Thank you for purchasing a Canon product. The EOS 20D is a high-performance, digital AF SLR camera with a large, ﬁne-detail, 8.20-megapixel CMOS sensor. The camera has nine high-precision AF points and it is compatible with all Canon EF lenses (including the EF-S lens).
* Be careful not to lose any of the above items. * No CF card (for recording images) is included. Please purchase it separately. CF cards made by Canon are recommended. Lens (with lens cap and dust cap) * Lens kit only.
Contents Introduction Item Check List...3 Handling Precautions ...8 Nomenclature ...10 Conventions Used in this Manual ...16 Getting Started Recharging the Battery...18 Installing and Removing the Battery ...20 Using a Household Power Outlet ...22 Mounting and Detaching a Lens...23 Installing and Removing the CF Card...24 Basic Operation ...26 Menu Operations ...29 Setting the Language ...33...
CF Card Reminder ... 90 Flash Photography Using the Built-in Flash ... 92 Using EOS-Dedicated, External Speedlites ... 97 Using Non-Canon Flash Units... 98 Image Playback Setting the Image Review Time ... 100 Auto Image Rotation... 101 Setting the LCD Brightness ... 102 Image Playback...
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.
• 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.
The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you accidentally drop the camera into water, promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe with a well-wrung wet cloth.
¡ Always store your CF cards in a case to protect the data stored on them. ¡ Non-Canon CF cards may not be able to record and playback images. Using Canon CF cards is recommended. ¡ Do not bend the card or subject it to any excessive force or physical shock.
Nomenclature LCD Panel Shutter speed Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (buSY) ISO speed gISO speed White balance Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom P Color temperature 2 White balance correction Battery check MBeeper...
Viewﬁnder Information Focusing screen <A> AE lock/FE lock AEB in-progress <D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <O> High-speed sync (FP flash) <y> Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY) The actual display will show only the applicable items. Partial metering circle Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount...
Nomenclature Mode Dial The Mode Dial is divided into two function zones. q Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. 1 : Full Auto (p.40) For fully automatic shooting. Image Zone Allows you fully automatic shooting for speciﬁc subjects. : Portrait (p.42) 3 : Landscape (p.42) : Close-up (p.42)
Nomenclature Battery Charger CG-580 This is a battery pack charger. (p.18) Power plug Battery pack slot Red lamp Battery Charger CB-5L This is a battery pack charger. (p.18) Battery pack slot Power cord Red lamp Power cord socket...
¡The asterisk M on the right of the page title indicates that the respective feature is available only in Creative Zone modes ( , 8). ¡The Canon EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens is used as the sample lens in this Instruction Manual. ¡The procedures assume that the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default settings.
Getting Started This chapter explains a few preliminary steps and basic camera operations. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.
Recharging the Battery For details on the battery, refer to the instructions for Battery Pack BP-511A. <–> mark CG-580 CB-5L Remove the cover. ¡ When you remove the battery from the camera, be sure to reattach the cover to protect against short circuit. Attach the battery.
Recharge Leve l Red lamp 0-50% Blinks once per second 50-75% Blinks twice per second Blinks three times 75-90% per second 90% or higher Lights on ¡ Do not recharge any battery pack other than Battery Pack BP-511A, BP- 514, BP-511, or BP-512. ¡...
Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged BP-511A battery pack into the camera. Battery Pack BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512 can also be used. Checking the Battery Level When the <4> switch is set to <1> or <J> (p.26), the battery level will be indicated at one of three levels.
Battery Life Temperature At 20°C / 68°F At 0°C / 32°F ¡ The ﬁgures above are based on a fully-charged BP-511A and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing criteria. ¡ The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above depending on the shooting conditions.
Using a Household Power Outlet With AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (optional), you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s <4> switch is set to <1>...
Mounting and Detaching a Lens Mounting a Lens EF-S Lens mount index EF lens mount index Detaching the Lens When attaching or detaching the lens, take care to prevent dust from entering the camera through the lens mount. Remove the caps. ¡...
¡ Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Insert the CF card. ¡ Using Canon CF cards is recommended. ¡ If the CF card is inserted in the wrong way, it may damage the camera. As shown by the arrow,...
Removing the CF Card Access lamp ¡ A blinking access lamp indicates that data is being read, written, or erased on the CF card or that data is being transferred. Never do the following while the access lamp is lit or blinking. Such actions may destroy the image data.
Basic Operation Power Switch The camera can operate only after the <4> switch is turned on. ¡ To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after 1 minute of non-operation. To turn on the camera again, just press the shutter button. ¡...
