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Canon Rebel EOS1100 D User Guide

E The “Software Start Guide” and “Quick Reference Guide” are INSTRUCTION provided at end of this manual. MANUAL



Canon Rebel EOS1100 D User Guide
Canon Rebel EOS1100 D User Guide


Introduction

The EOS REBEL T3/1100D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with approx. 12.2 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and High- Definition (HD) movie shooting.

The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features. Refer to This Manual while Using the Camera to Further Familiarize Yourself with the Camera With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the “Safety Warnings” (p.259, 260) and “Handling Precautions” (p.14, 15). Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused. Copyrights Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment. This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately. 2

Item Check List Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer. Camera (with eyecup and body cap) Battery Pack Battery Charger LP-E10 LC-E10/LC-E10E* (with protective cover) Interface Cable Software Camera Instruction Basic Instruction Manual Manual (CD-ROM) Camera Instruction Manual (CD-ROM) Wide Strap EW-200D EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software CD-ROM) * BatteryChargerLC-E10orLC-E10Eisprovided.(TheLC-E10Ecomeswitha power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items. Software Instruction Manual The software Instruction Manuals are included in the CD-ROM as PDF files. See page 272 for instructions to look up manuals in the Software Instruction Manual. 3 COPY

Conventions Used in this Manual Icons in this Manual <6> <V> <U> <0> 0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button. : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button. * In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor. 3 : M : (p.**) : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the <M> button and changing the setting. If shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.22). Reference page numbers for more information.

  • : Tip or advice for better shooting.

  • : Problem-solving advice.

  • : Warning to prevent shooting problems.

  • : Supplemental information.

Basic Assumptions All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.31). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens. 4 COPY

Chapters For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures. 5 Introduction 2 1 Getting Started 25 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 49 3 Creative Shooting 71 4 Advanced Shooting 91 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 121 6 Shooting Movies 139 7 Handy Features 153 8 Image Playback 175 9 Printing Images 201 10 Customizing the Camera 215 11 Reference 225 12 Software Start Guide 269 13 Quick Reference Guide and Instruction Manual Index 273 COPY

Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Freeze the action Blur the action Shoot in low light p.49 - 62 (Basic Zone modes) p.92 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.50, 88 (D Flash photography) p.77 (ISO speed setting) p.121 (A Live View shooting) p.139 (k Movie shooting) p.79 (Selecting a Picture Style) p.74 (73, 83, 1) Shoot continuously p.86 (i Continuous shooting)Take a picture of yourself in a group p.87 (j Self-timer)Blur the background p.55 (C Creative Auto) Keep the background in sharp focus p.94 (f Aperture-priority AE)Adjust the image brightness (exposure) p.101 (Exposure compensation)Shoot without flash p.54 (7 Flash Off) p.57, 63 (b Flash Off)Photograph fireworks at night p.98 (Bulb exposure)Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject Make a large-size print of the picture 6 COPY

Focusing Shoot a moving subject p.61, 82 (AI Servo AF) Playback Search for pictures quickly p.176 (H Index display) p.177 (I Image browsing)Rate images p.180 (Ratings)Delete unnecessary images p.196 (L Delete)Auto play images and movies p.189 (Slide show)Set the LCD monitor brightness p.155 (LCD monitor brightness) Printing Take many pictures Change the point of focus Viewtheimageswiththecamera

  • Prevent important images from accidental deletion

  • View the images or movies on a TV set

  • Print pictures easily

p.74 (7a, 8a, b, c) p.83 (S AF point selection) p.70(xPlayback) p.194 (K Image protect) p.191 (High-Definition TV set) p.201 (Direct printing) 7 COPY

Index to Features Power Battery • Charging • Installing/Removing • Battery check Power outlet Auto power off Card Inserting/Removing Format Release shutter without card Lens Attaching/Detaching Zoom Image Stabilizer Basic Settings Dioptric adjustment Language Date/Time Beeper LCD Off/On LCD brightness adjustment Recording Images Create/select a folder File No. p.26 p.28 p.32 p.228 p.31 p.28 p.44 p.154 p.35 p.36 p.37 p.38 p.34 p.33 p.154 p.166 p.155 p.156 p.158 Image Quality Image-recording quality Picture Style White balance Color space p.74 p.79 p.115 p.119 Image enhancement features • Auto Lighting Optimizer • Lens peripheral illumination correction • Noise reduction for long exposures • Noise reduction for high ISO speeds • Highlight tone priority AF AF mode AF point selection Manual focusing Drive Drive modes Continuous shooting Self-timer Maximum burst Shooting ISO speed Feature guide Quick Control Creative Auto Program AE Shutter-priority AE p.107 p.108 p.219 p.219 p.220 p.81 p.83 p.85 p.20 p.86 p.87 p.75 p.77 p.47 p.40 p.55 p.72 p.92 8 COPY

Index to Features Aperture-priority AE Manual exposure Bulb Automatic Depth-of-field AE Metering mode Exposure Adjustments Exposure compensation AEB AE lock Flash Built-in flash • Flash exposure compensation • FE lock External flash Flash control Live View Shooting Live View shooting Focusing Grid display Quick Control Shooting Movies Movie shooting Sound recording Grid display Quick Control p.94 p.97 p.98 p.99 p.100 p.101 p.103 p.105 p.88 p.102 p.106 p.226 p.167 p.121 p.128 p.127 p.126 p.139 p.148 p.148 p.144 Playback Image review time Single image display • Shooting information display Index display Image browsing (Jump display) Magnify Rotate Ratings Movie playback Editing out movie’s first/last scene Slide show Viewing images on TV Protect Erase Quick Control Printing PictBridge Print Order (DPOF) Customization p.154 p.70 p.198 p.176 p.177 p.178 p.179 p.180 p.186 p.188 p.189 p.191 p.194 p.196 p.182 p.201 p.211 Custom Functions (C.Fn)p.216 My Menu Software Install Software Instruction Manual p.224 p.271 p.272 9 COPY

Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.................................................................................................. 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ...................................................................... 4 Chapters ............................................................................................................ 5 Contents at a Glance......................................................................................... 6 Index to Features .............................................................................................. 8 Handling Precautions ...................................................................................... 14 Quick Start Guide ............................................................................................ 16 Nomenclature .................................................................................................. 18 Charging the Battery ....................................................................................... 26 Installing and Removing the Battery and Card ................................................ 28 Turning on the Power ...................................................................................... 31 Setting the Date and Time............................................................................... 33 Selecting the Interface Language.................................................................... 34 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ..................................................................... 35 About the Lens Image Stabilizer...................................................................... 37 Basic Operation ............................................................................................... 38 Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions ........................................................ 40 3 Menu Operations................................................................................... 42 Formatting the Card......................................................................................... 44 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................................................. 46 Feature Guide ................................................................................................. 47 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 49 1 Fully Automatic Shooting........................................................................... 50 1 Full Auto Techniques................................................................................. 52 7 Disabling Flash.......................................................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................. 55 2 Shooting Portraits....................................................................................... 58 3 Shooting Landscapes................................................................................ 59 4 Shooting Close-ups .................................................................................... 60 5 Shooting Moving Subjects......................................................................... 61 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ......................................................................... 62 Q Quick Control ............................................................................................. 63 1 Getting Started 25 10

Handling Precautions Camera Care

  • This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock.

  • The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you accidentally drop the camera into water, promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth.

  • Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data.

  • Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction.

  • The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself.

  • Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens, viewfinder, reflex mirror, and focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt, take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center.

  • Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation.

  • If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room, condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. To prevent condensation, first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag.

  • If condensation forms on the camera, do not use the camera. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If there is condensation, remove the lens, card and battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera.

  • If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Even while the camera is in storage, press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working.

  • Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab.

  • If the camera has not been used for an extended period, test all its functions before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up, have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly.

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LCD Monitor

  • Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels. Dead pixels displaying only black or red, etc., are not a malfunction. They do not affect the images recorded.

  • If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period, screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. However, this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days.

  • In low or high temperatures, the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. It will return to normal at room temperature. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data, note the following:

  • Do not drop, bend, or wet the card. Do not subject it to excessive force, physical shock, or vibration.

  • Do not touch the card’s electronic contacts with your fingers or anything metallic.

  • Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set, speakers, or magnet. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity.

  • Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.

  • Store the card in a case.

  • Do not store the card in hot, dusty, or humid locations. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera, attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting, Live View shooting, or movie shooting for a prolonged period, the camera may become hot. Although this is not a malfunction, holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. About smudges adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside, in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. If visible spots remain on the image, having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.

