select [All images], then press <0>.
To save only the merged multipleexposure image, select [Result
only], then press <0>.
[Continue Mult-exp].
7 SetSelect
either [1 shot only] or
[Continuously], then press <0>.
With [1 shot only], multiple-exposure
shooting will be canceled
automatically after the shooting ends.
With [Continuously], multipleexposure shooting continues until the
setting in step 3 is set to [Disable].
the first exposure.
8 Take
X When [On:Func/Ctrl] is set, the
Remaining number of exposures
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captured image will be displayed.
X The <P> icon will blink.
The number of remaining exposures
is displayed in brackets [ ] in the
viewfinder or on the screen.
Pressing the <x> button enables
you to view the captured image
(p.244).
P Multiple ExposuresN
subsequent exposures.
9 Shoot
X When [On:Func/Ctrl] is set, the
merged multiple-exposure image will
be displayed.
With Live View shooting, the multipleexposure images merged so far will
be displayed. By pressing the
<B> button, you can display only
the Live View image.
After you shoot the set number of
exposures, multiple-exposure
shooting will exit. With continuous
shooting, after you finish shooting the
set number of exposures while
holding down the shutter button, the
shooting will stop.
The image-recording quality, ISO speed, Picture Style, high ISO speed
noise reduction and color space, etc. set for the first single exposure will
also be set for the subsequent exposures.
[z5: Aspect ratio] will be fixed at 3:2.
During multiple exposure shooting, [Disable] will be applied for [z1:
Lens aberration correction], [z2: Auto Lighting Optimizer], and
[z3: Highlight tone priority].
If [z3: Picture Style] is set to [Auto], [Standard] will be applied for
shooting.
If [On:Func/Ctrl] and [Additive] are both set, the image displayed during
shooting may look noisy. However, when you finish shooting the set
number of exposures, noise reduction will be applied and the final
multiple-exposure image will be less noisy.
If you perform Live View shooting while [On:ContShtng] is set, the Live
View function will stop automatically after the first shot is taken. From the
second shot onward, shoot while looking through the viewfinder.
When [On:Func/Ctrl] is set, you can press the <x> button to view the
multiple exposures taken so far or delete the last single exposure (p.244).
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With multiple exposures, the more exposures there are, the more
noticeable the noise, irregular colors, and banding will be. Also, as noise
increases with higher ISO speeds, shooting at low ISO speeds is
recommended.
If [Additive] is set, the image processing after taking the multiple
exposures will take time. (The access lamp will light up for longer than
usual.)
If you perform Live View shooting while [On:Func/Ctrl] and [Additive]
are both set, the Live View function will stop automatically when the
multiple-exposure shooting ends.
In step 9, the brightness and noise of the multiple-exposure image
displayed during Live View shooting will be different from the final
multiple-exposure image recorded.
If [On:ContShtng] is set, let go of the shutter button after shooting the
set number of exposures.
If the power switch is set to <2>, the battery is replaced, or if you
switch to movie shooting, multiple-exposure shooting will be canceled.
If you switch the shooting mode to <A> or <w/x/y> while shooting,
multiple-exposure shooting will end.
If you connect the camera to a computer or printer, multiple-exposure
shooting will not be possible. If you connect the camera to a computer or
printer during shooting, multiple-exposure shooting will stop.
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Merging Multiple Exposures with an Image Recorded on the Card
You can select an image recorded on the card as the first single
exposure. The original of the selected image will remain intact.
You can only select 1 images. You cannot select 41/61 or
JPEG images.
1
Select [Select image for multi. expo.].
X The images on the card will be
displayed.
an image.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
image to be used as the first single
exposure, then press <0>.
Select [OK].
X The file number of the selected image
will be displayed at the bottom of the
screen.
3 TakeWhentheyoupicture.
select the first image, the
number of remaining exposures as set
with [No. of exposures] will decrease
by 1. For example, if [No. of
exposures] is 3, you can shoot two
exposures.
The following cannot be selected as the first single exposure: Images
shot with [z3: Highlight tone priority] set to [Enable], images whose
[Aspect ratio] is set to any setting other than [3:2] (p.295), and images
having cropping information (p.443).
[Disable] will be applied for [z1: Lens aberration correction], [z2:
Auto Lighting Optimizer], and [z3: Highlight tone priority] regardless
of the settings of the RAW image selected as the first single exposure.
The ISO speed, Picture Style, high ISO speed noise reduction, and color space,
etc. set for the first 1 image will also apply for the subsequent images.
If [z3: Picture Style] is Auto for the RAW image selected as the first
single exposure, Standard will be applied for shooting.
You cannot select an image taken with another camera.
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You can also select a 1 multiple-exposure image as the first single
exposure.
If you select [Deselect img], the selected image will be canceled.
Checking and Deleting Multiple Exposures During Shooting
When [On:Func/Ctrl] is set and you
have not finished shooting the set
number of exposures, you can press the
<x> button to view the merged
multiple-exposure image so far. You can
check how it looks and the exposure.
(Not possible when [On:ContShtng] is
set.)
If you press the <L> button, the
operations possible during multipleexposure shooting will be displayed.
Operation
Description
q Undo last image
Deletes the last image you shot (shoot another
image). The number of remaining exposures
will increase by 1.
W Save and exit
If [Save source imgs: All images] is set, all of
the single exposures and the merged multipleexposure image will be saved before exiting.
If [Save source imgs: Result only] is set, only
the multiple-exposure image merged so far will
be saved before exiting.
r Exit without saving
None of the images will be saved before
exiting.
2 Return to previous screen
The screen before you pressed the <L> button
will reappear.
During multiple-exposure shooting, you can only play back multipleexposure images.
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FAQ
Are there any restrictions on the image-recording quality?
All JPEG image-recording quality settings can be selected. If 41
or 61 is set, the merged multiple-exposure will be a 1 image.
Image-Recording
Quality Setting
Single Exposures
Merged MultipleExposure
JPEG
JPEG
JPEG
1
1
1
41/61
41/61
1
1+JPEG
1+JPEG
1+JPEG
41/61+JPEG
41/61+JPEG
1+JPEG
Can I merge images recorded on the card?
With [Select image for multi. expo.], you can select the first single
exposure from the images recorded on the card (p.243). Note that
you cannot merge multiple images already recorded on the card.
Are multiple exposures possible with Live View shooting?
With [On:Func/Ctrl] set, you can shoot multiple exposures with Live
View shooting (p.285). Note that [z5: Aspect ratio] will be fixed at
[3:2].
What file numbers are used for saving merged multiple-exposures?
If all images are set to be saved, the merged multiple-exposure
image file number will be the serial number coming after the file
number of the final single exposure used to create the merged
multiple-exposure image.
Will auto power off take effect during multiple-exposure shooting?
As long as [52: Auto power off] is set to any setting other than
[Disable], the power will turn off automatically after 30 min. of nonoperation. If the auto power off takes effect, multiple-exposure
shooting will end, and multiple-exposure settings will be canceled.
Before starting the multiple-exposure shooting, the auto power off
will take effect as set with the camera, and multiple-exposure
settings will be canceled.
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2 Mirror LockupN
Although using the self-timer or a remote switch can prevent camera
shake, using mirror lockup to prevent camera vibrations (mirror shock)
can also help when you use a super telephoto lens or shoot close ups
(macro photography).
1
Set [Mirror lockup] to [Enable].
Under the [z4] tab, select [Mirror
lockup], then press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
on the subject, then press
2 Focus
the shutter button completely.
X The mirror will swing up.
3
Press the shutter button
completely again.
X The picture is taken and the mirror
goes back down.
In very bright light, such as at the beach or a 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.
During mirror lockup, shooting function settings and menu operations,
etc. are disabled.
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Using the Eyepiece Cover
Even if the drive mode is set to continuous shooting, only one shot can be taken.
You can also use the self-timer or bulb timer with mirror lockup.
If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up, it will go back down
automatically. Pressing the shutter button completely locks up the mirror
again.
For mirror lockup, using a tripod and Remote Switch RS-80N3 (sold
separately) or Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (sold separately) is
recommended (p.248).
You can also use a remote controller (sold separately, p.248). Setting the
remote controller to a 2-sec. delay is recommended.
Using the Eyepiece Cover
When you use the self-timer, bulb, or a remote switch and do not look
through the viewfinder, stray light entering the viewfinder can cause the
picture to look dark. To prevent this, use the eyepiece cover (p.33)
attached to the camera strap.
During Live View shooting and movie shooting, attaching the eyepiece
cover is unnecessary.
1
Detach the eyecup.
While grasping both sides of the
eyecup, slide it upward to detach it.
the eyepiece cover.
2 Attach
Slide the eyepiece cover down into
the eyepiece groove to attach it.
X After you finish shooting, detach the
eyepiece cover and attach the
eyecup.
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F Using a Remote Switch
You can connect the Remote Switch RS-80N3 (sold separately) or
Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (sold separately) or any EOS
accessory equipped with an N3-type terminal to the camera for
shooting (p.478).
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
silver part and pull.
R Remote Control Shooting
With Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately), you
can shoot remotely up to approx. 5 meters/16.4 feet
from the camera. You can either shoot immediately or
use a 2-sec. delay.
You can also use Remote Controller RC-1 and RC-5.
1 Focus on the subject.
the lens’s focus mode switch
2 Set
to <MF>.
You can also shoot with <f>.
3
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Press the <o> button. (9)
R Remote Control Shooting
the self-timer.
4 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
through the viewfinder, turn the <5>
dial to select <Q> or <k>.
the remote controller’s
5 Press
transmit button.
Remote
control
sensor
Point the remote controller toward the
camera’s remote control sensor, and
press the transmit button.
X The self-timer lamp lights up and the
picture is taken.
Fluorescent or LED lighting may cause camera misoperation by
triggering the shutter inadvertently. Try to keep the camera away from
such light sources.
If you point a remote controller for a TV set toward the camera and
operate it, it may cause camera misoperation by triggering the shutter
inadvertently.
Remote control shooting is also possible with devices such as an EX-series
Speedlite equipped with a remote-release function.
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H Interval Timer Shooting
With the interval timer, you can set the shooting interval and the number
of shots. The camera will automatically repeat taking one shot with the
set interval until the set number of shots are taken.
1
Select [Interval timer].
Under the [z4] tab (the [z2] tab in
<A>), select [Interval timer], then
press <0>.
[Enable].
2 Select
Select [Enable], then press <B>
button.
the interval and number of
3 Set
shots.
Select the hour, minute, second, or
number of shots.
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Set the desired number, then press
<0> (Returns to <s>).
Interval
Settable from [00:00:01] to [99:59:59].
No. of shots
Settable from [01] to [99]. If you set [00], the camera will keep
shooting until you stop the interval timer.
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H Interval Timer Shooting
No. of shots
Interval
Interval timer
[OK].
4 Select
X The interval timer settings will be
displayed on the menu screen.
X <H> will be displayed on the LCD
panel.
the picture.
