Canon 2807B005 User Manual

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MANUAL INSTRUCTION

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Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.

The EOS 50D is a high-performance,digital SLR camera featuring afine-detailCMOS sensor with 15.10 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4,high-precisionandhigh-speed9-pointAF (allcross-typepoints), highspeed 6.3 fps continuous shooting, and Live View shooting.

The camera is highly responsive to any shooting situation at anytime, provides many features for demanding shoots, and expands shooting possibilities with system accessories.

Take a Few Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera

With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera.

To avoid botchedCOPYpictures and accidents, read the Safety Warnings (p.212,213) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Using and Liability

After shooting, playback and check whether the image has been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to 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. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

CF Card

In this manual, “card” refers to the CF card. The CF card (for recording images) is not included. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List

Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera

Battery Pack BP-511A

Battery Charger

(with protective cover)

CG-580/CB-5L*

(with eyecup and

 

 

body cap)

 

 

Wide Strap

Interface Cable

Video Cable

EW-EOS50D

IFC-200U

VC-100

EOS DIGITAL

Software Instruction

 

Solution Disk

Manual

 

(Software)

 

 

 

(1) Instruction Manual(this booklet)

 

(2) Pocket Guide

 

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Quick start guide to shooting.

(3) CD-ROMGuide

Guide to the bundled software (EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk) and Software Instruction Manuals.

* Battery Charger CG-580orCB-5Lis provided. (TheCB-5Lcomes with a power cord.)

If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included.

Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual

Icons in this Manual

<6>

: Indicates the Main Dial.

<5>

: Indicates the Quick Control Dial.

<9>

: Indicates the Multi-controller.

<0>

: Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 8: Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.

*In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

M: WhenCOPYshown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20).3: Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing theswitch

is already set to <1> or <J> (p.27).

<5> operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch is already set to <J>.

It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default.

For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S17-85mmf/4-5.6IS USM lens.

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Chapters

For first-timeusers, chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

 

Introduction

2

 

 

 

 

Camera basics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Getting Started

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Basic Shooting

47

 

 

Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

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Image Settings

59

 

 

 

 

 

4

Setting the AF and Drive Modes

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Advanced perations

91

 

 

Shooting features for specific types of subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Live View Shooting

115

 

 

Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Image Playback

131

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Sensor Cleaning

147

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer

153

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Customizing the Camera

171

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Reference

187

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contents

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Item Check List..................................................................................................

3

 

Conventions Used in this Manual......................................................................

4

 

Chapters............................................................................................................

5

 

Index to Features ............................................................................................

10

 

Handling Precautions ......................................................................................

12

 

Quick Start Guide ............................................................................................

14

 

Nomenclature ..................................................................................................

16

1

Getting Started

23

 

Recharging the Battery....................................................................................

24

 

Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................

26

 

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Turning on the Power ......................................................................................

27

 

Installing and Removing the CF Card..............................................................

29

 

Attaching and Detaching a Lens .....................................................................

31

 

About the Lens Image Stabilizer......................................................................

33

 

Basic Operation...............................................................................................

34

 

Using the Quick Control Screen ......................................................................

38

 

Menu Operations.............................................................................................

40

 

Before You Start..............................................................................................

42

 

Setting the Interface Language ....................................................................

42

 

Setting the Date and Time............................................................................

42

 

Formatting the ard .....................................................................................

43

 

Set the Power-offTime/Auto Power Off .......................................................

44

 

Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings..............................................

45

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Basic Shooting

47

 

1Fully Automatic Shooting ..........................................................................

48

 

Full Auto Techniques.......................................................................................

50

 

2Shooting Portraits ......................................................................................

51

 

3Shooting Landscapes................................................................................

52

 

4ShootingClose-ups....................................................................................

53

 

5Shooting Moving Subjects..........................................................................

54

 

6Shooting Portraits at Night .........................................................................

55

 

7Disabling Flash .........................................................................................

56

 

CCreative Auto Shooting .............................................................................

57

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Contents

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Image Settings

59

 

Setting the Image-recordingQuality.................................................................

60

 

i: Setting the ISO Speed..............................................................................

63

 

ASelecting a Picture Style ..........................................................................

65

 

ACustomizing a Picture Style .....................................................................

67

 

ARegistering a Picture Style.......................................................................

69

 

B: Setting the White Balance .......................................................................

71

 

Custom White Balance .................................................................................

72

 

Setting the Color Temperature ......................................................................

73

 

White Balance Correction ................................................................................

74

 

Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ...........................................................

76

 

Creating and Selecting a Folder.......................................................................

78

 

File Numbering Methods ..................................................................................

80

 

sCOPY:Shutter-PriorityAE ...................................................................................

94

 

Setting the Color Space ...................................................................................

82

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Setting the AF and Drive Modes

83

 

f: Selecting the AF Mode..............................................................................

84

 

SSelecting the AF Point ...............................................................................

86

 

When Autofocus Fails ......................................................................................

88

 

Manual Focusing...........................................................................................

88

 

iSelecting the Drive Mode...........................................................................

89

 

jSelf-timerOperation....................................................................................

