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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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2

3

Prepare your camera for use

Start taking pictures

Check your pictures

Software Starter Guide

Help

1 Install the software from the

Canon Digital Camera

Solution Disk

2

3

4

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 .......................................

2

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

4

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

12

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

14

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

16

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

22

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

23

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

24

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

25

Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack ...

27

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

27

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

28

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

29

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

30

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

30

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

30

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

31

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

31

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

32

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

33

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

33

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

36

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

38

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

40

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

40

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

41

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

42

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

43

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

43

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

44

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

44

Checking the Image After it is Taken..45

Time Images Are Displayed

 

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

46

Erasing a Recorded Image

 

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

47

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

48

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

49

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

50

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

51

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

52

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

53

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

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

60

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

61

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

62

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

63

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

63

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

64

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

65

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

66

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

67

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

68

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

69

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

70

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

72

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

74

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

76

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

77

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

78

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

80

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

81

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

82

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

84

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

85

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

86

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

87

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

88

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

89

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

90

Using the Built-inFlash

 

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

90

Using the Built-inFlash

 

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

90

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

91

Flash Sync Shutter Speed and

 

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

91

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

93

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

94

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

95

Flash Photography with the

 

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

96

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

97

Taking Flash Pictures in Each

 

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

97

High-SpeedSync (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-CanonFlash Units ....................

100

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

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

130

Basic Terminology for Digital Cameras

 

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

130

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

134

 

Contents

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

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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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CAUTIONS

Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high

 

 

temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight

 

 

and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or

 

 

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other injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing. Ensure that

 

 

 

there is good ventilation when using the compact power adapter to charge the battery

 

 

pack or power the camera.

 

 

 

 

Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage in these areas could lead to

 

 

 

fire, electrical shock or other damage.

 

 

 

 

Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks that could lead

 

 

 

to injury or damage the equipment when wearing or holding it by the wrist strap.

 

 

 

 

Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers when shooting. In addition, do not touch

 

 

 

the surface of the flash after taking several pictures in rapid succession. Either action

 

 

could result in burns.

 

Preventing Malfunctions

Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields

Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data.

Avoid Condensation Related Problems

Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces. You can avoid this by placing the equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.

If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera

Stop using the camera immediately if you detect condensation. Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the CF card and battery or power cord (if connected) from the camera and wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming use.

Extended Storage

When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the battery (except the CR2025 lithium button battery) and store the equipment in a safe place. Storing the camera for extended periods with a battery installed will run down the battery and may damage the camera.

Important Safety Functions and Preventive Measures

When the CF Card Access Lamp is blinking, do not remove the CF card from the camera. Since the card is reading and writing data when the lamp is blinking, removal of the CF card at this time will damage the card.

Do not use any cable other than that supplied with the camera. Use the supplied interface cable to connect the camera to a computer. Use of any other cable may lead to a malfunction.

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Precautions for Handling

The Camera

(1)This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or expose it to physical shock.

(2)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.

(3)Never leave the camera close to devices that generate strong magnetic fields, such as magnets or electric motors. Do not operate or leave the camera in areas where strong electromagnetic signals are generated, such as near electronic transmission towers. Exposing the camera to strong electromagnetic signals can cause it to malfunction and destroy recorded image data.

(4)Do not leave the camera in hot locations, such as in a car sitting in direct sunlight. High temperatures can damage the camera.

(5)The camera contains precision circuits. Never attempt to disassemble the camera or service it yourself.

(6)Use a commercially available blower brush to remove any dust that accumulates on the camera lens, viewfinder, mirror, or focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to wipe off the camera body or lens. If the camera is very soiled, consult your nearest Canon dealer.

(7)Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your hands. Doing so could corrode the contacts and interfere with the camera’s normal operation.

(8)If you take the camera quickly from a cold location into a warm one, condensation can form on the outside and inside of the camera. To prevent this, place the camera in an airtight, resealable plastic bag until it warms up to the ambient temperature.

(9)Do not use the camera if condensation forms on it, or you could damage it. If this occurs, remove the CF card and battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera.

(10)If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove its battery and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilatedlocation. While the camera is in storage, operate its shutter periodically to make sure that it is working.

(11)Avoid storing the camera in locations where potentially corrosive chemicals are used, such as in a laboratory.

(12)If the camera has been in storage for an extended period, check its components before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or are planning to take shots you will not want to lose (overseas vacation, etc.), have the camera checked by your Canon dealer beforehand, or check for yourself that the camera components are working properly.

LCD Panel and LCD Monitor

(1)LCD displays are manufactured using high-precisiontechnology. Even so, very small black, red, or green dots can occasionally appear on a display. This is within the normal 99.98% range for valid picture elements (pixels), and does not indicate a fault. Such aberrations on the display also do not affect recorded images.

(2)Do not press hard on an LCD display or subject it to impacts, as this can cause display flaws and damage.

(3)If an LCD display becomes soiled, clean it with a commercially available blower brush, or wipe it with a soft cloth, taking care not to scratch the screen. If an LCD display becomes extremely soiled, consult your nearest Canon dealer.

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(4)By their nature, LCD displays react more slowly at low temperatures, and may appear dark at high temperatures. The display will return to normal at room temperature.

Lithium Backup Battery

(1)

Store lithium batteries out of reach of small children. The chemicals in these batteries are

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very dangerous if the battery is accidentally swallowed. If this happens, seek medical

 

 

 

attention at once.

 

(2)

Do not use metal instruments such as pliers to hold the battery, or you could cause a short

 

 

circuit.

 

(3)

Do not disassemble or heat the battery, or you could rupture it.

 

CF Card

(1)The CF card is a precision device. Do not drop CF cards or expose them to vibrations. Doing so could lose the images recorded on them.

(2)Do not store or use CF cards near objects that generate magnetic fields, such as TVs, speakers, or magnets, or in locations affected by static electricity. Doing so could lose the images recorded on the CF card.

(3)Do not place CF cards in direct sunlight or close to heating appliances. Doing so can distort the cards and make them unusable.

(4)Do not spill liquids onto CF cards.

(5)Always store your CF cards in a case or cabinet to protect the data stored on them.

(6)Use only CF cards specified by Canon. Otherwise, you may be unable to record or play back images.

(7)Do not bend CF cards, or subject them to strong impacts.

(8)Do not store CF cards in hot, dusty, or humid locations, or in locations exposed to static electricity or magnetic fields.

Lens Electrical Contacts

 

Electrical Contacts

 

After removing a lens from the EOS D30, set the lens with its mounting side facing up, and attach the dust cap to prevent damage to the electrical contacts and lens surface.

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Quick Guide

See the page indicated (→ ■) for more information.

Charge the battery pack

1Connect the power cord to the adapter, then attach the battery. When the charge lamp stops blinking and stays lit, the battery is completely charged. A full battery charge takes approximately 90 minutes. (→25)

Insert the battery pack.

2Open 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)

5Mount 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 6switch(→30) on the

9Focus 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)

In low-lightconditions or backlit daylight conditions, thebuilt-inflash fires automatically. (→90)

Take the shot.

10Pressfully. (→the33) shutter

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Quick Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open the CF card slot cover.

Insert the CF card.

Slide the cover in the direction

Insert the CF card, then close the

3shown by the arrow, then open it.

4cover. (→31)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Set the Main Switch to

Set the Mode Dial to

(→ON33).

8((Full→42) Auto).

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Check the image.

11The image is displayed for approximately 2 seconds after the shot. (→44)

To check other images you have taken, see “Check the Image Immediately” (→44) and “Viewing Recorded Images” (→102).

To erase images you have taken, see “Erasing a Recorded Image (Single Image Erase)” (→47).

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Nomenclature

DRIVE Drive mode button (→67)

Metering mode button/ Flash exposure compensation button (→65, 95)

LCD panel (→18)

Main dial (→34)

Shutter button (→33)

Grip (Battery chamber)

DC coupler cord channel (→29)

Red-eyereduction lamp(→93)

AF-assistlight emitter (→43)

Self-timeroperating display (→85)

Reflex mirror (→88, 117)

AFWB AF mode/WB button (→58, 70)

Lens mount index (→30)

Built-inflash (→90)

Hot shoe (→96)

Flash button (→90)

Mode dial (→20)

Strap eyelet (→23)

Expansion electronics cover

(→116)

Lens release button (→30)

Remote control terminal

PC terminal (→100)

Depth-of-fieldpreview button (→77, 99) Locking pins Lens mount

Electrical contacts (→13)

Inside the expansion electronics cover

DIGITAL terminal

(refer to Software Starter Guide)

VIDEO OUT terminal (→116)

See the page indicated (→■) for more information.

