Canon 18-55IS Quick start guide
©2008 Paul Markow EOS Rebel XSi: Huge 3.0" LCD Monitor The EOS Rebel XSi has a giant, bright 3.0-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170˚. It’s perfect for Live View Function composition or viewing camera settings like AF, ISO, Metering, AF Point selection and flash options. Infinite Possibilities Canon Digital Trinity Noise Reduction Live View Function The EOS Rebel XSi’s CMOS sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range and offers the most pixels in its class. This APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm) is complemented by Canon’s DIGIC III Image Processor, which enhances image quality and speeds up all the camera’s operations. The sensor and processor work in concert with Canon’s superlative EF and EF-S lenses, forming the ultimate Digital Trinity. The EOS Rebel XSi’s sensor features narrow-gap microlenses and noise reduction circuits to improve performance at high ISOs, and optimized photo diode configurations for improved performance at all ISOs. You’ll notice the results immediately. The EOS Rebel XSi is the first EOS Rebel series to feature Canon’s Live View Function technology. With Live View Function, you never have to bring the camera to your eye: it’s easy to compose and shoot images right on the 3.0-inch LCD monitor. Auto Lighting Optimization Higher Magnification Viewfinder The EOS Rebel XSi’s Auto Optimization feature analyzes the photographic scene and compensates automatically, brightening dark faces, boosting contrast and brightening highlights in flat light, and adjusting exposure when flash output is insufficient. The EOS Rebel XSi also has an improved, high magnification viewfinder with a sensor to disable the LCD monitor when the camera is brought to the eye. All relevant shooting information, including ISO, are displayed right in the viewfinder. 14-bit Tonal Conversion The EOS Rebel XSi features 14-bit analog to digital signal conversion, generating data with incredibly smooth tones. With this rich 14-bit gradation the EOS Rebel XSi offers RAW images of the highest quality to complement 8-bit JPEGs. Underexposed AE exposure with Auto Lighting Optimization SD & SDHC Memory Cards The EOS Rebel XSi uses popular SD and SDHC memory cards. Tiny, inexpensive and available in increasingly large capacities, these cards are a perfect complement to the EOS Rebel XSi’s compact design. 3.5 fps Continuous Shooting Optical Image Stabilizer Lenses The EOS Rebel XSi operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant startup times, speedy AF and imperceptible shutter lag, the EOS Rebel XSi is one of the fastest cameras available today, shooting up to 3.5 frames per second, in bursts of 45 JPEGs or 6 RAW files. Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology makes handheld photography possible in more low-light situations by counteracting camera shake for crisp, clear images. With Optical Image Stabilizer in the lens, Canon can equip each lens with the stabilizer it needs for effective shake correction. Other systems are limited by how far they can move an image sensor, and as a result their stabilization is less effective as telephoto lengths get longer. Also, stabilized images can be seen right in the viewfinder–impossible with some other stabilizer systems. Spot Metering The EOS Rebel XSi features a spot meter, which analyzes 4% of the composition, plus Centerweighted average metering and partial metering for accurate exposure no matter the situation. * Canon is thrilled to introduce the new EOS Rebel XSi, a Digital SLR that brings a new level of performance and technology to all photographers. With the EOS Rebel XSi, every aspect of the photographic experience is enhanced. Its new 12.2megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch LCD with Live View Function and an Image Stabilized lens work together to create stunning images, easily. With unprecedented sophistication and supreme usability, the EOS Rebel XSi inspires you and promises go-anywhere, shoot anything photography for everyone. *Optical Image Stabilzer refers to lens function only. EF/EF-S Lenses Like other EOS Digital SLR cameras, the EOS Rebel XSi is compatible with over 50 Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses, including Canon’s EF-S series lenses that are manufactured specifically for APS-C sized digital sensors such as the one in the EOS Rebel XSi. Speedlite / Accessories EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS Speedlite 430EX Battery Grip BG-E5 Battery Pack LP-E5 Battery Charger LC-E5 Semi-Hard Case EH19-L SPECIFICATIONS TYPE EXPOSURE CONTROL DRIVE SYSTEM Type: Digital AF/AE SLR with built-in flash Recording Media: SD/SDHC memory card Image Sensor Size: 0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor) Compatible Lenses: Canon EF and EF-S lenses Lens Mount: Canon EF mount Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.6x Metering Modes: Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC, (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), (2) Partial metering (approx. 9% at center of viewfinder), (3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder, (4) Center-weighted average metering Metering Range: EV 1–20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens) Exposure Control Systems: Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (Program AE, non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash OFF), Manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE ISO Speed Range: Basic Zone: equivalent to ISO 100–800* set automatically; Creative Zone: equivalent to ISO 100–1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), Auto * Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index. Exposure Compensation: (1) User-set with multi-controller (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing); Bracketing range: +/– 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments AE Lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved User-set: Applied with AE lock button Drive Modes: Single, Continuous, Self-timer/Remote control Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. Approx. 3.5 fps Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting: JPEG: approx. 53 frames (Large/Fine); RAW: approx. 6 frames; RAW+JPEG: approx. 4 frames (Large/Fine) IMAGE SENSOR Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels Total Pixels: Approx. 12.40 megapixels Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical) Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters Low-pass Filter: Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor Dust Delete Feature: (1) Auto Sensor Cleaning, (2) Dust Delete Data, (3) Manual Sensor Cleaning RECORDING SYSTEM File Format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21 Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. The RAW and JPEG images are saved as separate files in the SD/SDHC memory card. Image Compression: JPEG, RAW (Canon .CR2) File Size: JPEG/Large (4272 x 2848): approx. 