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The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are
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INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
Introduction
The EOS REBEL T2i/EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital singlelens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0
effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point
AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full
HD (Full High-Definition) movie shooting.
The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many
functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.
Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have
captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how
they come out. You can then better understand the camera.
To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings
(p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).
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Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images 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
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Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded
images of people and certain subjects for anything but private
enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions,
etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.
This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory
cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these
cards as just “card.”
* The camera does not come with a card for recording images.
Please purchase it separately.
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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included
with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.
Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)
Wide Strap
EW-100DB III
EOS DIGITAL
Solution Disk
(Software)
Battery Pack
LP-E8
(with protective cover)
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Interface cable
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Software Instruction
Manual
Battery Charger
LC-E8/LC-E8E*
Stereo AV Cable
AVC-DC400ST
Camera
Instruction Manual
(this booklet)
* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a
power cord.)
If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included.
Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be
included.
Be careful not to lose any of the above items.
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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6>
: Indicates the Main Dial.
<V> <U>
: Indicates the <S> cross keys.
<0>
: Indicates the setting button.
0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective 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.
3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.
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: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the
function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20).
(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.
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: Tip or advice for better shooting.
: Problem-solving advice.
: Warning to prevent shooting problems.
: Supplemental information.
Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch
has already been set to <1> (p.27).
It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are
set to the default.
For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached
with an EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.
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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s
basic operations and shooting procedures.
Introduction
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Camera basics.
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Getting Started
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Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.
Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.
Advanced Shooting
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Advanced shooting features.
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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)
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Shooting Movies
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Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.
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Image Playback
155
Printing Images
175
Customizing the Camera
189
Reference
201
End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide
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Contents
Introduction
2
Item Check List.................................................................................................. 3
Conventions Used in this Manual ...................................................................... 4
Chapters ............................................................................................................ 5
Contents at a Glance....................................................................................... 10
Handling Precautions ...................................................................................... 12
Quick Start Guide ............................................................................................ 14
Nomenclature .................................................................................................. 16
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Getting Started
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Charging the Battery ....................................................................................... 24
Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................ 26
Turning on the Power ...................................................................................... 27
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Setting the Date and Time............................................................................... 29
Selecting the Interface Language.................................................................... 30
Installing and Removing the SD Card ............................................................. 31
Attaching and Detaching a Lens ..................................................................... 33
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About the Lens Image Stabilizer...................................................................... 35
Basic Operation ............................................................................................... 36
Q Using the Quick Control Screen ................................................................ 38
3 Menu Operations .................................................................................. 40
Formatting the Card......................................................................................... 42
Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................................................. 44
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Basic Shooting and Image Playback
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1 Fully Automatic Shooting........................................................................... 46
1 Full Auto Techniques................................................................................. 48
7 Disabling Flash.......................................................................................... 49
2 Shooting Portraits....................................................................................... 50
3 Shooting Landscapes................................................................................ 51
4 Shooting Close-ups .................................................................................... 52
5 Shooting Moving Subjects......................................................................... 53
6 Shooting Portraits at Night ......................................................................... 54
C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................. 55
x Image Playback......................................................................................... 58
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Creative Shooting
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d: Program AE................................................................................................60
Z: Changing the ISO Speed .........................................................................62
D Using the Built-in Flash ................................................................................64
E: Changing the AF Mode .............................................................................66
S Selecting the AF Point ...............................................................................68
MF: Manual Focusing ...................................................................................69
i Continuous Shooting ..................................................................................70
j Using the Self-timer ....................................................................................71
Setting the Image-recording Quality.................................................................72
A Selecting a Picture Style ..........................................................................75
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Advanced Shooting
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s: Action Shots .............................................................................................78
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f: Changing the Depth of Field ....................................................................80
Depth of Field Preview ..................................................................................82
a: Manual Exposure.......................................................................................83
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8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE................................................................85
q Changing the Metering Mode.....................................................................86
Oy Setting Exposure Compensation.......................................................87
Auto Exposure Bracketing................................................................................89
A Customizing a Picture Style .....................................................................91
A Registering a Picture Style.......................................................................94
Setting the Color Space ...................................................................................96
A AE Lock ......................................................................................................97
A FE Lock.......................................................................................................98
B: Setting the White Balance .......................................................................99
2 White Balance Correction.........................................................................101
Auto Lighting Optimizer..................................................................................103
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .........................................................104
Preventing Camera Shake .............................................................................106
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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)
107
A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ............................................................... 108
Shooting Function Settings ........................................................................... 111
Using AF to Focus ......................................................................................... 113
Focusing Manually......................................................................................... 120
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Shooting Movies
123
k Shooting Movies...................................................................................... 124
Shooting Function Settings ........................................................................... 130
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Handy Features
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Handy Features ............................................................................................. 138
Silencing the Beeper .................................................................................. 138
Card Reminder ........................................................................................... 138
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Setting the Image Review Time ................................................................. 138
Setting the Auto Power-off Time................................................................. 139
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ....................................................... 139
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File Numbering Methods ............................................................................ 140
Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ................................................................ 142
B Checking Camera Settings................................................................ 143
Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings............................................ 144
Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ...................... 146
Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color........................................... 146
Setting the Flash ........................................................................................... 147
f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................................................... 150
Appending Dust Delete Data ......................................................................... 151
Manual Sensor Cleaning ............................................................................... 153
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Image Playback
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HI Searching for Images Quickly.............................................................. 156
u/y Magnified View .................................................................................... 158
b Rotating the Image ................................................................................... 159
k Enjoying Movies ...................................................................................... 160
k Playing Movies ........................................................................................ 162
X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ............................................... 164
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Slide Show (Auto Playback)...........................................................................165
Viewing the Images on TV .............................................................................167
K Protecting Images ....................................................................................170
L Erasing Images .........................................................................................171
B Shooting Information Display ................................................................173
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Printing Images
175
Preparing to Print ...........................................................................................176
wPrinting......................................................................................................178
Trimming the Image ....................................................................................183
W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ...........................................................185
Direct Printing with DPOF ..............................................................................188
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Customizing the Camera
189
Setting Custom Functions ..............................................................................190
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Custom Function Settings ..............................................................................192
Registering My Menu .....................................................................................198
Setting Copyright Information.........................................................................199
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Reference
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When Autofocus Fails ....................................................................................202
Using a Household Power Outlet ...................................................................203
Remote Control Shooting...............................................................................204
External Speedlites ........................................................................................206
Using Eye-Fi Cards ........................................................................................208
Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..............................210
Menu Settings ................................................................................................212
System Map ...................................................................................................216
Troubleshooting Guide...................................................................................218
Error Codes....................................................................................................224
Specifications .................................................................................................225
Index ..............................................................................................................237
End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide
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Contents at a Glance
Shooting
Shoot automatically
Î p.45 - 57 (Basic Zone modes)
Shoot continuously
Î p.50, 53, 70 (i Continuous shooting)
Take a picture of yourself in a group Î p.71 (j Self-timer)
Freeze the action
Blur the action
Î p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE)
Blur the background
Keep the background in sharp focus Î p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE)
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Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Î p.87 (Exposure compensation)
Shoot in low light
Shoot without flash
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Photograph fireworks at night
Î p.46, 62, 64 (D Flash photography)
Î p.49 (7 Flash Off)
Î p.84 (Bulb exposure)
Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Î p.108 (A Live View shooting)
Shoot movies
Î p.124 (k Movie shooting)
Image Quality
Shoot with image effects
matching the subject
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Î p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style)
Make a large-size print of the picture Î p.72 (73, 83, 1)
Take many pictures
Î p.72 (76, 86)
Focusing
Change the point of focus
Î p.68 (S AF point selection)
Shoot a moving subject
Î p.53, 67 (AI Servo AF)
Playback
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View the images with the camera
Î p.58 (x Playback)
Search for pictures quickly
Î p.156 (H Index display)
Prevent important images
from accidental deletion
Î p.170 (K Image protect)
Delete unnecessary images
Î p.171 (L Delete)
View the images on a TV set
Î p.167 (Video OUT)
Set the LCD brightness
Î p.139 (LCD brightness)
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Printing
Print pictures easily
Î p.175 (Direct printing)
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Handling Precautions
Camera Care
This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or subject it to physical
shock.
The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you
accidentally drop the camera into water, promptly consult your nearest
Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the
camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth.
Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such
as a magnet or electric motor. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near
anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Strong
magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data.
Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight.
High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction.
The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never attempt to
disassemble the camera yourself.
Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens, viewfinder, reflex mirror, and
focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean
the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt, take the camera to the nearest
Canon Service Center.
Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. This is to
prevent the contacts from corroding. Corroded contacts can cause camera
misoperation.
If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room,
condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. To prevent
condensation, first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to
the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag.
If condensation forms on the camera, do not use the camera. This is to avoid
damaging the camera. If there is condensation, remove the lens, card and
battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation has evaporated
before using the camera.
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery
and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Even while the
camera is in storage, press the shutter button a few times once in a while to
check that the camera is still working.
Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a
darkroom or chemical lab.
If the camera has not been used for an extended period, test all its functions
before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is
an important shoot coming up, have the camera checked by your Canon
dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly.
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Handling Precautions
LCD Monitor
Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision
technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there might be a few dead
pixels among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels. Dead pixels displaying
only black or red, etc., are not a malfunction. They do not affect the images
recorded.
If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period, screen burn-in may occur
where you see remnants of what was displayed. However, this is only
temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days.
In low or high temperatures, the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it
might look black. It will return to normal at room temperature.
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 store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field
such as a TV set, speakers, or magnet. Also avoid places prone to having
static electricity.
Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.
Store the card in a case.
Do not store the card in hot, dusty, or humid locations.
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After detaching the lens from the camera, attach the lens
caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid
scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.
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Cautions During Prolonged Use
If you use continuous shooting, Live View shooting, or
movie shooting for a prolonged period, the camera may
become hot. Although this is not a malfunction, holding the
hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns.
About smear adhering to the front of the sensor
Besides dust entering the camera from outside, in rare cases lubricant from the
camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. In case visible
spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning, having the sensor cleaned
by a Canon Service Center is recommended.
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Quick Start Guide
Insert the battery. (p.26)
To charge the battery, see page 24.
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5
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White index
Red index
Attach the lens. (p.33)
Align the lens’ white or red index with
the camera’s index in the matching
color.
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Set the lens focus mode switch
to <AF>. (p.33)
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Open the slot cover and
insert a card. (p.31)
With the card’s label facing you,
insert it into the slot.
Set the power switch to <1>.
(p.27)
When the LCD monitor displays the
Date/Time setting screen, see page
29.
Quick Start Guide
Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full
Auto). (p.46)
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All the necessary camera settings will
be set automatically.
Focus the subject. (p.37)
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Look through the viewfinder and aim the
viewfinder center over the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway, and
the camera will focus the subject.
If necessary, the built-in flash will popup automatically.
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Take the picture. (p.37)
Press the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
Review the picture. (p.138)
The captured image will be displayed
for approx. 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
To display the image again, press the
<x> button (p.58).
The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off
when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.
To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor, see page 107.
To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.171).
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Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic
Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Built-in flash/AF-assist beam
(p.64/147)
Mode Dial (p.20)
Power switch (p.27)
EF Lens mount index (p.33)
EF-S Lens mount index (p.33)
<Z> ISO speed
setting button (p.62)
Flash-sync contacts
<6> Main Dial
(p.4)
Hot shoe (p.206)
<V> Focal plane
mark (p.52)
Shutter button
(p.37)
Strap mount
(p.23)
Red-eye
reduction/
Self-timer
lamp (p.65/71)
Remote control
sensor
(p.106,204)
Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)
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Lens mount
Depth-of-field preview
button (p.82)
External microphone
IN terminal (p.134)
Remote control
terminal (p.205)
Audio/video OUT/
Digital terminal (p.169,176)
Body cap (p.33)
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HDMI mini OUT
terminal (p.167)
<D> Flash
button (p.64)
Terminal
cover
Lens release button
(p.34)
Contacts (p.13)
Lens lock pin
Microphone
(p.134)
Nomenclature
Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36)
Eyecup (p.205)
<A> Live View shooting/
Movie shooting button
(p.108/124)
Viewfinder eyepiece
Display-off sensor (p.146)
<A/I> AE lock/
FE lock button/
Index/Reduce button
(p.97/98/156/158,183)
<B> Shooting
settings display
button
(p.44,110,126,
143,173)
<S/u>
AF point selection/
Magnify button
(p.68/158,183)
<M> Menu
button (p.40)
LCD monitor
(p.40,139)
<O> Aperture/
Exposure compensation
button (p.83/87)
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Speaker
(p.162)
Card slot
cover (p.31)
DC cord hole
(p.203)
Access lamp (p.32)
Tripod socket
<Q/l> Quick Control button/
Direct print button (p.38/181)
Battery compartment
cover release lever (p.26)
<x> Playback button (p.58)
Battery compartment cover
(p.26)
<0> Setting button (p.40)
<S> Cross keys (p.40)
<WB> White balance selection button (p.99)
<XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75)
<L> Erase button (p.171)
<Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71)
<ZE>
AF mode selection button (p.66)
Card slot (p.31)
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Nomenclature
Shooting Settings Display
Aperture
Exposure level indicator
Exposure compensation amount (p.87)
AEB range (p.89)
c Main Dial pointer (p.77)
ISO speed (p.62)
Shutter speed
Flash exposure
compensation (p.88)
Highlight tone priority
(p.194)
Picture Style (p.75)
Shooting mode
Image-recording
quality (p.72)
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Large/Fine
83
Large/Normal
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Medium/Fine
84
Medium/Normal
76
Small/Fine
86
Small/Normal
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RAW
1+73 RAW+Large/Fine
Quick Control icon (p.38)
Auto Lighting
Optimizer (p.103)
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White balance (p.99)
Q Auto
W Daylight
E Shade
R Cloudy
Y Tungsten light
U White fluorescent light
I Flash
O Custom
2 White balance correction (p.101)
B White balance bracketing (p.102)
Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208)
Battery check (p.28)
zxcn
Shots remaining
Shots remaining during
WB bracketing
Self-timer countdown
Bulb exposure time
Metering mode (p.86)
q Evaluative metering
w Partial metering
r Spot metering
e Center-weighted
average metering
AF mode (p.66)
X One-Shot AF
9 AI Focus AF
Z AI Servo AF
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Manual Focusing
* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used.
The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Drive mode (p.70,71)
u Single shooting
i Continuous
shooting
Q Self-timer/
Remote control
l Self-timer:2 sec
q Self-timer:
Continuous
Nomenclature
Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle
AF point activation indicator < >
AF points
Focusing screen
<Z>
ISO speed
<A> AE lock/
AEB in-progress
<D> Flash-ready
Improper FE lock
warning
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<e> High-speed sync
(FP flash)
<d> FE lock/
FEB in-progress
<y> Flash exposure
compensation
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<2>
White balance
correction
<o> Focus
confirmation
light
Max. burst
<0> Monochrome shooting
ISO speed
<A> Highlight tone priority
Exposure level indicator
Exposure compensation amount
AEB range
Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator
Aperture
Shutter speed
FE lock (FEL)
Busy (buSY)
Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)
Card full warning (FuLL)
Card error warning (Err)
No card warning (Card)
The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Nomenclature
Mode Dial
The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes,
and Movie shooting mode.
Creative Zone
These modes give you more control for
shooting various subjects.
d
: Program AE (p.60)
s
: Shutter-priority AE (p.78)
f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80)
a
: Manual exposure (p.83)
8: Automatic depth-of-field
AE (p.85)
Basic Zone
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All you do is press the shutter button.
Fully-automatic shooting suiting the
subject.
1: Full Auto (p.46)
C: Creative Auto (p.55)
Image Zone
7: Flash Off (p.49)
2 : Portrait (p.50)
3: Landscape (p.51)
4 : Close-up (p.52)
5: Sports (p.53)
6 : Night Portrait (p.54)
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k: Movie shooting
(p.123)
Nomenclature
Lens
Lens without a distance scale
Focus mode switch (p.33)
Focusing ring (p.69,120)
Zoom ring (p.34)
Zoom position index (p.34)
Hood mount
(p.231)
Filter thread
(front of lens) (p.231)
Image Stabilizer switch (p.35)
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Lens mount index (p.33)
Lens with a distance scale
Hood mount
(p.231)
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Contacts (p.13)
Focus mode switch (p.33)
Zoom position index (p.34)
Distance scale
Filter thread
(front of lens) (p.231)
Zoom ring (p.34)
Focusing ring (p.69,120)
Image Stabilizer switch (p.35)
Contacts (p.13)
Lens mount index (p.33)
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Nomenclature
Battery Charger LC-E8
Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).
Power plug
Battery pack slot
Charge lamp
Full-charge lamp
This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or
floor mount position.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER-TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet.
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Battery Charger LC-E8E
Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).
Charge lamp
Full-charge lamp
Battery pack slot
Power cord
Power cord socket
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Getting Started
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This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start
shooting and basic camera operations.
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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.205).
Eyepiece cover
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Charging the Battery
1
Remove the protective cover.
the battery.
2 Attach
As shown in the illustration, attach the
battery securely.
To detach the battery, follow the
above procedure in reverse.
LC-E8
the battery.
3 Recharge
For LC-E8
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As shown by the arrow, flip out the
battery charger’s prongs and insert
the prongs into a power outlet.
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For LC-E8E
LC-E8E
Connect the power cord to the
charger and insert the plug into the
power outlet.
X Recharging starts automatically and
the charge lamp turns orange.
X When the battery is fully recharged,
the full-charge lamp will turn green.
It takes approx. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted
battery at 23°C / 73°F. The time required to recharge the battery
depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.
For safety reasons, recharging in low temperatures (6°C - 10°C /
43°F - 50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours).
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Charging the Battery
Tips for Using the Battery and Charger
Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be
used.
Even during storage, a charged battery will gradually discharge and
lose its power.
After recharging the battery, detach it and unplug the charger
from the power outlet.
When not using the camera, remove the battery.
If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period, a small
amount of power current is released, resulting in excess discharge
and shorter battery life. Store the battery with the protective cover
attached. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the
battery’s performance.
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The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries.
The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/
60 Hz power source. If necessary, attach a commercially-available
plug adapter for the respective country or region. Do not attach any
portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. Doing so can
damage the battery charger.
C
If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully
charged, the battery has reached the end of its service life.
Purchase a new battery.
Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8.
The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. Using it
with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction
or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.
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Installing and Removing the Battery
Installing the Battery
Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera.
1
Open the battery compartment
cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the arrow
and open the cover.
the battery.
2 Insert
Insert the end with the battery
contacts.
Insert the battery until it locks in
place.
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the cover.
3 Close
Press the cover until it snaps shut.
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Removing the Battery
Open the cover and remove the
battery.
Press the battery release lever as
shown by the arrow and remove the
battery.
To prevent short circuiting, be sure to
attach the protective cover to the
battery.
After opening the battery compartment cover, be careful not to swing it back
further. Otherwise, the hinge might break.
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Turning on the Power
If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power
switch, see page 29 to set the date/time.
<1> : The camera turns on.
<2> : The camera is turned off and
does not operate. Set to this
position when not using the
camera.
About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the sensor
cleaning will be executed automatically. During the sensor cleaning,
the LCD monitor will display <f>. Even during the sensor
cleaning, you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway
(p.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.
If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short
interval, the <f> icon might not be displayed. This is normal and
not a problem.
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About Auto Power Off
To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after about
30 seconds of non-operation. To turn on the camera again, just
press the shutter button halfway (p.37).
You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto
power off] setting (p.139).
If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to
the card, [Recording ...] will be displayed and the power will turn off after
the card finishes recording the image.
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Turning on the Power
Checking the Battery Level
When the power switch is set to <1>, the battery level will be
indicated in one of four levels:
z : Battery level is OK.
x : Battery level is slightly down,
but adequate power remains.
c : Battery will be exhausted soon.
n : Battery must be recharged.
Battery Life
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Temperature
At 23°C / 73°F
At 0°C / 32°F
No Flash
Approx. 550 shots
Approx. 470 shots
50% Flash Use
Approx. 440 shots
Approx. 400 shots
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The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8, no Live
View shooting, and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing
standards.
The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots
with two LP-E8 batteries installed. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries, the
number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. 470 shots without flash use
and approx. 270 shots with 50% flash use.
The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following
operations:
• Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
• Often activating only the AF without taking a picture.
• Using the LCD monitor often.
• Using the lens Image Stabilizer.
The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Depending on
the lens used, the number of possible shots may be lower.
For battery life with Live View shooting, see page 109.
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3 Setting the Date and Time
When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has
been reset, the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Follow steps 3
and 4 to set 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.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu.
the [6] tab, select [Date/
2 Under
Time].
Press the <U> key to select the
[6] tab.
Press the <V> key to select [Date/
Time], then press <0>.
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Set the date and time.
Press the <U> key to select the
date or time number.
Press <0> so <a> is displayed.
Press the <V> key to set the number,
then press <0>. (Returns to b.)
the setting.
4 ExitPress
the <U> key to select [OK],
then press <0>.
X The date/time will be set.
Press the <M> button to return
to the shooting settings display.
The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4.
If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery
becomes exhausted, the date/time might be reset. If this happens, set
the date/time again.
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3 Selecting the Interface Language
1
Display the menu.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu.
the [6] tab, select
2 Under
[LanguageK].
Press the <U> key to select the
[6] tab.
Press the <V> key to select
[LanguageK] (the third item from
the top), then press <0>.
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the desired language.
3 SetPress
the <V> key to select the
language, then press <0>.
X The interface language will change.
Press the <M> button to return
to the shooting settings display.
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Installing and Removing the SD Card
The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).
Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to
enable writing/erasing.
Installing the Card
1
Write protect switch
Open the cover.
Slide the cover as shown by the
arrow to open it.
the card.
2 Insert
As shown by the illustration, face
the card’s label side toward you
and insert it until it clicks in place.
C3
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Close the cover.
Close the cover and slide it in the
direction shown by the arrow until it
snaps shut.
When you set the power switch to
<1>, the number of possible shots
will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
Possible shots
The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the
card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc.
Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable]
will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p.138).
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Installing and Removing the SD Card
Removing the Card
1
Access lamp
Open the cover.
Set the power switch to <2>.
Check that “Recording...” is not
displayed on the LCD monitor.
Make sure the access lamp is off,
then open the cover.
the card.
2 Remove
Gently push in the card, then let go.
The card will stick out.
Pull the card straight out, then close
the cover.
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When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that the images
are being written to or read by the card, being erased, or data is
being transferred. While the access lamp is lit or blinking, never do
any of the following. Doing so may damage the image data. It may
also damage the card or camera.
• Opening the card slot cover.
• Removing the battery.
• Shaking or banging the camera around.
If the card already contains recorded images, the image number might
not start from 0001 (p.140).
Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.
If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor, remove
and reinstall the card. If the error persists, use a different card.
If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer, transfer all
the images and then format the card with the camera (p.42). The card
may then return to normal.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
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’ red or white index with
White index
the camera’s index matching the
same color. Turn the lens as shown
by the arrow until it snaps in place.