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Quick Start Guide 1 Insert the battery. (p.28) To charge the battery, see page 26. 2 Insert the card. (p.28) With the card’s label facing toward the camera back, insert it into the slot.3 White index Red indexAttach the lens. (p.35) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.4 Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p.35) 5 Set the power switch to <1>. (p.31) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen, see page 33. 16 COPY

Quick Start Guide 6 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p.50) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. 7 Focus the subject. (p.39) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Press the shutter button halfway, and the camera will focus the subject. If necessary, the built-in flash will pop-up automatically. 8Take the picture. (p.39) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.9 Review the picture. (p.154) The captured image will be displayed for approx. 2 sec. on the LCD monitor. To display the image again, press the <x> button (p.70). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor, see “Live View Shooting” (p.121). To view the images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.70). To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.196). 17 COPY

Nomenclature The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section. Mode Dial (p.22) Power switch (p.31) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.88/84) EF Lens mount index (p.35) EF-S Lens mount index (p.35) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.226) <D> Flash button (p.88) <6> Main Dial Shutter button (p.39) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.89/87) Grip <V> Focal plane mark (p.60) Strap mount (p.25) Microphone (p.140, 148) Terminal cover Lens release button (p.36) Contacts (p.15) Lens mount Lens lock pin Remote control terminal (p.229) Body cap (p.35) Digital terminal (p.202) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.191) 18 COPY Mirror (p.173)

Nomenclature <O/L> Aperture/Exposure compensation button/ Erase button (p.97/101/196) Dioptric adjustment knob (p.38) Eyecup (p.229) Viewfinder eyepiece <B> Display button (p.46,70,124,142,163) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/Index/ Reduce button (p.105/106/176/178,209) <S/u> AF point selection button/ Magnify button (p.83/178,209) Speaker (p.186) DC cord hole (p.228) Card/Battery compartment cover (p.28) Access lamp (p.30) Card/Battery compartment cover release lever (p.28) <x> Playback button (p.70) LCD monitor (p.42,155) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.122/140) <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.40/207) Tripod socket <M> Menu button (p.42) <0> Setting button (p.42) <S> Cross keys (p.42) <WZ> ISO speed setting button (p.77) <XB> White balance selection button (p.115) <Yi/j> Drive mode selection button (p.86,87) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.81) Card slot (p.28) Battery compartment (p.28) 19 COPY

Nomenclature Shooting Settings Display (in Creative Zone modes, p.22) c Main Dial pointer (p.91) Shooting mode Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.101) AEB range (p.103) Picture Style (p.79) AF mode (p.81) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Quick Control icon (p.40,63) White balance (p.115) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom Battery check (p.32) zxcn Drive mode (p.86,87) u Single shooting

  1. i Continuous shooting

  2. j Self-timer:10 sec

l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer:Continuous Shutter speed Aperture Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.107) ISO speed (p.77) Highlight tone priority (p.220) y Flash exposure compensation (p.102) 0 External flash exposure compensation Raise built-in flash (p.41) Image-recording quality (p.74) 73 Large/Fine 83 Large/Normal 74 Medium/Fine 84 Medium/Normal 7a Small 1/Fine 8a Small 1/Normal

  1. b Small 2 (Fine)

  2. c Small 3 (Fine)

1 RAW 1+73 RAW+Large/Fine Number of possible shots Number of possible shots during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown 2 White balance correction (p.117) B White balance bracketing (p.118) Metering mode (p.100) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering e Center-weighted average metering Eye-Fi transmission status (p.230) (Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used.) The display will show only the settings currently applied. 20 COPY

Nomenclature Viewfinder Information Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points <A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress <D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY) <Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction <o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Card) No card warning (Card) The display will show only the settings currently applied. 21 COPY

Nomenclature Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and the Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d : Program AE (p.72) s : Shutter-priority AE (p.92) f : Aperture-priority AE (p.94) a : Manual exposure (p.97) 8: Automatic depth-of-field AE (p.99) Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. The camera sets everything to suit the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.50) 7: Flash Off (p.54) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 2 : Portrait (p.58) 3: Landscape (p.59) 4 : Close-up (p.60) 5: Sports (p.61) 6 : Night Portrait (p.62) k: Movie shooting (p.139) 22 COPY

Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.85,135) Hood mount (p.257) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.257) Image Stabilizer switch (p.37) Lens mount index (p.35) Focus mode switch (p.35) Zoom ring (p.36) Zoom position index (p.36) Contacts (p.15) 23 COPY

Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E10 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E10 (p.26). Power plug Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Battery Charger LC-E10E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E10 (p.26). Full-charge lamp Charg Power cord Battery pack slot e lamp Power cord socket 24 COPY

Getting Started25This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.229). Eyepiece coverCOPY

Charging the Battery LC-E10 LC-E10E 1 Remove the protective cover. Detach the protective cover provided with the battery. 2 Attach the battery.

  • As shown in the illustration, attach the battery securely to the charger.

  • To detach the battery, follow the above procedure in reverse. 3 Recharge the battery. For LC-E10 As shown by the arrow, flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. For LC-E10E

  • Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.

  • Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange.

  • When the battery is fully recharged, the full-charge lamp will turn green.

  • It takes approx. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and the battery’s charge level.

  • For safety reasons, recharging in low temperatures (6°C - 10°C / 43°F - 50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours).

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Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger

  • Upon purchase, the battery is not fully charged. Recharge the battery before using.

  • 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 power.

  • After recharging the battery, detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet.

  • When not using the camera, remove the battery. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period, a small amount of power current is released, resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. Store the battery with the protective cover (provided) attached. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance.

  • 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. Purchase a new battery.

  • After disconnecting the charger’s power plug, do not touch the prongs for at least 3 sec.

  • Do not charge any battery other than a Battery Pack LP-E10.

  • The Battery Pack LP-E10 is dedicated to Canon products only. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.

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Installing and Removing the Battery and Card Load a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E10 into the camera. The card (sold separately) can be an SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory card. The captured images are recorded onto the card. Make sure the card’s write-protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Installing the Battery/Card O Write-protect switch

  1. 1 penthecover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrows and open the cover.

  2. 2 Insert the battery.

  • Insert the end with the battery contacts.

  • Insert the battery until it locks in place.


  1. 3 Insert the card.

  • As shown in the illustration, face the card’s label side toward the camera back.

  • Insert the card straight in all the way.


  1. 4 Close the cover.

  • Press the cover until it snaps shut.

  • When you set the power switch to <1>, the number of possible shots (p.32) will be displayed on the LCD monitor.


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Installing and Removing the Battery and Card After opening the card/battery compartment cover, be careful not to push it back further. Otherwise, the hinge might break. The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc. Setting [1 Release shutter without card] to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to insert a card (p.154). Removing the Battery/Card

  1. 1 Set the power switch to <2>. (p.31)

  2. 2 Open the cover.

  • Make sure the access lamp is off, then open the cover.

  • If “Recording ...” is displayed, close the cover.


  1. 3 Remove the battery.

  • Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery.

  • To prevent short circuiting of the battery contacts, be sure to attach the protective cover (provided, p.26) to the battery.


  1. 4 Remove the card.

  • Gently push in the card, then let go. The card will stick out.

  • Pull the card straight out.


  1. 5 Close the cover. Press the cover until it snaps shut.

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Installing and Removing the Battery and Card

  • When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that images are being written to or read by the card, being erased, or data is being transferred. When the access lamp is lit or blinking, do not open the card/battery compartment cover and never do any of the following. Otherwise, the image data may be destroyed or the card or camera may be damaged. • Removing the card. • Removing the battery. • Shaking or banging the camera around.

  • If the card already contains recorded images, the image number might not start from 0001 (p.158).

  • Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects.

  • If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor, remove and 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.44). The card may then return to normal.

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Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch, see page 33 to set the date/time. <1> : The camera turns on. <2> :Thecameraturnsoffanddoes not operate. Set to this position when not using the camera. 3 About Auto Power Off

  • To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. To turn on the camera again, just press the shutter button halfway (p.39).

  • You can change the auto power-off time with [5 Auto power off] (p.155).

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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 four levels: Battery Life z : Battery level is OK. x : Battery level is less than half full. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. (Blinks) n : Battery must be recharged. TemperatureAt 23°C / 73°FAt 0°C / 32°FNo FlashApprox. 800 shotsApprox. 750 shots50% Flash UseApprox. 700 shotsApprox. 650 shotsThe figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E10, no Live View shooting, and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

  • The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. • Using the LCD monitor often. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer.

  • The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Depending on the lens used, the number of possible shots may be lower.

  • For the number of possible shots with Live View shooting, see page 123.

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3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset, the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Be sure to set the correct date/time. 1 Display the menu screen. Press the <M> button to display the menu screen. 2 Under the [6] tab, select [Date/ Time].

  • Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.

  • Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time], then press <0>. 3 Set the date and time.

  • Press the <U> key to select the date or time number.

  • Press <0> so <a> is displayed.

  • Press the <V> key to set the number, then press <0>. (Returns to b.) 4 Exit the setting.

  • Press the <U> key to select [OK], then press <0>.

  • The date/time will be set.

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3 Selecting the Interface Language Display the menu screen. 1 Press the <M> button to display the menu screen. 2 Under the [6] tab, select [LanguageK].

  • Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.

  • Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the fourth item from the top), then press <0>.

34 3 Set the desired language.

  • Press the <S> key to select the language, then press <0>.

  • The interface language will change.

