Canon EOS 30
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Canon - SLR - 8.2 megapixel
CMOS Sensor and Digic II Image Processor - User select high speed and low speed continuous shooting at .
Part Numbers: 30D, EOS-30D, EOS-30DUSED, EOS30D, EOS5D
UPC: 0013803065114, 013803065114
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User reviews and opinions
|Sir_Stinksalot||5:05am on Monday, November 1st, 2010|
|Quality pictures, wide range of features, easy to use Build quality could easily have been much better Bought 5 months ago and is one of the higher priced SLR 35mm cameras but I consider to be of outstanding quality. Good to hold.|
|jdechellis||8:21pm on Thursday, October 7th, 2010|
|Bought a used Canon EOS-30 with the optional battery grip - great camera to hold and use, especially with the extra grip.|
|sophie_calypso||4:34am on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010|
|STILL HOLDING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE Why keep a film camera in the digital era? Especially when you have digital already? Well, no reason at all. Great camera! - covers all the bases. Fast, quiet and reliable This was the best camera i could afford when i bought it, and i consider it to be an investment.|
|MadDad||6:24am on Saturday, July 17th, 2010|
|The Canon EOS 30 is a fantastic 35mm slr that contained all of the features I wanted and desired it has multi segment metering. My first SLR was a 300v which I bought as a pckage and whilst this was enough to get me hooked on photography I grew beyond it quite quickly.|
|SUMITHAR||1:51pm on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010|
|Bought a used Canon EOS-30 with the optional battery grip - great camera to hold and use, especially with the extra grip.|
|leebethune||3:57am on Thursday, March 11th, 2010|
|Fast, quiet and reliable This was the best camera i could afford when i bought it, and i consider it to be an investment.|
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FE Lock...94 Flash Exposure Compensation.95 Flash Photography with the EOS-Dedicated 550EX Speedlite.96 Full Auto Flash..97 Taking Flash Pictures in Each Shooting Mode..97 High-Speed Sync (FP Flash)..98 FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing).98 FE Lock...99 Flash Exposure Compensation.99 Modeling Flash..99 Wireless Multi-Light/E-TTL Autoflash Photography..99 Using Non-Canon Flash Units..100
AF Modes and Drive Modes..134 Exposure Warnings..135 AE Lock Effects for Combinations of Focusing Point Selection and Metering Method..135 Program Line..136 Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Readouts.137 Troubleshooting..138 Major Accessories (Sold Separately).140 Major Specifications.142 Message List..145 System Map..146 Index...147
5 Playing and Erasing Recorded Images.101
Viewing Recorded Images.102 Viewing a Single Image.102 Viewing the Index..102 Viewing Enlarged Images..103 JUMP Jumping to Another Image.103 INFO. Turning the Information Display On and Off...104 Automated Playback of Recorded Images (Auto playback).105 Rotating an Image.106 Protecting an Image..107 Erasing Images (All Image Erase).108 Formatting the CF Card..109 Print Order..110 Selecting Images for Printing.111 Print Type..113 Specifying Date Printing..114 Specifying File Number Printing.115 Connecting to a TV..116 Cleaning the CMOS Imaging Element.117
6 Menu Function Settings.119
List of Menu Functions..120 Custom Function Settings..124
Basic Terminology for Digital Cameras and Digital Photography..130 Function Availability Table..134
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note:This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600
Insert the battery pack.
Open the battery chamber cover and slide the battery pack into position until it locks into place. Press the cover closed until it clicks shut. (27)
Mount the lens.
Align the red dots on the lens and camera and turn the lens in the direction shown by the arrow in the diagram until it clicks into place. (30)
Set the focus mode switch on the lens to AF.
Focus on the subject.
Look through the viewfinder and place the AF frame over the subject. Then press the shutter button down halfway to focus. (33) q In low-light conditions or backlit daylight conditions, the built-in flash fires automatically. (90)
Take the shot.
Press the shutter button down fully. (33)
Open the CF card slot cover.
Slide the cover in the direction shown by the arrow, then open it. (31)
Insert the CF card.
Insert the CF card, then close the cover. (31)
Set the Main Switch to ON.
Set the Mode Dial to (Full Auto).
Check the image.
The image is displayed for approximately 2 seconds after the shot. (44)
q To check other images you have taken, see Check the Image Immediately (44) and Viewing Recorded Images (102). q To erase images you have taken, see Erasing a Recorded Image (Single Image Erase) (47).
DRIVE Drive mode button (67) Metering mode button/ Flash exposure compensation button (65, 95) LCD panel (18) Main dial (34) Shutter button (33) Flash button (90) Mode dial (20) AF AF mode/WB button (58, 70) WB Lens mount index (30) Built-in flash (90) Hot shoe (96)
Strap eyelet (23)
Grip (Battery chamber)
Expansion electronics cover (116) Lens release button (30)
DC coupler cord channel (29) Red-eye reduction lamp(93) AF-assist light emitter (43) Self-timer operating display (85)
Remote control terminal PC terminal (100) Depth-of-field preview button (77, 99) Locking pins Lens mount
Reflex mirror (88, 117)
Electrical contacts (13)
Inside the expansion electronics cover
DIGITAL terminal (refer to Software Starter Guide)
VIDEO OUT terminal (116)
See the page indicated (s) for more information.
Eyecup (86) Viewfinder (19)
Using the Electronic Dials
Basic Operations with the
The dial is used to make settings only when taking pictures. It can be used in two ways.
(1) Press a button and turn the
When you press a button, its function remains active while a timer ( 6 ) runs. During this time you can turn the dial and view the settings on the LCD panel. When the timer runs out or you press the shutter button down halfway, the camera is ready to take a picture.
w Turn the
q After a button is pressed
Use the dial this way to set the AF mode, focusing point, metering mode or drive mode.
(2) Just turn the
dial while watching the LCD panel.
Use the dial this way to set the shutter speed and aperture value.
You can only use the dial when the Quick Control Dial switch is set to ON. Use the dial to select and set shooting mode operations and menu functions from the LCD monitor. When using the dial to carry out basic operations, you can use it in two ways.
When you press a button, its function remains active while a timer ( 6 ) runs. During this time you can turn the dial and view settings on the LCD panel. The timer function and return to shooting mode are the same as for the dial.
Use the dial this way to select and set the white balance, drive mode and flash exposure compensation.
When you are taking pictures, turn the dial while watching the viewfinder display or LCD panel. When you are making selections and settings from the LCD monitor, turn the dial while watching the LCD monitor.
q When you are taking pictures, use the dial to set the exposure compensation and manual aperture value. q When using the LCD monitor, use the dial to review and select the recorded image and select menu functions.