Red index
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the lens, set the focus mode
3 On
switch to <AF> (autofocus).
C
If it is set to <MF> (manual focus),
autofocus will not operate.
4 Remove the front lens cap.
Minimizing Dust
When changing lenses, do it in a place with minimal dust.
When storing the camera without a lens attached, be sure to attach the
body cap to the camera.
Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
About Zooming
To zoom, turn the zoom ring on the lens
with your fingers.
If you want to zoom, do it before
focusing. Turning the zoom ring after
achieving focus may throw off the
focus slightly.
Detaching the Lens
While pressing the lens release
button, turn the lens as shown by
the arrows.
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Turn the lens until it stops, then
detach it.
Attach the rear lens cap to the
detached lens.
C
Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Doing so may cause
loss of vision.
If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing, do
not touch the rotating part.
Image Conversion Factor
Since the image sensor size is
smaller than the 35mm film
format, it will look like the lens
focal length is increased by 1.6x.
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Image sensor size
(22.3 x 14.9 mm / 0.88 x 0.59 in.)
35mm image size
(36 x 24 mm / 1.42 x 0.94 in.)
About the Lens Image Stabilizer
When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer, camera shake is
corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The procedure explained here is
based on the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens as an example.
* IS stands for Image Stabilizer.
1
Set the IS switch to <1>.
Set also the camera’s power switch to
<1>.
the shutter button halfway.
2 Press
X The Image Stabilizer will operate.
the picture.
3 TakeWhen
the picture looks steady in the
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viewfinder, press the shutter button
completely to take the picture.
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The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time
of exposure.
The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as
on a rocking boat.
The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to
either <f> or <g>.
If the camera is mounted on a tripod, you can save battery power by
switching the IS switch to <2>.
The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a
monopod.
Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the
shooting conditions. However, the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EFS18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.
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Basic Operation
Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity
Turn the dioptric adjustment
knob.
Turn the knob left or right until the
nine AF points in the viewfinder look
sharp.
If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder
image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types, sold separately) is
recommended.
Holding the Camera
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To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera
shake.
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Horizontal shooting
Vertical shooting
1. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.
2. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand.
3. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger.
4. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body.
5. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot in front 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 107.
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Basic Operation
Shutter Button
The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button
halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.
Pressing halfway
This activates autofocusing and
automatic exposure metering that sets
the shutter speed and aperture.
The exposure setting (shutter speed and
aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder
(0).
Pressing completely
This releases the shutter and takes the
picture.
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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 previous page.
• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus, then slowly press the
shutter button completely.
If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first
or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely
immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.
Even during the menu display, image playback, and image recording,
you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter
button halfway.
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Q Using the Quick Control Screen
You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the
LCD monitor. This is called the Quick Control screen.
1
Display the Quick Control screen.
When the shooting settings are
displayed, press the <Q> button.
X The Quick Control screen will activate
(7).
the desired setting.
2 SetPress
the <S> key to select the
Basic Zone modes
function to be set.
In the Basic Zone modes (except
C), you can select certain drive
modes (p.70) and the imagerecording quality (p.72).
X The selected function is displayed on
the screen’s bottom.
Turn the <6> dial to change the
setting.
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Creative Zone modes
the picture.
3 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
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Q Using the Quick Control Screen
Quick Control Screen Nomenclature
Aperture (p.80)
ISO speed (p.62)
Highlight tone
priority* (p.194)
Shutter speed (p.78)
Exposure compensation/
AEB setting (p.89)
Flash exposure
compensation (p.88)
Auto Lighting Optimizer
(p.103)
Shooting mode* (p.20)
Image-recording
quality (p.72)
Drive mode (p.70)
Picture Style (p.75)
White balance (p.99)
Metering mode (p.86)
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AF mode (p.66)
Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.
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Function Setting Display
Î
<0>
On the Quick Control screen, select
the function and press <0>. The
respective setting screen will then
appear (except for the shutter speed
and aperture).
Turn the <6> dial to change the
setting. You can also press the
<U> key to change the setting.
Press <0> to finalize the setting and
return to the Quick Control screen.
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3 Menu Operations
You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording
quality, date/time, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, use the <M>
button, <S> cross keys, and <0> button on the camera back.
<M> button
<0> button
LCD monitor
<S> Cross keys
Menu Screen
Basic Zone modes
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Movie shooting mode
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* In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode, the tabs and menu
options displayed will be different.
Creative Zone modes
3 Playback
1 Shooting
5 Set-up
9 My Menu
Tab
Menu settings
Menu items
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3 Menu Operations
Menu Setting Procedure
1
Display the menu.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu.
a tab.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select a tab.
You can also turn the <6> dial to
select a tab.
the desired item.
3 Select
Press the <V> key to select the
item, then press <0>.
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the setting.
4 Select
Press the <V> or <U> key to
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select the desired setting. (Some
settings require you to press either
the <V> or <U> key to select it.)
The current setting is indicated in
blue.
the desired setting.
5 SetPress
<0> to set it.
Exit the setting.
6 Press the <M> button to return
to the shooting settings display.
The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have
pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.
A list of menu functions is on page 212.
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3 Formatting the Card
If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or
computer, format the card with the camera.
When the card is formatted, all images and data in the card will
be erased. Even protected images will be erased, so make
sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer
the images to a computer, etc., before formatting the card.
1
Select [Format].
Under the [5] tab, select [Format],
then press <0>.
the card.
2 Format
Select [OK], then press <0>.
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X The card will be formatted.
X When the formatting is completed,
the menu will reappear.
C
For low-level formatting, press the
<L> button to checkmark [Low level
format] with <X>, then select [OK].
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3 Formatting the Card
Execute [Format] 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.224).
About Low-level Formatting
Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems
slow.
Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the 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 have been completed and you can use the
card as usual.
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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 data from being leaked.
Before using a new Eye-Fi card, the software in the card must be
installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera.
The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller
than the capacity indicated on the card.
This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
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Switching the LCD Monitor Display
The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen, menu
screen, image, etc.
Shooting Settings
Displayed when the camera is turned on.
When your eye nears the viewfinder
eyepiece, the display-off sensor
(p.17, 146) turns off the LCD monitor
automatically. This prevents the bright
LCD monitor from interfering with
your view. The LCD monitor turns on
again when your eye leaves the
viewfinder eyepiece.
While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below, you
can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above)
and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway.
Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off.
C
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If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses, the LCD monitor
might not turn off automatically. In such a case, press the <B> button
to turn off the monitor.
If a fluorescent light is nearby, the LCD monitor might turn off. If this
happens, take the camera away from the fluorescent light.
Menu Functions
Appears when you press the
<M> button. Press the
button again to return to the
previous screen.
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Captured Image
Appears when you press the
<x> button. Press the button
again to return to the previous
screen.
Basic Shooting and
Image Playback
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This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on
the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images.
With the Basic Zone modes, all you do is point and shoot and
the camera sets everything automatically (p.210). Also, to
prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations, major
shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic
modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot
be set by the user are grayed out.
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About the Auto Lighting Optimizer
In the Basic Zone modes, the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the
image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.
It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.103).
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1 Fully Automatic Shooting
1
AF point
Set the Mode Dial to <1>.
any AF point over the
2 Aim
subject.
All the AF points will be used to focus,
and generally the closest object will
be focused.
Aiming the center AF point over the
subject will make focusing easier.
the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway, and
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the lens will adjust the focus.
X The dot inside the AF point achieving
focus flashes briefly in red. At the
same time, the beeper will sound and
the focus confirmation light <o> in
the viewfinder will light.
X If necessary, the built-in flash will popup automatically.
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Focus confirmation light
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
X The captured image will be displayed
for about 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
If the built-in flash has popped up,
you can push it back down with your
fingers.
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1 Fully Automatic Shooting
FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved.
Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the
shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject,
move away and try again.
Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously.
This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When
the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture.
The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation
light <o> does not light.)
It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving
subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the
beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to
shoot a moving subject in focus.
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Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject.
When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the
camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus).
C
Although it is daylight, the flash popped up.
For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the
subject’s dark shadow.
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 AF-assist
beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away.
Although flash was used, the picture came out dark.
The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5
meters/16.4 feet from the camera.
When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out
unnaturally dark.
The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created
by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet
away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens,
remove it before taking the flash picture.
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1 Full Auto Techniques
Recomposing the Shot
Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to
create a balanced background and good perspective.
In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button
halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then
recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the
picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other
Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).
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Shooting a Moving Subject
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In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera
changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus
the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on
the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will
be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter
button completely.
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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash
Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you
want to capture the ambient light.
Shooting Tips
C
Y
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If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to
prevent camera shake.
Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the
viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady
or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to
reduce blur caused by camera shake.
Taking portraits without flash.
Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken.
If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look
blurred in the picture.
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2 Shooting Portraits
The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human
subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than
with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.
Shooting Tips
C
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The farther the distance between the subject and background,
the better.
The further the distance between the subject and background, the
more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand
out better in front of a plain, dark background.
Use a telephoto lens.
If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with
the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary.
Focus the face.
Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.
If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain
different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.)
If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.
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3 Shooting Landscapes
Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to
have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also
become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).
Shooting Tips
C
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With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end.
When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far
will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth
to landscapes.
Shooting night scenes.
Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this
mode <3> is also good for night scenes.
Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If
you want to photograph a person against a
night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6>
(Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).
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4 Shooting Close-ups
When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close, use the
<4> (Close-up) mode. To make small things appear much larger, use a
macro lens (sold separately).
Shooting Tips
C
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Use a simple background.
A simple background makes the flower, etc., stand out better.
Move to the subject as close as possible.
Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. Some lenses
have indications such as <40.25m/0.8ft>. The lens minimum
focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on
the camera to the subject. If you are too close to the subject, the
focus confirmation light <o> will blink.
Under low light, the built-in flash will fire. If you are too close to the
subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark, move away from
the subject.
With a zoom lens, use the telephoto end.
If you have a zoom lens, using the telephoto end will make the
subject look larger.
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5 Shooting Moving Subjects
To photograph a moving subject, whether it is a child running or a
moving vehicle, use the <5> (Sports) mode.
Shooting Tips
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Use a telephoto lens.
Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar.
C
Use the center AF point to focus.
Aim the center AF point over the subject, then press the shutter
button halfway to auto focus. During autofocusing, the beeper will
continue beeping softly. If focus cannot be achieved, the focus
confirmation light <o> will blink.
When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button
completely. If you hold down the shutter button, continuous shooting
(max. approx. 3.7 shots per sec.) and autofocusing will take effect.
Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s
shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Hold the camera steady
and shoot.
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6 Shooting Portraits at Night
To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the
background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.
Shooting Tips
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Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod.
When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide
night view. Also, use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
C
Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.
Under low light, the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a
good exposure of the person. The effective distance of the built-in
flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.
Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).
Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots, shooting also
with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.
Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.
If the self-timer is also used, the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the
picture is taken.
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C Creative Auto Shooting
Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of
everything, whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to
easily change the picture’s brightness, depth of field, color tone (Picture
Style), etc. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto)
mode.
* CA stands for Creative Auto.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <C>.
X The Creative Auto screen appears on
the LCD monitor.
the <Q> button.
2 Press
You can use the <S> key to select
the function (7).
For details about each function, see
page 56-57.
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the desired setting.
3 SetPress
the <S> key to select the
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function to be set.
X A brief description of the selected
function is displayed on the screen’s
bottom.
Turn the <6> dial to change the
setting.
Press the shutter button halfway to
return to the screen in step 2.
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off
(p.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>, the Creative Auto
settings will revert to the default. However, the image-recording quality, selftimer and remote control settings will be retained.
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C Creative Auto Shooting
Shutter speed and aperture
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Possible shots
Battery check
(1) Flash firing
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<a> (Auto flash), <D> (Flash on), or <b> (Flash off) can be
selected.
If you set <b> (Flash off), see “Disabling Flash” on page 49.
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(2) Blurring/sharpening the background
If you move the index mark toward the left, the background will look
more blurred. If you move it toward the right, the background will
look more in focus. If you want to blur the background, see
“Shooting Portraits” on page 50.
Depending on the lens and shooting conditions, the background
might not look so blurred. This setting cannot be set (grayed out)
while the built-in flash is popped up. When flash is used, it will not
be applied.
(3) Adjusting the picture brightness
If you move the index mark toward the left, the picture will look
darker. If you move it toward the right, the picture will look brighter.
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C Creative Auto Shooting
(4) Image effects
Besides the standard image effect, you can set it for portraits,
landscapes, or black-and-white photos. (p.75: Picture Style)
<P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most
scenes.
<Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or
children.
<R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes.
<V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos.
(5) Single, continuous, and self-timer shooting
<i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of
about 3.7 frames per second (fps).
<Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer”
note ( ) on p.71. Remote control shooting is also possible
(p.204).
<q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec., the set number of
shots is taken continuously. Press the <V> key to set the
number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.
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* By pressing <0>, you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and
set the same settings.
(6) Image-recording quality
To set the image-recording quality, see “Setting the Image-recording
Quality” on page 72-74. By pressing <0>, you can display the
[Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.
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x Image Playback
The easiest way to playback images is explained below. For more
details on the playback procedure, see page 155.
1
Playback the image.
When you press the <x> button, the
last captured image will be displayed.
the image.
2 Select
To view images starting with the last
image, press the <Y> key.
To view images starting with the first
(oldest) image, press the <Z> key.
Each time you press the <B>
button, the display format will change.
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With no information displayed
Histogram display
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Basic information displayed
Detailed information display
the image playback.
3 ExitPress
the <x> button to exit the
image playback and return to the
shooting settings display.
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Creative Shooting
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In the Basic Zone modes, to prevent spoiled shots,
most functions are set automatically and cannot be
changed. In the <d> (Program AE) mode, you can set
various functions and be more creative.
C
In the <d> (Program AE) mode, the camera sets the
shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a
standard exposure.
The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is
explained on page 210.
* <d> stands for Program.
* AE stands for Auto Exposure.
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d: Program AE
To obtain a good exposure of the subject, the camera sets the exposure
(shutter speed and aperture) automatically. This is called Program AE.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <d>.
the subject.
2 Focus
Look through the viewfinder and aim
the selected AF point over the
subject. Then press the shutter button
halfway.
X The dot inside the AF point achieving
focus flashes briefly in red, and the
focus confirmation light <o> in the
viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with
One Shot AF + automatic AF point
selection).
X The shutter speed and aperture will
be set automatically and displayed in
the viewfinder.
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Check the shutter speed and
aperture display.
A correct exposure will be obtained
as long as the shutter speed and
aperture display do not blink.
the picture.
4 TakeCompose
the shot and press the
shutter button completely.
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d: Program AE
Shooting Tips
Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash.
To match the subject and ambient lighting level, you can change the
ISO speed (p.62) or use the built-in flash (p.64). In the <d> mode,
the built-in flash will not fire automatically. So under low light, press
the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.
The program can be shifted. (Program shift)
After pressing the shutter button halfway, turn the <6> dial to
change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination
(program). After you take the picture, the program shift will be
canceled. Program shift is not possible with flash.
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In very low light or very bright light, the shutter speed and
aperture display will blink when you press the shutter
button halfway, as shown in the figure. In low light (30"
3.5), either increase the ISO speed (p.62) or use flash
(p.64). In bright light (4000 22), decrease the ISO speed.
Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto)
With <1>, many functions such the AF mode, drive mode, and built-in
flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. The functions you can
set are limited. With <d>, only the shutter speed and aperture are set
automatically. You can freely set the AF mode, drive mode, built-in flash,
and other functions (p.210).
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Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN
Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the
ambient light level. In the Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set
automatically (p.63).
1
Press the <Z> button. (9)
X [ISO speed] will appear.
the ISO speed.
2 SetTurn
the <6> dial or press the
<U> key to select the ISO speed.
You can also set the ISO speed in the
viewfinder while turning the <6>
dial.
With “AUTO” selected, the ISO speed
will be set automatically (p.63).
ISO Speed Guide
ISO Speed
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Shooting Situation
(No flash)
100 - 400
Sunny outdoors
400 - 1600
Overcast skies or evening time
1600 - 6400, H
Dark indoors or night
Flash Range
The higher the ISO
speed, the farther the
flash range will be (p.64).
In the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu, if [Highlight tone priority]
is set to [1: Enable], the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 - 6400
(p.194).
Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may
result in more grainy images. Long exposures can also cause irregular
colors in the image.
When you shoot at high ISO speeds, noise (banding, dots of light, etc.)
may appear.
In the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu, if [ISO expansion] is set to [1:
On], “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.192).
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Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN
About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed
If the ISO speed is set to “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
1/7/3/4/5/6/C
Automatically set within ISO 100 - 3200
d/s/f/a/8
Automatically set within ISO 100 - 6400*1
2
Fixed at ISO 100
With flash
Fixed at ISO 400*2*3
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*1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set.
*2: If fill flash results in overexposure, ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set.
*3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>, ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external
Speedlite. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800], the ISO
speed will be set within this range.
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When “AUTO” is set, the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop
increments of 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200. However, the actual ISO
speed may be set more precisely. Therefore, in the image’s shooting
information, you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the
ISO speed.
3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON
For Auto ISO, you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400.
Under the [y] tab, select [ISO Auto],
then press <0>. Select the ISO speed,
then press <0>.
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D Using the Built-in Flash
In indoors, low light, or backlit conditions in daylight, just pop up the
built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. In the
<d> mode, the shutter speed (1/60 sec. - 1/200 sec.) will be set
automatically to prevent camera shake.
1
Press the <D> button.
In Creative Zone modes, you can
press the <D> button anytime to take
flash pictures.
While the flash is recycling, “DbuSY”
is displayed in the viewfinder, and
[BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
the shutter button halfway.
2 Press
In the bottom left of the viewfinder,
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check that the <D> icon is lit.
3
Take the picture.
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When focus is achieved and you
press the shutter button completely,
the flash will fire for the picture.
Effective Flash Range
ISO Speed
[Approx. in meters / feet]
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens / EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
Wide Angle
Telephoto
100
1 - 3.5 / 3.5 - 12
1 - 2.5 / 3.5 - 7.5
200
1 - 5.5 / 3.5 - 17
1 - 3.5 / 3.5 - 11
400/AUTO
1 - 7.5 / 3.5 - 24
1 - 4.5 / 3.5 - 15
800
1 - 11 / 3.5 - 34
1 - 6.5 / 3.5 - 22
1600
1 - 15 / 3.5 - 49
1 - 9.5 / 3.5 - 31
3200
1 - 21 / 3.5 - 69
1 - 13 / 3.5 - 43
6400
1 - 30 / 3.5 - 97
1 - 19 / 3.5 - 61
H: 12800
1 - 42 / 3.5 - 138
1 - 26 / 3.5 - 86
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D Using the Built-in Flash
Shooting Tips
If the subject is far away, increase the ISO speed.
By increasing the ISO speed, you can extend the flash range.
In bright light, decrease the ISO speed.
If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks, decrease the ISO speed.
Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away
from the subject.
If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject,
the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash.
For important shots, check the image on the LCD monitor to make
sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom).
3 Using Red-eye Reduction
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Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can
reduce red eye.
Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3>
<5> <k>.
C
Under the [1] tab, select [Red-eye
reduc.], then press <0>. Select
[Enable], then press <0>.
For flash photography, when you
press the shutter button halfway, the
red-eye reduction lamp will light. Then
when you press the shutter button
completely, the picture will be taken.
The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at
the red-eye reduction lamp, when the room is well lit, or when you go
closer to the subject.
When you press the shutter button halfway, the
viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn
off. For best results, take the picture after this display
turns off.
The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.
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E: Changing the AF ModeN
You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. In
the Basic Zone modes, the optimum AF mode is set automatically.
1
On the lens, set the focus mode
switch to <AF>.
the <ZE> button.
2 Press
X [AF mode] will appear.
the AF mode.
3 Select
Press the <U> key to select the AF
mode, then press <0>.
4
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Focus the subject.
Aim the AF point over the subject and
press the shutter button halfway. The
camera will then autofocus in the
selected AF mode.
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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 dot inside the AF point achieving focus
lights briefly in red, and the focus confirmation light <o> in the
viewfinder will also light.
With evaluative metering (p.86), the exposure setting will be set at
the same time focus is achieved.
While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the focus will be
locked. You can then recompose the shot if desired.
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E: Changing the AF ModeN
If focus cannot be achieved, the focus confirmation light <o> in the
viewfinder will blink. If this occurs, a picture cannot be taken even if the
shutter button is pressed completely. Recompose the picture and try to
focus again. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p.202).
If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable], the beeper will not sound when
focus is achieved.
AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects
This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance
keeps changing. While you hold down the shutter button halfway,
the subject will be focused continuously.
The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.
When the AF point selection (p.68) is automatic, the camera first
uses the center AF point to focus. During autofocusing, if the subject
moves away from the center AF point, focus tracking continues as
long as the subject is covered by another AF point.
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With AI Servo AF, the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved.
Also, the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.
AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode
AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo
AF automatically if the still subject starts moving.
After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode, if the subject
starts moving, the camera will detect the movement and change the
AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.
When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode
active, the beeper will sound softly. However, the focus confirmation light
<o> in the viewfinder will not light.
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S Selecting the AF PointN
In the Basic Zone modes, all the AF points are active. Generally, the AF
point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Therefore,
the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want.
With the <d> (Program AE), <s>, <f>, and <a> modes, you can
select one AF point to focus where you want.
1
Press the <S> button. (9)
X The selected AF point will be
displayed on the LCD monitor and in
the viewfinder.
When all AF points light up, automatic
AF point selection will be set.
the AF point.
2 Select
Press the <S> key to select the AF
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point.
While looking at the viewfinder, you
can select the AF point by turning the
<6> dial until the desired AF point
lights in red.
Pressing <0> toggles the AF point
selection between the center AF point
and automatic AF point selection.
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the subject.
3 Focus
Aim the selected AF point over the
subject and press the shutter button
halfway to focus.
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S Selecting the AF PointN
Shooting Tips
When shooting a portrait up close, use One-Shot AF and focus
the eyes.
If you focus the eyes first, you can then recompose and the face will
remain sharp.
If it is difficult to focus, select and use the center AF point.
The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points.
Also, with a fast lens from f/1.0 to f/2.8, high-precision focusing is
possible with the center AF point.
To make it easier to focus a moving subject, set the camera to
automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.
First use the center AF point to focus. If the subject moves away
from the center AF point, the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically.
MF: Manual Focusing
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Set the lens focus mode switch to
<MF>.
Focus the subject.
Focusing ring
Focus by turning the lens focusing
ring until the subject looks sharp in
the viewfinder.
If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing, the AF point
achieving focus flashes in red briefly, the beeper sounds, and the focus
confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light.
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i Continuous ShootingN
You can shoot up to about 3.7 shots per sec. This is effective for
shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial
expressions.
1 Press the <YiQ> button.
<i>.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select <i>,
then press <0>.