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Eyecup (→86)

Viewfinder (→19)

Main switch (→33)

MENU Menu button(→36)

INFO. Info button(→64, 104)

JUMP Jumpbutton (→103)

 

Index/

Enlarge button (→102, 103)

Playbackbutton (→44, 102)

LCD monitor (→36)

Erase button (→47, 108)

Tripod socket

Backup battery chamber cover (→24)

Set button (→36)

Quick control dial (→35)

Inside CF Card Slot Cover

CF card slot (accepts card type 1 or 2) (→31)

CF card eject button (→31)

Nomenclature

Diopter adjustment knob (→40)

Quick control dial switch (→35)

AE lock button/FE lock button (→84, 94)

Focusing point selector (→61)

Access lamp (→31)

Strap eyelet (→23)

CF card slot cover (→31)

Battery chamber cover release lever (→27)

chamber cover (→27)

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Nomenclature

LCD Panel

Shutter speed ( -,)

Data processing ( )

Backup battery warning ( )

Cleaning warning ( )

Parameters ( ~)

ISO Speed ( ~)

CF full warning (

 

 

)

CF error warning (

 

 

)

Focusing point (

 

)

 

Error code (

 

-

)

Cleaning (

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality

Large/Fine

Large/Normal

Small/Fine

Small/Normal

RAW

White balance mode

Auto

Daylight

Cloudy

Tungsten

Fluorescent

Flash

Custom

Custom function icon

Beep icon

Battery check icon

Red-eyereduction icon

Flash exposure compensation icon

Aperture value ( -)

Drive mode

One-shot

Continuous

Self-timer

Possible images that can still be taken

( -)

Self-timercountdown (-) Bulb exposure time (-) ISO speed ()

AF mode

ONE SHOT AF

AI FOCUS AF

AI SERVO AF

Exposure step scale

Exposure level

Exposure compensation amount

AEB level

Flash adjustment correction level

CF card write access

Metering mode

Evaluative metering

Partial metering

Center-weightedaveraging metering

AEB

Manual focus icon

The above diagram shows the LCD panel with all icons and indicators displayed. In actual use, the items displayed differ according to the camera settings.

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Viewfinder Information

New laser matte screen

AE lock/FE lock indicator

Flash-readyindicator

FE lock underexposure warning

High-speedsync indicator (FP flash)

CF full warning ( )CF error warning ()

Shutter speed ( -,)

Data processing ( )

Nomenclature

Focusing points

Partial metering circle

In-focusindicator

Exposure level

Exposure compensation amount AEB level

Red-eyereduction lamp indicator

Focusing point indicator

Aperture value ( -)

The above diagram shows the LCD panel with all icons and indicators displayed. In actual use, the items displayed differ according to the camera settings.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial

The Mode Dial is divided into two functional zones.

Creative

zone

Full Auto

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

 

 

 

 

 

n

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

z

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

Ima

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

t

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

y

s

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

z

o

n

e

q Easy shooting zone

All you do is press the shutter button.

:Full Auto (→42)

Lets you take fully automatic pictures— the camera makes all the settings.

Image zone

Lets you take fully automatic pictures in specific situations.

: Portrait (→48)

: Landscape (→49)

: Close-up(→50)

: Sports (→51)

: Night Scene (→52)

w Creative zone

Lets you make a variety of settings.

: Program AE (→72)

: Shutter speed-priorityAE (→74)

: Aperture-priorityAE (→76)

: Manual exposure (→78)

: Auto depth-of-fieldpriority AE (→80)

See the page indicated (→■) for more information.

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Nomenclature

Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400

Power cord (→25, 29)

Power cord socket (→25, 29)

Plug in power cord here.

Back

Battery pack connectors (→25)

Attach battery packs for charging.

Charge lamp (→25)

DC coupler socket (→29) Plug in cord for DC coupler here.

DC coupler plug (→29)

Plug into DC coupler socket of compact power adapter.

DC Coupler

DR-400

DC coupler cord (→29)

Introduction

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Conventions Used in This Manual

All descriptions in this manual assume that the Main Switch is already set to ON . Set it to

ON before proceeding with any operation.

indicates the Main Dial.

In this manual the icon indicates the Quick Control Dial.

In this manual the icon indicates the SET button, used to set menu functions and custom functions.

In this manual, the [C.Fn] symbol indicates a brief explanation of the respective custom function. For details, refer to “Custom

Function Settings ”(124).

and markings in this booklet correspond to the icons and

. See "Nomenclature" on page 16. are shown in parentheses (■).

user’s guide use a Canon EF 24-85mmF3.5-4.5USM lens for

that the menu functions and custom functions are set to the

), and ( 16 ) indicate that the function operates on a timer, and the button is released. The icons represent 4, 6, or 16 seconds

used for explaining procedures are taken with a single-lensmm film.

following symbols as described:

: Indicates precautions about potential problems with photographing.: Indicates additional information you may find helpful.

: Indicates useful pointers for better camera operation or better photographs.

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Before You Begin

1

 

This chapter describes preparations and settings you need to make before you begin shooting, as well as how the shutter button operates.

 

Attaching the Strap

 

Pass the end of the strap through the

Eyepiece cover

strap eyelet from beneath, then back in

 

and out of the strap clasp as shown. Pull

 

the strap to make sure it does not slip

 

out of the clasp.

 

The eyepiece cover is attached to the

 

strap. (86)

Replacing the Backup Battery

When the backup battery’s power level runs low, the message “” appears on the camera’s LCD panel. If this happens, you will need to purchase a replacement CR2025 battery and replace the backup battery in your camera as follows.

If you replace the backup battery while the camera is connected to a battery pack with power remaining or to a DC coupler, the date, time, and other menu functions will retain their settings.

Switch to OFF .

battery chamber turning it 45 degrees as shown by the

arrow in the diagram.

Be careful not to rotate the cover more than 45 degrees.

 

3

Remove the old backup battery.

 

Turn the camera so the backup battery

 

 

 

 

chamber faces down, and press the edge

 

 

of the battery to remove it.

(+)

4

Insert a fresh backup battery.

(–)

Make sure the battery’s positive (+) side

faces up.

5 Close the cover by turning it clockwise, as shown by the arrow in the diagram.

If the date and time now displayed in the LCD panel are incorrect, you will need to set them. (→38)

The backup battery must be a CR2025 button-typelithium battery.

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Charging the Battery Pack

the power cord.

the power cord to the compact adapter.

plug into a power outlet.

2 Remove the cover.

Store the cover in a place where it will not be lost.

If you remove the battery from the camera, be sure to reattach the cover to protect against shorting.

 

3

Place the battery in the adapter.

– mark

Align the end of the battery with the – mark

 

 

 

on the adapter, press down on the battery,

 

 

and slide it into place.

 

 

To remove the battery, use the reverse of

 

 

the above.

 

 

Batteries can be charged in either the left

 

 

or right side of the adapter.

Battery charge

Charge lamp

0–50%

Blinks once per

 

second

50–75%

Blinks twice per

 

second

Over 75%

Blinks three times

 

per second

100%

Stays on

Charge the battery pack.

4 As soon as you place the battery pack in the compact power adapter, the charge lamp starts blinking and charging begins.

When charging is complete, the lamp stops blinking and stays on.

It can take up to 90 minutes to fully charge a battery pack.

You can check whether a battery is charged by seeing whether the charge lamp blinks or stays on.

When charging is complete, the charge lamp stops blinking and stays on. You can continue charging the battery for approximately an hour to reach full charge capacity.

When charging is complete, remove the battery and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

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Charging the Battery Pack

When the DC coupler is connected to the compact power adapter, the adapter cannot be used to charge battery packs.

Do not charge any battery packs other than model BP-511.

When the battery pack is in the camera, it discharges slightly over time even when the camera is not used. This reduces the battery pack’s operating time. When not using the camera, remove the battery pack and store it with its protective cover attached. Always be sure to charge the battery pack before using it again.

To protect battery packs and prevent loss of capacity, do not charge them continuously for more than 24 hours.

If operating time is sharply reduced even after charging normally, the battery pack may have exceeded its useful life. Replace it with a new battery pack.

The adapter can hold and charge two battery packs. Charging starts with the first battery pack attached. After that battery pack is charged, the charge lamp goes on and the adapter starts charging the second battery pack.

After charging of both battery packs is completed (both charge lamps are on), leave both battery packs in the charger for two more hours (one hour per battery pack) to reach a full charge.

Charging time depends on the ambient temperature, and the level to which the battery pack is already charged.

When battery power is low, the icon on the LCD panel blinks. Remove the battery pack from the camera and charge it.

The battery pack can operate in temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), however for full operating performance, use between 10°C (50°F) and 30°C (86°F) is recommended. In cold locations such as ski areas, battery performance is temporarily decreased and operating time may be reduced.

26

Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack

Inserting the Battery Pack

Load a fully charged BP-511battery pack into the camera.

the battery chamber cover.

the lever in the direction shown by the in the diagram, and open the cover

shown.

2 Load the battery into the camera.

Make sure the battery pack is facing the right way, and insert it into the battery chamber.

Insert the battery pack until it locks into place.

Close the cover.

3 Press the cover closed until it clicks shut.

 

Icons

The

in three stages when the Main Switch is set to ON .

(→

 

 

: Charge is sufficient.

 

: Charge is low.

 

: Battery pack must be charged.

runs out when you are using the menu screen or no battery warning appears on the LCD monitor. When

and charge it.

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Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack

Number of Available Shots

Temperature

Shooting conditions

No flash use

50% flash use

 

Normal (20°C/68°F)

Approx. 680

Approx. 540

Low (0°C/32°F)

Approx. 480

Approx. 400

 

 

 

The above figures were obtained under Canon test conditions (fully charged battery, EF 50mm F1.4 USM lens, Review function [On], Review Time [2 sec.], Quality [Large ]).

Playback on the LCD monitor is available for approximately 140 minutes at normal temperature (continuous auto playback).

The number of available shots may be less than indicated in some cases, due to differences in operating conditions.

The number of available shots is reduced by frequent use of the LCD monitor.

Holding the shutter button halfway down for long periods to use the AF function without taking a shot can reduce the number of available shots.

In low temperature conditions (0°C/32°F), the number of available shots may be less than indicated.

For the number of available shots when using the Battery Grip BG-ED3,see theBG-ED3User’s Manual.

Removing the Battery Pack

Remove the battery pack.

2 Slide the battery lock lever in the direction shown by the arrow, and remove the battery.

3 Close the battery cover.

Press the cover closed until it clicks shut.