About the LCD Monitor
You can use the LCD monitor on the back of the camera to review and select images, as well as select and set menu functions.
You cannot use the LCD monitor as a viewfinder while taking pictures. You can use the dial when you are using the LCD monitor, regardless of whether the Quick Control Dial Switch is set to OFF.
Menu Functions and Settings
The Canon EOS D30 uses menu functions to set functions such as the quality, the date and time, and Custom Function settings. To use the menu functions, look at the LCD monitor and use the MENU button, dial and button as shown below.
1. Display the menu. Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the button again to clear the screen.
button. ( 6 ) 3 Advanced Operations
Select the focusing point.
Look at the LCD panel or the viewfinder display as you turn the or dial.
Automatic selection Manual selection
q Press the shutter button down halfway to return to ready-to-shoot mode.
Focusing On an Off-Center Subject
To focus on a subject not covered by one of the three focusing points, follow the procedure below. This technique is called Focus Lock. Focus lock is valid when the AF mode is set to One-shot AF.
Select a focusing point.
q Place the focusing point over the subject and press the shutter button down halfway.
Hold the shutter button down halfway and recompose the picture. Take the picture.
You can also use the Focus lock function in the Easy Shooting zone (except for mode), starting from step 2.
For best results, use the combination of One-shot AF with AE lock applied on the focusing point where focus is achieved, and evaluative metering.
Problem Subjects for Autofocusing
The EOS D30 has a precision AF system that can focus on most subjects. However, it may not be able to focus on subjects (in-focus indicator q blinks) in particular conditions such as the following: Difficult-to-Focus Subjects q Very low-contrast subjects, such as a blue sky or single-color wall q Subjects in very dark locations q Extremely backlit or reflective subjects, such as a shiny new car q Overlapping nearby and distant objects, such as cage bars and the animal inside the cage In such cases, use one of the following procedures: (1) Focus on an object that is at the same distance as the desired subject, apply Focus Lock, then recompose the picture. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to MF (or M on older lenses), and focus manually.
Set the lens focus mode switch to MF (or M on older lenses).
The icon appears on the LCD panel.
q Turn the manual focusing ring on the lens until the subject appears sharp in the viewfinder.
If you press and hold the shutter button down halfway as you focus manually, you will see the focusing point where the subject is focused, and the in-focus indicator q will light.
INFO. Checking Camera Settings
When the camera is ready to shoot, press the INFO. button to view the current camera settings on the LCD monitor.
Camera Setting Information
The following information is shown on the LCD monitor:
Auto power off time (33, 121) Review (45), Review time (46) Parameters (56) (not displayed unless parameters have been stored) C.Fn (custom function) number(s) (124) Flash exposure compensation (95)
ISO speed (55) CF card capacity Possible images that remaining (18, 54) can still be taken
Display the camera settings.
q Press the INFO. button. The current camera settings appear on the LCD monitor. q Press the INFO. button again to clear the LCD monitor.
The self-timer is convenient for group photographs. You can use it in any Easy Shooting mode or Creative mode. We recommend using a tripod when you use the self-timer.
Select the self-timer.
q Press the DRIVE button ( the dial to select .
6 ), and turn
q Make sure the in-focus indicator q and the exposure setting are displayed.
q Press the shutter button down fully. The beep sounds as the red-eye reduction lamp operates, and the picture is taken after 10 seconds. First 8 seconds: Slow beeps and the lamp blinks slowly. Last 2 seconds: Faster beeps and the lamp stays on. While the self-timer is operating, the LCD panel shows the number of seconds remaining until the picture is taken. q To cancel the self-timer, press the DRIVE button.
Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer. Doing so prevents the camera from focusing on the subject. q You can set the beep that indicates the subject is in focus and the beep that indicates the self-timer is operating to On or Off. (120) q When using the self-timer to photograph only yourself, lock the focus (62) on an object at about the same distance as where you will be. q You can use the Remote Switch RS-80N3 (sold separately) or Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (sold separately) to take a picture when you are away from the camera.
Using the Eyepiece Cover
If you take a picture using the self-timer or remote switch (sold separately) without looking through the viewfinder, stray light can enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure. To prevent this, attach the eyepiece cover to the viewfinder eyepiece before taking the picture.
Remove the eyecup.
q Grasp both sides of the eyecup and lift it up and away from the camera.
Slip the eyepiece cover over the eyepiece.
q The eyepiece cover is attached to the camera strap.
In a bulb exposure, the shutter remains open as long as you hold the shutter button down, and closes when you release it. Bulb exposures are useful for the long exposures required for night scenes, fireworks, etc.
Set the shutter speed to [
q Look at the LCD panel and turn the dial to select [ ]. q The next setting after [ ] is [ ].
q Press and hold the shutter button down fully. During the bulb exposure, the elapsed exposure time is displayed on the LCD panel (1 to 999 seconds). q Exposure continues as long as you hold down the shutter button.
q The elapsed exposure time displayed on the LCD panel is only counted up to 999 seconds. For accurate exposure time, check the information display for the exposed image. (104) q Long exposures exceeding 1 second result in increased noise introduced into the image, and reduce the quality of the image. The Remote Switch RS-80N3 (sold separately), or Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (sold separately) can be used to eliminate the need to hold down the shutter button.
Using the Built-in Flash in the Creative Zone
In the Creative zone, you can take flash pictures by simply pressing the < > button to pop up the built-in flash at any time, regardless of lighting conditions. : Select mode for full autoflash. The shutter speed and aperture value are determined automatically, just as in (Full Auto) mode.
: Select mode to manually set a shutter speed slower than 1/200 second. The camera then automatically sets the flash aperture value to provide the proper exposure for your shutter speed. : Select mode to manually set the aperture value. In low-light conditions against a background such as a night sky, you can use automatic slow-sync settings to properly expose the main subject and the background. The main subject is captured by the flash, and the background is captured by time exposure using a slow shutter speed. q Because automatic slow-sync photography uses a slow shutter speed, always use a tripod. : Select mode to set the shutter speed and the aperture value manually. The main subject is exposed properly by the flash. The background exposure varies according to the shutter speed and aperture settings. : The effect is the same as using flash in mode.