¡ If you press the shutter button halfway and (0) elapse, you must press it halfway again and wait a moment before pressing it completely to take a picture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway ﬁrst or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.
Basic Operation Operating the <5> Dial The < > dial is mainly used for shooting-related settings and selecting LCD monitor items. When you want to use the < shooting, set the <4> switch to <J> ﬁrst. You can also operate (1) when the <4> switch is set to <1>. Operating the <9>...
Menu Operations By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the image recording quality, processing parameters, the date/time, Custom Functions, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M> button, <0> button, and <5> dial on the camera back to proceed to the next step.
Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure ¡ When a Basic Zone mode is set, there are menu items which will not be displayed. (p.31) ¡ You can also use the <6> dial to select menu items or playback images. ¡ The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you pressed the <M>...
Menu Settings <z> Shooting menu (Red) 73/83/74/84/76/86/ RAW/ Quality RAW+73/ +83/ +74/ +84/ +76/ +86 Red-eye On/Off Off / On Beep On / Off Shoot w/o card On / Off 1/3-stop increments, ±2 stops WB SHIFT/BKT 9 levels of B/A/M/G color bias / B/A and M/G bias 1 level, ±3 levels Custom WB Manual setting of white balance Color temp.
Menu Operations About the LCD Monitor ¡ When using the LCD monitor, you can use the <5> dial even while the <4> switch is <1>. ¡ The LCD monitor cannot be used as a viewﬁnder for shooting. ¡ You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to one of ﬁve levels. (p.102) Restoring the Camera’s Default SettingsN Shooting Settings AF mode...
3Setting the Language The LCD monitor’s interface language can be set to one of twelve languages. English English Deutsch German Français French Nederlands Dutch Dansk Danish Suomi Finnish 3Set the power-off time/Auto power off You can set the auto power-off time for the camera to turn off automatically after a set time of idle operation.
3Setting the Date and Time Set the date and time as shown below. Each captured image is recorded with the date and time it was taken. If the date and time are not properly set, the wrong date/time will be recorded. Make sure you set the date and time correctly.
Replacing the Date/Time Battery The date/time (back-up) battery maintains the camera’s date and time. The battery’s service life is about 5 years. If the date/time is reset when the battery is replaced, replace the back-up battery with a new CR2016 lithium battery as described below.
To avoid this, follow the procedure below to clean the image sensor. Note that the image sensor is a very delicate component. If possible, you should have it cleaned by a Canon Service Center. While you clean the image sensor, the camera must be turned on.
¡ During the sensor cleaning, never do any of the following that would turn off the power. If the power is cut off, the shutter will close and it may damage the shutter curtains and image sensor. • Turn the <4> switch to <2>. •...
Dioptric Adjustment By adjusting the diopter to suit your eyesight, you can see a sharp viewﬁnder image even without eyeglasses. The camera’s adjustable dioptric range is -3 to +1 dpt. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewﬁnder image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types, optional) is recommended.
Fully Automatic This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for quick and easy shooting. In each mode <1> <2> <3> <4> <5> <6> <7>, the AF mode, drive mode, etc., are set automatically to suit the subject.
1Using Full Auto All you do is point the camera and press the shutter button. Everything is automatic so it is easy to photograph any subject. With nine AF points to focus the subject, anyone can easily take nice pictures. AF point Focus conﬁrmation light Shutter speed...
LCD panel. If this happens, turn the <4> switch to <2> and set it back to <1>. ¡ Using a non-Canon lens with an EOS camera may not result in proper camera or lens operation. ¡ When focus is achieved, the focus and exposure setting will also be locked.
Basic Zone Modes Select a shooting mode to suit the target subject, and the camera will be set to obtain the best results. Portrait Landscape Close-up This mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. ¡ Holding down the shutter button executes continuous shooting.
Sports Night Portrait Flash off In the <6> mode, use a tripod to prevent camera shake. In the <3> or <7> mode, if the shutter speed display blinks, be aware that camera shake may occur. This is for fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action.
jSelf-timer Operation Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture. You can use self- timer in any Basic Zone mode or Creative Zone mode. Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer.
This chapter explains the digital image settings for the image-recording quality, ISO speed, white balance, color space, and processing parameters. ¡ For Basic Zone modes, only the image-recording quality (except RAW and RAW+JPEG), ﬁle numbering, and camera setting check will apply in this chapter. The asterisk M on the right of the page title indicates that ¡...
Setting the Image-recording Quality The 73/83/74/84/76/86 modes record the image in the widely-used JPEG format. In the 1 mode, the captured image will require post-processing with the software provided. The 1+73/ +83/+74/+84/+76/+86 (RAW+ JPEG) modes simultaneously record the image in both RAW and JPEG formats. Note that in the Basic Zone modes, the RAW and RAW+JPEG formats cannot be selected.