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Inserting and Removing the Battery Pack

Using a Household Power Supply

You can operate the EOS D30 from a household power outlet by using the DC coupler. This enables you to use the camera as long as you like without a battery.

coupler.

into the compact

Place the cord in the groove.

2 Carefully insert the cord into the groove.

3 Insert the DC coupler into the camera.

Open the cover (→27) and lower the covering on the cord channel.

Insert the DC coupler and fit the cord into the cord channel.

Check that the cord is placed tightly in the cord channel, and slide the DC coupler into the chamber until it locks into place.

Close the cover so that it clicks into place.

Connect the power cord.

4Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter.

Plug the cord into a power outlet.

When you are finished, remove the plug from the power outlet.

Do not use any DC coupler other than the one provided with your EOS D30 camera.

Do not use the DC coupler provided with your EOS D30 with any other camera.

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35 mm image field
(36 × 24 mm / 1.42 × 0.94 in)

Mounting and Detaching a Lens

Mounting a Lens

.

lens cap and the body them as shown by the

.

on the lens and camera Lens mount index and turn the lens as shown by the arrow in

the diagram until it clicks in place.

Set the focus mode switch on the 3 lens to AF .

If the focus mode switch is set toMF (orM on older lenses), the autofocus will not operate andwill be displayed on the LCD panel.

4Remove the front lens cap.

Detaching

Press and hold the lens release button, and turn the lens as shown by the arrow in the diagram.

Turn the lens until the index mark is at the top, then remove it.

Because the EOS D30 has a smaller sensor area than that of a 35mm-formatcamera, the angle of view of all EF lenses is changed. The effective focal length of all lenses is increased by a factor of 1.6, eg a 50mm lens has approximately the same angle of view as an 80mm lens.

AF stands for autofocus.

MF orM stands for manual focus.

Be careful not to lose the lens caps or body cap.

EOS D30 image field (22.7 × 15.1 mm / 0.89 × 0.59 in)

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Inserting a CF Card

The EOS D30 stores pictures on a CompactFlash (CF) card.

The camera can use either Type 1 or Type 2 CF cards.

.

in the direction shown by open it as shown in the

 

2

Insert the CF card.

 

With the CF card label side (the side with

 

 

 

 

the printed mark) facing toward the rear

 

 

of the camera, slide the card in the

mark

 

direction of the

mark, into the slot.

 

The Eject button pops out.

Eject button

Label side

 

 

3 Close the cover.

Close the cover and slide it in the direction shown by the arrow until it clicks shut.

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1

Open the cover.

 

 

 

Set the Main Switch toOFF .

 

 

 

Check that the “

” message is not

 

 

 

shown on the LCD panel.

 

 

 

Make sure the access lamp is off (→17), and open the cover.

 

2

Remove the CF card.

 

 

 

Press the Eject button.

 

 

 

 

 

The CF card is ejected.

 

 

 

 

Close the cover.

 

 

Never do any of the following while the access lamp is blinking (the “

” and

” messages are shown on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder), or you

risk destroying image data or even damaging the camera itself.

 

 

• Never shake the camera or subject it to impact.

 

 

• Never open the CF card slot cover.

• Never remove the CF card.

 

• Never open the battery cover.

 

• Never remove the battery.

 

You cannot use the menu function or playback images while image data is being written onto the CF card (the access lamp is blinking (→17)). If you press MENU or thebutton, the warning message of “Busy.” (→137) will appear on the LCD panel.

If you insert a CF card that is unformatted or contains corrupt data, the LCD

panel will display the message “

”. If this happens, refer to “Formatting

a CF Card” (→109) for instructions.

 

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File Numbering System

The pictures you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9900 and stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder on the CF card is numbered from 100 to 998. Automatic file numbering can be either by continuous numbering or auto reset numbering (the default setting is continuous numbering):

(1) Continuous: Numbering is continuous between cards, so that the first file number assigned on a new CF card is one more than the last file number assigned on the previous CF card.

(2) Auto reset: Each time you insert a new CF card, the file number resets to its default value(100-0001).If the card already contains files, the next available number is assigned.

3 images are recorded on the CF card

 

 

 

 

100-0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous

100

-0002

 

Auto reset

 

 

 

 

numbering

 

 

 

 

numbering

100-0003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you change the CF card

 

100

 

and take a picture

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100-0004

 

 

 

100-0001

1

From

the

menu,

select

[File

numbering].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press theMENU button.

 

 

 

Turn

the

dial

to

select

[File

 

Numbering], then press the

button.

2 Select the setting you want.

Turn the dial to select [Continuous] or

[Auto reset], then press the

button.

The selection is entered, and the display returns to the menu.

Press the MENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

File numbers are used the same way as frame numbers in a film camera.

For details about file numbers, see “Basic Terminology for Digital Cameras and Digital Photography” (→131).

Because pictures taken using continuous shooting must be stored in the same folder, there may in some cases be more than 101 images in a folder.

Because continuous numbering avoids duplication of image file numbers, this setting is convenient for processing images on computers.

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Basic Operation

Main Switch

The camera operates only after the Main Switch is set to ON .

camera is in use.

the camera.

power, the camera automatically turns off if you do not operate it one minute (Auto power off function). To use the camera again, button down halfway, or set the Main Switch to OFF and then again. You can use the Menu functions to set the Auto power off

2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 minutes, or Off. (→121)

Main Switch to OFF immediately you take a picture, the access for a few seconds so that the image is recorded onto the CF card. will go off when the image has been recorded onto the CF card

will turn off automatically.

stages. You can press it down halfway or fully. The two levels of as follows:

down halfway activates autofocusing camera, and also activates the automatic sets the shutter speed and aperture

combination of shutter speed and aperture value) appears on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

(2) Full press

This releases the shutter and takes the picture.

has been designed so that taking pictures is given priority over

. Unless the internal memory is full, you will always be able to immediately by pressing the shutter button down.

the camera status (playback in progress, menu selection in recording in progress, etc.), you can return to shooting mode

pressing the shutter button down halfway.

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Basic Operation

Using the Electronic Dials

pictures.

and turn the dial.

its function remains active while a timer ( 6 ) runs. During this

dial and view the settings on the LCD panel. When the timer the shutter button down halfway, the camera is ready to take a

w Turn thedial

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.

Turn the dial while watching the LCD panel.

Use the dial this way to set the shutter speed and aperture value.

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Basic Operation

dial.

Quick Control Dial and set shooting

the LCD monitor. operations, you can

and turn the dial.

When you press a button, its function remains active while a timer ( 6 ) runs. During this time you can turn thedial 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.

dial.

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.

When you are taking pictures, use the dial to set the exposure compensation and manual aperture value.

When using the LCD monitor, use the dial to review and select the recorded image and select menu functions.

back of the as well as

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 toOFF .

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Basic Operation

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 andbutton as shown below.

MENU button

dial LCD monitor

button

1. Display the menu.

Press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the button again to clear the screen.

2. Select the menu item.

Turn the dial to select the desired item.

move the frame up

move the frame down

3. Display the options for the item and make your selection.

Press the button to display the options list, then turn thedial to select the desired option.

4.Make the setting.

Press the button.

5.Exit the menu.

Press the MENU button to exit the menu.

When the menu is displayed, you can take pictures immediately by pressing the shutter button down.

You can finish making a setting by pressing the shutter button down halfway.

You can cycle through menu items and options lists.

You can select the display language from three other languages besides English. (→122)

If you press the JUMP button while the menu screen is displayed, you can move to the top item in the recording, playback and setupsub-menusin that order, each time you press this button.

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Basic Operation

Menu Selections and Default Settings

On the Menu screen, items and settings are shown in different colors according to the functions they control. Selected items are enclosed in a frame.

Menu item Setting indicated by color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color

 

Setting type

 

 

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

 

Recording

 

Menu items related to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

taking pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

 

Playback

 

Menu items related to playing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

back recorded images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow

 

Setup

 

Menu items related to basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camera functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: Default setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu item

 

 

 

 

Available settings

 

Ref. page

 

Quality *2

Large

 

 

 

Large

 

 

 

Small

54

 

Recording

 

Small

 

 

 

RAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO speed

100

 

 

 

200

 

400

 

 

55

 

 

Red-eyeon/off *3

On

 

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

 

(Red)

AEB *2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beep

On

 

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

800

 

 

1600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom WB *2

Set custom white balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

 

Playback

Parameters *1 *2

Standard

 

 

 

Set 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

 

Set 2

 

 

 

Set 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protect

Protect recorded image

 

 

 

 

 

 

107

 

(Blue)

Rotate

Rotate recorded image

 

 

 

 

 

 

106

 

Auto playback

Automatic playback of recorded image

105

 

 

Print order

Order print of recorded image

110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto power off

1 min.

 

 

 

2 min.

 

 

 

4 min.

121

 

 

 

8 min.

 

 

 

15 min.

 

 

 

30 min.

 

 

 

 

 

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review

Off

 

 

 

On

 

 

 

On (Info)

45

 

 

Review time

2 sec.

 

 

 

4 sec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

 

Setup

 

8 sec.

 

 

 

Hold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD Brightness

Normal

 

 

 

Bright

 

 

 

 

 

 

122

 

(Yellow)

Date/Time

mm/dd/yy

 

 

 

dd/mm/yy

 

 

 

yy/mm/dd

38

 

File numbering

Continuous

 

 

 

Auto reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

Language

English

 

 

 

Deutsch

 

 

 

 

 

 

122

 

 

 

Français

 

 

 

Japanese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video system

NTSC

 

 

 

PAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

123

 

 

Format

Format CF card

 

 

 

 

 

 

109

 

 

C.Fn *2

Custom Function settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

124

 

*1: Does not appear in the menu if it is not set or registered.