3
Shooting Tips
Take the picture.
The camera shoots continuously
while you hold down the shutter
button fully.
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Also set the AF mode matching the subject.
• For moving subject
When AI Servo AF is set, focusing will be continuous during
continuous shooting.
• For still subjects
When One-Shot AF is set, the camera will focus only once during
continuous shooting.
Flash can also be used.
Since the flash will require recycling time, the continuous shooting
speed will be slower.
If the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise
reduction] (p.193) is set to [2: Strong], the maximum continuous
shooting burst will greatly decrease.
In AI Servo AF mode, the continuous shooting speed may become
slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used.
The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light.
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j Using the Self-timer
1 Press the <YiQ> button.
the self-timer.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select the
desired self-timer, then press <0>.
Q: 10-sec. self-timer
The remote control can also be
used. (p.204)
l: 2-sec. self-timerN (p.106)
q: 10-sec. self-timer plus
continuous shots
Press the <V> key to set the
number of multiple shots (2 to 10)
to be taken with the self-timer.
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picture.
3 TakeLookthethrough
the viewfinder, focus the subject,
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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 monitor.
X Two seconds before the picture is
taken, the self-timer lamp will stay on
and the beeper will sound faster.
With <q>, the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending
on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.
After taking self-timer shots, you should check the image for proper focus
and exposure (p.58).
If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter
button, attach the eyepiece cover (p.205). If stray light enters the
viewfinder when the picture is taken, it may throw off the exposure.
When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself, use focus lock (p.48) on
an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.
To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the <YiQ> button.
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3 Setting the Image-recording Quality
You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. 17.9, 8.0,
or 4.5 megapixels) and the image quality.
1
Select [Quality].
Under the [1] tab, select [Quality],
then press <0>.
X [Quality] will appear.
the image-recording quality.
2 Select
For your reference, the respective
quality’s megapixel count (***M),
image size in pixels (****x****), and
the number of possible shots [***] will
be displayed. Select the desired
quality, then press <0>.
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Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.)
Quality
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High quality
Medium quality JPEG
Low quality
1
1+73
High quality
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Pixels
Recorded
Approx. 17.9
megapixels
(18M)
Approx. 8.0
megapixels
(8M)
Approx. 4.5
megapixels
(4.5M)
Approx. 17.9
megapixels
(18M)
File Size
(MB)
Possible Maximum
Shots
Burst
6.4
570
34
3.2
1120
1120
3.4
1070
1070
1.7
2100
2100
2.2
1670
1670
1.1
3180
3180
24.5
150
6
24.5+6.4
110
3
* Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card, ISO 100, and
Standard Picture Style.
* The file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst will
vary depending on the subject, card brand, ISO speed, Custom
Functions, and other settings.
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3 Setting the Image-recording Quality
FAQ
I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper
size for printing.
Refer to the diagram on the left when
Paper size
choosing the image-recording quality. If
A3 (42x29.7cm/16.5x11.7in.)
you want to crop the image, selecting a
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higher quality (more pixels) such as 73,
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A4 (29.7x21cm/
1
83, 1, or 1+73 is recommended.
11.7x8.3in.)
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86
74
84
1+73
17.8x12.7cm/7.0x5.0in.
14.8x10cm/5.8x3.9in.
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What’s the difference between 7 and 8?
It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression
rate. Even with the same number of pixels, the 7 image has higher
image quality. If 8 is selected, the image quality will be slightly lower,
but more images can be saved to the card.
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I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.
Depending on the shooting conditions, you may be able to take
more shots than was indicated. Or, it might be fewer than indicated.
The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.
Does the camera display the maximum burst?
The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. Since
it is only a single-digit indicator 0 - 9, any number higher than 9 will
be displayed only as “9.” Note that this number will also be displayed
even when no card is installed in the camera. Be careful not to shoot
without a card in the camera.
When should I use 1?
1 images require processing with your computer. For details, see
“About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.
Other than 1, the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used
in digital cameras.
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3 Setting the Image-recording Quality
About 1
1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.
Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional
(provided) so they can be displayed on the computer, they also offer flexibility
for image adjustments possible only with 1. 1 is effective when you
want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.
About 1+73
1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. The two
images are saved to the card simultaneously. The two images will be saved
in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .JPG for JPEG
and .CR2 for RAW). 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a
computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.
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1 image
0001 . CR2
73 image
0001 . JPG
File number
File extension
1, 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s
[High ISO speed noise reduction]
Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed
noise reduction] (p.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are
applied to the recorded images, the images are displayed without noise
reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen)
or direct printing. (Noise may be noticeable in the images.) You can check
the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo
Professional (provided software).
Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.
Using the provided software is recommended.
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain image effects matching
your photographic expression or the subject.
1
Press the <XA> button.
X [Picture Style] will appear.
a Picture Style.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select a
Picture Style, then press <0>.
the picture.
3 TakeFocus
and press the shutter button
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completely. The picture will be taken
with the selected Picture Style
applied.
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Picture Style Effects
P Standard (C: Standard)
The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. This is a general-purpose
Picture Style suitable for most scenes.
Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones)
For nice skin tones. The image looks softer. Effective for close-ups
of women or children. This Picture Style is also selected
automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.
By changing the [Color tone] (p.92), you can adjust the skin tone.
R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens)
For vivid blues and greens, and very sharp and crisp images.
Effective for impressive landscapes. This Picture Style is also
selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>.
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
S Neutral
This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with
their computer. For natural colors and subdued images.
U Faithful
This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with
their computer. When the subject is captured under a color
temperature of 5200K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match
the subject’s color. The image is dull and subdued.
V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image)
Creates black-and-white images.
Other than with 1, the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to
color. If you want to later shoot pictures in color, make sure the
[Monochrome] setting has been canceled. When [Monochrome] is
selected, <0> will appear in the viewfinder.
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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.91). Any User
Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same
settings as the Standard Picture Style.
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Advanced Shooting
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This chapter builds on the previous chapter and
introduces more ways to shoot creatively.
The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s>
<f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. Except for
<8>, all the shooting modes can be used in
combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3.
The second half of this chapter, starting with “Changing the
Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the
exposure and the Picture Styles. All the functions
introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d>
(Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3.
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c About the Main Dial Pointer
The pointer icon <c> displayed
together with the shutter speed, aperture
setting, or exposure compensation
amount indicates that you can turn the
<6> dial to adjust the respective
setting.
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s: Action Shots
You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s>
(Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial.
* <s> stands for Time value.
Frozen action
(Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.)
1
Blurred motion
(Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.)
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
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the desired shutter speed.
2 SetSee
“Shooting Tips” for advice on
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setting the shutter speed.
Turning the <6> dial to the right
sets a faster shutter speed, and
turning it to the left sets a slower one.
the picture.
3 TakeWhen
you focus and press the
shutter button completely, the picture
will be taken at the selected shutter
speed.
Shutter Speed Display
The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. However, the
viewfinder displays only the denominator. Also, “0"5” indicates 0.5 sec. and
“15"” is 15 sec.
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s: Action Shots
Shooting Tips
To freeze the action or moving subject.
Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. to 1/500 sec.
To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast
movement.
Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 1/30 sec. Follow
the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter
button to take the picture. If you use a telephoto lens, hold it steady
to prevent camera shake.
How to blur a flowing river or water fountain.
Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. or slower. Use a tripod to
prevent camera shake.
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Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not
blink in the viewfinder.
If you press the shutter button halfway and change
the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed,
the aperture display will also change to maintain the
same exposure (amount of light reaching the image
sensor). If you exceed the adjustable aperture
range, the aperture display will blink to indicate that
the standard exposure cannot be obtained.
If the exposure will be too dark, the maximum aperture (smallest
number) will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the left to
set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed.
If the exposure will be too bright, the minimum aperture (highest
number) will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the right to
set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed.
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Using the Built-in Flash
To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set
automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set
aperture. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. to 30 sec.
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f: Changing the Depth of Field
To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look
sharp, set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the
depth of field (range of acceptable focus).
* <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside
the lens.
Sharp foreground and background
(With a high aperture f-number: f/32)
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Blurred background
(With a low aperture f-number: f/5.6)
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Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
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desired aperture.
2 SetThethehigher
the aperture f-number, the
sharper the picture will look with a
wider depth of field.
Turning the <6> dial to the right will
set a higher f-number, and turning it
to the left will set a lower f-number.
the picture.
3 TakeFocus
and press the shutter button
completely. The picture will be taken
with the selected aperture.
Aperture Display
The higher the f-number, the smaller the aperture opening will be. The
apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. If no lens is attached to
the camera, “00” will be displayed for the aperture.
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f: Changing the Depth of Field
Shooting Tips
When using an aperture with a high f-number, note that camera
shake can occur in low light scenes.
A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower.
Under low light, the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. In such
cases, increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a
tripod.
The depth of field depends not only on the aperture, but also
the lens and subject distance.
Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of
acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus), you need
not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the
foreground to the background. On the other hand, a telephoto lens
has a narrow depth of field.
And the closer the subject, the narrower the depth of field. A farther
subject will have a wider depth of field.
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Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not
blink in the viewfinder.
If you press the shutter button halfway and change
the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed,
the shutter speed display will also change to
maintain the same exposure (amount of light
reaching the image sensor). If you exceed the
adjustable shutter speed range, the shutter speed
display will blink to indicate that the standard
exposure cannot be obtained.
If the picture will be too dark, the “30"” (30 sec.) shutter speed
display will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the left to set
a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed.
If the picture will be too bright, the “4000” (1/4000 sec.) shutter
speed display will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the
right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed.
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f: Changing the Depth of Field
Using the Built-in Flash
To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set
automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). The
shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 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.
If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used, set the [7 Custom
Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/
200-1/60 sec. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. (fixed)] (p.192).
Depth of Field PreviewN
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Press the depth-of-field preview button
to stop down to the lens’s current
aperture setting. You can then check the
depth of field (range of acceptable focus)
through the viewfinder.
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The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you
change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.112).
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a: Manual Exposure
You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired.
With flash, the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the
aperture that was set. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200
sec. to 1/30 sec. or to bulb.
* <a> stands for Manual.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
the shutter speed and
2 Set
aperture.
<6>
To set the shutter speed, turn the
<6> dial.
To set the aperture, hold down the
<O> button and turn the <6>
dial.
<O> + <6>
Standard exposure index
Exposure level mark
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the exposure and take the
3 Set
picture.
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The exposure level indicator in the
viewfinder indicates the exposure
level up to ±2 stops from the standard
exposure index at the center. While
you change the shutter speed and
aperture, the exposure level mark will
move. You can decide which
exposure level to set. If the amount
set exceeds ±2 stops, the end of the
exposure level indicator will display
<I> or <J>.
If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) is set to anything other than
[Disable], the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been
set.
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a: Manual Exposure
Bulb Exposures
In step 2 on the preceding page, turn the
<6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. A
bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for
as long as you hold down the shutter
button. It can be used to photograph
fireworks, etc. The elapsed exposure
time will be displayed on the LCD
monitor.
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Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual, the image might
look a little grainy.
You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)]
menu’s [Long exp. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.193).
For bulb exposures, using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.204, 205) is
recommended.
You can also use a remote controller (sold separately, p.204) 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.
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8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE
Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically.
All the AF points will function to detect the subject, and the aperture
required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically.
* <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. This mode sets the depth of field
automatically.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <8>.
the subject.
2 Focus
Aim the AF points over the subjects
and press the shutter button halfway
(0).
All the subjects covered by the AF
points flashing in red will be in focus.
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3 Take the picture.
FAQ
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The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks.
The exposure is correct, but the desired depth of field cannot be
obtained. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from
the subjects.
The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks.
If the “30"” shutter speed blinks, it means that the subject is too dark.
Increase the ISO speed. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks, it means
that the subject is too bright. Decrease the ISO speed.
A slow shutter speed has been set.
Use a tripod to steady the camera.
I want to use flash.
Flash can be used, however, the result will be the same as using the
<d> mode with flash. The desired depth of field will not be obtained.
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q Changing the Metering ModeN
The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the
correct exposure. Normally, evaluative metering is recommended.
1
Select [Metering mode].
Under the [2] tab, select [Metering
mode], then press <0>.
the metering mode.
2 SetPress
the <U> key to select the
metering mode, then press <0>.
q Evaluative metering
This is an all-around metering mode suited for
portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera
sets the exposure automatically to suit the
scene. This metering mode is set automatically
in Basic Zone modes.
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w Partial metering
Effective when the background is much brighter
than the subject due to backlighting, etc. The
gray area in the figure is where the brightness is
metered to obtain the standard exposure.
r Spot metering
This is for metering a specific part of the subject
or scene. The gray area in the left figure is
where the brightness is metered to obtain the
standard exposure. This metering mode is for
advanced users.
e Center-weighted average metering
The brightness is metered at the center and
then averaged for the entire scene. This
metering mode is for advanced users.
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Setting Exposure CompensationN
O Setting Exposure Compensation
Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as
desired. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). Although
you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, the
exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to
±2 stops. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops, you should
follow the instructions for [2 Exp. comp./AEB] on page 89.
Increased exposure for a brighter image
Making it brighter:
Hold down the <O> button and
turn the <6> dial to the right.
(Increased exposure)
Making it darker:
Hold down the <O> button and
turn the <6> dial to the left.
(Decreased exposure)
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Decreased exposure for a darker image
Dark exposure
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X As shown in the figure, the exposure
level is displayed on the LCD monitor
and in the viewfinder.
After taking the picture, hold down
the <O> button and turn the
<6> dial to reset the exposure
compensation to zero.
Brighter with increased exposure
If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops, the end of the exposure level indicator
will display <I> or <J>.
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Setting Exposure CompensationN
y Flash Exposure CompensationN
Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject
does not come out as desired. You can set the flash exposure
compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
1
Display the Quick Control screen.
With the shooting settings displayed,
press the <Q> button (p.38).
X The Quick Control screen will activate
(7).
[y].
2 Select
Press the <S> key to select [y*].
X [Flash exposure comp.] will be
displayed at the bottom.
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the flash exposure
3 Set
compensation amount.
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To make the flash exposure brighter, turn the
<6> dial to the right. (Increased exposure)
Or to make it darker, turn the <6> dial to
the left. (Decreased exposure)
X When you press the shutter button halfway, the <y> will appear in
the viewfinder.
After taking the picture, do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash
exposure compensation amount to zero.
If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) is set to anything other than
[Disable], the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure
compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.
You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the
[1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. setting] option. Select
[Flash exp. comp] (p.149).
The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. comp./
AEB] menu (p.89).
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3 Auto Exposure BracketingN
This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the
exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop
increments) as shown below. You can then choose the best exposure.
This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing).
Standard exposure
Darker exposure
(Decreased exposure)
1
Brighter exposure
(Increased exposure)
Select [Expo. comp./AEB].
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Under the [2] tab, select [Expo.
comp./AEB], then press <0>.
the AEB amount.
2 SetTurn
the <6> dial to set the AEB
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AEB amount
amount.
Press the <U> key to set the
exposure compensation amount. If
AEB is combined with exposure
compensation, AEB will be applied
centering on the exposure
compensation amount.
Press <0> to set it.
When you press the shutter button
halfway, the AEB amount will be
displayed on the LCD monitor.
the picture.
3 TakeFocus
and press the shutter button
completely. The three bracketed
shots will be taken in this sequence:
Standard exposure, decreased
exposure, and increased exposure.
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3 Auto Exposure BracketingN
Canceling AEB
Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.
The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is
set to <2>, flash recycling is complete, etc.
Shooting Tips
Using AEB with continuous shooting.
If <i> continuous shooting (p.70) has been set and you press the
shutter button completely, the three bracketed shots will be taken
continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure, decreased
exposure, and increased exposure.
Using AEB with <u> single shooting.
Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed
shots. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following
sequence: Standard exposure, decreased exposure, and increased
exposure.
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Using AEB with exposure compensation.
Centering on the exposure compensation amount, AEB will be
applied.
Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.
With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>), you
can take three continuous shots. With <q> set, the number of
continuous shots will be three times the number set (p.57).
Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.
If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) menu is set to other than
[Disable], the AEB’s effect might be minimal.
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A Customizing a Picture StyleN
You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters
like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To see the resulting effects, take test
shots. To customize [Monochrome], see page 93.
1
Select [Picture Style].
Under the [2] tab, select [Picture
Style], then press <0>.
X The Picture Style selection screen will
appear.
a Picture Style.
2 Select
Select a Picture Style, then press the
<B> button.
X The Detail set. screen will appear.
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a parameter.
3 Select
X Select a parameter such as
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[Sharpness], then press <0>.
the parameter.
4 SetPress
the <U> key to adjust 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.
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A Customizing a Picture StyleN
Parameter Settings and Effects
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
To make it less sharp, set it toward the E end. The closer it is to E,
the softer the image will look.
To make it sharper, set it toward the F end. The closer it is to F, the
sharper the image will look.
Contrast
Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors.
To decrease the contrast, set it toward the minus end. The closer it is
to G, the blander the image will look.
To increase the contrast, set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to
H, the crisper the image will look.
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Saturation
The image’s color saturation can be adjusted.
To decrease the color saturation, set it toward the minus end.
The closer it is to G, the more diluted the colors will look.
To increase the color saturation, set it toward the plus end. The
closer it is to H, the bolder the colors will look.
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Color tone
The skin tones can be adjusted.
To make the skin tone redder, set it toward the minus end. The closer
it is to G, the redder the skin tone will look.
To make the skin tone less red, set it toward the plus end. The closer
it is to H, the more yellow the skin tone will look.
By selecting [Default set.] in step 3, you can revert the respective
Picture Style to its default parameter settings.
The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in
the <C> (Creative Auto) mode.
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A Customizing a Picture StyleN
Monochrome Adjustment
For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in
addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding
page.
kFilter Effect
With a filter effect applied to a
monochrome image, you can make
white clouds or green trees stand out
more.
Filter
Sample Effects
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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 look fine. Tree leaves will look crisper and
brighter.
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Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced.
lToning Effect
By applying a toning effect, you can
create a monochrome image in that
color. It can make the image look more
impressive.
The following can be selected: [N:None]
[S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple]
[G:Green].
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A Registering a Picture StyleN
You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape],
adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1],
[User Def. 2], or [User Def. 3].
You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for
sharpness and contrast are different. You can also adjust the
parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera
with the provided software.
1
Select [Picture Style].
Under the [2] tab, select [Picture
Style], then press <0>.
X The Picture Style selection screen will
appear.
[User Def.].
2 Select
Select [User Def. *], then press the
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<B> button.
X The Detail set. screen will appear.
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<0>.
3 Press
With [Picture Style] selected, press
<0>.
the base Picture Style.
4 Select
Press the <V> key to select the
base Picture Style, then press <0>.
To adjust the parameters of a Picture
Style which has been registered to
the camera with the provided
software, select the Picture Style
here.
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a parameter.
5 Select
Select a parameter such as
[Sharpness], then press <0>.
the parameter.
6 SetPress
the <U> key to adjust the
parameter as desired, then press
<0>.
For details, see “Customizing a
Picture Style” on pages 91-93.
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Press the <M> button to register
the new Picture Style. The Picture
Style selection screen will then
reappear.
X The base Picture Style will be
indicated on the right of [User Def. *].
X The name of the Picture Style having
any modified settings (different from
the default) registered under [User
Def. *] will be displayed in blue.
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If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *],
changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter
settings of the registered Picture Style.
If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.144), all the [User Def. *]
settings will revert to the default.
To shoot with the registered Picture Style, follow step 2 on page 75 to select
[User Def. *] and then shoot.
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3 Setting the Color SpaceN
The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this
camera, you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for
captured images. For normal shooting, sRGB is recommended.
In Basic Zone modes, sRGB is set automatically.
1
Select [Color space].
Under the [2] tab, select [Color
space], then press <0>.
the desired color space.
2 SetSelect
[sRGB] or [Adobe RGB], then
press <0>.
About Adobe RGB
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This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other
industrial uses. This setting is not recommended if you do not know
about image processing, Adobe RGB, and Design rule for Camera File
System 2.0 (Exif 2.21).
The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer
environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for
Camera File System 2.0 (Exif 2.21). Post-processing of the image with
software will therefore be required.
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If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB, the file
name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore).
The ICC profile is not appended. See explanations about the ICC profile
in the Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.
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A AE LockN
Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure
metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure
setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure, then recompose and take
the shot. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects.
1
Focus the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The exposure setting will be
displayed.
the <A> button. (0)
2 Press
X The <A> icon lights in the viewfinder
to indicate that the exposure setting is
locked (AE lock).
Each time you press the <A> button,
it locks the current auto exposure
setting.
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Recompose and take the picture.
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.86)
q*
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AF Point Selection Method (p.68)
Automatic Selection
AE lock is applied at the AF
point that achieved focus.
Manual Selection
AE lock is applied at the
selected AF point.
AE lock is applied at the center AF point.
* When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>, AE lock is applied at the center AF point.
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A FE LockN
FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the
subject. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite.
* FE stands for Flash Exposure.
1
Press the <D> button to pop-up
the built-in flash.
Press the shutter button halfway and
look in the viewfinder to check that
the <D> icon is lit.
Spot metering circle
2 Focus the subject.
the <A> button. (8)
3 Press
Aim the spot-metering circle over the
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subject, then press the <A> button.
X The flash will fire a preflash and the
required flash output is calculated
and retained in memory.
X In the viewfinder, “FEL” is displayed
for a moment and <d> will light.
Each time you press the <A> button,
a preflash is fired and the required
flash output is calculated and retained
in memory.
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the picture.
4 TakeCompose
the shot and press the
shutter button completely.
X The flash is fired to take the picture.
If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash, the
<D> icon will blink. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4.
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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. In Basic Zone modes, <Q> will be set automatically.
the <WB> button.
1 Press
X [White balance] will appear.
the white balance.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select the
desired white balance, then press
<0>.
The “Approx. ****K” (K: Kelvin)
displayed for the selected white
balance <W> <E> <R> <Y>
<U> is the respective color
temperature.
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O Custom White Balance
Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under
the actual light source to be used.
1
Photograph a white object.
The plain, white object should fill the
spot metering circle.
Focus manually and set the standard
exposure for the white object.
You can set any white balance.
Spot metering circle
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B: Setting the White BalanceN
[Custom White Balance].
2 Select
Under the [2] tab, select [Custom
White Balance], then press <0>.
X The custom white balance selection
screen will appear.
the white balance data.
3 Import
Select the image that was captured in
step 1, then press <0>.
X On the dialog screen which appears,
select [OK] and the data will be
imported.
When the menu reappears, press the
<M> button to exit the menu.
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the custom white balance.
4 Select
Press the <WB> button.
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Press the <U> key to select <O>,
then press <0>.
If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off, a correct white balance
might not be obtained.
If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to
[Monochrome] (p.76), it cannot be selected in step 3.
Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can
produce a more accurate white balance.
The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be
registered under <O>. If you do step 3, the data for the registered
personal white balance will be erased.