Built-in Flash Range
(using EF24-85mm F3.5-4.5 USM lens) ISO Speed 1600 Wide-angle: 24 mm Approx. 1-3.4 m (3.3-11.2 ft) Approx. 1-4.8 m (3.3-15.7 ft) Approx. 1-6.8 m (3.3-22.3 ft) Approx. 1-9.6 m (3.3-31.5 ft) Approx. 1-13.7 m (3.3-44.9 ft) Telephoto: 85 mm Approx. 1-2.6 m (3.3-8.5 ft) Approx. 1-3.7 m (3.3-12.1 ft) Approx. 1-5.3 m (3.3-17.4 ft) Approx. 1-7.5 m (3.3-24.6 ft) Approx. 1-10.6 m (3.3-34.8 ft)
Flash Sync Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings
Mode Sync shutter speed Automatically set from 1/200 to 1/60 second. Manually set to speeds slower than 1/200 second. Automatically set (1/200 to 30 sec.) for the metered brightness, according to the aperture value. Manually set to speeds slower than 1/200 second. Aperture Value Automatically set by the E-TTL program. Automatically set for the metered brightness, according to the shutter speed setting.
4 Flash Photography
Manually set as desired.
q When using an EX-series Speedlite (96), press the built-in flash back into the camera before mounting the external flash. q When using the built-in flash, keep at least 1 m/3.3 ft away from the subject. Otherwise the lens barrel may partially obstruct the flash and cause part of the photo to look dark. q When using the built-in flash, detach any hood from the lens to keep it from obstructing flash coverage. q Using the built-in flash with any of the following lenses can partially obstruct the flash coverage. Instead, use an EOS-dedicated external flash. Large-aperture lenses, including the EF17-35mm F2.8L USM, EF28-70mm F2.8L USM. Super-telephoto lenses, including the EF300mm F2.8L IS USM and EF600mm F4L IS USM. q The built-in flash can cover the picture area for lenses with focal lengths as short as 18 mm. If you use a lens shorter than 18 mm, the photo will be dark around the edges. q q q q The E in E-TTL stands for Evaluative. To retract the built-in flash, press it back down into the camera. You cannot use the built-in flash to set high-speed sync (FP flash). In or mode, if you set the shutter speed faster than 1/200 second, the camera will automatically reset it to 1/200 unless the EX-series Speedlite has been set for high-speed sync. q AF flash exposure is always based on the aperture value at the time the shot is taken, and controlled by E-TTL automatic flash compensation linked to the active focusing point and weighted for the main subject. q The built-in flash and external flash cannot be used at the same time. q For subjects that are difficult to focus, the AF-assist light (43) automatically projects a beam of light at the subject.
You can set the Shutter curtain sync to 2nd-curtain sync. (C.Fn-8-1126)
When you use flash in low-light conditions, it can reflect off your subjects pupils and make their eyes look red in the photograph. This effect is called red-eye, and is caused by the light of the flash reflecting off the retina of the eye. The Red-eye reduction function uses the cameras redeye reduction lamp, which gently shines into the subjects eyes to constrict the pupils and thereby reduces the likelihood that red-eye will occur. You can use red-eye reduction in any picture-taking mode except and modes.
From the menu, select [Red-eye on/off].
q Press the MENU button. q Turn the dial to select [Red-eye on/off], then press the button.
Set the Red-eye reduction function.
q Turn the press the dial to select [On], then button.
The red-eye reduction function is turned On, and the display returns to the Menu. q Press the MENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.
q When you press the shutter button down halfway, the redeye reduction lamp indicator appears in the viewfinder. q Red-eye reduction is effective only when the subject is looking at the red-eye reduction lamp. Be sure to tell your subjects to look at the lamp. q To increase the effectiveness of red-eye reduction, press the shutter button down fully approximately 1.5 seconds after the red-eye reduction lamp indicator goes off. q You can take a picture anytime by pressing the shutter button down fully, even if the red-eye reduction lamp is on. q Red-eye reduction also operates when you use an EOSdedicated Speedlite. q The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies from subject to subject.
Red-eye reduction lamp indicator
Red-eye reduction is more effective in bright interior locations, with the camera close to the subject.
FE (flash exposure) Lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of a subject. FE Lock is a function in the Creative zone.
High-Speed Sync (FP Flash)
When the 550EX Speedlite is set to high-speed sync mode, it can automatically synchronize at any shutter speed of 1/200 second or faster, thus providing high-speed sync (FP) flash operation. When high-speed sync is On, the icon appears in the viewfinder. High-speed sync is effective for portrait photography in the following situations: (1) When you want to use daylight sync flash for a portrait, and widen the aperture (reduce the aperture value) to blur the background. (2) When you want to produce a catchlight in the subjects eyes. (3) When you want to use fill flash to eliminate shadows.
FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)
With the 550EX Speedlite, FEB (flash exposure bracketing) automatically shoots three flash shots, bracketing the exposure by as much as 3 stops in 1/2-stop increments, without changing the background exposure. q FEB is applied from the 550EX Speedlite. For details, see the Users Guide for your Speedlite. q For best results use (single-image shooting) drive mode. (67) You can set the camera to change FEB settings in 1/3-stop increments. (C.Fn-4 124)
Taking FE Lock pictures with the 550EX Speedlite is the same as described in FE Lock (94) for the built-in flash. In step 1, be sure the 550EX Speedlite pilot lamp is on. The flash mode may be either normal flash or high-speed sync. The FE lock operates with either mode.
For flash pictures with flash exposure compensation, see Flash Exposure Compensation for the built-in flash. (95)
Modeling flash allows you to see shadows, light balance, and other effects produced by multilight settings.
Check that the camera and Speedlite are properly set for flash photography. Press the camera s depth-of-field preview button.
q The Speedlite fires at 70Hz for approximately one second.
Wireless Multi-Light/E-TTL Autoflash Photography
The 550EX Speedlite can be operated as a slave light from a master (550EX or ST-E2) for easy wireless multi-light/E-TTL autoflash photography. The slave 550EX is placed to supplement the master flash, which provides the primary flash for the subject. q This is a Type-A camera. For details, refer to the users guide for your Speedlite.
Using Non-Canon Flash Units
The EOS D30 can synchronize with compact, non-Canon flash units at shutter speeds of 1/200 second or slower. With larger studio flash units, the flash speed is 1/60 second or slower. Be sure to test the flash you are using beforehand, to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera.
We recommend you use a flash with sync cable connected to the PC contacts. The PC terminal has a locking thread to prevent accidental disconnection. Only the X-sync terminal is used for synchronization at 1/200 second or slower.
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When the Review function has been set to On or On (Info), this determines the time that images are displayed. Select 2, 4, or 8 seconds, or Hold.
Sets the LCD brightness. Select normal or bright.
Sets the date and time, and the order of display for year, month, and day.
Sets the pattern for automatically assigning file numbers to each image. Select continuous or auto reset.
Sets the language used for the Menu screen. Select English, Deutsch, Franais, or Japanese.
Item Video system
Description Determines the video system format. Select NTSC or PAL.