5 Take
X Shooting will start according to the
interval timer settings.
During interval timer shooting,
<H> will blink.
After the set number of shots are
taken, the interval timer shooting will
stop and be automatically canceled.
Using a tripod is recommended.
Taking test shots is recommended.
After the interval timer shooting starts, you can still press the shutter
button completely to take a picture as usual. However, from 5 sec. before
the next interval timer shooting, the shooting function settings, menu
operation, image playback, and other operations will be suspended, and
the camera will be ready to shoot.
If a picture is taken or an image is being processed as the next interval
timer shooting, that interval timer shooting will be canceled. This will
make the number of interval timer images captured lower than the set
number of shots.
Interval timer shooting can be combined with AEB, WB bracketing,
multiple exposures, and HDR mode.
You can stop the interval timer shooting by selecting [Disable] or turning
the power switch to <2>.
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If the lens’s focus mode switch is set to <AF>, the camera will not shoot
when focus is not achieved. Setting it to <MF> and focus manually first is
recommended.
Live View shooting, movie shooting, bulb exposures, or mirror lockup
cannot be performed with interval timer shooting.
During interval timer shooting, auto power off will not take effect. For
prolonged interval timer shooting, using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (sold
separately) to power the camera is recommended.
If a long exposure or shutter speed longer than the shooting interval is
set, the camera cannot shoot at the set interval. The camera will thereby
shoot fewer shots than the number set for interval timer shooting. Also,
the number of shots may decrease when the shutter speed and the
shooting interval are almost the same or close.
If card recording time is longer than the set shooting interval, due to card
performance or shooting settings, etc., the camera may not shoot at the
set shooting interval.
If you use flash with interval timer shooting, set an interval longer than
the flash’s recycling time. Otherwise, if the interval is too short, the flash
may not fire.
If the shooting interval is too short, the camera may not take a picture or
capture an image without autofocusing.
Interval timer shooting will be canceled and reset to [Disable] if you do
any of the following: Set the power switch to <2>, display the Live
View or movie shooting screen, set the shooting mode to <F> or a
Custom shooting mode, or use EOS Utility (EOS software, p.537).
After interval timer shooting starts, you cannot use remote control
shooting (p.248) or remote-release shooting with an EOS-dedicated,
external Speedlite.
During interval timer shooting, if your eye will not remain on the
viewfinder eyepiece, attach the eyepiece cover (p.247). Stray light
entering the viewfinder can throw off the exposure.
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7
Flash Photography
This chapter explains how to shoot with the built-in flash
and external Speedlites (EX-series, sold separately),
how to set flash settings with the camera’s menu
screen, and how to use the built-in flash for wireless
flash shooting.
Flash cannot be used with movie shooting. It will not fire.
AEB cannot be used with flash.
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D Using the Built-in Flash
In the <d> <s> <f> <a> <F>
modes, just press the <D> button to raise
the built-in flash for flash photography.
Before shooting, check that [D] is
displayed in the viewfinder. After shooting,
push the built-in flash back down with your
fingers until it clicks into place.
In the <A> mode, the built-in flash will be raised and fire automatically
in low-light or backlit conditions. You can also enable or disable the
flash firing.
The table below shows the shutter speed and aperture settings that will
be used with flash.
Shooting Mode
Shutter Speed
Aperture
A
Automatically set
Automatically set
d
Automatically set
(1/250 sec. - 1/60 sec.)
Automatically set
Automatically set
s
Manually set (1/250 sec. - 30 sec.)
f
Automatically set
(1/250 sec. - 30 sec.)
Manually set
a
Manually set (1/250 sec. - 30 sec.)
Manually set
F
Exposure continues while you hold
down the shutter button or while
the bulb timer is operating.
Manually set
Flash Photography in the <f> Mode
To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set automatically
(autoflash exposure) to match the manually-set aperture. 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). If you are handholding the camera, keep it steady to prevent camera
shake. Using a tripod is recommended.
To prevent a slow shutter speed, under [z1: Flash control], set [Flash
sync. speed in Av mode] to [1/250-1/60 sec. auto] or [1/250 sec. (fixed)]
(p.263).
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Effective Range of Built-in Flash
(Approx. in meters/feet)
ISO Speed
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S15-85mm f/3-5.6 IS USM
Wide Angle: f/3.5
Telephoto: f/5.6
ISO 100
1-3.1 / 3.3-10.3
1-2.0 / 3.3-6.4
ISO 200
1-4.4 / 3.3-14.6
1-2.8 / 3.3-9.1
ISO 400
1-6.3 / 3.3-20.6
1-3.9 / 3.3-12.9
1-5.6 / 3.3-18.2
ISO 800
1.1-8.9 / 3.6-29.2
ISO 1600
1.6-12.6 / 5.2-41.2
1-7.9 / 3.3-25.8
ISO 3200
2.2-17.8 / 7.3-58.3
1.4-11.1 / 4.6-36.5
2.0-15.7 / 6.4-51.6
ISO 6400
3.1-25.1 / 10.3-82.5
ISO 12800
4.4-35.6 / 14.6-116.7
2.8-22.2 / 9.1-72.9
ISO 16000
5.0-39.9 / 16.4-130.9
3.1-24.9 / 10.2-81.8
H1
(equivalent to ISO 25600)
6.3-50.3 / 20.6-165.0
3.9-31.4 / 12.9-103.1
H2
(equivalent to ISO 51200)
8.9-71.1 / 29.2-233.3
5.6-44.4 / 18.2-145.8
When you use the built-in flash, detach any lens hood and keep at least
1 meter/3.3 feet away from the subject.
If a lens hood is attached or if the subject is too close, the built-in flash
will be obstructed and the bottom of the picture may look dark.
Do not perform flash photography when the built-in flash is held down
with your finger or not fully raised for some other reason.
If you use a super telephoto lens or large-aperture lens and the bottom of
the picture looks dark, using an external Speedlite (sold separately, p.259) is
recommended.
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3 Red-eye Reduction
Using the red-eye reduction lamp when taking a flash picture can
reduce red eye.
1
Select [Red-eye reduc.].
Under the [z4] tab (the [z2] tab in
<A>), select [Red-eye reduc.], then
press <0>.
[Enable].
2 Select
For flash photography, when you
press the shutter button halfway, the
red-eye reduction lamp will be
emitted.
The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at
the red-eye reduction lamp, the room is well lit, and you are close to the
subject.
When you press the shutter button halfway, the scale
display on the bottom of the viewfinder will shrink and
turn off. For best results, take the picture after this
scale display turns off.
The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.
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y Flash Exposure CompensationN
Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject
does not come out as desired. You can set flash exposure
compensation up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
1
Press the <m> button. (9)
the exposure compensation
2 Set
amount.
Increased exposure for a brighter image
Decreased exposure for a darker image
While looking at the LCD panel or
through the viewfinder, turn the <5>
dial.
To make the flash exposure brighter,
turn the <5> dial to the right
(increased exposure). To make the
flash exposure darker, turn the <5>
dial to the left (decreased exposure).
After shooting, set the exposure
compensation amount back to zero.
If [z2: Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.175) is set to any setting other than
[Disable], the image may still look bright even if a decreased flash
exposure compensation is set.
If flash exposure compensation is set with an external Speedlite (sold
separately, p.259), you cannot set the flash exposure compensation with
the camera. If it is set with both the camera and Speedlite, the
Speedlite’s setting overrides the camera’s.
The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you
set the power switch to <2>.
You can also set flash exposure compensation with [Built-in flash
settings] under [z1: Flash control] (p.262).
The camera can also be used to set the EOS-dedicated, external Speedlite’s
flash exposure compensation in the same way as with the built-in flash.
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D Using the Built-in Flash
A FE LockN
FE (flash exposure) lock obtains and locks the appropriate flash
exposure for the desired part of the image.
1
Press the <D> button.
X The built-in flash will be raised.
Press the shutter button halfway and
look through the viewfinder to check
that the <D> icon is lit.
2 Focus on the subject.
the <B> button. (8)
3 Press
Aim the viewfinder center over the
subject where you want to lock the
flash exposure, then press the
<B> 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 up. Also,
the flash exposure level indicator will
be displayed as shown on the left.
Each time you press the <B> button,
a preflash is fired and the 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 when the picture is taken.
If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective flash range, the <D>
icon will blink. Move closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4.
FE lock is not possible with Live View shooting.
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D Using an External Speedlite
EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlites
Flash photography with EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is as easy
as with built-in flash.
For detailed instructions, refer to the EX-series Speedlite’s
instruction manual. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all
the features of EX-series Speedlites.
To set the flash functions and flash Custom Functions with the camera’s
menu, see pages 262-271.
Shoe-mount Speedlites
Macro Lites
Flash exposure compensation
Set this in the same way as for the built-in flash. See page 257.
FE lock
The setting procedure is basically the same as for the built-in flash.
See page 258.
If it is difficult to achieve focus with autofocus, the EOS-dedicated, external
Speedlite will automatically emit the AF-assist beam as necessary.
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D Using an External Speedlite
Canon Speedlites Other Than the EX-series
With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set to A-TTL or 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 that has manual flash mode, shoot in the
manual flash mode.
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, be sure to
test the flash synchronization before shooting with the sync speed set
within approx. 1/60 sec. to 1/30 sec. The flash duration of such units is
longer than that of compact flash units and varies depending on the
model.
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.
Cautions for Live View Shooting
If you use a non-Canon flash unit with Live View shooting, set [z6:
Silent LV shoot.] to [Disable] (p.297). The flash will not fire if it is set to
[Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
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D Using an External Speedlite
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 with an output
voltage of 250 V or more.
Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. It may
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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3 Setting the FlashN
With the built-in flash or an EX-series, external Speedlite compatible
with flash function settings, you can use the camera’s menu screen to
set flash functions and the external Speedlite’s Custom Functions.
If you use an external Speedlite, attach the Speedlite to the camera
and turn on the Speedlite before setting the flash functions. For
details on the external Speedlite’s flash functions, refer to the
Speedlite’s instruction manual.
1
Select [Flash control].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Flash
control], then press <0>.
X The Flash control screen will appear.
the desired item.
2 Select
Select the item to be set, then press
<0>.
Flash Firing
To enable flash photography, set
[Enable]. To enable only the AF-assist
beam, set [Disable].
E-TTL II Flash Metering
For normal flash exposures, set it to
[Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the
flash exposure will be averaged for the
entire metered area. Depending on the
scene, flash exposure compensation
may be necessary. This setting is for
advanced users.
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3 Setting the FlashN
Flash Synchronization Speed in Av Mode
You can set the flash sync speed for
flash photography in the aperture-priority
AE (f) mode.
: Auto
The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/250
sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. With an external
Speedlite, high-speed sync is also possible.
: 1/250-1/60sec. auto
Prevents a slow shutter speed from being set in low-light conditions.
It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake.
However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash,
the background may come out dark.
