Before using the camera, take a few test shots and check that the images are properly recorded on the memory card. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or read by a personal computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused. Copyrights Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment.
* Be careful not to lose any of the above items. * No CF card (for recording images) is included. Please purchase it separately. CF cards made by Canon are recommended. (with protective cover) * CG-580 or CB-5L is included.
Contents Introduction Item Check List... 3 Contents at a Glance... 6 Handling Precautions ... 10 Quick Start Guide ... 12 Nomenclature ... 14 Conventions Used in this Manual ... 20 Getting Started Recharging the Battery... 22 Installing and Removing the Battery... 24 Using a Household Power Outlet ...
LCD Panel Illumination...98 Using the Eyepiece Cover ...98 You can also silence the beeper ...99 CF Card Reminder ...99 Flash Photography ...100 Using Non-Canon Flash Units...102 Image Playback Setting the Image Review Time ...104 Auto Image Rotation ...105 Setting the LCD Brightness...106 Image Playback...107...
Contents at a Glance Image Quality Set picture effects Set custom picture effects Print the image to a large size Take many photos Adjust the color tone Take black-and-white or sepia photos Focusing Change the AF point Select the AF point quickly Photograph a still subject Photograph a moving subject Drive...
Freeze or blur the action Blur or the background or make everything look sharp Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Photograph fireworks Photograph dark scenes Image Playback and Printing View images with the camera Erase an image Prevent accidental erasure of an image View images on TV Print images easily Adjust the LCD monitor 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.
Do not spill any liquid onto the CF card. 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.
Quick Start Guide Insert the battery. To recharge the battery, see page 22. Attach the lens. (p.27) Align the red dot. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p.27) Open the cover and insert a CF card. (p.28) Face the label side toward you and insert the end with the small holes into the camera.
To view images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.107). To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.118). Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p.46) 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 LCD Panel Shutter speed Busy (buSY) ISO speed gISO speed White balance Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom P Color temperature 2 White balance correction Battery check MBeeper KCustom Function yFlash exposure compensation...
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) The actual display will show only the applicable items. AF points (Superimposed display) Max.
Nomenclature Mode Dial Battery Charger CG-580 This is a battery pack charger. (p.22) Battery pack slot Red lamp : Camera user setting (p.148) : Bulb (p.96) Manual exposure (p.90) : Aperture-priority AE (p.88) : Shutter-priority AE (p.86) : Program AE (p.84) Full Auto (p.46) Power plug...
Battery Charger CB-5L This is a battery pack charger. (p.22) Power cord Power cord socket Do not use any AC adapters or compact power adapters other than the ones (rated input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, rated output: 7.8-8.1 V DC) shown on the system map (p.168).
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 <–> mark CG-580 CB-5L Remove the cover. When you remove the battery from the camera, be sure to reattach the cover to protect against short circuit. Attach the battery. Align the battery front edge with the <–> mark on the battery charger. While pressing down the battery, slide it in the direction of the arrow.
Battery Packs BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, and BP-512 are dedicated to Canon products. Using them with a non-Canon battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. After the red lamp lights, continue to recharge the battery for an hour to attain a full charge.
Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged BP-511A battery pack into the camera. Battery Pack BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512 can also be used. Checking the Battery Level When the <4> switch is set to <1> or <J> (p.30), the battery level will be indicated at one of four levels.
Battery Life Temperature At 20°C / 68°F At 0°C / 32°F The figures above are based on a fully-charged BP-511A and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing criteria. The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above depending on the shooting conditions.
Using a Household Power Outlet With AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (optional), you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s <4> switch is set to <1>...
Mounting and Detaching a Lens Mounting a Lens 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. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrow.
Open the cover. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Insert the CF card. Using Canon CF cards is recommended. If the CF card is inserted in the wrong way, it may damage the camera. As shown by the arrow,...
Removing the CF Card Access lamp When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the CF card or being erased. While the access lamp is lit or blinking, do not do any of the following. Doing so may damage the image data, CF card, or camera.
