EOS 7D Mark II (G)
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Basic Instruction Manual
This basic manual covers only the most basic operations.
For other features and more details, see the
Camera Instruction Manual
PDF file in the CD-ROM.
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Introduction
The EOS 7D Mark II (G) is a digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a
fine-detail CMOS sensor with approx. 20.2 effective megapixels, Dual
DIGIC 6, approx. 100% viewfinder coverage, high-precision and highspeed 65-point AF (Cross-type AF point: Max. 65 points), approx. 10.0
fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, Full High-Definition (Full
HD) movie shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and GPS function.
Before Starting to Shoot, Be Sure to Read the Following
To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the “Safety
Warnings” (p.174-176) and “Handling Precautions” (p.14-15).
Refer to This Manual While Using the Camera to Further
Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they
come out. You can then better understand the camera.
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Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, play images back and check whether they have been
properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the
images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon
cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
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Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded
images of people and certain subjects for anything but private
enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions,
etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.
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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items are included with your
camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.
Eyecup Eg
Camera
(with body cap)
Wide Strap
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Battery Charger
Battery Pack
LP-E6N
LC-E6/LC-E6E*
(with protective cover)
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Interface Cable
IFC-150U II
Cable
protector
* Battery Charger LC-E6 or LC-E6E is provided. (The LC-E6E comes with a
power cord.)
The Instruction Manual and CD-ROMs provided are listed on the next page.
If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lenses are included.
Depending on the Lens Kit type, a lens instruction manual may also be
included.
Be careful not to lose any of the above items.
Connecting to Peripheral Devices
When connecting the camera to a computer or printer, use the provided
interface cable or one from Canon. When connecting an interface cable, also
use the provided cable protector (p.27).
In this manual, “CF card” refers to CompactFlash cards and “SD
card” refers to SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. “Card” refers to all memory
cards used to record images or movies.
* The camera does not come with a card for recording images/
movies. Please purchase it separately.
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Instruction Manual and CD-ROMs
The instruction manual consists of a booklet, leaflets, and electronic
manuals (PDF files on the CD-ROM). The booklet is the Basic
Instruction Manual. For more detailed instructions, see the Camera
Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM disc.
Camera Basic
Instruction Manual
(this booklet)
GPS Cautions
Quick Reference Guide
Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM
Contains the following manuals in PDF format:
• Camera Instruction Manual (Detailed version)
• Quick Reference Guide
Instructions for viewing the Camera Instruction Manual
CD-ROM are on pages 164-165.
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Software CD-ROM (EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk)
Contains various software. For more information and
installation procedures of the software, see pages 168170.
Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM
Contains software manuals in PDF format. Instructions for
viewing the Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM are on
page 171.
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Compatible Cards
The camera can use the following cards regardless of capacity: If the
card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or
computer, it is recommended that you format the card with this
camera (p.58).
CF (CompactFlash) cards
* Type I, UDMA mode 7-compatible.
SD/SDHC*/SDXC* memory cards
* UHS-I cards supported.
Cards that Can Record Movies
When shooting movies, use a large-capacity card with a fast reading/
writing speed as shown in the table.
Movie Recording Size (p.145)
ALL-I (For editing)
L:87
IPB (Standard)
Other than above
IPB (Light)
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Movie Recording Size (p.145)
ALL-I (For editing)
L:87
Other than above
IPB (Light)
IPB (Standard)
CF Card: Recording Formats
MOV
MP4
30 MB/sec. or faster
30 MB/sec. or faster
10 MB/sec. or faster
10 MB/sec. or faster
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SD Card: Recording Formats
MOV
MP4
20 MB/sec. or faster
20 MB/sec. or faster
6 MB/sec. or faster
4 MB/sec. or faster
If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie may
not be recorded properly. Also, if you play back a movie on a card
with a slow reading speed, the movie may not play back properly.
If you want to shoot still photos while shooting a movie, you will need
an even faster card.
To check the card’s reading/writing speed, refer to the card
manufacturer’s Web site.
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Quick Start Guide
Insert the battery (p.32).
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To charge the battery, see page 30.
Insert the card (p.33).
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The camera-front side slot is
for a CF card, and the
camera-back side slot is for
an SD card.
* Shooting is possible with either a CF card or an SD card in the camera.
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White index
Red index
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Attach the lens (p.42).
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Align the lens’s white or red mount
index with the camera’s index of the
same color.
Set the lens’s focus mode
switch to <f> (p.42).
Set the power switch to <1>
(p.37).
Quick Start Guide
While holding down the center
of the Mode Dial, set it to <A>
(Scene Intelligent Auto) (p.23).
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All the necessary camera settings
will be set automatically.
Focus on the subject (p.47).
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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 on the
subject.
If necessary, the built-in flash will be
raised.
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Take the picture (p.47).
Press the shutter button completely
to take the picture.
Review the picture.
The image just captured will be
displayed for 2 sec. on the LCD
monitor.
To display the image again, press
the <x> button (p.152).
To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor, see “Live View
Shooting” (p.127).
To view the images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.152).
To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.162).
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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6>
<5>
<p>
<9>
<0>
0/9/7/8
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Indicates the Main Dial.
Indicates the Quick Control Dial.
Indicates the AF area selection lever.
Indicates the Multi-controller.
Indicates the Setting button.
Indicates that the corresponding function
remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16
sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials,
and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the
LCD monitor.
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: Indicates a function that can be changed by pressing the
<M> button to change its settings.
M
: When shown on the upper right of a page, it indicates that
the function is available only in the <d>, <s>, <f>,
<a>, or <F> mode.
(p.**)
: Reference page numbers for more information.
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: Warning to prevent shooting problems.
: Supplemental information.
: Tips or advice for better shooting.
: Troubleshooting advice.
Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch
is set to <1> and the <R> switch is set to the left (Multi
function lock released) (p.37, 51).
It is assumed that all the menu settings, Custom Functions, etc. are
set to their defaults.
The illustrations in this manual show the camera attached with the
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens as an example.
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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s
basic operations and shooting procedures.
Introduction
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Getting Started
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Basic Shooting
67
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Setting the AF and Drive Modes
73
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Image Settings
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GPS Settings
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Advanced Operations
115
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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)
127
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Shooting Movies
139
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Image Playback
151
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Viewing the CD-ROM Instruction Manuals /
Downloading Images to Your Computer
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Contents
Introduction
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Item Check List................................................................................. 3
Instruction Manual and CD-ROMs ................................................... 4
Compatible Cards............................................................................. 5
Quick Start Guide ............................................................................. 6
Conventions Used in this Manual..................................................... 8
Chapters........................................................................................... 9
Handling Precautions ..................................................................... 14
Nomenclature ................................................................................. 16
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Getting Started
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Charging the Battery ...................................................................... 30
Installing and Removing the Battery............................................... 32
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Installing and Removing the Card .................................................. 33
Turning on the Power ..................................................................... 37
Setting the Date, Time, and Zone .................................................. 39
Selecting the Interface Language................................................... 41
Attaching and Detaching a Lens .................................................... 42
Lens Image Stabilizer..................................................................... 45
Basic Operation.............................................................................. 46
Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions ....................................... 53
3 Menu Operations .................................................................. 55
Before You Start............................................................................. 58
l Displaying the Grid .................................................................. 62
Q Displaying the Electronic Level............................................... 63
Setting the Viewfinder Information Display..................................... 65
Help........................................................................................... 66
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Contents
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Basic Shooting
67
A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto) ...................68
A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto) ......................... 71
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Setting the AF and Drive Modes
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f: Selecting the AF Operation ..................................................... 74
S Selecting the AF Area and AF Point ......................................... 78
AF Sensor ....................................................................................... 82
Lenses and Usable AF Points.........................................................83
Selecting AI Servo AF Characteristics ............................................87
MF: Manual Focus .......................................................................... 88
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o Selecting the Drive Mode ........................................................ 89
j Using the Self-timer ................................................................... 90
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Image Settings
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Selecting the Card for Recording and Playback .............................92
Setting the Image-Recording Quality .............................................. 95
i: Setting the ISO Speed ............................................................ 97
A Selecting a Picture Style.........................................................98
B: Setting the White Balance......................................................99
Auto Correction of Brightness and Contrast ................................. 100
Setting Noise Reduction ...............................................................101
Highlight Tone Priority ................................................................... 103
Correction of Lens Peripheral Illumination and Aberrations..........104
Reducing Flicker ........................................................................... 106
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GPS Settings
107
GPS Precautions.......................................................................... 108
Acquiring GPS Signals ................................................................. 109
Setting the Positioning Interval..................................................... 112
Using the Digital Compass ........................................................... 113
Logging the Route Traveled ......................................................... 114
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Advanced Operations
115
d: Program AE ............................................................................ 116
s: Shutter-Priority AE................................................................ 117
f: Aperture-Priority AE ............................................................. 118
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a: Manual Exposure ................................................................... 119
q Selecting the Metering Mode.................................................. 121
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O Setting Exposure Compensation............................................. 122
h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)........................................... 123
A AE Lock................................................................................... 124
D Using the Built-in Flash............................................................. 125
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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)
127
A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .............................................. 128
Using AF to Focus (AF Method)................................................... 131
MF: Focusing Manually ................................................................ 137
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Shooting Movies
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k Shooting Movies .....................................................................140
Autoexposure Shooting ..............................................................140
Shutter-priority AE ......................................................................141
Aperture-priority AE.................................................................... 142
Manual Exposure Shooting ........................................................143
Setting the Movie Recording Size.................................................145
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Image Playback
151
x Image Playback ......................................................................152
B: Shooting Information Display.............................................154
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x Searching for Images Quickly (Index Display)........................158
u Magnifying Images ..................................................................159
k Playing Movies........................................................................ 160
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Viewing the CD-ROM Instruction Manuals /
Downloading Images to Your Computer
163
Viewing the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM ....................... 164
Downloading Images to a Computer.............................................166
Software Overview........................................................................ 168
Installing the Software................................................................... 170
Software Instruction Manual ......................................................... 171
Certification Logo
Select [54: Certification Logo Display] and press <0> to display some
of the logos of the camera’s certifications. Other certification logos can be
found in this Instruction Manual, on the camera body, and on the camera’s
package.
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Handling Precautions
Camera Care
This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or subject it to physical
shock.
The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you
accidentally drop the camera into water, promptly consult the nearest Canon
Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry and clean cloth. If the
camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth.
Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such
as a magnet or electric motor. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near
anything emitting strong radio waves, such as a large antenna. Strong
magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data.
Do not leave the camera in excessive heat, such as in a car in direct
sunlight. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction.
The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never attempt to
disassemble the camera yourself.
Do not block the mirror operation with your finger, etc. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens, viewfinder, reflex mirror, and
focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean
the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt, take the camera to the nearest
Canon Service Center.
Do not remove the focusing screen unless you are changing it. When
changing the focusing screen, do not touch it with bare hands. Instead use
the dedicated tool that came with the interchangeable focusing screen (sold
separately).
Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. This is to
prevent the contacts from corroding. Corroded contacts can cause camera
misoperation.
If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room,
condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. To prevent
condensation, first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to
the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag.
If condensation forms on the camera, do not use the camera. This is to avoid
damaging the camera. If there is condensation, remove the lens, card and
battery from the camera, and wait until condensation has evaporated before
using the camera.
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery
and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Even while the
camera is in storage, press the shutter button a few times once in a while to
check that the camera is still working.
Avoid storing the camera where there are chemicals that result in rust and
corrosion such as in a chemical lab.
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Handling Precautions
If the camera has not been used for an extended period, test all its functions
before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is
an important shoot such as a foreign trip coming up, have the camera
checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure
it is working properly.
If you use continuous shooting, Live View shooting, or movie shooting for a
prolonged period, the camera may become hot. This is not a malfunction.
If there is a bright light source inside or outside the image area, ghosting
may occur.
LCD Panel and LCD Monitor
Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision
technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there may be a few dead pixels
displaying only black or red, etc. among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels.
Dead pixels are not a malfunction. They do not affect the images recorded.
If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period, screen burn-in may occur
where you see remnants of what was displayed. However, this is only
temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days.
The LCD monitor display may seem slow in low temperatures, or look black
in high temperatures. It will return to normal at room temperature.
Cards
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To protect the card and its recorded data, note the following:
Do not drop, bend, or wet the card. Do not subject it to excessive force,
physical shock, or vibration.
Do not touch the card’s electronic contacts with your fingers or anything
metallic.
Do not affix any stickers, etc., on the card.
Do not store or use the card near anything that has a strong magnetic field,
such as a TV set, speakers, or magnet. Also avoid places prone to having
static electricity.
Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.
Store the card in a case.
Do not store the card in hot, dusty, or humid locations.
Lens
After detaching the lens from the camera, put down the
lens with the rear end up and attach the lens caps to avoid
scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.
Contacts
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Nomenclature
<o> Drive mode selection/
AF operation/AF method selection button (p.89/74/131)
<m> Flash exposure
compensation/ISO speed
setting button (p.97)
<n> White balance selection/
Metering mode selection button (p.99/121)
EF lens mount index (p.42)
Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.125/77)
<U> LCD panel
illumination button (p.52)
EF-S lens mount index (p.42)
<B> AF area
selection/
Multi-function button
(p.80)
GPS antenna
Flash sync contacts
Hot shoe
<6> Main Dial
(p.48)
Mode Dial lock-release
button (p.48)
Shutter button
(p.47)
Self-timer lamp
(p.90)
Remote control
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Depth-of-field preview button
Built-in
microphone
Lens release button (p.43)
Lens lock pin
Lens mount
Contacts (p.15)
Mirror
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Strap mount
(p.26)
<D> Flash
button (p.125)
Grip
(Battery
compartment)
DC coupler cord hole
Body cap (p.42)
Mode Dial
(p.23, 48)
Nomenclature
<p> AF area selection lever (p.50)
LCD panel (p.19-20)
Eyecup
<p>
AF start button
(p.47)
<A> AE lock
button (p.124)
Viewfinder eyepiece
<S>
AF point
selection
button
(p.80-81)
<B> Info button
(p.52, 63, 66, 111,
113, 130, 144, 152)
Power switch (p.37)
<M> Menu button
(p.55)
Terminal cover
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Touch pad (p.51)
<Q> Quick
Control
button (p.53)
<5> Quick
Control Dial (p.49)
<0> Setting button
(p.55)
<Y> External microphone IN terminal
<n> Headphone terminal
<g> Digital terminal (p.166)
<D> PC terminal
<D> HDMI mini OUT terminal
Cable protector socket
<F> Remote control terminal (N3 type)
When connecting the interface cable to a digital terminal, also use the
provided cable protector (p.27).