: 1/250 sec. (fixed)
The flash sync speed is fixed at 1/250 sec. This more effectively
prevents subject blur and camera shake than with [1/250-1/60sec.
auto]. However, in low light, the subject’s background will come out
darker than with [1/250-1/60sec. auto].
If [1/250-1/60sec. auto] or [1/250 sec. (fixed)] is set, high-speed sync is not
possible in the <f> mode with the external Speedlite.
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3 Setting the FlashN
Displaying the Flash Function Setting Screen Directly
When you use the built-in flash or an
external, EX-series Speedlite compatible
with flash function settings, you can
press the <D> button to directly display
the [Built-in flash settings] or [External
flash func. setting] screen without first
displaying the menu screen.
With built-in flash
Press the <D> button twice.
Press the button again, and the builtin flash will be raised.
Press the button again to display the
[Built-in flash settings] screen.
With external Speedlite
Press the <D> button.
With the external Speedlite turned on,
press the <D> button to display the
[External flash func. setting]
screen.
When you press the <D> button to display the flash function setting
screen, you cannot set [Flash firing], [E-TTL II meter.], or [Flash sync.
speed in Av mode]. Set these functions with [z1: Flash control]
instead.
If [Flash firing] is set to [Disable] and you press the <D> button, the
[Flash control] screen will appear (p.262).
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3 Setting the FlashN
Built-in Flash Settings
Flash mode
Normally, set this to [E-TTL II]. This
enables autoexposure shooting with the
built-in flash.
To set the flash output level manually,
select [Manual flash].
Select [2flash output], then set the
flash output level to within 1/1 - 1/128
(1/3-stop increments) before shooting.
This mode is for advanced users.
With [MULTI flash] selected, you can
use a slow shutter speed to capture
multiple moments of a moving subject in
one image.
First set the [2flash output],
[Frequency], and [Flash count], then
shoot. This mode is for advanced users.
To prevent the flash from damage due to overheating, do not use MULTI
flash more than ten consecutive times. If you use MULTI flash 10 times,
allow the flash to rest for at least 10 min. before firing the flash again.
Flash will be output at 1/128 - 1/4 for MULTI flash.
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3 Setting the FlashN
Shutter synchronization
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 shutter closes.
When this is combined with a slow shutter speed, you can create a trail
of light such as from car headlights at night with a more natural feel.
With second-curtain synchronization, two flashes will be fired: once
when you press the shutter button completely, and once immediately
before the exposure ends.
2 Flash exposure compensation
You can set flash exposure
compensation up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop
increments.
Wireless functions
With wireless flash photography (via
optical transmission), you can use the
built-in flash to wirelessly control external
Speedlites.
For details, see “Using Wireless Flash”
on page 272.
When using second-curtain synchronization, set the shutter speed to 1/25
sec. or slower. If the shutter speed is 1/30 sec. or faster, first-curtain
synchronization will be applied automatically even if [2nd curtain] is set.
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3 Setting the FlashN
External Flash Function Settings
The screen display and setting options will vary depending on the
external Speedlite model, current flash mode, Speedlite’s Custom
Function settings, etc.
To see which functions your Speedlite (sold separately) provides, refer
to the Speedlite’s instruction manual.
Sample display
Wireless functions/
Flash ratio control
Flash mode
Shutter
synchronization
Flash zoom
(Flash coverage)
Flash exposure
bracketing
Flash exposure
compensation
Flash mode
You can select the flash mode to suit your desired flash shooting.
[E-TTL II flash metering] is the standard
mode of EX-series Speedlites for
automatic flash shooting.
[Manual flash] is for setting the
Speedlite’s [Flash output level]
yourself.
Regarding other flash modes, refer to the
instruction manual of a Speedlite
compatible with the functions.
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3 Setting the FlashN
Wireless functions / Flash ratio control
Wireless (multiple) flash shooting is
possible with radio or optical
transmission.
For details on wireless flash, refer to the
instruction manual of a Speedlite
compatible with the wireless flash
shooting.
With a macro flash (MR-14EX II, etc.)
compatible with external flash function
settings, you can set the flash ratio
between flash tubes or flash heads A
and B, or use wireless flash with slave
units.
For details on flash ratio control, refer to
the macro flash’s instruction manual.
Flash zoom (Flash coverage)
With Speedlites having a zooming flash
head, you can set the flash coverage.
Normally, set this to [AUTO] so that the
camera will automatically set the flash
coverage to match the lens focal length.
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3 Setting the FlashN
Shutter synchronization
Normally, set this to [First-curtain
synchronization] so that the flash fires
immediately after the exposure starts.
If [Second-curtain synchronization] is set, the flash will fire right
before the shutter closes. When this is combined with a slow shutter
speed, you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night
with a more natural feel. With second-curtain synchronization, two
flashes will be fired: once when you press the shutter button completely,
and once immediately before the exposure ends.
If [High-speed synchronization] is set, the flash can be used at all
shutter speeds. This is especially effective for portraits using fill flash
when you want to give priority to the aperture setting.
Flash exposure compensation
You can set flash exposure
compensation up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop
increments.
For details, refer to the Speedlite’s
instruction manual.
Flash exposure bracketing
While the flash output is changed
automatically, three shots are taken.
For details, refer to the instruction
manual of a Speedlite equipped with
flash exposure bracketing.
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3 Setting the FlashN
When using second-curtain synchronization, set the shutter speed to 1/25
sec. or slower. If the shutter speed is 1/30 sec. or faster, first-curtain
synchronization will be applied automatically even if [Second-curtain
synchronization] is set.
With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings,
you can only set the following: [Flash firing], [E-TTL II meter.], and
[Flash exposure compensation] under [External flash func. setting].
([Shutter synchronization] can also be set with certain EX-series
Speedlites.)
If flash exposure compensation is set with an external Speedlite, you
cannot set the flash exposure compensation with the camera. If it is set
with both the camera and external Speedlite, the Speedlite’s setting
overrides the camera’s.
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3 Setting the FlashN
External Speedlite Custom Function Settings
For details on the external Speedlite’s Custom Functions, refer to the
Speedlite’s (sold separately) instruction manual.
1
Select [External flash C.Fn
setting].
the desired functions.
2 SetSelect
the number, then press <0>.
Select the setting, then press <0>.
With an EX-series Speedlite, if the [Flash metering mode] Custom
Function is set to [TTL flash metering] (autoflash), the Speedlite will always
fire at full output.
Clear Settings
1 Select [Clear settings].
the settings to be cleared.
2 Select
Select [Clear built-in flash set.],
[Clear external flash set.], or [Clear
ext. flash C.Fn set.], then press
<0>.
On the confirmation dialog, select
[OK]. Then the flash settings or
Custom Function settings will all be
cleared.
The Speedlite’s Personal Function (P.Fn) cannot be set or canceled with the
camera’s [Flash control] screen. Set it with the Speedlite.
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Using Wireless FlashN
The camera’s built-in flash can work as a master unit for Canon EXseries, external Speedlites having a wireless slave feature. It can
wirelessly trigger the Speedlite(s) to fire via optical transmission.
Be sure to read about wireless flash photography (optical transmission)
in the Speedlite’s instruction manual.
Slave Unit Settings and Position
Regarding your Speedlite (slave unit), refer to its instruction manual and
set it as follows. The settings other than the ones below for the slave
unit’s control are all set with the camera. Different types of slave units
can be used and controlled together.
(1) Set the external Speedlite as a slave unit.
(2) Set the external Speedlite’s transmission channel to the same
channel as set on the camera.*1
(3) For flash ratio control, set the slave unit’s firing group.
(4) Position the camera and slave unit(s) within the range shown
below.
(5) Face the slave unit’s wireless sensor toward the camera.*2
Example of Wireless Flash Set-up
Approx. 10 m
(32.8 ft.)
Indoors
Outdoors
Approx. 7 m
(23.0 ft.)
Approx. 80°
Approx. 5 m
(16.4 ft.)
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Approx. 7 m
(23.0 ft.)
Using Wireless FlashN
*1: If the Speedlite does not have a transmission channel setting function, it
operates regardless of the channel set on the camera.
*2: In small rooms, the slave unit may work even if its wireless sensor does not
face the camera. The camera’s wireless signals can bounce off the walls and
be received by the slave unit. When using an EX-series Speedlite with fixed
flash head and wireless sensor, make sure it fires when you take pictures.
Canceling the slave unit’s auto power off
To cancel the slave unit’s auto power off, press the camera’s
<B> button.
The camera’s master unit function cannot be used for wireless flash
shooting with radio transmission.
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Using Wireless FlashN
Wireless Flash Shooting Configurations
The table below shows the possible configurations for wireless flash
shooting. Choose the configuration suiting the subject, shooting
conditions, the number of external Speedlites you use, etc.
External Speedlite
Setting
Built-in
A:B
C
Page
Quantity Flash Flash exp. Flash
Ratio
comp.
Wireless
Functions
Firing
Group
1 All
Single
-
-
-
p.275
0
Single
-
-
Used
p.277
0:3
-
Multiple
-
-
-
p.278
0
1 All
Multiple
Fully
Automatic Multiple
(E-TTL II Multiple
autoflash)
Multiple
Set
-
-
p.279
0
1(A:B)
Set
Set
-
p.280
0
1(A:B C)
-
-
Used
Set
-
Used
p.281
0+3
Multiple
Set
Set
Used
• Flash exposure compensation
• FE lock
0+3 1 All and 2
p.282
External Speedlite
Setting
A, B, C
Flash
Output
Built-in
Flash
Single/
Multiple
-
-
0
1 All
Multiple
Set
-
0
1(A:B:C)
Single/
Multiple
-
Used
0+3 1 All and 2
Multiple
Set
Used
0+3 1(A:B:C)2
Quantity
Manual
Flash
1(A:B)2
0+3 1(A:B C)2
Page
p.283
Wireless
Functions
Firing
Group
Even if the built-in flash is disabled in the camera settings, it will still
fire in order to control the slave unit via optical transmission. The flash
fired to control the slave unit may therefore appear in the picture depending
on the shooting conditions.
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Using Wireless FlashN
Fully Automatic Shooting with One External Speedlite
This shows the most basic setup for
fully-automatic wireless flash shooting
with one external Speedlite.
Steps 1 to 4 and 6 apply to all wireless
flash shooting. Therefore, these steps
are omitted in other wireless flash
setups explained on the pages
hereafter.
On the menu screens, the <0/1>
icons refer to the external Speedlite, and
the <3/2> icons refer to the built-in
flash.
1
Press the <I> button to raise the
built-in flash.
For wireless flash shooting, be sure
to raise the built-in flash.
[Flash control].
2 Select
Under the [z1] tab, select [Flash
control].
3 Select [Built-in flash settings].
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Using Wireless FlashN
4 Set [Flash mode] to [E-TTL II].
5 Set [Wireless func.] to [0].
6 SetSet[Channel].
the channel (1-4) to the same one
as the slave unit.
group] to [1All].
