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When the subject is captured under a color temperature of K. To obtain natural-looking. User Def. The image cannot be reverted back to color except for 1 and D images. About the Symbols The symbols on the upper right of the Picture Style selection screen refer to parameters such as [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. X Any settings different from the default will be displayed in blue.

The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. To customize [Monochrome]. Parameter Settings and Effects g Sharpness [0]: Sharp outline h Contrast [-4]: High contrast i Saturation [-4]: High saturation j Color tone [-4]: Yellowish skin tone The following can be selected: None] [S: Sepia] [B: Blue] [P: Purple] [G: Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter.

Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter.

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Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Setting the [Contrast] to the plus side will make the filter effect more pronounced.

Filter Sample Effects N: None Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Orange The blue sky will look slightly darker. Green Skin tones and lips will look fine. It can make the image look more impressive. Yellow The blue sky will look more natural. To shoot with the Picture Style you modified.

Red The blue sky will look quite dark. The sunset will look more brilliant. With [Picture Style] selected. You can also select a Picture Style already set with the provided software.

If you already have a Picture Style set with the provided software.

You can create Picture Styles whose parameters such as sharpness and contrast are different. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. X The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings different from the default registered under [User Def.

The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. Kelvin Q Auto This adjustment serves as the basis for the color correction. Icon Mode Color Temperature Approx. You can also use the [2 White balance] menu to set the white balance.

The result is natural-looking colors in the pictures. With a digital camera. While looking at the LCD panel. Photograph a white object. You can set any white balance. X The SET screen will appear.

X On the dialog screen which appears. Spot metering circle 2 Select [Custom WB]. Under the [2] tab. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. Setting the White BalanceN O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy.

Instead of a white object.

When setting the color temperature for an artificial light source. If you do step 3. Select [White balance]. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] p. The color temperature can be set from K to K in K increments. Setting the White BalanceN If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. M is magenta. During the white balance correction. G1 corrected. A is amber. A measurement unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter.

Users familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters will find this feature handy. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. B is for blue. The color in the respective direction will be Sample setting: Blue B bias. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting.

During WB bracketing. Magenta M bias. Standard white balance. Green G bias. If you set AEB in combination with white balance bracketing. Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: Since three images are recorded for one shot.

In step 2 for white balance correction. X On the right side of the screen. Amber A bias. You can also set white balance correction and AEB together with white balance bracketing. The file number will appear on the personal computer in this format: The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from to and saved in one folder. If the replacement CF card contains images recorded previously. You can also change how the file number is assigned.

This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between to in one folder in your personal computer. Select [File numbering]. If you want to use continuous file numbering.

Be sure to replace the CF card. If folder No. To start the file numbering from This is convenient when you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. If that folder contains images reaching file number This is convenient if you want to organize images according to CF cards. After the manual reset. If the captured image was shot in the Adobe RGB color space. The ICC profile is not appended. With this camera. Since the image will look very subdued with sRGB personal computer environment and printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2.

Select [Color space]. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. For normal images. Adobe RGB. You can also select the AF mode and drive mode best matching the shooting conditions and subject. AF point selection. By selecting a suitable AF point. In the Basic Zone modes, the optimum AF mode is set automatically. One-Shot AF 9: AI Servo AF.

When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus only once. With evaluative metering, the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot if desired. If this occurs, a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. Recompose the picture and try and focus again. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Off], the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.

While you hold down the shutter button halfway, the subject will be focused continuously. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. When the AF point selection is automatic p. During autofocusing, if the subject moves away from the center AF point, focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point.

You cannot select the AF point. If all the AF points light in the viewfinder, it means automatic AF point selection is in effect. When all AF points light up, automatic AF point selection will be set. If you keep tilting it in the same direction, it will toggle between manual and automatic AF point selection. It illuminates the subject to enable easier autofocusing.

Automatic selection. Overlapping near and far objects Example: Animal in a cage. Subjects in low light Extremely backlit and reflective subjects Example: Car with a reflective body. In such cases.

Focus by turning the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. Subjects difficult to focus Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky.

Repetitive patterns Example: Skyscraper windows. When the internal buffer memory becomes full during continuous shooting. When the battery level is low. Self-timer 2-sec.

