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The EOS 6D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi and GPS functions.
Basic Instruction Manual
This basic manual covers only the most basic operations.
For detailed instructions, see the Camera Instruction Manual
pdf file on the DVD-ROM
EOS 6D (WG)
EOS 6D (N)
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    EOS 6D (WG) EOS 6D (N) The EOS 6D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi and GPS functions. Basic Instruction Manual This basic manual covers only the most basic operations. For detailed instructions, see the Camera Instruction Manual ENGLISH pdf file on the DVD-ROM...

  • Page 2: Introduction

    AF, approx. 4.5 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, Full High- Definition (Full HD) movie shooting, Wi-Fi*, and GPS*. * The EOS 6D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi and GPS functions. Before Starting to Shoot, Be Sure to Read the Following To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the “Safety...

  • 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 compatible. 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 Camera LP-E6 LC-E6/LC-E6E* (with protective cover) (with body cap) Interface Cable IFC-200U Stereo AV Cable Wide Strap AVC-DC400ST...

  • Page 5: Instruction Manuals And Disks

    Pocket Guide Explains the camera’s basic function settings and basic shooting/playback instructions. * Not provided with the EOS 6D (N). The Basic Instruction Manual explains the basic procedures and features. For detailed instructions, see the Camera Instruction Manual PDF on the EOS Camera Instruction Manuals Disk (DVD-ROM).

  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Manual

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

  • Page 7: 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 Instruction Manuals PDF files on the...

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    Contents Introduction Compatible Cards................3 Item Check List................. 4 Instruction Manuals and Disks ............5 Conventions Used in this Manual............. 6 Chapters................... 7 Handling Precautions ..............12 Quick Start Guide ................14 Nomenclature ................. 16 Getting Started Charging the Battery ..............24 Installing and Removing the Battery..........

  • Page 9

    Contents Q Displaying the Electronic Level ..........53 Feature Guide and Help..............54 Basic Shooting A Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto) ....58 A Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto) ......61 C Creative Auto Shooting.............63 8: Special Scene Mode .............66 2 Shooting Portraits ..............

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    Contents Image Settings Setting the Image-Recording Quality ..........84 i: Setting the ISO Speed ............86 A Selecting a Picture Style ............87 Setting the White Balance .............. 88 Auto Correction of Brightness and Contrast........89 Noise Reduction Settings ............... 90 Highlight Tone Priority ..............

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    Contents Image Playback x Image Playback ..............120 H Searching for Images Quickly ..........121 u Magnified View ................ 122 k Playing Movies................ 123 L Erasing Images ................ 125 Viewing the Instruction Manuals PDF files on the DVD-ROM / Downloading Images to Your Computer 127 Viewing the Instruction Manuals PDF files on the DVD-ROM..

  • Page 12: Handling Precautions

    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.

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    Handling Precautions LCD Panel and LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision  technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there may be a few dead pixels displaying only black or red, etc. among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels. Dead pixels are not a malfunction.

  • Page 14: 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.35) Align it with the red dot.

  • Page 15

    Quick Start Guide While holding down the center of the Mode Dial, set it to <A> (Scene Intelligent Auto) (p.58) All the necessary camera settings  will be set automatically. Focus the subject (p.40) Look through the viewfinder and  aim the viewfinder center over the subject.

  • Page 16: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature LCD panel (p.18) <R> Drive mode selection button (p.81) <i> ISO speed <f> AF operation selection button (p.78) setting button (p.86) <q> Metering mode Lens mount index (p.35) selection button Flash-sync contacts <U> LCD panel Hot shoe illumination button (p.44) <6>...

  • Page 17

    Nomenclature <p> AF start button <V> Focal plane mark (p.40, 105) <A/k> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting switch (p.103/113) <A> AE lock/ <0> Start/Stop button (p.104, 114) FE lock button (p.101) Dioptric adjustment knob (p.39) <S> AF point selection button (p.79) Eyecup Viewfinder eyepiece <Q>...

  • Page 18: Lcd Panel

    Nomenclature LCD Panel Drive mode (p.81) <A> Highlight tone priority (p.92) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting <g> ISO speed (p.86) B Silent single shooting M Silent continuous ISO speed (p.86) shooting Q Self-timer: 10 sec./ Possible shots Self-timer countdown Remote control Bulb exposure time k Self-timer: 2 sec./...

  • Page 19: Viewfinder Information

    Nomenclature Viewfinder Information AF points (p.79) (Superimposed display) Focusing screen Spot metering circle <g> ISO speed (p.86) <o> Focus confirmation light (p.59) <h> Warning symbol Max. burst <z> Battery check (p.31) Number of remaining multiple exposures <A> AE lock (p.101) / ISO speed (p.86) AEB in-progress <A>...