7 SetThe[Firing
slave unit may be set to any firing
group (A, B, or C).
a test flash.
8 FireCheck
that the slave unit is ready to
fire, then while the [Built-in flash
settings] screen is displayed, press
the <B> button.
X The slave unit will fire.
picture.
9 TakeSetthe
the camera and take the picture
in the same way as with normal flash
shooting.
To terminate wireless flash shooting,
set [Wireless func.] to [Disable].
Setting [E-TTL II meter.] to [Evaluative] is recommended.
Wireless MULTI flash shooting is not possible.
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Using Wireless FlashN
Fully Automatic Shooting with One External Speedlite and
the Built-in Flash
This is fully automatic wireless flash
shooting with one external Speedlite and
the built-in flash.
You can change the flash ratio between
the external Speedlite and built-in flash
to adjust how the shadows look on the
subject.
1
Set [Wireless func.] to [0:3].
the desired flash ratio and
2 Set
take the picture.
Select [1:2] and set the flash ratio
within 8:1 to 1:1. Setting a flash ratio
to the right of 1:1 is not possible.
If the built-in flash does not fire sufficient light, set a higher ISO speed
(p.154).
The 8:1 to 1:1 flash ratio is equivalent to 3:1 to 1:1 stops (1/2-stop
increments).
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Using Wireless FlashN
Fully Automatic Shooting with Multiple External Speedlites
Multiple Speedlite slave units can be treated as one flash unit or
separated into slave groups whose flash ratio can be set.
The basic settings are shown below. By changing the [Firing group]
setting, you can shoot with various wireless flash setups with multiple
Speedlites.
Basic settings:
Flash mode
: E-TTL II
Wireless func. :0
Channel
: (Same as slave units)
[1All] Using multiple slave Speedlites as one flash unit
Convenient when you need a large flash
output. All the slave units will fire at the
same output and be controlled to obtain
a standard exposure.
No matter which firing group (A, B, or C)
the slave units belong to, they will all fire
as one group.
1 Set [Firing group] to [1All].
2 Take the picture.
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Using Wireless FlashN
[1(A:B)] Multiple slave units in multiple groups
A
You can divide the slave units into
groups A and B, and change the flash
ratio to obtain the desired lighting effect.
Refer to the Speedlite’s instruction
manual and set one slave unit to firing
group A and the other to firing group B.
Position the Speedlites as shown in the
illustration.
B
1
Set [Firing group] to [1(A:B)].
the A:B flash ratio and shoot.
2 SetSelect
[A:B fire ratio] and set the
flash ratio.
The 8:1 to 1:1 to 1:8 flash ratio is equivalent to 3:1 to 1:1 to 1:3 stops (1/2stop increments).
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Using Wireless FlashN
[1(A:B C)] Multiple slave units in multiple groups
This is a variant of the [1(A:B)] setup.
This setup has group C eliminating the
C
background shadows created by groups
A and B.
Refer to the Speedlite’s instruction
manual and set three slave units to firing
A
B
group A, B, and C, respectively. Position
the Speedlites as shown in the
illustration.
1
Set [Firing group] to [1(A:B C)].
the A:B flash ratio and the
2 Set
flash exposure compensation
amount for C, then shoot.
Select [A:B fire ratio] and set the
flash ratio.
Select [Grp.C exp. comp.] and set
the flash exposure compensation
amount.
If [Firing group] is set to [1(A:B)], the slave units in firing group C will
not fire.
If firing group C is pointed toward the main subject, overexposure may
result.
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Using Wireless FlashN
Fully Automatic Shooting with the Built-in Flash and
Multiple External Speedlites
The built-in flash can also be added to wireless flash shooting explained
on pages 278-280.
The basic settings are shown below. By changing the [Firing group]
setting, you can shoot with various wireless flash setups of multiple
Speedlites complemented with the built-in flash.
1
Basic settings:
Flash mode
: E-TTL II
Wireless func. :0+3
Channel
: (Same as slave units)
[Firing group].
2 SetSelect
one of the following: [1All
and2], [1(A:B)2], or [1(A:B
C)2].
With [1(A:B)2], set the A:B flash
ratio and shoot.
With [1(A:B C)2], set the A:B flash
ratio and flash exposure compensation
amount for C, then shoot.
C
A
[1All and2]
B
[1(A:B)2]
A
B
[1(A:B C)2]
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Using Wireless FlashN
Creative Wireless Flash Shooting
Flash exposure compensation
When [Flash mode] is set to [E-TTL II], flash exposure
compensation can be set. The flash exposure compensation
settings that can be set (see below) vary depending on the
[Wireless func.] and [Firing group] settings.
Flash exposure compensation
The flash exposure compensation is
applied to the built-in flash and all the
external Speedlites.
2 exp. comp.
The flash exposure compensation is
applied to the built-in flash.
1 exp. comp.
The flash exposure compensation is
applied to all the external Speedlites.
A, B exp. comp.
The flash exposure compensation is
applied to both groups A and B.
Grp.C exp. comp.
The flash exposure compensation is
applied to group C.
FE lock
If [Flash mode] is set to [E-TTL II], you can press the <B>
button to perform FE lock (p.258).
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Using Wireless FlashN
Manual Setting of the Flash Output for Wireless Flash Shooting
When [Flash mode] is set to [Manual flash], flash exposure can be set
manually. The flash output settings that can be set ([1 flash output],
[Group A output], etc.) vary depending on the [Wireless func.] setting
(see below).
Wireless func.: 0
Firing group: 1All
The manual flash output setting is
applied to all the external Speedlites.
Firing group: 1(A:B:C)
You can divide the slave units into
Groups A, B, and C and set the flash
output separately for each group.
Wireless func.: 0+3
Firing group: 1All and2
You can set the flash output
separately for the external
Speedlite(s) and built-in flash.
Firing group: 1(A:B:C)2
You can divide the slave units into
Groups A, B, and C and set the flash
output separately for each group. You
can also set the flash output for the
built-in flash.
Built-in flash will be output at 1/4 - 1/128 when 0+3 is set.
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8
Shooting with the LCD Monitor
(Live View Shooting)
You can shoot while viewing the
picture on the camera’s LCD
monitor. This is called “Live View
shooting”.
Live View shooting is enabled by
setting the Live View shooting/
Movie shooting switch to <A>.
If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the
LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images.
Using a tripod is recommended.
Remote Live View Shooting
With EOS Utility (EOS software, p.537) installed on your computer,
you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely
while viewing the computer screen. For details, refer to the
Software Instruction Manual PDF (p.532) on the DVD-ROM.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
1
Set the Live View shooting/Movie
shooting switch to <A>.
the Live View image.
2 Display
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
The Live View image will closely
match the brightness level of the
actual image you capture.
on the subject.
3 Focus
When you press the shutter button
halfway, the camera will focus with
the current AF method (p.299).
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely.
X The picture is taken and the captured
image is displayed on the LCD monitor.
X When the playback display ends, the
camera will return to Live View
shooting automatically.
Press the <0> button to exit the
Live View shooting.
The image’s field of view is approx. 100% (when the image-recording
quality is set to JPEG 73).
In the <d> <s> <f> <a> <F> shooting mode, you can check the
depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.
During continuous shooting, the exposure set for the first shot will also
be applied to subsequent shots.
You can also use a remote controller (sold separately, p.248) for Live View shooting.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Enabling Live View Shooting
Set [z5: Live View shoot.] (the [z3]
tab in <A>) to [Enable].
Number of Possible Shots with Live View Shooting
Temperature
Room Temperature
(23°C / 73°F)
Low Temperatures
(0°C / 32°F)
No Flash
Approx. 270 shots
Approx. 260 shots
50% Flash Use
Approx. 250 shots
Approx. 240 shots
The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N and
CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N, continuous Live View shooting is
possible for approx. 2 hr. 20 min. at room temperature (23°C / 73°F), or for
approx. 2 hr. 10 min. at low temperatures (0°C / 32°F).
Do not point the camera toward an intense light source, such as the sun
on a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may
damage the image sensor or the camera’s internal components.
General Live View Shooting Cautions are on pages 310-311.
You can also focus by pressing the <p> button.
When flash is used, there will be two shutter sounds, but only one shot
will be taken. Also, the time it takes to take the picture after you press the
shutter button completely will be slightly longer than with viewfinder
shooting.
If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period, the power will turn
off automatically after the time set in [52: Auto power off] (p.69). If [52:
Auto power off] is set to [Disable], Live View shooting will end
automatically after 30 min. (camera power remains on).
With the HDMI cable HTC-100 (sold separately), you can display the
Live View image on a TV screen (p.385). Note that no sound will be
output. If the picture does not appear on the TV screen, set the [53:
Video system] correctly to [For NTSC] or [For PAL] (depending on the
video standard of your TV set).
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Information Display
Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will
change.
Possible shots
Maximum burst/
Number of remaining multiple exposures
Battery check
HDR shooting/
Multiple exposures/
Multi Shot
Noise Reduction
Temperature warning
AF point (FlexiZone - Single)
Histogram display
Card for recording/
playback
Shooting mode
Image-recording
quality
AF method
Drive mode
White balance/
White balance
correction
Metering mode/
Flash firing
(A mode)
Picture Style
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
AE lock
Exposure simulation
Flash ready/Flash off
Shutter speed
Flash exposure compensation
Aperture
Exposure compensation
Eye-Fi card transmission status
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AEB/FEB
ISO speed
Highlight tone priority
GPS connection indicator
Digital compass
Exposure level indicator
A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
The histogram can be displayed when [z5: Expo. simulation: Enable]
(p.296) is set.
You can display the electronic level by pressing the <B> button
(p.75). Note that if the AF method is set to [u+Tracking] or the camera
is connected to a TV set with an HDMI cable, the electronic level cannot
be displayed.
When <g> is displayed in white, it indicates that the Live View image
brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.
If <g> is blinking, it indicates that the Live View image is displayed at
a brightness that differs from the actual shooting result because of lowor bright-light conditions. However, the actual image recorded will reflect
the exposure setting. Note that the noise may be more noticeable than
the actual image recorded.
If Multi Shot Noise Reduction, bulb exposure, or flash is used, the
<g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). The
histogram may not be properly displayed in low- or bright-light
conditions.
Do not hold the camera in the same position for long periods of time.
Even if the camera does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same
body part may cause skin redness, blistering or low-temperature contact
burns. Using a tripod is recommended for people with circulation problems
or very sensitive skin, or when using the camera in very hot places.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Scene Icons
In the <A> shooting mode, the camera detects the scene type and
sets everything automatically to suit the scene. The detected scene
type is indicated on the upper left of the screen. For certain scenes or
shooting conditions, the icon displayed may not match the actual scene.