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2 White Balance CorrectionN
You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment
will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color
temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Each color
can be corrected to one of nine levels.
This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature
conversion or color compensating filters.
White Balance Correction
1
Select [WB Shift/BKT].
Under the [2] tab, select [WB Shift/
BKT], then press <0>.
X The WB correction/WB bracketing
screen will appear.
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the white balance correction.
2 SetPress
the <S> key to move the “ ”
Sample setting: A2, G1
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mark to the desired position.
B is for blue, A is amber, M is
magenta, and G is green. The color in
the respective direction will be
corrected.
On the upper right, “Shift” indicates
the direction and correction amount.
Pressing the <B> button will
cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT]
settings.
Press <0> to exit the setting and
return to the menu.
During the white balance correction, <2> will be displayed in the
viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color
temperature conversion filter. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the
density of a color temperature conversion filter.)
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2 White Balance CorrectionN
White Balance Auto Bracketing
With just one shot, three images having a different color balance 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 <6> 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 <B> button will cancel
all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.
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Press <0> to exit the setting and
return to the menu.
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.
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, the card will take longer to
record the shot.
“BKT” stands for Bracketing.
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3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN
If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low, the brightness and
contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG images, the
correction is done when the image is captured. For RAW images, it can
be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).
The default setting is [Standard].
1
Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer].
Under the [2] tab, select [Auto
Lighting Optimizer], then press
<0>.
the correction setting.
2 SetPress
the <U> key to select the
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desired setting, then press <0>.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
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brightness and contrast corrected if
necessary.
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Sample of corrected brightness
Depending on the shooting conditions, noise might increase.
If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure
compensation, flash exposure compensation, or manual exposure to
darken the exposure, the image might still come out bright. If you want a
darker exposure, set this to [Disable] first.
In Basic Zone modes, [Standard] is set automatically.
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3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
Due to the lens characteristics, the four corners of the picture might look
darker. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination.
With JPEG images, the correction is done when the image is captured.
For RAW images, it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional
(provided software).
The default setting is [Enable].
1
Select [Peripheral illumin.
correct.].
Under the [1] tab, select
[Peripheral illumin. correct.], then
press <0>.
setting.
2 SetOnthethecorrection
screen, check that the
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attached lens’ [Correction data
available] is displayed.
If [Correction data not available] is
displayed, see “About the Lens
Correction Data” on the next page.
Press the <V> key to select
[Enable], then press <0>.
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picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
corrected peripheral illumination.
Correction enabled
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Correction disabled
3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
About the Lens Correction Data
The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction
data for approx. 25 lenses. In step 2, if you select [Enable], the
peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens
whose correction data has been registered in the camera.
With EOS Utility (provided software), you can check which lenses have
their correction data registered in the camera. You can also register the
correction data for unregistered lenses. For details, see the Software
Instruction Manual (CD-ROM) for EOS Utility.
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For JPEG images already captured, lens peripheral illumination
correction cannot be applied.
Depending on shooting conditions, noise might appear on the image
periphery.
When using a non-Canon lens, setting the correction to [Disable] is
recommended, even if [Correction data available] is displayed.
Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is
attached.
If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the
camera, the result will be the same as when the correction is set to
[Disable].
The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum
correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided
software).
If the lens does not have distance information, the correction amount will
be lower.
The higher the ISO speed, the lower the correction amount will be.
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Preventing Camera ShakeN
The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can
blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens.
In such cases, mirror lockup is effective.
Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions
(C.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p.195).
1 Focus the subject, press the shutter button completely.
X The mirror will swing up.
2 Press the shutter button completely again.
X The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down.
Shooting Tips
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Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup.
When you press the shutter button completely, the mirror locks up,
then the picture is taken 2 sec. later.
Remote control shooting.
Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken, remote
control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent
camera shake. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. delay,
press the transmit button, the mirror will lockup and the picture will
be taken 2 sec. later.
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Do not point the camera toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the
camera’s internal components.
If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure,
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.
Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set, single shooting will
take effect.
If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up, it will go back down
automatically. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the
mirror again.
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Shooting with the LCD Monitor
(Live View Shooting)
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You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s
LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting.”
Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do
not move.
If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the
LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images.
Using a tripod is recommended.
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About Remote Live View Shooting
With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer, you
can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while
viewing the computer screen. For details, see the Software
Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
The Live View image will closely
reflect the brightness level of the
actual image you capture.
The image’s field of view is approx.
100%.
the subject.
2 Focus
Before shooting, focus with AF or
manual focus (p.113-120).
When you press the shutter button
halfway, the camera will focus with
the current AF mode.
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the picture.
3 TakePress
the shutter button completely.
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X The picture will be taken and the
captured image is displayed on the
LCD monitor.
X After the image review ends, the
camera will return to Live View
shooting automatically.
Press the <A> button to end the
Live View shooting.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
To Enable Live View Shooting
Under [6 Live View function settings],
set [Live View shoot.] to [Enable].
Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. number of shots]
Temperature
Shooting Conditions
No Flash
50% Flash Use
At 23°C / 73°F
200
180
At 0°C / 32°F
170
150
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The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA
(Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 1 hr. 30 min. at 23°C/
73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8).
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During Live View shooting, do not point the lens toward the sun. The
sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.
Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.
When flash is used, there will be two shutter sounds, but only one shot will
be taken.
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About the Information Display
Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will
change.
AF point (Quick mode)
Magnifying frame
White balance
Picture Style
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Histogram
Image-recording
quality
AEB
FEB
Drive mode
AF mode
•d : Live mode
•c : Face detection
Live mode
•f : Quick mode
Shutter speed
AE lock
Aperture
Flash-ready
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Exposure
simulation
Battery check
Highlight tone
priority
ISO speed
Shots remaining
Flash exposure compensation
Exposure level indicator/
AEB range
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 not being
displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.
However, the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.
If flash is used or bulb is set, the <g> icon and histogram will be
grayed out (for your reference). The histogram might not be properly
displayed in low- or bright-light conditions.
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Shooting Function Settings
Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here.
Q Quick Control
While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the <Q>
button will enable you to set the image-recording quality, drive mode,
and AF mode. In Creative Zone modes, you can also set the white
balance, Picture Style, and Auto Lighting Optimizer.
1
Press the <Q> button.
X The settable functions will be
highlighted in blue.
When <f> is selected, the AF
points will also be displayed.
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a function and set it.
2 Select
Press the <S> key to select the
function to be set.
X The setting of the selected function is
displayed at the bottom.
Turn the <6> dial to change the
setting.
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3 Menu Function Settings
The menu options under the [6] tab’s
[Live View function settings] menu are
explained below.
The functions settable in this menu
screen only apply during Live View
shooting. These functions do not take
effect during viewfinder shooting.
Grid display
With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m], you can display grid lines.
Metering timer
You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).
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AF mode
You can select [Live mode] (p.113), [u Live mode] (p.114), or
[Quick mode] (p.118).
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Even while the Live View image is displayed, you can still set <M>
functions and execute playback <x>. If you select [y Dust Delete
Data], [6 Sensor cleaning], [7 Clear settings], or [7 Firmware
Ver.], the Live View shooting will be terminated.
The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View
shooting.
In Creative Zone modes, 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.
Using <8> will be the same as using <d>.
If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period, the power will turn
off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.139). If [5 Auto
power off] is set to [Off], the Live View shooting will stop automatically
after 30 min. (camera power remains on).
With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately), you can
display the Live View image on a TV (p.167, 169).
You can also use a remote controller (sold separately, p.204) for Live
View shooting.
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Using AF to Focus
Selecting the AF Mode
The AF modes available are [Live mode], [u Live mode] (face
detection, p.114), and [Quick mode] (p.118).
If you want to achieve precise focus, set the lens focus mode switch to
<MF>, magnify the image, and focus manually (p.120).
Select the AF mode.
Under [6 Live View function
settings], select [AF mode].
While the Live View image is
displayed, you can press the <Q>
button to select the AF mode on the
Quick Control screen.
Live Mode: d
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The image sensor is used to focus. Although AF is possible with the
Live View image displayed, the AF operation will take longer than
with the Quick mode. Also, achieving focus may be more difficult than
with the Quick mode.
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AF point
Display the Live View image.
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
X The AF point < > will appear.
the AF point.
2 Move
Press the <S> key to move the AF
point to where you want to focus (it
cannot go to the edges of the picture).
To return the AF point to the center,
press the <L> button.
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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.108).
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With the same AF method as the Live mode, human faces are detected
and focused. Have the target person face the camera.
Display the Live View image.
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
When a face is detected, the <p>
frame will appear over the face to be
focused.
If multiple faces are detected, <q>
will be displayed. Press the <U>
key to move the <q> frame over
the target face.
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the subject.
2 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway and
the camera will focus the face
covered by the <p> frame.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
X If focus is not achieved, the AF point
will turn orange.
If a face cannot be detected, the AF
point < > will be displayed and AF
will be executed at the center.
the picture.
3 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
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press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.108).
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If the focus is way off, face detection will not be possible. If the lens
enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to
<f>, turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. The face will then be
detected and <p> will be displayed.
An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.
Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture,
too bright or too dark, titled horizontally or diagonally, or partially hidden.
The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face.
When you press the <L> button, the AF mode will switch to the Live mode
(p.113). You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. Press the <L>
button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode.
Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the
picture, the <p> will be grayed out. Then if you press the shutter button
halfway, the center AF point < > will be used to focus.
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Using AF to Focus
Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes
AF operation
Focusing will take slightly longer.
Even when focus has been 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 might flicker and focusing can be difficult. If this happens,
stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light
source first.
If you press the <u> button in the Live mode, the image will be
magnified at the AF point. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view,
return to the normal view and autofocus. Note that the AF speed
may differ between the normal and magnified views.
If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify
the image, the focus might be off.
In the u Live mode, pressing the <u> button will not magnify the
image.
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In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode, if you shoot a
peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus, aim the
center AF point over the subject to focus, then take the picture.
The AF-assist beam will not be emitted.
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Using AF to Focus
Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult:
Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color, flat
surfaces.
Subjects in low light.
Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the
horizontal direction.
Under a light source whose brightness, color, or pattern keeps
changing.
Night scenes or points of light.
Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers.
Extremely small subjects.
Subjects at the edge of the picture.
Subjects strongly reflecting light.
The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an
animal in a cage).
Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep
still due to camera shake or subject blur.
A subject approaching or moving away from the camera.
Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus.
Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.
A special effects filter is used.
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Using AF to Focus
Quick Mode: f
The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode
(p.66), using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting.
Although you can focus the target area quickly, the Live View image
will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.
AF point
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <A> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
The small boxes on the screen are
the AF points, and the larger box is
the magnifying frame.
Magnifying frame
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2 Select
When you press the <Q> button, the
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Quick Control screen will appear.
X The settable functions will be
highlighted in blue.
Press the <U> key to make the AF
point selectable.
Turn the <6> dial to select the AF
point.
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the subject.
3 Focus
Aim the AF point over the subject and
press the shutter button halfway.
X The Live View image will turn off, the
reflex mirror will go back down, and
AF will be executed.
X When focus is achieved, the beeper
will sound and the Live View image
will reappear.
X The AF point used to focus will light in
red.
the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
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press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.108).
You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture only while
the Live View image is displayed.
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Focusing Manually
You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually.
1
Set the lens focus mode switch to
<MF>.
Turn the lens focusing ring to focus
roughly.
the magnifying frame.
2 Move
Press the <S> key to move the
Magnifying frame
magnifying frame to the position
where you want to focus.
To return the magnifying frame to the
center, press the <L> button.
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the image.
3 Magnify
Press the <u> button.
X The part within the magnifying frame
will be magnified.
Each time you press the <u> button,
the view will change as follows:
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5x
10x
Normal view
manually.
4 Focus
While looking at the magnified image,
AE lock
Magnified area position
Magnification
turn the lens focusing ring to focus.
After achieving focus, press the <u>
button to return to the normal view.
the picture.
5 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button to take the
picture (p.108).
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Notes About the Live View Image
Under low or bright light conditions, the Live View image might not reflect
the brightness of the captured image.
If the light source within the image changes, the screen might flicker. If
this happens, stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual
light source to be used.
If you point the camera in a different direction, it might throw off the Live
View image’s correct brightness momentarily. Wait until the brightness
level stabilizes before shooting.
If there is a very bright light source in the picture, such as the sun, the
bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. However, the actual
captured image will correctly show the bright area.
In low light, if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting,
chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. However, the
chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image.
When you magnify the image, the image sharpness may look more
pronounced than it really is.
About the <E> icon
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If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high, the <E> icon may
appear on the screen. If you then continue with Live View shooting, the
image quality might degrade. You should stop Live View shooting and
allow the camera to rest.
If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed
and the camera’s internal temperature increases, the Live View shooting
will stop automatically. Live View shooting will be disabled until the
camera’s internal temperature decreases.
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Notes About the Shooting Results
When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long
period, the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can
degrade image quality. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting
images.
Before taking a long exposure, stop Live View shooting temporarily and
wait several minutes before shooting. This is to prevent image
degradation.
Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may
cause noise or irregular colors.
When you shoot at high ISO speeds, noise (banding, dots of light, etc.)
may appear.
If you take the picture during magnified view, the exposure might not
come out as desired. Return to the normal view before taking the picture.
During the magnified view, the shutter speed and aperture will be
displayed in red. Even if you take the picture during magnified view, the
image will be captured in the normal view.
If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) menu is set to anything
other than [Disable], the image may look bright even if a decreased
exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.
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Custom Function Notes
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During Live View shooting, certain Custom Function settings will be
disabled (p.191).
Notes About Lenses and Flash
The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used.
FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is
used. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is
used.
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Shooting Movies
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Set the Mode Dial to <k> to
shoot movies. The movie
recording format will be MOV.
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Cards which can record movies
When shooting movies, use a large-capacity SD card rated SD
Speed Class 6 “
” or higher.
If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie
might not be recorded properly. And if you playback a movie on a
card having a slow reading speed, the movie might not playback
properly.
To check the card’s read/write speed, refer to the card
manufacturer’s Web site.
About Full HD 1080
Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning
lines).
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k Shooting Movies
Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback
movies (p.167, 169).
Autoexposure Shooting
1
Set the Mode Dial to <k>.
X The reflex mirror will make a sound,
then the image will appear on the
LCD monitor.
the subject.
2 Focus
Before shooting a movie, autofocus
or manual focus (p.113-120).
When you press the shutter button
halfway, the camera will focus with
the current AF mode.
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the movie.
3 Shooting
Press the <A> button to start
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shooting a movie. To stop movie
shooting, press <A> again.
X While the movie is being shot, the
“o” mark will be displayed on the
upper right of the screen.
During movie shooting, do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun’s
heat can damage the camera’s internal components.
Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.
If necessary, also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages
121 and 122.
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One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.
During movie shooting, the top, bottom, left, and right parts of the screen
will have a semi-transparent mask. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec.
size] setting (p.131). If you use Movie crop, the unrecorded image areas
will be displayed in black mask.
AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p.97). To cancel AE
lock during movie shooting, press the <S> button.
The ISO speed, shutter speed, and aperture are set automatically.
By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial, you can
set the exposure compensation.
Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and
aperture (p.126) on the screen’s bottom left. This is the exposure setting
for taking a still photo.
Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.16).
Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external
microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.5mm dia.) to the
camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.16).
The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.
With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8, the total shooting time will be
as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 1 hr. 40 min., At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 1
hr. 20 min.
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About the Information Display
Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will
change.
Movie shooting remaining time*/
Elapsed time
AF point (Quick mode)
Frame rate
Magnifying frame
Recording
movie
White balance
Picture Style
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Image-recording
quality
Movie-recording
size
AF mode
•d : Live mode
•c : Face detection
Live mode
•f : Quick mode
Shutter speed
AE lock
Aperture
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Battery check
Exposure mode
L: Autoexposure
K: Manual
exposure
ISO speed
Possible shots
Exposure compensation amount
* Applies to a single movie clip.
If there is no card in the camera, the movie shooting remaining time will
be displayed in red.
When movie shooting starts, the movie shooting remaining time will
change to the elapsed time.
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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 <k>.
X The reflex mirror will make a sound,
then the image will appear on the
LCD monitor.
[Movie exposure].
2 Select
Under the [o] tab, select [Movie
exposure], then press <0>.
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[Manual].
3 Select
Select [Manual], then press <0>.
<6>
<O> + <6>
Set the shutter speed and
aperture.
To set the shutter speed, turn the
<6> dial. The settable shutter
speeds depend on the frame rate
<9>.
•8/7
: 1/4000 sec. - 1/60 sec.
• 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. - 1/30 sec.
To set the aperture, hold down the
<O> button and turn the <6> dial.
the ISO speed.
5 SetPress
the <Z> button and use
either <6> or <U> key to select
the ISO speed.
• Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 - 6400
• Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 - 6400
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and shoot the movie.
6 Focus
The procedure is the same as steps 2
and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting”
(p.124).
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With manual exposure shooting, AE lock and exposure compensation
cannot be set.
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.
If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom, you should
not zoom while shooting a movie. Zooming while shooting a movie may
record changes in the exposure.
If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting, the movie image might
flicker.
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With Auto ISO, the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even
if the light level changes.
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 playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p.173), the
shooting mode, shutter speed, and aperture will not be displayed. The
image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the
movie shooting.
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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
The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask.
If you take a still photo during movie shooting, the movie will have 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 card will record the movie and still photo as separate files.
Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Other
functions will be the same as for movie shooting.
Function
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Settings
Image-recording quality
As set in the [1 Quality] menu.
Exposure setting
Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set
manually for manual exposures).
Displayed when the shutter button is pressed
halfway.
AEB
Canceled
Drive mode
Single shooting (Self-timer not possible)
Flash
Flash off
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Shooting Function Settings
Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here.
Q Quick Control
While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the <Q>
button will enable you to set the white balance, Picture Style, Auto
Lighting Optimizer, image-recording quality (for still photos), movierecording size, and AF mode.
1
Press the <Q> button.
X The settable functions will be
highlighted in blue.
When <f> is selected, the AF
points will also be displayed.
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a function and set it.
2 Select
Press the <S> key to select the
function to be set.
X The name of the selected function is
displayed at the bottom.
Turn the <6> dial to change the
setting.
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The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes.
3 Menu Function Settings
Display the movie menu.
The menu options under the [n] and
[o] tabs are explained below.
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[n] Menu
Movie-recording size
You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9]
(frames recorded per second). The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the
[Movie rec. size] screen switches automatically depending on the
[6 Video system] setting.
• Image size
[1920x1080]
[1280x720]
[640x480]
: Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality.
: HD (High-Definition) recording quality.
: Standard-definition recording quality. The
aspect ratio will be 4:3.
[Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. The aspect
ratio will be 4:3. It will give a telephoto effect of
about 7x. This shooting mode is called Movie crop.
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• Frame rate (fps: frames per second)
[8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North
America, Japan, Korea, Mexico, etc.).
[7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe,
Russia, China, Australia, etc.).
[4]
: Mainly for motion pictures.
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Notes for Movie crop
Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake.
The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing.
Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode], it will switch
automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Also, in [Live
mode], the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes.
Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording
sizes.
Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far
subject.
Still photos cannot be taken.
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Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute
Movie-recording
Size
Total Recording Time
File Size
4GB Card
16GB Card
12 min.
49 min.
330 MB/min.
12 min.
49 min.
330 MB/min.
24 min.
1 hr. 39 min.
165 MB/min.
6
[1920x1080]
5
4
[1280x720]
8
7
8
[640x480]
[Crop 640x480] 7
After you start shooting a movie, the movie shooting will stop
automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches
29 min. 59 sec. To start movie shooting again, press the <A> button. (A
new movie file starts being recorded.)
The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left
and right will not be recorded.
With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software), you can
extract a still image from the movie. The still image quality will be as
follows: Approx. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080], approx. 1 megapixel at
[1280x720], and approx. 300,000 pixels at [640x480].
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AF mode
The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. You
can select [Live mode], [u Live mode], or [Quick mode]. Note that
continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible.
AF during k
When [Enable] is set, AF is possible during movie shooting.
However, continuous autofocusing is not possible. If you autofocus
during movie shooting, you might momentarily throw the focus way
off or change the exposure.
If the AF mode is [Quick mode], AF will be executed in Live mode.
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kShutter/AE lock button
You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to
when you press the shutter button halfway.
• AF/AE lock:
Normal function. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF.
Press the <w> button for AE lock.
• AE lock/AF:
Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. For AF, press the
<w> button. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at
different parts of the picture.
• AF/AF lock, no AE lock:
Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. While holding
down the <w> button, press the shutter button to take a still photo
without executing AF. Convenient when you do not want to
autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. AE lock
is not possible.
• AE/AF, no AE lock:
Press the shutter button halfway for metering. For AF, press the
<w> button. AE lock is not possible.
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Remote control shooting
You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately, p.204) to
start and stop the movie shooting. Set the shooting timing switch to
<2>, then press the transmit button. If the switch is set to <o>
(immediate shooting), still photo shooting will take effect.
The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting.
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[o] Menu
Movie exposure
Normally, set this option to [Auto].
Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set
the ISO speed, shutter speed, and aperture for movie shooting
(p.127).
Grid display
With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m], you can display grid lines.
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Metering timer
You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock
time).
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Sound recording
When the sound recording is set to [On], monaural sound will be
recorded with the built-in microphone. Stereo sound recording is
possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially
available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.5mm dia.) to the
camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.16). The sound
recording level will be adjusted automatically.
kHighlight tone priority
This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].
If [Enable] is set, highlight detail will be improved. The dynamic
range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.
The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 - 6400. The Auto Lighting
Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be
changed.
The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live
View shooting.
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[2 Shooting 2] Menu
The functions settable in this menu
screen only apply when the Mode Dial is
set to <k>. These functions do not take
effect in other shooting modes.
Notes on Movie Shooting
Recording and Image Quality
If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer, the Image Stabilizer will
operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway.
The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may
shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible
shots. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary, you
should set the IS switch to <2>.
The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation
noise. If you use a commercially-available external microphone, you can
prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded.
Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the
camera’s external microphone IN terminal.
If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of
the card, the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time
(p.126) will be displayed in red.
If you use a card having a slow writing speed, a five-level
indicator might appear on the right of the screen during
movie shooting. It indicates how much data has not yet been
written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer
memory). The slower the card, the faster the indicator will
climb upward. If the indicator becomes full, movie shooting
Indicator
will stop automatically.
If the card has a fast writing speed, the indicator will either
not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. First, shoot a
few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough.
If you take still photos during movie shooting, the movie shooting might
stop. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this
problem.
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Notes on Movie Shooting
Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation
If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high, the <E> icon may
appear on the screen. When not shooting, turn off the camera.
If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen, the
image quality may be degraded. The image quality of movies is not
affected.
If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the
camera’s internal temperature rises further, the movie shooting will stop
automatically. If this happens, you will not be able to shoot again until the
camera’s internal temperature decreases. Turn off the power and let the
camera rest for a while.