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Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens White index 1 Remove the caps. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. 2 Attach the lens. Align the lens’ red or white index with the camera’s index matching the same color. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Red index 3 On the lens, set the focus mode switch to <AF> (autofocus). If it is set to <MF> (manual focus), autofocus will not operate. 4 Remove the front lens cap. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses, do it in a place with minimal dust. When storing the camera without a lens attached, be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. 35 COPY

Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom, turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. If you want to zoom, do it before focusing. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. While pressing the lens release button, turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Turn the lens until it stops, then detach it. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Detaching the Lens Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Doing so may cause loss of vision. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing, do not touch the rotating part. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format, it will look like the lens focal length is increased by approx. 1.6x. Image sensor size (Approx.) (22.0 x 14.7mm / 0.87 x 0.58 in.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.42 x 0.94 in.) 36 COPY

About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer, camera shake is corrected to obtain a sharper shot. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens as an example. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer will operate. 3 Take the picture. When the picture looks steady in the viewfinder, press the shutter button completely to take the picture. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.

  • The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.

  • If the camera is mounted on a tripod, you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.

  • The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod.

  • Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. However, the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II switches the IS mode automatically.

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Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the . If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types, sold separately) is recommended. Holding the Camera dioptric adjustment knob. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 2. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 3. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 4. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 5. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot in front of the other. 6. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor, see page 121. 38 COPY

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 (0). While you press the shutter button halfway, the LCD monitor will turn off (p.166). Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. It can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake, note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus, then slowly press the shutter button completely.

  • If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.

  • Even during the menu display, image playback, and image recording, you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway.

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Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. This is called the Quick Control screen. Basic Zone modes 1 Press the <Q> button. The Quick Control screen will appear (7). 2 Set the desired function.

  • Press the <S> key to select the function to be set.

  • The selected function and Feature guide (p.47) will be displayed.

  • Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Creative Zone modes 3 Take the picture.

  • Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

  • The captured image will be displayed.


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Settable Functions on Quick Control Screen White balance correction* (p.117) Shutter speed (p.92) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.101, 103) Shooting mode* (p.22) Picture Style (p.79) AF mode (p.81) White balance (p.115) Drive mode (p.86, 87) Metering mode (p.100) Aperture (p.94) Highlight tone priority* (p.220) ISO speed (p.77) Flash exposure compensation (p.102) Raise built-in flash Image-recording quality (p.74) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.107) White balance bracketing* (p.118) Select the desired function and press <0>. The function’s setting screen will appear. Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to change the setting. There are also functions to be set with the <B> button. Press <0> to finalize the setting and to return to the Quick Control screen. Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. When you select <s> and press <0>, the built-in flash will pop-up. Function Setting Screen <0> 41 COPY

3 Menu Operations With menus, you can set various functions such as the image-recording quality, date/time, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, use the <M> button, <S> cross keys, and <0> button on the camera back to operate the menus. <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys <M> button Menu Screen In the Basic Zone, Movie shooting mode, and Creative Zone, the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab Menu items Movie shooting mode 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings 42 COPY


  1. 1 Display the menu screen. Press the <M> button to display the menu screen.

  2. 2 Select a tab. Press the <U> key to select a menu tab.

  3. 3 Select the desired item. Press the <V> key to select the item, then press <0>.

  4. 4 Select the setting.

  • Press the <V> or <U> key to select the desired setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it.)

  • The current setting is indicated in blue.


  1. 5 Set the desired setting. Press <0> to set it.

  2. 6 Exit the setting. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display.

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3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer, format the card with the camera. When the card is formatted, all images and data in the card will be erased. Even protected images will be erased, so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer the images to a computer, etc., before formatting the card. 1 Select [Format]. Under the [5] tab, select [Format], then press <0>. 2 Format the card.

  • Select [OK], then press <0>.

  • The card will be formatted.

  • When the formatting is completed, the menu will reappear.

  • For low-level formatting, press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>, then select [OK].

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3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. The card is full with images or data. A card-related error is displayed (p.250). About Low-level Formatting

  • Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow or if you want to totally erase all data in the card.

  • Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card, the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting.

  • You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Even in this case, normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.

  • When the card is formatted or data is erased, only the file management information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. When discarding the card, execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked.

  • Before using a new Eye-Fi card, the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera.

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Switching the LCD Monitor Display Shooting Settings Menu Functions Appears when you press the <M> button. Press the button again to return to the shooting settings screen. Appears when you press the <x> button. Press the button again to return to the shooting settings screen. Captured Image You can set [6 LCD off/on btn] so that the shooting settings display does not keep turning off and on (p.166). Even when the menu screen or captured image is displayed, pressing the shutter button will enable you to shoot immediately. The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen, menu screen, captured images, etc. When you turn on the power switch, the shooting settings will be displayed. When you press the shutter button halfway, the display will turn off. And when you let go of the shutter button, the display will turn on. You can also turn off the display by pressing the <B> button. Press the button again to turn on the display. 46 COPY

Feature Guide The Feature guide is a simple description of the respective function or option. It is displayed when you change the shooting mode or use the Quick Control screen to set a shooting function, Live View shooting, movie shooting, or playback. When you select a function or option on the Quick Control screen, the Feature guide description is displayed. The Feature guide turns off when you further proceed with any operation. Shooting mode (Sample) Quick Control (Sample) Shooting function Live View shooting Playback 3 Disabling the Feature Guide Select [Feature guide]. Under the [6] tab, select [Feature guide], then press <0>. Select [Disable], then press <0>. 47 COPY

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Basic Shooting and Image Playback49This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. With Basic Zone modes, all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p.63, 232). Also, to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations, major shooting settings cannot be changed in fully-automatic modes. About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In Basic Zone modes, the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.107) will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. It is also enabled by default in Creative Zone modes.COPY B a s e i c Z o n

1 Fully Automatic Shooting AF point 1 Set the Mode Dial to <1>. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject.

  • All the AF points will be used to focus, and generally the closest object will be focused.

  • Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 3 Focus the subject.

  • Press the shutter button halfway, and the lens focusing ring will rotate to focus.

  • The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. At the same time, the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light.

  • If necessary, the built-in flash will pop- up automatically. 4 Take the picture.

  • Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

  • The captured image will be displayed for approx. 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.

  • If the built-in flash has popped up, you can push it back down with your fingers.

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1 Fully Automatic Shooting FAQ

  • The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.39). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again.

  • Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture.

  • The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) You can take sharp pictures of a moving subject.

  • Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. If the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), set it to <AF> (Auto Focus).

  • Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help lighten the subject’s dark areas.

  • In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. Its effective range is about 4 meters/13.1 feet.

  • Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.

  • When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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1 Full Auto Techniques Recomposing the Shot Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports). Shooting a Moving Subject In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely. 52 COPY

1 Full Auto Techniques A Live View Shooting By pressing the <A> button, you can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. This is called Live View shooting. For details, see page 121. 1 Display the Live View image on the LCD monitor.

  • Press the <A> button.

  • The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 2 Focus the subject.

  • Aim the center AF point < > on the subject.

  • Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

  • When focus is achieved, the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.

  • If necessary, the built-in flash will pop- up automatically. 3 Take the picture.

  • Press the shutter button completely.

  • The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

  • After the image review ends, the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.

  • Press the <A> button to exit Live View shooting.

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7 Disabling Flash In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for capturing the particular ambience of a scene, such as candlelight scenes. Shooting Tips Prevent camera shake if the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. In low-light conditions, tell the subject to keep still until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture. 54 COPY

C Creative Auto Shooting Unlike the <1> Full Auto mode where the camera sets everything, the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the depth of field, drive mode, and flash firing. You can also choose the ambience you want to convey in your images. The default setting is the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. * CA stands for Creative Auto. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. 2 Press the <Q> button. (7) The Quick Control screen will appear. 3 Set the desired function.

  • Press the <V> key to select a function.

  • The selected function and Feature guide (p.47) will be displayed.

  • For details on setting each function, see pages 56-57. 4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

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C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed Aperture ISO speed Battery check Image-recording quality (1) (2) (3) Possible shots Pressing the <Q> button enables you to set the following: (1) Shoot by ambience selection You can set the ambience you want to convey in your images. Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired ambience. You can also select it from a list by pressing <0>. For details, see page 64. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left, the background will look more blurred. If you move it toward the right, the background will look more in focus. If you want to blur the background, see “Shooting Portraits” on page 58. Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to adjust it as desired. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions, the background might not look so blurred. This function cannot be set (grayed out) if <r> has been set or if the built-in flash is raised with <a> set. If flash is used, this setting will not be applied. 56 COPY

C Creative Auto Shooting (3)Drive mode/Flash firing When you press <0>, the drive mode or flash firing setting screens will appear. Set as desired, then press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. Drive mode: Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to set it as desired. <u> Single shooting : Shoot one image at a time.

  1. <i> Continuous shooting: While you hold down the shutter button completely, shots will be taken continuously. You can shoot up to about 3 shots per sec.

  2. <j> Self-timer:10 sec : The picture is taken 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.

<q> Self-timer:Continuous: Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 10 seconds after you press the shutter button, the set number of multiple shots will be taken. Flash firing: Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to set it as desired. <a> Auto flash: The flash fires automatically when necessary. <I> Flash on : The flash fires at all times. <b> Flash off : The flash is disabled.