Subject
Portrait*1
Movement
Background
Non-portrait
Nature and
Outdoor
Scene
Close*2
Movement
Background
Color
Bright
Gray
Backlit
Blue Sky
Included
Light blue
Backlit
*3
Sunset
*3
Orange
Spotlight
Dark
With
Tripod
Dark blue
*4*5
*3
*4*5
*3
*1:Displayed only when the AF method is set to [u+Tracking]. If another AF
method is set, the “Non-portrait” icon will be displayed even if a person is
detected.
*2:Displayed when the attached lens has distance information. With an Extension
Tube or Close-up Lens, the icon displayed may not match the actual scene.
*3:The icon suiting the scene detected will be displayed.
*4:Displayed when all the following conditions apply: The shooting scene is dark, it
is a night scene, and the camera is mounted on a tripod.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
*5:Displayed with any of the lenses below:
• EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
• EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
• EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
• EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
• Image Stabilizer lenses marketed in 2012 or later.
*4+*5:If the conditions in both *4 and *5 are met, the shutter speed will slow down.
Final Image Simulation
The final image simulation shows the results of the current settings for
Picture Style, white balance and other functions in the Live View image,
so you can see what the captured image will look like.
The Live View image will automatically show the effects of the settings
listed below.
Final Image Simulation During Live View Shooting
Picture Style
* All settings such as sharpness, contrast, color saturation, and color tone will
be reflected.
White balance
White balance correction
Metering mode
Exposure (with [z5: Expo. simulation: Enable] set)
Depth of field (with depth-of-field preview button ON)
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Distortion correction
Highlight tone priority
Aspect ratio (image area confirmation)
Cautions for distortion correction during Live View shooting are on page
183.
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Shooting Function Settings
B/q/R/f/y/i/A Settings
While the Live View image is displayed, if you press the <n>,
<o>, <m>, or <b> button, the setting screen will appear on
the LCD monitor and you can turn the <6> or <5> dial to set the
respective shooting function.
By pressing the <n> button and then the <B> button, you
can set WB shift and WB bracketing.
When you set w (Partial metering) or r (Spot metering), a metering circle
will be displayed in the center.
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Shooting Function Settings
Q Quick Control
In the <d> <s> <f> <a> <F> modes, the AF method, Drive
mode, Metering mode, Recording/playing back card and image
quality, White balance, Picture Style, and Auto Lighting Optimizer can
be set.
In the <A> mode, you can set the items in bold and the flash
firing.
Press the <Q> button (7).
X The settable functions will be
displayed.
1
a function and set it.
2 Select
Use <9> to select a function.
X The setting of the selected function is
displayed on the screen.
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to set it.
To set the RAW image-recording
quality, press <0>.
To select the card for recording/
playing back, WB Shift/Bracketing, or
Picture Style parameters, press the
<B> button.
Press <0> to finalize the setting and
return to Live View shooting.
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z5
When the Live View shooting/Movie
shooting switch is set to <A>, the Live
View shooting menu options will appear
under the [z5] and [z6] tabs (the
[z3] tab in <A>).
The settable functions on this menu screen apply only to Live View
shooting. They do not work with viewfinder shooting (settings
become invalid).
Live View shooting
You can set Live View shooting to [Enable] or [Disable].
AF method
You can select [u+Tracking], [FlexiZone - Multi], or [FlexiZone Single]. See pages 299-307 for the AF method.
Continuous AF
The default setting is [Disable].
The camera attains rough focus on the subject continuously. This
makes it quicker to achieve focus when you press the shutter button
halfway. If [Enable] is set, the lens will operate constantly and
consume more battery power. This will reduce the number of
possible shots due to shorter battery life.
If you want to set the lens’s focus mode switch to <MF> during
Continuous AF, first stop Live View shooting.
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Grid display
With [3x3 l] or [6x4 m], you can display grid lines to help you
level the camera vertically or horizontally. Also, with [3x3+diag n],
the grid is displayed together with diagonal lines to help you
compose with better balance by aligning the intersections over the
subject.
Aspect ratioN
The image’s aspect ratio can be set to [3:2], [4:3], [16:9], or [1:1].
The area surrounding the Live View image is masked in black when
one of the following aspect ratios is set: [4:3] [16:9] [1:1].
JPEG images will be saved with the set aspect ratio. RAW images
will always be saved with the [3:2] aspect ratio. Since aspect ratio
information is appended to the RAW image, the image can be
generated in the set aspect ratio when you process the RAW image
with the camera or EOS software. When you display RAW images
on the camera, aspect ratio lines will be displayed to show the image
area.
Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count (Approx.)
3:2
4:3
16:9
1:1
4864x3648
5472x3072*
3648x3648
5472x3648
3/1
(20.0 megapixels) (17.7 megapixels) (16.8 megapixels) (13.3 megapixels)
3648x2432
3248x2432*
3648x2048*
2432x2432
4
(8.9 megapixels) (7.9 megapixels) (7.5 megapixels) (5.9 megapixels)
4104x2736
3648x2736
4104x2310*
2736x2736
41
(11.2 megapixels) (10.0 megapixels) (9.5 megapixels) (7.5 megapixels)
2736x1824
2432x1824
2736x1536*
1824x1824
a/61
(5.0 megapixels) (4.4 megapixels) (4.2 megapixels) (3.3 megapixels)
1920x1280
1696x1280*
1920x1080
1280x1280
b
(2.5 megapixels) (2.2 megapixels) (2.1 megapixels) (1.6 megapixels)
720x480
640x480
720x408*
480x480
c
(350,000 pixels) (310,000 pixels) (290,000 pixels) (230,000 pixels)
Image
Quality
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The image-recording quality settings marked with an asterisk do not
match the respective aspect ratio exactly.
The recorded image areas of the aspect ratios marked with an asterisk
may be slightly different from what are displayed. Check the captured
images on the LCD monitor when shooting.
If you use a different camera to directly print images shot with this
camera in the 1:1 aspect ratio, the images may not be correctly printed.
Exposure simulationN
Exposure simulation simulates and displays how the brightness of
the actual image (exposure) will look.
• Enable (g)
The displayed image brightness will be close to the actual
brightness (exposure) of the resulting image. If you set exposure
compensation, the image brightness will change accordingly.
• During e (E/g)
Normally, the image is displayed at the standard brightness to
make the Live View image easy to see. The image will be
displayed close to the actual brightness (exposure) of the resulting
image only while you hold down the depth-of-field preview button.
• Disable (E)
The image is displayed at the standard brightness to make the Live
View image easy to see. Even if you set exposure compensation,
the image is displayed at the standard brightness.
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z6 N
Silent LV shootingN
• Mode 1
You can suppress the camera noise when shooting. Continuous
shooting is also possible. If <o> is set, you can shoot at a
maximum continuous shooting speed of approx. 10.0 fps.
• Mode 2
When the shutter button is pressed 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. The shooting noise is thereby minimized. Even if
continuous shooting is set, only a single shot will be taken.
• Disable
Be sure to set it to [Disable] if you use a TS-E lens (other than
those listed in
below) for shifting or tilting the lens or if you
use an Extension Tube. If [Mode 1] or [Mode 2] is set, the standard
exposure may not be obtained, or an irregular exposure may
result.
If you use [Mode 1] with continuous shooting, the [Disable] setting will
be applied to the second and subsequent shots.
When shooting with flash, the [Disable] setting will be applied regardless
of the [Silent LV shoot.] setting. (Silent shooting cannot be performed.)
When using a non-Canon flash unit, set it to [Disable]. The flash will not
fire if it is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
If [Mode 2] is set and you use a Remote Controller (p.248), the operation
will be the same as with [Mode 1].
With the TS-E17mm f/4L or TS-E24mm f/3.5L II lens, you can use [Mode 1]
or [Mode 2].
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Metering timerN
You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock
time).
Performing any of the following operations will stop Live View shooting. To
start Live View shooting again, press the <0> button.
• Selecting [z3: Dust Delete Data], [53: Sensor cleaning], [54: Clear
all camera settings], or [54: firmware ver.].
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Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
Changes in AF Speed Depending On the AF Control Method
During Live View shooting and movie shooting, the AF control method used
(phase-difference detection with the image sensor or contrast detection) will
switch automatically depending on the lens and function used, such as
magnified view. This can greatly affect the AF speed and the camera may
take a longer time to focus (phase-difference detection generally allows
faster AF focusing). For details, refer to the Canon website.
Selecting the AF Method
You can select an AF method to suit the shooting conditions and your
subject. The following AF methods are provided: [u(face)+Tracking]
(p.300), [FlexiZone - Multi] (p.302), and [FlexiZone - Single] (p.304).
If you want to achieve precise focus, set the lens’s focus mode switch to
<MF>, magnify the image, and focus manually (p.308).
Select the AF method.
Under the [z5] tab (the [z3] tab in
<A>), select [AF method].
Select the desired AF method, then
press <0>.
When the Live View image is
displayed, you can press the
<o> button to select the AF
method.
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u(face)+Tracking: c
The camera detects and focuses on human faces. If a face moves, the
AF point <p> also moves to track the face.
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
an AF point.
2 Select
When a face is detected, the <p>
frame will appear over the face to be
focused on.
If multiple faces are detected, <q>
will be displayed. Use <9> to move
the <q> frame over the face you
want to focus on.
If no faces are detected, the camera
will switch to FlexiZone - Multi for
automatic selection (p.302).
on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
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 orange.
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the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.286).
Focusing on a subject other than a human face
Press <9> or <0>, and the AF frame < > will appear in the
center. Then use <9> to move the AF frame over the desired
subject. Once the AF frame achieves focus, it will track the subject
even if the subject moves or if you change the composition.
If the subject’s face is significantly out of focus, face detection will not be
possible. You can prevent this by setting [z5: Continuous AF] to
[Enable].
An object other than a human face may 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, or partially hidden.
The <p> may cover only part of the face.
Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the
picture, the <p> will be grayed out. If you press the shutter button
halfway in this situation, the subject will be focused on in FlexiZone Multi method with automatic selection.
The shape of the AF frame < > varies depending on the size and shape
of the subject.
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FlexiZone - Multi: o
You can focus over a wide area with up to 31 AF points (automatic
selection). This wide area can also be divided into 9 zones for focusing
(zone selection).
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
Area frame
the AF point.N
2 Select
Pressing <9> or <0> will toggle
Zone frame
between automatic selection and
zone selection. In the <A> mode,
automatic selection is set
automatically.
Use <9> to select the zone. To
return to the center zone, press <9>
or <0> again.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Aim the AF point over the subject and
press the shutter button halfway.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
X If focus is not achieved, the area
frame will turn orange.
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the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.286).
If the camera does not focus on the desired target subject with automatic
AF point selection, select a zone or switch the AF method to [FlexiZone
- Single] and refocus.
Depending on the [z5: Aspect ratio], the number of AF points varies.
At [3:2], there are 31 AF points. At [4:3] and [1:1], there are 25 AF points.
And at [16:9], 21 AF points. Also, at [16:9], there are three zones.
For movie shooting, there are 21 AF points (or 25 AF points if [640x480]
is set) and three zones (or nine zones if [640x480] is set).