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Nomenclature
Dioptric adjustment knob (p.46)
<V> Focal plane mark
Speaker (for sound)
<A/k> Live View shooting/
Movie shooting switch
(p.127/139)
<0> Start/Stop button
(p.128, 140)
<b/X>
Creative Photo/
Comparative playback
(Two-image display)
button (p.98)
<9> Multi-controller
(p.50)
<c>
Rating button
Strap mount
(p.26)
<u>
Index/Magnify/
Reduce button
(p.158/159)
<x> Playback
button (p.152)
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<L> Erase button
(p.162)
Speaker (for beeper)
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Battery
compartment
cover release
lever (p.32)
Battery compartment
cover (p.32)
LCD monitor (p.55, 128,
140, 152)
Access lamp (p.36)
Tripod socket
Ambient light sensor
Serial number
SD card slot (p.33)
CF card slot (p.33)
CF card eject button (p.35)
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Card slot
cover (p.33)
Multi function lock switch (p.51)
Nomenclature
LCD Panel
Aperture
Shutter speed
FE lock (FEL)
Busy (buSY)
Built-in flash recycling (buSY)
Multi function lock warning (L)
No card warning (Card)
Error code (Err)
Cleaning image sensor (CLn)
Logging function (LOG)
White balance
(p.99)
Q Auto
W Daylight
E Shade
R Cloudy
Y Tungsten
light
U White
fluorescent
light
I Flash
O Custom
P Color temperature
AF point selection
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] AF, SEL [ ], SEL AF)
AF point registration
([
] HP, SEL [ ], SEL HP)
Card warning (Card 1/2)
Card full warning (FuLL 1/2)
Possible shots
Self-timer countdown
Bulb exposure time
Card error warning (Err)
Error number
Remaining images to record
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Metering mode (p.121)
q Evaluative metering
w Partial metering
r Spot metering
e Center-weighted
average metering
Battery check (p.38)
<h> AEB (p.123)
<J> Bulb timer shooting
<r> GPS acquisition
status (p.109)
<u> White balance correction
<N> Auto Lighting Optimizer
(p.100)
<H> Interval timer shooting
<w> HDR shooting
<P> Multiple-exposure
shooting
* The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Nomenclature
<f> CF card indicator
<J> CF card selection icon
ISO speed (p.97)
<J> SD card selection icon
<g> SD card indicator
<i> ISO speed
(p.97)
<A>
Highlight tone priority
(p.103)
Exposure level indicator
(Setting value)
Exposure compensation amount (p.122)
AEB range (p.123)
Flash exposure compensation amount
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<y> Flash exposure
compensation
<z> Warning symbol
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AF operation (p.74)
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One-Shot AF
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AI Focus AF
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AI Servo AF
4L
Manual focus
Drive mode (p.89)
u Single shooting
o High-speed
continuous shooting
i Low-speed
continuous shooting
B Silent single
shooting
M Silent continuous
shooting
Q Self-timer: 10 sec./
remote control
k Self-timer: 2 sec./
remote control
Nomenclature
Viewfinder Information
Electronic level (p.64)
Large Zone AF frame (p.79)
Spot metering circle (p.121)
Focusing screen
<S> Single AF point
<O> Spot AF point
Grid (p.62)
Exposure level
indicator (Metering/
Flash metering)
Area AF frame
(p.79)
Flicker detection
(p.106)
Shooting mode
White balance (p.99)
Drive mode (p.89)
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AF operation (p.74)
Metering mode (p.121)
<i> AF status
indicator (p.77)
<z>
Warning symbol
Standard exposure index
Exposure level scale
: 1 stop
: 1/3 stop
Overexposure
JPEG/RAW (p.95)
Flash
overexposure
Exposure level
Flash exposure
level
Flash
underexposure
Underexposure
* The display will show only the settings currently applied.
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Nomenclature
<i> ISO speed
(p.97)
<o> Focus
indicator
(p.68, 75)
<z> Battery check
(p.38)
<e> AF status indicator
<A> AE lock (p.124)
AEB in-progress
(p.123)
<D> Flash-ready
(p.125)
Improper FE lock
warning
<d> FE lock
FEB in-progress
<e> High-speed sync
<y> Flash exposure
compensation
Shutter speed (p.117)
FE lock (FEL)
Busy (buSY)
Built-in flash recycling (buSY)
Multi function lock warning (L)
No card warning (Card)
Error code (Err)
Aperture (p.118)
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Maximum burst
Number of remaining
multiple exposures
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ISO speed (p.97)
<A> Highlight tone priority (p.103)
Exposure level indicator
Exposure compensation amount (p.122)
AEB range (p.123)
Flash exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction lamp ON
AF point selection
([
] AF, SEL [ ], SEL AF)
AF point registration
([
] HP, SEL [ ], SEL HP)
Card warning (Card 1/2)
Card full warning (FuLL 1/2)
Nomenclature
Mode Dial
You can set the shooting mode. Turn the Mode Dial while holding down
the Mode Dial center (Mode Dial lock release button).
F : Bulb
a : Manual exposure (p.119)
f : Aperture-priority AE (p.118)
s : Shutter-priority AE (p.117)
d : Program AE (p.116)
A : Scene Intelligent Auto (p.68)
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Custom shooting mode
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You can register the shooting mode (d/s/f/a/F), AF
operation, menu settings, etc., to w, x, y Mode Dial positions.
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Nomenclature
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Focusing ring (p.88, 137)
Focus mode switch (p.42)
Hood mount (p.44)
Zoom position index
Zoom ring lock lever
(p.43)
Filter thread
(front of lens)
Zoom ring (p.43)
Image Stabilizer switch (p.45)
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Contacts (p.15)
Lens mount index (p.42)
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EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Hood mount (p.44)
Focus mode switch (p.42)
Zoom position index
Distance scale
Filter thread
(front of lens)
Zoom ring (p.43)
Focusing ring (p.88, 137)
Image Stabilizer switch (p.45)
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Contacts (p.15)
Lens mount index (p.42)
Nomenclature
Battery Charger LC-E6
Charger for Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6 (p.30).
Power plug
Battery pack slot
Charge lamp
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER-TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet, if needed.
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Battery Charger LC-E6E
Charger for Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6 (p.30).
Power cord
Charge lamp
Battery pack slot
Power cord socket
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Nomenclature
Attaching the Strap
Pass the end of the strap through the
camera’s strap mount eyelet from the
bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s
buckle as shown in the illustration. Pull the
strap to take up any slack and make sure the
strap will not loosen from the buckle.
The eyepiece cover is also attached to
the strap.
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Nomenclature
Using the Cable Protector
When connecting the camera to a computer, printer or Wireless File
Transmitter, use the provided interface cable or one from Canon.
When connecting the interface cable, also use the provided cable
protector. Using the cable protector prevents the cable from accidental
disconnection and the terminal from getting damaged.
Using a Provided Interface Cable and a Genuine HDMI Cable (sold
separately)
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2
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Clamp
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Provided
interface cable
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HDMI cable (sold separately)
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Nomenclature
Using a Genuine Interface Cable (sold separately)
If you use a genuine interface cable (sold
separately), run the cable through the clamp
before attaching the clamp to the cable
protector.
Clamp
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Connecting interface cable without using the cable protector may
damage the digital terminal.
Do not use a USB 2.0 cable equipped with a Micro-B plug. It may
damage the camera’s digital terminal.
As shown in the lower-right illustration for step 4, check that the interface
cable is securely attached to the digital terminal.
To connect the camera to a TV set, using HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold
separately) is recommended. Using the cable protector is recommended
even when connecting an HDMI cable.
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Getting Started
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This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start
shooting and basic camera operations.
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Minimizing Dust
When changing lenses, do it quickly in a place with minimal dust.
When storing the camera without a lens attached, be sure to
attach the body cap to the camera.
Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.
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Charging the Battery
1
Remove the protective cover.
Detach the protective cover provided
with the battery.
the battery.
2 Attach
As shown in the illustration, attach the
battery securely to the charger.
To detach the battery, follow the
above procedure in reverse.
LC-E6
the battery.
3 Recharge
For LC-E6
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As shown by the arrow, flip out the
battery charger’s prongs and insert
the prongs into a power outlet.
For LC-E6E
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Charge Level
0-49%
50-74%
75% or higher
Fully charged
Connect the power cord to the
charger and insert the plug into a
power outlet.
X Recharging starts automatically and
the charge lamp blinks in orange.
Color
Orange
Green
Charge Lamp
Display
Blinks once per second
Blinks twice per second
Blinks three times per second
Lights up
It takes approx. 2 hr. and 30 min. to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at
room temperature (23°C / 73°F). The time required to recharge the battery will vary
greatly depending on the ambient temperature and the battery’s remaining capacity.
For safety reasons, recharging in low temperatures (5°C - 10°C /
41°F - 50°F) will take longer (up to approx. 4 hr.).
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Charging the Battery
Tips for Using the Battery and Charger
Upon purchase, the battery is not fully charged.
Charge the battery before use.
Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used.
Even during storage, a charged battery will gradually drain and lose its capacity.
After recharging the battery, detach it and disconnect the
charger from the power outlet.
You can attach the cover in a different
orientation to indicate whether the battery
has been recharged or not.
If the battery has been recharged, attach the
cover so that the battery-shaped hole <
> is
aligned over the blue sticker on the battery. If the battery is
exhausted, attach the cover in the opposite orientation.
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When not using the camera, remove the battery.
If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period, a small amount
of power current is released, resulting in excess discharge and shorter
battery life. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Storing
the battery when it is fully charged may lower the battery’s performance.
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The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries.
The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/60 Hz
power source. If necessary, attach a commercially-available plug adapter for
the respective country or region. Do not attach any portable voltage
transformer to the battery charger. Doing so can damage the battery charger.
If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully
charged, the battery has reached the end of its service life.
Check the battery’s recharge performance and purchase a new battery.
After disconnecting the charger’s power plug, do not touch the prongs for
approx. 10 sec.
If the battery’s remaining capacity is 94% or higher, the battery will not be
recharged.
The charger cannot charge any battery other than Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6.
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Installing and Removing the Battery
Load a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N (or LP-E6) into the camera.
The camera’s viewfinder becomes bright when a battery is installed,
and darkens when the battery is removed.
Installing the Battery
1
Open the cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the
arrows and open the cover.
the battery.
2 Insert
Insert the end with the battery
contacts.
Insert the battery until it locks in
place.
3
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Close the cover.
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Press the cover until it snaps shut.
Only Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6 can be used.
Removing the Battery
Open the cover and remove the
battery.
Press the battery lock lever as shown
by the arrow and remove the battery.
To prevent short circuiting of the
battery contacts, be sure to attach the
provided protective cover (p.30) to
the battery.
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Installing and Removing the Card
The camera can use a CF card and an SD card. Images can be
recorded when at least one card is installed in the camera.
If both types of card are inserted, you can select which card to record
images to, or simultaneously record images on both cards (p.92-94).
If you use an SD card, be sure the card’s write-protect switch
is set upward to enable writing/erasing.
Installing the Card
1
CF card
Open the cover.
Slide the cover as shown by the
arrows to open it.
card, and the camera-back side slot
is for an SD card.
Face the CF card’s label toward
you and insert the end with the
small holes into the camera.
If the card is inserted in the wrong
way, it may damage the camera.
X The CF card eject button will stick
out.
With the SD card’s label facing
you, push in the card until it clicks
in place.
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SD card
Write-protect switch
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the card.
2 Insert
The camera-front side slot is for a CF
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Installing and Removing the Card
the cover.
3 Close
Close the cover and slide it in the
Card
Possible
selection icon shots
direction shown by the arrows until it
snaps shut.
X When you set the power switch to
<1> (p.37), the number of possible
shots and the loaded card(s) will be
displayed on the LCD panel.
The images will be recorded to the
card indicated by the arrow < >
icon.
CF card indicator
SD card indicator
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The camera cannot use Type II CF cards or hard disk-type cards.
Ultra DMA (UDMA) CF cards can also be used with the camera. UDMA
cards enable faster data writing.
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards are supported. UHS-I SDHC or SDXC
memory cards can also be used.
The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the
card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc.
Even if shooting 2,000 or more shots is possible, the indicator will display
only up to 1999.
Setting [z1: Release shutter without card] to [Disable] will prevent
you from forgetting to insert a card.
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Installing and Removing the Card
Removing the Card
1
Open the cover.
Set the power switch to <2>.
Make sure the access lamp is off,
then open the cover.
If [Recording...] is displayed, close
the cover.
Access lamp
the card.
2 Remove
To remove the CF card, push the
eject button.
To remove the SD card, push it in
gently and release it. Then pull it out.
Pull the card straight out, then close
the cover.
CF card eject button
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Installing and Removing the Card
When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that images are
being written to, read from, or erased from the card, or data is being
transferred. Do not open the card slot cover during this time. Also,
never do any of the following while the access lamp is lit or
blinking. Otherwise, it can damage the image data, card, or camera.
• Removing the card.
• Removing the battery.
• Shaking or banging the camera around.
If the card already contains recorded images, the image number may not
start from 0001.
If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor, remove
and reinsert the card. If the error persists, use a different card.
If you can transfer all the images on the card to a computer, transfer all
the images and then format the card with the camera (p.58). The card
may then return to normal.
Do not touch the SD card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.
Do not expose the contacts to dust or water. If smudges adhere to the
contacts, contact failure may result.
Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used (card error will be displayed).
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Turning on the Power
If you turn on the power switch and the date/time/zone setting
screen appears, see page 39 to set the date/time/zone.
<1> : The camera turns on.
<2> : The camera is turned off and
does not operate. Set to this
position when not using the
camera.
Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch
to <1> or <2>, sensor
cleaning will be executed
automatically. (A small sound may be
heard.) During the sensor cleaning,
the LCD monitor will display <f>.
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You can still shoot during sensor cleaning by pressing the shutter
button halfway (p.47) to stop cleaning and take a picture.
If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short
interval, the <f> icon may not be displayed. This is normal and
not a malfunction.
3 Auto Power Off
To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after 1
minute of non-operation. To turn on the camera again, just press the
shutter button halfway.
You can set the auto power off time with [52: Auto power off]
(p.60).
If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to
the card, [Recording...] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the
recording finishes.
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Turning on the Power
z Checking the Battery Level
When the power switch is set to <1>, the battery level will be
indicated in one of six levels. A blinking battery icon (b) indicates
that the battery will be exhausted soon.
Display
Level (%) 100 - 70 69 - 50 49 - 20 19 - 10
Number of Possible Shots
9-1
0
(Approx. number of shots)
Temperature
Room Temperature
(23°C / 73°F)
Low Temperatures
(0°C / 32°F)
No Flash
800
760
50% Flash Use
670
640
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The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N, no Live View
shooting, and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
Possible shots with Battery Grip BG-E16 (sold separately)
• With LP-E6N x 2: approx. twice the shots without the battery grip.