90

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Advanced Operations

91

 

d: Program AE................................................................................................

92

 

f:Aperture-PriorityAE.................................................................................

96

 

Depth-of-FieldPreview .................................................................................

97

 

a: Manual Exposure.......................................................................................

98

 

8: AutomaticDepth-of-FieldAE .................................................................

99

 

qSelecting the Metering Mode ...................................................................

100

 

Setting Exposure Compensation....................................................................

101

 

hAuto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) ............................................................

102

 

AAE Lock ....................................................................................................

103

 

Bulb Exposures ..............................................................................................

104

 

Mirror Lockup .................................................................................................

106

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DUsing the Built-inFlash..............................................................................

107

 

Flash Control .................................................................................................

111

 

External Speedlites .......................................................................................

113

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Live View Shooting

115

 

APreparing for Live View Shooting............................................................

116

 

Shooting ........................................................................................................

118

 

Using AF to Focus.........................................................................................

121

 

Focusing Manually.........................................................................................

127

 

Silent Shooting ..............................................................................................

128

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Image Playback

131

 

xImage Playback.......................................................................................

132

 

BShooting Information Display.............................................................

133

 

HISearching for Images Quickly ............................................................

135

 

uMagnified View ........................................................................................

137

 

bRotating the Image...................................................................................

138

 

Auto Playback (Slide Show) ..........................................................................

139

 

Viewing the Images on TV.............................................................................

141

 

KProtecting Images....................................................................................

143

 

LErasing Images.........................................................................................

144

 

Changing Image Playback Settings...............................................................

145

 

Adjusting the L D Monitor Brightness .......................................................

145

 

Setting the Image Review Time .................................................................

145

 

Auto Rotate of Vertical Images...................................................................

146

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SensorCOPYCleaning

147

 

fAutomatic Sensor Cleaning ...................................................................

148

 

Appending Dust Delete Data.........................................................................

149

 

Manual Sensor Cleaning ...............................................................................

151

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Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer

153

 

Preparing to Print ...........................................................................................

154

 

wPrinting.....................................................................................................

156

 

Trimming the Image ....................................................................................

161

 

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF).................................................................

163

 

Direct Printing with DPOF ..............................................................................

166

 

dTransferring Images to a Personal Computer..........................................

167

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Customizing the Camera

171

 

Setting Custom Functions ..............................................................................

172

 

Custom Functions ..........................................................................................

173

 

Custom Function Settings ..............................................................................

174

 

C.Fn I

: Exposure ......................................................................................

174

 

C.Fn II

: Image ...........................................................................................

176

 

C.Fn III : Autofocus/Drive............................................................................

178

 

C.Fn IV : Operation/Others..........................................................................

181

 

Registering My Menu .....................................................................................

185

 

Register Camera User Settings .....................................................................

186

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Reference

187

 

B hecking amera Settings ....................................................................

188

 

Using a Household Power Outlet ...................................................................

190

 

Replacing the Date/Time Battery ...................................................................

191

 

Using the Battery Grip....................................................................................

192

 

Menu Settings ................................................................................................

193

 

FunctionCOPYAvailability Table .............................................................................

196

 

Troubleshooting Guide...................................................................................

198

 

Error Codes....................................................................................................

201

 

System Map ...................................................................................................

202

 

Specifications .................................................................................................

204

 

Index ..............................................................................................................

 

223

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Index to Features

 

Power

 

 

 

Image improvement features

 

Battery

 

 

 

• Lens peripheral illumination

 

 

 

 

correction

Î p.76

 

• Charging

 

Î p.24

 

 

 

 

• Auto Lighting Optimizer

Î p.177

 

• Battery check

Î p.28

 

 

 

• Noise reduction

 

 

Power outlet

Î p.190

 

 

 

 

for long exposures

Î p.176

 

Auto power off

Î p.44

 

 

 

• Noise reduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

for high ISO

Î p.176

 

Lens

 

 

 

• Highlight tone priority

Î p.177

 

Attaching/Detaching

Î p.31

 

 

 

 

 

White balance

 

 

Zoom

 

Î p.32

 

 

 

Image Stabilizer

Î p.33

 

White balance selection

Î p.71

 

 

 

Î p.72

 

 

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Custom WB

 

Basic Settings

 

 

Color temperature setting Î p.73

 

(Menu Functions)

 

 

White balance correction Î p.74

 

Language

 

Î p.42

 

WB bracketing

Î p.75

 

Date/Time

 

Î p.42

 

AF

 

 

LCD brightness

 

 

 

 

 

adjustment

Î p.145

 

AF mode

Î p.84

 

Beeper

 

Î p.193

 

AF point selection

Î p.86

 

Shoot w/o card

Î p.29

 

Manual focusing

Î p.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording Images

 

 

Metering

 

 

Format

 

Î p.43

 

Metering mode

Î p.100

 

Create/select a folder

Î p.78

 

 

 

 

File No.

 

Î p.80

 

Drive

 

Image Quality

Image-recordingquality

Î p.60

ISO speed

Î p.63

Picture Style

Î p.65

Color space

Î p.82

Drive modes

Î p.89

Maximum burst

Î p.62

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