The single image size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting (p.48) are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 with [ Parameter 1 ] set). The actual single image size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject, shooting mode, ISO speed, parameters, etc.
3 Setting the Image-recording Quality Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting The maximum burst during continuous shooting depends on the image- recording quality. The approx. maximum burst during continuous shooting is indicated below for each image-recording quality. Note that with high-speed CF cards, the maximum burst may be higher than shown in the table below depending on the shooting conditions.
g Setting the ISO SpeedN The ISO speed is a numeric indication of the sensitivity to light. A higher ISO speed number indicates a higher sensitivity to light. Therefore, a high ISO speed is suited for low light and moving subjects. However, the image may look more coarse with noise, etc.
To the human eye, a white object looks white regardless of the type of lighting. With a digital camera, the color temperature can be adjusted with software so that the colors in the image look more natural. The subject’s white color is used as the criteria for adjusting the other colors.
Custom White BalanceN With custom white balance, you shoot a white object that will serve as the basis for the white balance setting. By selecting this image, you import its white balance data for the white balance setting. Partial metering Press the <E>...
3 Custom White BalanceN ¡ If the exposure obtained in step 3 is underexposed or overexposed, a correct white balance might not be obtained. ¡ If an image was captured while the processing parameter was set to [B/ W] (p.59), it cannot be selected in step 5. Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.
White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a color temperature conversion or color compensating ﬁlter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Users familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating ﬁlters will ﬁnd this feature handy.
White Balance Auto BracketingN With just one shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the white balance mode’s standard color temperature, the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. This is called white balance bracketing.
Canceling White Balance Auto Bracketing ¡ White balance bracketing will not work if the image-recording quality is set to RAW or RAW+JPEG. ¡ With white balance bracketing, the maximum burst will be 6 shots. ¡ When white balance bracketing is set, the white balance icon will blink on the LCD panel and the remaining shots will decrease to about 1/3.
“_MG_” (ﬁrst character is an underscore). ¡ The ICC proﬁle is not appended. The ICC proﬁle is described in the “EOS 20D Software Instruction Manual.” Select [Color space]. ¡ Turn the <5> dial to select [z Color space], then press <0>.
Selecting the Processing Parameters N The image you capture can be processed to look more vivid and sharp or more subdued. The processing parameters can be set according to the preset Parameter 1 or Parameter 2 or to Set 1, 2, or 3 that you can set yourself.
Setting the Processing ParametersN The image you capture can be processed automatically by the camera in accordance with the parameter settings you set (ﬁve settings each for [Contrast], [Sharpness], [Saturation], and [Color tone]). You can register and save up to three sets of processing parameters. Select [Parameters].
Black-and-White Shooting When you capture images with the processing parameter set to Monochrome, the camera will process and record the images as black- and-white images onto the CF card. ¡ To obtain natural-looking, black-and-white images, set a suitable white balance. ¡...
3 Setting the Processing ParametersN Filter effects The same effect as using ﬁlters with black-and-white ﬁlm can be obtained with digital images. A color can be brightened by using a ﬁlter having a similar or same color. At the same time, the complementary colors will be darkened.
File Numbering Methods The ﬁle number is like the frame number on ﬁlm. There are two ﬁle numbering methods: [Continuous] and [Auto reset]. The images you take are automatically assigned a ﬁle number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in a folder (created automatically) that can hold up to 100 images.
B Checking Camera Settings When the camera is ready to shoot, press the <B> button to view the current camera settings on the LCD monitor. Camera Setting Display Auto power off (p.33) CF card remaining capacity Flash exposure compensation (p.96) For details on the image info during playback, see “Shooting Information Display”...
Setting the AF, Metering, and Drive Modes Drive modes AF mode Metering mode The asterisk M on the right of the page title indicates that ¡ the respective feature is available only in Creative Zone modes (d, s, f, a, 8 ¡...
f Selecting the AF ModeN The AF mode is the autofocusing operation method. Three AF modes are provided. One-Shot AF is suited for still subjects, while AI Servo AF is for moving subjects. And AI Focus AF switches from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving.
One-Shot AF for Still Subjects AF point Focus conﬁrmation light If focus cannot be achieved, the focus conﬁrmation light < o > in the viewﬁnder will blink. If this occurs, a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed fully. Recompose the picture and try and focus again.
f Selecting the AF ModeN * About Predictive AF If the subject approaches or retreats from the camera at a constant rate, the camera tracks the subject and predicts the focusing distance immediately before the picture is taken. This is for obtaining correct focus at the moment of exposure.
