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Digital Camera Operating Steps and Reference Guides

Your camera includes two manuals: the “EOS D30 Camera User’s Guide” and the “Software Starter Guide.”

EOS D30 Camera User’s Guide (This Document)

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Prepare your camera for use

Start taking pictures

Check your pictures

Software Starter Guide

Help

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Canon Digital Camera

Solution Disk

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Connect your camera to a computer

Load your images onto the computer

Process the images with the software

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Thank you for purchasing this Canon product

The Canon EOS D30 is a high-quality,high-precision,digitalsingle-lensreflex camera with a CMOS sensor that has a total pixel count of 3.25 million pixels.

This camera provides a full range of imaging options and functions ideal for every photographic use, from easy, fully automatic shots for first-timeusers to applications for experienced photographers.

A CompactFlash card* (CF card Type 1, 2) is used as the recording media.

Before you use your EOS D30, be sure to read this user’s guide with your camera on hand. This will help you become more familiar with your camera, and learn how to operate it properly.

* We strongly recommend that you use a Canon CF card.

Test Shots and Warranty of Photographic Images

Before taking important pictures, we would strongly recommend that you first shoot several trial images to make sure you are operating the camera correctly. Please note that the manufacturer is not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of the EOS D30 camera or recording media (CF card) that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or transferred to a computer.

Warning Against Copyright Infringement

Please note that your Canon EOS D30 camera is intended for personal use and should never be used in a way that infringes upon or contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and regulations. Please be advised that photographing performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties may contravene copyright or other legal rights, even if the photograph was taken for personal use.

Canon and EOS are trademarks of Canon, Inc.

Adobe and Photoshop are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.

IBM PC/AT series computers are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in the U.S.A.

Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computers (U.S.A.), registered in the U.S.A. and other countries.

Other corporate and product names used in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective corporations.

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Check Your Accessories

Before using your camera, make sure you have all the accessories shown on this and the following page. If any are missing, contact the store where you purchased your camera.

q EOS D30 Camera

w Strap

 

(with eyepiece cover)

e Battery PackBP-511

r Compact Power Adapter

 

CA-PS400

t DC CouplerDR-400

y CompactFlash Card

 

FC-16M

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Check Your Accessories

 

 

u Interface Cable

i Video CableVC-100

IFC-200PCU

 

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Contents

 

Introduction

 

Digital Camera Operating Steps and

 

Reference Guides .......................................

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Check Your Accessories.................................

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Precautions for Handling ..............................

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Quick Guide ..................................................

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

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Conventions Used in This Manual ................

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1 Before You Begin .....................

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Replacing the Backup Battery......................

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Charging the Battery Pack............................

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Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack ...

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Inserting the Battery Pack ........................

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Removing the Battery Pack ......................

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Using a Household Power Supply............

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Mounting and Detaching a Lens ..................

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Mounting a Lens .......................................

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Detaching a Lens......................................

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Inserting a CF Card ......................................

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Removing a CF Card ................................

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File Numbering System ........................

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

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Main Switch...............................................

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Shutter Button ...........................................

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Using the Electronic Dials.........................

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About the LCD Monitor .............................

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Menu Functions and Settings ...................

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

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Dioptric Adjustment in the Viewfinder...........

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Holding the Camera......................................

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2 Simple Picture Taking ..............

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Fully Automatic Picture Taking................

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Automatic Built-inFlash ............................

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AF-AssistLight ..........................................

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Check the Image Immediately......................

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Check the Image in PLAY Mode .........

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Checking the Image After it is Taken..45

Time Images Are Displayed

 

for Checking..............................................

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Erasing a Recorded Image

 

(Single Image Erase) ................................

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Portrait Mode ...........................................

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Landscape Mode ....................................

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Close-UpMode .......................................

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Sports Mode ............................................

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Night Scene Mode...................................

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3 Advanced Operations ..............

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Quality Selection...................................

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About ISO Speed .................................

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Selecting Parameters ...........................

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Parameters................................................

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AF Mode Selection ..................................

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One-ShotAF for Still Subjects ..................

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AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects..............

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AI Focus AF ..............................................

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Focusing Point Selection .......................

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Focusing On an Off-CenterSubject .............

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Problem Subjects for Autofocusing ..............

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Manual Focus....................................

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INFO. Checking Camera Settings .................

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Selecting a Metering Mode ....................

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Metering Modes ............................................

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Selecting a Drive Mode ................................

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Setting the White Balance ......................

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White Balance Settings .................................

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

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Program AE..............................................

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Shutter Speed-PriorityAE ........................

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Aperture-PriorityAE .................................

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Checking the Depth of Field .........................

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Manual Exposure .....................................

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Automatic Depth-of-FieldAE .................

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

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Autoexposure Bracketing .....................

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AE Lock ...................................................

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Self-timerOperation .................................

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Using the Eyepiece Cover ........................

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

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

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4 Flash Photography ..................

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Using the Built-inFlash .................................

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Using the Built-inFlash

 

in the Easy Shooting Zone........................

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Using the Built-inFlash

 

in the Creative Zone..................................

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Built-inFlash Range..................................

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Flash Sync Shutter Speed and

 

Aperture Settings ......................................

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Red-eyeReduction ..........................

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FE Lock .....................................................

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Flash Exposure Compensation...........

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Flash Photography with the

 

EOS-Dedicated550EX Speedlite .............

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Full Auto Flash ..........................................