Basic Operation Power Switch The camera can operate only after the <4> switch is turned on. To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after 1 minute of non- operation. To turn on the camera again, press the shutter button or other button. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [c Auto power off] setting.
If you press the shutter button halfway and (0) elapse, you must press it halfway again and wait a moment before pressing it completely to take a picture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.
Basic Operation Operating the <5> Dial The < > dial is mainly used for shooting-related settings and selecting LCD monitor items. When you want to use the < shooting, set the <4> switch to <J> first. You can also operate (1) when the <4> switch is set to <1>. Operating the <9>...
Menu Operations By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the image recording quality, Picture Style, the date/time, Custom Functions, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M> button, <0> button, and <5> dial on the camera back to proceed to the next step.
Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure Certain menu items are not displayed in the <1> (Full Auto) mode. (p.35) You can also use the <6> dial to select menu items or playback images. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you pressed the <M>...
Menu Settings <z> Shooting menu (Red) 73/83/74/84/76/86/ RAW/ Quality RAW+73/ +83/ +74/ +84/ +76/ +86 Beep On / Off Shoot w/o card On / Off 1/3-stop increments, ±2 stops WB SHIFT/BKT 9 levels of B/A/M/G color bias / B/A and M/G bias 1 level, ±3 levels Custom WB Manual setting of white balance Color temp.
Menu Operations <c> Set-up 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 Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Select folder...
Restoring the Camera’s Default SettingsN Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic AF point selection Metering mode Evaluative metering Drive mode Single shooting Exposure 0 (Zero) compensation Flash exposure 0 (Zero) compensation Custom Functions Current settings retained The Picture Styles will also be reset to their default settings.
Setting the Language The LCD monitor’s interface language can be set to one of fifteen languages. Select [Language]. Turn the <5> dial to select [c Language], then press <0>. The Language screen will appear. Set the desired language. Turn the <5> dial to select the language, then press <0>.
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]. After the power turns off, you can turn on the camera again by pressing the shutter button or other button.
Setting the Date and Time Set the date and time as shown below. Each captured image is recorded with the date and time it was taken. If the date and time are not properly set, the wrong date/time will be recorded. Make sure you set the date and time correctly.
Replacing the Date/Time Battery The date/time (back-up) battery maintains the camera’s date and time. The battery’s service life is about 5 years. If the date/time is reset when the battery is replaced, replace the back-up battery with a new CR2016 lithium battery as described below.
Cleaning the CMOS sensorN The image sensor is like the film in a film camera. If any dust adheres on the image sensor, it may show up as a dark speck on the images. To avoid this, follow the procedure below to clean the image sensor. Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (optional, see page 166) is recommended.
Use AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (optional) or use a battery having sufficient power. If you cannot remove all of the dust, consult a Canon Service Center. 3 Cleaning the CMOS sensorN Clean the image sensor.
Dioptric Adjustment By adjusting the diopter to suit your eyesight, you can see a sharp viewfinder image even without eyeglasses. The camera’s adjustable dioptric range is -3 to +1 dpt. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types, optional) is recommended.
Fully Automatic Shooting This chapter explains how to use the Mode Dial’s <1> (Full Auto) mode for easy shooting. The <1> mode automatically sets the AF mode, drive mode, etc. All you do is point and shoot. In addition, to help prevent mistakes caused by operating the camera improperly, the <E>...
1Using Full Auto All you do is point the camera and press the shutter button for quick and easy shooting. With nine AF points to focus the subject, anyone can easily take nice pictures. AF point Focus confirmation light Shutter speed Aperture Set the Mode Dial to <1>.
jSelf-timer Operation Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture. Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer. Doing so will throw off the focus. Use a tripod when you use the self-timer. To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the <R>...
This chapter explains the digital image settings for the image-recording quality, Picture Style, ISO speed, white balance, and color space. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, only the following settings explained in this chapter can be set: Recording quality (except RAW and RAW+JPEG), file numbering method selection, folder selection and creation, and checking camera settings.