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FlexiZone - Single: d
The camera focuses with a single AF point. This is effective when you
want to focus on a particular subject.
the Live View image.
1 Display
Press the <0> button.
AF point
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
X The AF point < > will appear.
During movie shooting, if [Movie
Servo AF] is set to [Enable], the AF
point will be displayed in a larger size.
the AF point.
2 Move
Use <9> to move the AF point to
where you want to focus. (It cannot
be moved to the edge of the screen.)
Pressing <9> or <0> will return
the AF point to the screen’s center.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Aim the AF point over the subject and
press the shutter button halfway.
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 orange.
the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.286).
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Notes for AF
AF Operation
Even when focus is achieved, pressing the shutter button halfway
will focus again.
The image brightness may change during and after the AF
operation.
If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed,
the screen may flicker and focusing may be difficult. If this happens,
exit Live View shooting and execute AF under the actual light
source.
If [u+Tracking] is set, magnified view is not possible.
When [FlexiZone - Multi] is set and you press the <u> button, the
center of the selected zone (or image center with automatic
selection) will be magnified.
When [FlexiZone - Single] is set and you press the <u> button,
the area covered by the AF point will be magnified. If you press the
shutter button halfway, focusing will be performed while displaying
the magnified view. If focusing is difficult in magnified view, return to
the normal display and use AF. Note that the AF speed may differ
between the normal and magnified views.
If you magnify the view after focusing with [FlexiZone - Multi] or
[FlexiZone - Single] in the normal view, precise focus may not be
achieved.
When in magnified view, contrast-detection AF will be applied regardless
of the lens used. The AF speed will therefore become slow.
When in magnified view, Continuous AF (p.294) will not be executed.
In magnified view, the image will be displayed without distortion
correction applied.
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Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
Shooting Conditions that Make Focusing Difficult
Subject with low-contrast such as the blue sky, solid-color flat
surfaces or when highlight or shadow details are lost.
Subjects in low light.
Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the
horizontal direction.
Subjects with repetitive patterns (skyscraper windows, computer
keyboards, etc.).
Fine lines and subject outlines.
Under a light source whose brightness, color, or pattern keeps
changing.
Night scenes or dots of light.
Under fluorescent or LED lighting when the image flickers.
Extremely small subjects.
Subjects at the edge of the picture.
Subjects strongly reflecting light.
Near and distant subjects covered by an AF point (such as an
animal in a cage).
Subjects that 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.
Performing AF while the subject is very far out of focus.
Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.
A special effect filter is used.
Noise (spots, banding, etc.) appears on the screen during AF.
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If you cannot achieve focus with AF, set the lens’s focus mode switch to
<MF> and focus manually.
If you shoot the subject at the periphery and it is slightly out of focus, aim
the center AF point or zone over the subject to focus on, focus again,
and then take the picture.
The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. However, if an EX-series
Speedlite (sold separately) equipped with an LED light is used, the LED
light will turn on for AF-assist when necessary.
During magnified view, camera shake may make it harder to achieve
focus. Using a tripod is recommended.
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MF: Focusing Manually
You can magnify the image and focus precisely with MF (manual focus).
1
Set the lens’s focus mode switch
to <MF>.
Turn the lens’s focusing ring to focus
roughly.
the magnifying frame.
2 Display
Press the <u> button.
X The magnifying frame will appear.
Magnifying frame
the magnifying frame.
3 Move
Use <9> to move the magnifying
frame to the position where you want
to focus.
Pressing <9> will return the
magnifying frame to the screen’s
center.
the image.
4 Magnify
Each time you press the <u> button,
the magnification within the frame will
change as follows:
Normal view 9 1x 9 5x 9 10x
AE lock
Magnified area position
Magnification (Approx.)
308
While in magnified view, you can use
<9> to scroll around the magnified
image.
MF: Focusing Manually
manually.
5 Focus
While looking at the magnified image,
turn the lens’s focusing ring to focus.
After achieving focus, press the <u>
button to return to the normal view.
the picture.
6 TakeCheck
the exposure, then press the
shutter button completely to take the
picture (p.286).
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General Live View Shooting Cautions
Image Quality
When you shoot at high ISO speeds, noise (such as dots of light and
banding) may become noticeable.
Shooting in high temperatures may cause noise and irregular colors in
the image.
If Live View shooting is used continuously for a prolonged period, the
camera’s internal temperature may rise, and image quality may
deteriorate. Always exit Live View shooting when you are not shooting.
If you shoot a long exposure while the camera’s internal temperature is
high, image quality may deteriorate. Exit Live View shooting and wait a
few minutes before shooting again.
White <s> and Red <E> Internal Temperature Warning Icons
If the camera’s internal temperature increases due to prolonged Live
View shooting or under a high ambient temperature, a white <s> or red
<E> icon will appear.
The white <s> icon indicates that the image quality of still photos will
deteriorate. It is recommended that you temporarily exit Live View
shooting and allow the camera to cool down before shooting again.
The red <E> icon indicates that the Live View shooting will soon stop
automatically. If this happens, you will not be able to shoot again until the
camera’s internal temperature decreases. Exit the Live View shooting or
turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while.
Using Live View shooting at a high temperature for a prolonged period
will cause the <s> or <E> icon to appear earlier. When you are not
shooting, turn off the camera.
If the camera’s internal temperature is high, the quality of images shot
with high ISO speed or long exposure may deteriorate even before the
white <s> icon is displayed.
Shooting Results
In magnified view, the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in
red. If you take the picture in magnified view, the exposure may not come
out as desired. Return to the normal view before taking the picture.
Even if you take the picture in magnified view, the image will be captured
in the normal view range.
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Live View Image
Under low- or bright-light conditions, the Live View image may not reflect
the brightness of the captured image.
Even if a low ISO speed is set, noise may be noticeable in the displayed
Live View image under low light. However, when you shoot, the image
recorded will have minimal noise. (The image quality of the Live View
image is different from that of the recorded image.)
If the light source (illumination) within the image changes, the screen
may flicker. If this happens, exit Live View shooting and resume Live
View shooting under the actual light source.
If you point the camera in a different direction, it may 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 image, the bright area may
appear black on the LCD monitor. However, the actual captured image
will correctly show the bright area.
In low light, if you set the [52: LCD brightness] to a bright setting, noise
or irregular colors may appear in the Live View image. However, the
noise or irregular colors will not be recorded in the captured image.
When you magnify the image, the image sharpness may look more
pronounced than in the actual image.
Custom Functions
During Live View shooting, some Custom Functions will not work
(settings become invalid). For details, see p.432-433.
Lens and Flash
The focus preset function is possible for Live View shooting only when
using a (super) telephoto lens equipped with the focus preset mode,
available since the second half of 2011.
FE lock will not work if the built-in flash is used. FE lock and modeling
flash will not work if an external Speedlite is used.
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Shooting Movies
Movie shooting is enabled by
setting the Live View shooting/
Movie shooting switch to <k>.
For cards that can record movies, see page 5.
If you handhold the camera and shoot movies, camera
shake can cause blurred movies. Using a tripod is
recommended.
Full HD 1080
Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning
lines).
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Autoexposure Shooting
When the shooting mode is set to <A>, <d>, or <F>, autoexposure
control will take effect to suit the scene’s current brightness. Exposure
control will be the same for all the shooting modes.
the Mode Dial to <A>, <d>,
1 Set
or <F>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
X The reflex mirror will make a sound,
then the image will appear on the
LCD monitor.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Before shooting a movie, focus with
AF or manual focus (p.299-309).
When you press the shutter button
halfway, the camera will focus with
the current AF method.
the movie.
4 Shoot
Press the <0> button to start
Recording movies
Built-in microphone
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shooting a movie.
X While the movie is being shot, the
“o” mark will be displayed on the
upper right of the screen.
X Sound will be recorded by the built-in
microphone.
To stop shooting the movie, press the
<0> button again.
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Shutter-priority AE
When the shooting mode is <s>, you can manually set the shutter
speed for movie shooting. The ISO speed and aperture will be set
automatically to suit the brightness and obtain a standard exposure.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
the desired shutter speed.
3 SetWhile
looking at the LCD monitor,
Shutter speed
turn the <6> dial. The settable
shutter speeds depend on the frame
rate.
• 6 5 B 4:
1/4000 sec. - 1/30 sec.
• 8 7: 1/4000 sec. - 1/60 sec.
and shoot the movie.
4 Focus
The procedure is the same as steps 3
and 4 for “Autoexposure Shooting”
(p.314).
Changing the shutter speed during movie shooting is not recommended
since the changes in the exposure will be recorded.
When shooting a movie of a moving subject, a shutter speed of 1/30 sec.
to 1/125 sec. is recommended. The faster the shutter speed, the less
smooth the subject’s movement will look.
If you change the shutter speed while shooting under fluorescent or LED
lighting, image flicker may be recorded.
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Aperture-priority AE
When the shooting mode is <f>, you can manually set the aperture
for movie shooting. The ISO speed and shutter speed will be set
automatically to suit the brightness and obtain a standard exposure.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
the desired aperture.
3 SetWhile
looking at the LCD monitor,
turn the <6> dial.
Aperture
and shoot the movie.
4 Focus
The procedure is the same as steps 3
and 4 for “Autoexposure Shooting”
(p.314).
Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since
variations in the exposure, due to the drive of the lens aperture, will be
recorded.
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ISO speed in the <A> mode
In the <A> mode, the ISO speed will be set automatically within
ISO 100 - ISO 16000.
ISO Speed in the <d>, <s>, <f>, and <F> Mode
The ISO speed will be set automatically within ISO 100 - ISO 16000.
Under [z2: ISO speed settings] (p.157), if you set the [ISO speed
range]’s [Maximum] setting to [H1 (25600)] in the <d>, <f>, or
<F> mode, the automatic ISO range will be expanded to H1
(equivalent to ISO 25600). Even if you set the [Maximum] and
[Minimum] to a narrower range than the default ISO range (ISO 100
- ISO 16000), it will not take effect.
If [z3: Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable] (p.180), the
automatic ISO range will be ISO 200 - ISO 16000.
Under [z2: ISO speed settings], [Auto ISO range] and [Min.
shutter spd.] cannot be set (p.158-159) for movie shooting. Also,
[ISO speed range] cannot be set in the <s> mode.
For [ISO speed range], if [Maximum] is set to [H2 (51200)] and you switch
from still photo shooting to movie shooting, the automatic ISO range’s
maximum for movie shooting will be H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600, except in
<A> and <s> modes). It cannot be expanded to ISO 51200.
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Notes for <A>, < d>, <s>, <f>, and <F> Modes
In the <A> mode, the scene icon for the scene detected by the camera
is displayed on the upper left of the screen (p.319).
You can lock the exposure (AE lock) by pressing the <A> button
(except in the <A> mode, p.229). The exposure setting will be
displayed for the time length set with [z6: Metering timer]. After
applying AE lock during movie shooting, you can cancel it by pressing
the <S> button. (AE lock setting is retained until you press the <S>
button.)
