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Canon EOS 70D Instruction Manual

Canon digital cameras instruction manual.

 
* The EOS 70D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi functions explained in this manual.
Basic Instruction Manual
This basic manual covers only the most basic operations.
For other features and more details, see the
Camera Instruction Manual
EOS 70D (W)
EOS 70D (N)
pdf file in the CD-ROM.
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Summary of Contents

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    EOS 70D (W) EOS 70D (N) * The EOS 70D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi functions explained in this manual. Basic Instruction Manual This basic manual covers only the most basic operations. For other features and more details, see the Camera Instruction Manual pdf file in the CD-ROM.

  • Page 2: Introduction, Introduction

    * The EOS 70D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi function. 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.

  • Page 3: Compatible Cards

    Compatible Cards The camera can use the following cards regardless of capacity: • SD memory cards • SDHC memory cards* • SDXC memory cards* * UHS-I cards supported. Cards that Can Record Movies When shooting movies, use a large-capacity card with a fast reading/ writing speed as shown in the table.

  • Page 4: Item Check List

    Item Check List Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer. Battery Pack Battery Charger LP-E6 LC-E6/LC-E6E* Camera (with protective cover) (with body cap) Interface Cable Wide Strap EW-EOS70D * Battery Charger LC-E6 or LC-E6E is provided.

  • Page 5: Instruction Manual And Cd-roms

    (this booklet) (Basic) Wi-Fi Cautions* Quick Reference Guide * Not provided with the EOS 70D (N). The Basic Instruction Manual explains the basic procedures and features. For detailed instructions, see the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM. Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM Contains the following manuals in PDF: •...

  • Page 6: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide Insert the battery (p.26) To charge the battery, see page 24. Insert a card (p.27) With the card’s label facing toward the back of the camera, insert it into the card slot. Attach the lens (p.36) White index Red index Align the lens’...

  • Page 7

    Quick Start Guide Flip out the LCD monitor (p.30) When the LCD monitor displays the date/time/zone setting screens, see page 33. Focus the subject (p.41) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Press the shutter button halfway. The camera will focus the subject.

  • Page 8: Conventions Used In This Manual

    Conventions Used in this Manual Icons in this Manual <6> : Indicates the Main Dial. <5> : Indicates the Quick Control Dial. <9> <V> <U> : Indicates the Multi-controller and the push direction. <0> : Indicates the Setting button. 0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the corresponding function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Chapters For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures. Introduction Getting Started Basic Shooting Setting the AF and Drive Modes Image Settings Advanced Operations Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Image Playback Viewing the CD-ROM Instruction Manuals /...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Compatible Cards................3 Item Check List................. 4 Instruction Manual and CD-ROMs ........... 5 Quick Start Guide ................6 Conventions Used in this Manual ............. 8 Chapters................... 9 Handling Precautions ..............14 Nomenclature ................. 16 Getting Started Charging the Battery ..............24 Installing and Removing the Battery..........

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Contents Basic Shooting A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto) ....66 A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto) ......69 7 Disabling Flash ................. 71 C Creative Auto Shooting............. 72 8: Special Scene Mode ............. 75 2 Shooting Portraits ..............76 3 Shooting Landscapes ...............

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Contents Image Settings Setting the Image-Recording Quality ..........98 i: Setting the ISO Speed ............100 A Selecting a Picture Style ............101 Setting the White Balance ............102 Auto Correction of Brightness and Contrast ......... 103 Setting Noise Reduction............... 104 Highlight Tone Priority ..............

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Contents Shooting Movies k Shooting Movies ..............134 Setting the Movie Recording Size..........137 Image Playback x Image Playback ..............140 H Searching for Images Quickly ..........141 u/y Magnified View ..............142 d Playing Back with the Touch Screen ........143 k Playing Movies................

  • Page 14: Handling Precautions

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

  • Page 15

    If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot such as a foreign trip coming up, have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly.

  • Page 16: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature LCD panel (p.18) <R> Drive mode selection button (p.95) <f> AF mode selection button (p.88) <i> ISO speed setting button (p.100) EF lens mount index (p.36) <q> Metering mode Built-in flash/AF-assist beam selection button (p.117) <B> AF area Flash sync contacts selection mode button Hot shoe (p.92)

  • Page 17

    Nomenclature <V> Focal plane mark <p> AF start button (p.41, 88) <A/k> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting switch (p.119/133) <0> Start/Stop button (p.120, 134) <A> AE lock/FE lock button/ <y> Index/Reduce button Dioptric adjustment knob (p.116/141, 142) Eyecup <S> AF point selection/ Viewfinder eyepiece <u>...

  • Page 18

    Card full warning (FuLL) AF, SEL [ ], SEL AF) Error code (Err) Cleaning image sensor (CLn) * The EOS 70D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi function (Not Displayed). * The display will show only the settings currently applied.