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. The 1+73/+83/ +74/+84/+76/+86 (RAW+ JPEG) modes simultaneously record the image in both RAW and JPEG. Note that in the <1> (Full Auto) mode, RAW or RAW+JPEG cannot be set.
1+84 1+76 1+86 The number of possible shots and maximum burst (p.52) 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, Picture Style: [Standard]).
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.
Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain the desired image effects. You can also adjust the settings of each Picture Style to obtain custom image effects. Picture Style Effects • Standard The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. This is the Picture Style used in the <1>...
3 Selecting a Picture StyleN • Monochrome For black-and-white images. To obtain natural-looking, black-and-white images, set a suitable white balance. JPEG black-and-white images captured with the [Monochrome] setting cannot be converted into color images even with image- editing software. RAW images captured with the [Monochrome] setting can be converted into color images with the bundled software.
Customizing the Picture StyleN You can customize the Picture Style by changing the individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To customize [Monochrome], see page 56. Parameters and Their Settings Sharpness  : Less sharp outline Contrast [-4] : Low contrast Color saturation [-4] : Low saturation Color tone...
3 Customizing the Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] (p.57) in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. Select [Monochrome]. Follow step 2 on page 53 to select [Monochrome], then press the <C> button. The setting screen will appear.
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. Setting the [Contrast] to the plus side will make the filter effect more pronounced.
Registering the Picture StyleN You can register your own Picture Style in User Defined 1 to 3. You can set the Sharpness, Contrast, and other parameters to suit your preferences. You can also select a Picture Style already set with the provided software.
Changing the Picture Style setting inadvertently If a User Defined Picture Style is already registered with your own Picture Style, following the procedure on page 58 up to step 3 for that User Defined Picture Style will revert it back to the default setting. If you do not want to change the User Defined Picture Style, do not repeat this procedure.
g Setting the ISO SpeedN The ISO speed is a numeric indication of the sensitivity to light. A higher ISO speed number indicates a higher sensitivity to light. Therefore, a high ISO speed is suited for low light and moving subjects. However, the image may look more coarse with noise, etc.
To the human eye, a white object looks white regardless of the type of lighting. With a digital camera, the color temperature can be adjusted with software so that the colors in the image look more natural. The subject’s white color is used as the criteria for adjusting the other colors.
Custom White BalanceN With custom white balance, you shoot a white object that will serve as the basis for the white balance setting. By selecting this image, you import its white balance data for the white balance setting. Spot metering Photograph a white object.
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 Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.54), 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 tone can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the white balance mode’s standard color temperature, the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. This is called white balance bracketing. It can be set up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.
3 White Balance Auto BracketingN Canceling White Balance Auto Bracketing With white balance bracketing, the maximum burst will be lower. When white balance bracketing is set, the white balance icon will blink on the LCD panel and the remaining shots will decrease to about 1/3. Since three images are recorded for one shot, the CF card will take longer to record the shot.
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 <1> (Full Auto) mode, sRGB will be set automatically.
Creating and Selecting a Folder You can freely create and select the folder where the captured images are to be saved. This is optional since a folder will be created automatically for saving captured images. Creating a Folder A folder can have up to 9999 images. If the active folder reaches 9999 images, a new folder will be created automatically to save images captured thereafter.
Selecting a Folder You cannot select a folder to playback the images inside. Creating Folders with a Personal Computer With the memory card open on the screen, create a new folder named “Dcim.” Open the Dcim folder and create as many folders as necessary to save and organize your images.
File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. It can start counting in one of three different ways: [Continuous], [Auto reset], and [Manual reset]. The images you take are automatically assigned a file number from 0001 to 9999.
Auto Reset Each time you replace the CF card, the file numbering will be reset to the first file number (0001). Since the file number starts from 0001 in each CF card, you can organize images according to CF card. Note that if the replacement CF card already contains images, the file numbering will start after the highest file number in that CF card.