Playback and TV connection
If the brightness changes during movie shooting, that part might look
momentarily still when you playback the movie.
If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.167) and
shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720], the movie being shot will
be displayed at a small size on the TV. However, the actual movie will be
properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set.
If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.167, 169) and shoot a movie,
the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. However, the
sound will be properly recorded.
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Handy Features
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Silencing the Beeper (p.138)
Card Reminder (p.138)
Setting the Image Review Time (p.138)
Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.139)
Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.139)
File Numbering Methods (p.140)
Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.142)
Checking Camera Settings (p.143)
Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.144)
Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically
(p.146)
Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.146)
Setting the Flash (p.147)
Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.150)
Appending Dust Delete Data (p.151)
Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.153)
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Handy Features
3 Silencing the Beeper
You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or
during self-timer operation.
Under the [1] tab, select [Beep], then
press <0>. Select [Disable], then
press <0>.
3 Card Reminder
This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera.
Under the [1] tab, select [Release
shutter without card], then press
<0>. Select [Disable], then press
<0>.
If there is no card installed and you press
the shutter button, “Card” will be
displayed in the viewfinder, and you
cannot release the shutter.
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3 Setting the Image Review Time
You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor
immediately after capture. If [Off] is set, the image will not be displayed
immediately after image capture. If [Hold] is set, the image review will
be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. During the image
review, if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter
button halfway, the image display will end.
Under the [1] tab, select [Image
review], then press <0>. Select the
desired review time, then press <0>.
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Handy Features
3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time
To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after the set
time of idle operation elapses. You can set this auto power-off time.
When the camera has turned off due to auto power off, you can wake
up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the
following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc.
If [Off] has been set, either turn off the camera yourself or press
the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save
battery power.
If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min., the
LCD monitor will turn off automatically. To turn on the LCD monitor
again, press the <B> button.
Under the [5] tab, select [Auto power
off], then press <0>. Select the desired
power-off time, then press <0>.
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3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to
read.
Under the [6] tab, select [LCD
brightness], then press <0>. With the
adjustment screen displayed, press the
<U> key to adjust the brightness, then
press <0>.
When checking the exposure of an
image, set the LCD monitor brightness to
4 and prevent the ambient light from
affecting the reviewed image.
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Handy Features
3 File Numbering Methods
The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The captured
images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and
saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned.
The file number will appear on a computer in this format:
IMG_0001.JPG.
Under the [5] tab, select [File
numbering], then press <0>. The
available settings are described below.
Select one, then press <0>.
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[Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even
after the card is replaced.
Even after you replace the card, the file numbering continues in
sequence up to 9999. This is convenient when you want to save the
images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple
cards into one folder in your computer.
If the replacement card contains images recorded previously, the file
numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering
of the existing images in the card. If you want to use continuous file
numbering, you should use a newly-formatted card each time.
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File numbering after replacing the card
Card-1
Card-2
0051
0052
Next sequential file number
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Handy Features
[Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the
card is replaced.
Each time you replace the card, the file numbering restarts from
0001. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to
cards.
If the replacement card contains images recorded previously, the file
numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering
of the existing images in the card. To restart the file numbering from
0001, you should use a newly-formatted card.
File numbering after replacing the card
Card-1
0051
Card-2
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0001
File numbering is reset
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[Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually 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.
If the file number in folder No. 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.
For both JPEG and RAW images, the file name will start with “IMG_”. Movie
file names will start with “MVI_”. The extension will be “.JPG” for JPEG
images, “.CR2” for RAW images, and “. MOV” for movies.
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3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images
Vertical images are rotated automatically so they
are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD
monitor and computer instead of horizontally. The
setting of this feature can be changed.
Under the [5] tab, select [Auto rotate],
then press <0>. The available settings
are described below. Select one, then
press <0>.
[OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback
on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer.
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[OnD]
: The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the
computer.
[Off]
: The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all.
FAQ
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The vertical image is not rotated during the image review
immediately after it is captured.
Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the
rotated image.
[OnPD] is set, but the image does not rotate during playback.
Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto
rotate] was set to [Off]. Also, if the vertical image is taken while the
camera is pointed up or down, the image might not rotate for
playback. In such a case, see “Rotating the Image” on page 159.
On the camera’s LCD monitor, I want to rotate an image
captured when [OnD] had been set.
Set [OnPD], then playback the image. It will be rotated.
The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen.
The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Use the
software provided with the camera instead.
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B Checking Camera Settings
While the menu is displayed, press the <B> button to display the
camera’s major function settings.
While the menu is displayed, press
the <B> button to display the
settings.
Press the <B> button again to
return to the menu.
Press the shutter button halfway to
return to the shooting settings display.
Settings Display
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Card remaining capacity
Color space (p.96)
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WB correction (p.101)/
WB bracketing (p.102)
Live View shooting (p.107)
Red-eye reduction (p.65)
Auto rotate display (p.142)
LCD monitor auto off (p.146)
Date/Time (p.29)
Beeper (p.138)
Auto power off (p.139)
Sensor cleaning (p.150)
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3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN
This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom
Functions to the default settings. This works in the <d> and other
Creative Zone modes.
1
Select [Clear settings].
Under the [7] tab, select [Clear
settings], then press <0>.
the desired setting.
2 Select
To revert the shooting settings to the
default, select [Clear all camera
settings], then press <0>.
To revert the Custom Functions to the
default settings, select [Clear all
Custom Func. (C.Fn)], then press
<0>.
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[OK].
3 Select
Select [OK], then press <0>.
X Setting [Clear all camera settings]
will reset the camera to the default
settings on the next page.
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Shooting Settings
Image-recording Settings
AF mode
One-Shot AF
AF point selection Automatic selection
q (Evaluative
Metering mode
metering)
ISO speed
AUTO (Auto)
Drive mode
u (Single shooting)
Exposure
Canceled
compensation/AEB
Flash exposure
compensation
0 (Zero)
Custom Functions
Unchanged
Camera Settings
Auto power off
Beep
30 sec.
Enable
Release shutter
without card
Enable
Image review
2 sec.
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Quality
Picture Style
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
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Standard
Peripheral
illumination
correction
Enable/
Correction data
retained
Color space
White balance
WB correction
WB-BKT
File numbering
Auto cleaning
Dust Delete Data
sRGB
Q (Auto)
Canceled
Canceled
Continuous
Enable
Erased
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Standard
Live View Shooting Settings
Live View shooting
Grid display
Metering timer
AF mode
Enable
Off
16 sec.
Live mode
Histogram
Brightness
Movie Shooting Settings
Image jump w/6
Auto rotate
LCD brightness
Date/Time
Language
Video system
10 images
OnzD
Movie-recording size 1920x1080
AF mode
Live mode
Disable
AF during k
Unchanged
Unchanged
Unchanged
kShutter/
AE lock button
Copyright
information
Unchanged
Eye-Fi transmission Disable
My Menu settings Unchanged
Remote control
Movie exposure
Grid display
Metering timer
Sound recording
kHighlight
tone priority
AF/AE lock
Disable
Auto
Off
16 sec.
On
Disable
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3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically
This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting
settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder
eyepiece.
Select [LCD auto off].
Under the [5] tab, select [LCD auto
off], then press <0>. Select
[Disable], then press <0>.
3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color
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You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen.
Select [Screen color].
Under the [5] tab, select [Screen
color], then press <0>.
Select the desired color, then press
<0>.
When you exit the menu, the selected
color will be displayed for the
shooting settings screen.
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3 Setting the FlashN
The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the
menu. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are
applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with
the respective functions.
The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function.
Select [Flash control].
Under the [1] tab, select [Flash
control], then press <0>.
X The flash control screen will appear.
[Flash firing]
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Normally, set this to [Enable].
If [Disable] is set, both the built-in
flash and external Speedlite will
not fire. This is useful when you only
want to use the flash’s AF-assist
beam.
[Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. setting]
The [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. setting]
menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The functions
displayed under [External flash func. setting] will vary depending on
the Speedlite model.
Select [Built-in flash func. setting]
or [External flash func. setting].
X The flash functions will be displayed.
The functions not dimmed can be
selected and set.
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3 Setting the FlashN
[Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. setting]
Settable Functions
[Built-in flash
func. setting]
Function
Flash mode
[External flash
func. setting]
Page
k
148
E-TTL II (Fixed)
k
Shutter sync.
FEB*
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k
–
k
Flash exposure compensation
k
E-TTL II
–
88
149
Zoom*
–
k
–
Wireless setting*
–
k
–
* Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing), [Zoom], and [Wireless set.],
refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual.
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Flash mode
With an external Speedlite, you can select the flash mode to suit
your flash shooting.
[E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series
Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.
[Manual flash] enables you to set the flash
output yourself. This is for advanced users.
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* For other flash modes, refer to your
Speedlite’s instruction manual.
Shutter sync.
Normally, set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately
after the exposure starts.
If [2nd curtain] is set, the flash will fire right before the exposure
ends. When this is combined with a slow sync speed, you can create
a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. With 2nd curtain
sync, two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter
button completely, and once immediately before the exposure ends.
However, with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec., 1st curtain sync
will automatically take effect.
If an external Speedlite is attached, you can also set [Hi-speed]. For
details, see the Speedlite’s instruction manual.
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3 Setting the FlashN
Flash exposure compensation
See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88.
E-TTL II
For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative].
If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire
metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash
exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene,
this setting is for advanced users.
Clear flash settings
On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B>
button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you
select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite
will be cleared.
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Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions
1
Display the Custom Function.
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Select [External flash C.Fn setting],
then press <0>.
the Custom Function.
2 SetPress
the <U> key, then press
<0>. The procedure is the same as
setting the camera’s Custom
Functions (p.190).
To clear all the Custom Function
settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn
set.] in step 1.
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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self
Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on
the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this
operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as
well as disable it.
Cleaning the Sensor Now
1
Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor
cleaning], then press <0>.
[Clean nowf].
2 Select
Select [Clean nowf], then press
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<0>.
Select [OK] on the dialog screen,
then press <0>.
X The screen will indicate that the
sensor is being cleaned. Although
there will be a shutter sound, a
picture is not taken.
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For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is
placed on a table or other flat surface.
Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that
much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf]
option will remain disabled temporarily.
Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable].
X The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the
power switch to <1> or <2>.
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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust
that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust
still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for
erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital
Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots
automatically.
Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.).
Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer.
Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity
(∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens
and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.
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Obtain the Dust Delete Data
1
Select [Dust Delete Data].
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Under the [y] tab, select [Dust
Delete Data], then press <0>.
[OK].
2 Select
Select [OK] and press <0>. After
the automatic self-cleaning of the
sensor is performed, a message will
appear. Although there will be a
shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
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a solid-white object.
3 Photograph
At a distance of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft.
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a
patternless, solid-white object and
take a picture.
X The picture will be taken in the
aperture-priority AE mode with an
aperture of f/22.
Since the image will not be saved, the
data can still be obtained even if there
is no card in the camera.
X When the picture is taken, the camera will
start obtaining the Dust Delete Data.
When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a
message will appear.
Select [OK], and the menu will reappear.
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If the data was not obtained
successfully, a message to that effect
will appear. Follow the “Preparation”
procedure on the preceding page, then
select [OK]. Take the picture again.
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About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG
and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you
should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again.
To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the
Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.
The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly
affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the
paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and
affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.
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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can
be removed manually with a blower, etc.
The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the
sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon
Service Center is recommended.
Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.
1
Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor
cleaning], then press <0>.
[Clean manually].
2 Select
Select [Clean manually], then press
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Select [OK].
Select [OK], then press <0>.
X In a moment, the reflex mirror will
lockup and the shutter will open.
4 EndSetthethecleaning.
power switch to <2>.
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold
separately) is recommended.
If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with
size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be
possible.
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3 Manual Sensor CleaningN
While cleaning the sensor, never do any of the following. If the
power is cut off, the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and
image sensor might get damaged.
• Setting the power switch to <2>.
• Opening the battery compartment cover.
• Opening the card slot cover.
The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. Clean the sensor
with care.
Use a plain blower without any brush attached. A brush can scratch the
sensor.
Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. If
the power is turned off, the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or
reflex mirror might get damaged.
Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. The blowing force can
damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor.
If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains, having the
sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.
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This chapter explains features related to viewing photos
and movies, going into more detail than in Chapter 2
“Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained
the playback procedure. Here you will find explanations
about how to playback and erase photos and movies
with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.
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About images taken with another camera:
The camera might not be able to properly display images captured
with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name
was changed.
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x Searching for Images Quickly
H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display)
Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine
images on one screen.
1
Playback the image.
When you press the <x> button, the
last captured image will be displayed.
to the index display.
2 Switch
Press the <I> button.
X The 4-image index display will
appear. The currently-selected image
will be highlighted in a blue frame.
Press the <I> button again to
switch to the 9-image index display.
Pressing the <u> button will toggle
the display from 9 images, 4 images
and one image displayed.
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the image.
3 Select
Press the <S> key to move the blue
frame to select the image.
Turn the <6> dial to see the next
screen of index images.
Press <0> and the selected image
will be displayed as a single image.
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x Searching for Images Quickly
I Jump through Images (Jump display)
With the single image display, you can turn the <6> dial to jump
through the images.
1
Select the jump method.
In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu,
select the desired jump method from
[1 image/10 images/100 images/
Date/Movies/Stills], then press
<0>.
by jumping.
2 Browse
Press the <x> button to playback
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the image.
On the single-image display, turn the
<6> dial.
X The jump display will proceed
according to the selected jump
method.
X On the bottom right, the jump method
and current image location are
indicated.
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Jump method
Image location
To change the jump method, press
the <V> key.
To search images according to the shooting date, select [Date]. Turn the
<6> dial to display the shooting date.
If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills], select either one to
display only movies or stills.
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u/y Magnified View
You can magnify a shot image by 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor.
1
Magnified area position
Magnify the image.
During image playback, press the
<u> button.
X The image will be magnified.
If you hold down the <u> button, the
image will continue to be magnified
until it reaches the maximum
magnification.
Press the <I> button to reduce
the magnification. If you hold down
the button, the magnification will
continue to reduce to the single
image display.
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around the image.
2 Scroll
Use the <S> key to scroll around the
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magnified image.
To exit the magnified display, press
the <x> button and the single image
display will return.
You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the
magnification is maintained.
Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after
the image is taken.
A movie cannot be magnified.
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b Rotating the Image
You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation.
1
Select [Rotate].
Under the [3] tab, select [Rotate],
then press <0>.
the image.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select the
image to be rotated.
You can also select an image on the
index display.
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3 Rotate
Each time you press <0>, the
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image will rotate clockwise as follows:
90° → 270° → 0°
To rotate another image, repeat steps
2 and 3.
To exit and return to the menu, press
the <M> button.
If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p.142) before taking
vertical shots, you need not rotate the image as described above.
If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during
image playback, set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD].
A movie cannot be rotated.
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k Enjoying Movies
Basically, there are the following three ways to playback the movies you
shot.
Playback on a TV set
(p.167, 169)
Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI
Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to
connect the camera to a TV set. Then
you can playback the captured movies
and photos on the TV.
If you have a High-Definition TV set and
connect your camera with an HDMI
cable, you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher
image quality.
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Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV
files.
Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal, the camera
cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.
Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB
cable, movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.
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Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor
(p.162-166)
You can playback movies on the
camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out
the first and last scenes. You can also
playback photos and movies recorded in
the card as an automatic slide show.
A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and
played back with the camera.
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Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer
(See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser)
The movie files recorded in the card can
be transferred to a personal computer
and played or edited with ZoomBrowser
EX/ImageBrowser (provided software).
You can also extract a single frame from
a movie and save it as a still photo.
For smooth movie playback, use a high-performance personal computer.
Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser, see the PDF file instruction manual.
If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the
movies, be sure it is compatible with MOV files. For details on
commercially-available software, inquire the software maker.
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1
Playback the image.
Press the <x> button to display the
image.
a movie.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select a
movie.
With the single-image display, the
<1s> icon displayed on the
upper left indicates that it is a movie.
During the index display, the
perforation on the left edge of the
image indicates that it is a movie.
As movies cannot be played on the
index display, press <0> to
switch to the single-image display.
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<0>.
3 Press
On the single-image display, press
<0>.
X The movie playback panel will appear
on the bottom.
Speaker
the movie.
4 Playback
Select [7] (Play), then press <0>.
X The movie will start playing.
You can pause the movie playback by
pressing <0>.
During movie playback, you can
adjust the sound volume by turning
the <6> dial.
For more details on the playback
procedure, see the next page.
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Function
Playback Description
2 Exit
7 Play
Returns to the single-image display.
8 Slow motion
Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key.
The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.
5 First frame
Displays the movie’s first frame.
3 Previous frame
Each time you press <0>, a single previous frame is
displayed. If you hold down <0>, it will rewind the movie.
6 Next frame
Each time you press <0>, the movie will play frame-byframe. If you hold down <0>, it will fast forward the
movie.
4 Last frame
Displays the movie’s last frame.
X Edit
Displays the editing screen (p.164).
Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop.
Playback position
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Playback time
9 Volume
You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.162) sound volume
by turning the <6> dial.
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With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8, the continuous playback time
at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. 2 hr. 30 min.
During the single-image display, press the <B> button to switch the
shooting information display (p.173).
If you took a still photo while you shot the movie, the still photo will be
displayed for approx. 1 sec. during the movie playback.
If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.167, 169) to playback a movie,
adjust the sound volume with the TV set. (Turning the <6> dial will not
adjust the sound volume.)
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X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes
You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. increments.
1
On the movie playback screen,
select [X].
X The editing screen will be displayed.
the part to be edited out.
2 Specify
Select either [U] (Cut beginning) or
[V] (Cut end), then press <0>.
Press the <U> key to see the
previous or next frames. Holding it
down will fast forward the frames.
After deciding which part to edit out, press
<0>. The portion highlighted in blue on
the top of the screen is what will remain.
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the edited movie.
3 Check
Select [7] and press <0> to
playback the portion highlighted in blue.
To change the editing, go back to step 2.
To cancel the editing, select [2] and
press <0>.
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the movie.
4 Save
Select [W], then press <0>.
X The save screen will appear.
To save it as a new movie, select
[New file]. To save it and overwrite
the original movie file, select
[Overwrite]. Then press <0>.
Since the editing is done in 1-sec. increments (position indicated by
[X]), the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from
the position you specified.
If the card does not have enough room, [New file] will not be selectable.
More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser (provided software).
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You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show.
1
Number of images to be played
Select [Slide show].
the images to be played
2 Select
back.
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Item
Under the [3] tab, select [Slide
show], then press <0>.
Press the <V> key to select the top
menu item, then press <0>. Press
the <V> key to select one of the
following: [jAll images/iDate/
kMovies/zStills]. Then press
<0>.
If you selected [iDate], press the
<B> button while <zH> is
highlighted.
The [Select date] screen will appear.
Press the <V> key to select the
date, then press <0>.
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jAll images
All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back.
iDate
Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will
be played back.
kMovies
zStills
Only the movies in the card will be played back.
Only the still photos in the card will be played back.
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the play time and repeat option.
3 SetPress
the <V> key to select [Set
up], then press <0>.
For still photos, set the [Display time]
and [Repeat] options, then press the
<M> button.
[Display time]
[Repeat]
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the slide show.
4 StartPress
the <V> key to select [Start],
then press <0>.
X After [Loading image...] is displayed,
the slide show will start.
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5
Quit the slide show.
To quit the slide show and return to
the setting screen, press the
<M> button.
To pause the slide show, press <0>. During pause, [G] will be displayed on
the upper left of the image. Press <0> again to resume the slide show.
During auto playback, you can press the <B> button to change the
still photo display format.
During movie playback, you can adjust the sound volume by turning the
<6>.
During pause, you can press the <U> key to view another image.
During the slide show, auto power off will not take effect.
The display time may vary depending on the image.
To view the slide show on a TV set, see pages 167, 169.
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Viewing the Images on TV
You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Before
connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and
television, turn off the camera and television.
* Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set.
* Depending on the TV set, part of the image displayed might be cut off.
Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets
The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required.
1
Connect the HDMI cable to the camera.
Connect the HDMI cable to the
camera’s <D> terminal.
With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo
facing the front of the camera, insert it
into the <D> terminal.
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the HDMI cable to the TV set.
2 Connect
Connect the HDMI cable to the TV’s
C3
HDMI IN port.
Turn on the TV and switch the
TV’s video input to select the
connected port.
4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.
the <x> button.
5 Press
X The image will appear on the TV
screen. (Nothing will be displayed on
the camera’s LCD monitor.)
The images will be displayed at the
TV’s optimum resolution automatically.
By pressing the <B> button, you
can change the display format.
To playback movies, see page 162.
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Viewing the Images on TV
Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D>
terminal. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. In such a
case, use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV.
The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D>
terminal cannot be used at the same time.
For HDMI CEC TV sets
When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the
HDMI cable, you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations.
* A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit.
1
Select [Ctrl over HDMI].
Under the [4] tab, select [Ctrl over HDMI], then
press <0>. Select [Enable], then press <0>.
X When the camera is connected to a TV
set, the TV set’s input will automatically
switch to the HDMI port connected to the
camera. When you press the camera’s
<x> button, you can use the TV set’s
remote control for playback operations.
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the image.
2 Select
Point the remote control to the TV set
and press the / button to select the
image. Then press the Enter button.
X The menu will appear. The menu displayed
will differ for still photos and movies.
Press the / button to select an
option, then press the Enter button.
X For a slide show, press the remote
control’s / button to select an
option, then press the Enter button.
Select [Return] and press the Enter
button. The menu will disappear and you
can use the / button to select an image.
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Viewing the Images on TV
Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. For
details, see the TV set’s instruction manual.
Certain TV sets, even those compatible with HDMI CEC, may not operate
properly. In such a case, set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option
to [Disable], and use the camera to control the playback operation.
Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets
1
Connect the provided AV cable to
the camera.
Connect the AV cable to the camera’s
<q/ C> terminal.
With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing
the back of the camera, insert it into
the <q/ C> terminal.
(Red)
(White)
(Yellow)
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2 Connect
Connect the AV cable to the TV’s video
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IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal.
Turn on the TV and switch the TV’s
video input to select the connected port.
4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.
the <x> button.
5 Press
X The image will appear on the TV
screen. (Nothing will be displayed on
the camera’s LCD monitor.)
To playback movies, see page 162.
Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Images might not
be displayed if you use a different cable.
If the video system format does not match the TV’s, the images will not
be displayed properly. Set the proper video system format with the [6
Video system] menu option.
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Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally.
1
Image protect icon
Select [Protect images].
Under the [3] tab, select [Protect
images], then press <0>.
X The protect setting screen will
appear.
the image and protect it.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select the
image to be protected, then press
<0>.
X When an image is protected, the
<K> icon will appear on the top of
the screen.
To cancel the image protection, press
<0> again. The <K> icon will
disappear.
To protect another image, repeat step 2.
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To exit the image protection, press
the <M> button. The menu will
reappear.
If you format the card (p.42), the protected images will also be erased.