• With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries at room temperature (23°C / 73°F):
approx. 300 shots with no flash, approx. 250 shots with 50% flash use.
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Doing any of the following will exhaust the battery sooner:
• Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
• Activating the AF frequently without taking a picture.
• Using the lens Image Stabilizer.
• Using the LCD monitor often.
The number of possible shots may decrease depending on the actual
shooting conditions.
The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Depending on
the lens used, the battery may exhaust faster.
For the number of possible shots with Live View shooting, see page 129.
See [53: Battery info.] to check the battery’s condition in detail.
With Battery Grip BG-E16 (sold separately) loaded with size AA/LR6
batteries, a four-level indicator will be displayed. ([x] [m] will not
be displayed.)
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3 Setting the Date, Time, and Zone
When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time/zone are
reset, the date/time/zone setting screen will appear. Follow the steps
below, making sure to set the time zone first. Set the camera to the time
zone in which you currently live so that, when you travel, you can simply
change the setting to the correct time zone for your destination and the
camera will automatically adjust the date/time.
Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based
on this date/time setting. Be sure to set the correct date/time.
1
Display the menu screen.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu screen.
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the [52] tab, select [Date/
2 Under
Time/Zone].
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Press the <Q> button and select the
[5] tab.
Turn the <6> dial to select the [52]
tab.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Date/
Time/Zone], then press <0>.
the time zone.
3 Set[London]
is set by default.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Time
zone].
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Turn the <5> dial to select the time
zone, then press <0>.
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3 Setting the Date, Time, and Zone
the date and time.
4 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the number.
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Turn the <5> dial to select the
desired setting, then press <0>
(Returns to <s>).
saving time.
5 SetSettheit ifdaylight
necessary.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Y].
Press <0> so <r> is displayed.
Turn the <5> dial to select [Z], then
press <0>.
When the daylight saving time is set
to [Z], the time set in step 4 will
advance by 1 hr. If [Y] is set, the
daylight saving time will be canceled
and the time will go back by 1 hr.
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6 ExitTurnthethesetting.
<5> dial to select [OK],
then press <0>.
X The date/time/zone and daylight
saving time will be set and the menu
will reappear.
The date/time/zone settings may be reset when the camera is stored
without the battery, when its battery becomes exhausted, or when it is
exposed to below freezing temperatures for a prolonged period. If this
happens, set the date/time/zone again.
After changing the time zone, check that the correct date/time are set.
When performing [Sync time between cameras] via Wireless File
Transmitter, using another EOS 7D Mark II is recommended. If you
perform [Sync time between cameras] using different models, the time
zone or time may not be set correctly.
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3 Selecting the Interface Language
The date/time that were set will start from when you press <0> in step
6.
In step 3, the time displayed on the upper right of the screen is the time
difference compared with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). If you do
not see your time zone, set the time zone while referring to the difference
with UTC.
The time can be set using the GPS auto time setting function.
3 Selecting the Interface Language
1
Display the menu screen.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu screen.
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the [52] tab, select
2 Under
[LanguageK].
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Press the <Q> button and select the
[5] tab.
Turn the <6> dial to select the [52]
tab.
Turn the <5> dial to select
[LanguageK], then press <0>.
the desired language.
3 SetTurn
the <5> dial to select the
language, then press <0>.
X The interface language will change.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
The camera is compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The
camera cannot be used with EF-M lenses.
Attaching a Lens
1
Remove the caps.
Remove the rear lens cap and the
body cap by turning them as shown
by the arrows.
the lens.
2 Attach
Align the lens’s red or white mount
White index
index with the camera’s mount index
of the same color. Turn the lens as
shown by the arrow until it clicks in
place.
Red index
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the lens’s focus mode switch
3 Set
to <AF>.
<AF> stands for autofocus.
<MF> stands for manual focus.
Autofocus will not operate.
4 Remove the front lens cap.
Image Conversion Factor
Since the image sensor size is
smaller than the 35mm film
format, the angle of view of an
attached lens will be equivalent
to that of a lens with approx. 1.6x
of the focal length indicated.
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Image sensor size (Approx.)
(22.4 x 15.0 mm / 0.88 x 0.59 in.)
35mm image size
(36 x 24 mm / 1.42 x 0.94 in.)
Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Zooming
Turn the zoom ring on the lens
with your fingers.
If you want to zoom, do it before
focusing. Turning the zoom ring after
achieving focus may throw off the
focus.
Detaching the Lens
While pressing the lens release
button, turn the lens as shown by
the arrow.
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Turn the lens until it stops, then
detach it.
Attach the rear lens cap to the
detached lens.
To owners of the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens:
You can prevent the lens from extending out while you are carrying it
around. Set the zoom ring to the 18mm wide-angle end, then slide
the zoom ring lock lever to <LOCK>. The zoom ring can be locked
only at the wide-angle end.
Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Doing so may cause
loss of vision.
When attaching or detaching a lens, set the camera’s power switch to
<2>.
If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing, do
not touch the rotating part.
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Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Attaching a Lens Hood
A lens hood can block unwanted light and prevent rain, snow, dust, etc.
adhering to the front of the lens. Before storing the lens in a bag, etc.,
you can attach the hood in reverse.
If the Lens and the Lens Hood Have a Mount Index
1
Align the red dots, then turn the
hood as shown by the arrow.
Align the red dots on the hood and
lens edge, then turn the hood as
shown by the arrow.
the hood as shown in the
2 Turn
illustration.
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Turn the hood clockwise until it
attaches securely.
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If the hood is not attached properly, it may obstruct the image’s
periphery, making the image look dark.
When attaching or detaching the hood, grasp the base of the hood when
turning it. Grasping the hood’s edges when turning it may deform the
hood, resulting in failure to turn.
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Lens Image Stabilizer
When you use the IS lens’s built-in Image Stabilizer, camera shake is
corrected to obtain a sharper shot. The procedure explained here is
based on the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens as an example.
* IS stands for Image Stabilizer.
1
Set the IS switch to <1>.
Also set the camera’s power switch to
<1>.
the shutter button halfway.
2 Press
X The Image Stabilizer will operate.
the picture.
3 TakeWhen
the picture looks steady in the
viewfinder, press the shutter button
completely to take the picture.
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The Image Stabilizer will not be effective if the subject moves during the
exposure.
For bulb exposures, set the IS switch to <2>. If <1> is set, Image
Stabilizer misoperation may occur.
The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as
on a rocking boat.
The Image Stabilizer can operate with the lens’s focus mode switch set
to either <AF> or <MF>.
When using a tripod, you can still shoot with the IS switch set to <1>
with no problem. However, to save battery power, setting the IS switch to
<2> is recommended.
The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a
monopod.
With the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM or EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
USM lens, the Image Stabilizer mode may switch automatically to suit
the shooting conditions.
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Basic Operation
Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity
Turn the dioptric adjustment
knob.
Turn the knob left or right so that the
AF points in the viewfinder look
sharp.
If the knob is difficult to turn, remove
the eyecup.
If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder
image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens Eg (sold separately) is
recommended.
Holding the Camera
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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. Rest your hand’s right index finger lightly on the shutter button.
4. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body.
5. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot slightly ahead of the other.
6. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder.
To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor, see page 127.
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Basic Operation
Shutter Button
The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button
halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.
Pressing Halfway
This activates autofocusing and the
automatic exposure system that sets the
shutter speed and aperture.
The exposure setting (shutter speed and
aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder
and on the LCD panel for 4 sec.
(metering timer/0).
Pressing Completely
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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 preceding page.
• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus, then slowly press the
shutter button completely.
In the <d> <s> <f> <a> <F> shooting modes, pressing the
<p> button will execute the same operation as pressing the shutter
button halfway.
If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first
or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely
immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.
Even during menu display, image playback, or image recording, you can
go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway.
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Basic Operation
Mode Dial
Turn the dial while holding down
the lock release button at the
center of the dial.
Use it to set the shooting mode.
6 Main Dial
(1) After pressing a button, turn the
<6> dial.
When you press a button such as
<n> <o> <m>, the
respective function remains selected for
6 sec. (9). During this time, you can
turn the <6> dial to change the setting.
When the function selection ends or if
you press the shutter button halfway, the
camera will be ready to shoot.
Use this dial to select or set the
metering mode, AF operation, ISO
speed, AF point, etc.
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(2) Turn the <6> dial only.
While looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <6> dial to change the
setting.
Use this dial to set the shutter speed,
aperture, etc.
The operations in (1) are possible even when the <R> switch is set to
the right (Multi function lock, p.51).
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Basic Operation
5 Quick Control Dial
(1) After pressing a button, turn the
<5> dial.
When you press a button such as
<n> <o> <m>, the
respective function remains selected for
6 sec. (9). During this time, you can
turn the <5> dial to change the setting.
When the function selection ends or if
you press the shutter button halfway, the
camera will be ready to shoot.
Use this dial to select or set the white
balance, drive mode, flash exposure
compensation, AF point, etc.
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(2) Turn the <5> dial only.
While looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <5> dial to change the
setting.
Use this dial to set the exposure
compensation amount, the aperture
setting for manual exposures, etc.
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Basic Operation
p AF Area Selection Lever
The <p> lever can be tilted to the right. Use it to select the AF area
selection mode.
After pressing the <S> button,
tilt the <p>.
Pressing the <S> button will make
the AF area selection mode and AF
point selectable for 6 sec. (9).
Then, when you tilt the <p> to the
right within that time, you can change
the AF area selection mode.
You can also press the <S> button and then press the <B> button to
select the AF area selection mode.
9 Multi-controller
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The <9> consists of an eight-direction key and a button at the center.
Use it to select the AF point, correct
the white balance, move the AF point
or magnifying frame during Live View
shooting, scroll around magnified
images during playback, operate the
Quick Control screen, etc.
You can also use it to select and set
menu items.
For menus and Quick Control, the
Multi-controller works only in the
vertical and horizontal directions
<V> <U>. It does not work in
diagonal directions.
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Basic Operation
h Touch Pad
During movie shooting, the touch pad provides a quiet way to adjust the
shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO speed, sound
recording level, and headphone volume.
This function works when [z5: Silent Control] is set to [Enable h].
After pressing the <Q> button,
tap the <5> dial’s inner ring at
the top, bottom, left, or right.
R Multi Function Lock
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By setting [83: Multi function lock] and moving the <R> switch
to the right, you can prevent the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Multicontroller, and AF area selection lever from moving and changing a
setting inadvertently.
<R> switch set to the left:
Lock released
<R> switch set to the right:
Lock engaged
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If the <R> switch is set to the right and you try to use one of the locked
camera controls, <L> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
panel. On the shooting settings display (p.52), [LOCK] will be displayed.
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Basic Operation
U LCD Panel Illumination
Turn on (9) or off the LCD panel
illumination by pressing the <U> button.
During a bulb exposure, pressing the
shutter button completely will turn off the
LCD panel illumination.
Displaying Shooting Function Settings
After you press the <B> button a number of times, the shooting
function settings will be displayed.
With the shooting function settings displayed, you can turn the Mode
Dial to see the settings for each shooting mode.
Pressing the <Q> button enables Quick Control of the shooting
function settings (p.53).
Press the <B> button again to turn off the display.
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Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions
You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the
LCD monitor. This is called Quick Control.
1
Press the <Q> button (7).
X The Quick Control screen will appear.
the desired functions.
2 SetUse
<9> to select a function.
X The setting of the selected function is
displayed.
Turn the <5> or <6> dial to
change the setting.
<A> mode
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<d/s/f/a/F> modes
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the picture.
3 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
X The captured image will be displayed.
In the <A> mode, you can only select the recording function and card, and
set the image-recording quality, drive mode, and flash firing.
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Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions
Settable Functions on Quick Control Screen
AE lock* (p.124)
Aperture (p.118)
Shutter speed (p.117)
Highlight tone priority* (p.103)
Shooting mode* (p.23)
ISO speed (p.97)
Exposure
compensation/
AEB setting
(p.122/123)
Flash exposure
compensation
Picture Style (p.98)
Custom Controls/
Flash firing (A mode)
AF operation (p.74)
Image-recording quality
(p.95)
Recording function/Card selection
(p.92)
White balance (p.99)
Metering mode (p.121)
Y
P
O
Auto Lighting Optimizer
(p.100)
White balance correction /
White balance bracketing
Drive mode (p.89)
C
* Functions marked with an asterisk cannot be set with the Quick Control
screen.
Function Setting Screen
Ð <0>
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Select a function and press <0>.
The function setting screen will
appear.
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to
change some of the settings. There
are also functions that are set by
pressing the button.
Press <0> to finalize the setting and
return to the previous screen.
When you select <
> and press
the <M> button, the previous
screen will reappear.
3 Menu Operations
You can set various settings with the menus such as the image-recording
quality, date/time, etc.
<M> button
<6> Main Dial
LCD monitor
<5> Quick Control Dial
<Q> button
<0> button
A Mode Menu Screen
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Y
P
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* Certain menu tabs and menu items are not displayed in the <A> mode.
d/s/f/a/F Mode Menu Screen
3: Playback
2: AF
z: Shooting
Secondary
tabs
5: Set-up
8: Custom Functions
9: My Menu
Main tabs
Menu settings
Menu items
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3 Menu Operations
Menu Setting Procedure
1
Display the menu screen.
Press the <M> button to display
the menu screen.
a tab.
2 Select
Each time you press the <Q> button,
the main tab will switch.
Turn the <6> dial to select a
secondary tab.
For example, the [z4] tab refers to
the screen displayed when the z
(Shooting) tab’s fourth dot “ ” from the
left is selected.
Y
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the desired item.
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the item,
then press <0>.
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the setting.
4 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
desired setting.
The current setting is indicated in
blue.
the setting.
5 Adjust
Press <0> to set it.
the setting.
6 ExitPress
the <M> button to exit the
menu and return to shooting-ready.
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3 Menu Operations
The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have
pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.
You can also use <9> to operate and set menu functions. (Except for
[31: Erase images] and [51: Format card].)
To cancel the operation, press the <M> button.
Dimmed Menu Items
Example: When Multi Shot
Noise Reduction is set
Dimmed menu items cannot be set. The
menu item is dimmed if another function
setting is overriding it.
Y
P
O
You can see the overriding function by
selecting the dimmed menu item and
pressing <0>.
If you cancel the overriding function’s
setting, the dimmed menu item will
become settable.
C
Some dimmed menu items will not show the overriding function.
With [54: Clear all camera settings], you can reset the menu functions to
the default settings (p.61).
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Before You Start
3 Formatting the Card
If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or
computer, format the card with this camera.
When the card is formatted, all images and data on the card
will be erased. Even protected images will be erased, so make
sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer
the images and data to a computer, etc., before formatting the
card.
1
Select [Format card].