*2: Does not appear in the menu when the Easy Shooting zone (→20) is selected. *3: Does not appear in the menu in andmodes.

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Setting the Date and Time

Set the date and time as shown. The date and time are recorded with the image data for each photographed image.

1

From the Menu, select [Date/Time].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [Date/Time].

2

Press the button.

The Date/Time setting screen appears.

 

3

Set the date and time.

Turn the dial to adjust the date and

 

 

time values, then press the button.

 

After entering the setting, go to the next

 

item.

4

Select the order for the display.

Use the

dial to select the order, then

 

 

press the

 

button.

 

Turn the

 

dial to cycle through the

 

selections in the order shown.

 

 

 

yy/mm/dd

 

 

 

mm/dd/yy

 

 

 

dd/mm/yy

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Setting the Date and Time

5

Press the button.

The date and time are set, and the display

 

 

returns to the menu.

Press the MENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

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Each photographed image is recorded with the date and time it was taken. If the date and time are not set, they cannot be recorded correctly. Make sure you set the date and time correctly.

The date and time are stored using the backup battery.

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Dioptric Adjustment in the Viewfinder

Use the dioptric adjustment in the viewfinder to best suit your vision. This adjustment can enable eyeglass wearers to see through the viewfinder clearly, even without their eyeglasses.

The camera’s adjustable dioptric range is –3to +1 dpt.

Adjustment Knob

or left until the focusing point spot metering circle appears in the viewfinder.

the knob set at the standard

If the viewfinder image still does not look sharp after adjusting the diopter adjustment knob, try one of the E-seriesdioptric adjustment lenses (sold separately). (→140)

Holding the Camera

To get sharp pictures, hold the camera as still as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape position

Portrait position

Grasp the camera grip firmly with your right hand, and hold your right elbow lightly against your body.

Hold the lens at the bottom with your left hand.

Hold the camera to your face and look through the viewfinder.

To maintain a stable stance, place one foot slightly in front of the other.

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Simple Picture 2

Taking

 

This chapter describes how to use the Mode Dial’s Easy

 

Shooting

zone

,

,

,

,

,

 

for

 

simple picture taking. In this zone, anyone can take

 

pictures easily by simply pressing the shutter button.

 

 

In addition, to help prevent mistakes caused by operating

Easy Shooting zone

the

camera improperly,

the

 

dial, and

the

 

,

 

 

 

,

, and

 

buttons do not operate so

 

 

there is no need to worry about accidental errors.

 

 

Shutter button

Fully Automatic Picture Taking

You can easily and confidently take pictures of any subject, with no need to do anything but press the shutter button. The Canon EOS D30 can capture subjects at any of three focusing points, so that anybody can take great pictures easily.

.

set to AI mode is set to(Single

set to

Place one of the focusing points 2 on the subject.

The camera determines the subject position and uses the most appropriate focusing point.

To focus on a subject that is not at any of

Focusing point

the three focusing points, see “Focusing On an Off-CenterSubject” (→62).

3 Set the focus.

Press the shutter button down halfway to set the focus.

The camera beeps when the shot is in focus, and thein-focusindicator ● lights in the viewfinder at the focusing point the camera is using.

Check the display.

4 The camera determines the shutter speed and aperture value automatically, and displays them in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.

5 Take the picture.

Compose the shot and press the shutter button down fully.

The image is shown for approximately 2 seconds on the LCD monitor.

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Fully Automatic Picture Taking

If the CF card becomes full, the CF Full message “

” appears on the LCD

panel and in the viewfinder, and the camera will not take any more pictures. Replace the CF card with another CF card that has capacity available.

When the in-focusindicator ● is blinking, the camera will not take pictures. (→63, 139)

The focus and exposure are locked when AF focusing is complete.

The camera automatically focuses on the focusing point that is on the subject closest to the camera.

You can set the beep that indicates the subject is in focus or the beep that indicates the self-timeris operating to On or Off. (→37, 120)

Automatic Built-inFlash

In the Easy Shooting zone (other than and), the flash pops up automatically and fires inlow-lightconditions or backlit daylight conditions. Press the flash back down when you are finished using it.

If anything blocks the flash so that it cannot pop up automatically, the error code

” (→137) appears on the LCD panel. When this occurs, set the Main Switch toOFF and then set it toON again.

For precautions and information about using the built-inflash, see “Flash Photography” (→90).

To take pictures in an area where flash photography is prohibited or using indoor lighting, the (Program) (→72) mode setting is recommended.

When taking flash pictures of people at night or in dark interiors, we recommend using “Red-eyereduction” (→93).

AF-AssistLight

pressing the shutter button causes the AF-assistlight emitter-assistlight helps the AF function

2

Taking Picture Simple

The effective range of the AF-assistlight in focusing is approximately 3.8 m/12.5 ft.

When using an EX-seriesSpeedlite for the EOS camera (sold separately), the AFassist light built into the camera or the flash operates, depending on shooting conditions.

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Check the Image Immediately

You can view the images you take immediately, on the LCD monitor on the back of the camera.

Take the picture.

1 After the picture is taken, the image as it was shot appears on the LCD monitor.

The image is shown for approximately 2 seconds.

You can turn the Review function on or off, as well as display the image information display. (→45)

You can change the length of time the image is displayed. (→46)

You can change the brightness of the LCD monitor. (→122)

While a picture is being displayed, you can press the button to delete that image. (→47)

This will erase the image shown on the LCD monitor before it is written to the CF card.

Check the Image in PLAY Mode

.

2 Change the displayed image.

Turn the dial counterclockwise to move back through the images you have taken, from newest to oldest.

Turn thedial clockwise to move through the images from oldest to newest.

You cannot use the menu function or playback images while image data is being written onto the CF card (the access lamp is blinking (→17)). If you press MENU or thebutton, the warning message of “Busy.” (→137) will appear on the LCD panel.

You can also view the images you have taken in index form (→102) or enlarged form (→103).

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Check the Image Immediately

Checking the Image After it is Taken

You can set the camera to display each image on the LCD monitor as soon as it is taken. You can do this two ways: Select [On] to display the image by itself, or select [On (Info)](→104) to display the image with its recording information. Select [Off] if you do not want to display the image. The default setting is [On].

1

From the Menu, select [Review].

Press theMENU button.

 

Turn the

dial to select [Review], then

 

press the

button.

2

Select the Review setting.

Turn the dial to

select the desired

 

option, then press the

button.

The setting is entered, and the display returns to the menu.

Press theMENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

 

3

Take the picture.

 

 

 

After the picture is taken, the image as it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

was shot appears on the LCD monitor.

 

 

 

 

The time that image is displayed depends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the review time setting. (→46)

 

 

The display differs depending on whether

 

 

 

 

you selected [On] or [On (Info)].

[On] selected

 

 

 

[On (Info)] selected (104)

Histogram (104)

Image information (104) Date/time (38)

You can change the review time setting. (→46)

2

Taking Picture Simple

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Check the Image Immediately

Time Images Are Displayed for Checking

You can control how long images are displayed by setting the review time to [2 sec.], [4 sec.], [8 sec.], or [Hold] which keeps the image on the monitor screen. The default setting is [2 sec.].

1

From the Menu, select [Review

time].

 

 

Press theMENU button.

 

Turn the dial to select [Review time],

 

then press the button.

2 Set the review time.

Turn the dial to select the review time you want, then press thebutton.

The setting is entered, and the display returns to the menu.

Press theMENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

When this function is set to [Hold], the image is displayed until you press the shutter button down halfway. Note however that the camera power will turn off automatically when the Auto power off time setting is reached (→33, 121).

The [Review time] setting is valid when the [Review] feature is set to [On] or [On (Info)].

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Erasing a Recorded Image (Single Image Erase)

camera to Play mode.

button to enter Play mode. recent image appears.

2 Select the image you want to erase.

Turn the dial to select the image you want to erase.

3 Open the Erase menu.

Press thebutton.

The Erase menu appears at the bottom of the LCD monitor.

4

Erase the image.

Turn the

dial to select [Erase], then

 

press the

button.

The access lamp blinks and the image is erased.

You cannot recover an image once you have erased it. Make sure you no longer want an image before erasing it.

You can protect images (→107) to prevent them from being erased accidentally.

To erase all images recorded on the CF card, see “Erasing Images (All Image Erase) ” (→108).

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Taking Picture Simple

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Portrait Mode

This mode blurs the background to make the subject stand out.

.

is the same as in

automatically set to ONE to , and the

automatically set to

Large/Fine (2160 1440).

Head-and-shouldershots give the best background blur effect. Also, the farther the subject is from the background, the more blurred the background will appear.

Use a telephoto lens to blur the background even more. If you use a zoom lens, its longest focal length is the most effective (for example, a 24-85mmlens set to 85 mm).

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Landscape Mode

This mode is for sweeping scenery, sunsets, etc.

.

is the same as in

automatically set to ONE to (Single shot),

.

automatically set to Large/Fine (2160 1440).

2

Taking Picture Simple

If the shutter speed indicator blinks, the shutter speed may be too slow to keep the picture from being blurred by camera shake. We recommend you use a tripod when taking landscape pictures. (The shutter speed indicator still blinks if you use a tripod, but camera shake will not be a problem.)

The built-inflash does not fire in Landscape mode, even if it is raised.

A wide-anglelens provides the greatest depth from foreground to background, as well as a wider image. If you use a zoom lens, its shortest focal length is the most effective (for example, a24-85mmlens set to 24 mm).