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Format CF card
Formats the CF card in the camera.
Sets custom functions that can adjust many of the camera functions to meet individual requirements.
6 Menu Function Settings 123
Custom Function Settings
You can adjust many of the Canon EOS D30s functions to meet your particular requirements using the Custom Function settings. To change Custom Functions, select [C.Fn] from the menu. Func. No. 01 Item Long exposure noise reduction Screen Select no. Off On Setting or change
Shutter button /AE lock button
Press the shutter button down halfway: AE, AF button: AE lock button: AE, AF Press the shutter button down halfway: AE lock Press the shutter button down halfway: AE, AF button: AF lock (no AE lock) button: AE, AF (no AE lock) Press the shutter button down halfway: AE
Disable (normal photography) Enable
Tv, Av, and exposure level
1/2-stop increments 1/3-stop increments
On (auto) Off
Effects, remarks Effective for reducing noise occurring in time exposure or bulb shots longer than one second. However, this requires processing time after the shot approximately equivalent to the exposure time. During processing, the message appears on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder, and no exposures can be made.
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Effective for determining focus and exposure separately.
In AI Servo AF mode, if an object passes between the camera and the subject, you can press the button to pause AF operation and keep the camera from focusing on the obstruction. Exposure is determined when you take the picture. This is useful when photographing subjects that move and stop repeatedly. In AI Servo AF mode you can press the button to start or stop AI Servo AF operation. Exposure is determined when you take the picture. The optimum focus and exposure are thus always ready for the decisive moment.
Effective for preventing the effects of camera vibration caused by mirror action in close-up and ultra-telephoto shots.
Effective in conditions that require more precise exposure settings. (The exposure indications may not change even if you change exposure settings. However, exposure control will be done according to your setting.)
Effective in conditions where the AF-assist light may not be desirable.
Func. No. 06
Item Shutter speed in Av mode with flash
Select no. 0 1
Setting or change Automatic setting Fixed at 1/200 second (when using flash)
AEB sequence /auto cancellaton when Main Switch is Off Shutter curtain sync
0 +/Enabled 0 +/Disabled
0 +/Enabled 0 +/Disabled 1st-curtain sync. Flash fires immediately after the shutter reaches full-open position.
2nd-curtain sync. Flash fires immediately before 2nd curtain closes.
Lens AF stop button Fn. Switch
Stop AF while button is pressed Operate AF while button is pressed Press button to start exposure timer and lock AE
Auto reduction of fill flash
Effects, remarks Effective for using flash at night or in dark locations.
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Effective when you continue to take AEB shots with the first frame set at the correct exposure. Lets you take AEB shots from the lowest exposure first. Effective when you continue to take AEB shots from the lowest exposure first.
Effective at filling in shadows at slow shutter speeds.
Camera AF does not operate while this button is pressed. Effective for determining focus and exposure separately.
Produces natural daylight sync imaging. Prevents underexposure of people photographed against strong backlighting such as sunsets.
Func. No. 11
Item Menu button return position
Setting or change Always show first menu item. Show the most recently set menu item. (Set the Main Switch to Off to cancel, or On to show the first menu item.) Show the most recently set menu item. (Retain in memory when the main switch is Set to Off.) Not assigned. Change quality.
SET button func. when shooting
Change ISO speed. Select parameters. Disable Enable
* Settings you set with C.Fn-11 will be effective even in the Easy shooting zone.
Enables prompt menu selection for items that are frequently changed.
Enables prompt menu selection for items that are frequently changed. Convenient when you want to retain function settings, regardless of whether the power is On or Off.
The cameras shutter opens for a variable length of time to control the amount of light that reaches the imaging element. This length of time is called the shutter speed.
Function Availability Table
AF Mode Dial
ONE SHOT AI SERVO AI FOCUS
: Automatic setting : Selection possible
Focusing point selection
Partial Centerweighted averaging
Built-in flash Mode Dial
Auto Manual Red-eye reduction
AF Modes and Drive Modes
Drive mode ONE SHOT AF
Shutter cannot be released until focus is achieved. When focus is achieved, AF is locked. In evaluative metering mode, the exposure (set just before the picture is taken) is also locked. The above conditions apply during continuous shooting. (in Large format, approximately 3 images per second to a maximum of 8 images.)
AI Servo AF
Autofocus tracks the moving subject, and the exposure is set when the picture is taken. The above conditions apply during continuous shooting. (in Large format, approximately 2.5 images per second, up to a maximum of 8 images.)
Automatically switches between ONE SHOT AF and AI Servo AF according to the subject.
Mode Blinking warning Description
Subject is too dark.
Subject is too bright.
Use a neutral density filter.
Picture will be underexposed. Turn the dial to a slower shutter speed. Picture will be overexposed. Turn the dial to a faster shutter speed.
Picture will be underexposed. Turn the dial to a smaller aperture value. Picture will be overexposed. Turn the dial to a larger aperture value.
The desired depth of field 1) Move farther from the cannot be obtained. subject and try again. 2) If using a zoom lens, use the shortest focal length. Use a flash (the result will Subject is too dark. be the same as using Program AE ). Use a neutral density filter. Subject is too bright.
The warnings shown are examples using a lens with a minimum aperture value of f/3.5, and a maximum aperture value of f/22. Actual maximum and minimum aperture values will depend on the particular lens you use.
AE Lock Effects for Combinations of Focusing Point Selection and Metering Method
icon Only the blinks on the LCD panel
Battery loses power quickly
Auto power off function is operating. Switch the camera on again with the main switch, or turn off the Auto power off function. (121) Battery pack level is very low. Charge the battery pack. (25) Camera is not operating properly. Press the shutter button down halfway to reset the camera to normal. (33) icon still appears, the camera needs repair. Take it * If the to a Canon Service Center. (back cover)
Unable to shoot or record images CF card is not loaded correctly. Load the CF card correctly. (31) CF card is full. Change to a new CF card, or erase unwanted images. (31, 47, 108) The battery pack is out of power. Charge the battery pack. (25) Image out of focus (In-focus light in the viewfinder blinks). Press the shutter button down halfway to focus again. If this fails, focus manually. (33, 63) LCD monitor displays and images are hard to see Dust or foreign matter on the monitor. Clean the monitor with a soft eyeglass cloth. LCD monitor is worn out. Consult the store where you bought your camera, or a Canon Service Center. (12, back cover) Lens focusing mode switch set to MF (or M). Set the focusing mode switch to AF. (30) Hand movement when the shutter button is pressed. Press the shutter button carefully so that the camera does not move. (33, 40) Unable to use the CF card CF card data is corrupted. Format the CF card. (109) Use the specified type of CF card. (3, 141) The message appears on the LCD panel The backup battery is out of power. Replace the backup battery. (24)
Images are blurred
Checking and Handling Images
Cannot erase images Images may be protected. Remove image protection. (107) Date/Time setting may be incorrect. Set date/time correctly. (38) Video cable plugs are not inserted fully. Insert the video cable plugs firmly all the way. (116)
Incorrect date and time displayed No image appears on the TV screen
Major Accessories (Sold Separately)
Battery Pack BP-511
This is a powerful lithium ion secondary battery pack. The rated voltage is 7.4V. You can use the Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400 to charge the BP-511 battery pack, and when fully charged it has enough power for you to take approximately 540 pictures (Normal, with 50% flash use). Charging takes about 90 minutes.