Under the [51] tab, select [Format
card], then press <0>.
Y
P
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the card.
2 Select
[f] is the CF card, and [g] is the SD
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card.
Select the card, then press <0>.
[OK].
3 Select
X The card will be formatted.
When [g] is selected, low-level
formatting is possible (p.59).
For low-level formatting, press the
<L> button to append [Low level
format] with a checkmark <X>, then
select [OK].
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Before You Start
Format the card in the following cases:
The card is new.
The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.
The card is full with images or data.
A card-related error is displayed.
Low-level Formatting
Perform low-level formatting if the SD card’s reading or writing speed
seems slow or if you want to totally erase all data on the card.
Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors on the SD card,
the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting.
You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Even in this
case, normal formatting will be completed and you can use the SD card as
usual.
C
Y
P
O
When the card is formatted or data is erased, only the file management
information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased. Be
aware of this when selling or discarding the card. When discarding the
card, execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to
prevent the personal data from being leaked.
Before using a new Eye-Fi card, the software on the card must be
installed on your computer. Then format the card with the camera.
The card capacity displayed on the card format screen may be smaller
than the capacity indicated on the card.
This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
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Before You Start
3 Disabling the Beeper
You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or
during self-timer operation.
1
Select [Beep].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Beep],
then press <0>.
[Disable].
2 Select
Select [Disable], then press <0>.
X The beeper will not sound.
3 Setting the Power-off Time/Auto Power Off
Y
P
O
To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a set
time of idle operation elapses. The default setting is 1 min., but this
setting can be changed. If you do not want the camera to turn off
automatically, set this to [Disable]. After the power turns off, you can
turn on the camera again by pressing the shutter button or other
buttons.
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1
Select [Auto power off].
Under the [52] tab, select [Auto
power off], then press <0>.
the desired time.
2 SetSelect
the desired setting, then press
<0>.
Even if [Disable] is set, the LCD monitor will turn off automatically after 30
min. to save power. (The camera’s power does not turn off.)
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Before You Start
3 Setting the Image Review Time
You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor just
after shooting. To keep the image displayed, set [Hold]. To not have the
image displayed, set [Off].
1
Select [Image review].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Image
review], then press <0>.
the desired time.
2 SetSelect
the desired setting, then press
<0>.
If [Hold] is set, the image will be displayed until the auto power off time
elapses.
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P
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3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN
C1
The camera’s shooting function settings and menu settings can be
reverted to their defaults.
Select [Clear all camera settings].
Under the [54] tab, select [Clear all
camera settings], then press <0>.
2 Select [OK].
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l Displaying the Grid
You can display a grid in the viewfinder to help you check the camera tilt
or compose the shot.
1
Select [Viewfinder display].
Under the [52] tab, select
[Viewfinder display], then press
<0>.
2 Select [VF grid display].
[Enable].
3 Select
X When you exit the menu, the grid will
Y
P
O
appear in the viewfinder.
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Q Displaying the Electronic Level
You can display the electronic level on the LCD monitor and in the
viewfinder to help you correct camera tilt.
Displaying the Electronic Level on the LCD Monitor
1
Press the <B> button.
Each time you press the <B>
button, the screen display will
change.
Display the electronic level.
If the electronic level does not
appear, set [53: z button
display options] so that the
electronic level can be displayed.
Y
P
2O
C
Check the camera’s tilt.
Vertical level Horizontal level
The horizontal and vertical tilt are
displayed in 1° increments.
When the red line turns green, it
indicates that the tilt is almost
corrected.
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Q Displaying the Electronic Level
3 Displaying the Electronic Level in the Viewfinder
An electronic level can be displayed on the upper part of the viewfinder.
Since this can be displayed while you shoot, you can correct the
camera tilt while shooting.
1
Select [Viewfinder display].
Under the [52] tab, select
[Viewfinder display], then press
<0>.
2 Select [Viewfinder level].
Y
P
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3 Select [Show].
C
the shutter button halfway.
4 Press
X The electronic level will be displayed
in the viewfinder.
This also works with vertical shooting.
1°
1°
4° or greater
7°
7.5° or greater
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3 Setting the Viewfinder Information DisplayN
The shooting function settings (Shooting mode, White balance, Drive
mode, AF operation, Metering mode, Image quality: JPEG/RAW, Flicker
detection) can be displayed in the viewfinder.
By default, only Flicker detection is checkmarked [X].
1
Select [Viewfinder display].
Under the [52] tab, select
[Viewfinder display], then press
<0>.
2 Select [Show/hide in viewfinder].
Y
P
O
[X] the information to
3 Checkmark
be displayed.
Select the information to display and
press <0> to append a checkmark
<X>.
Repeat this procedure to append a
checkmark [X] to all the information
to be displayed. Then select [OK].
X When you exit the menu, the
checkmarked information will appear
in the viewfinder.
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Help
When [z Help] is displayed at the bottom of the menu screen, the
feature’s description (Help) can be displayed. The Help screen is
displayed only while you hold down the <B> button. If the Help fills
more than one screen, a scroll bar will appear on the right edge. To
scroll, hold down the <B> button and turn the <5> dial.
Example: [21: Case2]
B
Î
Y
P
O
Example: [24: Orientation linked AF point]
B
Î
C
Example: [83: Multi function lock]
B
Î
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Scroll bar
2
Basic Shooting
Y
P
O
This chapter explains how to use the Mode Dial’s <A>
(Scene Intelligent Auto) mode for easy picture taking.
In the <A> mode, all you do is point and shoot and the
camera sets everything automatically. Also, to prevent botched
pictures due to mistaken operations, advanced shooting
function settings cannot be changed.
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Scene Intelligent Auto
Auto Lighting Optimizer
In the <A> mode, the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.100) will adjust
the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and
contrast. It is also enabled by default in the <d>, <s>, or
<f> mode.
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A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
<A> is a fully automatic mode. The camera analyzes the scene
and sets the optimum settings automatically. It also adjusts focus
automatically by detecting whether the subject is still or moving (p.71).
1
Area AF frame
Set the Mode Dial to <A>.
Turn the Mode Dial while holding
down the lock release button at the
center.
the Area AF frame over the
2 Aim
subject.
All the AF points will be used to focus,
and the camera will focus on the
closest object.
Aiming the center of the Area AF
frame over the subject will make
focusing easier.
3
C
X
X
X
X
Focus indicator
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Y
P
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Focus on the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway. The
lens’s focusing ring will rotate to
focus.
During the autofocus operation,
<i> will be displayed.
The AF point that achieves focus will
be displayed. At the same time, the
beeper will sound and the focus
indicator <o> will light up.
In low light, the AF point(s) will light
up briefly in red.
If necessary, the built-in flash will be
raised automatically.
A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely to
take the picture.
X The captured image will be displayed
for 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
After you finish shooting, push down
the built-in flash with your fingers.
The <A> mode makes the colors look more impressive in nature, outdoor,
and sunset scenes. If you did not obtain the desired color tones, change the
mode to <d>, <s>, <f>, or <a>, set a Picture Style other than
<D>, then shoot again (p.98).
FAQ
Y
P
O
The focus indicator <o> blinks and focus is not achieved.
Aim the Area AF frame over an area with good contrast, then press
the shutter button halfway (p.47). If you are too close to the subject,
move away and try again.
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When focus is achieved, the AF points do not light up in red.
The AF points light up in red in low-light conditions.
Multiple AF points light up simultaneously.
Focus has been achieved at all those points. As long as the AF point
covering the desired subject lights up, you can take the picture.
The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus indicator <o>
does not light up.)
It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving
subject. (The focus indicator <o> does not light up.) You can take
sharp pictures of a moving subject.
Note that focus lock (p.71) will not work in this case.
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A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus on the
subject.
If the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (manual focus),
set it to <AF> (autofocus).
The flash fired even though it was daylight.
For a backlit subject, the flash may fire to help lighten the subject’s
dark areas. If you do not want the flash to fire, use the Quick Control
to set [Flash firing] to [b] (p.53).
The flash fired and the picture came out extremely bright.
Move further away from the subject and shoot. When shooting flash
photography, if the subject is too close to the camera, the picture
may come out extremely bright (overexposure).
In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes.
Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to
fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called the AFassist beam (p.77). Its effective range is approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet.
The built-in flash will make a sound when firing continuously. This is
normal and not a malfunction.
C
Y
P
O
When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out
unnaturally dark.
The shadow of the lens barrel was captured in the picture because
the subject was too close to the camera. Move further away from the
subject and shoot. If a hood is attached to the lens, remove it before
taking the flash picture.
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A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto)
Recomposing the Shot
Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to
create a balanced background and good perspective.
In the <A> mode, pressing the shutter button halfway to focus on a
still subject will lock the focus on that subject. Recompose the shot
while keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, and then press the
shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”.
Y
P
O
Shooting a Moving Subject
C
In the <A> mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes)
while or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus on the
subject continuously. (The beeper will continue beeping softly.) As long
as you keep the Area AF frame positioned over the subject while
pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous.
When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.
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A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto)
A Live View Shooting
You can shoot while viewing the image on the LCD monitor. This is
called “Live View shooting”. For details, see page 127.
1
Set the Live View shooting/Movie
shooting switch to <A>.
the Live View image on
2 Display
the LCD monitor.
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
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P
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on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway to
C
focus.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely.
X The picture is taken and the captured
image is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
X When the playback display ends, the
camera will return to Live View
shooting automatically.
Press the <0> button to end the
Live View shooting.
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3
Setting the AF and
Drive Modes
Y
P
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The AF points in the viewfinder
are arranged to make AF shooting
suitable for a wide variety of
subjects and scenes.
C
You can also select the AF operation and drive mode
that best match the shooting conditions and subject.
A M icon at the upper right of a page title indicates a
function that can be used only in these modes: <d> <s>
<f> <a> <F>.
In the <A> mode, the AF operation and AF area selection
mode are set automatically.
<AF> stands for autofocus. <MF> stands for manual focus.
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
You can select the AF operation characteristics to suit the shooting
conditions or subject. In the <A> mode, “AI Focus AF” is set
automatically.
1
Set the lens’s focus mode switch
to <AF>.
the <d> <s> <f> <a>
2 Set
<F> mode.
3 Press the <o> button. (9)
Y
P
O
the AF operation.
4 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
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through the viewfinder, turn the
<6> dial.
X : One-Shot AF
9 : AI Focus AF
Z : AI Servo AF
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
One-Shot AF for Still Subjects
Suited for still subjects. When you
press the shutter button halfway, the
camera will focus only once.
When focus is achieved, the AF point
that achieved focus will be displayed,
and the focus indicator <o> in the
viewfinder will also light up.
With evaluative metering (p.121), the
AF point
Focus indicator
exposure setting will be set at the
same time as focus is achieved.
While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the focus will be
locked. You can then recompose the shot if desired.
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Y
P
O
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects
This AF operation is suited for moving subjects when the focusing
distance keeps changing. While you hold down the shutter button
halfway, the camera will keep focusing on the subject continuously.
The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.
When the AF area selection mode (p.78) is set to 65-point automatic
selection AF, focus tracking will continue as long as the Area AF
frame covers the subject.
AI Focus AF for Switching the AF Operation Automatically
AI Focus AF switches the AF operation from One-Shot AF to AI
Servo AF automatically if a still subject starts moving.
Y
P
O
After the subject is focused in One-Shot AF, if the subject starts
moving, the camera will detect the movement, change the AF
operation automatically to AI Servo AF, and start tracking the moving
subject.
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f: Selecting the AF OperationN
AF Operation Indicator
When you press the shutter button
halfway and the camera is focusing with
AF, the <i> icon will appear on the
lower right of the viewfinder.
In the One-Shot AF mode, the icon also
appears if you press the shutter button
halfway after focus is achieved.
AF Points Lighting Up in Red
The AF points light up in red in low-light conditions.
Y
P
O
AF-Assist Beam with the Built-in Flash
Under low-light conditions, when you press the shutter button halfway,
the built-in flash may fire a brief burst of flashes. It illuminates the
subject to help autofocusing.
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77
S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
The camera has 65 AF points for autofocusing. You can select the AF
area selection mode and AF point(s) suiting the scene or subject.
Depending on the lens attached to the camera, the number of
usable AF points and AF point patterns will differ. For details,
see “Lenses and Usable AF Points” on page 83.
AF Area Selection Mode
You can select one of seven AF area selection modes. For the setting
procedure, see page 80.
Single-point Spot AF
(Manual selection)
For pinpoint focusing.
Y
P
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Single-point AF
(Manual selection)
C
Select one AF point to focus.
AF point expansion
(Manual selection )
The manually-selected AF point <S>
and four adjacent AF points <w> (above,
below, on the left, and on the right) are
used to focus.
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
AF point expansion (Manual
selection, surrounding points)
The manually-selected AF point <S>
and the surrounding AF points <w> are
used to focus.
Zone AF
(Manual selection of zone)
One of nine zones is used to focus.
Large Zone AF
(Manual selection of zone)
Y
P
O
One of three zones (left, center, or right)
is used to focus.
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65-point automatic selection
AF
The Area AF frame (entire AF area) is
used to focus. This mode is set
automatically in the <A> mode.
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
Selecting the AF Area Selection Mode
1
Press the <S> button. (9)
the <p> or <B>
2 Operate
button.
Look through the viewfinder and
operate the <p> or <B> button.
Each time you tilt <p> to the right,
the AF area selection mode changes.
Each time you press the <B>
button, the AF area selection mode
changes.
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Y
P
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S Selecting the AF Area and AF PointN
Selecting the AF Point Manually
You can manually select the AF point or zone.
1
Press the <S> button.
X The AF points will be displayed in the
viewfinder.
In AF point expansion modes,
adjacent AF points will also be
displayed.
In the Zone AF mode, the selected
zone will be displayed.
an AF point.
2 Select
The AF point selection will change in
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Y
P
O
the direction you tilt <9>. If you
press <9> straight down, the center
AF point (or center zone) will be
selected.
You can also select a horizontal AF
point by turning the <6> dial and
select a vertical AF point by turning
the <5> dial.
In the Zone AF mode, turning the
<6> or <5> dial will change the
zone in a looping sequence.
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AF Sensor
The camera’s AF sensor has 65 AF points. The illustration below shows
the AF sensor pattern corresponding to each AF point. With f/2.8 or
larger maximum aperture lenses, high-precision AF is possible with the
center AF point.
Depending on the lens attached to the camera, the number of
usable AF points and AF pattern will differ. For details, see pages
83-86.
Diagram
Cross-type focusing: f/5.6 vertical + f/5.6 horizontal
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P
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Dual cross-type focusing:
f/2.8 right diagonal + f/2.8 left diagonal
f/5.6 vertical + f/5.6 horizontal
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The focusing sensor is geared to obtain higher precision
focusing with f/2.8 or larger maximum aperture lenses. A
diagonal cross pattern makes it easier to focus on
subjects difficult for AF. It is provided at the center AF
point.