SSelecting the AF PointN The AF point is used for focusing. The AF point can be selected automatically by the camera or manually by you. Automatic AF point selection is set in the Basic Zone modes and 8 >. In the <d> <s> <f> <a> modes, you can switch <8 between automatic and manual AF point selection.
<I> button, the AF-assist beam will be emitted if necessary. Lens’ Maximum Aperture and AF Sensitivity The EOS 20D will execute high-precision AF with lenses whose maximum aperture is f/2.8 or larger. With lenses whose maximum aperture is f/2.8 or larger With the center AF point, high-precision, cross-type AF sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines is possible.
Focusing an Off-Center Subject After achieving focus, you can lock the focus on a subject and recompose the shot. This is called “focus lock.” Focus lock works only in the One-Shot AF mode. If the AF mode is AI Servo AF (or AI Focus AF set to Servo mode), focus lock will not work.
When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus conﬁrmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difﬁcult to focus (a) Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc. (b) Subjects in low light. (c) Extremely backlit and reﬂective subjects Example: Car with a reﬂective body, etc.
qSelecting the Metering ModeN The camera has three metering modes: Evaluative, partial, and centerweighted average metering. In the Basic Zone modes, evaluative metering will be set automatically. q Evaluative Metering This is the camera’s standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions.
iSelecting the Drive Mode Single and continuous drive modes are provided. In the Basic Zone modes, the optimum drive mode is set automatically. ¡ During continuous shooting, the captured images are ﬁrst stored in the camera’s internal memory and then successively transferred to the CF card. When the internal memory becomes full during continuous shooting, “buSY”...
Advanced Operations The asterisk M on the right of the page title indicates that ¡ the respective feature is available only in Creative Zone modes (d, s, f, a, 8). ¡ After you press the shutter button halfway and let go, the timer operation will keep the LCD panel and viewﬁnder information displayed for about 4 sec.
d Program AE AF point Shutter speed Aperture Like <1> (Full Auto) mode, this is a general-purpose shooting mode. The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value 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>.
¡ If “30"” and the maximum aperture blink, it indicates underexposure. Increase the ISO speed or use ﬂash. ¡ If “8000” and the minimum aperture blink, it indicates overexposure. Decrease the ISO speed or use an ND ﬁlter (optional) to reduce the amount of light entering the lens.
s Shutter-Priority AE In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject. This is called Shutter-Priority AE. A fast shutter speed can freeze the motion of a fast-moving subject and a slow shutter speed can blur the subject to give the impression of motion.
¡ If the maximum aperture blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a slower shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking. ¡ If the minimum aperture blinks, it indicates overexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a faster shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking or lower the ISO speed.
f Aperture-Priority AE In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. The smaller the aperture (larger f/number), the wider the depth of ﬁeld (range of acceptable focus). The larger the aperture (smaller f/number), the narrower the depth of ﬁeld.
¡ If the “30"” shutter speed blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a larger aperture (smaller f/number) until the blinking stops or set a higher ISO speed. ¡ If the “8000” shutter speed blinks, it indicates overexposure.
a Manual Exposure Standard exposure index Exposure level mark In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired. To determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewﬁnder or use a handheld exposure meter. This method is called manual exposure.
If the exposure level mark <s> blinks at the <G> or <F> level, it indicates that the exposure level exceeds the standard exposure by ±2 stops. Set the exposure. ¡ Check the exposure level and set the desired shutter speed and aperture value.
8 Automatic Depth-of-Field AE This mode is for obtaining a wide depth of ﬁeld automatically between a near subject and far subject. It is effective for group photos and landscapes. The camera uses the nine AF points to detect the nearest and farthest subjects to be in focus.
Setting Exposure CompensationN Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure setting set by the camera. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). You can set the exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Increased exposure Decreased exposure ¡...
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera brackets the exposure up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. This is called Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB). Standard exposure AEB amount Standard exposure Decreased exposure Increased exposure Decreased exposure...
Canceling AEB Neither ﬂash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. ¡ If the drive mode is set to continuous (i), the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously and then the shooting will stop automatically. If the drive mode is set to single image (u), you must press the shutter button three times.
AAE LockN AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure setting. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects.
Bulb Exposures When bulb is set, the shutter stays open while you hold down the shutter button fully, and closes when you let go of the shutter button. This is called bulb exposure. Use bulb exposures for night scenes, ﬁreworks, the heavens, and other subjects requiring long exposures.