B Checking Camera Settings When the camera is ready to shoot, press the <B> button to view the current camera settings on the LCD monitor. Camera Setting Display Auto power off (p.39) File number (p.70) CF card remaining capacity Folder number (p.68) Flash exposure compensation (p.100) For details on the image info.
Setting the AF, Metering, and Drive Modes Drive modes AF mode Metering mode The asterisk M appended on the right of the page title indicates that the respective feature cannot be changed in the <1> (Full Auto) mode. The AF mode, AF point selection, metering mode, and drive mode will be set automatically in the <1>...
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 to focus again.
f Selecting the AF ModeN * About Predictive AF If the subject approaches or retreats from the camera at a constant rate, the camera tracks the subject and predicts the focusing distance immediately before the picture is taken. This is for obtaining correct focus at the moment of exposure.
SSelecting the AF PointN The AF point is used for focusing. The AF point can be selected automatically by the camera or manually by you. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, automatic selection will be set. Automatic AF point selection The camera selects the AF point automatically according to the shooting conditions.
SSelecting the AF PointN Selecting with the Dial When looking at the LCD panel to select the AF point, note the following: Automatic selection If focus cannot be achieved with an EOS-dedicated, external Speedlite’s AF-assist beam, select the center AF point. Lens’...
Focusing an Off-Center Subject After achieving focus, you can lock the focus on a subject and recompose the shot. This is called “focus lock.” Focus lock works only in the One-Shot AF mode. If the AF mode is AI Servo AF (or AI Focus AF set to Servo mode), focus lock will not work.
When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus (a) Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc. (b) Subjects in low light (c) Extremely backlit and reflective subjects Example: Car with a reflective body, etc.
qSelecting the Metering ModeN Four metering modes are provided: Evaluative, partial, spot, and center-weighted average metering. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, evaluative metering is set automatically. q Evaluative Metering This is the camera’s standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions.
iSelecting the Drive ModeN Single and continuous drive modes are provided. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, single shooting is set automatically. During continuous shooting, the captured images are first stored in the camera’s internal memory and then successively transferred to the CF card. When the internal memory becomes full during continuous shooting, “buSY”...
Advanced Operations In shooting modes other than <1> (Full Auto), you can freely set the shutter speed or aperture to obtain the desired result. The asterisk M appended on the right of the page title indicates that the respective feature cannot be changed in the <1>...
d Program AE AF point Shutter speed Aperture Like <1> (Full Auto) mode, this is a general-purpose shooting mode. The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the subject’s brightness. This is called Program AE. * <d> stands for Program * AE stands for Auto Exposure Set the Mode Dial to <d>.
If “30"” and the maximum aperture blink, it indicates underexposure. Increase the ISO speed or use flash. If “8000” and the minimum aperture blink, it indicates overexposure. Decrease the ISO speed or use an ND filter (optional) to reduce the amount of light entering the lens.
s Shutter-Priority AE In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject. This is called Shutter-Priority AE. A fast shutter speed can freeze the motion of a fast-moving subject and a slow shutter speed can blur the subject to give the impression of motion.
If the maximum aperture blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a slower shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking. If the minimum aperture blinks, it indicates overexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a faster shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking or lower the ISO speed.
f Aperture-Priority AE In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. A larger aperture opening (smaller 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 (smaller f/number) until the blinking stops or set a higher ISO speed. If the “8000” shutter speed blinks, it indicates overexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a smaller aperture (larger f/number) until the blinking stops or set a lower ISO speed.
a Manual Exposure Standard exposure index Exposure level mark In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired. To determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder or use a handheld exposure meter. This method is called manual exposure.
If the exposure level mark <s> blinks at the <G> or <F> level, it indicates that the exposure level exceeds the standard exposure by ±2 stops. Set the exposure. Check the exposure level and set the desired shutter speed and aperture value.
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 The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after the...
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera brackets the exposure up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. This is called Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB). Standard exposure AEB amount Standard exposure Decreased exposure Increased exposure Decreased exposure...