The focusing sensor is geared for f/5.6 or larger
maximum aperture lenses. Since it has a horizontal
pattern, it can detect vertical lines. It covers all 65 AF
points. The center AF point and the adjacent AF points at
the top and bottom are compatible with f/8 or larger
maximum-aperture lenses.
The focusing sensor is geared for f/5.6 or larger
maximum aperture lenses. Since it has a vertical pattern,
it can detect horizontal lines. It covers all 65 AF points.
The center AF point and the adjacent AF points on the
left and on the right are compatible with f/8 or larger
maximum-aperture lenses.
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Although the camera has 65 AF points, the number of usable AF
points and focusing patterns will differ depending on the lens. The
lenses are thereby classified into seven groups from A to G.
When using a lens in Groups E to G, fewer AF points will be usable.
To see which group a lens belongs to, refer to “Camera Instruction
Manual” (PDF) in the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM.
When you press the <S> button, the AF points indicated by the
mark
will blink (The / AF points will stay lit).
Regarding new lenses marketed after the sales start of EOS 7D Mark II
in the second half of 2014, check the Canon Web site to see which group
they belong to.
Some lenses may not be available in certain countries or regions.
Group A
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Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Dual cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and the focusing
precision is higher than with other AF
points.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Group B
Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
Group C
Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to horizontal
lines.
Group D
C
Y
P
O
Autofocusing with 65 points is possible. All the AF area selection modes
are selectable.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to horizontal
lines.
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Group E
Autofocusing with only 45 points is possible. (Not possible with all 65
AF points.) All the AF area selection modes are selectable. During
automatic AF point selection, the outer frame marking the AF area
(Area AF frame) will be different from 65-point automatic selection AF.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to horizontal
lines.
: Disabled AF points (not displayed).
Group F
Y
P
O
Autofocusing with only 45 points is possible. (Not possible with all 65
AF points.) All the AF area selection modes are selectable. During
automatic AF point selection, the outer frame marking the AF area
(Area AF frame) will be different from 65-point automatic selection AF.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF points sensitive to vertical lines
(AF points in the horizontal array at
the top and bottom) or horizontal
lines (AF points in a vertical array on
the left and right).
: Disabled AF points (not displayed).
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Lenses and Usable AF Points
Group G
AF is possible with the center AF point and the adjacent AF points
above, below, on the left, and on the right. Only the following AF area
selection modes are selectable: Single-point AF (manual selection),
Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), and AF point expansion
(manual selection ).
If an Extender is attached to the lens and the maximum aperture is f/8
(between f/5.6 and f/8), AF will be possible.
: Cross-type AF point. Subject
tracking is superior and highprecision focusing is achieved.
: AF point sensitive to vertical lines
(top and bottom AF points adjacent
to the center AF point) or horizontal
lines (left and right AF points
adjacent to the center AF point).
Not manually selectable. It works
only when “AF point expansion
(manual selection )” is selected.
: Disabled AF points (not displayed).
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Y
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3 Selecting AI Servo AF CharacteristicsN
You can easily fine-tune AI Servo AF to suit a particular subject or
scene just by selecting an option from case 1 to case 6. This feature is
called the “AF Configuration Tool.”
1 Select the [21] tab.
a case.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select a case
icon, then press <0>.
X The selected case will be set. The
selected case is indicated in blue.
Case 1 to 6
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P
O
Case 1 to 6 are six setting combinations of “Tracking sensitivity”,
“Acceleration/deceleration tracking”, and “AF point auto switching”.
Refer to the table below to select the case applicable to the subject or
scene.
Case
Icon
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Description
Applicable Subjects
Case 1
Versatile multi purpose setting
For any moving subject.
Case 2
Continue to track subjects,
ignoring possible obstacles
Tennis players, butterfly
swimmers, freestyle skiers,
etc.
Case 3
Instantly focus on subjects
suddenly entering AF points
Starting line of a bicycle race,
alpine downhill skiers, etc.
Case 4
For subjects that accelerate or
decelerate quickly
Soccer, motor sports,
basketball, etc.
Case 5
For erratic subjects moving
quickly in any direction (disabled Figure skaters, etc.
in Single-point AF mode)
Case 6
For subjects that change speed
and move erratically (disabled in Rhythm gymnastics, etc.
Single-point AF mode)
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MF: Manual Focus
1
Set the lens’s focus mode switch
to <MF>.
X <4 L> will be displayed on the
LCD panel.
Focusing ring
on the subject.
2 Focus
Focus by turning the lens’s focusing
ring until the subject looks sharp in
the viewfinder.
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o Selecting the Drive Mode
Single and continuous drive modes are provided. You can select the
drive mode suiting the scene or subject.
1
Press the <o> button. (9)
the drive mode.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <5> dial.
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u : Single shooting
When you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will
be taken.
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o: High-speed continuous shooting
While you hold down the shutter button completely, the camera
will shoot continuously at a maximum of approx. 10.0 shots/
sec.
i : Low-speed continuous shooting
While you hold down the shutter button completely, shots will be
taken at a speed of approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
B : Silent single shooting
Single shooting with less shooting sound than <u> during
viewfinder shooting.
M : Silent continuous shooting
Continuous shooting with less shooting sound than <i> during
viewfinder shooting. The continuous shooting speed will be
approx. 4.0 shots/sec.
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j Using the Self-timer
Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture.
1 Press the <o> button. (9)
the self-timer.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <5> dial.
Q : 10-sec. self-timer
k : 2-sec. self-timer
picture.
3 TakeLookthethrough
the viewfinder, focus on
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the subject, then press the shutter
button completely.
X You can check the self-timer
operation with the self-timer lamp,
beeper, and countdown display (in
seconds) on the LCD panel.
X Two seconds before the picture is
taken, the self-timer lamp will light up
and the beeper will sound faster.
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Image Settings
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This chapter explains image-related function settings:
Image-recording quality, ISO speed, Picture Style, white
balance, Auto Lighting Optimizer, noise reduction,
highlight tone priority, lens aberration correction, antiflicker shooting, and other functions.
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A M icon at the upper right of a page title indicates a
function that can be used only in these modes: <d> <s>
<f> <a> <F>.
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3 Selecting the Card for Recording and Playback
If either a CF card or SD card is already inserted in the camera, you
can start recording captured images. When only one card is
inserted, you do not have to follow the procedures described on
pages 92-94.
If you insert both a CF card and SD card, you can select the recording
method and select which card to use for recording and playing back
images.
[f] indicates the CF card, and [g] the SD card.
Recording Method with Two Cards Inserted
1
Select [Record func+card/folder
sel.].
Under the [51] tab, select [Record
func+card/folder sel.], then press
<0>.
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Select [Record func.].
the recording method.
3 Select
Select the recording method, then
press <0>.
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3 Selecting the Card for Recording and Playback
Standard
Images will be recorded to the card selected with [Record/play].
Auto switch card
Same as with the [Standard] setting, but if the card becomes full,
the camera will automatically switch to the other card to record
images. When the card is automatically switched, a new folder will
be created.
Rec. separately
You can set the image-recording quality for each card (p.95). Each
image is recorded to both the CF and SD cards at the imagerecording quality you set. You can freely set the image-recording
quality, such as to 73 and 1, or c and 41.
Rec. to multiple
Each image is recorded to both the CF and SD cards simultaneously
at the same image size. You can also select RAW+JPEG.
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3 Selecting the Card for Recording and Playback
Selecting the CF or SD Card for Recording and Playback
If [Record func.] is set to [Standard] or [Auto switch card], select the
card for recording and playing images.
If [Record func.] is set to [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple],
select the card for playing images.
Standard / Auto switch card
Select [Record/play].
Select [Record/play], then press
<0>.
f : Record images to and play
images back from the CF
card.
g : Record images to and play
images back from the SD
card.
Select the card, then press <0>.
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Rec. separately / Rec. to multiple
Select [Playback].
Select [Playback], then press <0>.
f : Play back the CF card’s
images.
g : Play back the SD card’s
images.
Select the card, then press <0>.
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3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality
You can select the pixel count and the image quality. There are eight JPEG
image-recording quality settings: 73, 83, 74, 84, 7a, 8a, b, c.
There are three RAW image quality settings: 1, 41, 61.
1
Standard / Auto switch
card / Rec. to multiple
Select [Image quality].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Image
quality], then press <0>.
the image-recording quality.
2 Select
To select a RAW quality, turn the
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<6> dial. To select a JPEG quality,
turn the <5> dial.
On the upper right, the “**M
(megapixels) ****x****” number
indicates the recorded pixel count,
and [***] is the number of possible
shots (displayed up to 9999).
Press <0> to set it.
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Rec. separately
Under [51: Record func+card/
folder sel.], if [Record func.] is set to
[Rec. separately], select CF card
[f] or SD card [g], then press
<0>.
Select the desired image-recording
quality, then press <0>.
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3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality
Guide to Image-Recording Quality Settings (Approx.)
Image
Quality
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83
74
JPEG
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7a
Pixels
Printing
Recorded
Size
20M
A2
8.9M
A3
File Size
(MB)
Possible
Shots
Maximum
Burst
6.6
1090
130 (1090)
3.5
2060
2060 (2060)
3.6
2000
2000 (2000)
1.8
3810
3810 (3810)
2.3
3060
3060 (3060)
1.2
5800
5800 (5800)
5.0M
A4
b*1
2.5M
9x13 cm
1.3
5240
5240 (5240)
c*2
0.3M
-
0.3
20330
20330 (20330)
1
8a
20M
A2
24.0
290
24 (31)
RAW 41
11M
A3
19.3
350
28 (31)
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5.0M
A4
1
73
20M
20M
A2
A2
11M
20M
A3
A2
5.0M
20M
A4
A2
RAW
41
+
73
JPEG
61
73
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13.3
510
35 (35)
24.0+6.6
220
18 (19)
19.3+6.6
260
18 (19)
13.3+6.6
340
18 (19)
*1: b is suitable for playing the images on a digital photo frame.
*2: c is suitable for emailing the image or using it on a Web site.
b and c will be in 7 (Fine) quality.
The file size, possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting
are based on Canon’s testing standards (3:2 aspect ratio, ISO 100 and
Standard Picture Style) using an 8 GB CF card. These figures will vary by
the subject, card brand, aspect ratio, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom
Functions, and other settings.
The maximum burst applies to <o> high-speed continuous shooting.
Figures in parentheses apply to an Ultra DMA (UDMA) 7 CF card based on
Canon’s testing standards.
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i: Setting the ISO SpeedN
Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the
ambient light level. With the <A> mode selected, the ISO speed will
be set automatically.
1
Press the <m> button. (9)
the ISO speed.
2 SetWhile
looking at the LCD panel or in
the viewfinder, turn the <6> dial.
ISO speed can be set within ISO 100
- ISO 16000 in 1/3-stop increments.
“A” indicates Auto ISO. The ISO
speed will be set automatically.
ISO Speed Guide
ISO speed
ISO 100 - ISO 400
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Shooting Situation
(No flash)
Sunny outdoors
ISO 400 - ISO 1600
Overcast skies or
evening time
ISO 1600 - ISO 16000, H1, H2
Dark indoors or night
Flash Range
The higher the ISO
speed, the farther the
flash range will be.
* High ISO speeds will result in grainier images.
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A Selecting a Picture StyleN
By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain image characteristics
matching your photographic expression or the subject.
The Picture Style is set automatically to [D] (Auto) in the <A>
mode.
1
Press the <b> button.
[A].
2 Select
X The Picture Style selection screen will
appear.
3
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Select a Picture Style.
X The Picture Style will be set and the
camera will be ready to shoot.
B: Setting the White BalanceN
White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Normally,
the [Q] (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with [Q], you can select the white
balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white
object.
<A> is automatically set in the [Q] mode.
1
Press the <n> button. (9)
a white balance setting.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
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viewfinder, turn the <5> dial.
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3 Auto Correction of Brightness and ContrastN
If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low, the brightness and
contrast can be corrected automatically. This function is called Auto
Lighting Optimizer. The default setting is [Standard]. With JPEG
images, the correction is applied when the image is captured.
[Standard] is automatically set in the <A> mode.
1
Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer].
Under the [z2] tab, select [Auto
Lighting Optimizer], then press
<0>.
the setting.
2 Select
Select the desired setting, then press
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<0>.
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Take the picture.
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The image will be recorded with the
brightness and contrast corrected if
necessary.
3 Setting Noise ReductionN
High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
This function reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise
reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high
ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the darker parts of the
image (shadow areas) is further reduced.
1
Select [High ISO speed NR].
Under the [z3] tab, select [High ISO
speed NR], then press <0>.
the level.
2 SetSelect
the desired noise reduction
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M: Multi Shot Noise Reduction
This applies noise reduction with higher image quality than [High].
For a single photo, four shots are taken continuously and aligned
and merged automatically into a single JPEG image.
If the image-recording quality is set to RAW or RAW+JPEG, you
cannot set [Multi Shot Noise Reduction].
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with noise
reduction applied.
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3 Setting Noise ReductionN
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Noise reduction is possible with images exposed for 1 sec. or longer.
1
Select [Long exp. noise
reduction].
Under the [z3] tab, select [Long
exp. noise reduction], then press
<0>.
the desired setting.
2 SetSelect
the desired setting, then press
<0>.
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Auto
For exposures of 1 sec. or longer, noise reduction is performed
automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This
[Auto] setting is effective in most cases.
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Enable
Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer.
The [Enable] setting may reduce noise that cannot be detected with
the [Auto] setting.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with noise
reduction applied.
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3 Highlight Tone PriorityN
You can reduce overexposed highlight areas.
1
Select [Highlight tone priority].
Under the [z3] tab, select
[Highlight tone priority], then press
<0>.
[Enable].
2 Select
Highlight details are improved. The
dynamic range is expanded from the
standard 18% gray to bright
highlights. The gradation between the
grays and highlights becomes
smoother.
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picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with
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3 Correction of Lens Peripheral Illumination and Aberrations
Peripheral light fall-off is a phenomenon that makes the image corners
look darker due to the lens characteristics. Color fringing along subject
outlines is called chromatic aberration. And image distortion due to lens
characteristics is called distortion. These lens aberrations and light falloff can be corrected. By default, Peripheral illumination and Chromatic
aberration correction are set to [Enable], and Distortion correction is set
to [Disable].
Peripheral Illumination Correction
1
Select [Lens aberration
correction].
Under the [z1] tab, select [Lens
aberration correction], then press
<0>.
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the setting.
2 Select
Check that [Correction data
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available] is displayed for the
attached lens.
Select [Peripheral illumin.], then
press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
peripheral illumination corrected.