Once an image is protected, it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase
function. To erase a protected image, you must first cancel the
protection.
If you erase all the images (p.172), only the protected images will
remain. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images
all at once.
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L Erasing Images
You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in
one batch. Protected images (p.170) will not be erased.
Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you
no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent important
images from being erased accidentally, protect them. Erasing a
1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images.
Erasing a Single Image
1 Playback the image to be erased.
the <L> button.
2 Press
X The erase dialog will appear at the
bottom of the screen.
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the image.
3 Erase
Select [Erase], then press <0>. The
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3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch
By checkmarking the images to be erased, you can erase multiple
images at one time.
1
Select [Erase images].
Under the [3] tab, select [Erase
images], then press <0>.
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[Select and erase images].
2 Select
Select [Select and erase images],
then press <0>.
X The images will be displayed.
To display the three-image display,
press the <I> button. To return to
the single-image display, press the
<u> button.
the images to be erased.
3 Select
Select the images to be erased and
press the <V> key.
X The <X> icon will be displayed on
the upper left.
To erase other images, repeat step 3.
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4 Erase
Press the <L> button.
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Select [OK], then press <0>.
X The selected images will be erased.
3 Erasing All Images in the Card
You can also erase all the images in the card. When the [3 Erase
images] menu is set to [All images on card], all the images in the card
will be erased.
To also erase protected images, format the card (p.42).
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B Shooting Information Display
When you press the <B> button during single-image playback, you
can switch the shooting information display. The most detailed shooting
information is shown below.
Exposure compensation amount
Protect
Flash exposure
compensation amount
Aperture
Folder number - File
number
Histogram
(Brightness/RGB)
Shutter speed/
Recording time
Picture Style and
settings
ISO speed
Highlight tone
priority
Color space
Shooting date
and time
Image verification data
appended
Metering mode
Shooting mode/
Movie
Image-recording
quality/
Movie-recording size
Playback number/
Total images recorded
White balance
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File size
White balance correction
* With 1+73 images, the 73 file size is displayed.
* For movie files, the movie icon <k/ >, recording format <D>, recording size
<A/B/C>, and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. The
shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed.
* For still photos taken during movie shooting display, <G> will be displayed.
About the Highlight Alert
When the shooting information is displayed, any overexposed areas
of the image will blink. To obtain more image detail in the
overexposed areas, set the exposure compensation to a negative
amount and shoot again.
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About the Histogram
The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level
distribution and overall brightness. The RGB histogram display is for
checking the color saturation and gradation. The display can be
switched with the [4 Histogram] menu.
Sample Histograms
[Brightness] Display
This histogram is a graph showing the
distribution of the image’s brightness level. The
horizontal axis indicates the brightness level
Dark image
(darker on the left and brighter on the right),
while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels
exist for each brightness level. The more pixels
Normal brightness
there are toward the left, the darker the image.
And the more pixels there are toward the right,
the brighter the image. If there are too many
pixels on the left, the shadow detail will be lost.
Bright image
And if there are too many pixels on the right, the
highlight detail will be lost. The gradation in-between will be
reproduced. By checking the image and its brightness histogram,
you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation.
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[RGB] Display
This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary
color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red, green, and blue).
The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on
the left and brighter on the right), while the vertical axis indicates
how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The more
pixels there are toward the left, the darker and less prominent the
color. And the more pixels there are toward the right, the brighter
and denser the color. If there are too many pixels on the left, the
respective color information will be lacking. And if there are too
many pixels on the right, the color will be too saturated with no
detail. By checking the image’s RGB histogram, you can see the
color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance
inclination.
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Printing (p.176)
You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print
out the images in the card. The camera is compatible with
“wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.
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Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.185)
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print
images recorded in the card according to your printing
instructions such as the image selection, quantity to print,
etc. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the
print order to a photofinisher.
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Preparing to Print
The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera
while you look at the LCD monitor.
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
1
Set the camera’s power switch to
<2>.
the printer.
2 SetForupdetails,
see the printer’s
instruction manual.
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3 Connecting
printer.
Use the interface cable provided with
the camera.
When connecting the cable plug to
the camera’s <q/C>
terminal, the cable plug’s <D> icon
must face the front side of the
camera.
To connect to the printer, refer to the
printer’s instruction manual.
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4 Turn on the printer.
the camera’s power switch to
5 Set
<1>.
X Some printers may make a beeping
sound.
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wPictBridge
the image.
6 Playback
Press the <x> button.
X The image will appear, and the <w>
icon will appear on the upper left to
indicate that the camera is connected
to a printer.
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Movies cannot be printed.
The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct
or Bubble Jet Direct.
Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided.
If there is a long beeping sound in step 5, it indicates a problem with the
printer. To find out what’s wrong, do the following:
1. Press the <x> button to playback the image.
2. Press <0>.
3. On the print setting screen, select [Print].
The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p.184).
If you use a battery pack to power the camera, make sure it is fully
charged. With a fully-charged battery, printing up to approx. 4 hours is
possible.
Before disconnecting the cable, first turn off the camera and printer. Hold
the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.
For direct printing, using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to
power the camera is recommended.
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wPrinting
The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the
printer. Some settings might not be available. For details, see the
printer’s instruction manual.
Printer-connected icon
1
Select the image to be printed.
Check that the <w> icon is
displayed on the upper left of the LCD
monitor.
Press the <U> key to select the
image to be printed.
<0>.
2 Press
X The print setting screen will appear.
Print setting screen
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Sets the printing effects (p.180).
Sets the date or file number imprinting to on
or off.
Sets the quantity to be printed.
Sets the trimming (cropping) (p.183).
Sets the paper size, type, and layout.
Returns to the screen in step 1.
Starts the printing.
C
The paper size, type, and layout you have set are displayed.
* Depending on the printer, certain settings such as the date and file
number imprinting and trimming might not be available.
[Paper settings].
3 Select
Select [Paper settings], then press
<0>.
X The paper settings screen will
appear.
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QSetting the Paper Size
Select the size of the paper loaded in
the printer, then press <0>.
X The paper type screen will appear.
YSetting the Paper Type
Select the type of the paper loaded in
the printer, then press <0>.
When using a Canon printer and
Canon paper, read the printer’s
instruction manual to check what
paper types can be used.
X The page layout screen will appear.
Y
P
O
USetting the Page Layout
Select the page layout, then press
<0>.
X The print setting screen will reappear.
C
Bordered
The print will have white borders along the edges.
Borderless
The print will have no borders. If your printer cannot print
borderless prints, the print will have borders.
Borderedc
The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on
9x13cm and larger prints.
xx-up
Option to print 2, 4, 8, 9, 16, or 20 images on one sheet.
20-upc
35-upp
On A4 or Letter size paper, 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images
ordered through DPOF (p.185) will be printed.
• [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted.
Default
The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its
settings.
* From the Exif data, the camera name, lens name, shooting mode, shutter
speed, aperture, exposure compensation amount, ISO speed, white balance,
etc., will be imprinted.
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effects.
4 SetSettheasprinting
necessary. If you need not set
any printing effects, go to step 5.
What is displayed on the screen
differs depending on the printer.
Select the option on the upper right
(circled in the screenshot), then press
<0>.
Select the desired printing effect, then
press <0>.
If the <e> icon is displayed next to
<z>, you can also adjust the
printing effect (p.182).
Printing Effect
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Description
EOn
The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard
colors. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic
corrections.
EOff
No automatic correction will be applied.
EVIVID
The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce
more vivid blues and greens.
ENR
The image noise is reduced before printing.
0 B/W
Prints in black-and-white with true blacks.
0 Cool tone
Prints in black-and-white with cool, bluish blacks.
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0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm, yellowish blacks.
Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. No
zNatural
automatic color adjustments are applied.
zNatural M
The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural”
setting. However, this setting enables finer printing
adjustments than with “Natural.”
EDefault
The printing will differ depending on the printer. For details, see
the printer’s instruction manual.
* When you change the printing effects, it is reflected in the image displayed
on the upper left. Note that the printed image might look slightly different
from the displayed image which is only an approximation. This also
applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182.
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the date and file number
5 Set
imprinting.
Set as necessary.
Select <I>, then press <0>.
Set as desired, then press <0>.
of copies.
6 SetSettheasnumber
necessary.
Select <R>, then press <0>.
Set the number of copies, then press
<0>.
printing.
7 StartSelect
[Print], then press <0>.
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With Easy printing, you can print another image using the same settings.
Just select the image and press the <l> button. With Easy printing, the
number of copies will always be 1. (You cannot set the number of
copies.) Also, any trimming (p.183) will not be applied.
The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the
printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. See
the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.
Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality, it may
take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print].
If image tilt correction (p.183) has been applied, it may take longer to
print the image.
To stop the printing, press <0> while [Stop] is displayed, then select
[OK].
If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.144), all the settings will
revert to the default.
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e Adjustment of Printing Effects
In step 4 on page 180, select the printing
effect. When the <e> icon is displayed
next to <z>, press the <B>
button. You can then adjust the printing
effect. What can be adjusted or what is
displayed will depend on the selection
made in step 4.
Brightness
The image brightness can be adjusted.
Adjust levels
When you select [Manual], you can change
the histogram’s distribution and adjust the
image’s brightness and contrast.
With the Adjust levels screen displayed, press
the <B> button to change the position of
the <h>. Press the <U> key to freely adjust
the shadow level (0 - 127) or highlight level
(128 - 255).
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kBrightener
Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look
dark. When [On] is set, the face will be brightened for printing.
Red-eye corr.
Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. When [On]
is set, the red eye will be corrected for printing.
The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.] effects will not show on the screen.
When you select [Detail set.], you can adjust the [Contrast],
[Saturation], [Color tone], and [Color balance]. To adjust the [Color
balance], use the <S> keys. B is for blue, A is amber, M is magenta,
and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.
If you select [Clear all], all the printing effect settings will be reverted to
the default.
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Trimming the Image
Tilt correction
You can crop the image and print only
the trimmed portion as if the image was
recomposed. Do the trimming right
before printing. If you set the trimming
and then set the print settings, you may
have to set the trimming again.
1 On the print setting screen, select [Trimming].
2 Set the trimming frame size, position, and aspect ratio.
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The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The
trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings].
Changing the trimming frame size
When you press the <u> or <I> button, the size of the
trimming frame will change. The smaller the trimming frame, the
larger the image magnification will be for printing.
Moving the trimming frame
Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or
horizontally. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area.
Rotating the frame
Each time you press the <B> button, the trimming frame will
toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. This enables
you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image.
Image tilt correction
By turning the <6> dial, you can adjust the image tilt angle up to
±10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments. When you adjust the
image tilt, the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue.
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3 Press <0> to exit the trimming.
XThe print setting screen will reappear.
You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the
print setting screen.
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Depending on the printer, the trimmed image area might not be printed
as you specified.
The smaller you make the trimming frame, the grainier the picture will
look on the print.
While trimming the image, look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look
at the image on a TV screen, the trimming frame might not be displayed
accurately.
Handling Printer Errors
If you resolve a printer error (no ink, no paper, etc.) and select [Continue] to
resume printing but it does not resume, operate the buttons on the printer to
resume printing. For details on resuming the printing, see the printer’s
instruction manual.
Error Messages
Y
P
O
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message will appear on the
camera’s LCD monitor. Press <0> to stop printing. After fixing the
problem, resume printing. For details on how to fix a printing problem, refer
to the printer’s instruction manual.
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Paper Error
Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer.
Ink Error
Check the printer’s ink level, and check the waste ink tank.
Hardware Error
Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems.
File Error
The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Images taken with a
different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.
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W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
You can set the print type, date imprinting, and file No. imprinting. The
print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot
be set individually for each image.)
Setting the Printing Options
1
Select [Print order].
Under the [3] tab, select [Print
order], then press <0>.
[Set up].
2 Select
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
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Set the option as desired.
Set the [Print type], [Date], and [File
No.].
Select the option to be set, then press
<0>. Select the desired setting,
then press <0>.
[Print type]
[Date]
[File No.]
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Print type
Date
File number
K
L
K
L
Standard Prints one image on one sheet.
Index
Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet.
Both
Prints both the standard and index prints.
On
Off
On
Off
[On] imprints the recorded date on the print.
[On] imprints the file No. on the print.
4
Exit the setting.
Press the <7> button.
X The print order screen will reappear.
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Next, select [Sel.Image] or [All
image] to order the images to be
printed.
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Even if [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On], the date or file No. might not
be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model.
When printing with DPOF, you must use the card whose print order
specifications have been set. It will not work if you just extract images
from the card and try to print them.
Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able
to print the images as you specified. If this happens with your printer,
refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Or check with your photofinisher
about compatibility when ordering prints.
Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a
different camera and then try to specify a print order. The print order may
not work or may be overwritten. Also, depending on the image type, the
print order may not be possible.
RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered.
With [Index] prints, both the [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On]
at the same time.
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Print Ordering
Sel.Image
Select and order images one by one.
To display the three-image display, press
the <I> button. To return to the
single-image display, press the <u>
button.
After completing the print order, press
the <M> button to save the print
order to the card.
Quantity
Total images selected
Check mark
Index icon
[Standard] [Both]
Press the <V> key to set the number
of copies to be printed for the displayed
image.
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[Index]
Press the <V> key to checkmark the
box <X> and the image will be included
in the index print.
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All image
If you select [Mark all on card], one copy of all the images in the
card will be set for printing. If you select [Clear all on card], the print
order will be cleared for all the images in the card.
Even if you select “All image”, RAW images and movies will not be
included in the print order.
When using a PictBridge printer, print no more than 400 images for one
print order. If you specify more than this, all the images might not be
printed.
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W Direct Printing with DPOF
With a PictBridge printer, you can easily
print images with DPOF.
1
Prepare to print.
See page 176. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer”
procedure up to step 5.
2 Under the [3] tab, select [Print order].
3 Select [Print].
[Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the
printer and printing is possible.
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4 Set the [Paper settings]. (p.178)
Set the printing effects (p.180) if necessary.
5 Select [OK].
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Before printing, be sure to set the paper size.
Certain printers cannot imprint the file No.
If [Bordered] is set, certain printers might imprint the date on the border.
Depending on the printer, the date might look light if it is imprinted on a
bright background or on the border.
Under [Adjust levels], [Manual] cannot be selected.
If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining
images, select [Resume]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop
the printing and any of the following occurs:
• Before resuming the printing, you changed the print order or deleted
print-ordered images.
• When you set the index, you changed the paper setting before
resuming the printing.
• When you paused the printing, the card’s remaining capacity was low.
If a problem occurs during printing, see page 184.
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Customizing the
Camera
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You can customize various camera features to suit your
picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom
Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only
in Creative Zone modes.
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3 Setting Custom FunctionsN
1
Custom Function No.
Select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)].
Under the [7] tab, select [Custom
Functions (C.Fn)], then press <0>.
the Custom Function No.
2 Select
Press the <U> key to select the
Custom Function No., then press
<0>.
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the setting as desired.
3 Change
Press the <V> key to select the
setting (number), then press <0>.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to
set other Custom Functions.
At the bottom of the screen, the
current Custom Function settings are
indicated below the respective
function numbers.
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the setting.
4 ExitPress
the <M> button.
X The screen for step 1 will reappear.
Clearing All Custom Functions
On the [7 Clear settings] menu, select [Clear all Custom Func.
(C.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.144).
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Custom Functions
C.Fn I: Exposure
A LV shooting
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1
Exposure level increments
2
ISO expansion
3
Flash sync. speed in Av mode
p.192
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* The C.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.
C.Fn II: Image
4
Long exposure noise reduction
5
High ISO speed noise reduction
6
Highlight tone priority
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
7
AF-assist beam firing
8
Mirror lockup
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p.194
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p.195
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
9
Shutter/AE lock button
10
Assign SET button
11
LCD display when power ON
12
Add image verification data
p.195
p.196
p.197
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The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.
(Settings are disabled.)
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3 Custom Function SettingsN
Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function
type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn
IV: Operation/Others.
C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1
Exposure level increments
0: 1/3-stop
1: 1/2-stop
Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure
compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when
you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop
increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
monitor as shown below.
C.Fn-2
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ISO expansion
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0: Off
1: On
For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.
C.Fn-3
Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode
0: Auto
The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to
30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness.
1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto
When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow
flash-sync speed from being set automatically 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
will come out dark.
2: 1/200 sec. (fixed)
The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively
prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However,
the background may come out darker than with setting 1.
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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.
C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4
Long exposure noise reduction
0: Off
1: Auto
For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed
automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto]
setting is effective in most cases.
2: On
Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The
[On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or
reduced with the [Auto] setting.
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With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction
process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot
take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed.
At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2
than with setting 0 or 1.
With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “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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C.Fn-5
High ISO speed noise reduction
Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is
applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At
low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change
the setting to suit the noise level.
0: Standard
1: Low
2: Strong
3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly
decrease.
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C.Fn-6
Highlight tone priority
0: Disable
1: Enable
Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the
standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays
and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the
Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed.
With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual.
With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400.
Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the
viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7
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AF-assist beam firing
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The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an
external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite.
0: Enable
1: Disable
The AF-assist beam is not emitted.
2: Enable external flash only
If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the
AF-assist beam.
3: IR AF assist beam only
Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared
AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any
Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash)
from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom
Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam
even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.
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C.Fn-8
Mirror lockup
0: Disable
1: Enable
Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can
disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro)
shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9
Shutter/AE lock button
0: AF/AE lock
1: AE lock/AF
Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the
<A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply
AE lock.
2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock
In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF
operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by
any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is
set at the moment the picture is taken.
3: AE/AF, no AE lock
This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly.
In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop
the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the
picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always
be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
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When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not
work.
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C.Fn-10
Assign SET button
You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the
camera is shooting-ready.
0: Normal (disabled)
1: Image quality
Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the
LCD monitor.
Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press
<0>.
2: Flash exposure compensation
When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen
will appear.
3: LCD monitor On/Off
Assigns the same function as the <B> button.
4: Menu display
Assigns the same function as the <M> button.
5: ISO speed
Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.
C.Fn-11
C
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LCD display when power ON
0: Display on
When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be
displayed (p.44).
1: Previous display status
If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the
LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when
you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The
menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used.
If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the
LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you
turn on the camera again.
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C.Fn-12
Add image verification data
0: Disable
1: Enable
Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the
image automatically. When the shooting information of an image
appended with the verification data is displayed (p.173), the <L> icon
will appear.
To verify whether the image is original, the Original Data Security Kit
OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.
The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption
features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.
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3 Registering My MenuN
Under the My Menu tab, you can register up to six menu options and
Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently.
1
Select [My Menu settings].
Under the [9] tab, select [My Menu
settings], then press <0>.
[Register to My Menu].
2 Select
Select [Register to My Menu], then
press <0>.
the desired items.
3 Register
Select the item to be registered, then
press <0>.
On the confirmation dialog, select
[OK] and press <0> to register the
item.
You can register up to six items in My
Menu.
To return to the screen in step 2,
press the <M> button.
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About My Menu settings
Sort
You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. Select
[Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. Then
press <0>. With [z] displayed, press the <V> key to change
the order, then press <0>.
Delete item/items and Delete all items
You can delete any of the registered items. [Delete item/items]
deletes one item at a time, and [Delete all items] deletes all items.
Display from My Menu
When [Enable] is set, the [9] tab will be displayed first when you
display the menu screen.
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3 Setting Copyright InformationN
When you set the copyright information, it will be appended to the
image as Exif information.
1
Select [Copyright information].
Under the [7] tab, select [Copyright
information], then press <0>.
the desired option.
2 Select
Press the <V> key to select either
[Enter author’s name] or [Enter
copyright details], then press <0>.
X The text entry screen will appear.
Select [Display copyright info.] to
check the copyright information
currently set.
Select [Delete copyright
information] to delete the copyright
information currently set.
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Enter text.
Refer to “Text Entry Procedure” on
the next page and enter the copyright
information.
Enter up to 63 alphanumeric
characters and symbols.
the setting.
4 ExitAfter
entering the text, press the
<M> button to exit.
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3 Setting Copyright InformationN
Text Entry Procedure
Changing the entry area
Press the <Q> button to toggle
between the top and bottom entry
areas.
Moving the cursor
Press the <U> key to move the
cursor.
Entering text
In the bottom area, press the <S> key to select a character, then
press <0> to enter it.
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Deleting a character
Press the <L> button to delete a character.
Exiting
After completing the text entry, press the <M> button to return
to the screen in step 2.
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Canceling the text entry
To cancel the text entry, press the <B> button to return to the
screen in step 2.
You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided
software).
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Reference
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This chapter provides reference information for camera
features, system accessories, etc. The back of this
chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up
needed information.
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When Autofocus Fails
Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o>
blinks) with certain subjects such as the following:
Subjects difficult to focus
Very low-contrast subjects
(Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc.)
Subjects in very low light
Extremely backlit or reflective subjects
(Example: Car with a highly reflective body, etc.)
Near and far subjects covered by an AF point
(Example: Animal in a cage, etc.)
Repetitive patterns
(Example: Skyscraper windows, computer keyboards, etc.)
In such cases, do one of the following:
(1) With One-Shot AF, focus an object at the same distance as the
subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.48).
(2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.
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If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of
the lens is f/5.6 or smaller (larger f/number), AF will not be possible
(except Live mode/u Live mode AF). For details, see the Extender’s
instruction manual.
For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live
mode AF, see page 117.
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Using a Household Power Outlet
With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately), you can connect the
camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery
level.
1
Connect the power cord.
Connect the power cord as shown in
the illustration.
After using the camera, unplug the
power plug from the power outlet.
the DC Coupler.
2 Connect
Connect the cord’s plug to the DC
Coupler.
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the DC Coupler.
3 Insert
Open the cover and insert the DC
C
Coupler until it locks in place.
in the DC cord.
4 Push
Open the DC cord hole cover and
install the cord as shown.
Close the cover.
Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power
switch is set to <1>.
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Remote Control Shooting
Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately)
This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to
about 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. You can either shoot
immediately or use a 2-sec. delay.
Remote control sensor
Set the self-timer to <Q> (p.71).
Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control
sensor and press the transmit button.
X The camera will autofocus.
X When focus is achieved, the self-timer lamp will light and the picture
will be taken.
C
Y
P
O
Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.
During wireless remote control, try to keep the camera away from
fluorescent light sources.
The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.
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Remote Control Shooting
Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately)
This remote switch has a 60 cm/2.0 feet cord and enables you to press
the shutter button halfway or completely. It connects to the camera’s
remote control terminal.
Using the Eyepiece Cover
Y
P
O
If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder, light entering the
eyepiece can throw off the exposure. To prevent this, use the eyepiece
cover (p.23) attached to the camera strap.
During Live View shooting and movie shooting, attaching the
eyepiece cover is unnecessary.
C1
Remove the eyecup.
Push the bottom of the eyecup
upward.
the eyepiece cover.
2 Attach
Slide the eyepiece cover down into
the eyepiece groove to attach it.
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External Speedlites
EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlites
Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.