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Close-UpMode

This mode is for taking close-upshots of flowers, insects, or other small subjects.

.

is the same as in

 

automatically

set to (ONE

 

 

 

 

 

(Single shot),

 

 

 

.

 

automatically set to

Large/Fine (2160 1440).

Close-upmode is most effective when the subject is at the minimum focusing distance of the lens.

If you use a zoom lens, use its longest focal length to get a higher magnification.

For better close-ups,we recommend using anEOS-dedicatedmacro lens and the Macro Ring LiteMR-14EX.

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Sports Mode

This mode is used for sports photography and capturing fast-movingsubjects.

.

is the same as in

set to (AI Servo), and the metering mode

automatically set to

Large/Fine (2160 1440).

If the shutter speed indicator blinks, the shutter speed may be too slow to keep the picture from being blurred by camera shake. Be careful to hold the camera steady and press the shutter button smoothly, or use a tripod. (The shutter speed indicator still blinks if you use a tripod, but camera shake will not be a problem.)

The built-inflash does not fire in Sports mode, even if it is raised.

For best results in Sports mode, use a film speed setting of ISO 400 or faster. (→55, 120)

For sports photography we recommend using a telephoto lens of 200-300mm.

2

Taking Picture Simple

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Night Scene Mode

This mode is for taking pictures of people at sunset or at night. It uses flash to illuminate the subject and a slow shutter speed to expose the background, resulting in a natural-lookingexposure.

 

 

.

 

 

 

is the same as in

 

automatically

set to

ONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Single

shot),

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

automatically set to

Large/Fine (2160 1440).

To prevent camera shake, always use a tripod.

When the shutter speed has been automatically set to 1-2seconds, it will take one second from when the shutter button is pressed down fully until the picture is taken. Continue pressing the shutter button until the picture is taken.

If you are taking images of scenery only (and not people), use Landscapemode.

Tell your subjects not to move for a few seconds after the flash fires.

You can also use Night Scene

mode with an EX-seriesSpeedlite.

In daylight, Night Scene

mode operates the same as

 

(Full Auto)

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

For best results in Night Scene mode, use a film speed setting of ISO 400 or faster. (→55, 120)

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Advanced 3

Operations

Creative zone

The Creative zone features shooting modes that let

 

 

you select the shutter speed or aperture value and

 

change the exposure yourself, providing you with

 

more flexibility to set up the camera for a variety of

 

shooting styles. This chapter describes how to make

 

effective use of each of these functions.

The icon represents the Main Dial, and theicon represents the Quick Control Dial.

Press the shutter button down halfway and release, and a timer will show the exposure setting for approximately 4 seconds on the LCD panel and viewfinder.

The AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB, bulb, and depth-of-field check functions operate only in Creative zone modes.

The Menu function Quality, AEB, Custom WB, Parameters, and C.Fn settings are used only in the Creative zone.

Quality Selection

Use the Menu function to choose from five Quality settings:

Quality

Icon

Recording

Recording

Compression

Size of one

Recording

size

method

ratio

image

capacity

 

 

Large/Fine

 

2160

1440

 

Low

1.3 Mbyte

Approx. 10 shots

Large/Normal

 

 

High

0.7 Mbyte

Approx. 21 shots

 

 

 

JPEG

Small/Fine

 

 

 

Low

0.7 Mbyte

Approx. 22 shots

 

1440

960

 

Small/Normal

 

 

High

0.4 Mbyte

Approx. 40 shots

 

 

 

 

RAW

 

2160

1440

RAW

3.4 Mbyte

Approx. 3 shots

Based on Canon testing standards (ISO 100 setting).

Recording capacity is the number of shots that can be stored on the CF card/FC-16Mprovided with the EOS D30 camera.

The number of images that can be recorded depends on the subject and modes used.

1From the menu, select [Quality].

Press the MENU button.

Turn the dial to select [Quality], then press thebutton.

2Set the quality.

Turn the dial to select the Quality you want, then press thebutton.

The selected Quality setting is entered, and the screen returns to the menu.

Press theMENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

You cannot adjust the Quality setting while in the Easy Shooting zone (→20).

Opening images on a computer that have been recorded in RAW format require the dedicated computer driver provided with the camera. For details, refer to the Software Starter Guide.

You can set the Quality by pressing the button and turning theordial as you look at the LCD panel.(C.Fn-12-1→128)

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About ISO Speed

ISO speed is an index number representing the photosensitivity of silver-halidefilm. Digital cameras do not use film, but their photosensitivity is commonly described in terms of “ISO equivalent” speed settings. (→132)

The higher the number, the greater the sensitivity. Higher speeds are better for taking pictures of moving subjects or in dim light, but the pictures will also contain more noise and so will be less sharp. Conversely, lower speeds are less suited to moving subjects or dim conditions, but produce sharper, more detailed images.

The Canon EOS D30 provides ISO-equivalentspeed settings from ISO 100 to ISO 1600, inone-stepincrements.

1

Select [ISO Speed].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [ISO Speed],

 

then press the button.

2 Set the ISO speed.

Turn the dial to select the desired ISO speed, then press thebutton.

The selected ISO speed is entered, and the screen returns to the Menu.

Press theMENU button to clear the screen and exit the Menu.

You can set the ISO speed by pressing the button and turning theordial as you look at the LCD panel.(C.Fn-12-2→128)

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Operations Advanced

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Selecting Parameters

In addition to the standard parameters automatically applied by the camera for processing images recorded, you can register up to three sets of your own parameters. Parameter settings are made using a computer and the software supplied with your EOS D30 camera, and stored in the camera by connecting the computer and camera with the proper interface cable provided with the camera.

For instructions on setting parameters with the software supplied with the EOS D30, as well as registering parameters in the camera and on connecting your camera to a computer, see the Software Starter Guide.

Note that if no custom parameters are set or stored using this function, this item will not appear on the menu.

1

From the menu, select [Parameters].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [Parameters],

 

then press the button.

The LCD monitor displays the available parameters.

2 Set the parameters you want.

Turn the dial to select the parameters, then press thebutton.

The selected parameters are entered, and the screen returns to the menu.

Press theMENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

You can set the parameters by pressing the button and turning theor

dial as you look at the LCD panel. However if no parameters have been registered, the message “” is displayed on the LCD panel and you cannot set the parameters.(C.Fn-12-3→128)

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Selecting Parameters

Parameters

The camera can store up to three sets of parameters, each a combination of settings for Contrast, Sharpness, and Color Saturation.

For details, see the Software Starter Guide.

Up to 3 sets of parameters can be stored.

Set the contrast in three levels.

Set the sharpness in three levels.

Set the color saturation in three levels.

Parameter

Setting

Level

Effect

 

Adjusts the

Low

Takes pictures with lower contrast.

Contrast

 

 

Normal

Takes pictures with normal contrast.

contrast

 

 

 

 

High

Takes pictures with higher contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusts the

Low

Takes pictures with lower sharpness.

Sharpness

 

 

Normal

Takes pictures with normal sharpness.

sharpness

 

 

 

 

High

Takes pictures with higher sharpness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusts the

Low

Takes pictures with muted colors.

 

 

 

Color Saturation

Normal

Takes pictures with normal color saturation.

color saturation

 

 

 

 

High

Takes pictures with intense colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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dial to make the selection.

AF Mode Selection

The AF mode setting controls how the autofocus functions operate. The camera has two AF modes: One-shotAF for still subjects, and AI Servo AF for moving subjects.

AF mode selection is available in all Creative zone settings except for .

switch to

2

Set the Mode Dial to a Creative

zone setting other than

 

.

 

3 Press theAFWB button.( 6 )

4Select the AF mode.

Turn the

Press the shutter button down halfway to return toready-to-shootstatus.

In addition to the above two AF modes, the EOS D30 provides AI Focus AF, which automatically switches betweenOne-shotand AI Servo AF modes according to the state of the subject. AI Focus AF is automatically selected when operating in(Full Auto) mode.

Turn thedial to select the white balance (→68).

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AF Mode Selection

One-ShotAF for Still Subjects

In-focusindicator

Focusing point indicator

Press the shutter button down halfway to activate AF operation and focus once.

When the camera has focused, the focusing point indicator and thein-focusindicator ● in the viewfinder light at the same time.

When using evaluative metering, the exposure setting is determined when focus is achieved. The exposure setting and focus remain locked as long as the shutter button is pressed down halfway. You can then recompose the shot while retaining the exposure setting and focus (→62).

If the camera cannot focus, the in-focusindicator (●) in the viewfinder blinks. If this happens, you will not be able to take a picture even if you press the shutter button down fully. Instead, reframe the shot and focus again. See also, “Manual Focus” (→63).

3

Operations Advanced

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AF Mode Selection

AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects

Press and hold the shutter button down halfway, and the camera focuses continuously.

This mode is suited for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing.

With its predictive AF function, the camera can also track a subject that is steadily approaching or retreating from the camera.

The exposure settings are determined immediately before the picture is taken.

If the in-focusindicator ● in the viewfinder blinks, the camera has not focused.

You can set the camera so that during AI Servo AF operation, you can press thebutton and the focus will momentarily lock as long as the button is held down. (C.Fn-2-2→124)

About Predictive AF

When a subject is approaching or retreating from the camera at a constant rate, the focusing function can track the subject and predict the focusing distance immediately before the picture is taken so that the shot will be in focus at the moment of exposure.

When the focusing point is selected automatically, the camera uses one of three focusing points to focus on the subject. Tracking and predictive focusing is carried out using the selected focusing point.