Half press the shutter button.33 Handling precautions.12 Camera...12 CF card...13 LCD panel and LCD monitor..12 Lens electrical contacts..13 Lithium backup battery..13 High-speed sync..98 Holding the camera..40 Household power supply..29
Image information..45, 104 Image zone...20 Imaging element..3, 117 Index printing...113 In-focus indicator..19 Interface cable..5 ISO speed..55, 120, 130
Night Scene Mode..52 Non-Canon flash unit use..100 Number of available shots..28
Parameter selection..56 Partial metering..66 PC Card Adapter..141 PC terminal..100 Portrait Mode..48 Portrait position..40, 106 Print order selection.110 Date printing..114 File number printing..115 Print type..113 Selecting all images..112 Selecting a single image.111 Program AE...72 Program line..136 Program shifting..73 Protection..107
Sync shutter speed.91, 100 System Map..146
Television connection..116 Test shots...3 Timer Remote Controller..141 Trademarks...3
Video cable..5, 116 Video system..123 Viewfinder..19 Viewing the image..44, 102 Auto playback...105 Enlarged image viewing..103 Erasing images Single..47 All...108 Jumping between images..103 Protecting images..107 Rotating images..106 Viewing a single image..102 Viewing the index.102
Quick Control Dial..22, 35 Quick Control Dial Switch..35
Recording capacity..54 Recording size...54 Red-eye phenomenon..131 Red-eye reduction..93 Remote Switch..141
Warranty...5 White balance...68, 69 Custom setting..70 Types..69 Wireless multi-light photography.99
Self-timer..85 Service centers.Back cover Settings checking...64 Shooting modes..20 Shutter button..33 Shutter speed...131 Shutter Speed-Priority AE..74 Shutter speed readout..137 Specifications...142 Software Starter Guide.5 Sports Mode..51 Standard..111 Strap...4, 23
Camera Care and Storage
The camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. The camera is not waterproof and should not be used in wet conditions or underwater. If the camera gets wet, take it to your nearest Canon dealer as soon as possible. If small amounts of water splash onto the camera, wipe it with a clean dry cloth. If the camera is exposed to salty air, wipe it thoroughly with a slightly damp cloth. Do not leave the camera in places prone to excessive heat such as in a car on a sunny day. Excessive heat can cause the camera to malfunction. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never attempt to disassemble the camera. Use only a blower brush to blow away any dust on the lens, eyepiece, mirror, focusing screen, film compartment, etc. Do not clean the camera body or lens with any cleaner containing an organic solvent. For stubborn dirt, consult your nearest Canon dealer. The shutter curtains are extremely thin. Use only a blower to clean them. Be careful not to blow air too forcefully on the shutter curtains. The shutter curtains can be easily deformed or damaged. Also, when loading and unloading film, be careful not to touch the shutter curtains. Do not touch the electrical contacts with your fingers. Otherwise corrosion may develop on the contacts, resulting in improper camera operation. If the camera is not to be used for an extended period, remove the batteries. Store the camera in a well-ventilated, cool, dry place. During storage, press the shutter button once in a while to release the shutter a few times. Avoid storing the camera in a laboratory, cabinet, etc., where corrosive chemicals are present. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot, have the camera checked by your Canon dealer beforehand, or check for yourself that the camera components are working properly.
LCD displays operate more slowly at low temperatures, and may appear dark at high temperatures. The display will return to normal at room temperature.
After the films last frame is exposed, the camera rewinds the film automatically.
film rewind, the LCD panel will indicate the film rewinding and the frame count will count down. s The film rewind stops automatically. Check that the <5> icon is blinking, then open the camera back and take out the film.
To rewind the film in midroll, follow the procedure below.
Press the <6> button.
s Film s The
rewind will begin. film rewind stops automatically. Check that the <5> icon is blinking, then open the camera back and take out the film.
During film rewind, pressing the <6> button toggles between high-speed and low-speed (silent) rewind. C.Fn-01-1 can make the film rewind faster. (p.85) C.Fn-02-1 can leave out the film leader when the film rewind ends. (p.85)
By adjusting the diopter, eyeglass wearers will not need their eyeglasses to see a sharp viewfinder image. The cameras adjustable dioptric range is 2.5 to +0.5 dpt.
1 Remove the eyecup.sides at the While grasping both
bottom of the eyecup, slide it upward to remove.
2 Turn the dioptric adjustment knob.
Turn the knob left or right so that the
AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. The illustration shows the knob at the standard setting (1 dpt).
3 Reattach the eyecup.
If the dioptric adjustment knob still cannot make the viewfinder look clear, use a Dioptric Adjustment Lens Ed (10 types sold separately).
Holding the Camera
To avoid taking blurred pictures, hold the camera steady to minimize camera shake.
Firmly grasp the camera grip with your right hand, and press your both elbows lightly against your body. Hold the lens at the bottom with your left hand. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot in front of the other instead of lining up both feet.
The camera automatically senses whether it is in the horizontal or vertical position. The camera orientation sensor will make a small sound when you switch to vertical or horizontal shooting.
Fully Automatic Shooting
This chapter describes how to use the cameras Basic Zone modes <Y> <U> <I> <O> <P> <A> for quick and easy shooting. In these modes, all you do is point and shoot. Also, these modes override the cameras <l> <u> and AF Mode dials, film advance mode lever (except <p>), and buttons (except <0> <6> and the shutter button). This is to prevent spoiled shots caused by accidental operation of camera controls.
Turn the Mode Dial to <Y>, <U>, <I>, <O>, <P>, or <A>.
The picture-taking procedure is the same as with the <Y> Full Auto mode on page 28. The settings automatically set by the Basic Zone modes are shown in the Feature Availability Table on page 91.
n B a sic Zo
YFull Auto Mode
All you do is point the camera and press the shutter button. Everything is automatic so it is easy to photograph any subject. With seven AF points to focus the subject, you just point and shoot.