  • Page 20

    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.96) s : Shutter-priority AE (p.97) f : Aperture-priority AE (p.98) a : Manual exposure (p.99) F : Bulb...

  • Page 21

    Nomenclature Lens EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Focus mode switch (p.35) Distance scale Infrared index Hood mount (p.37) Zoom ring (p.36) Zoom position index (p.36) φ77mm filter thread (front of lens) Focusing ring (p.80, 111) Contacts (p.13) Image Stabilizer switch (p.38) Lens mount index (p.35)

  • Page 22

    Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E6 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E6/LP-E6N (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 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.

  • Page 25

    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. ...

  • Page 26: Installing And Removing The Battery

    Installing and Removing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E6 (or LP-E6N) into the camera. Installing the Battery Open the cover. Slide the lever as shown by the  arrows and open the cover. Insert the battery. Insert the end with the battery ...

  • Page 27: Installing And Removing The Card

    Installing and Removing the Card The camera can use an SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory card. UHS-I Speed Class SDHC and SDXC memory cards 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: Removing The Card

    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.

  • Page 29

    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: 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 32 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 31: Checking The Battery Level

    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. Icon Level (%) 100 - 70 69 - 50 49 - 20 19 - 10 9 - 1...

  • Page 32: 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 screens 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...

  • Page 33

    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 34: 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 ...

  • Page 35: Attaching And Detaching A Lens

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

  • Page 36: Detaching The Lens

    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. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button, turn the lens as shown by...

  • Page 37

    Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens Hood A lens hood can block unwanted light and protect the front of the lens from rain, snow, dust, etc. Before storing the lens in a bag, etc., you can attach the hood in reverse. If the Lens Hood and Lens Have a Mount Index Align the red dots on the hood and lens edges, and turn the...

  • Page 38: About The Lens Image Stabilizer

    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 EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens as an example. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. Set the Image Stabilizer switch to <1>.

  • Page 39: 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’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image, using E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses (10 types, sold separately) is recommended.

  • Page 40: Shutter Button

    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).

  • Page 41: Mode Dial

    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>, 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>, the respective function remains selected for the duration of the timer (9). During this time, you can turn the <5>...

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    Basic Operation Multi-controller The Multi-controller <9> has eight keys which 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.

  • Page 44: Lcd Panel Illumination

    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 45: 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 the Quick Control screen. Press the <Q> button.  The Quick Control screen will appear (7). Set the desired function. Press the <V>...

  • Page 46

    Q Quick Control for Shooting Functions Sample Quick Control Screen Aperture (p.98) Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed (p.97) AE lock* (p.101) Shooting mode* (p.20) Highlight tone priority* (p.92) Exposure ISO speed (p.86) compensation/AEB setting (p.100) Wi-Fi function* Picture Style (p.87) Custom Controls AF operation (p.78) Image-recording...

  • Page 47: 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, the [z4] tab refers to ...

  • Page 49: 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 in the card will be erased.

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    Before You Start Execute [Format 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. ...

  • Page 51: Setting The Power-off Time/auto Power Off

    Before You Start 3 Setting the Power-off Time/Auto Power Off To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a set time of idle operation elapses. If you do not want the camera to turn off automatically, set this to [Disable]. After the power turns off, you can turn on the camera again by pressing the shutter button or other buttons.

  • Page 52: Turning The Lcd Monitor Off/on

    Before You Start 3 Turning the LCD Monitor Off/On The shooting settings display (p.44) can be set to remain on even when you press the shutter button halfway. Under the [52] tab, select [LCD off/on btn], then press <0>. The available settings are described below.

  • Page 53: Q Displaying The Electronic Level

    Q Displaying the Electronic Level Displaying the Electronic Level on the LCD Monitor Press the <B> button. Each time you press the <B>  button, the screen display will change. Display the electronic level.  If the electronic level does not ...

  • Page 54: Feature Guide And Help

    Feature Guide and Help While you set some function, the feature’s description can be displayed. Feature Guide The Feature guide displays a simple description of the respective shooting mode, function or option. It appears when you change the shooting mode or set a shooting function, Live View shooting, Movie shooting, or Quick Control for playback.

  • Page 55

    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 57: 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.75). Also, to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations, the main shooting function settings cannot be changed.

  • Page 58: 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.61). Set the Mode Dial to <A>. Turn the Mode Dial while holding ...

  • Page 59

    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. The <A> mode makes the colors look more impressive in nature, outdoor, and sunset scenes.