4.3MB (Fine), approx. 2.2MB (Normal); JPEG/Medium (3088 x 2056): approx. 2.5MB (Fine), approx. 1.3MB (Normal); JPEG/Small (2256 x 1504): approx. 1.6MB (Fine), 0.8MB (Normal); RAW (4272 x 2848): approx. 15.3MB Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc. File Numbering: (1) Continuous numbering (2) Auto reset (3) Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically) Color Space: Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB Picture Style: Six preset Picture Style settings plus three user-defined custom Picture Style settings with individual adjustments for Sharpness, Contrast, Color saturation, Color tone, Filter effect, Toning effect for black & white images Automatic Image Brightness Correction: Set by default in Basic Zone modes. In Creative Zone modes, settable with C.Fn-06 (Auto Lighting Optimizer) Highlight Tone Priority: Enabled (C. Fn-05) Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output WHITE BALANCE Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Manual (Custom white balance of white or neutral gray object) Auto White Balance: Auto white balance, taken from the image sensor Color Temperature Compensation: White balance bracketing: up to +/– 3 levels in 1-step increments; White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/– 9 levels, magenta/green bias +/– 9 levels AUTOFOCUS Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor AF points: 9 AF points: Center AF point is cross type with high-precision horizontal line sensor AF Working Range: EV –0.5–18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C) Focusing Modes: Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF); Manual Focus (MF) AF Point Selection: Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection Selected AF Point Display: Superimposed display in viewfinder; also visible on LCD monitor AF-assist Beam: Intermittent firing of built-in flash; Effective range: approx. 13.1 ft./4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery VIEWFINDER Type: Eye-level SLR pentamirror Coverage: Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically Magnification: 0.87x (–1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity) Eyepoint: Approx. 19mm Dioptric Adjustment Correction: –3.0 to +1.0 diopter Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses) Viewfinder Information: AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, spot metering circle, exposure warning) Flash (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, Red-eye correction light), Image (monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information) Depth-of-Field Preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function LIVE VIEW FUNCTION Shooting Modes: (1) Live View shooting, (2) Remote Live View shooting (with a computer installed EOS Utility) Focusing: (1) Manual focus; (2) Autofocus: Quick mode: AF using AF sensor, Live View momentarily cancelled; Live mode: AF directly from CMOS sensor Metering Modes: Evaluative metering with the image sensor Grid Display: Provided Exposure Display: Simulated exposure displayed in real-time Frame Rate: 30 fps (22 fps in magnified mode) PLAYBACK Image Display Format: Single image, 9-image index, Jump (1/10/100 images or shooting date), Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x enabled in 15 steps), Histogram, Auto rotate, Rotate Highlight Alert: Provided (overexposed highlight areas blink) IMAGE PROTECTION AND ERASE Protection: Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection Erase: Single image, select images, all images in a SD/SDHC card or unprotected images Direct Printing from the Camera: Enabled with the Print/Share button Compatible Printers: CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200PCU) MENUS Menu Categories: (1) Shooting (2) Playback (3) Setup (4) Custom function/My Menu LCD Monitor Languages: 20 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese) POWER SOURCE SHUTTER Type: Focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 60 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec. Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release; shutter lag-time approx. 0.1 sec. Self-Timer: 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay, continuous shooting Remote Control: Remote Switch RS-60E3 BUILT-IN FLASH Type: Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror Guide Number: 43 ft./13m (ISO 100) Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec. Flash-ready Indicator: Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder Flash Coverage: 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format) Flash Metering System: E-TTL II autoflash Flash Exposure Compensation: +/–2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites LCD MONITOR Type: TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal with a viewing angle of approx. 170° vertically and horizontally Pixels: Approx. 230,000 pixels Coverage: Approx. 100% Brightness Control: 7 levels provided Battery: One dedicated Battery Pack LP-E5 Number of Shots: Configuration LP-E5 Normal Temperature (73°F/23°C) Low Temperature (32°F/0°C) No Flash Used Approx. 600 Approx. 500 50% with Flash Approx. 500 Approx. 400 The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fullycharged Battery Pack LP-E5 is used. DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT (Body Only) Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm Weight: 16.8 oz./475g OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Operating Temperature Range: 32–104°F/0–40°C Operating Humidity Range: 85% or less • All the specifications above are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. • The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice. All images simulated. Canon and DIGIC, EOS and EOS Rebel are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. IMAGEANYWARE is a trademark of Canon U.S.A., Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. 1-800-OK-CANON / www.canoneos.com Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042 U.S.A. Canon Canada, Inc. 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7 Canada Canon Latin America, Inc. 703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126 U.S.A. Canon Mexicana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Blvd. Manuel Ávila Camacho No. 138, Piso 17 Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, C.P. 11000 México, D.F. México 0118W239 01/08 ©2008 CANON U.S.A., INC. PRINTED IN U.S.A.
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