You can set exposure compensation up to ±3 stops by setting the
<R> switch to the left and turning the <5> dial (except in the
<A> mode).
Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the ISO speed and shutter
speed at the screen bottom. This is the exposure setting for taking a still
photo (p.323). The exposure setting for movie shooting is not displayed.
Note that the exposure setting for movie shooting may differ from that for
still photo shooting.
In the <A>, <d>, and <F> modes, the shutter speed and aperture will
not be recorded in the movie’s Exif information.
Using an EX-series Speedlite (Sold Separately)
Equipped with an LED Light
During movie shooting in the <A>, <d>, <s>, <f>, and <F>
modes, this camera supports the function that turns on the Speedlite’s
LED light automatically in low-light conditions. For detailed
instructions, refer to the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.
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Scene Icons
During movie shooting in the <A> mode, an icon representing the
scene detected by the camera will be displayed, and the shooting will
be adapted to that scene. For certain scenes or shooting conditions, the
icon displayed may not match the actual scene.
Subject
Non-Portrait
Portrait*1
Background
Nature and
Outdoor Scene
Close*2
Background
Color
Bright
Gray
Backlit
Blue Sky Included
Light blue
Backlit
Sunset
*3
*3
Orange
Spotlight
Dark blue
Dark
*1: Displayed only when the AF method is set to [u+Tracking]. If another AF
method is set, the “Non-portrait” icon will be displayed even if a person is
detected.
*2: Displayed when the attached lens has distance information. With an Extension
Tube or Close-up Lens, the icon displayed may not match the actual scene.
*3: The icon suiting the scene detected will be displayed.
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Manual Exposure Shooting
You can manually set the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed for
movie shooting. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for
advanced users.
1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
the ISO speed.
3 SetPress
the <m> button.
X The ISO speed setting screen will
appear on the LCD monitor.
Turn the <6> dial to set the ISO
speed.
For details on the ISO speed, see the
next page.
the shutter speed and
4 Set
aperture.
Shutter speed
Aperture
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Press the shutter button halfway and
check the exposure level indicator.
To set the shutter speed, turn the
<6> dial. The settable shutter
speeds depend on the frame rate.
• 6 5 B 4:
1/4000 sec. - 1/30 sec.
• 8 7: 1/4000 sec. - 1/60 sec.
To set the aperture, turn the <5>
dial.
If it cannot be set, set the <R>
switch to the left, then turn the <6>
or <5> dial.
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and shoot the movie.
5 Focus
The procedure is the same as steps 3
and 4 for “Autoexposure Shooting”
(p.314).
ISO Speed in the <a> Mode
With [Auto] (A), the ISO speed will be set automatically within ISO
100 - ISO 16000. Under [z2: ISO speed settings], if you set [ISO
speed range]’s [Maximum] setting to [H1 (25600)] (p.157), the
automatic ISO range will not expand to the H1 maximum. Even if
you set the [Maximum] and [Minimum] to a narrower range than the
default ISO range (ISO 100 - ISO 16000), it will not take effect.
You can set the ISO speed manually within ISO 100 - ISO 16000 in
1/3-stop increments. Under [z2: ISO speed settings], if you set
[ISO speed range]’s [Maximum] setting to [H1 (25600)], the manual
ISO speed setting range’s maximum will be expanded to H1
(equivalent to ISO 25600). You can also set the [Maximum] and
[Minimum] to a range narrower than the default range (ISO 100 ISO 16000).
If [z3: Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable] (p.180), the auto
or manual ISO setting range will be ISO 200 - ISO 16000.
Under [z2: ISO speed settings], [Auto ISO range] and [Min.
shutter spd.] cannot be set (p.158-159) for movie shooting.
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Under [ISO speed range], if [Maximum] is set to [H2 (51200)] and you
switch from still photo shooting to movie shooting, the maximum ISO
speed for the manual ISO range during movie shooting will be H1
(equivalent to ISO 25600). It cannot be expanded to ISO 51200.
Changing the shutter speed or aperture during movie shooting is not
recommended since the changes in the exposure will be recorded.
When shooting a movie of a moving subject, a shutter speed of 1/30 sec.
to 1/125 sec. is recommended. The faster the shutter speed, the less
smooth the subject’s movement will look.
If you change the shutter speed while shooting under fluorescent or LED
lighting, image flicker may be recorded.
Under [83: Custom Controls], if [s: Expo comp (hold btn, turn
)] is set (p.455), you can set exposure compensation while Auto ISO
is set.
When Auto ISO is set, you can press the <A> button to lock the ISO
speed.
If you press the <A> button and recompose the shot, you can see the
exposure level difference on the exposure level indicator (p.323)
compared to when the <A> button was pressed.
By pressing the <B> button, you can display the histogram.
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Information Display
Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will
change.
Movie shooting remaining time*/Elapsed time
Maximum burst
Possible shots
AF point (FlexiZone - Single)
Battery check
Temperature warning
Histogram (a mode)
Movie shooting mode
: Autoexposure (A)
: Autoexposure (d/F)
: Shutter-priority
: Aperture-priority
: Manual exposure
Time code
Writing indicator
Card for recording/
playback
Recording movie
Image-recording
quality
AF method
Drive mode
Movie recording size
White balance
Picture Style
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Frame rate
Compression
method
Headphone volume
Exposure mode
L: Autoexposure
:Shutterpriority AE
: Aperturepriority AE
K: Manual
exposure
Movie Servo AF
Recording level: Manual
LED light
AE lock
Eye-Fi card transmission status
Shutter speed
Digital compass
Recording level meter
Aperture
GPS connection indicator
MOV/MP4
ISO speed
Highlight tone priority
Attenuator
Wind filter
Exposure level indicator
Exposure compensation
* Applies to a single movie clip.
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You can display the electronic level by pressing the <B> button (p.75).
Note that if the AF method is set to [u +Tracking] or the camera is
connected to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.385), the electronic level
cannot be displayed.
The electronic level cannot be displayed during movie shooting. (The
electronic level will disappear when you start shooting a movie.)
When movie shooting starts, the movie shooting remaining time will
change to the elapsed time.
Cautions for Movie Shooting
Do not point the camera toward an intense light source, such as the sun
on a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may
damage the image sensor or the camera’s internal components.
Under [51: Record func+card/folder sel.], even if [Record func.] is set
to [Rec. to multiple] (p.147), the movie cannot be recorded to both the
CF card [f] and SD card [g]. If [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple]
is set, the movie will be recorded to the card which is set for [Playback].
If <Q> is set and the ISO speed or aperture changes during movie
shooting, the white balance may also change.
If you shoot a movie under fluorescent or LED lighting, the movie may
flicker.
Zooming the lens during movie shooting is not recommended. Zooming
the lens may cause changes in the exposure to be recorded regardless
of whether the lens’s maximum aperture changes or not.
During movie shooting, you cannot magnify the image even if you press
the <u> button.
Be careful not to cover the built-in microphone (p.314) with your finger,
etc.
[Multi Shot Noise Reduction] (p.176) and [Distortion] (p.182) cannot
be set. (They will not function.)
If you connect or disconnect the HDMI cable during movie shooting, the
movie shooting will end.
General Movie Shooting Cautions are on pages 351-352.
If necessary, also read General Live View Shooting Cautions on
pages 310-311.
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Notes for Movie Shooting
Movie-related settings are under the [z4] and [z5] tabs (p.342). In the
<A> mode, they are under the [z2] and [z3] tabs.
A movie file is recorded each time you shoot a movie. If the file size exceeds
4 GB, a new file will be created for every subsequent approx. 4 GB.
The movie image’s field of view is approx. 100% (when the movie
recording size is set to L).
You can also focus on the image by pressing the <p> button.
Under [z5: V button function], if [
/k] [q/k] is selected, you
can press the shutter button completely to start or stop the movie
shooting (p.348).
Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.314).
Most external microphones (commercially available) equipped with a
3.5 mm diameter mini plug can be used.
By using HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately), you can display the
movie on a TV screen (p.385). If the picture does not appear on the TV
screen, check if [53: Video system] is correctly set to [For NTSC] or
[For PAL] (depending on the video standard of your TV set).
By connecting stereo headphones (commercially available) equipped
with a 3.5 mm diameter mini plug to the camera’s headphone terminal
(p.23), you can listen to the sound during movie shooting.
You can use Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately, p.248) to start
and stop the movie shooting if the drive mode is <Q> or <k>. Set
the shooting timing switch to <2> (2-sec. delay), then press the transmit
button. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting), still photo
shooting will take effect.
With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N, the total movie recording time
will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 1 hr. 40 min., At 0°C/32°F:
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
The focus preset function is possible for movie shooting when using a
(super) telephoto lens equipped with the focus preset mode, available
since the second half of 2011.
Do not hold the camera in the same position for long periods of time.
Even if the camera does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same
body part may cause skin redness, blistering or low-temperature contact
burns. Using a tripod is recommended for people with circulation problems or
very sensitive skin, or when using the camera in very hot places.
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Final Image Simulation
The final image simulation shows the results of the current settings for
Picture Style, white balance and other functions in the image so you can
see what the captured image will look like.
During movie shooting, the image displayed will automatically show the
effects of the settings listed below.
Final Image Simulation for Movie Shooting
Picture Style
* All settings such as sharpness, contrast, color saturation, and color tone will
be reflected.
White balance
White balance correction
Exposure
Depth of field
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Highlight tone priority
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Shooting Still Photos
While shooting a movie, you can also
take a still photo by pressing the shutter
button completely.
Taking Still Photos During Movie Shooting
If you take a still photo during movie shooting, the movie will record
a still moment lasting approx. 1 sec.
The captured still photo will be recorded to the card, and the movie
shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is
displayed.
The movie and still photo will be recorded as separate files on the card.
Under [51: Record func+card/folder sel.], if [Record func.]
(p.146) is set to [Standard] or [Auto switch card], the movies and
still photos will be recorded to the same card. If [Rec. separately] or
[Rec. to multiple] is set, the movies will be recorded to the card set
for [Playback] (p.148). The still photos will be recorded at the
image-recording quality set for the respective card.
Functions particular to still photo shooting are shown below. Other
functions will be the same as for movie shooting.
Function
Imagerecording
Quality
Settings
As set in [z1: Image quality].
When the movie recording size is [1920x1080] or [1280x720], the
aspect ratio will be 16:9. When the size is [640x480], the aspect
ratio will be 4:3.
• <A>: ISO 100 - ISO 6400
ISO Speed* • <d>, <s>, <f>, and <F>: ISO 100 - ISO 16000
• <a>: See “ISO Speed in the <a> mode” on page 321.
Exposure
Setting
• <A>, <d>, and <F>: Automatically-set shutter speed and
aperture.
• <s>: Manually-set shutter speed and automatically-set aperture.