  • Page 60

     Since it is too dark, taking the picture may result in a blurred subject due to camera shake. Using a tripod or a Canon EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is recommended. When the external flash was used, the bottom part of the ...

  • Page 61: 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 62: A Live View Shooting

    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 103. Set the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to <A>. Display the Live View image on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 63: C Creative Auto Shooting

    C Creative Auto Shooting In the <C> mode, you can easily change the depth of field and drive mode. You can also choose the ambience you want to convey in your images. The default settings are the same as the <A> mode. * CA stands for Creative Auto.

  • Page 64

    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 65

    C Creative Auto Shooting (3) Drive mode: Press the <U> key to select the desired drive mode. You can also select the drive mode by turning the <6> or <5> dial, or pressing <0> to select it from a list. <u>...

  • Page 66: 8: Special Scene Mode

    8: Special Scene Mode When you set a shooting mode suiting the scene, the camera sets the optimum settings automatically. Set the Mode Dial to <8>. Press the <Q> button.  The Quick Control screen will appear. Select the shooting mode. Press the <V>...

  • Page 67: 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 the 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 68: 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. ...

  • Page 69: Shooting Close-ups

    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 as close as possible to the subject.

  • Page 70: Shooting Moving Subjects

    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.

  • Page 71: 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. Flash is required. Using a tripod is also recommended. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens, Speedlite, and a tripod. ...

  • Page 72: F Shooting Night Scenes (handheld)

    F Shooting Night Scenes (Handheld) Normally, a tripod is necessary to steady your camera when shooting a night scene. 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 73: 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 a picture, three continuous shots are taken at different exposures, and the resulting image with the least loss of shadow detail due to backlighting and widest tonal range is recorded.

  • Page 74

    Cautions for <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, you should set the AF method to [Quick mode] and shoot. If it is still difficult to focus, set the lens’ focus mode switch to [MF] and focus manually.

  • Page 75: Q Quick Control

    Q Quick Control In Basic Zone modes when the shooting Example: Portrait mode function 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.

  • Page 77: Setting The Af And Drive Modes

    Setting the AF and Drive Modes The viewfinder has 11 AF points. By selecting the optimum AF point, you can compose the picture as desired while autofocusing. 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 ...

  • Page 78: 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 79: S Selecting Af Points

    S Selecting AF PointsN You can select an AF point for focusing from among eleven AF points. In Basic Zone modes, the AF point will be selected automatically and you cannot select the AF point. Press the <S> button. The selected AF point will be ...

  • Page 80: Mf: Manual Focusing

    MF: Manual Focusing 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 81: 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 82: 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.

  • Page 83: 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 ...

  • Page 84: 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, 61. Select [Image quality]. Under the [z1] tab, select [Image ...

  • Page 85

    Standard Picture Style) using an 8 GB card. These figures will vary depending on the subject, card brand, aspect ratio, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Functions, and other settings. Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I class 8 GB card based on Canon’s  testing standards.

  • Page 86: 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 ...

  • Page 87: 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 ...

  • Page 88: 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 89: 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 90: Noise Reduction Settings

    Noise Reduction SettingsN 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 91

    3 Noise Reduction SettingsN 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 ...

  • Page 92: 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 93: 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. If [Cannot correct - no data] is displayed, see “About the Lens Correction Data”...

  • Page 94: Chromatic Aberration Correction

    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>.  Take the picture. The image will be recorded with the ...

  • Page 95: 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 ...

  • Page 96: 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 ...

  • Page 97: 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 98: 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 99: 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 100: Setting Exposure Compensation

    Setting Exposure Compensation N 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 101: A Ae Lock

    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 103: Shooting With The Lcd Monitor

    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>.

  • Page 104: 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 ...

  • Page 105

    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 Room Temperature Low Temperature Temperature ( 23°C / 73°F) (0°C / 32°F) Possible shots 220 approx. shots 190 approx.

  • Page 106: Using Af To Focus (af Method)

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) Selecting the AF Method The AF methods available are [FlexiZoneAF (Single)], [u Live  mode] (face detection, p.107), and [Quick mode] (p.109). If you want to achieve precise focus, set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>, magnify the image, and focus manually (p.111).

  • Page 107

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) 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 ...

  • Page 108

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) Focus the subject. Press the shutter button halfway and  the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. When focus is achieved, the AF point  will turn green and the beeper will sound.

  • Page 109

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in One-Shot AF mode, 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 110

    Using AF to Focus (AF Method) Focus the subject. Aim the AF point over the subject and  press the shutter button halfway. The Live View image will turn off, the  reflex mirror will go back down, and AF will be executed. (No picture is taken.) When focus is achieved, the beeper ...

