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    INSTRUCTION MANUAL...

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    The EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi/EOS 450D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera with a 12.20-megapixel image sensor. The camera provides many features such as Picture Styles to expand your photographic expression, fast and high-precision 9-point autofocus for moving subjects, and diverse shooting modes for beginners as well as advanced users.

  • Page 3: Item Check List

    Item Check List Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer. Camera (with eyecup and body cap) Wide Strap EW-100DB III EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk * Battery Charger LC-E5 or LC-E5E is provided. (The LC-E5E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased the Lens Kit, check that the lens is included.

  • Page 4: Conventions Used In This Manual

    Conventions Used in this Manual Icons in this Manual <6> : Indicates the Main Dial. <V> <U> : Indicate the <S> cross keys. <0> : Indicates the setting button. 0, 9, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., or 16 sec.

  • Page 5: Chapters

    Chapters For first-time users, chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures. Introduction Camera basics. Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback Fully automatic shooting for different subjects. Advanced Shooting Techniques Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects. More Advanced Techniques Advanced shooting techniques.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Item Check List... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ... 4 Chapters ... 5 Contents at a Glance... 10 Handling Precautions ... 12 Quick Start Guide ... 14 Nomenclature ... 16 Getting Started Recharging the Battery... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery... 26 Turning on the Power ...

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    Advanced Shooting Techniques Program AE...56 Changing the ISO Speed ...57 Using the Built-in Flash ...58 Changing the AF Mode ...60 Selecting the AF Point...61 Continuous Shooting...63 Setting the Image-recording Quality...64 Selecting a Picture Style ...67 More Advanced Techniques Action Shots ...70 Changing the Depth of Field ...72 Manual Exposure ...75 Automatic Depth-of-Field AE...76...

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    Contents Handy Features Handy Features ... 108 Silencing the Beeper ... 108 Card Reminder ... 108 Setting the Image Review Time ... 108 Setting the Auto Power-off Time... 109 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness ... 109 File Numbering Methods ...110 Auto Image Rotation...112 Checking Camera Function Settings...113 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings...114...

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    Customizing the Camera Setting Custom Functions ...152 Custom Function Settings ...154 Registering My Menu ...160 Reference When Autofocus Fails ...162 Using a Household Power Outlet ...163 Remote Control Shooting...164 External Speedlites ...166 Menu Settings ...168 Function Availability Table ...170 Troubleshooting Guide...172 Error Codes...175 System Map ...176 Specifications ...178...

  • Page 10: Contents At A Glance

    Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously Take a picture of myself in a group Freeze the action Take a blurred action shot Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot under low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor...

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    Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness Printing Print pictures easily p.61...

  • Page 12: Handling Precautions

    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.

  • Page 13: Lcd Monitor

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

  • Page 14: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide For EF-S lens Insert the battery. To recharge the battery, see page 24. Attach the lens. For EF lens When attaching an EF-S lens, align it with the white index on the camera. For other lenses, align it with the red index.

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    The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.130). Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p.44) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.

  • Page 16: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature The names in bold indicate the parts explained up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section. Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed set button (p.57) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.59/53) Remote control sensor...

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    Eyecup (p.165) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.115) <B> Shooting settings display/ Trimming orientation button (p.42,113/141) <M> Menu button (p.38) <l/B> Print/Share button/ White balance selection button (p.139,148/90) LCD monitor (p.38,109) Tripod socket <x> Playback button <0> Setting button (p.38) <S> Cross keys (p.38) <Wq>...

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    Nomenclature Shooting Settings Display Shutter speed Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.78) AEB range (p.80) Flash exposure compensation (p.79) Shooting mode Drive mode (p.53,63) Single shooting Continuous shooting 10-sec. self-timer/ Remote control l 2-sec. self-timer Continuous shots after self-timer Battery check (p.28) zxcn...

  • Page 19: Viewfinder Information

    Viewfinder Information Spot metering circle Focusing screen <A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress <D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY) The display will show only the settings currently applicable.

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    Nomenclature Mode Dial The Mode Dial has the Basic Zone modes and Creative Zone modes. Creative Zone These modes give you more control over the result. : Program AE (p.56) : Shutter-priority AE (p.70) : Aperture-priority AE (p.72) : Manual exposure (p.75) 8 : Automatic depth-of-field AE (p.76) Basic Zone...