  • Page 19

    Nomenclature Viewfinder Information Spot metering circle Zone AF (Manual zone selection) (p.91) Single-point AF (Manual selection) 19-point automatic selection AF (p.91) (p.91) Zone AF points (p.91) AF points (p.91) Focusing screen Grid (p.58) Warning symbol Electronic level (p.60) <g> ISO speed <z>...

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    Nomenclature Mode Dial Turn the Mode Dial while holding down the Mode Dial center (Mode Dial lock release button). Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d : Program AE (p.110) s : Shutter-priority AE (p.111) f : Aperture-priority AE (p.112) a : Manual exposure (p.113) F : Bulb...

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    Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.94, 130) Focus mode switch (p.36) Hood mount (p.38) Zoom position index Filter thread (front of lens) Zoom ring (p.37) Image Stabilizer switch (p.39) Contacts (p.15) Lens mount index (p.36)

  • Page 22

    Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E6 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E6 (p.24). Power plug Battery pack slot Charge Lamp IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. DANGER-TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter of the proper configuration for the power outlet, if needed.

  • Page 23: Getting Started, Getting Started

    Getting Started This 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.

  • Page 24: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Remove the protective cover. Detach the protective cover provided with the battery. 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. Recharge the battery.

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    Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Upon purchase, the battery is not fully charged. Charge the battery before use. Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Even during storage, a charged battery will gradually drain and lose its capacity. After recharging the battery, detach it and disconnect the charger from the power outlet.

  • Page 26: Installing And Removing The Battery

    Installing and Removing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E6 into the camera. The camera’s viewfinder becomes bright when a battery is installed, and darkens when the battery is removed. Installing the Battery Open the cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrows and open the cover.

  • Page 27: Installing And Removing The Card

    Installing and Removing the Card The camera can use an SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory card (sold separately). An UHS-I Speed Class SDHC or SDXC memory card can also be used. The captured images are recorded onto the card. Make sure the card’s write-protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing.

  • Page 28

    Installing and Removing the Card The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc. Setting [z1: Release shutter without card] to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to insert a card. Removing the Card Open the cover.

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    Installing and Removing the Card When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that images are being written to or read by the card, being erased, or data is being transferred. Do not open the card slot cover during this time. Also, never do any of the following while the access lamp is lit or blinking.

  • Page 30: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor After you flip out the LCD monitor, you can set menu functions, use Live View shooting, shoot movies, and play back images and movies. You can change the direction and angle of the LCD monitor. Flip out the LCD monitor. Rotate the LCD monitor.

  • Page 31: Turning On The Power

    Turning on the Power If you turn on the power switch and the date/time/zone setting screen appears, see page 33 to set the date/time/zone. <1> : The camera turns on. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. Set to this position when not using the camera.

  • Page 32

    Turning on the Power z Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>, the battery level will be indicated in one of six levels. A blinking battery icon (b) indicates that the battery will be exhausted soon. Display Level (%) 100 - 70 69 - 50 49 - 20 19 - 10 9 - 1...

  • Page 33: Setting The Date, Time, And Zone

    Setting the Date, Time, and Zone When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time/zone have been reset, the date/time/zone setting screen will appear. Follow the steps below to set the time zone first. If you set the camera to the correct time zone for where you currently live, when you travel to another time zone you can simply set the camera to the correct time zone for your destination to update the camera’s date/time...

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    3 Setting the Date, Time, and Zone Set the date and time. Press the <U> key to select the number. Press <0> so <r> is displayed. Press the <V> key to set the number, then press <0>. (Returns to <s>.) Set the daylight saving time.

  • Page 35: Selecting The Interface Language

    Selecting the Interface Language Display the menu screen. Press the <M> button to display the menu screen. Under the [52] tab, select [LanguageK]. Press the <U> key to select the [52] tab. Press the <V> key to select [Language ], then press <0>. Set the desired language.

  • Page 36: Attaching And Detaching A Lens

    Attaching and Detaching a Lens The camera is compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The camera cannot be used with EF-M lenses. Attaching a Lens Remove the caps. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows.

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    Attaching and Detaching a Lens Zooming Turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. If you want to zoom, do it before focusing. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button, turn the lens as shown by the arrows.

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    Attaching and Detaching a Lens Image Conversion Factor Image sensor size (Approx.) Since the image sensor size is (22.5 x 15.0 mm / 0.88 x 0.59 in.) smaller than the 35mm film format, it will look like the lens 35mm image size focal length is increased by (36 x 24 mm / 1.42 x 0.94 in.) approx.

  • Page 39: Lens Image Stabilizer

    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-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens as an example. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. Set the IS switch to <1>.

