Quick Start Guide
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Insert the battery.
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This quick guide explains basic function settings
and how to shoot and playback images. You can
take this guide with you for shooting. For detailed
instructions, refer to the EOS-1D X Instruction
Manual.
CPQ-E011-000
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English Edition
© CANON INC. 2012
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Insert a card.
Two cards can be inserted.
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Attach the lens.
Align it with the red dot.
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Set the lens focus
mode switch to <f>.
Set the power switch
to <1>.
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Set the shooting
mode to <d>.
Press the <W> button
and turn the <6/5> dial to
select <d>.
Preparation
Image Playback
Magnify
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Take the picture.
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Press the shutter button
completely to take the
picture.
View the image.
The captured image will be
displayed for 2 sec. on the
LCD monitor.
Press the <Q> button.
The Quick Control screen will
appear.
<M>
button
White balance
Focus the subject.
Aim the viewfinder center over the
subject and press the shutter
button halfway to autofocus.
Q Quick Control
Menu Operations
Index
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LCD
monitor
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Shooting
information
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Playback
L
Erase
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Aperture
<Q>
button
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<5> Quick
Control Dial
<0> button
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Select image
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1. Press the <M> button to display the menu.
2. Each time you press the <Q> button, the main tab will switch.
3. Turn the <6> dial to select a secondary tab, then turn the
<5> dial to select the desired item.
4. Press <0> to display the setting.
5. Turn the <5> dial to set the item, then press <0>.
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Main tabs
Secondary
tabs
At 23°C / 73°F
Approx. 1120 shots
At 0°C / 32°F
Approx. 860 shots
Menu settings
Image size
Shutter speed
Shooting
mode
Flash exposure
compensation
AF mode
Picture Style
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Exposure
compensation/
AEB setting
Auto Lighting
Optimizer
RAW: Turn the <6> dial
to select the quality.
JPEG: Turn the <5> dial
to select the quality.
A Picture Style
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Select [z1: Picture Style], then
press <0>.
Turn the <5> dial to select the
Picture Style, then press <0>.
Custom Controls
White balance correction
Tilt the <9> to select the function, then turn the <6> or
<5> dial to set it.
Style
Each time you press the <B>
button, the screen display will
change.
Display the electronic level.
Press the <i> button, then
turn the <6/5> dial.
ISO 100 to 51200 can be set in
1/3-stop increments.
When “A” is selected, the ISO
speed is set automatically. When
you press the shutter button
halfway, the ISO speed setting is
displayed.
Possible shots
Metering mode
Drive mode
i: ISO Speed
Pixels
ISO speed
Electronic Level
Menu items
Image Size
Select [z2: Img type/size], then press <0>.
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to select the image size, then press <0>.
Highlight tone priority
<6> Main Dial
Battery Life with Viewfinder Shooting
Temperature
Possible shots
Image Quality Settings
Description
Color tones optimized for the particular scene.
D Auto
Vivid colors and sharp images.
P Standard
Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.
Q Portrait
R Landscape Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.
V Monochrome Black-and-white images.
For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful), refer to the
camera’s instruction manual.
B: White Balance
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Press the <B> button, then
turn the <5> dial.
Display
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Mode
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy, twilight, sunset
Tungsten light
White fluorescent light
Flash
Custom
Color temperature
Color Temperature (Approx. K: Kelvin)
3000 - 7000K
5200K
7000K
6000K
3200K
4000K
Automatically set*
2000 - 10000K
2500 - 10000K
* Applicable with Speedlites having a color temperature transmission function.
Otherwise, it will be fixed to approx. 6000K.
Shooting Operation
Custom Functions
AF Area Selection Mode
Press the <W> button, then
turn the <6/5> dial.
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to
set the exposure, then shoot.
Shooting Mode
d (Program AE)
s (Shutter-priority AE)
f (Aperture-priority AE)
a (Manual exposure)
f: AF Mode
6 Dial
Program shift
Shutter speed setting
Aperture setting
Shutter speed setting
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5 Dial
Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation
Aperture setting
Set the lens focus mode switch
to <f>.
Press the <o> button,
then turn the <6> dial.
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X (One-Shot AF):
For still subjects
Z (AI Servo AF):
For moving subjects
Instead of pressing the shutter button halfway, AF is also possible
by pressing the <p> button.