3 Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)N Canceling AEB Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. If the drive mode is set to continuous (i), the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously and then the shooting will stop automatically. If the drive mode is set to single image (u), you must press the shutter button three times.
AAE LockN AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure setting. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects.
Bulb Exposures When bulb is set, the shutter stays open while you hold down the shutter button fully, and closes when you let go of the shutter button. This is called bulb exposure. Use bulb exposures for night scenes, fireworks, the heavens, and other subjects requiring long exposures.
Mirror LockupN Mirror lockup is enabled with C.Fn-12 [Mirror lockup] set to [1: Enable] (p.154). The mirror can be swung up separately from when the exposure is made. This prevents mirror vibrations which may blur the image during close-ups or when a super telephoto lens is used. Set Custom Functions with [c Custom Functions (C.Fn)].
ULCD Panel Illumination Pressing any shooting-related button or turning the Mode Dial while the LCD panel is illuminated prolongs the illumination. During a bulb exposure, pressing the shutter button completely will turn off the LCD panel illumination. However, you can turn on the illumination for 6 sec.
You can also silence the beeper You can silence the beeper so it does not sound in any shooting mode. CF Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no CF card in the camera. This can be set in all shooting modes. If [Off] has been set and you press the shutter button while there is no CF card in the camera, “no CF”...
Flash Photography With EX-series Speedlites An EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlite makes flash photography as easy as any AE mode. For details on using the EX-series Speedlite, refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. The EOS 5D is a Type-A camera compatible with all EX-series Speedlites providing the features below.
• E-TTL II Wireless Autoflash with Multiple Speedlites Like with wired, multiple Speedlites, E-TTL II wireless autoflash with multiple Speedlites provides all the above features. Since connection cords are unnecessary, flexible and sophisticated lighting setups are possible. (Only with wireless-compatible Speedlites.) TTL and A-TTL Autoflash Speedlites With TTL and A-TTL autoflash Speedlites (EZ-, E-, EG-, ML-, TL- series) set in the TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode, the flash will be fired...
Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The EOS 5D can synchronize with compact, non-Canon flash units at 1/ 200 sec. or slower shutter speeds. With large studio flash, the sync speed is 1/125 sec. or slower. Be sure to test the flash to see if 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]. If you press the <B>...
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.109). Select [LCD brightness]. Turn the <5> dial to select [c LCD brightness], then press <0>. The brightness adjustment screen will appear.
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 Original image verification data appended Flash exposure compensation amount Shooting time Shooting date Shutter speed Playback image number/ Total images recorded Image protect Exposure compensation amount Image-recording quality Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed, any overexposed areas of the image will blink.
Image Playback 3 Histogram On the menu’s [x Histogram] setting, you can select [Bright.] or [RGB]. [Bright.] Display Sample Histograms This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right), while the vertical axis Dark image indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness...
Image Playback H Index Display Nine thumbnail images are displayed on one screen. Switching from the index display to another display format 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.
u/yMagnified View You can magnify the image by 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnified area During the magnified view, you can turn the <6> or <5> dial to view the next or previous image at the same magnification and scroll position. With C.Fn-18-1 set, you can hold down the <l>...
Image Playback 3 Automated Playback of Images (Auto playback) You can playback the CF card’s images in an automatic slide show. Each image will be displayed for about 3 sec. During auto play, auto power off will not work. The display time may vary depending on the image. During auto play, you can press the <B>...
3 Rotating an Image You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise. Images will then be displayed in the correct orientation during playback. If you have set [c Auto rotate] to [On] (p.105) before taking the vertical shots, you need not rotate the image as described above. You can rotate the image even after you change the display format to shooting info display, magnified view, or index display after step 1.
CJump Display During the single image, image with shooting information, index, or magnified image display, you can jump forward or back to images stored on the CF card. Jump bar Single Image and Information Display During the single image and information display, you can use the Jump feature (by 10 or 100 images, date, or folder).