  • Page 40: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Turn the knob left or right so that the AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. If the knob is difficult to turn, remove the eyecup. If the camera dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image, using E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses (sold separately) is recommended.

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    Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and the automatic exposure system that sets the shutter speed and aperture. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel (0).

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    Basic Operation Mode Dial Turn the dial while holding down the lock release button at the center of the dial. Main Dial After pressing a button, turn the <6> dial. When you press a button such as <f> <R> <i> <q>, the respective function remains selected for the duration of the timer (9).

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    Basic Operation Quick Control Dial After pressing a button, turn the <5> dial. When you press a button such as <f> <R> <i> <q>, the respective function remains selected for the duration of the timer (9). During this time, you can turn the <5> dial to set the desired setting.

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    Basic Operation Multi-controller The Multi-controller <9> has eight keys that tilt in the directions shown by the arrows. Use the eight keys to select the AF point, correct the white balance, move the AF point or magnifying frame during Live View shooting, scroll around magnified images during playback, etc.

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    Basic Operation U LCD Panel Illumination Turn on (9)/off the LCD panel illumination by pressing the <U> button. During a bulb exposure, pressing the shutter button completely will turn off the LCD panel illumination. Displaying Shooting Function Settings After you press the <B> button a number of times, the shooting function settings will be displayed.

  • Page 46: Q Quick Control For Shooting Functions

    Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. This is called Quick Control. Press the <Q> button. The Quick Control screen will appear. Set the desired functions. Press the <V> <U> keys to select a function.

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    Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions Settable Functions on Quick Control Screen Aperture (p.112) Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed (p.111) AE lock* (p.116) Shooting mode* (p.20) Highlight tone priority* (p.106) Exposure ISO speed (p.100) compensation/ AEB setting Wi-Fi function* (p.114/115) Picture Style (p.101) Custom Controls AF operation (p.88)

  • Page 48: Menu Operations

    Menu Operations You can set various settings with the menus such as the image- recording quality, date/time, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, use the <M> button, <V> <U> keys, and < > button on the camera back. <M> button <0>...

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    3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure Display the menu screen. Press the <M> button to display the menu screen. Select a tab. Press the <U> key to select a menu tab. For example, in this manual, “the [z4] tab” refers to the screen displayed when the forth z (Shooting) tab from the left [ ] is selected.

  • Page 50: D Using The Touch Screen

    d Using the Touch Screen The LCD monitor is a touch-sensitive panel that you can operate with your fingers. Quick Control (Sample display) Use your finger to tap (touch briefly and then remove your finger from) the LCD monitor. By tapping, you can select menus, icons, etc., displayed on the LCD monitor.

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    d Using the Touch Screen Drag Menu screen (Sample display) Slide your finger while touching the LCD monitor. Scale display (Sample display) Operations possible by dragging your finger on the screen Selecting a menu tab or item after pressing the <M> button Setting a scale control Quick Control Setting functions during Live View shooting...

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    d Using the Touch Screen 3 Touch Control Settings Select [Touch control]. Under the [53] tab, select [Touch control], then press <0>. Set the touch control setting. Select the desired setting, then press <0>. [Standard] is the normal setting. [Sensitive] provides a better touch response than [Standard].

  • Page 53: Before You Start

    Before You Start 3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer, format the card with the camera. When the card is formatted, all images and data on the card will be erased. Even protected images will be erased, so make sure there is nothing you need to keep.

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    Before You Start Format the card in the following cases: The card is new. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. The card is full with images or data. A card-related error is displayed. Low-level Formatting Perform low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow or if you want to erase all data on the card.

  • Page 55

    Before You Start 3 Disabling the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved, during self-timer operation, and during touch screen operations. Select [Beep]. Under the [z1] tab, select [Beep], then press <0>. Select [Disable]. Select [Disable], then press <0>. The beeper will not sound for any operation.

  • Page 56

    Before You Start 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. To keep the image displayed, set [Hold]. To not have the image displayed, set [Off]. Select [Image review].

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    Before You Start 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN The camera’s shooting function settings and menu settings can be reverted to their defaults. Select [Clear all camera settings]. Under the [54] tab, select [Clear all camera settings], then press <0>. Select [OK].

  • Page 58: Displaying The Grid

    Displaying the Grid You can display a grid in the viewfinder to help you straighten or compose the shot. Select [VF grid display]. Under the [z1] tab, select [VF grid display], then press <0>. Select [Enable]. Select [Enable], then press <0>. When you exit the menu, the grid will appear in the viewfinder.

  • Page 59: Q Displaying The Electronic Level

    Q Displaying the Electronic Level You can display the electronic level on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder to help correct camera tilt. Note that you can check only the horizontal tilt and not the forward/backward tilt. Displaying the Electronic Level on the LCD Monitor Press the <B>...