1 Turn the Mode Dial to <Y>. 2 Aim any of the AF points on the subject.
The main subject, as determined by
the camera, will be focused by one of the AF points. To focus a subject not covered by any of the AF points, see Focusing OffCenter Subjects on page 50.
subject. 3 Focus the shutter button halfway to Press the
Shutter speed Aperture value
necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically. s The AF point that achieves focus will flash in red. The beeper will also sound and the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder will light.
4 Check the exposure setting. The shutter speed and aperture
value will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel. (0)
AF point mark
5 Take the picture. and press the Compose the shot
shutter button fully.
If you want to zoom, do it before focusing. Turning the zooming ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus. If the built-in flashs pop-up operation is obstructed, the <r> icon will blink on the LCD panel. Press the shutter button halfway to resolve the problem. When focus is achieved, the autofocus and auto exposure setting will also be locked. If the focus confirmation light <n> blinks, the picture cannot be taken. (p.51) Out of the seven AF points, the one covering the closest subject is selected automatically to achieve focus. If multiple AF points flash in red simultaneously, it indicates that all those AF points have achieved focus. In the Basic Zone modes (except <I> <P> ), the built-in flash will pop up and fire automatically in low-light or backlit conditions. To retract the flash, push it back down.
This mode is for taking pictures of people at twilight or at night. The flash illuminates the subject while a slow sync speed obtains a natural-looking exposure of the background.
If you want to photograph only a night scene
(without people), use the <I> mode instead.
Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash
automatically sets the AF mode to <4>, the film advance mode to <J> (single-frame shooting), and the metering mode to <Z>.
A blinking shutter speed indicates that the shutter speed is too slow to prevent a blurred picture caused by camera shake. Hold the camera steady and press the shutter button smoothly, or use a tripod. (The shutter speed indicator still blinks when you use a tripod, but camera shake will not be a problem.) In the <A> mode, use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
FUsing Red-eye Reduction (with the built-in flash)
When flash is used in a low-light environment, the subjects eyes may come out red in the photograph. Red eye happens when the light from the flash reflects off the retina of the eyes. The cameras red-eye reduction feature turns on the red-eye reduction lamp to shine a gentle light into the subjects eyes to narrow the pupil diameter or iris. A smaller pupil reduces the chances of red eye from occurring. Red-eye reduction can be set in any shooting mode except <I> <P>.
the <7> arrow to 1 Moveon the LCD panel. the <F> icon
<0> button to move the arrow. (1)
the <l> 2 TurnLCD panel. dial to set E on the
Press the shutter button halfway to
return to normal camera operation.
To cancel red-eye reduction, set W
on the LCD panel.
When you press the shutter button halfway, the red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator will appear in viewfinder and on the LCD panel. Red-eye reduction will not work unless the Red-eye reduction subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. Tell lamp-on indicator the subject to look at the lamp. For maximum effectiveness, press the shutter button fully after the red-eye reduction lamp turns off (after 1.5 sec.). You can take a picture even while the red-eye reduction lamp is lit. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. To further increase the effectiveness of red-eye reduction, go to a brighter environment or move closer to the subject.
One-Shot AF for Still Subjects
Pressing the shutter button halfway activates AF operation and achieves focus once.
AF point which achieves focus will flash briefly and the focus confirmation light in the viewfinder will light at the same time. sWith evaluative metering, the exposure setting (shutter speed and Focus confirmation light aperture value) will be set when focus is achieved. The exposure setting and focus will be locked as long as the shutter button is pressed halfway. (p.50) You can then recompose the shot while retaining the exposure setting and point of focus.
If focus has not been achieved, the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder will blink. In this case, you cannot take a picture even when you press the shutter button fully. Recompose the shot and try and focus again. Also see When Autofocus Fails (p.51).
AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects
While you press the shutter button halfway, the camera focuses continuously
This AF mode suits moving subjects
when the focusing distance keeps changing. sWith predictive AF, the camera can also focus track a subject which steadily approaches or retreats from the camera. sThe exposure settings are set immediately before the picture is taken.
When focus is achieved, the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder will not light and the beeper will not sound. If the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder blinks, it means focus has not been achieved. Focus lock cannot be used.
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. When the AF point selection is automatic, the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. If the subject moves away from the center AF point, focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. The active AF point will not flash in red. With a manually selected AF point, the selected AF point is used for predictive AF. In the Eye Control mode, Eye Control Servo AF (p.49) will be used. As long as one of the AF points cover the moving subject, predictive AF will continue to track the subject as you follow it with your eye.
With C.Fn-04-2, holding down the <w> button will temporarily stop the AF operation in the AI Servo AF mode. (p.85)
AI Focus AF for Automatic AF Mode Switching
The AI Focus AF mode switches automatically from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF if the subject starts to move. If focus is achieved in the One-Shot AF mode and the subject starts to move continuously, the camera will detect the movement and switch automatically to AI Servo AF to focus track the subject.
3Selecting an AF Point
The AF point is used for focusing. The AF point can be selected automatically by the camera or manually by you. In the Basic Zone modes and <Q> mode, the AF point selection is automatic only. In the <S> <R> <E> <W> modes, the AF point can be selected either automatically or manually.
1 Set the Eye Control switch to <e>.
and the CAL No. are displayed on the LCD panel. Blinking number: Indicates unregistered calibration. Non-blinking number: Indicates registered calibration.
a No. 2 Selecttheblinking CALselect a Turn <l> dial to
If there is no blinking CAL No., see
Deleting Eye Control Calibration Settings on page 47.
the camera horizontally and 3 Hold at the viewfinder. look
AF 4 Keep looking at the blinkingpress point in the viewfinder and
the shutter button.
The right-most AF point will blink first.
While looking at the blinking AF point, press the shutter button. s The AF point will stop blinking and stay lit. The beeper will sound at the same time. During this calibration procedure, pressing the shutter button completely will not take a picture.
5 Let go of the shutter button. 4. 6 Repeat steps willand 5in the following The AF point blink
display. 7 Check the viewfinder is completed, When the calibration
the CAL No. will stop blinking and i will be displayed.
the camera vertically 8 Hold at the viewfinder. and look
Calibrate vertically under the same You can hold the camera vertically
with the grip pointing up or down.
the blinking AF 9 While looking atshutter button. point, press the
Follow steps 4 to 6.
AF point will blink in the following sequence: 7 8.
viewfinder 10 Check the calibration is display. When the completed,
11 Set the Eye Control switch to <g>.
This completes the calibration
procedure, and you can now use Eye Control (p.48) to take pictures.