When the focusing point is selected manually (→61), the selected focusing point tracks the subject.

AI Focus AF

AI Focus AF is set automatically in (Full Auto) mode. At the time of the shot, the camera automatically selectsOne-shotAF and AI Servo AF according to the state of the subject.

If the subject is focused in One-shotAF and the subject then begins to move continuously, the camera detects the movement, automatically switches to AI Servo AF, and focuses continuously as it tracks the subject.

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Focusing Point Selection

The focusing point is the frame in which the subject is focused. The focusing point can be selected automatically or manually. In the Easy Shooting zone and in mode, the selection is automatic, but in,,, andmodes you can switch between automatic and manual focusing point selection.

Automatic selection AF: The camera selects the focusing point automatically according to conditions.

Manual selection AF: You can select any of the three focusing points manually. This is best when you want to be sure to focus on a particular subject, or to use the speed of the AF focusing function to help you compose a particular shot quickly.

6)

2

Select the focusing point.

Look at the LCD panel or the viewfinder

 

 

display as you turn the or dial.

 

Automatic

Manual selection

 

selection

 

Press the shutter button down halfway to return toready-to-shootmode.

3

Operations Advanced

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Focusing On an Off-CenterSubject

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-shotAF.

1 Select a focusing point.

(→61)

Focus on the subject.

2 Place the focusing point over the subject and press the shutter button down halfway.

Hold the shutter button down 3 halfway and recompose the

picture.

4Take the picture.

You can also use the Focus lock function in the Easy Shooting zone (except formode), starting from step 2.

For best results, use the combination of One-shotAF with AE lock applied on the focusing point where focus is achieved, and evaluative metering.

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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-focusindicator ● blinks) in particular conditions such as the following:

Difficult-to-FocusSubjects

Very low-contrastsubjects, such as a blue sky orsingle-colorwall

Subjects in very dark locations

Extremely backlit or reflective subjects, such as a shiny new car

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.

Manual Focus

1 Set the lens focus mode switch toMF (or M on older lenses).

Theicon appears on the LCD panel.

2 Focus on the subject.

Turn the manual focusing ring on the lens until the subject appears sharp in the viewfinder.

shutter button down halfway as you focus manually, you where the subject is focused, and the in-focusindicator

3

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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)

Possible images that can still be taken

AEB (→82)

 

 

 

 

CF card

capacity

ISO speed (→55)

remaining (→18, 54)

 

 

camera settings.

INFO. button.

camera settings appear on the

INFO. button again to clear the

Parameters are shown only if settings have been entered.

For viewing image information during playback, see “Turning the Information Display On and Off” (→104).

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Selecting a Metering Mode

6 )

2

Select a metering mode.

Look at the LCD panel as you turn the

 

 

dial.

 

:Evaluative

 

:Partial

 

:Center-weightedaveraging

 

Press the shutter button down halfway to

 

return to ready-to-shootmode.

Turn the dial to set the flash exposure compensation for thebuilt-in/optionalflash (→95).

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Operations Advanced

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Metering Modes

The EOS D30 uses three methods for metering: evaluative, partial, and center-weightedaveraging.

The Easy Shooting zone uses evaluative metering. In the Creative zone, any of the three modes can be selected.

: Evaluative Metering

This is an all-aroundmetering mode suited even for backlit subjects. The viewfinder field is divided into 35 metering zones to which the three focusing points are linked for evaluative metering. The camera determines the main subject’s size, position, brightness, background, front and back lighting, etc., so that it can select the proper exposure for the subject at all times.

When using manual focusing, evaluative metering is based on the center focusing point.

: Partial Metering

This is particularly effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc. This method uses a center area of approximately 9.5% of the screen.

The area covered by partial metering is shown on the left.

:Center-weightedAveraging Metering

This method meters the average exposure of the entire viewfinder screen, and gives extra weight to the center.

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Selecting a Drive Mode

You

 

 

 

to single-imageshooting, continuous shooting or self-

timer

 

 

 

 

Single

 

 

 

shutter button to take one image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

use the continuous shooting mode by pressing and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the shutter button. The maximum number of images that

 

 

 

 

taken for each quality setting is shown in the table below.

 

 

 

 

set the self-timerto take a picture after 10 seconds. (→85)

Size/Quality

Maximum number of images

Maximum number of images

(Approx. images/sec.)

(Approx. images)

 

 

ONE SHOT

AI SERVO

ONE SHOT

AI SERVO

Large/Fine

 

 

8

 

Large/Normal

 

 

17

 

Small/Fine

3

2.5

17

 

Small/Normal

 

 

30

 

RAW

 

 

3

3

(shutter speed of 1/250 second or faster, at ISO 100). recorded depends on the subject and modes used.

button. ( 6 )

2 Select the drive mode.

Look at the LCD panel as you turn theordial.

:Single-frameshooting

:Continuous shooting

:Self-TimerOperation

Press the shutter button down halfway to return to ready-to-shootmode.

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Setting the White Balance
The EOS D30 has seven white balance settings, Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, and Custom. In the Easy Shooting zone the Auto setting is selected automatically, while in the Creative zone you can select any of the seven white balance settings.
6 )
Select the white balance setting.
2 Set the Quick Control Dial switch to ON .
Turn the dial.
Press the shutter button down halfway to return to ready-to-shoot mode.

Selecting a Drive Mode

Images taken with continuous shooting are first stored in the camera’s internal memory, then on the CF card. When the internal memory is full, the “ ” message appears on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder, and no more images can be taken. Once this happens, images are written onto the CF card until there is enough memory available for another image. The “” message then disappears, and the camera can take the next shot.

If you press the shutter button down halfway before all of the images have been saved on the CF card (the access lamp is flashing), the saving process is canceled momentarily. The number of continuous frames at that moment depends on the capacity available on the CF card.

When the “ ” message is displayed on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder, make sure that the access lamp has stopped blinking before you change the CF card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

 

Daylight Cloudy Tungsten Fluorescent Flash Custom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the dial to select the AF mode (→58).

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White Balance Settings

In light from any source, the proportion of the primary colors (red, green, blue) in the light varies according to the color temperature. Higher color temperatures contain a greater proportion of blue, and lower color temperatures contain a greater proportion of red. Moving from low to high, the progression is red → orange → yellow → white → blue-white.For example, a given subject will appear reddish if taken under tungsten (incandescent) lighting, or greenish if taken under fluorescent lighting.

The human eye automatically adapts to changes in light so that white subjects appear white even under different lighting conditions. Cameras that use film have to adjust for these differences by using color-correctingfilters or switching to different film types. Digital cameras rely on software to correct the color temperature by determining white as the basis for the colors in the subject, then correcting the other colors to achieve a natural color range.

mode automatically selects the white balance according to the light source where you are shooting. If this does not produce pictures with satisfactory coloring, you can select a mode other than.

Icon

Conditions

Color temperature K (Kelvin)

Camera selects the setting automatically.

approx. 3000 -7000

For bright outdoor daylight.

approx. 5500

For cloudy conditions at twilight or evening.

approx. 6000

For indoor incandescent lighting.

approx. 3200

For indoor white fluorescent lighting.

approx. 4000

For flash pictures.

approx. 6000

To photograph a white subject to use as a

 

base

color, then load that white balance

approx. 2000-10000

data to set the ideal white balance for that

 

shooting location (→70).

 

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Custom White Balance Setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

white balance yourself by photographing a white subject

to

white balance, and then selecting that picture for use as

white

 

 

1 Photograph a white subject.

Take a picture of a white subject, just as you would take a normal picture.

Frame the shot so that the white subject fills the entire partial metering zone in the viewfinder.

This picture can be taken using any mode

(→20).

Partial metering zone

2

From the menu, select [Custom

WB].

 

 

Press theMENU button.

 

Turn the dial to select [Custom WB],

 

then press the button.

3 Select the image.

Turn the dial to select the picture you took in step 1, then press thebutton.

When the setting is entered, the screen returns to the menu.

Press theMENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

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Custom White Balance Setting

5

Select the white balance.

 

Turn the dial to select [

].

The custom white balance is entered.

3

Operations Advanced

For best results, use subjects such as plain white paper for white balance basis.

White balance data is loaded from the partial metering zone (→19).

You can store white subjects photographed under various conditions on the CF card, then select these images as needed for the [Custom WB] function as an

easy way of setting the ideal white balance for any lighting conditions. The default setting foris the same as the default setting for.

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Program AE

Like (Full Auto) mode, this is ageneral-purposepicture-takingmode. The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene’s brightness. This is called Program AE.

* stands for Program

*AE stands for Auto Exposure

.

2

Focus on the subject.

Press the shutter button down halfway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the camera has focused, the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

focusing point indicator and the in-focus

 

 

 

 

 

indicator in the viewfinder light at the same

 

 

 

 

 

time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Check the display.

 

 

 

 

The shutter speed and aperture value are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

determined automatically, and displayed in

 

 

 

 

 

the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.

 

 

 

If the shutter speed and aperture values

 

 

 

 

 

are not blinking, the exposure is correct.

 

 

 

If either is blinking, see “Exposure

 

 

 

 

 

Warnings” (→134).

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Take the picture.

Compose the picture, then press the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shutter button down fully.

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Differences Between Program AE Mode and Full Auto Mode

(Program AE) and(Full Auto) mode are alike in that both automatically determine the shutter speed and aperture values.

The following functions can be used in mode but not inmode.