When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the
camera, almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. In other
words, it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the
built-in flash.
For detailed instructions, see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction
manual. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features
of EX-series Speedlites.
Shoe-mount Speedlites
C
Y
P
O
Macro Lites
With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings
(p.147), only [Flash exp. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.] can be set for
[External flash func. setting]. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also
enable [Shutter sync.] to be set.)
If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite, the
flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD
monitor will change from y to
.
If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s
Custom Function, the flash will fire at full output only.
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External Speedlites
Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series
With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL
autoflash mode, the flash can be fired at full output only.
Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or
<f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before
shooting.
When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode, shoot in the
manual flash mode.
Using Non-Canon Flash Units
Sync Speed
The camera can synchronize with compact, non-Canon flash units at
1/200 sec. or slower. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make
sure it synchronizes properly with the camera.
Y
P
O
Cautions for Live View shooting
C
A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting.
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 attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. It might
not fire.
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Using Eye-Fi Cards
With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up, you can
automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or
upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.
The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. To set up, use the
card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems, refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer.
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card
functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue
with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer.
Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in
many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card
is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been
approved for use in the area, please check with the card
manufacturer.
Y
P
O
1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. (p.31)
[Eye-Fi settings].
2 Select
Under the [5] tab, select [Eye-Fi
C
settings], then press <0>.
This menu is displayed only when an
Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the
camera.
the Eye-Fi transmission.
3 Enable
Press <0>, set [Eye-Fi trans.] to
[Enable], then press <0>.
If you set [Disable], automatic
transmission will not occur even with
the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission
status icon I).
the connection
4 Display
information.
Select [Connection info.], then press
<0>.
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Using Eye-Fi Cards
the [Access point SSID:].
5 Check
Check that an access point is
displayed for [Access point SSID:].
You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s
MAC address and firmware version.
Press the <M> button three
times to exit the menu.
the picture.
6 Take
X The picture is transferred and the
Transmission status icon
<H> icon switches from gray (Not
connected) to the icons below.
For transferred images,
is
displayed in the detailed information
display (p.58).
Y
P
O
H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point.
H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point.
H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established.
H ( ) Transferring
: Image transmission to access point in
C
progress.
Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards
If “J” is displayed, an error occurred while retrieving the card
information. Turn the camera off and on again.
Even if [Eye-Fi trans.] is set to [Disable], it may still transmit a signal. In
hospitals, airports, and other places where wireless transmissions are
prohibited, remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera.
If the image transfer does not work, check the Eye-Fi card and personal
computer settings. For details, see the card’s instruction manual.
Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions, the image
transfer may take longer or might be interrupted.
Because of the transmission function, the Eye-Fi card may become hot.
The battery power will be consumed faster.
During the image transfer, auto power off will not take effect.
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Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes
o: Set automatically k: User selectable
Mode Dial
Basic Zone
Quality
ISO
speed
JPEG
k k k k k k k k k k k k
k
RAW
k k k k k k k k k k k k
k
RAW + 73
k k k k k k k k k k k k
k
Auto
o
o
k
k
k
k*1
k k k k k
k
k
k k k k k
k
k
k k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
k k k k
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k k k k k k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
o
k k k k
o
o
o
k
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Picture Style
o
Neutral
Faithful
Monochrome
User Defined
o
o
o
White balance
Preset WB
Custom WB
o
C
o
o
Y
P
O
o
o
o
WB correction
WB bracketing
Auto Lighting Optimizer o
Peripheral illumination
correction
Long exposure noise
reduction
o
o
o
One-Shot
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
AI Servo
o
o
Auto
AF
o
point
selection Manual
o
AI Focus
Stills
k k k k
o
Landscape
Auto WB
k
k k k k
o
Manual
Standard
AF-assist beam o
210
Movie
shooting
Creative Zone
1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8
Portrait
AF
: Not selectable
o
o
o
o
k k k k
o
o
k k k k
o
k k k k
k k k k
o
o
o
o
k k k k
k
k
Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes
Mode Dial
Basic Zone
Movie
shooting
Creative Zone
o
k
Partial
k k k k
k
Spot
k k k k
k
Center-weighted
average
k k k k
k
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Metering
mode
Exposure
Program shift
2
k* k
Exposure
compensation
3
k* k k k
k
AEB
k k k k
k
AE lock
k k k
k
k k k k
k
Depth-of-field preview
Single
Drive
k
k k k k k
k
k k k k k k k k k k k k
k
k k k k
k
k k k k k k k k k k k
k
o
o
Self-timer:Continuous k
Built-in flash
C
o
o
Manual
Red-eye reduction k
o
o
k
o
k
k k k k
k
k
k k k k
k
Adobe RGB
k k k k
k
Live View shooting
k k k k k k k k k k k k
k
Color
space
o
o
o
o
Stills
k*
o
5
o
k
k*3 k k k k
o
4
k
k k k k k k
Flash exposure
compensation
o
k*
k
FE lock
sRGB
k*4
k
k k k k k
o
o
o
Flash off
o
o
o
Self-timer:2 sec
Auto
Y
P
O
k k k k k
o
Continuous
Self-timer/
Remote control
k
1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8
k k k k
Evaluative
o
o
o
*1: For manual exposure only.
*2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.
*3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.
*4: For autoexposure only.
*5: On the movie shooting mode menu, [Remote control] can be set.
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Menu Settings
1 Shooting 1 (Red)
Page
Quality
73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 /
1
72
Beep
Enable / Disable
138
Release shutter
without card
Enable / Disable
138
Image review
Off / 2 sec. / 4 sec. / 8 sec. / Hold
138
Peripheral illumination
correction
Enable / Disable
104
Red-eye reduction
Disable / Enable
65
Flash control
Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting /
External flash function setting / External flash
C.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.Fn setting
147
2 Shooting 2 (Red)
Y
P
O
Exposure
compensation/AEB
1/3-stop increments, ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops)
89
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Disable / Low / Standard / Strong
103
Metering mode
q/w/r/e
86
Custom White
Balance
Manual setting of white balance
99
WB Shift/BKT
WB correction: White balance correction
WB-BKT: White balance bracketing
101
102
Color space
sRGB / Adobe RGB
96
Picture Style
PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape /
SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome /
WUser Def. 1, 2, 3
75
91
94
C
The [2] Shooting 2, [y] Shooting 3, [7] Set-up 3, and [9] My Menu
screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.
Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.
212
Menu Settings
y Shooting 3 (Red)
Page
Dust Delete Data
Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots
151
ISO Auto
Max. 400 / Max. 800 / Max. 1600 / Max. 3200 /
Max. 6400
63
Protect images
Erase-protect images
170
Rotate
Rotate vertical images
159
Erase images
Erase images
171
Print order
Specify images to be printed (DPOF)
185
Slide show
Select the images and set the Display time and
Repeat settings for automatic playback
165
3 Playback 1 (Blue)
4 Playback 2 (Blue)
Y
P
O
Histogram
Brightness / RGB
174
Image jump w/6
1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date /
Movies / Stills
157
Ctrl over HDMI
Disable / Enable
168
Auto power off
30 sec. / 1 min. / 2 min. / 4 min. / 8 min. /
15 min. / Off
139
Auto rotate
OnPD / OnD / Off
142
Format
Initialize and erase data in the card
42
File numbering
Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset
140
LCD auto off
Enable / Disable
146
Screen color
Select the background color
146
Eye-Fi settings*
Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable
Connection information
208
5 Set-up 1 (Yellow)
C
* Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used.
213
Menu Settings
6 Set-up 2 (Yellow)
Page
LCD brightness
Seven brightness levels provided
139
Date/Time
Set the date (year, month, day) and time (hour,
min., sec.)
29
Language
Select the interface language
30
Video system
NTSC / PAL
169
Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable
Sensor cleaning
Live View function
settings
Clean now
150
Clean manually
153
Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering
timer / AF mode
108
7 Set-up 3 (Yellow)
Custom Functions
(C.Fn)
Y
P
O
Customize camera functions as desired
Display copyright information / Enter author’s
Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete
copyright information
C
Clear settings
Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom
Func. (C.Fn)
Firmware Ver.
For updating the firmware
190
199
144
–
9 My Menu (Green)
My Menu settings
214
Register frequently-used menu items and
Custom Functions
198
Menu Settings
Movie Shooting Mode Menu
n Movie 1 (Red)
Page
Movie recording size
1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) /
1280x720 (8 / 7) /
640x480 (8 / 7) /
Crop 640x480 (8 / 7)
131
AF mode
Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode
132
AF during k
Disable / Enable
132
kShutter/AE lock
button
AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF /
AF/AF lock, no AE lock /
AE/AF, no AE lock
133
Remote control
Disable / Enable
133
o Movie 2 (Red)
Y
P
O
Movie exposure
Auto / Manual
134
Grid display
Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m
134
Metering timer
4 sec. / 16 sec. / 30 sec. / 1 min. / 10 min. / 30
min.
134
Sound recording
On / Off
134
kHighlight tone
priority*
Disable / Enable
C
134
* Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].
About the menu screen in movie shooting mode
The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in
the movie shooting mode.
The [y] Shooting 3, [7] Set-up 3, and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will
not be displayed.
Under the [2] tab, the [Expo. comp./AEB] option will become
[Exposure comp.].
The following menu items will not be displayed:
• [1]: Red-eye reduction, Flash control
• [2]: Metering mode, WB Shift/BKT, Color space
• [5]: LCD auto off, Screen color
• [6]: Sensor cleaning, Live View function settings
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System Map
ST-E2
270EX
Eyepiece Extender
EP-EX15ll
430EX II
580EX II
Macro Ring Lite
MR-14EX
Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX
Bundled
Accessories
Rubber Frame Ef
E-series Dioptric
Adjustment Lenses
Wide Strap
EW-100DB lll
Eyecup Ef
C
Y
P
O
Angle Finder C
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-E8
Semi Hard Case
EH19-L
Battery Pack
LP-E8
Battery Charger
LC-E8 or LC-E8E
DC Coupler
DR-E8
Battery Grip
BG-E8
216
Battery Magazine
BGM-E8L for two
LP-E8 battery packs
Battery Magazine
BGM-E8A for
size-AA/LR6 batteries
Compact Power
Adapter
CA-PS700
System Map
Remote
Controller
RC-6
Remote Switch
RS-60E3
EF lenses
EF-S lenses
External microphone
HDMI Cable
HTC-100
Stereo AV Cable
AVC-DC400ST
C
EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction
Solution Disk
Manual
Y
P
O
TV/Video
PictBridge-compatible printer
Interface Cable
Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U
Computer
USB port
Original Data
Security Kit
OSK-E3
Card reader
SD memory card/
SDHC memory card/
SDXC memory card
PCMCIA adapter
PC card slot
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X
217
Troubleshooting Guide
If a problem occurs, first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If this
Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem, contact your
dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.
Power-Related Problems
The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.
Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery
Pack LP-E8.
The camera does not operate even when the power switch is
set to <1>.
The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.26).
Recharge the battery (p.24).
Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.26).
Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.31).
Press the <B> button (p.44).
C
Y
P
O
The battery charger’s lamp blinks.
If there is a problem with the battery charger, the protective circuit will
stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. If
this happens, disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power
outlet and remove the battery pack. Attach the battery pack to the
charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a
power outlet again.
The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is
set to <2>.
If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card, the
access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. When
the image recording is completed, the power will turn off automatically.
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Troubleshooting Guide
The battery becomes exhausted quickly.
Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.24).
The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over
repeated use. Purchase a new one.
If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period
(p.107, 123), the number of possible shots will decrease.
The camera turns off by itself.
Auto power off is in effect. If you do not want auto power off to take
effect, set [5 Auto power off] to [Off].
Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off], the LCD monitor will
still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Press the <B>
button to turn on the LCD monitor.
Y
P
O
Shooting-Related Problems
C
No images can be shot nor recorded.
The card is not properly inserted (p.31).
If the card is full, replace the card or delete unnecessary images to
make room (p.31, 171).
If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation
light <o> in the viewfinder blinks, a picture cannot be taken. Press the
shutter button halfway again to focus, or focus manually (p.37, 69).
Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p.31).
The image is out of focus.
Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.33).
To prevent camera shake, press the shutter button gently (p.36, 37).
If the lens has an Image Stabilizer, set the IS switch to <1>.
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Troubleshooting Guide
The card cannot be used.
If a card error message is displayed, see page 42 or 224.
The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.
Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed
noise reduction] to [Standard], [Low], or [Disable]. If it is set to
[Strong], the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly
decrease (p.193).
If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass, etc.), the file
size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than
the number mentioned on page 72.
ISO 100 cannot be set.
Y
P
O
Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu, if [Highlight tone
priority] is set to [Enable], ISO 100 cannot be set. When [Highlight
tone priority] is set to [Disable], ISO 100 can be set (p.194). This also
applies to movie shooting (p.134).
C
The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.
Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu, if [Highlight tone
priority] is set to [Enable], the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.
When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable], then the Auto
Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.194). This also applies to movie
shooting (p.134).
When I use the <f> mode with flash, the shutter speed
becomes slow.
If you shoot at night when the background is dark, the shutter speed
becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the
subject and background are properly exposed. If you do not want a
slow shutter speed to be set, set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)]
menu’s [Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.192).
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Troubleshooting Guide
The built-in flash does not fire.
If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals, the
flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit.
The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.
The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. This is normal.
The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View
shooting.
If you use flash, the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot
(p.109).
Y
P
O
The movie shooting terminates by itself.
If the card’s writing speed is slow, movie shooting may stop
automatically. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “
” or faster card. To
find out the card’s read/write speed, see the card manufacturer’s Web
site, etc.
If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time
reaches 29 min. 59 sec., movie shooting will stop automatically.
C
When a movie is played, camera operation noise can be
heard.
If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting, the
respective operation noise will also be recorded. Using an external
microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p.135).
221
Troubleshooting Guide
Display & Operation Problems
The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.
If the LCD monitor is dirty, use a soft cloth to clean it.
In low or high temperatures, the LCD monitor display may seem slow
or might look black. It will return to normal at room temperature.
The menu screen shows few tabs and options.
In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode, certain tabs and
menu options are not displayed. Set the shooting mode to a Creative
Zone mode (p.40).
The image cannot be erased.
Y
P
O
If the image has been protected, it cannot be erased (p.170).
The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).
C
Set the color space to sRGB. If Adobe RGB is set, the first character
will be an underscore (p.96).
The file numbering does not start from 0001.
If you use a card which already has images recorded, the file
numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.140).
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Troubleshooting Guide
The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.
The correct date and time has not been set (p.29).
No image appears on the TV screen.
Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in
(p.167, 169).
Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as
the TV set (p.214).
Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.169).
The card reader does not detect the card.
Depending on the card reader and computer OS used, SDXC cards
might not be correctly detected. In such a case, connect your camera
and computer with the provided interface cable, and transfer the
images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software).
C
Y
P
O
The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.
[Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in
the camera. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab, you will not be
able to check the card’s connection status, or disable Eye-Fi card
transmission when the tab is in the locked position.
Printing-Related Problems
There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction
manual.
What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. This
instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.180).
223
Error Codes
Error No.
If there is a problem with the camera, an
error message will appear. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Countermeasures
No.
01
02
Error Message & Solution
Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the
lens contacts.
Î Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a
Canon lens (p.13, 16).
Y
P
O
Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change card or format card
with camera.
Î Remove and insert the card again, replace the card, or format the
card (p.31, 42).
C
Cannot save images because card is full. Replace card.
04
05
Î Replace the card, erase unnecessary images, or format the card
(p.31, 171, 42).
The built-in flash could not be raised. Turn the camera off and on
again.
Î Operate the power switch (p.27).
06
Sensor cleaning is not possible. Turn the camera off and on
again.
Î Operate the power switch (p.27).
10, 20, Shooting is not possible due to an error. Turn the camera off and
30, 40, on again or re-install the battery.
50, 60, Î Operate the power switch, remove and install the battery pack
70, 80
again, or use a Canon lens (p.27, 26)
* If the error still persists, write down the error No. and contact your nearest
Canon Service Center.
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Specifications
• Type
Type:
Recording media:
Image sensor size:
Compatible lenses:
Lens mount:
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in
flash
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory
card
22.3 x 14.9 mm
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the
lens focal length)
Canon EF mount
• Image Sensor
Type:
Effective pixels:
Aspect ratio:
Dust delete feature:
CMOS sensor
Approx. 18.00 megapixels
3:2
Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
• Recording System
Recording format:
Image type:
Recorded pixels:
Y
P
O
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Large : Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
Medium : Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)
Small : Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
RAW
: Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
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• Image Processing
Picture Style:
White balance:
Noise reduction:
Automatic image
brightness correction:
Highlight tone priority:
Lens peripheral
illumination correction:
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful,
Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light,
White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom
White balance correction and white balance bracketing
features provided
* Color temperature information transmission enabled
Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Provided
Provided
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Specifications
• Viewfinder
Type:
Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage:
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification:
Approx. 0.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point:
Approx. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.0 - +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen:
Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror:
Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview: Provided
• Autofocus
Type:
AF points:
Metering range:
Focus modes:
AF-assist beam:
TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
9 AF points
EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing
(MF)
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
• Exposure Control
Metering modes:
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63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range:
EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens,
ISO 100)
Exposure control:
Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up,
Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Creative Auto,
Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE,
depth-of-field AE, manual exposure
ISO speed:
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 - 3200 set automatically
(Recommended
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 - 6400 (in whole-stop
exposure index)
increments), ISO 100 - 6400
Auto, or ISO speed expanded to
ISO 12800
Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual
exposure compensation)
Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock:
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative
metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
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Specifications
• Shutter
Type:
Shutter speeds:
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec. (Full Auto mode), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range.
Available range varies by shooting mode.)
• Flash
Built-in flash:
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide No.: 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view
Recycling time approx. 3 sec.
External flash:
EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the
camera)
Flash metering:
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock:
Provided
PC terminal:
None
• Drive System
Drive mode:
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Single shooting, continuous shooting, self-timer with 10sec. or 2-sec. delay and 10-sec. delay with continuous
shooting
Continuous shooting speed: Max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.
Max. burst:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 34 shots
RAW: Approx. 6 shots
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 3 shots
* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO
100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.
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• Live View Shooting
Focusing:
Metering modes:
Metering range:
Grid display:
Live mode, Face detection Live mode (Contrast
detection)
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Evaluative metering with the image sensor
EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens,
ISO 100)
Two types
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Specifications
• Movie Shooting
Movie compression:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Audio recording format: Linear PCM
Recording format:
MOV
Recording size
and frame rate:
1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p
1280x720 (HD)
: 60p/50p
640x480 (SD)
: 60p/50p
Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p
* 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.976 fps, 60p:
59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps
File size:
1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.
1280x720 (60p/50p)
: Approx. 330 MB/min.
640x480 (60p/50p)
: Approx. 165 MB/min.
Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.
Focusing:
Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Metering modes:
Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with
the image sensor
* Automatically set by the focusing mode
Metering range:
EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens,
ISO 100)
Exposure control:
Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for
movies and manual exposure
ISO speed:
With autoexposure shooting:
Automatically set within ISO 100 - 6400
With manual exposure:
Manually settable within ISO 100 - 6400 (in whole-stop
increments), ISO auto
Sound recording:
Built-in monaural microphone
External stereo microphone terminal provided
Grid display:
Two types
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Type:
Monitor size and dots:
Coverage:
Brightness adjustment:
Interface language:
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TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
3.0-in. with approx. 1.04 million dots
Approx. 100%
Manual (7 levels)
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Specifications
• Image Playback
Image display formats: Single image, Single image + Info (Basic info, detailed
info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index, image
rotate possible
Zoom magnification:
Approx. 1.5x - 10x
Image browsing methods: Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting
date, by movie, by stills
Highlight alert:
Overexposed highlights blink
Movie playback:
Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Built-in speaker
• Direct Printing
Compatible printers:
Printable images:
Print ordering:
PictBridge-compatible printers
JPEG and RAW images
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
• Custom Functions
Custom Functions:
My Menu registration:
Copyright information:
• Interface
Audio/video OUT/
Digital terminal:
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Entry and inclusion possible
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For personal computer communication and direct printing
(Hi-Speed USB equivalent)
HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone
IN terminal:
3.5mm dia. stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3
Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6
• Power Source
Battery:
Battery life:
(Based on CIPA
testing standards)
Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8
* With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached, size-AA/LR6
batteries can be used
With viewfinder shooting:
Approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F
With Live View shooting:
Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F
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Specifications
• Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3 mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
Weight:
Approx. 530 g / 18.7 oz. (CIPA testing standards)
Approx. 475 g / 16.8 oz. (body only)
• Operation Environment
Working temperature range: 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity:
85% or less
• Battery Pack LP-E8
Type:
Rated voltage:
Battery capacity:
Working temperature range:
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
7.2 V DC
1120 mAh
During charging: 6°C - 40°C / 43°F - 104°F
During shooting: 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity:
85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.1 x 15.4 x 55.2 mm / 1.5 x 0.6 x 2.2 in.
Weight:
Approx. 52 g / 1.8 oz.
• Battery Charger LC-E8
Compatible battery:
Recharging time:
Rated input:
Rated output:
Working temperature range:
Working humidity:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Weight:
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Battery Pack LP-E8
Approx. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F)
100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
8.4 V DC / 720mA
6°C - 40°C / 43°F - 104°F
85% or less
69 x 28 x 87.5 mm / 2.7 x 1.1 x 3.4 in.
Approx. 82 g / 2.9 oz.
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Compatible battery:
Recharging time:
Rated input:
Rated output:
Working temperature range:
Working humidity:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Weight:
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Battery Pack LP-E8
Approx. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F)
100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
8.4 V DC / 720mA
6°C - 40°C / 43°F - 104°F
85% or less
69 x 28 x 87.5 mm / 2.7 x 1.1 x 3.4 in.
Approx. 82 g / 2.9 oz.
Specifications
• EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Angle of view:
Diagonal extent: 74°20’ - 27°50’
Horizontal extent: 64°30’ - 23°20’
Vertical extent: 45°30’ - 15°40’
Lens construction:
11 elements in 9 groups
Minimum aperture:
f/22 - 36
Closest focusing distance: 0.25 m / 0.82 ft. (From image sensor plane)
Max. magnification:
0.34x (at 55 mm)
207 x 134 - 67 x 45 mm / 8.1 x 5.3 - 2.6 x 1.8 in. (at 0.25 m / 0.82 ft.)
Field of view:
Image Stabilizer:
Lens shift type
Filter size:
58 mm
Lens cap:
E-58
Max. diameter x length: 68.5 x 70 mm / 2.7 x 2.8 in.
Weight:
Approx. 200 g / 7.1 oz.
Hood:
EW-60C (sold separately)
Case:
LP814 (sold separately)
• EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Angle of view:
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Diagonal extent: 74°20’ - 11°30’
Horizontal extent: 64°30’ - 9°30’
Vertical extent: 45°30’ - 6°20’
Lens construction:
16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperture:
f/22 - 36
Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.49 m / 1.61 ft.