• <f>: Manually-set aperture and automatically-set shutter speed.
• <a>: Manually-set shutter speed and aperture.
* If highlight tone priority is set, the ISO speed range will start from ISO 200.
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If L 8 (59.94 fps) or 7 (50.00 fps) is set, or if [z5: V button
function] is set to [
/k] or [q/k], you cannot take still photos.
Still photo shooting during movie shooting will have approx. 99%
coverage with L or w, and approx. 98% with x (when the imagerecording quality is set to JPEG 73).
AEB cannot be used.
Even if a flash is used, it will not fire.
Continuous still photo shooting is possible during movie shooting.
However, the captured images will not be displayed on the screen.
Depending on the still photo’s image-recording quality, number of shots
during continuous shooting, card performance, etc., movie shooting may
stop automatically.
AF is possible during movie shooting. However, the following may occur:
• Focus may become far off momentarily.
• The brightness of the recorded movie may change.
• The recorded movie may be momentarily still.
• The movie may record the lens operation noise.
• If focus cannot be achieved, you cannot shoot still photos.
Exposure compensation up to ±3 stops can be applied for still photo
shooting during movie shooting.
If you want to shoot still photos continuously during movie shooting,
using a high-speed card is recommended. Setting a smaller imagerecording quality for still photos and shooting fewer continuous still
photos are also recommended.
You can shoot still photos in all drive modes.
The self-timer can be set before you start shooting a movie. During
movie shooting, the camera will switch to single-image shooting.
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B/R/f/i/A Settings
If you press the <n>, <o>, <m>, or <b> button while
the image is displayed on the LCD monitor, the setting screen will
appear on the LCD monitor and you can turn the <6> or <5> dial to
set the respective function.
During manual-exposure shooting (p.320), you can press the
<m> button to set the ISO speed.
By pressing the <n> button and then the <B> button, you
can set WB shift and WB bracketing.
Note that the following cannot be set: <q> Metering mode, <y>
Flash exposure compensation, <w> HDR mode, and <P>
Multiple exposures.
Q Quick Control
In the <d>, <s>, <f>, <a>, and <F> modes, the AF method,
Drive mode, Movie recording size, Recording level (set manually
only), Volume (headphones), Recording/playing back card and
image quality (still photos), White balance, Picture Style, and Auto
Lighting Optimizer can be set.
In the <A> mode, only the functions in bold above can be set.
1
Press the <Q> button (7).
X The settable functions will be
displayed.
a function and set it.
2 Select
Use <9> to select a function.
X The setting of the selected function is
displayed on the screen.
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to set it.
To set the movie recording size or to
set the image quality to RAW, press
<0>.
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To select the card for recording/
playing back, WB Shift/Bracketing, or
Picture Style parameters, press the
<B> button.
Pressing <0> will return the camera
to movie shooting.
3 Setting the Movie Recording Size
With [z4: Movie rec quality] (the [z2]
tab in <A>), you can set the movie
recording format, movie recording size
(size, frame rate, compression method),
and other functions.
The frame rate displayed on the [Movie
rec. size] screen switches automatically
depending on the [53: Video system]
setting (p.491).
MOV/MP4
You can select the movie’s recording format.
MOV
The movie is recorded in the MOV
format (file extension: “.MOV”).
Convenient for editing with a computer.
MP4
The movie is recorded in the MP4 format (file extension: “.MP4”). This
format is compatible with a much larger range of playback systems than
the MOV format.
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Movie Recording Size
You can select the movie’s size, frame rate, and compression method.
Image Size
L 1920x1080
Full High-Definition (Full HD)
recording quality. The aspect ratio is
16:9.
w 1280x720
High-Definition (HD) recording
quality. The aspect ratio is 16:9.
x 640x480
Standard-definition recording quality. The aspect ratio is 4:3.
Frame Rate (fps: frames per second)
6 29.97 fps/8 59.94 fps
For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America, Japan,
South Korea, Mexico, etc.).
5 25.00 fps/7 50.00 fps
For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe, Russia, China,
Australia, etc.).
4 23.98 fps/B 24.00 fps
Mainly for motion pictures. Regarding B, see page 333.
Movies recorded at L 8 (59.94fps) or 7 (50.00fps) may not be
played back properly on other devices, due to the heavy data processing
load during playback.
The frame rate displayed on the movie recording size screen depends on
whether [53: Video system] is set to [For NTSC] or [For PAL].
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Compression Method
W ALL-I (For editing/I-only)
Compresses one frame at a time for recording. Although the file size
is larger than with IPB (Standard) and IPB (Light), the movie is more
suited for editing.
X IPB (Standard)
Compresses multiple frames at a time efficiently for recording. Since
the file size is smaller than with ALL-I (For editing), you can shoot
longer (with the same card).
IPB (Light)
Selectable when the movie recording format is set to [MP4]. The
movie is recorded at bit rate lower than with IPB (Standard) resulting
in a smaller file size and compatibility with a larger range of playback
systems. Of the three methods available, this method allows the
longest total possible movie shooting time on a card of a given
capacity.
If L 8(59.94 fps) or 7(50.00 fps) is set, certain functions will not
be available.
• Movie Servo AF will not work.
• Contrast-detection AF will be applied. (Focusing may take longer
than usual.)
• Still photos cannot be taken.
If you change the [53: Video system] setting, set the movie recording
size again.
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24.00p
Records the movie at a frame rate of 24.00 fps. Applies to Full HD
quality.
If [Enable] is set, the movie is recorded
in LBW or LBX.
If you have set [Movie rec. size] and
then set [24.00p] to [Enable], set the
[Movie rec. size] again.
Cautions for [24.00p: Enable]
[53: Video system] cannot be set.
[53: HDMI frame rate] (p.350) cannot be set. The movie will be output
at 1080/24.00p via HDMI. If you connect the camera to a TV set etc. not
compatible with the 1080/24.00p signal via HDMI, the movie may not
appear.
If you set it back to [Disable], [53: HDMI frame rate] will be set to
[Auto].
Even if you set it back to [Disable], the movie recording size will not
revert to the original. Set the movie recording size again.
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Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute
In MOV Format
Movie Recording
Quality
(Approx.)
Total Recording Time on Card
File Size
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
87 X
8 min.
17 min.
34 min.
440 MB/min.
65
W
L B4
5 min.
11 min.
23 min.
654 MB/min.
65
X
B4
16 min.
33 min.
1 hr. 7 min.
225 MB/min.
87 W
6 min.
13 min.
26 min.
583 MB/min.
87 X
19 min.
38 min.
1 hr. 17 min.
196 MB/min.
x 65 X
50 min.
1 hr. 41 min.
3 hr. 22 min.
75 MB/min.
w
In MP4 Format
Movie Recording
Quality
L
File Size
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
87 X
8 min.
17 min.
35 min.
431 MB/min.
65
W
B4
5 min.
11 min.
23 min.
645 MB/min.
65
X
B4
17 min.
35 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
216 MB/min.
65
43 min.
1 hr. 26 min.
2 hr. 53 min.
87 MB/min.
87 W
6 min.
13 min.
26 min.
574 MB/min.
187 MB/min.
w 87 X
65
x
(Approx.)
Total Recording Time on Card
65 X
65
20 min.
40 min.
1 hr. 21 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
8 hr. 20 min.
30 MB/min.
57 min.
1 hr. 55 min.
3 hr. 50 min.
66 MB/min.
5 hr. 26 min. 10 hr. 53 min.
23 MB/min.
2 hr. 43 min.
An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause movie shooting
to stop before the maximum recording time shown in the table (p.351).
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Movie Files Exceeding 4 GB
Even if you shoot a movie exceeding 4 GB, you can keep shooting
without interruption.
During movie shooting, approx. 30 sec. before the movie reaches
the 4 GB file size, the elapsed shooting time or time code displayed
in the movie-shooting screen will start blinking. If you keep shooting
until the movie file size exceeds 4 GB, a new movie file will be
created automatically and the elapsed shooting time or time code
will stop blinking.
When you play back the movie, you will have to play each movie file
individually. Movie files cannot be played back automatically in
consecutive order. After the movie playback ends, select the next
movie and play it back.
Movie Shooting Time Limit
The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 29 min. 59 sec. If
the movie shooting time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting
will stop automatically. You can start shooting a movie again by
pressing the <0> button. (A new movie file starts being recorded.)
When shooting movies, if the file size exceeds 4 GB, “buSY” will be
displayed on the LCD panel for a while. Still photo shooting is not possible
while “buSY” is displayed on the screen.
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You can shoot movies while recording sound
with the built-in monaural microphone or an
external stereo microphone (commercially
available). You can also freely adjust the
sound-recording level.
Sound-recording settings are under
[z4: Sound recording] (the [z2] tab
in <A>).
Sound Recording/Sound-Recording Level
Auto
Manual
Disable
: The sound-recording level is adjusted automatically. Auto level
control will operate automatically in response to the sound level.
: For advanced users. You can adjust the sound-recording
level to one of 64 levels.
Select [Rec. level] and look at the level meter while
turning the <5> dial to adjust the sound-recording level.
While looking at the peak hold indicator (3 sec.), adjust so
that the level meter sometimes lights up the “12” (-12 dB)
mark on the right for the loudest sounds. If it exceeds “0”,
the sound will be distorted.
: Sound will not be recorded. Also, no sound will be output
through HDMI output (p.348).
Wind Filter/Attenuator
Wind filter
Attenuator
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: When [Enable] is set, it reduces the wind noise when
recording outdoors. This feature takes effect only with the
built-in microphone. Note that [Enable] reduces low bass
sounds, so set it to [Disable] when there is no wind. It will
record a more natural sound than with [Enable].
: Automatically suppresses sound distortion caused by
loud noises. Even if [Sound rec.] is set to [Auto] or
[Manual] before shooting, sound distortion may still
result if there is a very loud sound. In such a case,
setting it to [Enable] is recommended.
3 Setting the Sound Recording
Using a microphone
Normally, the built-in microphone will record monaural sound.
Stereo sound recording is also possible by connecting an external
stereo microphone (commercially available) equipped with a
miniature stereo plug (φ3.5 mm) to the camera’s external
microphone IN terminal (p.23).
Using headphones
By connecting stereo headphones (commercially available)
equipped with a 3.5 mm diameter mini plug to the camera’s
headphone terminal (p.23), you can listen to the sound during movie
shooting. If you are using an external stereo microphone
(commercially available), you can listen to the sound in stereo. To
adjust the headphones’ sound volume, press the <Q> button and
select <n>. Then turn <5> to adjust (p.329).
You can also use headphones during movie playback.
When using headphones for audio, noise reduction will not be applied to the
headphone output. Because of this, what you hear will differ from the actual
audio recorded with the movie.
In the <A> mode, [Sound recording] can be set to [On] or [Off]. If [On]
is set, the sound-recording level will be adjusted automatically (same as
with [Auto]), but the wind filter function will not take effect.
When the camera is c