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    Battery Charger LC-E5 This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. DANGER-TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter of the proper configuration for the power outlet.

  • Page 22: Attaching The Strap

    Nomenclature Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

  • Page 23: Getting Started

    Getting Started This chapter explains preliminary steps and basic camera operations.

  • Page 24: Recharging The Battery

    Recharging the Battery LC-E5 LC-E5E Remove the protective cover. Attach the battery. As shown in the illustration, attach the battery securely. To detach the battery, follow the above procedure in reverse. Recharge the battery. For LC-E5 As shown by the arrow, flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet.

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    Purchase a new battery. Do not charge any battery other than Battery Pack LP-E5. Battery Pack LP-E5 is dedicated to Canon products only. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.

  • Page 26: Installing And Removing The Battery

    Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E5 into the camera. Removing the Battery Do not further push open the battery compartment cover when it is already open. Doing so may damage its hinge. Open the battery compartment cover.

  • Page 27: Turning On The Power

    Turning on the Power When you turn on the power switch and the date/time setting screen appears, see page 29 to set the date/time. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.

  • Page 28: Checking The Battery Level

    Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>, the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: Battery Life Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F The figures above are based on a fully-charged LP-E5, no Live View shooting, and CIPA (Camera &...

  • Page 29: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset, the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this Date/Time setting.

  • Page 30: Selecting The Interface Language

    Selecting the Interface Language Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Under the [6] tab, select [Language]. Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to select [Language] (the third item from the top), then press <0>.

  • Page 31: Installing And Removing The Card

    Installing and Removing the Card The captured image is recorded onto the card (sold separately). Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Installing the Card Shots remaining The shots remaining depends on the remaining capacity of the card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc.

  • Page 32: Removing The Card

    Installing and Removing the Card Removing the Card Access lamp When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card, being erased, or data is being transferred. While the access lamp is lit or blinking, never do any of the following.

  • Page 33: Mounting And Detaching A Lens

    Mounting and Detaching a Lens Mounting a Lens EF-S lens mount index EF lens mount index Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Doing so may cause loss of vision. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing, do not touch the rotating part.

  • Page 34: Detaching The Lens

    Mounting and Detaching a Lens About Zooming Detaching the Lens Minimizing Dust When changing lenses, do it in a place with minimal dust. When storing the camera without a lens attached, be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.

  • Page 35: About The Lens Image Stabilizer

    About the Lens Image Stabilizer The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens as an example. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer is not effective for moving subjects. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.

  • Page 36: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types, sold separately) is recommended. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera shake.

  • Page 37: Shutter Button

    Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. Preventing Camera Shake Camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Camera shake can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake, note the following: Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page.

  • Page 38: Menu Operations And Settings

    Menu Operations and Settings By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the image- recording quality, date/time, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M> button, <S> cross keys, and < <M> button LCD monitor Basic Zone Mode Menu Screen * The [2/7/9] tabs are not displayed in the Full Auto and Basic Zone modes.

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    Menu Setting Procedure The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. A list of menu functions is on page 168. Menu Operations and Settings Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

  • Page 40: Formatting The Card

    Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or personal computer, format the card with the camera. Formatting the card will erase everything in the card. Even protected images will be erased, so make sure there is nothing you need to keep.

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    About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card, the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. Even in this case, normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.

  • Page 42: Switching The Lcd Monitor Screen

    Switching the LCD Monitor Screen The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen, menu screen, image, etc. Shooting Settings While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below, you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown on the left) by pressing the shutter button halfway.

  • Page 43: Basic Shooting And Image Playback

    Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. With the Basic Zone modes, all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically.

  • Page 44: Fully Automatic Shooting

    1 Fully Automatic Shooting AF point Focus confirmation light Set the Mode Dial to <1>. Aim any AF point over the subject. All the AF points will operate, and focus will generally be achieved at the AF point covering the closest object.

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    1 Fully Automatic Shooting The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast between light and dark, then press the shutter button halfway. (p.162) If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously.

  • Page 46: Full Auto Techniques

    1 Full Auto Techniques Recomposing the Shot Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

  • Page 47: Shooting Portraits

    2 Shooting Portraits The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode. Shooting Tips The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better.

  • Page 48: Shooting Landscapes

    3 Shooting Landscapes Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharp than with <1> (Full Auto). Shooting Tips With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end.