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3 Correction of Lens Peripheral Illumination and Aberrations
Chromatic Aberration Correction
1
Select the setting.
Check that [Correction data
available] is displayed for the
attached lens.
Select [Chromatic aberration], then
press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
picture.
2 TakeThetheimage
will be recorded with the
chromatic aberration corrected.
Distortion Correction
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Select the setting.
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Check that [Correction data
available] is displayed for the
attached lens.
Select [Distortion], then press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
Take the picture.
The image will be recorded with the
distortion corrected.
Lens Correction Data
The camera already contains data for lens peripheral illumination correction,
chromatic aberration correction, and distortion correction for approx. 30
lenses. If you select [Enable], the peripheral illumination correction,
chromatic aberration correction, and distortion correction will be applied
automatically for any lens whose correction data is registered in the camera.
With EOS Utility (EOS software), you can check which lenses have their
correction data registered in the camera. You can also register the
correction data for unregistered lenses. For details, refer to the EOS Utility
Instruction Manual (p.168) on the Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM.
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3 Reducing FlickerN
If you shoot an image with a fast shutter speed under a light source
such as fluorescent light, the blinking of the light source causes flicker
and the image may be vertically unevenly exposed. If continuous
shooting is used under these conditions, uneven exposures or colors
across the images may result.
With anti-flicker shooting, the camera detects the frequency of the light
source’s blinking and takes the picture when the flicker’s effect on the
exposure or color is minimal.
1
Select [Anti-flicker shoot.].
Under the [z4] tab, select [Antiflicker shoot.], then press <0>.
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2 Select [Enable].
picture.
3 TakeThetheimage
will be taken with reduced
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caused by the flicker.
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GPS Settings
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This chapter explains the camera’s built-in GPS
settings. The EOS 7D Mark II (G) can receive satellite
navigation signals from GPS satellites (USA),
GLONASS satellites (Russia), and the Quasi-Zenith
Satellite System (QZSS) “Michibiki” (Japan).
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The GPS function is set to [Disable] by default.
This manual uses the term “GPS” to refer to the satellite
navigation function.
When [GPS] is set to [Enable] (p.109), the camera
will continue to receive GPS signals at regular
intervals even after the power is turned off. The
battery will thereby drain faster and the number of
possible shots will decrease. If you will not use
GPS, setting [GPS] to [Disable] is recommended.
When using GPS function, be sure to check the region of use and
use the function in accordance with the laws and regulations of
the country or region. Be particularly careful when using GPS
outside your home country.
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GPS Precautions
Note the following when using the GPS function.
In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted.
Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and
regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when
using GPS outside your home country.
Be careful about using GPS functions where the operation of
electronic devices is restricted.
Others may be able to locate or identify you by using location data in
your geotagged pictures or movies. Be careful when sharing these
geotagged images, movies or GPS log files with others, such as
when posting them online where many people can view them.
GPS signal reception may take a longer time in some cases.
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Acquiring GPS Signals
To acquire GPS signals, take the camera outside where the sky is
unobstructed. Face the top of the camera toward the sky while keeping
your hands, etc., away from the camera top.
When the signal acquisition conditions are good, it will take the camera
approx. 30 sec. to 60 sec. to catch the GPS satellite signals after you
set [GPS] to [Enable]. Check that [r] is displayed on the LCD panel,
then shoot.
1
Select [GPS/digital compass
settings].
Under the [52] tab, select [GPS/
digital compass settings], then
press <0>.
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GPS Acquisition Status
GPS acquisition status is indicated by
the [r] icon on the LCD panel and on
the shooting function settings screen.
Constant r: Signal acquired
Blinking r: Signal not acquired yet
When you shoot while [r] is
displayed, the image will be geotagged.
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Acquiring GPS Signals
Viewing GPS Information
1
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
[GPS information display].
2 Select
X Detailed GPS information is
displayed.
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the picture.
3 TakeShots
taken after GPS signal
acquisition are geotagged.
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Acquiring GPS Signals
Geotagging Information
Play back the images and press the <B> button to display the
shooting information screen (p.155). Then tilt <9> up or down to check
the geotag information.
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation
UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
Direction (Based on magnetic north,
p.113)
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North
0°
West
270°
East
90°
South
180°
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Setting the Positioning Interval
The interval (time) to update the geotag information can be set.
Although updating the geotag information at shorter intervals will make
it more accurate, it will reduce the number of possible shots.
1
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
2 Select [Position update interval].
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the desired update interval.
3 SetSelect
the desired update interval,
then press <0>.
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Using the Digital Compass
Camera orientation information (the direction the camera is facing) can be
appended to the image.
1
Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
[Digital compass] to [Enable].
2 SetSelect
[Digital compass], then press
<0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
If the [Calibrate digital compass]
screen appears, follow the on-screen
instructions.
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Compass Display During Shooting
The camera’s current orientation can be displayed on the LCD monitor.
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When you press the <B> button
to display the digital compass, the
direction will be displayed on the
bottom of the screen.
During Live View shooting and movie
shooting, you can confirm the
direction using the arrow icon at the
location circled in this sample screen.
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Logging the Route Traveled
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When using the GPS logging function,
the geotag information of the route the
camera traveled is automatically
recorded in the camera’s internal
memory.
Shooting locations and the route
traveled can be viewed on a map
displayed on a computer using the Map
Utility (EOS software, p.169).
Note that the GPS logging function will
continue to log information even when
the camera’s power is off, including
auto power off.
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Select [Set up].
Check that [GPS] is set to [Enable].
Select [Set up], then press <0>.
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2 Select [GPS Logger].
[Log GPS position] to
3 Set
[Enable].
Select [Log GPS position], then
press <0>.
Select [Enable], then press <0>.
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Advanced Operations
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In the <d> <s> <f> <a>
<F> shooting modes, you can
select the shutter speed,
aperture, and other camera
settings to change the
exposure and obtain the
desired result.
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A M icon at the upper right of a page title indicates a
function that can be used only in these modes: <d> <s>
<f> <a> <F>.
After you press the shutter button halfway and let go, the
exposure values will remain displayed in the viewfinder and
on the LCD panel for 4 sec. (0).
Set the <R> switch to the left.
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d: Program AE
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture to suit
the subject’s brightness. This is called Program AE.
* <d> stands for Program.
* AE stands for Auto Exposure.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <d>.
on the subject.
2 Focus
Look through the viewfinder and aim
the AF point over the subject. Then
press the shutter button halfway.
X When focus is achieved, the focus
indicator <o> in the viewfinder will
light up (in One-Shot AF mode).
X The shutter speed and aperture will
be set automatically and displayed in
the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
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the display.
3 Check
A standard exposure will be obtained
as long as the shutter speed and
aperture displays do not blink.
the picture.
4 TakeCompose
the shot and press the
shutter button completely.
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s: Shutter-Priority AE
In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically
sets the aperture to obtain the standard exposure matching the
brightness of the subject. This is called shutter-priority AE. A faster
shutter speed can freeze the action of a moving subject. A slower
shutter speed can create a blurred effect, giving the impression of
motion.
* <s> stands for Time value.
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Blurred motion
(Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.)
1
Frozen action
(Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.)
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
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Set the desired shutter speed.
While looking at the LCD panel or
through the viewfinder, turn the
<6> dial.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The aperture is set automatically.
the viewfinder display and
4 Check
shoot.
As long as the aperture is not
blinking, a standard exposure will be
obtained.
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f: Aperture-Priority AE
In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the
shutter speed automatically to obtain the standard exposure suiting the
subject brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. A higher
f/number (smaller aperture hole) will make more of the foreground and
background fall within acceptable focus. On the other hand, a lower
f/number (larger aperture hole) will make less of the foreground and
background fall within acceptable focus.
* <f> stands for Aperture value (aperture opening).
Blurred background
(With a low aperture f/number: f/5.6)
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(With a high aperture f/number: f/32)
Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
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2
Set the desired aperture.
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <6> dial.
on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The shutter speed is set automatically.
4
Check the viewfinder display and
shoot.
As long as the shutter speed is not
blinking, a standard exposure will be
obtained.
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a: Manual Exposure
In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. To
determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the
viewfinder or use a commercially-available exposure meter. This
method is called manual exposure.
* <a> stands for Manual.
Shutter speed
Aperture
1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
2 Set the ISO speed (p.97).
speed and aperture.
3 SetTothesetshutter
the shutter speed, turn the
<6> dial.
To set the aperture, turn the <5> dial.
If it cannot be set, set the <R>
switch to the left, then turn the <6>
or <5> dial.
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Focus on the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The exposure setting will be
displayed in the viewfinder and on the
LCD panel.
On the viewfinder’s right side, the
exposure level indicator < > shows
how far off the current exposure level is
from the standard exposure level < >.
Bright (+)
Dark (-)
Standard exposure
index < >
the exposure and take the
5 Set
picture.
Check the exposure level indicator and set
the desired shutter speed and aperture.
If the exposure level exceeds ±3
stops from the standard exposure,
the end of the exposure level
indicator will display < > or < >.
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a: Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation with Auto ISO
If the ISO speed is set to A (AUTO), you can set exposure
compensation (p.122) as follows.
• [z2: Expo. comp./AEB]
• Under [83: Custom Controls], use [s: Expo comp (hold btn,
turn
)] or [p: Expo comp (hold down lever, turn
)].
• Quick Control (p.53)
Set the exposure compensation amount while checking the exposure
level indicator on the lower part of the viewfinder or on the LCD panel.
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q Selecting the Metering ModeN
You can select one of four methods to measure the subject brightness.
In the <A> mode, evaluative metering is set automatically.
1
Press the <n> button. (9)
the metering mode.
2 Select
While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <6> dial.
q:Evaluative metering
w:Partial metering
r:Spot metering
e:Center-weighted average
metering
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O Setting Exposure CompensationN
Exposure compensation can brighten (increased exposure) or darken
(decreased exposure) the standard exposure set by the camera.
Exposure compensation can be set in the <d>, <s>, and <f>
shooting modes. Although you can set the exposure compensation up
to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, the exposure compensation
indicator in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel can only display the
setting up to ±3 stops. If you want to set the exposure compensation
setting beyond ±3 stops, use the Quick Control (p.53) or follow the
instructions for [z2: Expo.comp./AEB] on the next page.
If the <a> mode with the Auto ISO set, see page 120 to set the
exposure compensation.
1
Increased exposure for a brighter image
Check the exposure.
Press the shutter button halfway
(0) and check the exposure level
indicator.
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the exposure compensation
2 Set
amount.
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While looking at the viewfinder or
LCD panel, turn the <5> dial.
If it cannot be set, set the <R>
switch to the left, then turn the <5>
dial.
Decreased exposure for a darker image
the picture.
3 TakeTo cancel
exposure compensation,
set the exposure level indicator <h/N>
to the standard exposure index (<a>
or <C>).
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h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N
By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera
brackets the exposure up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three
successive shots. This is called AEB.
* AEB stands for Auto Exposure Bracketing.
1
Select [Expo.comp./AEB].
Under the [z2] tab, select
[Expo.comp./AEB], then press
<0>.
the AEB range.
2 SetTurn
the <6> dial to set the AEB
AEB range
range. If you turn <5>, you can set
the exposure compensation.
Press <0> to set it.
X When you exit the menu, <h> and
the AEB range will be displayed on
the LCD panel.
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Take the picture.
Three bracketed shots will be taken
according to the drive mode set in this
sequence: Standard exposure,
decreased exposure, and increased
exposure.
AEB will not be automatically
canceled. To cancel AEB, follow step
2 to turn off the AEB range display.
Standard Decreased Increased
exposure exposure exposure
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A AE LockN
Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure
metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure
setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure, then recompose and
take the shot. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects, etc.
1
Focus on the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway.
X The exposure setting will be displayed.
the <A> button. (0)
2 Press
X The <A> icon lights up in the
viewfinder to indicate that the
exposure setting is locked (AE lock).
Each time you press the <A> button,
the current exposure setting is locked.
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and take the picture.
3 Recompose
The exposure level indicator on the
right of the viewfinder will show the
AE lock exposure level and the
current exposure level in real-time.
If you want to maintain the AE lock
while taking more shots, hold down
the <A> button and press the shutter
button to take another shot.
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D Using the Built-in Flash
In the <d> <s> <f> <a> <F>
modes, just press the <D> button to raise
the built-in flash for flash photography.
Before shooting, check that [D] is displayed
in the viewfinder. After shooting, push the
built-in flash back down with your fingers
until it clicks into place.
In the <A> mode, the built-in flash will be raised and fire automatically
in low-light or backlit conditions. You can also enable or disable the
flash firing.
The table below shows the shutter speed and aperture settings that will
be used with flash.
Shooting Mode
Shutter Speed
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Aperture
A
Automatically set
Automatically set
d
Automatically set
(1/250 sec. - 1/60 sec.)
Automatically set
Automatically set
s
Manually set (1/250 sec. - 30 sec.)
f
Automatically set
(1/250 sec. - 30 sec.)
Manually set
a
Manually set (1/250 sec. - 30 sec.)
Manually set
F
Exposure continues while you hold
down the shutter button or while
the bulb timer is operating.
Manually set
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D Using the Built-in Flash
Effective Range of Built-in Flash
(Approx. in meters/feet)
ISO Speed
EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S15-85mm f/3-5.6 IS USM
Wide Angle: f/3.5
Telephoto: f/5.6
ISO 100
1-3.1 / 3.3-10.3
1-2.0 / 3.3-6.4
ISO 200
1-4.4 / 3.3-14.6
1-2.8 / 3.3-9.1
ISO 400
1-6.3 / 3.3-20.6
1-3.9 / 3.3-12.9
1-5.6 / 3.3-18.2
ISO 800
1.1-8.9 / 3.6-29.2
ISO 1600
1.6-12.6 / 5.2-41.2
1-7.9 / 3.3-25.8
ISO 3200
2.2-17.8 / 7.3-58.3
1.4-11.1 / 4.6-36.5
2.0-15.7 / 6.4-51.6
ISO 6400
3.1-25.1 / 10.3-82.5
ISO 12800
4.4-35.6 / 14.6-116.7
ISO 16000
5.0-39.9 / 16.4-130.9
3.1-24.9 / 10.2-81.8
H1
(equivalent to ISO 25600)
6.3-50.3 / 20.6-165.0
3.9-31.4 / 12.9-103.1
H2
(equivalent to ISO 51200)
8.9-71.1 / 29.2-233.3
5.6-44.4 / 18.2-145.8
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2.8-22.2 / 9.1-72.9
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7
Shooting with the LCD Monitor
(Live View Shooting)
Y
P
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You can shoot while viewing the
picture on the camera’s LCD
monitor. This is called “Live View
shooting”.
Live View shooting is enabled by
setting the Live View shooting/
Movie shooting switch to <A>.