Jumping during the single image or image with shooting information display Jump 10 images / Jump 100 images Turn the <5> dial clockwise to jump forward by 10 or 100 images. Or turn it counterclockwise to jump backward by 10 or 100 images. Jump shot date You can jump to a picture taken on a specific date.
Viewing the Images on a TV By connecting the camera to a TV set with the video cable (provided), you can view the captured images on a TV set. Always turn off the camera and the television before connecting or disconnecting them. Video IN terminal If the proper video system format is not set, the image will not be displayed properly.
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.119), only the protected images will remain. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once.
LErasing Images You can erase images individually or erase all the images at one time in the CF card. Only protected images will not be erased. Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally, protect them.
Erasing All Images While data is being written to the CF card (access lamp blinking) after continuous shooting, press the <x> button and then press the <L> button to erase the displayed image or all images. If you select [All] and press the <0>...
If necessary, transfer images to a personal computer before formatting the card. A non-Canon CF card or a CF card formatted with another camera or personal computer might not work with the camera. If this happens, format the card with the camera first.
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 126 - 129 Page 130 - 132 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. Canon PIXMA/DS/BJ printer Compatible...
Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely through your camera’s LCD monitor. Setting the Camera When connecting the camera to the personal computer, set [Communication] to [PC connect.]. Transmissions between the camera and personal computer will not work with the [Print/PTP] setting. For direct printing, using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (optional) to power the camera is recommended.
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 RAW images are not compatible with direct printing. If you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged. During direct printing, keep checking the battery level. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5, it indicates a problem with the PictBridge printer.
wPrinting with PictBridge The setting options will differ depending on the printer. Some settings might be disabled. For details, refer to your printer’s instruction manual. Printer connected icon Print setting screen The paper size, type, and layout you have set will be displayed. * Depending on the type of printer, the date and file number imprinting, trimming, and other settings might not be available.
Setting 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 Paper Plus Glossy Photo Paper Pro Photo Paper Plus Glossy If you are using a non-Canon printer, refer to the printer’s instruction...
[20-up the thumbnail images. Default With a Canon printer, the print will be borderless. * From the Exif data, the camera name, lens name, shooting mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation amount, ISO speed, etc., will be imprinted. Date/File number imprinting...
Depending on the image’s file size and recording quality, it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.
APrinting with CP Direct Printer connected icon Print setting screen 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. Turn the <5>...
Set the options as desired. Image Borders Date Set the number of copies. APrinting with CP Direct Set the [Image], [Borders], and [Date] as desired. Turn the <5> dial to select the menu item, then press <0>. Turn the <5> dial to select the desired setting, then press <0>.
APrinting 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.
SPrinting 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. Turn the <5>...
SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct Paper Borders Date Set the options as desired. Turn the <5> dial to select the menu item, then press <0>. Turn the <5> dial to select the desired setting, then press <0>. [Paper] is the size of the paper loaded in the printer.
If [Bordered] is set, the date might be imprinted on the border, depending on the printer. If [Date] is [On], the date recorded for the image will appear on the print. The date will appear on the lower right of the image. If you select [Stop] during the printing, the picture being printed will stop printing and the paper will be discharged.
Setting the Trimming You can trim the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Do the trimming right before printing. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings, you may have to set the trimming again. Select [Trimming].
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. While trimming the image, look at the camera’s LCD monitor.
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. With Easy Printing, any cropping (trimming) will not be applied.
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard for recording print ordering instructions to the CF card. It is for images taken with a digital camera, and you can specify which photos and the quantity to print. With a DPOF-compatible digital camera,...
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]. Turn the <5> dial to select [x Print order], then press <0>.
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. With [Index] prints, both the [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time.
3 Print Ordering Selecting Individual Images for Printing Select [Order]. Turn the <5> dial to select [Order], then press <0>. The order screen will appear. Select the image to be printed. Turn the <5> dial to select the image to be printed. Press the <I>...