  • Page 49: Shooting Close-ups

    4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close, use the <4> (Close-up) mode. To make small things appear much larger, use a macro lens (sold separately). Shooting Tips Use a simple background. A simple background makes the flower, etc., stand out better. Move to the subject as close as possible.

  • Page 50: Shooting Moving Subjects

    5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject, whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle, use the <5> (Sports) mode. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Use the center AF point to focus.

  • Page 51: Shooting Portraits At Night

    6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.

  • Page 52: Disabling Flash

    7 Disabling Flash In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to obtain the candlelight effect. Shooting Tips If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake.

  • Page 53: Using The Self-timer

    j Using the Self-timer With <q>, the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the image-recording quality and flash. After taking the self-timer shots, you should check the image(s) for proper focus and exposure. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button, attach the eyepiece cover (p.165).

  • Page 54: Image Playback

    x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. For more details on image playback methods, see page 123. Single image display Histogram display Playback the image. When you press the <x> button, the last captured image will be displayed. Select the image.

  • Page 55: Advanced Shooting Techniques

    Advanced Shooting In the Basic Zone modes, to prevent spoiled shots, most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. In the <d> (Program AE) mode, you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode, the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain the standard exposure.

  • Page 56: Program Ae

    d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject, the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. This is called Program AE. Shooting Tips Changing the ISO speed and using the built-in flash. To match the subject and lighting level, you can change the ISO speed (p.57) or use the built-in flash (p.58).

  • Page 57: Changing The Iso Speed

    Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. In the Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set automatically. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed Normal (No flash) 100/200 Sunny outdoors 400/800 Overcast skies, evening...

  • Page 58: Using The Built-in Flash

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

  • Page 59: Shooting Tips

    Shooting Tips If the subject is far away, increase the ISO speed. This will increase the flash range. In bright light, decrease the ISO speed. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks, decrease the ISO speed. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the subject.

  • Page 60: Changing The Af Mode

    E: Changing the AF ModeN You can change the AF mode to suit different subjects such as group photos, animals, and sports. Selecting the Best AF Mode One-Shot AF Suitable for still subjects. When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus only once.

  • Page 61: Selecting The Af Point

    S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes, all the AF points are active. Generally, the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Therefore, the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. With the <d>...

  • Page 62: Manual Focusing

    S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close, use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If you focus the eyes first, you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. If it is difficult to focus, select and use the center AF point. The center AF point focuses the best among the nine AF points.

  • Page 63: Continuous Shooting

    i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3.5 shots per sec. This is effective for shooting your child running toward you and capturing the different facial expressions. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. For moving subject: When AI Servo AF is set, focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting.

  • Page 64: Setting The Image-recording Quality

    (12M) 1+73 * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style. * The file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject, card brand, ISO speed, Custom Functions, and other settings.

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    I want to select the quality matching the paper size for printing. Paper size A3 (42x29.7cm/16.5x11.7in.) A4 (29.7x21cm/ 11.7x8.3in.) 17.8x12.7cm/7.0x5.0in. 14.8x10cm/5.8x3.9in. What’s the difference between It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. Even with the same number of pixels, the 7 image has higher image quality.

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    3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw data before it is made into a 73 or other images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer, they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.

  • Page 67: Selecting A Picture Style

    A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain the desired image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style Effects P Standard The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes.

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    A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. For natural colors and subdued images. U Faithful This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer.

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    More Advanced This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. Except for <8>, all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3.

  • Page 70: Action Shots

    s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. * <s> stands for Time value. Frozen action About the Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. However, the viewfinder displays only the denominator.

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    Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/500 sec. to 1/4000 sec. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/30 sec. to 1/250 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture.

  • Page 72: Changing The Depth Of Field

    f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp, set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.

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    f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using a high aperture, note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. A higher aperture will make the shutter speed slower. Under low light, the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. In such cases, increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod.

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    f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). The shutter speed will set automatically between 30 sec. - 1/200 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness.

  • Page 75: Manual Exposure

    a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. With flash, the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. The flash sync speed can be set to bulb, or from 30 sec. to 1/200 sec. * <a>...

  • Page 76: Automatic Depth-of-field Ae

    8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. All the AF points will function to detect the subject, and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. * <8>...

  • Page 77: Changing The Metering Mode

    q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode is the method of measuring the brightness of the subject. Normally, evaluative metering is recommended. This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene.