  • If the image-recording quality is 1 or 1+73, the continuous shooting speed will be max. approx. 2 fps and approx. 0.8 fps (averaged value) respectively.

  • When using <j> or <q>, see the notes on page 87.

  • When using <b>, see “Disabling Flash” on page 54.

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2 Shooting Portraits The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes skin tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode. Shooting Tips The further the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red. If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (Up to approx. 3 shots per sec. in JPEG quality.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically. 58 COPY

3 Shooting Landscapes Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and the image sharper than with <1> (Full Auto). Shooting Tips With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.62). 59 COPY

4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close, use the <4> (Close-up) mode. To make small things appear much larger, use a macro lens (sold separately). Shooting Tips Use a simple background. A simple background makes the flower, etc., stand out better. Move to the subject as close as possible. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. Some lenses have indications such as <40.25m/0.8ft>. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the top left of the camera to the subject. If you are too close to the subject, the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Under low light, the built-in flash will fire. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark, move away from the subject. With a zoom lens, use the telephoto end. If you have a zoom lens, using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. 60 COPY

5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject, whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle, use the <5> (Sports) mode. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Use the center AF point to focus. Aim the center AF point over the subject, then press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. During autofocusing, the beeper will continue beeping softly. If focus cannot be achieved, the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely. If you hold down the shutter button, continuous shooting (max. approx. 3 shots per sec. in JPEG quality) and autofocusing will take effect. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Hold the camera steady and shoot. 61 COPY

6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Also, use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. Under low light, the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. The maximum effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots, shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. If you use the self-timer together with flash, the self-timer lamp will light briefly after the picture is taken. 62 COPY

Q Quick Control Example: Portrait mode In Basic Zone modes when the shooting settings screen is displayed, you can press the <Q> button to display the Quick Control screen. The table below indicates the functions that can be set with the Quick Control screen in each Basic Zone mode. 1 Set the Mode Dial to a Basic Zone mode. 2 Press the <Q> button. (7) The Quick Control screen will appear. 3 Set the function.

  • Press the <V> key to select a function. (Step not necessary in the 1/7 mode.)

  • The selected function and Feature guide (p.47) will be displayed.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Settable Functions in Basic Zone Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable : Not selectable

Function1 (p.50)7 (p.54)C (p.55)2 (p.58)3 (p.59)4 (p.60)5 (p.61)6 (p.62)Drive modeu: Single shootingkkkkkki: Continuous shootingkkkSelf- timerj: 10 sec.kkkkkkkkq: Continuous*kkkkkkkkFlash firingAutomatic firingokoooFlash on (Fires at all times)kFlash offokooShoot by ambience selection (p.64)kkkkkkShoot by lighting or scene type (p.67)kkkkBlurring/sharpening the background (p.56)k* Use the <V> key to set the number of continuous shots. 63 COPY

Shoot by Ambience Selection Except in the <1> (Full Auto) and <7> (Flash Off) Basic Zone modes, you can select the ambience for shooting. Ambience17C23456Ambience Effect(1) Standard settingkkkkkkNo setting(2) VividkkkkkkLow / Standard / Strong(3) SoftkkkkkkLow / Standard / Strong(4) WarmkkkkkkLow / Standard / Strong(5) IntensekkkkkkLow / Standard / Strong(6) CoolkkkkkkLow / Standard / Strong(7) BrighterkkkkkkLow / Medium / High(8) DarkerkkkkkkLow / Medium / High(9) MonochromekkkkkkBlue / B/W / Sepia 64 1 Set the Mode Dial to any of the following modes: <C>, <2>, <3>, <4>, <5> or <6>. 2 Display the Live View image.

  • With the Live View image displayed, you can see the ambience effect.

  • Press the <A> button to switch to Live View shooting.

3 On the Quick Control screen, select the desired ambience.

  • Press the <Q> button (7).

  • Press the <V> key to select [Standard setting]. [Shoot by ambience selection] will appear on the screen’s bottom.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired ambience.

  • The LCD monitor will show how the image will look with the selected ambience.

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Shoot by Ambience Selection 4 Set the ambience effect.

  • Press the <V> key to select the effect bar so that [Effect] appears at the bottom.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired effect. 5 Take the picture.

  • To shoot while the Live View image is displayed, press the shutter button.

  • To return to viewfinder shooting, press the <A> button to exit Live View shooting. Then press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

  • If you change the shooting mode or set the power switch to <2>, the setting will revert back to [Standard setting].

  • The Live View image shown with the ambience setting applied will not look exactly the same as the actual photo.

  • Using flash may minimize the ambience effect.

  • In bright outdoors, the Live View image you see on the screen might not have exactly the same brightness or ambience as the actual photo. Set [6 LCD brightness] to 4 and look at the Live View image while the screen is unaffected by stray light.

If you don’t want the Live View image to be displayed when setting functions, press the <Q> button after step 1. When you press the <Q> button, the Quick Control screen is displayed and you can set [Shoot by ambience selection] and [Shoot by lighting or scene], then shoot with the viewfinder. 65 COPY

Shoot by Ambience Selection Ambience Settings (1) Standard setting Standard image characteristics for the respective shooting mode. Note that <2> has image characteristics geared for portraits and <3> is geared for landscapes. Each ambience is a modification of the respective shooting mode’s image characteristics. (2) Vivid The subject will look sharp and vivid. It makes the photo look more impressive than with [Standard setting]. (3) Soft The subject will look softer and more dainty. Good for portraits, pets, flowers, etc. (4) Warm The subject will look softer with warmer colors. Good for portraits, pets, and other subjects to which you want to give a warm look. (5) Intense While the overall brightness is slightly lowered, the subject is emphasized for a more intense feeling. Makes the human or living subject stand out more. (6) Cool The overall brightness is slightly lowered with a cooler color cast. A subject in the shade will look more calm and impressive. (7) Brighter The picture will look brighter. (8) Darker The picture will look darker. (9) Monochrome The picture will be monochrome. You can select the monochrome color to be black and white, sepia, or blue. When [Monochrome] is selected, <0> will appear in the viewfinder. 66 COPY

Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type In the <2> (Portrait), <3> (Landscape), <4> (Close-up), and <5> (Sports) Basic Zone modes, you can shoot while the settings match the lighting or scene type. Normally, [Default setting] is adequate, but if the settings match the lighting condition or scene, the picture will look more accurate to your eye. For Live View shooting, if you set both [Shoot by lighting or scene type] and [Shoot by ambience selection] (p.64), you should first set [Shoot by lighting or scene type]. This will make it easier to see the resulting effect on the LCD monitor. Lighting or Scene17C23456(1) Default settingkkkk(2) Daylightkkkk(3) Shadekkkk(4) Cloudykkkk(5) Tungsten lightkkk(6) Fluorescent lightkkk(7) Sunsetkkkk1 Set the Mode Dial to any of the following modes: <2> <3> <4> <5> 2 Display the Live View image. With the Live View image displayed, you can see the resulting effect. Press the <A> button to switch to Live View shooting. 67 COPY

Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type 3 On the Quick Control screen, select the lighting or scene type.

  • Press the <Q> button (7).

  • Press the <V> key to select [Default setting]. [Shoot by lighting or scene type] will appear on the screen’s bottom.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired lighting or scene type.

  • The LCD monitor will show how the image will look with the selected lighting or scene type. 4 Take the picture.

  • To shoot while the Live View image is displayed, press the shutter button.

  • To return to the viewfinder image, press the <A> button to exit Live View shooting. Then press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

  • If you change the shooting mode or set the power switch to <2>, the setting will revert back to [Default setting].


  • If you use flash, the setting will switch to [Default setting]. (However, the shooting information will display the lighting or scene type that was set.)

  • If you want to set this together with [Shoot by ambience selection], set the [Shoot by lighting or scene type] which best matches the ambience you have set. In the case of [Sunset] for example, warm colors will become prominent so the ambience you set might not work well.

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Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type Lighting or Scene Type Settings (1) Default setting The default setting. (2) Daylight For subjects under sunlight. Gives more natural-looking blue skies and greenery and reproduces light-colored flowers better. (3) Shade For subjects in the shade. Suitable for skin tones, which may look too bluish, and for light-colored flowers. (4) Cloudy For subjects under overcast skies. Makes skin tones and landscapes, which may otherwise look dull on a cloudy day, look warmer. Also effective for light-colored flowers. (5) Tungsten light For subjects lit under tungsten lighting. Reduces the reddish-orange color cast caused by tungsten lighting. (6) Fluorescent light For subjects under fluorescent lighting. Suited for all types of fluorescent lighting. (7) Sunset Suitable when you want to capture the sunset’s impressive colors. 69 COPY

x Image Playback With basic information Basic information + Image quality/Playback number Histogram Shooting information display The easiest way to playback images is explained below. For more details on the playback procedure, see page 175. 1 Playback the image. When you press the <x> button, the last image captured will be displayed. 2 Select an image.