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Taking Flash Pictures in Each

 

Shooting Mode ...........................................

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High-SpeedSync (FP Flash) ....................

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FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing).............

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FE Lock .....................................................

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Flash Exposure Compensation...........

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Modeling Flash..........................................

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Wireless Multi-Light/E-TTL

 

Autoflash Photography..............................

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Using Non-CanonFlash Units ....................

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5 Playing and Erasing Recorded Images ....

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Viewing Recorded Images..........................

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Viewing a Single Image .....................

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Viewing the Index .............................

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Viewing Enlarged Images.................

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JUMP Jumping to Another Image...........

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INFO. Turning the Information Display

 

On and Off ..............................................

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Automated Playback of

 

Recorded Images (Auto playback) ........

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Rotating an Image..........................

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Protecting an Image ...........................

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Erasing Images (All Image Erase) ........

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Formatting the CF Card......................

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Print Order ..........................................

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Selecting Images for Printing..................

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Print Type ................................................

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Specifying Date Printing .........................

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Specifying File Number Printing .............

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Connecting to a TV .....................................

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Cleaning the CMOS Imaging Element

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6 Menu Function Settings ........

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List of Menu Functions .......................

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

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7 Reference ................................

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Basic Terminology for Digital Cameras

 

and Digital Photography .........................

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Function Availability Table...........................

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Contents

AF Modes and Drive Modes .......................

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Exposure Warnings .....................................

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AE Lock Effects for Combinations of

 

Focusing Point Selection and

 

Metering Method.....................................

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Program Line...............................................

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Shutter Speed and

 

Aperture Value Readouts........................

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Troubleshooting...........................................

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Major Accessories (Sold Separately) .........

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Major Specifications....................................

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Message List...............................................

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

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

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EOS D30

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

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causingequipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus”,ICES-003of the Industry Canada.

Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques”, NMB-003édictée par l’Industrie Canada.

The Mark is a directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC).

This mark indicates that the product complies with Australia’s EMC regulations.

Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet weggoolen maar inleveren als KCA

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety

 

 

precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.

 

 

 

 

The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you in the

 

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safe and correct operation of the camera and its accessories to prevent injuries or

 

 

 

damage to yourself, other persons and equipment.

 

 

 

 

In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the camera and its power

 

 

 

supply accessories.

 

WARNINGS

Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources that could injure your eyesight.

Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash may injure eyesight. In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash.

Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. Accidental damage to the camera or batteries by a child could result in serious injury. In addition, placement of the wrist strap around a child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.

Be particularly careful to keep the button batteries (CR2025 lithium) used in the camera out of the reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a child swallows a battery.

Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may result in high-voltageelectrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.

To avoid the risk of high-voltageelectrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged. Similarly, never touch internal portions of the equipment that become exposed as a result of damage. There is a risk ofhigh-voltageelectrical shock. Please take the first opportunity to consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.

Stop operating the equipment immediately if it should emit smoke or noxious fumes. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock. Set the camera’s main switch to the Off position and remove the camera battery or unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet immediately. Confirm that smoke or fume emissions cease. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.

Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is damaged. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock. Set the camera’s main switch to the Off position and remove the camera battery or unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet immediately. Please consult your camera distributor of the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.

Prevent the equipment from contact with, or immersion in, water and other liquids. Do not allow liquids to enter the interior. The camera has not been waterproofed. If the exterior comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a soft, absorbent cloth. In the event that water or other foreign substances enter the interior, immediately set the camera’s main switch to the Off position and remove the camera battery or unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet immediately. Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.

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Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment. The use of these substances may lead to fire.

Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power adapter cord. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit, which may lead to fire or electrical shock. Replace a broken or damaged power adapter cord.

Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet hands may lead to electrical shock. When unplugging the cord, ensure that you hold the rigid portion of the plug. Pulling the flexible portion of the cord may damage or expose the wire and insulation, creating the potential for fires or electrical shocks.

Use of power sources not expressly recommended for this equipment may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or other hazards. Use only the recommended power accessories.

Power down the computer and unplug the power cord before attempting to connect the interface cable, to avoid the risk of electrical shock.

Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose them to direct flame or heat. Neither should you immerse them in water. Such exposure may damage the batteries and lead to the leakage of corrosive liquids, fire, electrical shock, explosion or serious injury.

Do not attempt to disassemble, alter, or apply heat to the batteries. There is serious risk of injury due to an explosion. Immediately flush with water any area of the body, including the eyes and mouth, or clothing, that comes into contact with the inner contents of a battery. If the eyes or mouth contact these substances, immediately flush with water and seek medical assistance.

Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts that could damage the casings. This could lead to leakage and injury.

Do not short-circuitthe battery terminals with metallic objects, such as key holders. This could lead to overheating, burns and other injuries. Use the supplied battery case to transport or store the battery pack.

Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other objects. Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste containers may lead to fire or explosions. Discard batteries in specialized waste facilities if available in your area.

Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings. Use only recommended batteries and accessories.

Use only the recommended compact power adapter to charge the Battery Pack BP-511rechargeable batteries. Use of chargers not expressly recommended may result in overheating, distortion, fire or electrical shock.

Disconnect the compact power adapter from both the camera and electrical outlet after recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards.

The camera terminal of the compact power cord is designed for exclusive use with the EOS D30. Do not use it with other products or batteries. There is a risk of fire and other hazards.

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