  • Page 78: Setting Exposure Compensation

    Setting Exposure CompensationN Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure set by the camera. You can make the image look brighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). This feature can be used in the Creative Zone modes (except <a>). The exposure compensation setting will not be automatically canceled when you turn off the camera.

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    y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. This feature also works with external EX-series Speedlites. A bright flash exposure If the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.156) is set to [0: Enable], the exposure compensation and flash exposure compensation may not be effective.

  • Page 80: Auto Exposure Bracketing

    Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots as shown below. You can then choose the best exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Standard exposure AEB amount Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Select [AEB].

  • Page 81: Canceling Aeb

    Canceling AEB Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. If <i> (p.63) has been set and you press the shutter button completely, the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard, decreased, and increased exposure. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots.

  • Page 82: Customizing The Picture Style

    A Customizing the Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To see the resulting effects, take test shots. To customize [Monochrome], see page 84. Select [Picture Style]. Under the [2] tab, select [Picture Style], then press <0>.

  • Page 83

    Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To make it less sharp, set it toward the E end. The closer it is to E, the softer the image will look. To make it sharper, set it toward the F end. The closer it is to F, the sharper the image will look.

  • Page 84: Filter Effect

    A Customizing the Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Filter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image, you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more.

  • Page 85: Registering The Picture Style

    A Registering the Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape], adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1], [User Def. 2], or [User Def. 3]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different.

  • Page 86

    A Registering the Picture StyleN If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *], changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. Select a parameter. Select a parameter such as [Sharpness], then press <0>.

  • Page 87: Setting The Color Space

    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 is set automatically.

  • Page 88: Ae Lock

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

  • Page 89: Fe Lock

    A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. This feature also works with external EX-series Speedlites. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash, the <D>...

  • Page 90: Setting The White Balance

    B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Normally, the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural- looking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>, you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source.

  • Page 91

    If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off, a correct white balance might not be obtained. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.68), it cannot be selected in step 3. B: Setting the White BalanceN Select [Custom WB].

  • Page 92: White Balance Correction

    White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters.

  • Page 93: White Balance Auto Bracketing

    White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting, the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias.

  • Page 94: Preventing Camera Shake

    Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can affect images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. In such cases, mirror lockup is effective. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] and setting [Mirror lockup] (p.157) to [1: Enable].

  • Page 95: Live View Shooting

    Live View Shooting You can shoot while viewing a real-time image on the camera’s LCD monitor or on a personal computer screen. This is called “Live View shooting.” Convenient when the camera is mounted on a tripod for shooting still lifes, for example. If you handhold the camera like a compact digital camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images.

  • Page 96: Preparing For Live View Shooting

    Preparing for Live View ShootingN Set the camera for Live View shooting. Set the shooting mode. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode. Live View shooting does not work in Basic Zone modes. Select [Live View function settings]. Under the [6] tab, select [Live View function settings], then press <0>.

  • Page 97

    During Live View shooting, do not point the camera toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Live View shooting will disable a few Custom Function settings. (p.153) Under low light or bright light conditions, the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image.

  • Page 98: Focusing Manually

    Focusing ManuallyN Although autofocus can be used (p.102, 104), magnifying the image and focusing manually is recommended for precise focusing. Magnifying the Image for Manual Focusing Magnification: 10x AE lock Magnified area Magnification Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.

  • Page 99: Shooting

    ShootingN About the Shooting Settings <8> will be the same as using <d>. You can set the ISO speed, white balance, and exposure compensation during Live View shooting. The Picture Style, drive mode, AF mode, and AF point cannot be changed during Live View shooting.

  • Page 100

    Doing so can cause irregular or unintended exposures. FE lock and modeling flash (with an external Speedlite) cannot be used. A non-Canon flash will not fire. A grid can be displayed. Under [6 Live View function settings], set [Grid display] to [On].

  • Page 101

    About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will change. Drive mode White balance Picture Style Image-recording quality Live View exposure simulation AE lock Shutter speed Flash-ready When < > is displayed in white, it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like.

  • Page 102: Using Af To Focus

    Using AF to FocusN C.Fn-8-1: Quick mode This is the same as using AF (p.60, 61) as usual with the dedicated AF sensor. Although you can focus the desired area quickly, the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. Set to Quick mode, the lens focus mode switch to <f>, and the AF mode to <X>.