3 Print Ordering For [Index] If you want to include the image in the index print, checkmark <X> the box. Otherwise, leave the box unchecked. Press <0> to checkmark the box <X>, or press <0> again to remove the checkmark. If there are other images you want to select, repeat steps 2 and 3.
3 Print Ordering Selecting All images The print order can also be set or canceled for all the images in the CF card. For standard-type prints, a quantity of one will be ordered for all the images. Note that after following the “Selecting Individual Images” procedure, if you do the “Selecting All Images”...
Direct Printing with DPOF With a printer compatible with direct printing, you can easily print images specified with DPOF. PictBridge Prepare to print. See “Setting the Camera” (steps 1 and 2) and “Connect the camera to the printer” (steps 1 to 5) on pages 123 to 124.
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 depending on the printer. If [Bordered] is set, the date might be imprinted on the border, depending on the printer.
The current camera settings can be saved under the Mode Dial’s <l> setting. Also, Custom Functions enable you to fine-tune your camera to suit your shooting preferences. Custom Functions work in all modes except <1> (Full Auto). Customizing the Camera...
Register Camera SettingsN Most of the current camera settings can be set under the Mode Dial’s <l> setting. Set the shooting mode to any mode except <1> (Full Auto). The camera settings cannot be registered in the <1> (Full Auto) mode. Shooting settings Shooting mode and settings, AF mode, AF point selection, Metering mode, ISO speed, Drive mode, Exposure compensation, Flash exposure...
Setting a Custom FunctionN Custom Function No. Description Even if the C.Fn-00 focusing screen setting is changed from C.Fn-00-0 to something else, <K> will not be displayed on the LCD panel. Select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)]. Turn the <5> dial to select [c Custom Functions (C.Fn)], then press <0>.
3 Setting a Custom FunctionN Resetting All Custom FunctionsN The C.Fn-00 focusing screen setting will not be canceled. When the shooting mode is <l>, the camera settings and Custom Function settings cannot be reset or cleared to the default settings. Select [Clear settings].
Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-01 SET function when shooting You can change the function assigned to <0>. 0: Default (no function) 1: Change quality After pressing <0>, look at the LCD panel and turn the <5> dial to set the recording quality directly. 2: Change Picture Style Press the <0>...
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-04 0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus and press the shutter button halfway to attain AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A>...
C.Fn-07 Flash firing Enables or disables the firing of an external flash or non-Canon flash connected to the PC terminal. 0: Fires 1: Does not fire C.Fn-08 ISO expansion 0: Off 1: On Enables or disables the selection of the “L” setting for ISO 50 and “H”...
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-10 0: On 1: Off The AF point in the viewfinder will not flash in red. Recommended when it is bothersome to see it light up. The AF point will still light when you select it. C.Fn-11 When you press the <M>...
C.Fn-14 E-TTL II 0: Evaluative Fully automatic flash photography for all conditions, from low light to daylight fill-flash. 1: Average The flash is averaged for the entire area covered by the flash. Since automatic flash exposure compensation will not be executed, you may have to set it yourself depending on the scene.
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-17 0: Standard 1: Expanded In the AI SERVO AF mode when the center AF point is selected, six invisible Assist AF points within the spot metering circle also become active. Therefore, seven AF points will track the subject (p.76).
C.Fn-19 Lens AF stop button function 0: AF stop 1: AF start AF operates only while the AF stop button is pressed. While the button is pressed, AF operation with the camera is disabled. 2: AE lock while metering When the button is pressed while metering is still active, AE lock is applied.
3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-00 The camera provides interchangeable focusing screens. This Custom Function must be set so that the exposure correction matches the respective focusing screen. 0: Ee-A 1: Ee-D 2: Ee-S About focusing screen characteristics Ee-A: Standard Precision Matte Standard focusing screen that comes with the camera.