Mirror LockupN Mirror lockup is enabled with C.Fn-12 [Mirror lockup] set to [1: Enable] (p.144). The mirror can be swung up separately from when the exposure is made. This prevents mirror vibrations which may blur the image during close-ups or when a super telephoto lens is used. Set Custom Functions with [c Custom Functions (C.Fn)].
ULCD Panel Illumination Pressing any shooting-related button or turning the Mode Dial while the LCD panel is illuminated prolongs the illumination. Using the Eyepiece Cover During self-timer or remote switch (optional) operation when your eye does not cover the viewﬁnder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured.
You can also silence the beeper You can silence the beeper so it does not sound in any shooting mode. CF Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no CF card in the camera. This can be set in all shooting modes. If [Off] has been set and you press the shutter button while there is no CF card in the camera, “no CF”...
Flash Photography The built-in ﬂash or an EOS- dedicated, EX-series Speedlite enables E-TTL II autoﬂash (evaluative ﬂash metering with preﬂash), making ﬂash photography as easy as normal shooting. The result is natural- looking ﬂash photos. In the Basic Zone modes (except <3> <5> <7>), ﬂash photography is fully automatic.
Using the Built-in Flash E-TTL II autoﬂash obtains high-precision and consistent ﬂash shots. Using the Built-in Flash in the Basic Zone If necessary, the built-in ﬂash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in <3> <5> <7> modes). Using the Built-in Flash in the Creative Zone Regardless of the light level, you can press the <D>...
Using the Built-in Flash Using Red-eye Reduction When ﬂash is used in a low-light environment, the subject’s eyes may look red in the image. “Red eye” happens when the light from the ﬂash reﬂects off the retina of the eyes. The camera’s red-eye reduction feature turns on the red-eye reduction lamp to shine a gentle light into the subject’s eyes to narrow the pupil diameter or iris.
AFE lockN FE (ﬂash exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct ﬂash exposure reading for any part of a subject. Partial metering If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the ﬂash, the <D> icon will blink. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. Check that the <D>...
Using the Built-in Flash yFlash exposure compensationN In the same way as normal exposure compensation, you can set exposure compensation for ﬂash. You can set ﬂash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Increased exposure Decreased exposure ¡ The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after the <4>...
Using EOS-Dedicated, External Speedlites With EX-series Speedlites An EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlite makes ﬂash photography as easy as normal shooting. You can easily do the ﬂash operations below. For detailed procedures, see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ E-TTL II Autoﬂash E-TTL II is a new autoﬂash exposure system incorporating improved ﬂash exposure control and lens focusing distance information, making it more precise than the previous E-TTL (evaluative ﬂash metering with preﬂash)
Speedlite’s AF-assist beam (if the Speedlite has an AF-assist beam) will be emitted automatically (except in <3> <5> <7> modes). ¡ The EOS 20D is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX- series Speedlites. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The EOS 20D can synchronize with compact, non-Canon ﬂash units at...
Image Playback This chapter explains image playback operations such as how to view and erase captured images and how to connect the camera to a TV monitor. For images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a personal computer or whose ﬁle name was changed.
Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is to be displayed on the LCD monitor right after it is captured. To keep the image displayed, set [Hold]. To not have the image displayed, set [Off]. ¡...
Auto Image Rotation Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. ¡ Auto rotate will work only if [Auto rotate] has been set to [On]. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was [Off].
Setting the LCD Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to one of ﬁve levels. To check the image’s exposure, look at the histogram (p.104). Select [LCD Brightness]. ¡ Turn the <5> dial to select [c LCD Brightness], then press <0>.
Image Playback You can select any captured image to view. You can view a single image, the shooting information, an index display, or a magniﬁed view. xSingle image display Single image display (with basic info) ¡ Even in display formats other than single image (index display, magniﬁed view, etc.), you can press the <B>...
Image Playback Shooting Information Display Image Flash exposure compensation amount Shooting time Shooting date Shutter speed Images recorded/ Total images recorded Aperture Image protect Exposure compensation amount Image-recording quality Histogram A histogram is a graph indicating the image’s brightness. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right), while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level.
H Index Display Nine thumbnail images are displayed on one screen. Switching from the index display to another display mode ¡ To display a single image, press the <x> button. ¡ Pressing the <u> button switches to the single image display and pressing it again switches to magniﬁed view.
Image Playback u/yMagnified View You can magnify the image by 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magniﬁed area While in the magniﬁed view, you can maintain the same magniﬁed area and magniﬁcation when you turn the <6> dial to view another image. Display the image.