  • To view images starting with the last image, press the <Y> key. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image, press the <Z> key.

  • Each time you press the <B> button, the display format will change.

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Creative Shooting71In the Basic Zone modes, to prevent spoiled shots, most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. In the <d> (Program AE) mode, you can set various functions and be more creative.

  • In the <d> mode, the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.

  • The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 232.

  • The functions explained in this chapter can also be used in the <s>, <f>, and <a> modes explained in Chapter 4.

  • The M mark shown on the right of the page title indicates that the function is available only in Creative Zone modes (p.22). * <d>standsforProgram. * AEstandsforAutoExposure.

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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.

  1. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>.

  2. 2 Focus the subject.

  • Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway.

  • The dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red, and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF).

  • The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder.


  1. 3 Check the display. A standard exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink.

  2. 4 Take the picture. Compose the shot and press the shutter button completely.

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d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. To match the subject and ambient lighting level, you can change the ISO speed (p.77) or use the built-in flash (p.88). In the <d> mode, the built-in flash will not fire automatically. So under low light, press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. (You can also pop up the built-in flash by selecting the <s> icon on the Quick Control screen.) The program can be shifted. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway, turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). Program shift is canceled automatically after the picture is taken. Program shift is not possible with flash.

  • If the “30"” shutter speed and the maximum aperture blink, it indicates underexposure. Increase the ISO speed or use flash.

  • If the “4000” shutter speed and the minimum aperture blink, it indicates overexposure. Decrease the ISO speed.

Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>, many functions such the AF mode, drive mode, and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. The functions you can set are limited. With <d>, only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. You can freely set the AF mode, drive mode, built-in flash, and other functions (p.232). 73 COPY

3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the pixel count and the image quality. Ten image- recording quality settings are provided: 73, 83, 74, 84, 7a, 8a, b, c, 1, 1+73. Pixel count Possible shots 1 Select [Quality]. Under the [1] tab, select [Quality], then press <0>. [Quality] will appear. 2 Select the image-recording quality. The respective quality’s pixel count and number of possible shots will be displayed to help you select the desired quality. Then press <0>. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.) QualityPixels Recorded (megapixels)File Size (MB)Possible ShotsMaximum Burst73High qualityJPEGApprox. 12.2 (12.2M)4.4830830832.21600160074Medium qualityApprox. 6.3 (6.3M)2.614001400841.4263026307aLow qualityApprox. 3.4 (3.4M)1.7213021308a0.940604060bApprox. 2.5 (2.5M)1.228802880cApprox. 0.35 (0.35M)0.311280112801High qualityApprox. 12.2 (12.2M)16.721051+7316.7+4.41701* Figures for the file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst are based on Canon’s 4GB test card and testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style). These figures will vary depending on the subject, card brand, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Functions, and other settings. 74 COPY

FAQ

  • I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Refer to the diagram on the left when choosing the image-recording quality. If you want to crop the image, selecting a higher quality (more pixels) such as 73, 83, 1, or 1+73 is recommended. b is suitable for playing the images on a digital photo frame. c is suitable for emailing the image or using it on a Web site.

  • What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. Even with the same number of pixels, the 7 image has higher image quality. If 8 is selected, the image quality will be slightly lower, but more images can be saved to the card. Both b and c have 7 (Fine) quality.

  • I could take more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Depending on the shooting conditions, you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. It might also be fewer than indicated. The number of possible shots displayed is only approximate.

  • Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 - 9, any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.

  • When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. For details, see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.

3 Setting the Image-recording Quality Paper size A3 (42x29.7cm/16.5x11.7in.) 73 83 1 1+73 b A4 (29.7x21cm/ 11.7x8.3in.) 74 84 7a 8a 17.8x12.7cm/7.0x5.0in. 14.8x10cm/5.8x3.9in. 12.7x8.9cm/5.0x3.5in. 75 COPY

3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided, p.270) so they can be displayed on the computer, they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .JPG for JPEG and .CR2 for RAW). 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the software provided with the camera installed. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . CR2 0001 . JPG File extension Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. Using the provided software is recommended. 76 COPY

Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. In Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set automatically (p.78). ISO Speed Guide * High ISO speeds will result in grainier images. 1 Press the <WZ> button. [ISO speed] will appear. 2 Set the ISO speed.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired ISO speed, then press <0>.

  • With [AUTO] selected, the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.78).

ISO SpeedShooting Situation (No flash)Flash Range100 - 400Sunny outdoorsThe higher the ISO speed, the farther the flash range will extend (p.88).400 - 1600Overcast skies or evening time1600 - 6400Dark indoors or night

  • Under [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)], if [5: Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable], ISO 100 cannot be selected (p.220).

  • Shooting in high temperatures may result in images that look grainier. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.

  • When you shoot at high ISO speeds, noise (banding, dots of light, etc.) may become noticeable.

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Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN ISO [AUTO] If the ISO speed is set to [AUTO], the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. As indicated below, the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. *1: Fixed at ISO 800 for bulb exposures. *2: Depends on the maximum ISO speed limit set. *3: If fill flash results in overexposure, ISO 100 or a higher ISO speed will be set. *4: If bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite in a Basic Zone (except <6>) mode, <d> or <8> mode, ISO 800 - 1600 (or up to the maximum limit) will be set automatically. *5: Fixed at ISO 400 if the maximum limit is ISO 400. Shooting ModeISO Speed Setting1/7/C/3/4/5/6Automatically set within ISO 100 - 3200d/s/f/a*1/8Automatically set within ISO 100 - 6400*22Fixed at ISO 100With flashFixed at ISO 800*3*4*5

  • When [AUTO] is set, the ISO speed is indicated in whole-stop increments. However, the ISO speed is actually set in finer increments. Therefore, in the image’s shooting information (p.198), you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed.

  • In the <2> mode, the ISO speed shown in the table is actually used even if ISO 100 is not displayed.

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A SelectingtheSubject’sOptimalImageCharacteristicsN By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain image characteristics matching your photographic expression or the subject. In Basic Zone modes, you cannot select the Picture Style. 1 Select [Picture Style].

  • Under the [2] tab, select [Picture Style], then press <0>.

  • The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 2 Select a Picture Style.

  • Select a Picture Style, then press <0>.

  • The Picture Style will be set and the menu reappears. Picture Style Characteristics P Standard The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. Q Portrait For nice skin tones. The image looks softer. Good for close-up portraits. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. By changing the [Color tone] (p.111), you can adjust the skin tone. R Landscape For vivid blues and greens, and very sharp and crisp images. Effective for impressive landscapes. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>.

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A Selecting the Subject’s Optimal Image CharacteristicsN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. For natural colors and subdued images. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. The image looks dull and subdued. V Monochrome Creates black-and-white images. W User Def. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait], [Landscape], a Picture Style file, etc., and adjust it as desired (p.113). Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same default settings as the [Standard] Picture Style. Monochrome images shot in an image-recording quality other than 1 cannot be reverted to color. If you want to later shoot pictures in color, make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. When [Monochrome] is set, <0> will appear in the viewfinder. 80 COPY

E: Changing the Autofocus ModeN One-Shot AF for Still Subjects You can select the AF (autofocus) mode to suit the shooting conditions or subject. In Basic Zone modes, the most suitable AF mode is set automatically. 1 On the lens, set the focus mode switch to <AF>. 2 Press the <ZE> button. [AF mode] will appear. 3 Select the AF mode. Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired AF mode, then press <0>. 4 Focus the subject. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. Suited for still subjects. When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus only once.

  • When focus is achieved, the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red, and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light.

  • With evaluative metering (p.100), the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved.

  • While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the focus will be

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E: Changing the Autofocus ModeN

  • If focus cannot be achieved, the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. If this occurs, a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. Or see “Subjects Difficult to Focus” (p.85).

  • If [1 Beep] is set to [Disable], the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.

AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the subject will be focused continuously.

  • The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.

  • When the AF point selection (p.83) is automatic, the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. During autofocusing, if the subject moves away from the center AF point, focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. After the subject is focused in One-Shot AF mode, if the subject starts moving, the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.

With AI Servo AF, the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. Also, the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active, the beeper will sound continuously sofltly. However, the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. 82 COPY

S Selecting the AF Point N In Basic Zone modes, the camera will normally focus the closest subject automatically. Therefore, it might not always focus your target subject. In the <d>, <s>, <f>, and <a> modes, you can select the AF point and use it to focus the target subject. 1 Press the <S> button. (9) The currently-selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. 2 Select the desired AF point.

  • 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 lights in red.

  • When all the AF points light up, automatic AF point selection will be set. The AF point will be selected automatically to focus the subject.

  • Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 3 Focus the subject. Aim the selected AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus.

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S Selecting the AF Point N Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close, use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If you focus the eyes first, you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. If it is difficult to focus, select and use the center AF point. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. To make it easier to focus a moving subject, set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF (p.82). The center AF point will first be used to focus the subject. During autofocusing, if the subject moves away from the center AF point, focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. AF-Assist Beam with the Built-in Flash Under low-light conditions, when you press the shutter button halfway, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes. It illuminates the subject to enable easier autofocusing.