Shooting Combinations AF Modes and Drive Modes Drive mode One-Shot AF An image cannot be taken unless focus is achieved. When focus is achieved, it is locked. With evaluative uSingle metering, the exposure shooting setting is also locked. (The exposure setting is stored in memory before the shot is taken.) The above conditions...
Program Line The following program line applies when the camera is in Program AE <d> mode. 30 15 8 Program Line Description The lower horizontal axis represents the shutter speed, and the right- hand vertical axis represents the aperture value. The combinations of shutter speed and aperture value automatically determined by Program AE are shown as lines with respect to the subject brightness (Exposure Value) gradations on the left and top edges of the graph.
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 < >...
[Err **] is displayed on the LCD panel. If it is [Err CF], see page 120. If it is [Err 02], see page 165. You are using a non-Canon CF card. Using Canon CF cards is recommended. (p.167) Image Review & Operation The image cannot be erased.
An error other than the above has occurred. Press the shutter button halfway or remove and reinstall the Err 99 battery. This error may occur if you use a non-Canon lens and the camera or lens does not operate properly. Countermeasures...
Major Accessories (Optional) Battery Pack BP-511A High-capacity, lithium-ion, secondary power pack. AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 Power source kit (AC adapter, DC coupler, power cord) for supplying power to the camera with a household power outlet. Compatible with 100 - 240 V AC. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400 Quick charger for BP-511A.
Focusing Screens Ee-D and Ee-S The Ee-D has a grid for easier alignment with horizontal or vertical lines, and the Ee-S makes manual focusing easier. CF card Data storage media where the captured images are recorded. CF cards made by Canon are recommended.
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera Type I or II CF card * Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB or larger CF cards 35.8 x 23.9mm Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) Canon EF mount High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor Effective pixels: Approx. 12.80 megapixels Total pixels: Approx.
• White Balance Type: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting Auto white balance: Auto white balance with the image sensor Color temperature compensation: White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments * Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible Color temperature...
Specifications AF-assist beam: • Exposure Control Metering modes: Metering range: Exposure control: ISO speed: Exposure compensation: Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be AE lock: • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Shutter release: Self-timer: Remote control: • External Speedlite EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments.
Single, continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec.) Continuous: Max. 3 shots per sec. Max. burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 60, RAW: Approx. 17 * With a Canon 512MB CF card. * Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, Picture • LCD Monitor Type: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor Monitor size: 2.5 in.
Specifications • Customization Camera setting registration: Under Mode Dial’s <l> setting Custom Functions: • Power Source Battery: Battery life: Battery check: Power saving: Date/Time battery: • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 152 x 113 x 75 mm / 6.0 x 4.4 x 3.0 in. Weight: •...
Dimensions (W x H x D): 91 x 67 x 32.3 mm / 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.3 in. Weight: Approx. 105 g / 3.7 oz (excluding power cord) All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Index AC Adapter Kit ...26, 166 Access lamp...29 Accessories...166 Add original decision data...157 Adobe RGB...67 AE ...84 AE lock...95, 160 AEB...93 AF mode ...74 AF point...77 AF-assist beam ...152 AI Focus AF ...76 AI Servo AF...75 Aperture value...88 Attaching the Strap...21 Auto play ...112 Auto playback ...112 Auto power off...30, 39...
Monochrome ... 54 Multi-controller... 20, 32 Neutral... 53 Noise reduction ... 151 Nomenclature... 14 Non-Canon flash units... 102 NTSC ... 36, 116 Number of copies ... 128, 131, 134, 142 One-Shot AF ... 75 P (Program)... 84 PAL... 36, 116 Paper settings ...
Playback ...107 Playback menu ...33, 35 Portrait ...53 Possible shots...25, 51 Power outlet ...26 Power Switch ...20, 30 Pressing completely...30 Pressing halfway...30 Print ordering ...139 Print/PTP...123 Program AE ...84 Program shift...85 Protect...117 Protection...117 Quick Control Dial ...20, 32 RAW...51 RAW+JPEG ...50 Recharge ...22 Replacing the date/time battery ...41 Rotate ...113...
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