  • Page 103

    You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. You can move the focusing frame with the <S> keys. To magnify the area within the focusing frame, press the <u> button. Although you can set the AF mode to AI Servo AF or AI Focus AF, AF will stop when the camera returns to the Live View image display (step 4), so you cannot focus the moving subject.

  • Page 104

    Using AF to FocusN C.Fn-8-2: Live mode The image sensor is used to focus. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed, the AF operation will take longer than with Quick mode. Also, achieving focus may be more difficult than with Quick mode.

  • Page 105

    About the AF point with Live mode You can press the <S> keys to move the AF point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). To move to the center AF point, press the <L> button. To magnify the image at the AF point, press the <u>...

  • Page 106

    Using AF to FocusN With Live mode, AF can fail to achieve focus in the following cases: Low-contrast subject such as a blue sky and solid-color surfaces. Subjects in low light. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction.

  • Page 107: Handy Features

    Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.108) Card Reminder (p.108) Setting the Image Review Time (p.108) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.109) Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.109) File Numbering Methods (p.110) Auto Image Rotation (p.112) Checking Camera Function Settings (p.113) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.114) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.115)

  • Page 108: Handy Features

    Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. 3 Setting the Image Review Time How long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture can be set.

  • Page 109: Setting The Auto Power-off Time

    3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. You can set this auto power-off time. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off, you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M>...

  • Page 110: File Numbering Methods

    Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned. The file number will appear on the personal computer in this format: IMG_0001.JPG.

  • Page 111

    [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. Each time you replace the card, the file numbering restarts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. However, if the replacement card contains images recorded previously, the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.

  • Page 112: Auto Image Rotation

    Handy Features 3 Auto Image Rotation [OnPD]: The vertical image is automatically rotated on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the personal computer. [OnD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the personal computer. [Off] : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured.

  • Page 113: Checking Camera Function Settings

    B Checking Camera Function Settings While the menu is displayed, press the <B> button to display the camera’s current settings. Settings Display Beeper (p.108) Auto power off (p.109) Sensor cleaning (p.118) While the menu is displayed, press the <B> button to display the settings.

  • Page 114: Reverting The Camera To The Default Settings

    Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection Metering mode...

  • Page 115: Preventing The Lcd Monitor From Turning Off Automatically

    3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color Select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab, select [LCD auto off], then press <0>.

  • Page 116: Flash Control

    Flash ControlN The built-in flash and external Speedlite can also be set with the menu. The menu for the external Speedlite will be applicable only to EX-series Speedlites whose functions can be set with the camera. [Flash firing] [Built-in flash func. setting] Shutter sync.

  • Page 117

    E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, so this is for advanced users.

  • Page 118: Automatic Sensor Cleaning

    Automatic Sensor Cleaning Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not be aware of this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

  • Page 119: Appending Dust Delete Data

    Appending Dust Delete DataN Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image to later erase the dust spots.

  • Page 120

    3 Appending Dust Delete DataN About the Dust Delete Data After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. For erasing dust spots automatically with the bundled software, see the Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.

  • Page 121: Manual Sensor Cleaning

    The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

  • Page 122

    3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor, never do any of the following. If the power is cut off, the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Setting the power switch to <2>. •...

  • Page 123: Image Playback

    Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing images. Learn more about image playback as discussed in chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” and how to view images on a TV set. You can also erase images. About 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.

  • Page 124: Searching For Images Quickly

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

  • Page 125

    Jump through Images (Jump display) When the card contains many images, you can browse through them by 10 or 100 images at a time. Also, if the images were shot on different days, you can browse through them by date. This browsing technique is called jump.

  • Page 126: Magnified View

    u/y Magnified View Magnified area You can turn the <6> dial to view another image with the magnification maintained. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. b Rotating the Image If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback, set the [5 Auto rotate] menu to [OnzD].

  • Page 127: Auto Playback

    Auto Playback You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Each image will be displayed for about 4 sec. During auto play, you can press the <B> button to change the display format. During pause, you can press the <U> key to view another image. During auto play, auto power off will not work.

  • Page 128: Viewing The Images On Tv

    Viewing the Images on TV With the video cable provided with the camera, you can connect the camera to a TV set and view images on the TV screen. Turn off the camera and the television before connecting them. Video IN terminal If the video system format does not match the TV’s, the images will not be displayed properly.