Manual focusing point selection

Built-inflash firing manually/firing prohibited

Metering mode selection

Flash exposure compensation

Drive mode selection

Special features withEX-seriesSpeedlites

Program shift

-

High-speedsync (FP Flash) with

AE lock with button

 

selected EX-seriesSpeedlites

Exposure compensation

-

FE lock

Autoexposure bracketing (AEB)

-

Fill flash control

Custom functions

-

FEB

 

-

2nd-curtainsync

 

-

Modeling flash

 

-

E-TTLwireless autoflash

Shifting the Program

In Program AE mode, you can freely change the shutter speed and aperture value combination (program) set by the camera while maintaining the same exposure value. This is called shifting the program.

To do this, press the shutter button down halfway, then turn the dial until the shutter speed or aperture value you want is displayed.

Once you take a picture with the shifted program, the shifted program is canceled automatically and the original program is restored.

If you are using a flash, you cannot shift the program.

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ShutterSpeed-PriorityAE

In this mode, you set the shutter speed, and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject. This is called Shutter Speed-PriorityAE.

A fast shutter speed can freeze the motion of a fast-movingsubject, and a slow shutter speed can blur the subject to give the impression of motion.

*stands for “time value.”

Fast shutter speed

Slow shutter speed

.

2 Set the shutter speed.

Turn thedial.

Focus on the subject.

3 Press the shutter button down halfway.The aperture value is determined automatically.

Check the display, then take the 4picture.

If the aperture value is not blinking, the exposure is correct.

Compose the picture, then press the shutter button down fully.

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Shutter Speed Priority AE

At shutter speeds slower than one second, the release time lag (between the time the shutter button is pressed completely and the start of the exposure) is approximately 1 second. The release time will be a little longer when the drive mode is continuous shooting, even if the shutter speed is faster than one second. In this case, hold the shutter button down until the pictures have been taken.

If the smallest aperture value (the maximum open aperture) for the lens you are using blinks, the scene is too dark. Turn thedial to a slower shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking.

If the largest aperture value (the minimum aperture) for the lens you are using blinks, the scene is too bright. Turn thedial to a faster shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking.

Shutter Speed Display

You can set the shutter speed in half-stopincrements as shown below. The shutter speeds from 4000 to 4 indicate the denominator of the fractional shutter speed, sothat—forexample—125is 1/125 second. For slow speeds, 0”7 is 0.7 seconds, and 15” is 15 seconds.

4000 3000 2000 1500 1000 750 500 350 250 180 125 90 60 45 30 20 15 10 8 6 4 0”3 0”5 0”7 1” 1”5 2” 3” 4” 6” 8” 10” 15” 20” 30”

The ideal shutter speed for capturing a clear image from a TV screen is 1/15 second. We recommend using a tripod.

You can also set the camera so that you can set the shutter speed in 1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→124)

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Aperture-PriorityAE

In this mode, you set the aperture value, and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed to suit the brightness of the scene. This is called Aperture-PriorityAE.

By setting a smaller aperture value (larger aperture), you can blur the background to make the subject stand out as in a portrait. Or, by setting a larger aperture value (smaller aperture), you can increase the depth of field to make both the foreground and background look sharp.

*stands for “aperture value.”

Small aperture value

Large aperture value

.

2 Select the aperture value.

Turn thedial.

Focus on the subject.

3 Press the shutter button down halfway.The shutter speed is determined automatically.

Check the display, then take the 4picture.

If the shutter speed is not blinking, the exposure is correct.

Compose the picture, then press the shutter button down fully.

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Aperture-PriorityAE

If the 30” shutter speed blinks, the scene is too dark. Turn thedial to reduce the aperture value (larger aperture).

If the 4000 shutter speed blinks, the scene is too bright. Turn thedial to increase the aperture value (smaller aperture).

Aperture Value Display

You can set the aperture in half stops as shown below. The higher the aperture value, the smaller the aperture opening. The range of aperture settings displayed

depends on the lens mounted on the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.0

2.5

2.8

3.5

4.0

4.5

5.6

6.7

8.0

9.5

11

13

16

19

22

27

32

38

45

54

64

76

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If no lens is mounted on the camera, the aperture setting is displayed as 00.

You can also set the camera so that you can set the aperture value in1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→124)

You can fix the shutter speed at 1/200 second for shooting with a flash. (C.Fn-6-1→126)

Checking the Depth of Field

press the Depth-of-FieldPreview button the aperture to the current aperture then verify the range of focus in the

This feature can be used in the Creative zone.

In mode, this feature operates when the shutter button is pressed down halfway.

The exposure is locked (AE lock) while the Depth-of-FieldPreview button is pressed.

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Set the shutter speed.

Manual Exposure

In this mode you set the shutter speed and aperture value yourself. The camera makes no settings automatically. You can determine the correct combination of shutter speed and aperture value by checking the exposure level displayed in the camera.

*stands for manual.

Dial to .

2 Turn thedial.

3

Set the aperture value.

 

 

Set the Quick Control Dial switch toON ,

 

then turn the dial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Focus on the subject.

 

Press

the shutter button down halfway.

 

 

 

( 4 )

 

The exposure level indicator appears in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.

The exposure level icon how far you are from exposure level.

lets you see the standard

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Manual Exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Determine the exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set the shutter speed or aperture value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

manually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: This is the standard reference point for a correct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underexposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: Decrease the shutter speed or reduce the aperture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overexposure

 

 

 

 

 

: Increase the shutter speed or increase the aperture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the exposure level indicator

 

 

is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flashing at the 2+ or2position, the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

exposure is overor under-exposedby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more than two stops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Take the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compose the picture, then press

the

shutter button down fully.

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You can set the camera so that you can set the shutter speed or aperture value in 1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→124)

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AutomaticDepth-of-FieldAE

When taking pictures of large groups or landscapes, the EOS D30 can automatically achieve a sharp focus over a wide depth of field. All the subjects covered by the focusing points, from those close to the camera to those far away from the camera, can be taken clearly.

In mode, the shutter speed and aperture value cannot be changed freely. If the camera selects a slow shutter speed, the use of a tripod is recommended.

Automatic depth-of-fieldAE cannot be used if the lens’ focus mode switch is set to MF (or M on older lenses). Set the switch to AF .

*stands forAuto-Depthof field.

Focus the picture.

2 Place a focusing point over the subject and press the shutter button down halfway. (4 )

The active focusing points are displayed. The range between the nearest subject covered by a focusing point and the farthest subject covered by another focusing point will be in sharp focus.

You can check the depth of field beforehand while the exposure is displayed. (→77)

In this example, the focus will be sharp from the distant subject covered by the left focusing point to the nearby subject covered by the right focusing point.

3 Check the display, then take the picture.

If the aperture value is not blinking, the exposure is correct.

Press the shutter button down fully.

If the aperture value is blinking, the exposure level is correct but the desired depth of field cannot be achieved. Either use a wide-anglelens or move farther from the subject.

If you use a flash, the result will be the same as using (Program AE) mode with flash.

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Setting Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera’s standard exposure setting to make the picture brighter (overexposure) or darker (underexposure). Exposure compensation can be set up to ±2 stops, in 1/2-stopincrements.

1

Set the Quick Control Dial switch

to ON .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Focus on the subject, then check

the exposure level.

 

 

Press the shutter button down halfway and

 

check the display. (

4 )

3

Select the exposure.

Turn the

 

dial.

 

 

Turn the

 

dial while pressing the shutter

 

button down

halfway, or within ( 4 )

 

seconds of pressing the shutter button

 

down halfway.

 

 

 

Positions on the [+] side indicate

 

overexposure, and positions on the [-]side

 

indicate underexposure.

Underexposure

 

 

Overexposure

 

Once set, the exposure compensation

 

remains in memory after the Main Switch is

 

set to OFF .

 

 

 

To cancel exposure compensation, return

 

the compensation setting to the standard

 

exposure position

.

4Take the picture.

To prevent the dial from turning inadvertently and changing the exposure compensation, enter the setting and then set the Quick Control Dial switch toOFF .

In M (Manual) mode, because you determine the exposure (the combination of shutter speed and aperture) yourself, the exposure compensation function does not operate.

You can set the camera so that you can set the exposure compensation amount in 1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→124)

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Autoexposure Bracketing

When using autoexposure bracketing, the camera automatically changes the exposure level within the set range (up to ±2 stops in 1/2-stopincrements) for three successive frames. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). The three bracketed shots are exposed in the selected drive mode (→67) in the following order: correct exposure, underexposure, and overexposure.

Correct exposure (0) Underexposure (-1.0)Overexposure (+1.0)

1

From the menu, select [AEB].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [AEB], then

 

press the

button.

2

Set the AEB level.

Turn the dial to set the AEB level you

 

want, then press the button.

 

The AEB setting is entered, and the display

 

returns to the Menu.

 

Press theMENU button to clear the

 

screen and exit the menu.

:Correct exposure

 

 

press

:Underexposure

fully to

continuously,

 

:Overexposure

timer, the

 

 

shots in

 

succession after the 10-secondtimer delay.

 

Follow steps 1 and 2 to set the AEB level to

 

.

 

AEB will be automatically cancelled when

 

the Main Switch is set to OFF , the lens is

 

changed, the flash is charged, the battery

 

pack or the CF card is replaced.

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Autoexposure Bracketing

Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used in AEB mode.

If you set mirror lockup with C.Fn-3-1and then use AEB,single-frameshooting takes effect even if the drive mode is set to continuous shooting.

To indicate that AEB is in progress, the AEB icon on the LCD panel and theindicator in the viewfinder blink until all three bracketed shots have been taken.

During continuous shooting, no viewfinder information is displayed.

In manual exposure mode, AEB is applied by changing the shutter speed.