Single shooting When you press the shutter button completely. As the captured images are recorded to the CF card. Low-speed continuous shooting Max. This is the maximum number of shots that can be taken continuously. High-speed continuous shooting Max. In the o and i modes. Self-timer sec.

When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. X The picture will be taken after the self-timer delay elapses. Doing so will throw off the focus. The 2-second self-timer is effective for close-ups or photo duplicating work to prevent camera shake camera movement while the shutter button is pressed. X Two seconds before the picture is taken. Use a tripod when using the self-timer. When starting the self-timer.

Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer. X You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. Advanced Operations 5 With Creative Zone modes.

To see what can be set in the Creative Zone modes. Cre ati v you can set the desired shutter speed or aperture to obtain the e Zo result you want. After you press the shutter button halfway and let go. You take ne control of the camera. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink.

X The AF point which achieves focus flashes in red. Then press the shutter button halfway. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. This is called Program AE. This is called Program Shift. Program Shift is canceled automatically after the picture is taken.

The functions you can set are limited. Lower the ISO speed or use an ND filter sold separately to reduce the amount of light entering the lens. You can freely set the AF mode. To do this. Increase the ISO speed or use flash. Program Shift cannot be used with flash. Check the viewfinder display and 4 shoot.

A faster shutter speed can freeze the action or moving subject. As long as the aperture is not blinking. This is called shutter-priority AE.

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Shutter-Priority AE In this mode. Or a slower shutter speed can create a blurred effect. X The aperture is set automatically. Shutter-Priority AE If the maximum aperture blinks. If the minimum aperture blinks. X The shutter speed is set automatically. On the other hand. Aperture-Priority AE In this mode. This is called aperture-priority AE. The exposure will be locked AE lock while the depth-of-field preview button is pressed.

The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. Depth-of-Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the current aperture setting. If the depth of field is difficult to discern. You can check the depth of field range of acceptable focus through the viewfinder. If no lens is attached to the camera.

To determine the exposure. Standard exposure index 3 Focus the subject. This method is called manual exposure. To set the aperture. Manual Exposure In this mode. To set the shutter speed. Increase the ISO speed. This mode sets the depth of field automatically.

Either use a wide-angle lens or move further away from the subjects. Aim the AF points over the subjects and press the shutter button halfway. If the camera sets a slow shutter speed.

All the AF points will function to detect the subject. Decrease the ISO speed. If you use flash. If the aperture blinks. The metering is weighted at the center covering about 3. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. Evaluative metering w: Partial metering r: Spot metering e: Center-weighted average metering q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. Increased exposure 3 Set the exposure compensation amount.

Press the shutter button halfway and check the exposure level indicator. You can make the image look brighter increased exposure or darker decreased exposure. To cancel the exposure compensation. Setting Exposure CompensationN Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure set by the camera. To prevent this. Then the camera will stop shooting. AEB can be combined with exposure compensation. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Select [AEB]. X When you exit the menu.

AEB amount 3 TakeFocus the picture. This is called AEB. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: This is called AE lock. X The exposure setting will be displayed. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. If you want to maintain the AE lock while taking more shots.

A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. It is effective for backlit subjects. Auto] or [2: Since bulb exposures have more noise than usual. While you hold down the shutter button. This is called bulb exposure. Bulb Exposures When bulb is set. During a bulb exposure. X The elapsed exposure time sec. Use bulb exposures for night scenes.

Fn II -1] Long exp. When [8C. Slide the eyepiece cover down into the eyepiece groove to attach it. Remove the eyecup. To disconnect the plug. Connect the plug as shown in the illustration.

To operate the accessory. This is not the actual shutter release no picture is taken. If you let go of the shutter button during the 2-sec. When [1: Enable] is set. During mirror lockup. The mirror locks up.

If you use bulb exposures. X The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. Fn III -7] Mirror lockup is set to [1: Enable] p. For mirror lockup shots. X The mirror will swing up. In very bright light such as at the beach or ski slope on a sunny day. With slow shutter speeds. Both the subject and background look properly exposed automatic slow-speed flash sync. For fully automatic flash photography.

Enables you to set the desired aperture. You can set both the shutter speed bulb or 30 sec. Fn I -7] Flash sync. If you do not want to use a slow shutter speed. The flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. The shutter speed will set automatically between 30 sec. Enables you to set the desired shutter speed 30 sec. The background exposure will vary depending on the shutter speed and aperture.

The flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set automatically. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red- eye reduction lamp.

If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway.

The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies from subject to subject. Under the [1] tab. For best results. Wide Angle: Set it to [On]. If you use a telephoto lens or a fast lens and the flash is still partially obstructed. In flash photography. Then when you press the shutter button completely. Decreased exposure To cancel the flash exposure compensation. While looking at the LCD panel or viewfinder. It can also be set with a menu. If you set flash exposure compensation with both the EX-series Speedlite and camera.

The procedure is the same when using an EX-series Speedlite. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. X The flash is fired to take the picture.

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X The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. X In the viewfinder. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. X The flash control screen will appear. If [2nd curtain] is set. The menu for the external Speedlite will be applicable only to EX-series Speedlites whose functions can be set with the camera.

With 2nd curtain sync. Select [Flash control]. Under the [6] tab. Shutter sync. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. This is good when you only want to use the AF-assist beam. If [Disable] is set. Once when you press the shutter button completely. Settings which cannot be set will be dimmed. Fn setting]. External flash func. Select either [External flash func. Flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene.

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Attach the Speedlite to the camera and turn on the Speedlite. Select a flash function and set it as desired. If [Average] is set. On the flash function settings screen. The procedure is the same as setting a menu function. For details on which external Speedlite settings the camera can set.

Fn setting flash mode setting. Setting the External Speedlites Select either [External flash func. External flash C. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode.

In other words. For detailed instructions. External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. When an EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera. The flash will not fire if it is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2]. The PC terminal is threaded to prevent inadvertent disconnection.

Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Dioptric Adjustment Correction. Focusing Screen. Interchangeable 2 types sold separately , Ef-A standard focusing screen provided.

Quick-return half mirror Transmission: Viewfinder Information. AF AF points, focus confirmation light , Exposure shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning , Flash flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light , Image monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information.

Depth Of Field Preview. Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function. AF Points. AF Working Range. Focusing Modes. AF Point Selection. Selected AF Point Display. Superimposed red illumination in viewfinder; also visible on top or rear LCD panel when AF point select button is pressed. AF Assist Beam.

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Exposure Control. Metering Modes. Metering Range. ISO Speed Range. Recommended exposure index. Exposure Compensation. Exposure Compensation user-set: AE Lock. By AE lock button in all metering modes.

Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10 sec. Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled. Shutter Speeds. Shutter Release. Self Timer. Remote Control. Built in Flash. Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism. Guide Number. Recycling Time. Flash Ready Indicator. Flash Coverage. FE Lock. Flash Exposure Compensation. External Speedlite.

Zooming to Match Focal Length. Flash Metering. External Flash Settings. PC Terminal. Drive System. Drive Modes. Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer 10 sec. Continuous Shooting Speed. High speed: Max 6. Low speed: Maximum Burst. Live View Functions. Shooting Modes. Magnified View.

Grid Display. Exposure Simulation. Silent Shooting. LCD Monitor. Monitor Size. Brightness Control. Interface Languages. Display Format. Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom approx. View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C. Fn IV Highlight Alert. In the single image display and INFO display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink.

Image Protection and Erase. Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection. Single image, select images, all images in a CF card or unprotected images. Direct Printing. Compatible Printers. Printable Images.

Easy Print feature. Digital Print Order Format. Direct Image Transfer. Compatible Images. Custom Functions. Camera User Settings. My Menu Registration. Power Source. Battery Life.

Number of shots approx. Battery Check. Power Saving.

Start-up Time. Dimensions and Weight. Dimensions W x H x D. Operating Environment. Archived from the original on Retrieved 25 January Retrieved 30 December Canon EOS digital camera timeline comparison. Retrieved from " https: Hidden categories: Articles with short description Use dmy dates from April Articles containing potentially dated statements from May All articles containing potentially dated statements Commons category link is on Wikidata. Namespaces Article Talk.

Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.To keep the image displayed. Kit Lens. Frames per second has been increased from 5 to 6. You can also change how the file number is assigned. Increase the ISO speed or use flash. Use this dial to select or set the white balance, drive mode, flash exposure compensation, and AF point. BP, BP For very precise focusing. It was initially announced on 20 August and was released at the end of that month. Monochrome For black-and-white images.