If the camera does not detect your eye movement properly during the calibration, the beeper will sound and the CAL No. will blink on the LCD panel. In such a case, press the shutter button and start from step 3. If you do the calibration procedure only for the horizontal orientation, Eye Control during vertical picture-taking might not be so accurate. Be sure to also complete the calibration procedure for the vertical orientation. If you interrupt the calibration procedure, wait until the AF point in the viewfinder stops blinking, then start over from step 3. If the calibration does not go well, see Eye Control Calibration Operation Tips (p.46). If the beeper setting (p.74) is set to W, the beeper will not sound.
3 Set the Eye Control switch to <g>. a 4 Selecttheshooting mode. the Turn Mode Dial to select
desired shooting mode.
the AF mode 5 TurnAF mode. dial to select the
the focusing 6 Keep looking atto select and point you want press the shutter button halfway.
<m> icon lights in the viewfinder. sThe AF point you look at will flash in red and focus the subject.
7 Take the picture.
If the camera fails to detect which AF point you are looking at, the <m> icon in the viewfinder will blink and automatic AF point selection will take effect. If Eye Control does not work well, check if you are using the correct CAL No. and see Eye Control Calibration and Operation Tips on page 46.
Eye Control Servo AF
When you use Eye Control in the AI Servo AF mode (or AI Focus AF set to AI Servo AF), you can focus a moving subject continuously just by looking at it. This is called Eye Control Servo AF. If the subject focused with Eye Control starts to move, you can continue to focus-track the subject with your eye by looking at the next AF point covering the subject while holding down the shutter button halfway.
Turning Off Eye Control
Turn the Eye Control switch to <2>. The AF point can then be selected automatically or manually.
Focusing Off-Center Subjects
After achieving focus, you can lock the focus on a subject and recompose the shot. This is called focus lock. Focus lock works when the AF mode is set to One Shot AF.
1 Set the camera to a Creative Zone mode. 2 Select the desired AF point. the 3 Focusthe AFsubject. the subject, then point on Aim
press the shutter button halfway.
4 Keep pressing the shutter button halfway and recompose the
picture as desired.
5 Take the picture.
Focus lock also works in the Basic Zone modes (except <P>). Just start from step 3 above.
When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing)
Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <n> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following:
Difficult Subjects for Autofocusing
Low-contrast subjects. Example: Blue sky, flat surface with a solid color. Subjects in very low light. Extremely backlit or reflective subjects. Example: Automobile with a strong reflection. Overlapping near and far objects. Example: Animal behind bars in a cage. In such cases, do one of the following: (1)Focus lock an object at the same distance as the subject and recompose. (2)Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.
: 1 stop AEB with over 2-stop exposure compensation.
AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different spot from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.
subject. 1 Focus the shutter button halfway to Press the
focus. exposure setting will be displayed.
the button. 2 Press<j><j>will light in(0) The icon the
viewfinder to indicate that the exposure setting has been locked (AE lock). Each time you press the <j> button, it locks the current exposure setting.
AE lock indicator
3 Compose the shot and take the picture.
If you want to maintain the AE lock
while taking more pictures, hold down the <j> button and press the shutter button to take another picture.
In the One-Shot AF and AI Focus AF modes (except AI SERVO AF), AE lock will take effect while you press the shutter button halfway to focus. AE lock works differently depending on the selected AF point and metering mode. For details, see AE Lock Effects (p.92). C.Fn-04-1 enables you to apply AE lock by pressing the shutter button halfway and focus by pressing the <j> button. (p.85)
When bulb is set, the shutter is open while you keep pressing the shutter button fully. Bulb exposures are useful when long exposures are required for night scenes, fireworks, astronomical photography, etc.
to 2 Set theatshutter speedandy. turn the Look the LCD panel
<l> dial to select y.
y follows K
bulb 4 Start thethe bulbexposure. y During exposure,
blinks on the LCD panel.
The bulb exposure continues as long
as you hold down the shutter button.
Remote Switch RS-60E3 (sold separately) is convenient for bulb exposures. Bulb exposures are also possible with the Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately). When you press the transmit button, the exposure will start. To end the exposure, press the button again. With a new set of batteries, the maximum bulb exposure time (at 20C) will be about 10 hours.
The film is not advanced after each shot, so you can expose multiple shots on the same frame. Shoot up to nine shots on a single frame.
1 Move the <7> arrow to the <4> icon.
<0> button. (1) will be displayed.
2 Set the desired number of multiple exposures.
Turn the <l> dial. Press the shutter button halfway to
3 Take the picture.the multiple After you take all
exposures, the film advances to the next frame automatically and the multiple-exposure setting is canceled.
If you shoot multiple exposures on the first few or last few frames of a roll, the multiple exposures might not be precisely aligned due to the film curling. During multiple-exposure shooting, the <7> arrow next to the <4> icon on the LCD panel will blink. To cancel multiple exposures before shooting, set the number of multiple exposures to E. To cancel multiple exposures after shooting, follow steps 1 and 2 to set the number of multiple exposures to blank. Since the same frame is exposed multiple times, exposure compensation should be set to a negative value for each shot. General Guide for Exposure Compensation These are only suggested exposure compensation amounts. The optimum amount depends on the scene. Experiment to find the optimum compensation amount. Multiple Exposures Exposure Compensation Amount 2 exposures 1.0 stop 3 exposures 1.5 stop 4 exposures 2.0 stop
HSelecting the Film Advance Mode
The film advance mode can be set to Single <J> or Continuous <H>.
To set the film advance mode, turn
the film advance mode lever.
The film advance mode takes effect
in the Creative Zone modes.
The continuous shooting speed will
be as follows: 4 : Approx. 4 fps 5 : Approx. 3.5 fps
D Setting the ISO Film Speed
If the film is not DX-coded or if you want to set a different film speed, load the film in the camera and set the film speed manually as follows. The settable film speed range is ISO 6 to 6400.
1 Move the <7> arrow to the <D> icon.
film 2 Set the desired dial tospeed. film set the Turn the <l>
The manually-set film speed will be canceled if the film is taken out and DXcoded film is loaded. With C.Fn-03-1, you can retain the manually-set film speed even after taking out the film and loading another DX-coded roll of film. (p.85)
2 Take the picture. Point the signal transmitter toward
the cameras remote control sensor and press the signal button. s The remote control lamp will light, and the picture will be taken. For details on using the remote control, see the RC-1s instructions.
Remote control sensor
Certain types of fluorescent light may cause camera misoperation. During wireless remote control, try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light. You can also use Remote Controller RC-5 (sold separately). If you set the film advance mode lever to <p> and do nothing for four minutes, the wireless remote control mode will be canceled automatically to save battery power.