CJump Display During the single image, image with shooting information, index, or magniﬁed image display, you can jump forward or back to images stored on the CF card. Jump bar Jumping during Single image, image with shooting information, magniﬁed image view: Turn the dial counterclockwise to jump ten images backward, or turn it clockwise to jump ten images forward.
Image Playback 3Automated Playback of Images (Auto playback) You can playback the CF card’s images in an automatic slide show. Each image will be displayed for about 3 sec. ¡ During auto play, auto power off will not work. ¡ The display time may vary depending on the image.
3Rotating an Image You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise. Images will then be displayed in the correct orientation during playback. ¡ If you have set [c Auto rotate] to [On] (p.101) before taking the vertical shots, you need not rotate the image as described above. ¡...
Viewing the Images on a TV By connecting the camera to a TV set with the video cable (provided), you can view the captured images on a TV set. Always turn off the camera and the television before connecting or disconnecting them. Video IN ¡...
Protecting Images This prevents the image from being erased accidentally. Image protect icon ¡ Once an image is protected, it cannot be erased by the camera’s Erase function. To erase a protected image, you must ﬁrst cancel the protection. ¡ If you erase all the images (p.113), only the protected images will remain.
LErasing Images You can erase images individually or erase all the images at one time in the CF card. Only 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.
Erasing All Images While data is being written to the CF card (access lamp blinking) after continuous shooting, press the <x> button and then press the <L> button to erase the displayed image or all images. If you select [All] and press the <0>...
¡ A non-Canon CF card or a CF card formatted with another camera or personal computer might not work with the camera. If this happens, format the card with the camera ﬁrst. Then it might work with the camera.
CF card. This chapter explains how to print your digital camera photos with a printer capable of direct printing via “<w> PictBridge” or Canon’s own “<A> CP Direct” or “<S> Bubble Jet Direct” standard. Canon CP printer...
Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely through your camera’s LCD monitor. Setting the Camera On the menu, set [c Communication] to [PTP]. When connecting the camera to the personal computer, set [Communication] to [Normal]. Transmissions between the camera and personal computer will not work with the [PTP] setting.
Printers and Cables Printer Compatibility PictBridge only PictBridge and CP Direct PictBridge and Bubble Jet Direct CP Direct only Bubble Jet Direct only Connect the camera to the printer. ¡ Refer to the table (Printers and Cables) below to select the proper cable to connect the camera to printer.
Preparing to Print PictBridge CP Direct Bubble Jet Direct ¡ If you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged. During direct printing, keep checking the battery level. ¡ If there is a long beeping sound in step 5, it indicates a problem with the PictBridge printer.
wPrinting with PictBridge The setting options will differ depending on the printer. Some settings might be disabled. For details, refer to your printer’s instruction manual. Printer connected icon Print setting screen The Paper Size, Type, and Layout you have set will be displayed. * Depending on your printer, certain settings like the date imprinting and trimming might not be available.
PictBridge TSetting the Paper Size YSetting the Paper Type About the Paper Types If you are using a Canon printer with Canon paper, set the respective paper type as follows: Photo Photo Paper Plus Glossy Fast Photo Photo Paper Pro...
Option to print 8, 2, 4, 9, 16, or 20 copies of same image on one **-up sheet. Default With a Canon printer, the print will be borderless. Date imprinting Set the other options. ¡ If desired, also set the <H> date imprinting, <E>...
wPrinting with PictBridge ¡ Depending on the image’s ﬁle size and recording quality, it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. ¡ The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. See the printer’s instruction manual to ﬁnd out what the [Default] settings are.
APrinting with CP Direct Printer connected icon Print setting screen Trimming frame: Appears when you want to trim the image. The printing style settings are displayed. < Select the image to be printed. ¡ Check that the <A> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.
APrinting with CP Direct Image Set the options as desired. ¡ Set the [Image], [Borders], and [Date] as desired. Borders ¡ Turn the <5> dial to select the menu item, then press <0>. ¡ Turn the <5> dial to select the desired setting, then press <0>.
¡ The date may look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or border. ¡ If [Multiple] is selected, [Borders] and [Date] cannot be selected. [Borderless] and [Date] will be set to [Off]. The image will also be cut off along all four edges.
SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct Printer connected icon Print setting screen Trimming frame: Appears when you want to trim the image. The printing style settings are displayed. < Select the image to be printed. ¡ Check that the <S> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.
Set the options as desired. Paper ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ Set the number of copies. ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ Set the trimming. ¡ ¡ SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct Borders Turn the <5> dial to select the menu item, then press <0>. Turn the <5>...
SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct If [Bordered] is set, the date might be imprinted on the border, depending on the printer. ¡ If [Date] is [On], the date recorded for the image will appear on the print. The date will appear on the lower right of the image. ¡...
Setting the Trimming You can trim the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Do the trimming right before printing. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings, you may have to set the trimming again. Select [Trimming].
Setting the Trimming Image area to be printed ¡ Depending on the printer, the trimmed image area might not be printed as you speciﬁed. ¡ The smaller you make the trimming frame, the grainier the picture will look. If the picture will be too grainy, the trimming frame will turn red. ¡...
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard for recording print ordering instructions to the CF card. It is for images taken with a digital camera, and you can specify which photos and the quantity to print. With a DPOF-compatible digital camera, you can do the following: ¡...
Print Ordering Print settings Set the print type, date imprinting, and ﬁle No. imprinting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot be set individually for each image.) Standard Index Print Type Both Date File No. Prints one image on one sheet.
Print Type ¡ RAW images cannot be selected for printing. ¡ Even if [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On], the date or ﬁle No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer type. ¡ With [Index] prints, both the [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time.
3 Print Ordering Selecting Individual Images for Printing Select [Order]. ¡ Turn the <5> dial to select [Order], then press <0>. The order screen will appear. Select the image to be printed. ¡ Turn the <5> dial to select the image to be printed.
For [Index] ¡ If you want to include the image in the index print, checkmark <X> the box. Otherwise, leave the box unchecked. ¡ Press <0> to checkmark the box <X>, or press <0> again to remove the checkmark. ¡ If there are other images you want to select, repeat steps 2 and 3.
3 Print Ordering Selecting All images The print order can also be set or canceled for all the images in the CF card. For standard-type prints, a quantity of one will be ordered for all the images. Note that after following the “Selecting Individual Images” procedure, if you do the “Selecting All Images”...
Direct Printing with DPOF With a printer compatible with direct printing, you can easily print images speciﬁed with DPOF. PictBridge Prepare to print. ¡ See “Setting the Camera” (steps 1 and 2) and “Connect the camera to the printer” (steps 1 to 5) on pages 116 to 117.
3 Direct Printing with DPOF ¡ When printing with a PictBridge or Bubble Jet Direct printer, be sure to set the paper size. ¡ With PictBridge, the ﬁle No. cannot be imprinted. ¡ If [Bordered] is set, the date might be imprinted on the border, depending on the printer.
Customizing the Camera Custom Functions enable you to customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. ¡ Custom Functions work in Creative Zone modes.
Setting a Custom FunctionN Custom Function No. Description Resetting All Custom FunctionsN Select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)]. ¡ Turn the <5> dial to select [c Custom Functions (C.Fn)], then press <0>. The Custom Function screen will appear. Select Custom Function No. ¡...
Custom Function Settings N C.Fn-01 SET function when shooting You can change the function assigned to <0>. With C.Fn-01-1/2, you can press <0>, then look at the LCD panel and set <5> directly. 0: Default (no function) 1: Change quality Enables you to select the recording quality directly.
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-04 Shutter button/AE lock button 0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the < A > button to autofocus and press the shutter button halfway to attain AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A>...
C.Fn-07 Flash ﬁring You can enable the built-in ﬂash, external Speedlite, and non-Canon ﬂash connected to the PC terminal to ﬁre. 0: Fires 1: Does not ﬁre The ﬂash will not ﬁre. C.Fn-08 ISO expansion 0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 3200) will be selectable.
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-10 Superimposed display 0: On 1: Off The AF point in the viewﬁnder will not ﬂash in red. Recommended when it is bothersome to see it light up. The AF point will still light when you select it. C.Fn-11 Menu button display position When you press the <M>...
C.Fn-14 E-TTL II 0: Evaluative Fully automatic ﬂash photography for all conditions, from low light to daylight ﬁll-ﬂash. 1: Average The ﬂash is averaged for the entire area covered by the ﬂash. Since automatic ﬂash exposure compensation will not be executed, you may have to set it yourself depending on the scene.
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-17 Lens AF stop button function 0: AF stop 1: AF start AF operates only while the AF stop button is pressed. While the button is pressed, AF operation with the camera is disabled. 2: AE lock while metering When the button is pressed while metering is still active, AE lock is applied.
Function Availability Table Mode Dial JPEG RAW + JPEG Auto Manual Auto WB Preset WB, Custom WB, Color temperature setting, WB correction, WB bracketing Parameters One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto point Manual selection Evaluative Partial Centerweighted average Program shift Exposure compensation AE lock Depth-of-field preview...