  • Page 60

    Q Displaying the Electronic Level 3 Displaying the Electronic Level in the Viewfinder During Shooting A simple electronic level using a camera icon can be displayed in the viewfinder at the center bottom. Since this can be displayed while you shoot, you can correct any tilt during handheld shooting.

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    Q Displaying the Electronic Level 3 Displaying the Electronic Level in the Viewfinder Before ShootingN The viewfinder can display an electronic level and grid using the AF points. This is convenient to correct any camera tilt before shooting with a tripod. Select Custom Functions III.

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    Q Displaying the Electronic Level Display the electronic level. Press the Depth-of-field preview button. The viewfinder will display an electronic level and grid using the AF points. 1° 6° Over...

  • Page 63: Feature Guide And Help

    Feature Guide and Help The Feature guide and Help display information about camera features. Feature Guide The Feature guide appears when you change the shooting mode or set a shooting function, Live View shooting, movie shooting, or Quick Control for playback, and displays a brief description of that mode, function or option.

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    Feature Guide and Help Help When [zHelp] is displayed at the bottom of the menu screen, pressing the <B> button displays the function’s description (Help). If the Help fills more than one screen, a scroll bar will appear on the right edge.

  • Page 65: Basic Shooting, Basic Shooting

    Basic Shooting This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results. With Basic Zone modes, all you do is point and shoot while the camera sets everything automatically (p.85). Also, to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations, advanced shooting function settings cannot be changed.

  • Page 66: A Fully Automatic Shooting (scene Intelligent Auto)

    A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto) <A> is a fully automatic mode. The camera analyzes the scene and sets the optimum settings automatically. It also adjusts focus automatically by detecting whether the subject is still or moving (p.69). Set the Mode Dial to <A>. Turn the Mode Dial while holding down the lock release button at the center.

  • Page 67

    A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto) Take the picture. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. The captured image will be displayed for 2 sec. on the LCD monitor. After you finish shooting, push down the built-in flash with your fingers. The <A>...

  • Page 68

    A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto) The flash fired even though it was daylight. For a backlit subject, the flash may fire to help lighten the subject’s dark areas. If you do not want the flash to fire, use the Quick Control to set [Flash firing] to [b] (p.84) or set the <7>...

  • Page 69: A Full Auto Techniques (scene Intelligent Auto)

    A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto) Recomposing the Shot Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <A> mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked.

  • Page 70

    A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto) A Live View Shooting You can shoot while viewing the image on the LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting”. For details, see page 119. Set the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to <A>. Display the Live View image on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 71: Disabling Flash

    7 Disabling Flash <7> is a fully-automatic shooting mode that does not use flash. It is useful in museums, aquariums, and other places where flash is prohibited. 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.

  • Page 72: C Creative Auto Shooting

    C Creative Auto Shooting In the <C> mode, you can easily blur the background and change the drive mode and flash firing. You can also choose the ambience you want to convey in your images. The default settings are the same as the <A>...

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    C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed Aperture ISO speed Battery check Possible shots Image-recording quality Pressing the <Q> button enables you to set the following: (1) Ambience-based shots You can choose the ambience you want to convey in your images. Turn the <6>...

  • Page 74

    C Creative Auto Shooting (3) Drive mode: Turn the <6> or <5> dial to select the desired drive mode. You can also select it from a list by pressing <0>. <u> Single shooting: Shoot one image at a time. <o> High-speed continuous shooting: While you hold down the shutter button completely, shots will be taken continuously.

  • Page 75: Special Scene Mode

    8: Special Scene Mode The camera will automatically choose the appropriate settings when you select a shooting mode for your subject or scene. Set the Mode Dial to <8>. Press the <Q> button. The Quick Control screen will appear. Select a shooting mode. Press the <V>...

  • Page 76: Shooting Portraits

    2 Shooting Portraits The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes skin tones and hair look softer. 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.

  • Page 77: Shooting Landscapes

    3 Shooting Landscapes Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery or to have everything in focus from near to far. For vivid blues and greens, and very sharp and crisp images. 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.

  • Page 78: Shooting Close-ups

    4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to shoot 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 small objects such as flowers stand out better.

  • Page 79: Shooting Moving Subjects

    5 Shooting Moving Subjects Use the <5> (Sports) mode to shoot a moving subject, such as a running child or a moving vehicle. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. The use of a telephoto lens is recommended for shooting from a distance.

  • Page 80: Shooting Night Portraits (with A Tripod)

    6 Shooting Night Portraits (With a Tripod) To shoot people at night and obtain a natural-looking night scene in the background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Using a tripod is recommended. 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.