Using the Remote Switch
Connect the Remote Switch RS60E3s (sold separately) plug to the cameras remote control terminal. To take a picture, press the Remote Switchs shutter-release button.
With the built-in flash or EOSdedicated Speedlite, you can easily take flash pictures in the same way as normal AE shooting. In the Basic Zone modes (except <I> <P>), the built-in flash is fully automatic. In Creative Zone modes, it can be used at any time.
Using the Built-in Flash
In a Basic Zone Mode
In low-light or backlit conditions, the built-in flash will pop up and fire automatically (except in <I> <P> modes).
In a Creative Zone Mode
Just pop-up the built-in flash to fire the flash regardless of the ambient light level. S : Use this mode for automatic flash photography. The flash sync speed (within 1/60 sec. - 1/125 sec) and aperture value will be set automatically as with the <Y> (Full Auto) mode.
R : Use this mode if you want to set the flash sync speed manually (within 30 sec. - 1/125 sec.). The camera will set the flash aperture value automatically to obtain a correct flash exposure. E : Use this mode if you want to set the flash aperture value. The camera will set the flash sync speed (within 30 sec. 1/125 sec.) automatically to obtain the best exposure for the aperture you set. For portraits with a night scene or dark background, a slow sync speed will be set to obtain a proper exposure for both the subject and background. The flash illuminates the subject, while the background is properly exposed with a slow shutter speed. Because automatic slow-sync shooting uses a slow shutter speed, always use a tripod. W : Enables you to manually set the shutter speed (30 sec. 1/125 sec. or bulb) and aperture. The subject is properly exposed with the flash and the background is exposed with the flash sync speed and aperture value you have set.
Depth of field Point of optimum focus
Aperture set to f/2.
Aperture set to f/22.
Feature Availability Table
: Set automatically. Mode Dial mode One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus AF Auto AF Point Manual Selection
Y U I O P A
S R E W Q
AF-Assist beam Built-in Flash Film Advance Metering Mode Functions Evaluative Partial Center-weighted avg. Single Continuous Self-timer Auto Firing Manual Firing Flash off
Exposure Compensation AE Lock ISO Speed Red-eye Reduction Beeper Multiple Exposures Flash Exposure Compensation AEB Midroll Rewind Custom Functions
m Model only
AE Lock Effects
AF Point Selection Method
Metering Mode Z Evaluative C.Fn-08-0 X Partial
Manual AF Point Selection / Eye Control AE lock is set at the selected AF point. AE lock is set at the center AF point.
Automatic AF Point Selection AE lock is set at the AF point which achieved focus.
AE lock is set at the C.Fn-08-1 selected AF point. C Center-weighted averaging AE lock is set at the center AF point.
AE lock is set at the center AF point.
If you use Eye Control AF and press the <j> button before you press the shutter button halfway, AE lock will be applied to the center AF point.
AF Mode and Film Advance Mode Combination
Film Advance Mode
AI Servo AF The subject is focustracked for continuous autofocus. The exposure is set when the picture is taken.
AI Focus AF Automatically switches between One Shot AF and AI Servo AF according to the subject status.
The picture cannot be taken until focus is achieved. When focus is achieved, it also locks at the same J time. The evaluative (Single frame) meterings exposure setting is also locked. (The exposure setting is retained until the picture is taken.)
The same conditions above apply during continuous shooting. (approx. 4 frames per sec.)
The same conditions above apply during continuous shooting. (approx. 3.5 frames per sec.)
The program line below applies when the camera is used in the <S> Program AE mode with an EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
126.96.36.1990 1.2000 4000
: At 28mm focal length : At 105mm focal length
Program Line Description
The bottom horizontal axis represents the shutter speed and the right vertical axis represents the aperture value. On the left edge and top edge of the graph, the Exposure Value (EV) is indicated for the respective shutter speed and aperture value combination set by the Program AE mode and denoted by the program line. Example: When the 105mm focal length is used and the subject brightness is EV 12, the point where the diagonal line from EV 12 (on the top edge of the graph) intersects the program line indicates the corresponding shutter speed (1/125 sec.) and aperture value (f/5.6) which the program sets automatically. The arrowhead lines above the graph indicate the metering range for the respective film speed.
All the specifications above are based on Canons testing and measuring standards. Specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice. Asterisked items apply to Eye Control models only.
AE...89 AE Lock..70, 92 AEB...68 AF Mode..38 AF Mode Dial.15 AF Point..41 AF point selection key..16 AF-Assist Beam..29 AI Focus AF..40 AI Servo AF..39 Aperture value..89 Attaching the Strap..17 A-TTL/TTL autoflash..81 Automatic Selection.42 Av..58
E-TTL II autoflash..81 Evaluative metering..52 Exposure..89 Exposure Compensation.67 External flash.81 Eye Control..43, 48 Eye Control Switch..15 Eyecup..25, 34 Eyepiece Cover..34
Film...22 Film Advance Mode.73 Film advance mode lever.15 Flash Exposure Compensation.80 Focus confirmation light..13 Focus lock...50 Full Auto..28 Function..11 Function Availability Table..91
Basic Photography Terms..89 Basic zone...14 Batteries..18 Battery Life..19 Beeper..74 Built-in flash..78 Bulb Exposures..71
Handling Cautions.6 Holding the Camera.26
C.Fn..83 CAL...43 Calibration Procedure..43 Center-weighted averaging metering.52 Checking the Battery Level..19 Close-up..30 Continuous shooting.73 Creative zone.14 Custom Functions..83
Image zone..14 ISO film speed..73, 89 ISO Speed..73, 89
Landscape...30 LCD Panel..7, 12 LCD Panel Illumination..74 Lens..20
Date/Time..35 DEP...62 Depth-of-field..59, 90 Dioptric Adjustment..25
M (Manual)..60 Main Dial..16 Major Specifications.95 Manual Focusing.51
Manual Selection.42 Metering Modes..52 MF..20, 51 Midroll Rewind..24 Mirror Lockup.75 Mode Dial..14 Multiple exposures..72
Red-eye Reduction..32 Remote Controller..76 Remote Switch..76 Replacing the Date Battery..36
Self-timer..33 Shooting modes..14 Shutter Button Halfway pressing..21 Full pressing..21 Shutter speed.89 Single-frame shooting..73 Speedlite..78, 81 Sports..31
Night Portrait..31 Nomenclature.10
P (Program)..54 Partial metering..52 Portrait..30 Predictive AF..40 Program AE..54 Program Line..93 Program Shift.55
Quick Control Dial..16 Quick Start Guide..8
Wireless Remote Control.76
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled Digital Apparatus, ICES-003 of the Industry Canada.
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