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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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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
1
Set the Live View shooting/Movie
shooting switch to <A>.
the Live View image.
2 Display
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
The Live View image will closely
match the brightness level of the
actual image you capture.
on the subject.
3 Focus
When you press the shutter button
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halfway, the camera will focus with
the current AF method (p.131).
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the picture.
4 TakePress
the shutter button completely.
X The picture is taken and the captured
image is displayed on the LCD monitor.
X When the playback display ends, the
camera will return to Live View
shooting automatically.
Press the <0> button to exit the
Live View shooting.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Enabling Live View Shooting
Set [z5: Live View shoot.] (the [z3]
tab in <A>) to [Enable].
Number of Possible Shots with Live View Shooting
(Approx. number of shots)
Temperature
Room Temperature
(23°C / 73°F)
Low Temperatures
(0°C / 32°F)
No Flash
270
260
50% Flash Use
250
240
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The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N and
CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.
With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N, continuous Live View shooting is
possible for approx. 2 hr. 20 min. at room temperature (23°C / 73°F), or for
approx. 2 hr. 10 min. at low temperatures (0°C / 32°F).
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Do not hold the camera in the same position for long periods of time.
Even if the camera does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same
body part may cause skin redness, blistering or low-temperature contact
burns. Using a tripod is recommended for people with circulation problems
or very sensitive skin, or when using the camera in very hot places.
Do not point the camera toward an intense light source, such as the sun on
a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may damage the
image sensor or the camera’s internal components.
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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Information Display
Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will
change.
Possible shots
Maximum burst/
Number of remaining multiple exposures
Battery check
HDR shooting/
Multiple exposures/
Multi Shot
Noise Reduction
Temperature warning
AF point (FlexiZone - Single)
Histogram display
Card for recording/
playback
Shooting mode
AF method
Drive mode
Metering mode/
Flash firing
(A mode)
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AE lock
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Image-recording
quality
White balance/
White balance
correction
Picture Style
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Exposure simulation
Flash ready/Flash off
Shutter speed
Flash exposure compensation
Aperture
Exposure compensation
Eye-Fi card transmission status
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AEB/FEB
ISO speed
Highlight tone priority
GPS connection indicator
Digital compass
Exposure level indicator
Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
Changes in AF Speed Depending On the AF Control Method
During Live View shooting and movie shooting, the AF control method used
(phase-difference detection with the image sensor or contrast detection) will
switch automatically depending on the lens and function used, such as
magnified view. This can greatly affect the AF speed and the camera may
take a longer time to focus (phase-difference detection generally allows
faster AF focusing). For details, refer to the Canon Web site.
Selecting the AF Method
You can select an AF method to suit the shooting conditions and your
subject. The following AF methods are provided: [u(face)+Tracking]
(p.132), [FlexiZone - Multi] (p.134), and [FlexiZone - Single] (p.136).
If you want to achieve precise focus, set the lens’s focus mode switch to
<MF>, magnify the image, and focus manually (p.137).
Y
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Select the AF method.
C
Under the [z5] tab (the [z3] tab in
<A>), select [AF method].
Select the desired AF method, then
press <0>.
When the Live View image is
displayed, you can press the
<o> button to select the AF
method.
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Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
u(face)+Tracking: c
The camera detects and focuses on human faces. If a face moves, the
AF point <p> also moves to track the face.
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
an AF point.
2 Select
When a face is detected, the <p>
frame will appear over the face to be
focused on.
If multiple faces are detected, <q>
will be displayed. Use <9> to move
the <q> frame over the face you
want to focus on.
If no faces are detected, the camera
will switch to FlexiZone - Multi for
automatic selection (p.134).
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on the subject.
3 Focus
Press the shutter button halfway to
focus.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
X If focus is not achieved, the AF point
will turn orange.
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Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.128).
Focusing on a subject other than a human face
Press <9> or <0>, and the AF frame < > will appear in the
center. Then use <9> to move the AF frame over the desired
subject. Once the AF frame achieves focus, it will track the subject
even if the subject moves or if you change the composition.
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Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
FlexiZone - Multi: o
You can focus over a wide area with up to 31 AF points (automatic
selection). This wide area can also be divided into 9 zones for focusing
(zone selection).
1
Display the Live View image.
Press the <0> button.
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
Area frame
the AF point.N
2 Select
Pressing <9> or <0> will toggle
Zone frame
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between automatic selection and
zone selection. In the <A> mode,
automatic selection is set
automatically.
Use <9> to select the zone. To
return to the center zone, press <9>
or <0> again.
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on the subject.
3 Focus
Aim the AF point over the subject and
press the shutter button halfway.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
X If focus is not achieved, the area
frame will turn orange.
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Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.128).
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Y
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Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
FlexiZone - Single: d
The camera focuses with a single AF point. This is effective when you
want to focus on a particular subject.
the Live View image.
1 Display
Press the <0> button.
AF point
X The Live View image will appear on
the LCD monitor.
X The AF point < > will appear.
During movie shooting, if [Movie
Servo AF] is set to [Enable], the AF
point will be displayed in a larger size.
the AF point.
2 Move
Use <9> to move the AF point to
Y
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O
where you want to focus. (It cannot
be moved to the edge of the screen.)
Pressing <9> or <0> will return
the AF point to the screen’s center.
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on the subject.
3 Focus
Aim the AF point over the subject and
press the shutter button halfway.
X When focus is achieved, the AF point
will turn green and the beeper will
sound.
X If focus is not achieved, the AF point
will turn orange.
the picture.
4 TakeCheck
the focus and exposure, then
press the shutter button completely to
take the picture (p.128).
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MF: Focusing Manually
You can magnify the image and focus precisely with MF (manual focus).
1
Set the lens’s focus mode switch
to <MF>.
Turn the lens’s focusing ring to focus
roughly.
the magnifying frame.
2 Display
Press the <u> button.
X The magnifying frame will appear.
Magnifying frame
Y
P
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the magnifying frame.
3 Move
Use <9> to move the magnifying
C
frame to the position where you want
to focus.
Pressing <9> will return the
magnifying frame to the screen’s
center.
the image.
4 Magnify
Each time you press the <u> button,
the magnification within the frame will
change as follows:
Normal view 9 1x 9 5x 9 10x
AE lock
Magnified area position
Magnification (Approx.)
While in magnified view, you can use
<9> to scroll around the magnified
image.
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MF: Focusing Manually
manually.
5 Focus
While looking at the magnified image,
turn the lens’s focusing ring to focus.
After achieving focus, press the <u>
button to return to the normal view.
the picture.
6 TakeCheck
the exposure, then press the
shutter button completely to take the
picture (p.128).
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Shooting Movies
Y
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Movie shooting is enabled by
setting the Live View shooting/
Movie shooting switch to <k>.
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For cards that can record movies, see page 5.
If you handhold the camera and shoot movies, camera
shake can cause blurred movies. Using a tripod is
recommended.
Full HD 1080
Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning
lines).
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k Shooting Movies
/
Autoexposure Shooting
When the shooting mode is set to <A>, <d>, or <F>, autoexposure
control will take effect to suit the scene’s current brightness. Exposure
control will be the same for all the shooting modes.
the Mode Dial to <A>, <d>,
1 Set
or <F>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
X The reflex mirror will make a sound,
then the image will appear on the
LCD monitor.
Y
P
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on the subject.
3 Focus
Before shooting a movie, focus with
AF or manual focus (p.131-138).
When you press the shutter button
halfway, the camera will focus with
the current AF method.
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the movie.
4 Shoot
Press the <0> button to start
Recording movies
Built-in microphone
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shooting a movie.
X While the movie is being shot, the
“o” mark will be displayed on the
upper right of the screen.
X Sound will be recorded by the built-in
microphone.
To stop shooting the movie, press the
<0> button again.
k Shooting Movies
Shutter-priority AE
When the shooting mode is <s>, you can manually set the shutter
speed for movie shooting. The ISO speed and aperture will be set
automatically to suit the brightness and obtain a standard exposure.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
the desired shutter speed.
3 SetWhile
looking at the LCD monitor,
Shutter speed
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turn the <6> dial. The settable
shutter speeds depend on the frame
rate.
• 6 5 B 4:
1/4000 sec. - 1/30 sec.
• 8 7: 1/4000 sec. - 1/60 sec.
Focus and shoot the movie.
The procedure is the same as steps 3
and 4 for “Autoexposure Shooting”
(p.140).
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Aperture-priority AE
When the shooting mode is <f>, you can manually set the aperture
for movie shooting. The ISO speed and shutter speed will be set
automatically to suit the brightness and obtain a standard exposure.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
the desired aperture.
3 SetWhile
looking at the LCD monitor,
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turn the <6> dial.
Aperture
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and shoot the movie.
4 Focus
The procedure is the same as steps 3
and 4 for “Autoexposure Shooting”
(p.140).
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Manual Exposure Shooting
You can manually set the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed for movie
shooting. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.
1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
the Live View shooting/Movie
2 Set
shooting switch to <k>.
the ISO speed.
3 SetPress
the <m> button.
X The ISO speed setting screen will
appear on the LCD monitor.
Turn the <6> dial to set the ISO
speed.
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the shutter speed and
4 Set
aperture.
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Shutter speed
Aperture
Press the shutter button halfway and
check the exposure level indicator.
To set the shutter speed, turn the
<6> dial. The settable shutter
speeds depend on the frame rate.
• 6 5 B 4:
1/4000 sec. - 1/30 sec.
• 8 7: 1/4000 sec. - 1/60 sec.
To set the aperture, turn the <5> dial.
If it cannot be set, set the <R>
switch to the left, then turn the <6>
or <5> dial.
and shoot the movie.
5 Focus
The procedure is the same as steps 3
and 4 for “Autoexposure Shooting”
(p.140).
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Information Display
Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will
change.
Movie shooting remaining time*/Elapsed time
AF point (FlexiZone - Single)
Maximum burst
Battery check
Possible shots
Temperature warning
Histogram (a mode)
Movie shooting mode
: Autoexposure (A)
: Autoexposure (d/F)
: Shutter-priority
: Aperture-priority
: Manual exposure
Time code
Writing indicator
Card for recording/
playback
AF method
Drive mode
Movie recording size
Frame rate
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Compression
method
Headphone volume
Recording movie
Image-recording
quality
Y
P
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White balance
Picture Style
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Exposure mode
L: Autoexposure
:Shutterpriority AE
: Aperturepriority AE
K: Manual
exposure
Movie Servo AF
Recording level: Manual
LED light
AE lock
Eye-Fi card transmission status
Shutter speed
Digital compass
Recording level meter
Aperture
GPS connection indicator
Exposure compensation
* Applies to a single movie clip.
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MOV/MP4
ISO speed
Highlight tone priority
Attenuator
Wind filter
Exposure level indicator
3 Setting the Movie Recording Size
With [z4: Movie rec quality] (the [z2]
tab in <A>), you can set the movie
recording format, movie recording size
(size, frame rate, compression method),
and other functions.
The frame rate displayed on the [Movie
rec. size] screen switches automatically
depending on the [53: Video system]
setting.
MOV/MP4
You can select the movie’s recording format.
Y
P
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MOV
The movie is recorded in the MOV
format (file extension: “.MOV”).
Convenient for editing with a computer.
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MP4
The movie is recorded in the MP4 format (file extension: “.MP4”). This
format is compatible with a much larger range of playback systems than
the MOV format.
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3 Setting the Movie Recording Size
Movie Recording Size
You can select the movie’s size, frame rate, and compression method.
Image Size
L 1920x1080
Full High-Definition (Full HD)
recording quality. The aspect ratio is
16:9.
w 1280x720
High-Definition (HD) recording
quality. The aspect ratio is 16:9.
x 640x480
Standard-definition recording quality. The aspect ratio is 4:3.
Frame Rate (fps: frames per second)
6 29.97 fps/8 59.94 fps
For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America, Japan,
South Korea, Mexico, etc.).
5 25.00 fps/7 50.00 fps
For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe, Russia, China,
Australia, etc.).
4 23.98 fps/B 24.00 fps
Mainly for motion pictures. Regarding B, see page 148.
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3 Setting the Movie Recording Size
Compression Method
W ALL-I (For editing/I-only)
Compresses one frame at a time for recording. Although the file size
is larger than with IPB (Standard) and IPB (Light), the movie is more
suited for editing.
X IPB (Standard)
Compresses multiple frames at a time efficiently for recording. Since
the file size is smaller than with ALL-I (For editing), you can shoot
longer (with the same card).
IPB (Light)
Selectable when the movie recording format is set to [MP4]. The
movie is recorded at bit rate lower than with IPB (Standard) resulting
in a smaller file size and compatibility with a larger range of playback
systems. Of the three methods available, this method allows the
longest total possible movie shooting time on a card of a given
capacity.
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Y
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3 Setting the Movie Recording Size
24.00p
Records the movie at a frame rate of 24.00 fps. Applies to Full HD
quality.
If [Enable] is set, the movie is recorded
in LBW or LBX.
If you have set [Movie rec. size] and
then set [24.00p] to [Enable], set the
[Movie rec. size] again.
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3 Setting the Movie Recording Size
Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute
In MOV Format
Movie Recording
Quality
(Approx.)
Total Recording Time on Card
File Size
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
87 X
8 min.
17 min.
34 min.
440 MB/min.
65
W
L B4
5 min.
11 min.
23 min.
654 MB/min.
65
X
B4
16 min.
33 min.
1 hr. 7 min.
225 MB/min.
87 W
6 min.
13 min.
26 min.
583 MB/min.
87 X
19 min.
38 min.
1 hr. 17 min.
196 MB/min.
x 65 X
50 min.
1 hr. 41 min.
3 hr. 22 min.
75 MB/min.
w
In MP4 Format
Movie Recording
Quality
L
4 GB
C
File Size
8 GB
16 GB
17 min.
35 min.
431 MB/min.
11 min.
23 min.
645 MB/min.
216 MB/min.
87 X
8 min.
65
W
B4
5 min.
65
X
B4
17 min.
35 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
65
43 min.
1 hr. 26 min.
2 hr. 53 min.
87 MB/min.
87 W
6 min.
13 min.
26 min.
574 MB/min.
187 MB/min.
w 87 X
65
x
Y
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(Approx.)
Total Recording Time on Card
65 X
65
20 min.
40 min.
1 hr. 21 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
8 hr. 20 min.
30 MB/min.
57 min.
1 hr. 55 min.
3 hr. 50 min.
66 MB/min.
5 hr. 26 min. 10 hr. 53 min.
23 MB/min.
2 hr. 43 min.
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3 Setting the Movie Recording Size
Movie Files Exceeding 4 GB
Even if you shoot a movie exceeding 4 GB, you can keep shooting
without interruption.