  • Page 81: F Shooting Night Scenes (handheld)

    F Shooting Night Scenes (Handheld) Using a tripod for shooting a night scene yields the best results. However, with the <F> (Handheld Night Scene) mode, you can shoot night scenes while handholding the camera. In this mode, four shots are taken continuously for each picture, and a resulting bright image with reduced camera shake is recorded.

  • Page 82: G Shooting Backlit Scenes

    G Shooting Backlit Scenes When shooting a scene having both bright and dark areas, use the <G> (HDR Backlight Control) mode. When you take one picture in this mode, three continuous shots are taken at different exposures. This results in one image, with a wide tonal range, that has minimized the blocked-up shadows caused by backlighting.

  • Page 83

    Cautions for <6> Night Portrait and <F> Handheld Night Scene During Live View shooting, it may be difficult to focus dots of light such as in a night scene. In such a case, set the lens’ focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.

  • Page 84: Q Quick Control

    Q Quick Control Cautions for <G> HDR Backlight Control Note that the image may not be rendered with a smooth gradation and may look irregular or have significant noise. HDR Backlight Control may not be effective for excessively backlit scenes or extremely high-contrast scenes. Q Quick Control In Basic Zone modes when the shooting function settings screen is displayed, you can press the <Q>...

  • Page 85

    Q Quick Control Settable Functions in Basic Zone Modes : Default setting k: User selectable : Not selectable Function u: Single shooting o: High-speed continuous shooting i: Low-speed continuous shooting Drive B: Silent single shooting mode M: Silent continuous shooting Self-timer (p.96) a: Automatic firing Flash...

  • Page 86

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  • Page 87

    Setting the AF and Drive Modes The 19 AF points in the viewfinder make AF shooting suitable for a wide variety of subjects and scenes. You can also select the AF operation and drive mode that best match the shooting conditions and subject. The M icon at the upper right of the page title indicates that the function is available only in Creative Zone modes (d/ s/f/a/F).

  • Page 88: F: Selecting The Af Operation

    f: Selecting the AF OperationN You can select the AF operation characteristics to suit the shooting conditions or subject. In Basic Zone modes, the optimum AF operation is set automatically for the respective shooting mode. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.

  • Page 89

    f: Selecting the AF OperationN One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus only once. When focus is achieved, the AF point that achieved focus will be displayed, and the focus confirmation light <o>...

  • Page 90

    f: Selecting the AF OperationN AI Focus AF for Switching the AF Operation Automatically AI Focus AF switches the AF operation from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if a still subject starts moving. After the subject is focused in One-Shot AF, if the subject starts moving, the camera will detect the movement, change the AF operation automatically to AI Servo AF, and keep tracking the moving subject.

  • Page 91: S Selecting The Af Area

    S Selecting the AF AreaN 19 AF points are provided for AF. You can select the AF point(s) suiting the scene or subject. AF Area Selection Mode You can select one of three AF area selection modes. See the next page for the selection procedure.

  • Page 92

    S Selecting the AF AreaN Selecting the AF Area Selection Mode Press the <S> or <B> button. Look through the viewfinder and press the <S> or <B> button. Press the <B> button. Each time you press the <B> button, the AF area selection mode changes.

  • Page 93

    S Selecting the AF AreaN Selecting the AF Point Manually You can manually select the AF point or zone. If 19-point automatic selection AF + AI Servo AF has been set, you can select any position where AI Servo AF is to start. Press the <S>...

  • Page 94: Mf: Manual Focus

    MF: Manual Focus Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. <4 L> will be displayed on the LCD panel. Focus the subject. Focusing ring Focus by turning the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.

  • Page 95: I Selecting The Drive Mode

    i Selecting the Drive Mode Single and continuous drive modes are provided. Press the <R> button. Select the drive mode. While looking at the LCD panel, turn the <6> or <5> dial. u : Single shooting When you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will be taken.

  • Page 96: J Using The Self-timer

    j Using the Self-timer Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture. Press the <R> button. Select the self-timer. While looking at the LCD panel, turn the <6> or <5> dial to select the self-timer delay. Q : 10-sec. self-timer k : 2-sec.

  • Page 97: Image Settings, Image Settings

    Image Settings This chapter explains image-related function settings: Image-recording quality, ISO speed, Picture Style, white balance, Auto Lighting Optimizer, lens peripheral illumination correction, chromatic aberration correction, and other functions. The M icon at the upper right of the page title indicates that the function is available only in Creative Zone modes (d/ s/f/a/F).

  • Page 98: Setting The Image-recording Quality

    Setting the Image-Recording Quality You can select the pixel count and the image quality. There are eight JPEG image-recording quality settings: 73, 83, 74, 84, 7a, 8a, b, c. There are three RAW image quality settings: 1, 41, Select [Image quality]. Under the [z1] tab, select [Image quality], then press <0>.