Press the <S> button.
Look through the viewfinder and
press the <B> button.
Each time you press the <B>
button, the AF area selection
mode changes.
S AF Point Selection
Press the <S> button, then look
through the viewfinder.
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The AF point selection will change
in the direction you tilt the <9>.
If you press <9> straight down,
the center AF point (or center
Zone) will be selected.
The <6> dial selects an AF
point in the horizontal direction,
and the <5> dial selects an AF
point in the vertical direction
(toggles between zones in Zone
AF).
R: Drive Mode
Press the <o> button,
then turn the <5> dial.
u : Single shooting
o : High-speed continuous
shooting
p : Low-speed continuous
shooting
k : 10-sec. self-timer
l : 2-sec. self-timer
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: Single: Silent shooting
K : Super high speed
continuous shooting
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q Metering Mode
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Press the <Q> button, then
turn the <6> dial.
qEvaluative metering:
Standard metering mode
wPartial metering:
Approx. 6.5% at center
O Exposure Compensation
Increased exposure
Decreased exposure
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Standard exposure index
Exposure level
Press the <A> button to display
the Live View image on the LCD
monitor.
To cancel exposure
compensation, set the exposure
level indicator </N> to the
standard exposure index
(<a/C>).
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eCenter-weighted average metering:
Brightness metered at the center
and averaged for the entire scene
AE lock
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Press the <W> button and
turn the <6/5> dial to select
the shooting mode.
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Press the shutter button halfway.
After focus is achieved, press the
shutter button completely.
Press the <A> button to end the
Live View shooting.
A AE Lock
Focus the subject.
Press the <A> button to lock the
current exposure setting.
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.
Recompose and take the picture.
k Shooting Movies
Select [A4: LV z/k set.],
then press <0>.
Select [Stills], then press <0>.
If the exposure compensation amount exceeds ±3 stops,
setting it with the Quick Control screen is recommended.
You can also set it with the <O> button and <6/5> dial.
For light-colored subjects, set it to the plus side. For
dark-colored subjects, set it to the minus side.
rSpot metering:
Approx. 2.5% at center
When spot metering is set, multi-spot metering is possible with
the <B> button.
A Live View Shooting
Press the shutter button halfway
and check the exposure level
indicator.
Turn the <5> dial to set the
exposure compensation amount.
+ You can set the amount up to ±5
stops in 1/3-stop increments.
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Shooting Mode
Battery Life with Live View Shooting
Temperature
Possible shots
At 23°C / 73°F
Approx. 290 shots
At 0°C / 32°F
Approx. 250 shots
Select [z4: LV z/k set.],
then press <0>.
Select [Movies], then press
<0>.
Select [z4: Movie rec. size] and
set the movie-recording size, then
press <0>.
Press the <A> button to display
the movie image on the LCD
monitor.
Autoexposure Shooting
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Press the <W> button and
turn the <6/5> dial to select
<d> or <BULB>.
Press the shutter button halfway
to focus.
Press the <B> button to start
shooting a movie. During movie
shooting, “o” will appear on the
upper right.
To stop shooting the movie, press
the <B> button again.
Recording movie
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If you set the shooting mode to <s>, <f>, or <a>, you can
shoot movies in the respective shooting mode’s exposure setting.
You can take a still photo during movie shooting by pressing
the shutter button completely.
81: Exposure
84: Display/Operation
Exposure level increments
Focusing Screen
ISO speed setting increments
Viewfinder info. during exposure
Bracketing auto cancel
LCD panel illumination during Bulb
Bracketing sequence
Recording card, image size setting
Number of bracketed shots
Spot metering linked to AF point
Safety shift
82: Exposure
Restrict shooting modes
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Restrict metering modes
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Metering used in manual exposure
Set shutter speed range
Set aperture range
AE Microadjustment
FE Microadjustment
83: Drive
Continuous shooting speed
Limit continuous shot count
Restrict drive modes
85: Operation
Dial direction during Tv/Av
Av setting without lens
Multi function lock
Custom Controls
J/K button function
86: Others
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Add cropping information
Timer duration
Shutter release time lag
Memo audio quality
Default Erase option
87: Clear
Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)