  • Page 129: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images Protecting the image prevents it from being erased accidentally. Image protect icon If you format the card, the protected images will also be erased. 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.

  • Page 130: Erasing Images

    L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Protected images (p.129) 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 it.

  • Page 131: Shooting Information Display

    Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback, you can switch to the shooting information display. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed Metering mode Shooting mode Image-recording quality...

  • Page 132

    Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution, overall brightness, and gradation. And the RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. The display can be switched with the [3 Histogram] menu. [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level.

  • Page 133: Printing Images And Transferring Images To A Computer

    The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. The Web site below gives more information on using your Canon camera with various printers, such as which paper types to use. http://canon.com/pictbridge/ Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.143)

  • Page 134: Preparing To Print

    Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely with your camera while you look at the LCD monitor. Connecting the Camera to a Printer Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. Set up the printer. For details, see the printer’s instruction manual.

  • Page 135

    PictBridge RAW images are not compatible with direct printing. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. When connecting the camera to the printer, do not use any cable other than the interface cable provided. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5, it indicates a problem with the printer.

  • Page 136: Printing

    wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Some settings might not be available. For details, see the printer’s instruction manual. Printer-connected icon Print setting screen The paper size, type, and layout you have set will be displayed. * Depending on the printer, settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available.

  • Page 137

    The paper type screen will appear. Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer, then press <0>. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper, read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.

  • Page 138

    wPrinting Printing Effect Same as the printing characteristics turned “On”. No automatic EOff correction will be performed. The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce EVivid more vivid blues and greens.

  • Page 139

    To print another image with the same settings in easy printing, select the image and just press the < applied to 1-copy easy printing. For details on trimming, see page 141. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer.

  • Page 140

    wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. Adjust levels When you select [Manual], you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. With the adjust levels screen displayed, press the <B> button to change the position of the <...

  • Page 141: Trimming The Image

    Trimming the Image Tilt correction On the print setting screen, select [Trimming]. Set the trimming frame size, position, and proportion. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The trimming frame’s vertical-to-horizontal proportion can be changed with [Paper settings]. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u>...

  • Page 142: Error Messages

    wPrinting 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 on the print. While trimming the image, look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen, the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately.

  • Page 143: Digital Print Order Format (dpof)

    W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) 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.) Setting the Printing Options Print type Select [Print order].

  • Page 144

    W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Standard Index Print type Both Date File No. 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 model. When printing with DPOF, you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set.

  • Page 145: Print Ordering

    Print Ordering Sel.Image Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image A print order for 1 copy of all the images in the card will be placed. If you select Clear all, the print order for all the images in the card will be canceled.

  • Page 146: Direct Printing With Dpof

    W Direct Printing with DPOF Prepare to print. See page 134. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. Under the [ ] tab, select [Print order]. Select [Print]. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible.

  • Page 147: Transferring Images To A Personal Computer

    d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer By connecting the camera to a personal computer, you can transfer images from the camera’s card by operating the camera. This is called direct image transfer. Before connecting the camera to the personal computer, be sure to install the bundled software (EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk/CD-ROM) in the personal computer.

  • Page 148: Transferring Images To A Personal Computer

    d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Shooting will be disabled while the direct transfer screen is displayed. If the [EOS Utility] screen does not appear, see Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM. Before disconnecting the cable, turn off the camera. Pull out the cable by grasping the plug (instead of the cord).

  • Page 149

    Select & transfer Wallpaper The image you select and transfer will appear as the personal computer’s wallpaper. To exit, press the <M> button. If you press < > instead of the <l> button, the confirmation dialog will appear. Select [OK], then press < RAW images cannot be transferred as wallpaper.

  • Page 150

    d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer About [All image] Do not put into the camera any images whose transfer order was set by a different camera and then try to specify another transfer order. The images in the transfer order might all be overwritten. Also, depending on the image type, the transfer order may not be possible.

  • Page 151

    Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

  • Page 152: Setting Custom Functions

    Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Function No. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu, select [Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings. (p.114) Select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)]. Under the [7] tab, select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)], then press <0>.

  • Page 153: Custom Functions

    Custom Functions C.Fn I: Exposure Exposure level increments Flash sync. speed in Av mode C.Fn II: Image Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority Auto Lighting Optimizer C.Fn III: Auto focus/Drive AF-assist beam firing AF during Live View shooting Mirror lockup C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 10 Shutter/AE lock button...