  • Page 99

    ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Functions, and other settings. The maximum burst applies to <o> high-speed continuous shooting. Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I class 8 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.

  • Page 100: I: Setting The Iso Speed

    i: Setting 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. Press the <i> button. Set the ISO speed. While looking at the LCD panel or the viewfinder, turn the <6>...

  • Page 101: A Selecting A Picture Style

    A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain image characteristics matching your photographic expression or the subject. In Basic Zone modes, <D> (Auto) is set automatically. Select [Picture Style]. Under the [z4] tab, select [Picture Style], then press <0>.

  • Page 102: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Normally, the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If 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.

  • Page 103: Auto Correction Of Brightness And Contrast

    Auto Correction of Brightness and ContrastN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. This function is called Auto Lighting Optimizer. The default setting is [Standard]. With JPEG images, the correction is applied when the image is captured. In Basic Zone modes, [Standard] is set automatically.

  • Page 104: Setting Noise Reduction

    Setting Noise ReductionN High ISO Speed Noise Reduction This function reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the darker parts of the image (shadow areas) is further reduced.

  • Page 105

    3 Setting Noise ReductionN Long Exposure Noise Reduction Noise reduction is possible with images exposed for 1 sec. or longer. Select [Long exp. noise reduction]. Under the [z4] tab, select [Long exp. noise reduction], then press <0>. Set the desired setting. Select the desired setting, then press <0>.

  • Page 106: Highlight Tone Priority

    Highlight Tone PriorityN You can minimize overexposed highlight areas. Select [Highlight tone priority]. Under the [z4] tab, select [Highlight tone priority], then press <0>. Select [Enable]. Select [Enable], then press <0>. Highlight details are improved. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.

  • Page 107: Lens Peripheral Illumination / Chromatic Aberration Correction

    Lens Peripheral Illumination / Chromatic Aberration Correction Peripheral light fall-off is a phenomenon that makes the image corners look darker due to the lens characteristics. Color fringing along subject outlines is called chromatic aberration. Both lens aberrations can be corrected. The default settings are [Enable] for both corrections. Peripheral Illumination Correction Select [Lens aberration correction].

  • Page 108

    3 Lens Peripheral Illumination / Chromatic Aberration Correction Chromatic Aberration Correction Select the setting. Check that [Correction data available] is displayed for the attached lens. Select [Chromatic aberration], then press <0>. Select [Enable], then press <0>. If [Correction data not available] is displayed, see “Lens Correction Data”...

  • Page 109: Advanced Operations, Advanced Operations

    Advanced Operations In Creative Zone modes, you can set the shutter speed and/ or aperture to set the exposure as desired. By changing the camera settings, you can obtain various results. The M icon at the upper right of the page title indicates that the function is available only in Creative Zone modes (d/ s/f/a/F).

  • Page 110: D: Program Ae

    d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture to suit the subject’s brightness. This is called Program AE. * <d> stands for Program. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Focus the subject. Look through the viewfinder and aim the AF point over the subject.

  • Page 111: S: Shutter-priority Ae

    s: Shutter-Priority AE In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture to obtain the standard exposure suiting the brightness of the subject. This is called shutter-priority AE. A faster shutter speed can freeze the action or a moving subject. A slower shutter speed can create a blurred effect, giving the impression of motion.

  • Page 112: F: Aperture-priority Ae

    f: Aperture-Priority AE In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to obtain the standard exposure suiting the subject brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. A higher f/ number (smaller aperture hole) will make more of the foreground and background fall within acceptable focus.

  • Page 113: A: Manual Exposure

    a: Manual Exposure In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. To determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder or use a commercially-available exposure meter. This method is called manual exposure. * <a>...

  • Page 114: Setting Exposure Compensation

    Setting Exposure CompensationN Exposure compensation can brighten (increased exposure) or darken (decreased exposure) the standard exposure set by the camera. Exposure compensation can be set in the d/s/f shooting modes. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3- stop increments, the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel can only display the setting up to ±3 stops.

  • Page 115: H Auto Exposure Bracketing (aeb)

    h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera brackets the exposure up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. This is called AEB. * AEB stands for Auto Exposure Bracketing. Select [Expo.comp./AEB].

  • Page 116

    A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure, then recompose and take the shot.

  • Page 117: D Using The Built-in Flash

    D Using the Built-in Flash In Creative Zone modes, just press the <D> button to raise the built-in flash for flash photography. To retract the built-in flash, push it back down with your fingers. In Basic Zone modes (except <7> <3> <5>...