  • The AF-assist beam will not be fired in the following shooting modes: <7>, <3> and <5>.

  • The AF-assist beam cannot be emitted in the AI Servo AF mode.

  • The effective range of the AF-assist beam emitted by the built-in flash is about 4 meters/13.1 feet.

  • In Creative Zone modes when you raise the built-in flash with the <I> button (p.88), the AF-assist beam will be fired when necessary.

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Subjects Difficult to Focus Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (viewfinder’s focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following:

  • Very low-contrast subjects. (Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc.)

  • Subjects in very low light

  • Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body, etc.)

  • Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage, etc.)

  • Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows, computer keyboards, etc.) In such cases, do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF, focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.52). (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.

Conditions in which focus is difficult to achieve in the [Live mode] and [u Live mode] AF modes during Live View shooting are listed on page 132. MF: Manual Focusing Focusing ring 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. 2 Focus the subject. Focus by turning the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If you hold down the shutter button halfway during manual focusing, the AF point achieving focus will light in red briefly, the beeper will sound, and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 85 COPY

i Continuous ShootingN Shooting Tips Depending on the image-recording quality setting, if [3: Long exposure noise reduction] (p.219) is set to [1: Auto] or [2: On], or if [4: High ISO speed noise reduction] is set to [2: Strong] under [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)], the continuous shooting speed may be slower and the maximum burst during continuous shooting may decrease. In AI Servo AF mode, the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. You can shoot up to about 3 shots per sec. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing different facial expressions. 1 Press the <Yij> button. 2 Select <i>.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select continuous shooting <i>, then press <0>.

  • The continuous shooting speed will vary depending on the image- recording quality (p.74).

JPEG : Max. approx. 3 fps 1 : Max. approx. 2 fps 1+73 : Approx. 0.8 fps (averaged value) 3 Take the picture. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button completely. Also set the AF mode (p.81) matching the subject. • For a moving subject When AI Servo AF is set, focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set, the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. 86 COPY

j Using the Self-timer With <q>, the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. After taking self-timer shots, you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p.70).

  • If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button, attach the eyepiece cover (p.229). If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken, it may throw off the exposure.

  • When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself, use focus lock (p.52) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.

  • To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the <Yij> button. To cancel the

self-timer during Live View shooting, set the power switch to <2>. 1 Press the <Yij> button. 2 Select the self-timer. Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired self- timer, then press <0>. j : 10-sec. self-timer l : 2-sec. self-timerN q :10-sec.self-timerplus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of continuous shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 3 Take the picture.

  • Look through the viewfinder, focus the subject, then press the shutter button completely.

  • You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp, beeper, and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor.

  • Two seconds before the picture is taken, the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.

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D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors, low light, or backlit conditions in daylight, just raise the built- in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. In the <d> mode, the shutter speed (1/60 sec. - 1/200 sec.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. 1 Press the <D> button.

  • In Creative Zone modes, you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.

  • While the flash is recycling, “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder, and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. In the bottom left of the viewfinder, check that the <D> icon is lit. 3 Take the picture. When focus is achieved and you press the shutter button completely, the flash will fire for the picture. Effective Flash Range [Approx. in meters/feet]

ISO Speed (p.77)EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IIIWide AngleTelephoto1001 - 2.6 / 3.3 - 8.51 - 1.6 / 3.3 - 5.22001 - 3.7 / 3.3 - 12.11 - 2.3 / 3.3 - 7.54001 - 5.3 / 3.3 - 17.41 - 3.3 / 3.3 - 10.8800/AUTO*1 - 7.4 / 3.3 - 24.31 - 4.6 / 3.3 - 15.116001 - 10.5 / 3.3 - 34.41 - 6.6 / 3.3 - 21.732001 - 14.9 / 3.3 - 48.91 - 9.3 / 3.3 - 30.564001 - 21.0 / 3.3 - 68.91 - 13.1 / 3.3 - 43.0* For fill flash, the ISO speed might be set lower than ISO 800. 88 COPY

Shooting Tips If the subject is far away, increase the ISO speed (p.77). By increasing the ISO speed, you can extend the flash range. In bright light, decrease the ISO speed. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks, decrease the ISO speed. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the subject. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject, the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. For important shots, check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks natural (not dark at the bottom). 3 Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.

  • Under the [1] tab, select [Red-eye reduc.], then press <0>. Select [Enable], then press <0>.

  • For flash photography, when you press the shutter button halfway, the red-eye reduction lamp will light. Then when you press the shutter button completely, the picture will be taken.

D Using the Built-in Flash

  • The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp, when the room is well lit, or when you are close to the subject.

  • When you press the shutter button halfway, the scale display on the bottom of the viewfinder will shrink and turn off. For best results, take the picture after this scale display turns off.

  • The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.

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Advanced Shooting91This chapter builds on Chapter 3 and introduces more ways to shoot creatively.

  • The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.

  • All the functions explained in Chapter 3 can also be used in the <s>, <f>, and <a> modes.

  • To see which functions can be used in each shooting mode, see page 232.

  • The M mark shown on the right of the page title indicates that the function is available only in Creative Zone modes (p.22). c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed, aperture setting, or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting.

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s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. * <s> stands for Time value. Blurred motion Frozen action (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.) (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.) Set the Mode Dial to <s> 1 . 2 Set the desired shutter speed.

  • See “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed.

  • Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed, and turning it to the left sets a slower one. 3 Take the picture. When you focus and press the shutter button completely, the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.

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s: Action Shots Shooting Tips

  • To freeze the action or moving subject. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. to 1/500 sec.

  • To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 1/30 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. If you use a telephoto lens, hold it steady to prevent camera shake.

  • How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/30 sec. or slower. Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake.

  • Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed, the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If you exceed the adjustable aperture range, the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the exposure will be too dark, the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If the exposure will be too bright, the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. I Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. to 30 sec.

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f: Changing the Depth of Field To blur the background or to make everything near and far look sharp, set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. Blurred background Sharp foreground and background (With a low aperture f/number: f/5.6) (With a high aperture f/number: f/32) Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 1 2 Set the desired aperture.

  • The higher the f/number, the wider the depth of field where sharper focus is obtained in both the foreground and background.

  • Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f/number (smaller aperture opening), and turning it to the left will set a lower f/number (larger aperture opening). 3 Take the picture. Focus and press the shutter button completely. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.

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f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips

  • When using an aperture with a high f/number, note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. A higher aperture f/number will make the shutter speed slower. Under low light, the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. In such cases, increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod.

  • The depth of field depends not only on the aperture, but also on the lens and on the subject distance. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus), you need not set a high aperture f/number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. On the other hand, a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. And the closer the subject, the narrower the depth of field. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field.

  • Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed, the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range, the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the picture will be too dark, the “30"” (30 sec.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f/number or increase the ISO speed. If the picture will be too bright, the “4000” (1/4000 sec.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens, turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f/number or decrease the ISO speed.

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f: Changing the Depth of Field I Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. - 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. In low light, the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash, and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). If you are handholding the camera, keep it steady to prevent camera shake. Using a tripod is recommended. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used, set [2: Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. (fixed)] in [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] (p.218). 3 Depth of Field PreviewN The aperture opening (diaphragm) changes only at the moment when the picture is taken. Otherwise, the aperture remains fully open. Therefore, when you look at the scene through the viewfinder or LCD monitor, the depth of field will look narrow. With the procedure below, you can check the depth of field before taking the picture. 1 Enable depth-of-field preview to be used. Under [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)], set [8: Assign SET button] to [5: Depth-of-field preview] (p.222). For details about Custom Function settings, see page 216. 2 Exit the menu. Press the <M> button two times to exit the menu. 3 Press <0>. The aperture will be stopped down so you can see the depth of field. While looking at the Live View image (p.122) and holding down the <0> button, you can change the aperture and see how the depth of field changes. 96 COPY

a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. While referring to the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder, you can set the exposure as desired. This method is called manual exposure. * <a> stands for Manual. <6> <O> + <6> Standard exposure index Exposure level mark

  1. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>.

  2. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture.

  • To set the shutter speed, turn the <6> dial.

  • To set the aperture, hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 3 Focus the subject.

  • Press the shutter button halfway.

  • The exposure setting will be displayed in the viewfinder.

  • The exposure level mark <h> indicates how far the current exposure level is from the standard exposure level.


4 Set the exposure and take the picture.

  • Set the shutter speed and aperture as desired.

  • If the exposure set exceeds ±2 stops from the standard exposure, the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J> in the viewfinder. (On the LCD monitor, if the exposure level is higher than ±3 stops, the <N> icon will blink at where <-3> or <+3> is displayed.)

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a: Manual Exposure I Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the manually-set aperture. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. and bulb. BULB: Bulb Exposures A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. It can be used to photograph fireworks, etc. In step 2 on the preceding page, turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Elapsed exposure time

  • During bulb exposures, do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.

  • Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual, the image might look a little grainy.

  • You can reduce the noise due to long exposures by setting [3: Long exp. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] in the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] (p.219).