  • Page 154: Custom Function Settings

    Custom Function SettingsN Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Auto focus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others. C.Fn I: Exposure C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments 0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, etc.

  • Page 155

    C.Fn II: Image C.Fn-3 Long exposure noise reduction 0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures 1 sec.

  • Page 156

    3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-5 Highlight tone priority 0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. With setting 1, noise in the shadow areas may be slightly more than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 1600.

  • Page 157

    C.Fn III: Auto focus/Drive C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable AF-assist beam not emitted. 2: Only external flash emits If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AF- assist beam when necessary.

  • Page 158

    3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn IV: Operation/Others C.Fn-10 Shutter/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.

  • Page 159

    If the [Live View shoot.] menu has been set to [Enable], the Live View shooting will override any setting from 1 to 4. When the camera is ready to shoot, pressing <0> will show the Live View image instead. C.Fn-12 LCD display when power ON 0: Display When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be...

  • Page 160: Registering My Menu

    Registering My MenuN For faster access, you can register up to six menus and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. My Menu settings [Sort] and other settings displayed in step 2 are as follows: Sort You can change the order of the registered menus in My Menu. Select [Sort] and select the menu whose order you want to change.

  • Page 161: Reference

    Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features, system accessories, etc. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up things.

  • Page 162: When Autofocus Fails

    When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc. Subjects in low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects Example: Car with a reflective body, etc.

  • Page 163: Using A Household Power Outlet

    Using a Household Power Outlet With AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5 (sold separately), 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 <...

  • Page 164: Remote Control Shooting

    Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 (Sold separately) Remote controller to shoot wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. The RC-1 can trip the shutter immediately or after a 2-sec. delay, and the RC-5 trips the shutter after a 2-sec. delay. RC-1 RC-5 Set the self-timer to <Q>.

  • Page 165: Using The Eyepiece Cover

    Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder, light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. To prevent this, use the eyepiece cover attached to the camera strap. Remove the eyecup. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.

  • Page 166: External Speedlites

    External Speedlites EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. When an EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera, almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. In other words, it is like a high- output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.

  • Page 167

    Custom Function, the flash will fire at full output only. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed 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.

  • Page 168: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Red-eye On/Off Beep Shoot w/o card Review time 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Flash exp comp Custom WB WB SHIFT/BKT Color space Picture Style Dust Delete Data 3 Playback (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Transfer order Histogram...

  • Page 169

    5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off File numbering Auto rotate Format LCD auto off Screen color 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Flash control 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.Fn) Clear settings Firmware Ver.

  • Page 170: Function Availability Table

    Function Availability Table o: Set automatically k: User selectable Mode Dial JPEG RAW + JPEG Auto Manual Standard Portrait Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined sRGB Adobe RGB Auto WB Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing Auto Lighting Optimizer One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus...

  • Page 171

    o: Set automatically k: User selectable Mode Dial Evaluative Partial Spot Center-weighted average Program shift Exposure compensation AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous 10 sec. self-timer/ Remote control 2 sec. self-timer Continuous shots after self-timer Auto Manual Flash off Red-eye reduction FE lock Flash exposure compensation...

  • Page 172: 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 The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.

  • Page 173

    Shooting No images can be shot or recorded. The card is not properly inserted. If the card is full, replace the card or delete unnecessary images to (p.31, 130) make room. If you try to focus in the One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o>...

  • Page 174

    Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals, the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. Image Review & Operation The image cannot be erased. If the image has been erase-protected, it cannot be erased. (p. The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.

  • Page 175: Error Codes

    Error code Countermeasures If the same error keeps occurring, there may be a problem. Write down the error code and consult your nearest Canon Service Center. If an error code appears right after shooting, the picture might not have been captured.

  • Page 176: System Map

    System Map Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll ST-E2 Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Bundled Adjustment Lenses Accessories Eyecup Ef Wide Strap Angle Finder C EW-100DB lll Semi Hard Case Battery Pack EH19-L LP-E5 Battery Grip BG-E5 Battery Charger LC-E5 or LC-E5E Battery Magazine Battery Magazine BGM-E5L for two BGM-E5A for...

  • Page 177

    System Map Remote Remote Controller Controller Remote Switch RC-1 RC-5 RS-60E3 EF lenses EF-S lenses Video Cable VC-100 TV/Video EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Solution Disk Manual PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U Interface Cable IFC-500U Personal computer USB port Windows Vista Windows XP Windows 2000 Original Data...