  • Page 118

    D Using the Built-in Flash Effective Range of Built-in Flash [Approx. in meters/feet] EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM ISO Speed EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Wide Angle: f/3.5 Telephoto: f/5.6 1-3.4/3.3-11.2 1-2.1/3.3-7.0 1-4.8/3.3-15.9 1-3.0/3.3-9.9 1-6.9/3.3-22.5 1-4.3/3.3-14.1 1.2-9.7/4.0-31.8 1-6.1/3.3-19.9 1600 1.7-13.7/5.6-45.0 1.1-8.6/3.5-28.1 3200...

  • Page 119

    Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the picture on the camera’s LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting”. Live View shooting is enabled by setting the Live View shooting/ Movie shooting switch to <A>. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images.

  • Page 120: A Shooting With The Lcd Monitor

    A Shooting with the LCD Monitor Set the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to <A>. Display the Live View image. Press the <0> 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.

  • Page 121

    A Shooting with the LCD Monitor Enabling Live View Shooting Set [A1: Live View shoot.] to [Enable]. Number of Possible Shots with Live View Shooting [Approx. number of shots] Room Temperature Low Temperatures Temperature ° ° ° ° C / 73 C / 32 No Flash 50% Flash Use...

  • Page 122

    A Shooting with the LCD Monitor Information Display Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will change. Possible shots AF method •c : u+Tracking Maximum burst/Number of remaining multiple exposures •o : FlexiZone - Multi Battery check •d : FlexiZone - Single AF point (FlexiZone - Single)

  • Page 123: Using Af To Focus (af Method)

    This can greatly affect the AF speed and the camera may take a longer time to focus (phase-difference detection generally allows faster AF focusing). For details, refer to Canon Web site. Selecting the AF Method You can select an AF method to suit the shooting conditions and your subject.

  • Page 124

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) Select an AF point. When a face is detected, the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. If multiple faces are detected, <q> will be displayed. Use <9> to move the <q> frame over the face you want to focus on.

  • Page 125

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) FlexiZone - Multi: o You can focus over a wide area with up to 31 AF points (automatic selection). This wide area can also be divided into 9 zones for focusing (zone selection). Display the Live View image. Press the <0>...

  • Page 126

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) FlexiZone - Single: d The camera focuses with a single AF point. This is effective when you want to focus a particular subject. Display the Live View image. Press the <0> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 127

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in One-Shot AF mode (p.88), using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Although you can focus the target area quickly, the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.

  • Page 128

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) The AF point (or zone) selection will change in the direction you tilt <9>. If you press <0>, the center AF point (or center Zone) will be selected. You can also use the <6> and <5>...

  • Page 129: X Shooting With The Touch Shutter

    x Shooting with the Touch Shutter Just by tapping the LCD monitor screen, you can focus and take the picture automatically. This works in all shooting modes. Display the Live View image. Press the <0> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 130: Mf: Focusing Manually

    MF: Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely with manual focus. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. Display the magnifying frame. Press the <u> button. The magnifying frame will appear. You can also tap [u] on the screen to magnify the image.

  • Page 131

    MF: Focusing Manually Focus manually. While looking at the magnified image, turn the lens focusing ring to focus. After achieving focus, press the <u> button to return to the normal view. Take the picture. Check the focus and exposure, then press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.120).

  • Page 132

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  • Page 133: Shooting Movies, Shooting Movies

    Shooting Movies Movie shooting is enabled by setting the Live View shooting/ Movie shooting switch to <k>. The movie recording format will be MOV. For cards that can record movies, see page 3. If you handhold the camera and shoot movies, camera shake can cause blurred movies.

  • Page 134: K Shooting Movies

    k Shooting Movies Autoexposure Shooting When the shooting mode is set to other than <a>, autoexposure control will take effect to suit the scene’s current brightness. Set the shooting mode to a mode other than <a>. Set the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to <k>.

  • Page 135

    k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed for movie shooting. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. Set the Mode Dial to <a>. Set the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to <k>.

  • Page 136

    k Shooting Movies Information Display Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will change. Possible shots AF method •c : u + Tracking Maximum burst •o: FlexiZone - Multi Movie shooting remaining time*/ •d : FlexiZone - Single Elapsed time Movie shooting mode Battery check...

  • Page 137: Setting The Movie Recording Size

    Setting the Movie Recording Size With [Z2: Movie rec. size], you can set the movie’s image size, frame rate per second, and compression method. The frame rate switches automatically depending on the [53: Video system] setting. Image Size A [1920x1080] : Full High-Definition (Full HD) recording quality. The aspect ratio will be 16:9.

  • Page 138

    3 Setting the Movie Recording Size Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Total Recording Time (approx.) Movie Recording File Size Size (approx.) 4 GB Card 8 GB Card 16 GB Card 654 X 16 min. 32 min. 1 hr.

  • Page 139: Image Playback, Image Playback

    Image Playback This chapter explains basic procedures to play back images and movies. Images shot and saved with another device The camera may not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera, edited with a computer, or that have had their file names changed.