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8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. All the AF points will function to detect the subject, and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. 2 Focus the subject.

  • Aim the AF points over the subjects and press the shutter button halfway (0).

  • All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus.

  • If focus is not achieved, the picture cannot be taken. 3 Take the picture.

FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. The exposure is correct, but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks, it means that the subject is too dark. Increase the ISO speed. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks, it means that the subject is too bright. Decrease the ISO speed. A slow shutter speed has been set. Use a tripod to steady the camera. I want to use flash. Flash can be used, however, the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. 99 COPY

q Changing the Metering ModeN Three methods (metering modes) to measure the subject’s brightness are provided. Normally, evaluative metering is recommended. In Basic Zone modes, evaluative metering is set automatically. 1 Select [Metering mode]. Under the [2] tab, select [Metering mode], then press <0>. 2 Set the metering mode. Select the desired metering mode, then press <0>. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. This metering mode is for advanced users. With q, the exposure setting will be locked when you press the shutter button halfway and focus is achieved. With w and e, the exposure setting is set at the moment of exposure. (The exposure setting is not locked when you press the shutter button halfway.) 100 COPY

Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). You can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. (Decreased exposure)

  • As shown in the figure, the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.

  • After taking the picture, cancel the exposure compensation by setting it back to 0.

Dark exposure Increased exposure for a brighter image The exposure compensation amount displayed in the viewfinder goes up to only ±2 stops. If the exposure compensation amount exceeds ±2 stops, the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. The exposure compensation can also be set with [2 Expo. comp./ AEB] (p.103). If you will set exposure compensation exceeding ±2 stops, you should use [2 Expo. comp./AEB] to set it. 101 COPY

Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure Compensation Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. 1 Press the <Q> button. (7) The Quick Control screen will appear (p.40). 2 Select [y].

  • Press the <S> key to select [y*].

  • [Flash exposure comp.] will be displayed at the bottom.

3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount.

  • To make the flash exposure brighter, turn the <6> dial to the right. (Increased exposure) To make it darker, turn the <6> dial to the left. (Decreased exposure)

  • When you press the shutter button halfway, the <y> icon will appear in the viewfinder.

  • After taking the picture, cancel the flash exposure compensation by setting it back to 0.

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3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically (up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) with three shots as shown below. You can then choose the best exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Standard exposure Darker exposure Brighter exposure (Decreased exposure) (Increased exposure) AEB amount 1 Select [Expo. comp./AEB]. Under the [2] tab, select [Expo. comp./AEB], then press <0>. 2 Set the AEB amount.

  • Turn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount.

  • Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation, AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount.

  • Press <0> to set it.

  • When you press the <M> button to exit the menu, the AEB level will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Take the picture.

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3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB

  • Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.

  • The AEB setting will also be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>, flash recycling is completed, etc. Shooting Tips

  • Using AEB with continuous shooting: If <i> continuous shooting (p.86) has been set and you press the shutter button completely, the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure, decreased exposure, and increased exposure.

  • Using AEB with <u> single shooting: Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure, decreased exposure, and increased exposure.

  • Using AEB with the self-timer: If you use the self-timer <j> <l> (p.87), the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously after 10 sec. or 2 sec. With <q> (p.87) set, the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set.

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A Locking the ExposureN You can lock the exposure 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 (autoexposure) lock. It is effective for backlit subjects. 1 Focus the subject.

  • Press the shutter button halfway.

  • The exposure setting will be displayed. 2 Press the <A> button. (0)

  • The <A> icon lights in the viewfinder to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).

  • Each time you press the <A> button, it locks the current autoexposure setting. 3 Recompose and take the picture.


If you want to maintain the AE lock while taking more shots, hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p.100)AF Point Selection Method (p.83)Automatic SelectionManual Selectionq*AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus.AE lock is applied at the selected AF point.weAE lock is applied at the center AF point.* Whenthelens’focusmodeswitchissetto<MF>,AElockisappliedatthecenterAFpoint. 105 COPY

A Locking the Flash ExposureN If the subject is on the side of the frame and you use flash, the subject may turn out to be too bright or dark depending on the background, etc. This is when you should use FE lock. After setting the proper flash exposure for the subject, you can recompose (put the subject toward the side) and shoot. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. 1 Press the <D> button.

  • The built-in flash will rise.

  • Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. 2 Focus the subject. 3 Press the <A> button. (8)

  • Aim the viewfinder center over the subject where you want to lock the flash exposure, then press the <A> button.

  • The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory.

  • In the viewfinder, “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light.

  • Each time you press the <A> button, a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 4 Take the picture.

  • Compose the shot and press the shutter button completely.

  • The flash is fired when the picture is taken.


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3 CorrectingtheBrightnessandContrastAutomaticallyN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. This feature is called Auto Lighting Optimizer. The default setting is [Standard]. With JPEG images, the correction is done when the image is captured. For RAW images, it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software, p.270). 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. Under the [2] tab, select [Auto Lighting Optimizer], then press <0>. 2 Select the setting. Select the desired setting, then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. The image will be recorded with the brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. Without correction With correction

  • Under [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)], if [5: Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable], the Auto Lighting Optimizer will be set automatically to [Disable] and you cannot change this setting.

  • Depending on the shooting conditions, noise might increase.

  • If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, or manual exposure to darken the exposure, the image might still come out bright. If you want a darker exposure, set [Auto Lighting Optimizer] to [Disable] first.

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3 Correcting the Image’s Dark Corners Due to the lens characteristics, the four corners of the picture might look darker. This phenomenon is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination and can be corrected automatically. The default setting is [Enable]. With JPEG images, the correction is done when the image is captured. For RAW images, it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software, p.270). 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. correct.]. Under the [1] tab, select [Peripheral illumin. correct.], then press <0>. 2 Select the setting.

  • On the screen, check that [Correction data available] is displayed for the attached lens.

  • If [Correction data not available] is displayed, see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page.

  • Select [Enable], then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. The image will be recorded with the corrected peripheral illumination.

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3 Correcting the Image’s Dark Corners About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for about 25 lenses. In step 2, if you select [Enable], the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. With EOS Utility (provided software, p.270), you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. For details, see the Software Instruction Manual (CD-ROM) for EOS Utility (p.272).

  • For JPEG images already captured, lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied.

  • Depending on shooting conditions, noise might appear on the image periphery.

  • When using a non-Canon lens, setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended, even if [Correction data available] is displayed.

  • Lens peripheral light correction is also applied when an Extender is attached.

  • If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera, the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable].

  • The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

  • If the lens does not have distance information, the correction amount will be lower.

  • The higher the ISO speed, the lower the correction amount will be.

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A Customizing Image CharacteristicsN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To see the resulting effects, take test shots. To customize [Monochrome], see page 112. 1 Select [Picture Style].

  • Under the [2] tab, select [Picture Style], then press <0>.

  • The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 2 Select a Picture Style.

  • Select a Picture Style, then press the <B> button.

  • The Detail set. screen will appear. 3 Select a parameter. Select a parameter such as [Sharpness], then press <0>. 4 Set the parameter.

  • Press the <U> key to adjust the parameter as desired, then press <0>.

  • Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.

  • Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue.

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A Customizing Image CharacteristicsN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To make it less sharp, set it toward the E end. The closer it is to E, the softer the image will look. To make it sharper, set it toward the F end. The closer it is to F, the sharper the image will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. To decrease the contrast, set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G, the blander the image will look. To increase the contrast, set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H, the crisper the image will look. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. To decrease the color saturation, set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G, the more diluted the colors will look. To increase the color saturation, set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H, the bolder the colors will look. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To make the skin tone redder, set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G, the redder the skin tone will look. To make the skin tone less red, set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H, the more yellow the skin tone will look. By selecting [Default set.] in step 3, you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. To shoot with the Picture Style you modified, follow step 2 on page 79 to select the modified Picture Style and then shoot. 111 COPY

A Customizing Image CharacteristicsN V Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image, you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. FilterSample EffectsN: NoneNormal black-and-white image with no filter effects.Ye: YellowThe blue sky will look more natural, and the white clouds will look crisper.Or: OrangeThe blue sky will look slightly darker. The sunset will look more brilliant.R: RedThe blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter.G: GreenSkin tones and lips will look fine. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect, you can create a monochrome image in that color. It can make the image look more impressive. You can select the following: [N:None], [S:Sepia], [B:Blue], [P:Purple] or [G:Green]. 112 COPY

A Registering Preferred Image CharacteristicsN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape], adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1], [User Def. 2], or [User Def. 3]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as sharpness and contrast are different. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with EOS Utility (provided software, p.270).

  1. 1 Select [Picture Style].

  • Under the [2] tab, select [Picture Style], then press <0>.

  • The Picture Style selection screen will appear.


  1. 2 Select [User Def.].

  • Select [User Def. *], then press the <B> button.

  • The Detail set. screen will appear.


  1. 3 Press <0>. With [Picture Style] selected, press <0>.

  2. 4 Select the base Picture Style.

  • Press the <V> key to select the base Picture Style, then press <0>.