During movie shooting, approx. 30 sec. before the movie reaches
the 4 GB file size, the elapsed shooting time or time code displayed
in the movie-shooting screen will start blinking. If you keep shooting
until the movie file size exceeds 4 GB, a new movie file will be
created automatically and the elapsed shooting time or time code
will stop blinking.
When you play back the movie, you will have to play each movie file
individually. Movie files cannot be played back automatically in
consecutive order. After the movie playback ends, select the next
movie and play it back.
Movie Shooting Time Limit
The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 29 min. 59 sec. If
the movie shooting time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting
will stop automatically. You can start shooting a movie again by
pressing the <0> button. (A new movie file starts being recorded.)
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Y
P
O
Do not hold the camera in the same position for long periods of time.
Even if the camera does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same
body part may cause skin redness, blistering or low-temperature contact
burns. Using a tripod is recommended for people with circulation problems or
very sensitive skin, or when using the camera in very hot places.
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9
Image Playback
Y
P
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This chapter explains basic procedures to play back
images and movies.
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Images shot and saved with another device
The camera may not be able to properly display images captured
with a different camera, edited with a computer, or that have had their
file names changed.
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x Image Playback
Single-Image Display
1
Play back the image.
Press the <x> button.
X The last image captured or played
back will appear.
an image.
2 Select
To play back images starting with the
last image captured, turn the <5>
dial counterclockwise. To play back
images starting with the first captured
image, turn the dial clockwise.
Each time you press the <B>
button, the information display will
change.
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No information
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Basic information display
Shooting information display
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x Image Playback
the image playback.
3 ExitPress
the <x> button to exit the
image playback and return to
shooting-ready state.
Shooting Information Display
With the shooting information screen displayed (p.152), you can tilt
<9> up or down to change the shooting information displayed at the
screen’s bottom as follows. For details, see pages 155-156.
Detailed information
GPS information
Y
P
O
Lens / Histogram information
Lens aberration correction information
White balance information
Color space / Noise reduction information
Picture Style information
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B: Shooting Information Display
Sample Information for Still Photos
Basic information display
Eye-Fi transfer completed
Eye-Fi card transmission status
Rating
Protect images
Card
Battery check
Folder number File number
Playback number/
Total images
recorded
Shutter speed
Aperture
Exposure compensation
amount
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P
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Image-recording
quality
Highlight tone priority
ISO speed
B: Shooting Information Display
Shooting information display
• Detailed information
Exposure compensation amount
Aperture
Histogram (Brightness/RGB)
Shooting date
and time
Shutter speed
ISO speed
Shooting mode/
Multiple exposure
Scroll bar
Highlight tone priority
Metering mode
White balance
File size
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Color temperature
when <P> is set
White balance correction
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Flash exposure compensation
amount / HDR Mode /
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
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Image-recording quality
Picture Style/Settings
AF Microadjustment
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B: Shooting Information Display
• Lens/Histogram information
Histogram display
(Brightness)
Lens name
Histogram display
(RGB)
Focal length
• White balance information
• Color space / Noise
reduction information
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• Picture Style information
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• Lens aberration correction
information
• GPS information
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation
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UTC (Coordinated
Universal Time)
Direction
B: Shooting Information Display
Sample Movie Information Display
Playback
Aperture
Shutter speed
Shooting mode
ISO speed
Movie file size
Movie recording format
Movie recording size
Frame rate
Shooting time, Playback time/
Time code
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Compression method
• < > and < > modes: Shutter speed, aperture and ISO speed are not
displayed.
• < > mode: Aperture and ISO speed are not displayed.
• < > mode: Shutter speed and ISO speed are not displayed.
• < > mode + Auto ISO: ISO speed is not displayed.
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x Searching for Images Quickly
H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index Display)
You can search for images quickly with the index display showing 4, 9,
36, or 100 images on one screen.
1
Press the <u> button.
During image playback or when the
camera is ready to shoot, press the
<u> button.
X [6u] will be displayed on the lower
right of the screen.
to the index display.
2 Switch
Turn the <6> dial counterclockwise.
X The 4-image index display will
appear. The selected image is
highlighted with an orange frame.
Turning the <6> dial further
counterclockwise will switch the
display from 9 images, 36 images
and to 100 images. If you turn the dial
clockwise, it will rotate through 100,
36, 9, 4, and single-image display.
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an image.
3 Select
Turn the <5> dial to move the
orange frame and select the image.
Press the <u> button to turn off the
[6u] icon, then turn the <6> dial to
go to the next screen or previous image.
Press <0> in the index display to
display the selected image in the
single-image display.
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u Magnifying Images
You can magnify a captured image by approx. 1.5x to 10x on the LCD
monitor.
1
Magnified area position
Magnify the image.
The image can be magnified as
follows: 1. During image playback
(single-image display), 2. During the
image review after image capture,
and 3. From the shooting-ready state.
Press the <u> button.
X The magnified view will appear. The
magnified area and [6u] will be
displayed on the lower right of the
screen.
The image magnification increases
as you turn the <6> dial clockwise.
You can magnify the image up to 10x.
The image magnification decreases
as you turn the <6> dial
counterclockwise. In the case of 1
and 3 only, turning the dial further will
display the index display (p.158).
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around the image.
2 Scroll
Use <9> to scroll around the
magnified image.
To exit the magnified view, press the
<u> button or <x> button and the
single-image display will return.
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k Playing Movies
1
Play back the image.
Press the <x> button to display an
image.
a movie.
2 Select
Turn the <5> dial to select the
movie to be played.
With the single-image display, the
<s1> icon displayed on the
upper left indicates a movie.
In the index display, perforations at the
left edge of a thumbnail indicate a
movie. As movies cannot be played
from the index display, press <0>
to switch to the single-image display.
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display, press <0>.
3 InXtheThesingle-image
movie playback panel will appear
at the bottom of the screen.
back the movie.
4 PlaySelect
[7] (Play), then press <0>.
Speaker (for sound)
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X The movie will start playing.
You can pause the movie playback by
pressing <0>.
You can adjust the sound volume
during movie playback by turning the
<6> dial.
For more details on the playback
procedure, see the next page.
k Playing Movies
Movie Playback Panel
Operation
Playback Description
7 Play
Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop.
8 Slow motion
Adjust the slow motion speed by turning the <5> dial.
The slow motion speed is indicated on the upper right of
the screen.
5 First frame
Displays the movie’s first frame.
3 Previous frame
Each time you press <0>, the 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.
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Playback position
mm’ ss”
Playback time (minutes:seconds with [Movie play count:
Rec time] set)
hh:mm:ss.ff (DF)
Time code (hours:minutes:seconds:frames with [Movie
hh:mm:ss:ff (NDF) play count: Time code] set)
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Turn the <6> dial to adjust the volume of the built-in
speaker (p.160) or headphones.
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To return to the single-image display, press the <M>
button.
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L Erasing Images
You can either select and erase unnecessary images one by one or
erase them in one batch. Protected images 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
RAW+JPEG image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images.
Erasing a Single Image
1 Play back the image to be erased.
the <L> button.
2 Press
X The Erase menu will appear.
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the image.
3 Erase
Select [Erase], then press <0>. The
image displayed will be erased.
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Viewing the CD-ROM Instruction Manuals /
Downloading Images to Your Computer
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This chapter explains how to install the Camera
Instruction Manual CD-ROM to your computer,
download images from the camera to your computer,
gives an overview of the software in the EOS DIGITAL
Solution Disk (CD-ROM), and explains how to install the
software on your computer. It also explains how to view
the PDF files on the Software Instruction Manual CDROM.
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Instruction Manual
EOS DIGITAL
Solution Disk
(Software)
Software
Instruction Manual
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Viewing the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM
The Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM contains the
following electronic manuals (PDF):
Camera Instruction Manual
Explains all the camera functions and procedures, including basic
content.
Quick Reference Guide
Simple and portable guide covering basic function settings, shooting
instructions, and playback instructions.
Viewing the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM
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To view the instruction manuals (PDF files), Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher
must be installed in your computer. Adobe Reader can be downloaded
free from the Internet. After installing Adobe Reader, follow the
procedure below.
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the “CAMERA INSTRUCTION
1 Insert
MANUAL” CD-ROM into your computer.
the CD-ROM icon.
2 Double-click
With Windows, double-click on the CD-ROM icon in
[(My) Computer]. With Macintosh, double-click on
the CD-ROM icon on the desktop.
The icon displayed will differ depending on your
computer’s operating system.
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Viewing the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM
the START file.
3 Double-click
X The screen shown in step 4 will appear.
The icon displayed will differ depending on your
computer’s operating system.
4 Click your language.
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the instruction manual you want to
5 Click
read.
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X The instruction manual will be displayed.
You can save the PDF file to your computer.
The Camera instruction manuals (PDF files) have page links to make it
quick to open the page referred to. Click on a page number in the
Contents or Index to jump to that page.
To learn how to use Adobe Reader, refer to Adobe Reader’s Help
section.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
You can use EOS software to download the images in the camera to
your computer. There are two ways to do this.
Downloading by Connecting the Camera to the Computer
1
Install the software (p.170).
the provided interface cable
2 Use
to connect the camera to your
computer.
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Use the interface cable provided with
the camera.
When connecting the cable to the
camera, use the cable protector
(p.27). Connect the cable to the
digital terminal with the plug’s
<
> icon facing the back of the
camera.
Connect the cord’s plug to the
computer’s USB terminal.
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EOS Utility to transfer the
3 Use
images.
For details, refer to the Software
Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM
(p.171).
Use the provided interface cable or one from Canon. When connecting the
interface cable, use the provided cable protector (p.27).
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Downloading Images to a Computer
Downloading Images with a Card Reader
You can use a card reader to download images to your computer.
1
Install the software (p.170).
the card into the card
2 Insert
reader.
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Canon software to download
3 Use
the images.
X Use Digital Photo Professional.
X Use ImageBrowser EX.
For details, refer to the Software
Instruction Manual (p.171).
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When downloading images from the camera to your computer with a card
reader without using EOS software, copy the DCIM folder on the card to
your computer.
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Software Overview
EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk
This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL
cameras.
EOS Utility
With the camera connected to a computer, EOS Utility enables you to
transfer still photos and movies shot with the camera to the computer.
You can also use this software to set various camera settings and shoot
remotely from the computer connected to the camera.
Digital Photo Professional
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This software is recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW
images. You can quickly view, edit, process and print RAW images. You
can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images.
Picture Style Editor
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You can edit Picture Styles, and create and save original Picture Style
files. This software is aimed at advanced users who are experienced in
processing images.
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Software Overview
An Internet connection is necessary to install the software below.
Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk into your Internet-connected
computer. Click [Easy installation] ([Install] on a Macintosh), and the
software will be installed automatically.
ImageBrowser EX
Connect to the Internet to download and install the software*.
This software is recommended for users who mainly shoot JPEG
images. You can easily view still photos and play back MOV and MP4
movies, and also edit and print JPEG images.
* EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk is necessary for downloading and installing
ImageBrowser EX.
Map Utility
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Connect to the Internet to download and install the software.
Shooting locations can be displayed on a map on a computer screen by
using the geotag information recorded using the GPS function.
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The ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser programs that came with previous
cameras does not support the EOS 7D Mark II’s still photos, MOV, and MP4
files. Use ImageBrowser EX.
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Installing the Software
Do not connect the camera to your computer before you install the
software. The software will not be installed correctly.
Follow the procedure below to install ImageBrowser EX, Map Utility, and
other software on the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk. Software installation
requires an Internet connection. You cannot download and install the
software without an Internet connection.
Even if a previous version of ImageBrowser EX and Map Utility are
installed in your computer, follow the procedure below to install/update
ImageBrowser EX and Map Utility. They are optimized for this camera.
You can also use the auto update feature to add the latest functions.
If previous versions of software other than ImageBrowser EX and Map
Utility are installed in your computer, follow the procedure below to
update (overwrite) the software.
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Insert EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD-ROM).
For Macintosh, double-click to open the CD-ROM icon displayed
on the desktop, then double-click on [Canon EOS Digital
Installer].
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2 Click [Easy Installation] and follow the on-screen
instructions to install.
For Macintosh, click [Install].
If the install screen for “Microsoft Silverlight” is displayed during
installation, install “Microsoft Silverlight”.
3 Click [Restart] and remove the CD-ROM after the
computer restarts.
When the computer has restarted, the installation is complete.
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Software Instruction Manual
Contains the Software Instruction Manuals.
Copying and Viewing the Software Instruction Manual PDFs
1
Insert the [Software INSTRUCTION MANUAL] CD-ROM
into your computer.
2 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
For Windows, the icon is displayed in [(My) Computer].
For Macintosh, the icon is displayed on the desktop.
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3 Copy the [English] folder to your computer.
Instruction Manual PDFs with the names below are copied.
EOS Utility
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Digital Photo Professional
Picture Style Editor
Windows
Macintosh
EUx.xW_E_xx
EUx.xM_E_xx
DPPx.xW_E_xx
DPPx.xM_E_xx
PSEx.xW_E_xx
PSEx.xM_E_xx
Map Utility
MUx.x_E_xx
Instruction manual for ImageBrowser EX (ImageBrowser EX
User Guide) is included in the software.
4 Double-click the copied PDF file.
Adobe Reader (most recent version recommended) must be
installed on your computer.
Adobe Reader can be downloaded free from the Internet.
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Trademarks
Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Google™, Google Maps™, and Google Earth™ are trademarks of Google Inc.
Map Utility uses Google Maps™ to display images and routes traveled on a
map.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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.
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Use of Genuine Canon Accessories Is Recommended
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with
genuine Canon accessories.
Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such
as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine 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.
Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6 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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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 and other accessories out of the reach of children and
infants. If a child or infant swallows a battery or accessory, 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 hold the camera in the same position for long periods of time. Even if the
camera does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same body part may cause
skin redness, blistering or low-temperature contact burns. Using a tripod is
recommended for people with circulation problems or very sensitive skin, or when
using the camera in very hot places.
• 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/3.3 feet away.
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• 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.
• 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 equipment out of the reach of children and infants, including when using it.
Straps or cords may accidentally cause choking, electrical shock, or injury. Choking or
injury may also occur if a child or infant accidentally swallows a camera part or
accessory. If a child or infant swallows a part or accessory, consult a physician
immediately.
• 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.
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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 DS126461 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 Park, Melville, NY 11747, U.S.A.
Tel No. 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
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CAN ICES-3 (B) / NMB-3 (B)
When connecting to and using a household power outlet, use only AC
Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (rated input: 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz, rated output:
8.0 V DC). Using anything else can cause fire, overheating, or
electrical shock.
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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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The lenses and accessories mentioned in this Instruction Manual are current as
of August 2014. For information on the camera’s compatibility with any lenses
and accessories introduced after this date, contact any Canon Service Center.
CPH-E105-000
© CANON INC. 2014