AF SLR camera enabling highly versatile and speedy shooting. The camera has an 8-megapixel, high-resolution CMOS sensor, and it is compatible with all Canon EF lenses (including the EF-S lenses). The camera features quick shooting at anytime, shooting modes for all types of photography from fully automatic shooting to manual shooting, direct printing, and more.
ArcSoft PhotoStudio Disk ¢ Software Instruction Manual ¢ Pocket Guide Quick start guide to shooting. ¢ EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT/EOS 350D DIGITAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL (this booklet) ¢ Software Guide Gives an overview of the bundled software and explains the software installation procedure.
Contents Introduction Item Check List...3 Handling Precautions ...8 Quick Start Guide ...10 Nomenclature ...12 Conventions Used in this Manual ...18 Getting Started Recharging the Battery...20 Installing and Removing the Battery ...22 Using a Household Power Outlet ...24 Mounting and Detaching a Lens...25 Installing and Removing the CF Card...26 Basic Operation ...28 Menu Operations ...31...
Mirror Lockup ... 94 Flash Photography Using the Built-in Flash ... 96 Using EOS-Dedicated, External Speedlites ... 101 Using Non-Canon Flash Units... 102 LCD Panel Illumination... 102 Image Playback Setting the Image Review Time ... 104 Auto Image Rotation... 105 Setting the LCD Brightness ...
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.
Quick Start Guide For EF-S lens For EF lens Insert the battery. (p.22) To recharge the battery, see page 20. Attach the lens. (p.25) When attaching an EF-S lens, align it with the white dot on the camera. For other lenses, align it with the red dot. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.
¡ To view images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.107). ¡ To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.116). Set the Mode Dial to <1 Auto). (p.44) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. Focus the subject. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway to autofocus.
Nomenclature For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (p.**). Mode Dial (p.16) Power switch (p.28) <6> Main Dial (p.29) Shutter button (p.28) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.98/48) Remote control sensor (p.49) Grip Mirror (p.39,94) Body cap (p.25) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.96/74) EF Lens mount index (p.25) EF-S Lens mount index (p.25)
Nomenclature LCD Panel Aperture - - - AF point selection ([ - - - - - CF card full warning (FuLL CF card error warning (Err No CF card warning Error code (Err) Cleaning image sensor (CLEA Shutter speed Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (buSY) White balance...
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 <L> Red-eye reduction Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY) The actual display will show only the applicable items.
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.44) For fully automatic shooting. Image Zone Fully automatic shooting for speciﬁc subjects. : Portrait (p.46) : Landscape (p.46) : Close-up (p.46)
Nomenclature Battery Charger CB-2LW This is a battery pack charger. (p.20) Battery pack slot index Battery pack slot Power plug Recharge lamp Battery Charger CB-2LWE This is a battery pack charger. (p.20) Battery pack slot Power cord Recharge lamp Power cord socket...
¡All operations explained in this Instruction Manual assume that the power switch is already set to <1>. ¡The Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ll 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 NB-2LH. Battery pack slot index CB-2LW CB-2LWE Remove the cover. Attach the battery. ¡ Align the battery’s front edge with the battery charger’s index line. While pressing down the battery, slide it in the direction of the arrow.
¡ Do not use the battery charger to recharge any battery other than Battery Pack NB-2LH. ¡ To prevent the battery performance from degrading, avoid recharging the battery pack for 24 consecutive hours or longer. ¡ If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period without the camera being used, a low electrical current may be discharged excessively and the battery’s service life may be affected.
Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH into the camera. Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1> (p.28), the battery level will be indicated in one of three levels: Open the battery compartment cover.
Battery Life Temperature At 20°C / 68°F At 0°C / 32°F ¡ The ﬁgures above are based on a fully-charged NB-2LH 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-DC20 (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 power switch is set to <...
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 in the...
Removing the Card Access lamp ¡ A blinking access lamp indicates that data is being transferred or read, written, or erased on the CF card. 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 power 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 <S> Cross Keys The <S> key is mainly used for shooting-related settings and selecting LCD monitor menu items. Press the <S> key independently. With the camera ready to shoot, you can press any <S> key to quickly use the key’s respective menu function.
Menu Operations With the menus, you can set various settings such as the image recording quality, processing parameters, the date/time, and Custom Functions. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M> button, <S> Cross keys, and <0> button on the camera back. <M>...
Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure ¡ The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. ¡ Menu operation will also work after the picture is taken while the image is being recorded to the CF card (access lamp blinks).
Menu Settings (1) <z> Shooting 1 menu (Red) 73/83/74/84/76/86/ RAW+7L / RAW Quality Red-eye On/Off Off / On Beep On / Off AF mode ONE SHOT / AI FOCUS / AI SERVO q: Evaluative / w: Partial / e: Center-weighted Metering mode average metering ISO speed...
Menu Operations Menu Settings (2) <c> Set-up 1 menu (Yellow) Auto power off 1min. / 2 min. / 4 min. / 8 min. / 15 min. / 30 min. / Off Auto rotate On / Off LCD brightness 5 levels Date/Time Setting the date/time File numbering...
Restoring the Camera’s Default SettingsN Shooting Settings AF mode ONE SHOT AF point selection Automatic AF point selection Metering mode q (Evaluative metering) u (Single shooting) Drive mode Exposure 0 (Zero) compensation Flash exposure 0 (Zero) compensatio n Custom Functions Current settings retained In Basic Zone modes, the camera settings cannot be reset to the default.
Setting the Language The LCD monitor’s interface language can be set to one of ﬁfteen languages. Select [Language]. ¡ Select the [b] tab. ¡ Press the <V> key to select [Language], then press <0>. The Language screen will appear. Set the desired language. ¡...
Setting the Date and Time Set the date and time as shown below. Each captured image is recorded together with the date and time it was taken. If the date and time are not properly set, the wrong date/time will be recorded with the images.
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.
3 Cleaning the CMOS sensorN ¡ 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. •...
Set 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. If you do not want the camera to turn off automatically, set this to [Off]. If the camera turns off automatically, just press the shutter button halfway to turn it on again.
Dioptric Adjustment You can adjust the sharpness of the viewﬁnder image. 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 dpt 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 < > < > < > < metering mode, ISO speed, etc., are set automatically to suit the subject.
1 Using 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 seven AF points to focus the subject, anyone can easily take nice pictures. AF point Focus conﬁrmation light Shutter speed...
LCD panel. If this happens, set the power switch to <2> and <1> again. ¡ 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 Just select a shooting mode suiting the target subject, and you can easily 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 < > 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.
j Self-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.
R Wireless Remote Control With Remote Controller RC-1 or RC-5 (optional), you can shoot remotely up to about 5 meters/16.4 ft. directly in front of the camera. Remote control sensor Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of ﬂuorescent light. During wireless remote control, try to keep the camera away from ﬂuorescent light.
Using the Eyepiece Cover During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewﬁnder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and throw off the exposure. To prevent this, use the eyepiece cover (attached to the neck strap) to cover the eyepiece. Silencing the Beeper You can disable the beeper so it does not sound in any shooting mode.
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+7L), 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. In the 1 mode, the captured image will require post-processing with the software provided. In the 1+73 (RAW+JPEG) mode, the image is recorded in both the RAW and JPEG simultaneously.
(Approx. MB) Quality 1+73 ¡ The number of possible shots and maximum burst (p.54) apply to a Canon 512MB CF card. ¡ The single image size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 with [Parameter 1] set).
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.
Z 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 grainy with noise, etc.
B Setting the White BalanceN Normally, the <Q> setting will set the optimum white balance automatically. If natural-looking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>, you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source. In the Basic Zone modes, <Q> will be set automatically. Display Mode Auto...
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. Photograph a white object. ¡...
3 Custom White BalanceN ¡ If the exposure obtained in step 1 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.65), it cannot be selected in step 3. Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.
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 hue can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the white balance mode’s 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 ¡ If the image-recording quality is set to RAW or RAW+7L, white balance bracketing cannot be used. ¡ With white balance bracketing set, the maximum burst will be 2 shots. ¡ When you set white balance bracketing, the possible number of shots displayed on the LCD panel will decrease to one-third the normal number.
Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.
Selecting the Processing Parameters N The image you capture can be processed internally by the camera 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. There is also a B/W parameter for black-and-white photos.
Setting the Processing ParametersN The image you capture can be processed automatically by the camera in accordance with the parameter settings you set (ﬁve levels 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 B/W, 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. ¡ JPEG images captured with the parameter set to [B/W] cannot be converted to color.
