T2i Quick Reference Guide

Quick Start Guide
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Quick Reference Guide
This quick reference guide explains the basic
function settings and how to shoot and playback
images. You can take this guide with you when
shooting. For detailed instructions, refer to the
EOS REBEL T2i/EOS 550D Instruction Manual.
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English
CT1-1037-000
Insert the battery.
White index
Red index
3
Attach the lens.
Align the lens’ white or red
index with the camera’s
index in the matching color.
4
5
Set the power switch
to <1>.
Menu Settings
1 Shooting 1/2/3
<M>
button
<0> button
LCD
monitor
<S>
Cross keys
7
Focus the subject.
All the necessary camera settings
will be set automatically.
C
5 Set-up 1/2/3
Press the shutter button
completely to take the
picture.
Index
u
Magnify
9
S
Select image
L Erase
x Playback
B Shooting information
The captured image will be
displayed for approx. 2 sec.
on the LCD monitor.
The M on the right of the function indicates that the function is
available only in Creative Zone modes (d,s,f,a,8).
Battery Life
No Flash
Approx. 550 shots
50% Flash Use
Approx. 440 shots
n Movie 1/2
Image-recording Quality
Select [1 Quality], then press <0>.
Press the <U> key to select the quality, then press <0>.
Image-recording quality
Pixels
Q Quick Control Screen
Shutter speed
Exposure
compensation/
AEB setting
Possible shots
Aperture
ISO speed
Press the <XA> button.
Press the <U> key to select
the Picture Style, then press
<0>.
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Image-recording
quality
Drive mode
These screens apply when a
Creative Zone mode is set.
In Basic Zone modes and
Movie shooting mode, the
tabs and menu options
displayed will be different.
A Picture StyleN
Highlight tone
priority
Flash exposure
compensation
Shooting mode
Tab
Menu settings
y
With the shooting settings
displayed, press the <Q> button.
The Quick Control screen will
appear.
3 Playback 1/2
Menu items
u
View the image.
Y
P
O
Movie Shooting Mode
Creative Zone
Modes
y
Take the picture.
1. Press the <M> button to display the menu.
2. Press the <U> key to select the tab, then press the
<V> key to select the desired item.
3. Press <0> to display the setting.
4. After setting the item, press <0>.
Basic Zone Modes
Image Playback
Aim the viewfinder center over
the subject and press the shutter
button halfway to autofocus.
Temperature
At 23°C / 73°F
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Menu Operations
Set the Mode Dial to
<1> (Full Auto).
8
Set the lens focus
mode switch to
<f>.
Open the cover
and insert a SD
card.
Preparation
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Picture Style
White balance
Metering mode
AF mode
Style
Description
P Standard
Q Portrait
R Landscape
V Monochrome
Vivid colors and sharp images.
Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.
Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.
Black-and-white images.
Press the <S> key to select the function, then turn the <6>
dial to set it.
In the Basic Zone modes (except C), you can select certain For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful), see the
drive modes and the image-recording quality.
camera’s instruction manual.
Shooting Operation
Power switch
Mode Dial
Shutter speed
<Z> ISO speed
setting button
<6>
Main Dial
Basic Zone Modes
Aperture
<D>
Flash button
ISO speed
Shooting mode
Picture Style
Image-recording
quality
Shutter
button
Quick Control
AF mode
icon
Battery check
zxcn
OK
NG
Exposure level
indicator
White balance
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
Drive mode
Possible shots
Metering mode
Focus mode switch
Viewfinder Information
<A> Live View shooting/
Movie shooting button
<A> AE lock button
<S> AF point
selection button
Display-off
sensor
Access lamp
<O> Aperture/Exposure
compensation button
<0> Setting button
Focus
confirmation light
Flash-ready
Max. burst
Flash exposure
compensation
Shutter speed
Aperture
Set the lens focus mode switch
to <f>.
Press the <ZE> button.
Press the <U> key to select
the AF mode, then press <0>.
X(One-Shot AF):
For still subjects
9(AI Focus AF):
Switches the AF mode
automatically
Z(AI Servo AF):
For moving subjects
S AF PointN
Press the <S> button.
Press the <S> key to select the
AF point.
While looking at the viewfinder,
you can select the AF point by
turning the <6> dial until the
desired AF point flashes in red.
Pressing <0> toggles the AF
point selection between the
center AF point and automatic
AF point selection.
ne
Zo
You can change the camera
settings as desired to shoot in
various ways.
d: Program AE
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture
in the same way as the <1> mode.
Set the Mode Dial to <d>.
(Displayed only when <C> is set.)
Press the <Q> button, then press
the <S> key to select the function.
Turn the <6> dial to set the
function.
s: Shutter-priority AE
Set the Mode Dial to <s>.
Turn the <6> dial to set the desired
shutter speed, then focus the subject.
The aperture will be set automatically.
If the aperture display blinks, turn the
<6> dial until it stops blinking.
D Using the Built-in Flash
If necessary, the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light
or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes).
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P
O
f: Aperture-priority AE
Set the Mode Dial to <f>.
Turn the <6> dial to set the desired
aperture, then focus the subject.
The shutter speed will be set
automatically.
If the shutter speed display blinks,
turn the <6> dial until it stops
blinking.
Creative Zone Modes
Press the <D> button to pop up
the built-in flash, then shoot.
Monochrome shooting
ISO speed
Exposure level indicator
Z: ISO SpeedN
E: AF ModeN
1 Full Auto
C Creative Auto
7 Flash Off
2 Portrait
3 Landscape
4 Close-up
5 Sports
6 Night Portrait
Basic Zone Modes
AF points
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sic Z o n e
AF point activation indicator <•>
Spot metering
circle
AE lock
<S>
Cross keys
Ba
Creative Zone Modes
All the settings necessary for
shooting are set automatically. You
just press the shutter button, and
the camera does the rest.
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Shooting Settings Display
Nomenclature
C
Press the <Z> button.
Turn the <6> dial or press the
<U> key to select the ISO
speed.
When “AUTO” is selected, the
ISO speed is set automatically.
When you press the shutter
button halfway, the ISO speed
setting will be displayed.
i Drive ModeN
Press the <YiQ> button.
Press the <U> key to select
the drive mode, then press <0>.
u : Single shooting
i : Continuous shooting
Q : Self-timer/Remote control*
l : Self-timer:2 sec
q : Self-timer:Continuous*
* The <Q> and <q> drive
modes can be selected in all
shooting modes.
A Live View Shooting
k Shooting Movies
Press the <A> button to
display the Live View image.
Set the Mode Dial to <k>.
Press the shutter button halfway
to focus.
Press the <A> button to start
shooting a movie. To stop movie
shooting, press <A> again.
To shoot still photos, press the
shutter button.
Press the shutter button halfway
to focus.
Press the shutter button
completely to take the picture.
Custom FunctionsN
1 Exposure level
increments
2 ISO expansion
To change the Live View settings, use the [6 Live View
function settings] menu.
Battery Life with Live View Shooting
Temperature
No Flash
At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 200 shots
50% Flash Use
Approx. 180 shots
3 Flash sync. speed in Av
mode
4 Long exposure noise
reduction
5 High ISO speed noise
reduction
6 Highlight tone priority
7 AF-assist beam firing
8 Mirror lockup
9 Shutter/AE lock button
10 Assign SET button
11 LCD display when
power ON
12 Add image verification
data