AF Modes and Drive Modes Drive modes One-Shot AF An image cannot be taken unless focus is achieved. When focus is achieved, it is locked. With evaluative uSingle metering, the exposure shooting setting is also locked. (The exposure setting is stored in memory before the shot is taken.) The above conditions...
Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem, ﬁrst refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Power Source The battery cannot be recharged. ¡ You are using the wrong battery. Do not recharge any battery pack other than Battery Pack BP- 511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512. ¡...
The camera turns off by itself. ¡ Auto power off is in effect. Press the shutter button halfway. If you do not want auto power off to take effect, set [c Auto power off] on the menu to [Off]. Only the < >...
If it is [Err CF], see page 114. If it is [Err 02], see page 153. ¡ You are using a non-Canon CF card. Using Canon CF cards is recommended. (p.155) Image Review & Operation The image cannot be erased.
Turn the <4> switch to <1>. Err 99 An error other than the above has occurred. Remove and re-install the battery. This error may occur if you use a non-Canon lens and the camera or lens does not operate properly. Countermeasures...
Major Accessories (Optional) Battery Pack BP-511A High-capacity, lithium-ion, secondary power pack. AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 Power source kit (AC adapter, DC coupler, power cord) for supplying power to the camera with a household power outlet. Compatible with AC 100 - 240 V. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400 Quick charger for BP-511A.
System Map Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 ST-E2 Rubber Frame Eb E-series Dioptric Bundled Adjustment Lenses Accessories Eyecup Eb Wide Strap EW-100DGR Angle Finder C Battery Charger CG-580 or CB-5L Semi-hard Case EH-17L Battery Pack BP-514 Battery Magazine Battery Grip BGM-E2 BG-E2 220EX 420EX 580EX Macro Ring Lite...
CF card CF Card reader • EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk • Digital Photo Professional Disk • Adobe Photoshop Elements Disk Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Video Cable VC-100 EF-S lenses Wireless Controller EF lenses PC card adapter PC card slot USB port (2.0/1.1) Data Verification Kit DVK-E2 (Ver.2.1)
* Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB or larger CF cards Image size: 22.5 x 15.0mm Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx.1.6 times the marked focal length.) Lens mount: Canon EF mount •...
• White Balance Type: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white ﬂuorescent light, ﬂash, custom, color temperature setting Auto white balance: Auto white balance with the image sensor Color temperature correction: White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments * Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible Color temperature...
Specifications AF-assist beam: Built-in ﬂash ﬁres intermittently Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. at periphery • Exposure Control Metering modes: 35-zone TTL full aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewﬁnder at center) •...
• External Speedlite EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoﬂash with EX-series Speedlite PC terminal: Provided Zooming to match lens focal length: Provided • Drive System Drive modes: Single, continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec.) Continuous: Max. 5 shots per sec. Max. burst: JPEG* (Large/Fine): Approx.
Specifications • Power Source Battery: One Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512. * AC power can also be supplied with the DC Coupler. * With Battery Grip BG-E2, size-AA batteries can be Battery life: At 20°C/68°F At 0°C / 32°F * The above ﬁgures apply when a fully-charged Battery Battery check: Automatic...
Dimensions (W x H x D): 91 x 67 x 32.3 mm / 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.3 in Weight: 105 g / 3.7 oz (excluding power cord) ¡ All the speciﬁcations above are based on Canon’s testing standards. ¡ The camera’s speciﬁcations and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Index AC Adapter Kit ...22, 154 Access lamp...25 Accessories ...154 Add original decision data...146 A-DEP ...82 Adobe RGB...56 AE ...74 AE lock...86, 149 AEB...84 AF mode ...64 AF point...67 AF-assist beam ...68, 142 AI Focus AF ...66 AI Servo AF...65 Aperture value ...78 Attaching the Strap ...17 Auto Play...108...
Monochrome ... 59 Multi-controller... 16, 28 Night Portrait ... 43 Noise reduction ... 141 Nomenclature... 10 Non-Canon Flash Units... 98 NTSC ... 31, 110 Number of copies . 121, 124, 127, 134 One-Shot AF ... 65 P (Program)... 74 PAL ... 31, 110...
Paper settings ...119 Partial Metering...71 PC terminal ...98 PictBridge ...119 Playback...103 Playback menu...29, 31 Portrait ...42 Possible Shots ...21, 47 Power Outlet ...22 Power Switch ...16, 26 Pressing completely...26 Pressing halfway ...26 Print Ordering ...131 Processing Parameters...57, 58 Program AE ...74 Program Shift ...75 Protect...111 Protection...111...
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