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. Continuous The ﬁle numbering continues in sequence even after you replace the CF card.
When folder No. 999 is created, [Folder number full] will appear on the LCD monitor. If ﬁle No. 9999 is created, “Err CF” will be displayed on the LCD panel and in the viewﬁnder. Replace the CF card with a new one. For both JPEG and RAW images, the ﬁle name will start with “IMG_”.
Setting the AF, Metering, and Drive Modes Drive mode Metering mode AF 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.
S Selecting the AF PointN The AF point is used for focusing. The AF point can be selected automatically by the camera or manually by you. In Basic Zone modes and the <8 automatically. In the <d> <s> <f> <a> modes, you can switch between automatic and manual AF point selection.
S Selecting the AF PointN • Automatic AF point selection All of the AF points < . > will light in red. ¡ • Manual AF point selection Select the desired AF point so the < . > lights in red. Selecting with the Dial ¡...
Using Focus Lock 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.
q Selecting the Metering ModeN The camera has three metering modes: Evaluative, partial, and center-weighted 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.
i Selecting 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 buffer memory and then successively transferred to the CF card.
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 that the subject is too dark. Increase the ISO speed or use ﬂash. ¡ If “4000” and the minimum aperture blink, it indicates that the subject is too bright. 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 subject’s brightness. 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 or set a higher ISO speed. ¡ 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. A larger aperture opening (lower f/number) will result in a blurred background ideal for portraits.
¡ If the “30"” shutter speed blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a larger aperture (lower f/number) until the blinking stops or set a higher ISO speed. ¡ If the “4000” shutter speed blinks, it indicates overexposure.
a Manual Exposure In this mode, you manually set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired. To determine the correct exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewﬁnder or use a handheld exposure meter. This method is called manual exposure.
Standard exposure index Exposure level mark If the exposure level mark <h> blinks at the <G> or <F> level, it indicates that the exposure level exceeds the standard exposure by ±2 stops. Focus the subject. ¡ Press the shutter button halfway. The exposure setting will be displayed on the LCD panel and in the viewﬁnder.
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 seven 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 can bracket 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...
Canceling AEB AEB cannot be used with ﬂash or bulb exposures. ¡ 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.
A AE LockN AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. By locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the same 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. Aperture Since bulb exposures will have more noise than usual, the image will look grainy.
Mirror LockupN Mirror lockup is enabled with C.Fn-7 [Mirror lockup] set to [1: Enable] (p.150). 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 [b Custom Functions (C.Fn)].
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 the <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.
A FE lockN FE (ﬂash exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct ﬂash exposure reading for any part of a subject. 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 y Flash 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. ¡ The ﬂash exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you turn the power switch to <2>.
Using EOS-Dedicated, External Speedlites With EX-series Speedlites An EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlite (optional) 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) system.
The camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX- series Speedlites. Using Non-Canon Flash Units The camera can synchronize with compact, non-Canon ﬂash units at 1/ 200 sec. or slower. Be sure to test the ﬂash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera.
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.108). Select [LCD brightness]. ¡ Select the [c] tab. ¡ Press the <V> key to select [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 distribution. 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/y Magnified 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. Playback the image.
C Jump 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. How to use Jump function Jump bar Jumping during the single image or image with shooting information display Jump by 10 images or Press the <Y>...
Image Playback 3 Automated Playback of Images (Auto Play) 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. ¡...
3 Rotating an Image You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise. The image can then be displayed in the correct orientation during playback. ¡ If you have set [c Auto rotate] to [On] (p.105) before taking the vertical shots, you need not rotate the image as described above.
Displaying the Images on 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 terminal ¡...
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.117), only the protected images will remain.
L Erasing Images You can erase images individually or erase all the images at one time in the CF card. Protected images (p.115) 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 After continuous shooting, while data is being written to the CF card (access lamp blinking), you can press the <x> button and then press the <L> button to erase the displayed image or all images. If you select [All] and press <0>, the images captured during continuous shooting (including those not yet processed) and all the images on the CF card will be erased.
¡ A non-Canon CF card or a CF card formatted with another camera or personal computer might not work properly with the camera. If this happens, format the card with the camera ﬁrst. Then it might work with the camera.
Camera You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the CF card. The camera enables direct printing with printers compatible with “<w> PictBridge”, Canon “<A> CP Direct”, and Canon “<S> Bubble Jet Direct.”...