  • Page 111: Focusing Manually

    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.  Magnifying frame Move the magnifying frame.

  • Page 112

    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 ...

  • Page 113: 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 which can record movies, see page 3.  Under the [53] tab, if you set [Wi-Fi] to [Enable], you cannot shoot movies.

  • Page 114

    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. Set the Mode Dial to any shooting  mode except <a>. Set the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to <k>.

  • Page 115: Manual Exposure Shooting

    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 116: 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 117

    3 Setting the Movie-Recording Size Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Total Recording Time (approx.) Movie- File Size Recording Size (approx.) 4 GB Card 8 GB Card 16 GB Card 16 min. 32 min. 1 hr. 4 min. 235 MB/min.

  • Page 119: Image Playback

    Image Playback This chapter explains basic procedures to play back images and movies. About 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 had their file names changed.

  • Page 120

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

  • Page 121: H Searching For Images Quickly

    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. Press the <u> button. Press the <u> button during image ...

  • Page 122: Magnified View

    u Magnified View You can magnify a captured image by approx. 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnify the image. The image can be magnified during  image playback (single-image display), during image review after image capture, and from shooting- ready state.

  • Page 123: Playing Movies

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

  • Page 124

    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 125: L Erasing Images

    L Erasing Images You can either select and erase 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 127: Viewing The Instruction Manuals Pdf Files On The Dvd-rom / Downloading Images To Your Computer

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

  • Page 128: Viewing The Instruction Manuals Pdf Files On The Dvd-rom

    Viewing the Instruction Manuals PDF files on the DVD-ROM The EOS Camera Instruction Manuals Disk (DVD-ROM) contains the following electronic manuals (PDF): EOS Camera Instruction Manuals Disk XXX CEL-XXX XXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Windows XXX XXX Mac OS X XXX XXX Camera Instruction Manual ...

  • Page 129

     The index of the Instruction Manuals is displayed. EOS 6D (WG) EOS 6D (N) ENGLISH The EOS 6D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi and GPS functions. INSTRUCTION MANUAL Camera Instruction Manual Adobe Reader (latest version recommended) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).

  • Page 130

     The index of the Instruction Manuals is displayed. EOS 6D (WG) EOS 6D (N) ENGLISH The EOS 6D (N) does not have the Wi-Fi and GPS functions. INSTRUCTION MANUAL Camera Instruction Manual Adobe Reader (latest version recommended) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).

  • Page 131: 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. Download by Connecting the Camera to the Computer Install the software (p.135) Use the provided interface cable to connect the camera to your computer.

  • Page 132: Downloading Images With A Card Reader

    Use ImageBrowser EX.  For details, refer to the Software  Instruction Manual (p.128). 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 133: About The Software

    About the Software EOS Solution Disk EOS Solution Disk XXX This disk contains various software applications for EOS cameras. CEL-XXX XXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX Windows XXX XXX Mac OS X XXX XXX Note that the software provided with previous cameras might not support still photos and movie files shot with this camera.

  • Page 134

    Shooting locations can be displayed on a map on a computer screen by using the geotag information recorded using the GPS function. The ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser programs that came with previous cameras does not support the EOS 6D’s still photos and MOV movie files. Use ImageBrowser EX.

  • Page 135: Installing The Software

    Installing the Software Installing the Software on Windows Compatible OS Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Windows 7 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the  software. The software will not be installed correctly. Insert the EOS Solution Disk (CD).

  • Page 136

    Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. Insert the EOS Solution Disk (CD). On your computer’s desktop, double-click and open the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. Select your geographic area, country and language. Click [Easy Installation] to start installation.

  • Page 137

    Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.  Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft  Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. ...

  • Page 138

    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 139: Safety Precautions

    Make sure to thoroughly understand and follow these precautions before using the product. If you experience any malfunctions, problems, or damage to the product, contact the nearest Canon Service Center or the dealer from whom you purchased the product. Follow the warnings below. Otherwise, death or Warnings: serious injuries may result.

  • Page 140

    Safety Precautions When the camera or accessories are not in use, make sure to remove the battery  and disconnect the power plug from the equipment before storing. This is to prevent electrical shock, excessive heat, fire, or corrosion. Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. This is to prevent an ...

  • Page 141

    For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.canon-europe.com/weee, or www.canon-europe.com/battery. CAUTION RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.

  • Page 144

    The descriptions in this Instruction Manual are current as of March 2015. For information on the compatibility with any products introduced after this date, contact any Canon Service Center. For the latest version of the Instruction Manual, refer to the Canon website. CEL-ST6RA212 ©...

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