  • Page 178: Specifications

    Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card, SDHC memory card 22.2 mm x 14.8 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor Effective pixels: Approx.

  • Page 179

    Color temperature compensation: White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments * Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible Color temperature information transmission: Provided Noise reduction: Noise reduction for long exposures High ISO speed noise reduction Automatic image brightness correction: Auto Lighting Optimizer...

  • Page 180: Exposure Control

    Specifications • Exposure Control Metering modes: Metering range: Exposure control: ISO speed (Recommended Exposure Index): Exposure compensation: Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Shutter release: Self-timer: Remote control: • Built-in Flash Type: Flash metering: Guide No.:...

  • Page 181

    Continuous shooting speed: Max. approx. 3.5 shots/sec. (single shots possible) Maximum burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 53, RAW: Approx. 6, RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4 * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB SD * Varies depending on the subject, SD memory card • Live View Functions Shooting modes:...

  • Page 182

    Specifications • Image Playback Display format: Highlight alert: • Image Protection and Erase Protect: Erase: • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Easy Print feature: • Digital Print Order Format DPOF: • Direct Image Transfer Compatible images: • Customization Custom Functions: My Menu registration: •...

  • Page 183

    Battery life: At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F * With fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5 * The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Battery check: Auto Power saving: Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min. Date/time backup battery: Built-in secondary battery Startup time: Approx.

  • Page 184

    All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the respective lens maker. Battery Pack LP-E5 Approx.

  • Page 185

    Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 186

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

  • Page 187

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

  • Page 188

    If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limitsfor radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set outin the interference-causing equipment standard entitled "Digital Apparatus", ICES-003 of the Industry...

  • Page 189

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

  • Page 190

    MEMO...

  • Page 191: Index

    Index Access lamp...32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)...76 Adobe RGB...87 AE lock...88 AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)...80 Focusing AI Focus AF ...60 Angle of view...34 Aperture-priority AE ...72 Auto Lighting Optimizer...156 Auto playback ...127 Auto power off...27, 109 Auto rotate of vertical image ...112 Autofocus Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...72...

  • Page 192

    Index Dust ...34, 118 Dust Delete Data ...119 Erase (image) ...130 Error...175 Evaluative metering ...77 Exposure compensation ...78 1/2-stop increments...154 Eyepiece cover ...22, 165 Faithful ...69 FE lock...89 File Capacity ...64 Number...110 Size ...64 File number...110 Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Filter effect ...84 Flash ...58...

  • Page 193

    Image Auto playback ...127 Erase ...130 Highlight...131 Histogram ...132 Index...124 Jump...125 Magnified ...126 Playback ...54, 123 Protect ...129 Review time ...108 Rotate ...126 Shooting information...131 Transfer to personal computer ...147 Viewing on TV ...128 Image quality Auto correction ...156 Highlight tone priority...156 Image-recording quality ...64 Noise reduction...155 Picture Style...67, 82, 85...

  • Page 194

    Index Mirror lockup ...94, 157 Mode Dial Shooting mode Monitor LCD monitor Monochrome image ...69 My Menu ...160 Neutral ...69 Night Portrait...51 Noise reduction...155 For Long exposures / High ISO speed Nomenclature Camera...16 Lens...16 Mode Dial ...20 Shooting settings...18 Viewfinder...19 Number File number One-Shot AF...60...

  • Page 195

    Remote control shooting ...164 Revert to default settings ...114 Rotate (image) ...112, 126 Safety warnings ...186 Saturation...83 SD card Card Self-timer...53 Sensor Image sensor Sepia (Monochrome) ...84 Servo AF ...60 Sharpness...83 Shooting information display...131 Shooting mode...20 A-DEP...76 Aperture-priority AE ...72 Close-up ...49 Flash off...52 Full Auto ...44...

  • Page 196

    CANON INC. 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan U.S.A. CANON U.S.A. INC. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042-1198, U.S.A. For all inquires concerning this product, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-OK-CANON CANADA CANON CANADA INC. HEADQUARTERS 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7, Canada CANON CANADA INC.

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  • Christopher Bernier May 21, 2016 04:02:
    How about just giving us a PDF manual like every other company in the world. This is way to hard to work with.