CP Direct Page 124 - 127 Page 128 - 130 Canon’s PictBridge Web Site The Web site below gives more information about using your Canon camera with various printers such as which paper types to use. http://canon.com/pictbridge/ Canon PIXMA/DS/BJ printer...
Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely through your camera’s LCD monitor. Setting the Camera When connecting the camera to a personal computer, set [Communication] to [PC connection].Communication between the camera and personal computer will not work if [Print/PTP] is set. Connecting the Camera to the Printer ¡...
Preparing to Print 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.
PictBridge CP Direct Bubble Jet Direct ¡ If the camera is running by battery power, 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 date imprinting and trimming might not be available.
TSetting the Paper Size YSetting the Paper Type About the Paper Types If you are using a Canon PIXMA/DS/BJ printer with Canon paper, set the respective paper type as follows: Photo Photo Paper Plus Glossy Fast Photo Photo Paper Pro...
Option to print 2, 4, 8, 9, 16, or 20 copies of same image on one **-up sheet. Default With a Canon printer, the default is borderless. Date imprinting Set the other options. ¡ If desired, also set the <H> date imprinting, <E>...
¡ 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.
A Printing with CP Direct Printer-connected icon Print setting screen The printing style settings are displayed. < > is the date icon. Select the image to be printed. ¡ Check that the <A> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. ¡...
Image A Printing with CP Direct Set the options as desired. ¡ Set the [Image], [Borders], and [Date] as desired. Borders ¡ Press the <V> key to select the desired option, then press <0>. ¡ Press the <V> key to select the desired setting, then press <0>.
A Printing with CP Direct ¡ 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] will be set and [Date] will be set to [Off]. The image will also be cut off along all four edges.
S Direct Printing with Bubble Jet Direct Printer-connected icon Print setting screen The printing style settings are displayed. < > is the date icon. Select the image to be printed. ¡ Check that the <S> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. ¡...
S Direct Printing with Bubble Jet Direct Paper Set the options as desired. Borders ¡ Press the <V> key to select the desired option, then press <0>. ¡ Press the <V> key to select the desired setting, then press <0>. ¡...
If [Borders] 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 crop the image and print only the cropped 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].
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. ¡...
Easy Printing When you print directly from your camera to your printer, the printing settings will be saved in your camera. To use the same settings again, follow the steps below. ¡ With Easy Printing, only one print can be printed each time. ¡...
DPOF: Digital Print With DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), you can use the camera to specify which images in the CF card are to be printed and the quantity. This feature is very convenient when you make prints with a DPOF- compatible printer or photo lab.
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.) Print type Select [Print order]. ¡ Select the [x] tab. ¡...
Standard Index Print Type Both Date File No. ¡ 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. ¡...
3 Print Ordering Selecting Individual Images for Printing Select [Order]. ¡ Press the <U> key to select [Order], then press <0>. The Order screen will appear. Select the image to be printed. ¡ Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed.
Exit the menu. ¡ Press the <M> button. The Print Order screen will reappear. ¡ Press the <M> button again to save the print order to the CF card. The menu will then reappear. 3 Print Ordering...
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 page 121, 122. See “Setting the Camera” and “Connecting the Camera to the Printer” (steps 1 to 5). Select [Print order].
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 only in Creative Zone modes.
Setting a Custom FunctionN Custom Function No. Description Select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)]. ¡ Select the [b] tab. ¡ Press the <V> key to select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)], then press <0>. The Custom Function screen will appear. Select the Custom Function No. ¡...
Resetting All Custom FunctionsN 3 Setting a Custom FunctionN Select [Clear settings]. ¡ Select the [b] tab. ¡ Press the <V> key to select [Clear settings], then press <0>. Select [Clear all Custom Functions]. ¡ Press the <V> key to select [Clear all Custom Functions], then press <0>.
Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-1 SET button/Cross keys funct. You can change the function assigned to the <0> button and <S> keys for shooting. 0: Normal 1: SET:Quality When you press <0>, the [z Quality] menu appears so you can quickly change the setting. 2: SET:Parameter When you press <0>, the [m Parameters] menu appears so you can quickly change the setting.
C.Fn-4 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 <...