(327 x 503 mm / 12.9 x 19.8 in. field of view)
At 135mm focal length: 0.45 m / 1.48 ft.
(75 x 112 mm / 3.0 x 4.4 in. field of view)
* Distance from image sensor plane
Max. magnification:
0.21x (at 135mm)
Image Stabilizer:
Lens shift type
Filter size:
67 mm
Lens cap:
E-67U
Max. diameter x length: 75.4 x 101 mm / 3.0 x 4.0 in.
Weight:
Approx. 455 g / 16.0 oz.
Hood:
EW-73B (sold separately)
Case:
LP1116 (sold separately)
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All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.
Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.
If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the
respective lens maker.
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Trademarks
Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
in the United States and other countries.
SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or
registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.
All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this
manual are the property of their respective owners.
* This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif
2.21 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard that enhances
compatibility between digital cameras and printers. By connecting the camera
to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the shooting information is incorporated to
optimize the print output.
About MPEG-4 Licensing
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“This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be
used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video
that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a
video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.
No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.”
* Notice displayed in English as required.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with
genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this
product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery
pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request
such repairs on a chargeable basis.
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Safety Warnings
Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury, death,
and material damage.
Preventing Serious Injury or Death
• To prevent fire, excessive heat, chemical leakage, and explosions, follow the
safeguards below:
- Do not use any batteries, power sources, and accessories not specified in this
booklet. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries.
- Do not short-circuit, disassemble, or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. Do
not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. Do not expose
the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. And do not subject the battery
pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock.
- Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). Do not
mix new and old or different types of batteries.
- Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range
of 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F). Also, do not exceed the recharging time.
- Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera,
accessories, connecting cables, etc.
• Keep the back-up battery away from children. If a child swallows the battery, consult a
physician immediately. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.)
• When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery, insulate the electrical contacts
with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. This is to prevent
fire or an explosion.
• If excessive heat, smoke, or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging,
immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging
and prevent a fire.
• If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks, changes color, deforms, or emits smoke or
fumes, remove it immediately. Be careful not to get burned in the process.
• Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes, skin, and clothing. It can
cause blindness or skin problems. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes, skin, or
clothing, flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. See a
physician immediately.
• During the recharging, keep the equipment away from the reach of children. The cord
can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock.
• Do not leave any cords near a heat source. It can deform the cord or melt the
insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.
• Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. It may cause an accident.
• Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It may impair the person’s vision. When
using flash to photograph an infant, keep at least 1 meter away.
• Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use, remove the battery pack and
disconnect the power plug. This is to prevent electrical shock, heat generation, and
fire.
• Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. This is to prevent an
explosion or fire.
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• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts, do
not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.
• Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. High-voltage internal parts can cause
electrical shock.
• Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens.
Doing so may damage your vision.
• Keep the camera from the reach of small children. The neck strap can accidentally
choke the child.
• Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. This is to prevent fire and
electrical shock.
• Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital, check if it is allowed.
Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s
instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment.
• To prevent fire and electrical shock, follow the safeguards below:
- Always insert the power plug all the way in.
- Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.
- When unplugging a power plug, grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord.
- Do not scratch, cut, or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord.
Also do not twist or tie the cords.
- Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet.
- Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged.
• Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around
the power outlet. If the surrounding is dusty, humid, or oily, the dust on the power outlet
may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire.
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Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage
• Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. The
equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.
• Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Doing so may cause
injury. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.
• Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap
attached. Otherwise, the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire.
• Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Doing so may trap
heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire.
• If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera,
promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. This is to prevent fire and
electrical shock.
• Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Doing so
may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. The battery pack or back-up
battery can also become hot and cause skin burns.
• Do not use paint thinner, benzene, or other organic solvents to clean the equipment.
Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard.
If the product does not work properly or requires repair, contact
your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center.
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Digital Camera Model DS126271 Systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used
with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part
15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise
specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you
could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
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This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
When connecting to and using a household power outlet, use only AC
Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (rated input: 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz, rated output:
7.4 V DC). Using anything else can cause fire, overheating, or
electrical shock.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS — This manual contains important safety
and operating instructions for Battery Charger LC-E8 & LC-E8E.
2. Before using the charger, read all instructions and cautionary remarks on
(1) the charger, (2) the battery pack, and (3) the product using the battery
pack.
3. CAUTION — To reduce risk of injury, charge only the Battery Pack LP-E8.
Other types of batteries may burst, causing personal injury and other
damage.
4. Do not expose the charger to rain or snow.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Canon may result in
fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than
by cord when disconnecting charger.
7. Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or
otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
8. Do not operate the charger with damaged cord or plug - replace them
immediately.
9. Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped,
or otherwise damaged in any way; take it to a qualified serviceman.
10. Do not disassemble the charger; take it to a qualified serviceman when
service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
11. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger from outlet before
attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTION
Unless otherwise stated in this manual, there are no user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified serviceman.
USA and Canada only:
The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is
recyclable. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on
how to recycle this battery.
For CA, USA only
Included lithium battery contains Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ for details.
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO LOCAL REGULATION.
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Index
1280x720 ......................................131
Battery Grip .................................. 216
1920x1080 ....................................131
Beeper.......................................... 138
1st-curtain sync.............................148
Black-and-white image ............. 76, 93
2nd-curtain sync............................148
Built-in flash........................ 64, 79, 82
2-sec. self-timer ..............................71
Bulb ................................................ 84
4- or 9-image index display...........156
BULB (Bulb exposure).................... 84
640x480 ........................................131
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C
C (Creative Auto) ......................... 55
A/V OUT................................160, 169
Cable ........................ 3, 160, 167, 169
Access lamp....................................32
Camera
Camera shake.......................... 106
Clear settings ........................... 144
Holding the camera.................... 36
Settings display........................ 143
A-DEP
(Automatic depth-of-field AE)..........85
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Adobe RGB.....................................96
AE lock............................97, 112, 134
AEB.................................................89
AF → Focusing
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AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)................67
AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ................67
AI Servo AF.....................................67
Aperture-priority AE ........................80
Audio/video OUT...................160, 169
Auto Lighting Optimizer...........45, 103
Auto playback → Slide show
Auto power off.........................27, 139
Autofocus → Focusing
Av (Aperture-priority AE).................80
Camera shake ......................... 35 - 37
Card...................................... 2, 13, 31
Card reminder .................... 31, 138
Eye-Fi....................................... 208
Format........................................ 42
Problem.............................. 32, 224
SD speed class ........................ 123
SDHC/SDXC................................ 2
Center-weighted average
metering ......................................... 86
Cleaning (image sensor) .............. 150
Clock → Date/Time
Close-up ......................................... 52
Color space .................................... 96
B
Color temperature .......................... 99
B/W (Monochrome).........................76
Color tone....................................... 92
Basic Zone modes ..........................20
Continuous shooting....................... 70
Battery → Power
Contrast.......................................... 92
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Index
Copyright information....................199
File number .................................. 140
Creative Auto ..................................55
File size .......................... 72, 132, 173
Creative Zone modes .....................20
Filter effect (Monochrome) ............. 93
Custom Functions.........................190
Clear all ....................................190
List............................................191
Firmware Ver. ............................... 214
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Date/Time .......................................29
DC coupler....................................203
Depth-of-field preview.....................82
Dial............................................16, 77
Digital terminal ..............................176
Dioptric adjustment .........................36
Direct printing → Printing
DPOF............................................185
Drive mode ...............................70, 71
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Dust Delete Data ..........................151
E
Erase (image) ...............................171
Error codes ...................................224
Evaluative metering ........................86
Exposure compensation .................87
Extension ......................................141
External Speedlite.................147, 206
Eye-Fi card ...................................208
Eyepiece cover .......................23, 205
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Flash .............................................. 64
2nd-curtain sync ...................... 148
Built-in flash ............................... 64
Custom Functions.................... 149
Effective range ........................... 64
External Speedlite............ 147, 206
FE lock....................................... 98
Flash exposure compensation... 88
Flash off ............................... 49, 56
Flash-sync speed..................... 192
Menu setting ............................ 147
Red-eye reduction ..................... 65
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Flash exposure compensation ....... 88
Focus confirmation light ................. 46
Focus lock ...................................... 48
Focus mode switch .................. 33, 69
Focusing
AF mode ............................ 66, 113
AF point selection ...................... 68
AF-assist beam.................. 47, 194
Beeper ..................................... 138
Difficult-to-focus subjects .. 117, 202
Manual focusing................. 69, 120
Out of focus ............... 47, 117, 202
Recompose................................ 48
Format (card initialization).............. 42
Frame rate.................................... 131
Face detection Live mode (AF).....114
Full Auto ......................................... 46
Faithful ............................................76
Full HD ................................. 123, 131
FE lock............................................98
Full High-Definition............... 131, 160
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Function availability table..............210
Image dust prevention.................. 151
Image review time ........................ 138
G
Grid display ...........................112, 134
Image verification data ................. 197
Image Zone .................................... 20
Image-recording quality.................. 72
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HDMI.....................................160, 167
Index display ................................ 156
HDMI CEC
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface
Consumer Electronics Control) ....168
ISO speed ...................................... 62
Auto............................................ 63
ISO expansion ......................... 192
Maximum ISO speed
with Auto ISO ............................. 63
High-Definition ..............131, 160, 167
Highlight alert ................................173
Highlight detail loss .......................173
J
Highlight tone priority ..............62, 194
JPEG .............................................. 72
Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ........174
Jump display ................................ 157
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Household power ..........................203
L
I
C
Landscape................................ 51, 75
ICC profile .......................................96
Language selection ........................ 30
Image
Auto playback ...........................165
Erase ........................................171
Highlight alert............................173
Histogram .................................174
Index.........................................156
Jump display
(Image browsing)......................157
Magnified view..........................158
Playback .............................58, 155
Protect ......................................170
Rotate ...............................142, 159
Shooting information.........110, 173
View on TV .......................160, 167
LCD monitor ................................... 13
Auto off..................................... 146
Brightness adjustment ............. 139
Display switching ....................... 44
Image playback.................. 58, 155
Menu screen .............................. 40
Screen color............................. 146
Shooting settings display ........... 18
Lens................................... 21, 33 - 35
Attaching/Detaching ................... 33
Lens peripheral illumination
correction...................................... 104
Live mode (AF)............................. 113
Image area......................................34
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Index
Live View shooting........................107
Focusing...................................113
Grid display ..............................112
Possible shots ..........................109
Long exposures → Bulb
Low level format........................42, 43
M
M (Manual exposure)......................83
Magnified view ......................120, 158
Malfunction ...................................218
Manual exposure ....................83, 127
Manual focusing......................69, 120
Maximum burst ...............................73
Memory card → Card
Menu
Menu settings ...........................212
My Menu...................................198
Setting operation ........................40
C
Movie
Autoexposure shooting ............ 124
Editing out first and last
scenes ..................................... 164
Enjoying ................................... 160
File size.................................... 132
Frame rate ............................... 131
Manual exposure shooting....... 127
Movie crop ............................... 131
Playback .................................. 162
Recording size ......................... 131
Recording time......................... 132
Shooting................................... 123
Sound recording ...................... 134
Still photo shooting................... 129
View on TV ...................... 160, 167
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My Menu ...................................... 198
N
Neutral............................................ 76
Metering mode................................86
Night Portrait .................................. 54
Metering timer.......................112, 134
Night scene .................................... 51
MF (Manual focusing) .............69, 120
Noise reduction
High ISO speed ........... 70, 74, 193
Long exposure ................... 84, 193
Microphone ...................................134
Mirror lockup .........................106, 195
Mode Dial........................................20
Monochrome...................................76
Nomenclature.......................... 16 - 22
NTSC ................................... 131, 214
O
ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ............ 66
One-Shot AF .................................. 66
P
P (Program AE).............................. 60
PAL....................................... 131, 214
240
Index
Paper settings (printing)................178
R
Partial metering...............................86
RAW ........................................ 72 - 74
Peripheral illumination correction ...104
RAW+JPEG............................. 72 - 74
PictBridge......................................175
Recharge........................................ 24
Picture Style
Adjustment..................................91
Selection.....................................75
User defined ...............................94
Red-eye reduction .......................... 65
Pixels ..............................................72
Revert to default settings.............. 144
Playback .................................58, 155
Rotate (image)...................... 142, 159
Release shutter without card.......... 31
Remote control
shooting.................... 57, 71, 133, 204
Portrait ................................50, 54, 75
Possible shots.........................28, 109
Power
Auto power off ....................27, 139
Battery check..............................28
Household power......................203
Possible shots ....................28, 109
Recharge ....................................24
Switch .........................................27
C
S
Safety warnings............................ 233
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Printing..........................................176
Page layout...............................179
Paper settings...........................179
Print Order (DPOF)...................185
Printing effects..................180, 182
Tilt correction ............................183
Trimming...................................183
Saturation ....................................... 92
SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card
Self-timer ........................................ 71
Sensor cleaning.............. 27, 150, 153
Sepia (Monochrome)...................... 93
Sharpness ...................................... 92
Shooting information
display .......................... 110, 126, 173
Program AE ....................................60
Program shift ..............................61
Protect (image erase-protection) ...170
Q
Q (Quick Control) ............................38
Quick Control screen ......................38
Quick mode (AF)...........................118
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Index
Shooting mode................................20
A-DEP
(Automatic depth-of-field AE) .....85
M (Manual exposure) .................83
Av (Aperture-priority AE) ............80
Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...............78
P (Program AE) ..........................60
C (Creative Auto) .....................55
1 (Full Auto).............................46
7 (Flash Off) ............................49
2 (Portrait) ................................50
3 (Landscape) .........................51
4 (Close-up) .............................52
5 (Sports).................................53
6 (Night Portrait) .......................54
k (Movie shooting).................123
Shooting settings display ................18
Shutter button .................................37
C
Shutter-priority AE ..........................78
Slide show ....................................165
Sound recording ...........................134
Speaker.........................................162
Sports..............................................53
Spot metering..................................86
sRGB ..............................................96
Standard .........................................75
Stopped-down aperture ..................82
Strap ...............................................23
System map..................................216
T
Tone priority ..................................194
Toning effect (Monochrome) ...........93
Trimming (printing)........................183
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Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .................. 78
V
Video system........................ 169, 214
View on TV........................... 160, 167
Viewfinder ...................................... 19
Dioptric adjustment .................... 36
Volume (Movie playback) ............. 163
W
WB → White balance
White balance ................................ 99
Bracketing................................ 102
Correction ................................ 101
Custom ...................................... 99
Personal................................... 100
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Quick Reference Guide
Menu Operations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q Quick Control Screen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Image-recording Quality - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Picture Style - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nomenclature - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Basic Zone Modes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Using the Built-in Flash- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Creative Zone Modes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - d: Program AE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - s: Shutter-priority AE - - - - - - - - - - - - - f: Aperture-priority AE- - - - - - - - - - - - E: AF Mode- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - S AF Point - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Z: ISO Speed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - i Drive Mode - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A Live View Shooting- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - k Shooting Movies - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Custom Functions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Image Playback - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Software Start Guide
EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.256
Installing the Software - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.257
Software Instruction Manual - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.258
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Menu Operations
<M>
button
<0> button
LCD
monitor
<S>
Cross keys
1. Press the <M> button to display the menu.
2. Press the <U> key to select the tab, then press the
<V> key to select the desired item.
3. Press <0> to display the setting.
4. After setting the item, press <0>.
Basic Zone Modes
C
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Movie Shooting Mode
Creative Zone
Modes
Tab
Menu items
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Menu settings
Quick Reference Guide
Q Quick Control Screen
With the shooting settings
displayed, press the <Q> button.
The Quick Control screen will
appear.
Aperture
ISO speed
Shutter speed
Exposure
compensation/
AEB setting
Shooting mode
Image-recording
quality
C
Picture Style
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White balance
Highlight tone
priority
Flash exposure
compensation
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Drive mode
Metering mode
AF mode
Press the <S> key to select the function, then turn the <6>
dial to set it.
In the Basic Zone modes (except C), you can select certain
drive modes and the image-recording quality.
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Image-recording Quality
Select [1 Quality], then press <0>.
Press the <U> key to select the quality, then press <0>.
Image-recording quality
Pixels
Possible shots
Y
P
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A Picture StyleN
Press the <XA> button.
Press the <U> key to select
the Picture Style, then press
<0>.
C
Style
Description
P Standard
Q Portrait
R Landscape
V Monochrome
Vivid colors and sharp images.
Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.
Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.
Black-and-white images.
For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful), see the
camera’s instruction manual.
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Nomenclature
Power switch
Mode Dial
<Z> ISO speed
setting button
<D>
Flash button
<6>
Main Dial
Shutter
button
C
<A> Live View shooting/
Movie shooting button
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Focus mode switch
<A> AE lock button
<S> AF point
selection button
Display-off
sensor
<S>
Cross keys
Access lamp
<O> Aperture/Exposure
compensation button
<0> Setting button
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Shooting Settings Display
Aperture
Shutter speed
ISO speed
Exposure level
indicator
White balance
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Drive mode
Shooting mode
Picture Style
Image-recording
quality
Quick Control
AF mode
icon
Battery check
zxcn
OK
NG
Viewfinder Information
C
Y
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Possible shots
Metering mode
AF point activation indicator <•>
Spot metering
circle
AF points
Focus
confirmation light
AE lock
Flash-ready
Flash exposure
compensation
Shutter speed
Aperture
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Max. burst
Monochrome shooting
ISO speed
Exposure level indicator
Quick Reference Guide
Basic Zone Modes
Ba
All the settings necessary for
shooting are set automatically. You
just press the shutter button, and
the camera does the rest.
sic Z o n e
1 Full Auto
C Creative Auto
7 Flash Off
2 Portrait
3 Landscape
4 Close-up
5 Sports
6 Night Portrait
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(Displayed only when <C> is set.)
Press the <Q> button, then press
the <S> key to select the function.
Turn the <6> dial to set the
function.
C
D Using the Built-in Flash
Basic Zone Modes
If necessary, the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light
or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes).
Creative Zone Modes
Press the <D> button to pop up
the built-in flash, then shoot.
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ati
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Creative Zone Modes
e
ne
Zo
You can change the camera
settings as desired to shoot in
various ways.
d: Program AE
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture
in the same way as the <1> mode.
Set the Mode Dial to <d>.
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s: Shutter-priority AE
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
Turn the <6> dial to set the desired
shutter speed, then focus the subject.
The aperture will be set automatically.
If the aperture display blinks, turn the
<6> dial until it stops blinking.
C
f: Aperture-priority AE
Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
Turn the <6> dial to set the desired
aperture, then focus the subject.
The shutter speed will be set
automatically.
If the shutter speed display blinks,
turn the <6> dial until it stops
blinking.
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E: AF ModeN
Set the lens focus mode switch
to <f>.
Press the <ZE> button.
Press the <U> key to select
the AF mode, then press <0>.
S AF PointN
X(One-Shot AF):
For still subjects
9(AI Focus AF):
Switches the AF mode
automatically
Z(AI Servo AF):
For moving subjects
C
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Press the <S> button.
Press the <S> key to select the
AF point.
While looking at the viewfinder,
you can select the AF point by
turning the <6> dial until the
desired AF point flashes in red.
Pressing <0> toggles the AF
point selection between the
center AF point and automatic
AF point selection.
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Z: ISO SpeedN
Press the <Z> button.
Turn the <6> dial or press the
<U> key to select the ISO
speed.
When “AUTO” is selected, the
ISO speed is set automatically.
When you press the shutter
button halfway, the ISO speed
setting will be displayed.
i Drive ModeN
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Press the <YiQ> button.
Press the <U> key to select
the drive mode, then press <0>.
u : Single shooting
i : Continuous shooting
Q : Self-timer/Remote control*
C
l : Self-timer:2 sec
q : Self-timer:Continuous*
* The <Q> and <q> drive
modes can be selected in all
shooting modes.
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A Live View Shooting
Press the <A> button to
display the Live View image.
Press the shutter button halfway
to focus.
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P
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Press the shutter button
completely to take the picture.
C
To change the Live View settings, use the [6 Live View
function settings] menu.
Battery Life with Live View Shooting
Temperature
No Flash
At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 200 shots
50% Flash Use
Approx. 180 shots
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k Shooting Movies
Set the Mode Dial to <k>.
Press the shutter button halfway
to focus.
Press the <A> button to start
shooting a movie. To stop movie
shooting, press <A> again.
To shoot still photos, press the
shutter button.
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Custom FunctionsN
1 Exposure level
increments
C
2 ISO expansion
3 Flash sync. speed in Av
mode
4 Long exposure noise
reduction
5 High ISO speed noise
reduction
6 Highlight tone priority
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7 AF-assist beam firing
8 Mirror lockup
9 Shutter/AE lock button
10 Assign SET button
11 LCD display when
power ON
12 Add image verification
data
Quick Reference Guide
Image Playback
y
u
y
Index
u
Magnify
Select image
C
Y
P
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S
L Erase
x Playback
B Shooting information
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EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk
This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL.
EOS Utility
Software that lets you connect your computer and camera in order to
download images (still images/movies) shot with the camera to the
computer, set various settings of the camera, and remotely shoot
photos by operating the computer.
Digital Photo Professional
This software is recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW
images. You can view/edit/process/print RAW images at high speed.
You can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images.
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ZoomBrowser EX (Win) / ImageBrowser (Mac)
This software is recommended for users who mainly shoot JPEG
images. You can easily view/edit/organize/sort/print JPEG images. You
can also play/edit MOV movies and extract still images from movies.
Picture Style Editor
This software is aimed at advanced users who are experienced in
editing images. The software edits Picture Styles and you can create/
save original Picture Style files.
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Installing the Software
Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the
software. The software will not be installed correctly.
Even if the previous version of the software is installed, install the
software by following the steps below (the current software will overwrite
the previous version).
1
Insert EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).
For Macintosh, double-click to open the CD-ROM icon displayed
on the desktop, and double-click on [Canon EOS Digital
Installer].
2 Click [Easy Installation] and follow the instructions on
the screen to install.
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For Macintosh, click [Install].
C
3 Click [Restart] and remove the CD once the computer
restarts.
When the computer has restarted, the installation is complete.
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Software Instruction Manual
Contains the Instruction Manual files for the software provided.
Copying and Viewing the Instruction Manual PDFs
1
Insert the [Software INSTRUCTION MANUAL] CD into
your computer.
2 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
For Windows, it is the icon displayed in [My Computer].
For Macintosh, it is the icon displayed on the desktop.
3 Copy the [English] folder to your computer.
Instruction Manual PDFs with the following names are copied.
EOS Utility
Digital Photo Professional
C
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Picture Style Editor
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Windows
Macintosh
EUx.xW_E_xx
EUx.xM_E_xx
DPPx.xW_E_xx
DPPx.xM_E_xx
ZBx.xW_E_xx
IBx.xM_E_xx
PSEx.xW_E_xx
PSEx.xM_E_xx
4 Double-click the copied PDF file.
Adobe Reader (Version 6.0 or later) must be installed in your
computer.
Adobe Reader can be downloaded free from the Internet.
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