  • To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with EOS Utility (provided software), select the Picture Style here.


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A Registering Preferred Image CharacteristicsN 5 Select a parameter. Select a parameter such as [Sharpness], then press <0>. 6 Set the parameter.

  • Press the <U> key to adjust the parameter as desired, then press <0>. For details, see “Customizing Image Characteristics” on pages 110-112.

  • Press the <M> button to register the modified Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear.

  • The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. *].

  • The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *] will be displayed in blue.

  • If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *], changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style.

  • If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.164), all the [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. Any Picture Style registered via EOS Utility (provided software) will have only its modified parameters reverted to the default setting.

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B: Matching the Light SourceN O Custom White Balance The function adjusting the color tone so that white objects look white in the picture is called white balance (WB). Normally, the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural-looking 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. 1 Press the <XB> button. [White balance] will appear. 2 Select the white balance.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to select the desired white balance, then press <0>.

  • The “Approx. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the following white balance settings <W>, <E>, <R>, <Y> or <U> is the respective color temperature. Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. 1 Photograph a white object.

  • A plain, white object should fill the viewfinder’s center.

  • Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object.

  • You can set any white balance.


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B: Matching the Light SourceN 2 Select [Custom White Balance].

  • Under the [2] tab, select [Custom White Balance], then press <0>.

  • The custom white balance selection screen will appear. 3 Import the white balance data.

  • Select the image that was captured in step 1, then press <0>.

  • On the dialog screen which appears, select [OK] and the data will be imported.

  • When the menu reappears, press the <M> button to exit the menu. 4 Select the custom white balance. Press the <XB> button. Select [O], then press <0>.

If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off, a correct white balance might not be obtained. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.80), it cannot be selected in step 3.

  • Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.

  • The personal white balance registered with EOS Utility (provided software, p.270) will be registered under <O>. If you do step 3, the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.

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2 Adjusting the Color Tone for the Light SourceN White Balance Correction

  • During the white balance correction, <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.

  • One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter.)

You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. Sample setting: A2, G1 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT].

  • Under the [2] tab, select [WB Shift/ BKT], then press <0>.

  • The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. 2 Set the white balance correction. Pressthe<S>keytomovethe“ ” mark to the desired position.

  • B is for blue, A is amber, M is magenta, and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.

  • On the upper right, “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount.

  • Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.

  • Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.

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2 Adjusting the Color Tone for the Light SourceN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot, three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting, the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. B/A bias ±3 levels Set the white balance bracketing amount.

  • In step 2 for white balance correction, when you turn the <6> dial, the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Turning the dial to the right sets the B/A bracketing, and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing.

  • On the right, “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount.

  • Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.

  • Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.

Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Standard white balance, 2. Blue (B) bias, and 3. Amber (A) bias, or 1. Standard white balance, 2. Magenta (M) bias, and 3. Green (G) bias. During WB bracketing, the continuous shooting speed will be slower. The maximum burst for continuous shooting will also be lower and the number of possible shots will decrease to one-third the normal number.

  • You can also set white balance correction and AEB (p.103) together with white balance bracketing. If you set AEB in combination with white balance bracketing, a total of nine images will be recorded for a single shot.

  • Since three images are recorded for one shot, the card will take longer to record the shot.

  • “BKT” stands for Bracketing.

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3 Setting the Color Reproduction RangeN The range of reproducible colors is called the color space. With this camera, you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. For normal shooting, sRGB is recommended. In Basic Zone modes, sRGB is set automatically. 1 Select [Color space]. Under the [2] tab, select [Color space], then press <0>. 2 Set the desired color space. Select [sRGB] or [Adobe RGB], then press <0>. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing, Adobe RGB, and Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 (Exif 2.21). The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 (Exif 2.21). Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB, the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). The ICC profile is not appended. See explanations about the ICC profile in the Software Instruction Manual (p.272) in the CD-ROM. 119 COPY

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)121You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting”. Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images. Using a tripod is recommended. About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software, p.270) installed in your computer, you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. For details, see the Software Instruction Manual (p.272) in the CD-ROM.COPY

A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View i mage.

  • Press the <A> button.

  • The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

  • The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. 2 Focus the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus with the current AF mode (p.128-134). 3 Take the picture.

  • Press the shutter button completely.

  • The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

  • After the image review ends, the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.

  • Press the <A> button to exit Live View shooting.

  • The image’s field of view is approx. 99% (when the image-recording quality is set to JPEG 73).

  • The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.

  • In Creative Zone modes, you can check the depth of field by setting [8: Assign SET button] to [5: Depth-of-field preview] in the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)].

  • During continuous shooting, the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.

  • Using <8> will be the same as using <d>.

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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor Enabling Live View Shooting Set [Live View shoot.] to [Enable]. In Basic Zone modes, [Live View shoot.] will be displayed under [2], and in Creative Zone modes, it will be displayed under [z]. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. number of shots]

  • The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E10 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

  • With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E10, continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 2 hr. at 23°C / 73°F and approx. 1 hr. 40 min. at 0°C / 32°F.

TemperatureShooting ConditionsNo Flash50% Flash UseAt 23°C / 73°F240220At 0°C / 32°F230210During Live View shooting, do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 136-137.

  • When flash is used, there will be two shutter sounds, but only one shot will be taken.

  • If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period, the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.155). If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off], the Live View function will terminate automatically after 30 min. (camera power remains on).

  • With an HDMI cable (sold separately), you can display the Live View image on a TV (p.191).

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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will change. AF mode • d : Live mode • c : Face detection Live mode • f : Quick mode Shooting mode Drive mode White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality AE lock r Flash-ready b Flash off y Flash exposure compensation 0 External flash exposure compensation e High-speed sync Shutter speed Picture Style Aperture AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Histogram Eye-Fi card transmission status FEB AEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Possible shots Exposure level indicator/ AEB range

  • When <g> is displayed in white, it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.

  • If <g> is blinking, it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low- or bright-light conditions. However, the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.

  • If flash is used or bulb is set, the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). The histogram might not be properly displayed in low- or bright-light conditions.

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A Shooting with the LCD Monitor Final Image Simulation The final image simulation reflects the effects of the Picture Style, white balance, etc., in the Live View image so you can see what the captured image will look like. During still photo shooting, the Live View image will automatically reflect the settings listed below. Final image simulation during Live View shooting

  • Picture Style * All parameters such as sharpness, contrast, color saturation, and color tone will be reflected.

  • White balance

  • White balance correction

  • Shoot by ambience selection

  • Shoot by lighting or scene type

  • Exposure

  • Depth of field preview (With C.Fn-8-5 set and <0> ON)

  • Auto Lighting Optimizer

  • Peripheral illumination correction

  • Highlight tone priority

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Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor in Creative Zone modes, pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the AF mode, drive mode, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, image-recording quality, and ISO speed. In Basic Zone modes, you can set the AF mode and the settings shown in the table on page 63. 1 Press the <Q> button.

  • The functions settable with Quick Control will appear on the left of the screen.

  • If the AF mode is <f>, the AF point will also be displayed. You can also select the AF point. 2 Select a function and set it.

  • Press the <V> key to select a function.

  • The selected function and Feature guide (p.47) will appear.

  • Press the <U> key or turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Pressing <0> will display the respective function’s setting screen.

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z Menu Function Settings The menu options below are displayed. In Basic Zone modes, the Live View menu options will be displayed under [2], and in Creative Zone modes, they will be displayed under [z]. Live View shooting You can set Live View shooting to [Enable] or [Disable]. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.128), [u Live mode] (p.129), or [Quick mode] (p.133). Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m], you can display grid lines. It can help you level the camera vertically or horizontally. Metering timerN You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). This option is not displayed in Basic Zone modes. (Metering timer is fixed at 16 sec.) The settings for these menu options will apply only to Live View shooting. They do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. If you select [y Dust Delete Data], [6 Clean manually], [7 Clear settings], or [7 Firmware Ver.], the Live View shooting will terminate. 127 COPY

Changing the Autofocus Mode Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode], [u Live mode] (face detection, p.129), and [Quick mode] (p.133). If you want to achieve precise focus, set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>, magnify the image, and focus manually (p.135). Live Mode: d Select the AF mode.

  • Under the [z] tab, select [AF mode].

  • Select the desired AF mode, then press <0>.

  • While the Live View image is displayed, you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen (p.126).

The image sensor is used to focus. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed, the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Also, achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. 128 AF point 1 Display the Live View image.

  • Press the <A> button.

  • The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

  • The AF point < > will appear. 2 Move the AF point.

  • Press the <S> key to move the AF point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture).

  • To return the AF point to the center, press <0>. (If C.Fn-8 has been set, press <O> + <0>.)

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Changing the Autofocus Mode

  1. 3 Focus the subject.

  • Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway.

  • When focus is achieved, the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.

  • If focus is not achieved, the AF point will turn orange.


  1. 4 Take the picture. Check the focus and exposure, then press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.122).

u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode, human faces are detected and focused. Have the target person face the camera. 1 Display the Live View image.

  • Press the <A> button.

  • The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.