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-7 Mirror lockup 0: Disable 1: Enable Effective for close-up and telephotos shots to prevent camera shake caused by the mirror’s reﬂex action. For more on mirror lockup, see page 94. C.Fn-8 E-TTL II 0: Evaluative Fully automatic ﬂash photography under all conditions, from low light to daylight ﬁll-ﬂash.
Function Availability Table Mode Dial JPEG RAW + Auto Manual Auto WB Preset WB, Custom WB, WB correction, WB bracketing Parameters One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto point Manual selection Evaluative Partial Center-weighted average Program shift Exposure compensation AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous...
AF Modes and Drive Modes Drive mode One-Shot AF The picture cannot be taken until 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 apply...
Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem, ﬁrst refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem, contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. Power Source The battery cannot be recharged. ¡ You are using the wrong battery.
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 118. If it is [Err 02], see page 157. ¡ You are using a non-Canon CF card. Using Canon CF cards is recommended. (p.159) Image Review & Operation The image cannot be erased.
If the same error occurs often, something is probably wrong with the camera. Jot down the “xx” error code and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. If an error code appears after you take the picture, the camera might have missed the shot.
Major Accessories (Optional) Battery Pack NB-2LH Compact, high-capacity, lithium-ion, secondary power pack. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 Power source kit (AC adapter, DC coupler, power cord) for supplying power to the camera from a household power outlet. Compatible with 100 - 240 V AC. Battery Grip BG-E3 This accommodates two NB-2LH packs or six size-AA batteries.
System Map Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 ST-E2 Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Bundled Accessories Eyecup Ef Wide Strap Angle Finder C EW-100DBll Semi-hard Case Battery Pack EH18-L NB-2LH Battery Grip BG-E3 Battery Charger CB-2LW or CB-2LWE Battery Magazine Battery Magazine BGM-E3L for two BGM-E3A for NB-2LH battery packs...
CF card CF Card reader • EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk • ArcSoft PhotoStudio Disk • Software Instruction Manual (PDF) Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Video Cable VC-100 EF-S lenses Remote Controller EF lenses RC-1 Personal computer PC card adapter Windows XP (Home Edition / Professional) PC card slot Windows 2000 Professional Windows ME...
CF card (Type I or II) *Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB and larger CF cards Image size: 22.2 x 14.8mm 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 light, white ﬂuorescent light, ﬂash, custom Auto white balance: Auto white balance with the imaging 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 information transmission: Provided...
Specifications AF-assist beam: Small series of ﬂashes ﬁred by built-in ﬂash 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) •...
Max. 3 shots per sec. Max. burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 14 shots RAW: Approx. 5 shots, RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4 shots * With a Canon 512MB CF card. * Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, • LCD Monitor Type: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor Monitor size: 1.8 in.
Specifications • DPOF: Digital Print Order Format DPOF: Version 1.1 compatible • Customization Custom Functions: 9 Custom Functions with 24 settings • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack NB-2LH, quantity 1 * AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 enables a household AC * Battery Grip BG-E3 enables size-AA batteries to supply Battery life: At 20°C / 68°F At 0°C / 32°F...
Dimensions (W x H x D): 91 x 56 x 22.5 mm / 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in Weight: Approx. 61 g / 2.2 oz (without 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.
Do not make any changes or modiﬁcations to the equipment unless otherwise speciﬁed in the manual. If such changes or modiﬁcations should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600...
Index AC Adapter Kit ...24, 158 Access lamp...27 Accessories ...158 A-DEP ...88 Adobe RGB...62 AE ...80 AE lock...92, 153 AEB...90 AF assist beam ...74 AF mode ...70 AF point...73 AI Focus AF ...72 AI Servo AF...71 Aperture ...84 Attaching the Strap ...19 Auto play ...112 Auto playback...112 Auto power off ...28, 41...
P (Program) ...80 PAL...34, 114 Paper settings ...124 Partial metering...77 PC connection...121 PictBridge ...124 Playback...107 Playback menu...31, 33 Portrait ...46 Possible shots ...53 Power outlet ...24 Power Switch ...28 Pressing completely...28 Pressing halfway ...28 Print Order ...137 Print/PTP ...121 Processing parameters ...63, 64 Program AE ...80 Program shift...81 Protect...115...
CANON INC. 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan U.S.A. CANON U.S.A. INC. For all inquiries concerning this camera, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-OK-CANON or write to: Customer Relations, Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, N.Y. 11042-1198 CANADA CANON CANADA INC.