  • Page 140: X Image Playback

    x Image Playback Single-Image Display Play back the image. Press the <x> button. The last captured image or last image played back will appear. Select an image. To play back images starting with the last image, turn the <5> dial counterclockwise.

  • Page 141

    x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index Display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Switch to the index display. During image playback, press the <I>...

  • Page 142: U/y Magnified View

    u/y Magnified View You can magnify a captured image by approx. 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnify the image. Press the <u> button during image playback. The image will be magnified. If you hold down the <u> button, the image will be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification.

  • Page 143: D Playing Back With The Touch Screen

    d Playing Back with the Touch Screen The LCD monitor is a touch-sensitive panel that you can touch with your fingers for various playback operations. First, press the <x> button to play back images. Browsing Images Swipe with one finger. With single-image display, touch the LCD monitor with one finger.

  • Page 144

    d Playing Back with the Touch Screen Reducing Image (Index Display) Pinch two fingers. Touch the screen with two fingers spread apart, then pinch your fingers together on the screen. Each time you pinch your fingers, the screen changes from a single-image display to a 4-image index display and 9-image index display.

  • Page 145: K Playing Movies

    k Playing Movies Play back the image. Press the <x> button to display an image. Select a movie. Turn the <5> dial to select the movie to be played. In the single-image display, the <s1> icon displayed on the upper left of the screen indicates a movie.

  • Page 146

    k Playing Movies Movie Playback Panel Operation Playback Description 7 Play Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 8 Slow motion The slow motion speed is indicated at the upper right of the screen.

  • Page 147: L Erasing Images

    L Erasing Images You can either select and erase unnecessary images one by one or erase them in one batch. Protected images will not be erased. Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally, protect them.

  • Page 148

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  • Page 149: Viewing The Cd-rom Instruction Manuals, Downloading Images To Your Computer

    Viewing the CD-ROM Instruction Manuals / Downloading Images to Your Computer This chapter explains how to install the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM to your computer, download images from the camera to your computer, gives an overview of the software in the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD-ROM), and explains how to install the software on your computer.

  • Page 150: Viewing The Camera Instruction Manual Cd-rom

    Viewing the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM The Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM contains the following electronic manuals (PDF): Camera Instruction Manual Explains all the camera functions and procedures, including basic content. Wi-Fi Function Instruction Manual Explains all the Wi-Fi functions and procedures, including basic content.

  • Page 151

    Viewing the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM Double-click the START file. The screen shown in step 4 will appear. The icon displayed will differ depending on your computer’s operating system. Select the language. EOS 70D (W) / EOS 70D (N) Français English English Français Español Español...

  • Page 152: Downloading Images To A Computer

    Downloading Images to a Computer You can use the provided software to download the images in the camera to your computer. There are two ways to do this. Downloading by Connecting the Camera to the Computer Install the software (p.156) Use the provided interface cable to connect the camera to your computer.

  • Page 153

    Use ImageBrowser EX. For details, refer to the Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM (p.157). When downloading images from the camera to your computer, with a card reader without using Canon software, copy the DCIM folder on the card to your computer.

  • Page 154: Software Overview

    Software Overview EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL cameras. EOS Utility With the camera connected to a computer, EOS Utility enables you to transfer still photos and movies shot with the camera to the computer. You can also use this software to set various camera settings and shoot remotely with the computer connected to the camera.

  • Page 155

    Software Overview Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files. This software is aimed at advanced users who are experienced in processing images.

  • Page 156: Installing The Software

    Insert EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD-ROM). For Macintosh, double-click to open the CD-ROM icon displayed on the desktop, then double-click on [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. When a screen to select where you live or a language appears, follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 157: Software Instruction Manual

    Software Instruction Manual Contains the Software Instruction Manuals. Copying and Viewing the Software Instruction Manual PDFs Insert the [Software INSTRUCTION MANUAL] CD-ROM into your computer. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. For Windows, the icon is displayed in [(My) Computer]. For Macintosh, the icon is displayed on the desktop. Copy the [English] folder to your computer.

  • Page 158

    This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this...

  • Page 159

    Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury, death, and material damage. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire, excessive heat, chemical leakage, and explosions, follow the safeguards below: - Do not use any batteries, power sources, and accessories not specified in this booklet.

  • Page 160

    • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use, remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. This is to prevent electrical shock, heat generation, and fire. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.

  • Page 161

    • Do not use paint thinner, benzene, or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. If the product does not work properly or requires repair, contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center.

  • Page 162

    If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

  • Page 163

    4. Do not expose the charger to rain or snow. 5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Canon may result in fire, electric shock, or personal injury. 6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than by cord when disconnecting charger.

  • Page 164

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