You can use AEB in combination with exposure compensation. In this case, if exposure compensation causes the exposure to fall outside the indicated exposure level, the display looks as follows. In all cases the exposures are taken according to the settings.

In ,,andmodes

: AEB set to ±1 stop.

: With exposure compensation of –1stop

: With exposure compensation of –1.5stops : With exposure compensation of–2stops

In mode

: Center exposure –2stops from correct exposure

: Center exposure more than –2stops from correct exposure

You can change the AEB settings in 1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→124) In this case, the AEB indicator on the LCD panel looks like this.

AEB settings in 1/3-stopincrements

 

 

 

: -1/3

 

 

 

:+1/3

 

 

 

 

 

AEB settings in 2/3-stopincrements

 

 

 

: -2/3

 

 

 

:+2/3

 

 

 

 

 

You can change the sequence to underexposure, correct exposure, or overexposure. (C.Fn-7→126)

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AE Lock

AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a place other than the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.

The effects of the AE lock depend on the focusing point and metering method selected. (→135)

1Focus on the point on which you want to lock the exposure reading.

The exposure value is displayed in the

viewfinder.

2

Press the

button.

 

The

icon

lights in the viewfinder to

 

 

that

the exposure

setting is

 

(

4 )

 

 

 

time you press the

button, the

exposure setting is locked.

3 Compose the shot and take the picture.

You can apply AE lock by pressing the shutter button (instead of the button) down halfway, and focus with thebutton.(C.Fn-2-1→124)

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Self-timerOperation

The self-timeris convenient for group photographs. You can use it in any Easy Shooting mode or Creative mode. We recommend using a tripod when you use theself-timer.

1 Select theself-timer.

Press theDRIVE button (6 ), and turn thedial to select.

2 Focus on the subject.

Make sure thein-focusindicator ● and the exposure setting are displayed.

picture.

shutter button down fully. sounds as the red-eyereduction

operates, and the picture is taken seconds.

seconds:

beeps and the lamp blinks slowly. Last 2 seconds:

Faster beeps and the lamp stays on.

While theself-timeris operating, the LCD panel shows the number of seconds remaining until the picture is taken.

To cancel theself-timer,press theDRIVE 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.

You can set the beep that indicates the subject is in focus and the beep that indicates the self-timeris operating to On or Off. (→120)

When using the self-timerto photograph only yourself, lock the focus (→62) on an object at about the same distance as where you will be.

You can use the Remote Switch RS-80N3(sold separately) or Timer Remote ControllerTC-80N3(sold separately) to take a picture when you are away from the camera.

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Self-timerOperation

Using the Eyepiece Cover

If you take a picture using the self-timeror 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.

eyecup.

sides of the eyecup and lift it from the camera.

Slip the eyepiece cover over the 2 eyepiece.

The eyepiece cover is attached to the camera strap.

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Bulb Exposures

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.

1

Set the Mode Dial to

.

 

2

Set the shutter speed to [

].

Look at the LCD panel and turn the

 

 

dial to select [

].

 

 

 

The next setting after [

] is [

].

Set

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

down fully.

 

 

 

 

 

elapsed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD panel

 

 

you hold

 

 

The elapsed exposure time displayed

up to

999 seconds. For accurate exposure

for the

exposed image. (→104)

 

Long exposures exceeding 1 second

into

the image, and reduce the quality of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Remote Switch RS-80N3(sold separately), or Timer Remote ControllerTC-80N3(sold separately) can be used to eliminate the need to hold down the shutter button.

In long exposures, some degree of noise can enter the exposed image. You can use the Long exposure noise reduction function to reduce the noise. (C.Fn-1→124)

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Mirror Lockup

Mirror lock is enabled with C.Fn-3-1(→124). This function raises the mirror and exposes the picture, in separate operations. It is useful forclose-upshots or when using a super telephoto lens, where the mirror shock could affect the picture.

When using mirror lockup, we recommend you use the Remote Switch RS-80N3(sold separately).

button down

returns to the 30 seconds to take the picture

within 30 seconds.

Press the shutter button down 2 fully again.

The picture is taken, and the mirror goes back down.

To take the picture again, repeat the procedure from step 1.

During mirror lockup, do not point the camera at the sun. The sun’s heat can scorch and damage the shutter curtains.

If you use mirror lockup with the self-timerfor a bulb exposure, there will be a shutter release sound when you release the shutter button duringself-timeroperation. This is not the sound of the shutter release.

During mirror lockup, the drive mode (→67) issingle-frameshooting regardless of the current setting.

If you use mirror lockup with the self-timer,pressing the shutter button down fully the first time raises and locks the mirror, then releases the shutter 2 seconds later.

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Flash 4

Photography

The EOS D30 can take easy, natural-lookingflash pictures with correct subject illumination usingE-TTLautoflash (preflash evaluative metering in memory) and either the camera’sbuilt-inflash or anyEOS-dedicatedEXseries Speedlite. The procedure is as easy as a normal AE shot.

This chapter describes how to take flash pictures with the built-inflash, with theEOS-dedicated550EX Speedlite, or other types of external flash.

Using the Built-inFlash

The built-inflash lets you take the following kinds of flash pictures with the ease of a normal AE shot.

E-TTLautoflash

E-TTLautoflash (preflash evaluative metering in memory) supplies the correct level of flash for the subject in the focusing point selected by AF.

FE (Flash Exposure) lock(94)

FE (flash exposure) lock sets the correct flash exposure for a selected part of the subject. The FE lock functions as an AE lock with flash.

Flash exposure compensation(95)

This function corrects the flash level in much the same way as the Exposure compensation function. The level of compensation can be up to ±2 stops in 1/2-stopincrements.

Using the Built-inFlash in the Easy Shooting Zone

In the Easy Shooting zone (except in andmodes), thebuilt-inflash pops up and fires automatically inlow-lightor backlit conditions.

Using the Built-inFlash in the Creative Zone

In the Creative zone, you can take flash pictures by simply pressing the <> button to pop up thebuilt-inflash 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-lightconditions against a background such as a night sky, you can use automaticslow-syncsettings 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.

Because automatic slow-syncphotography 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.

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Using the Built-inFlash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built-inFlash Range

 

 

 

(using EF24-85mmF3.5-4.5USM lens)

 

 

 

 

 

ISO Speed

Wide-angle:24 mm

Telephoto: 85 mm

 

100

Approx. 1-3.4m(3.3-11.2ft)

Approx. 1-2.6m(3.3-8.5ft)

 

200

Approx. 1-4.8m(3.3-15.7ft)

Approx. 1-3.7m(3.3-12.1ft)

 

400

Approx. 1-6.8m(3.3-22.3ft)

Approx. 1-5.3m(3.3-17.4ft)

 

800

Approx. 1-9.6m(3.3-31.5ft)

Approx. 1-7.5m(3.3-24.6ft)

 

1600

Approx. 1-13.7m(3.3-44.9ft)

Approx. 1-10.6m(3.3-34.8ft)

 

 

 

 

Flash Sync Shutter Speed and Aperture

Settings

Mode

 

Sync shutter speed

Aperture Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatically set from 1/200 to 1/60

Automatically set by the E-TTL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

second.

program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manually set to speeds slower than

Automatically set for the metered

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/200 second.

brightness, according to the shutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speed setting.

Automatically set (1/200 to 30 sec.) for the metered brightness, according

to the aperture value. Manually set as desired. Manually set to speeds slower than

1/200 second.

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Using the Built-inFlash

When using an EX-seriesSpeedlite (→96), press thebuilt-inflash back into the camera before mounting the external flash.

When using the built-inflash, 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.

When using the built-inflash, detach any hood from the lens to keep it from obstructing flash coverage.

Using the built-inflash with any of the following lenses can partially obstruct the flash coverage. Instead, use anEOS-dedicatedexternal flash.

Large-aperturelenses, including theEF17-35mmF2.8L USM,EF28-70mmF2.8L USM.Super-telephotolenses, including the EF300mm F2.8L IS USM and EF600mm F4L IS USM.

The built-inflash 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.

The ‘E’ inE-TTLstands for ‘Evaluative.’

To retract thebuilt-inflash, press it back down into the camera.

You cannot use the built-inflash to sethigh-speedsync (FP flash).

In ormode, if you set the shutter speed faster than 1/200 second, the camera will automatically reset it to 1/200 unless theEX-seriesSpeedlite has been set forhigh-speedsync.

AF flash exposure is always based on the aperture value at the time the shot is taken, and controlled by E-TTLautomatic flash compensation linked to the active focusing point and weighted for the main subject.

The built-inflash and external flash cannot be used at the same time.

For subjects that are difficult to focus, the AF-assistlight (→43) automatically projects a beam of light at the subject.

You can set the Shutter curtain sync to 2nd-curtainsync.(C.Fn-8-1→126)

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Using the Built-inFlash

Red-eyeReduction

When you use flash in low-lightconditions, it can reflect off your subject’s 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. TheRed-eyereduction function uses the camera’s redeye reduction lamp, which gently shines into the subject’s eyes to constrict the pupils and thereby reduces the likelihood thatred-eyewill occur. You can usered-eyereduction in anypicture-takingmode exceptandmodes.

1 From the menu, select[Red-eyeon/off].

Press the MENU button.

 

Turn the dial to

select [Red-eye

 

on/off], then press the

button.

Set the Red-eyereduction function.

2 Turn thedial to select [On], then press thebutton.

Thered-eyereduction function is turned

On, and the display returns to the Menu.

Press the MENU button to clear the screen and exit the menu.

When you press the shutter button down halfway, the red-

eye reduction lamp indicator appears in the viewfinder.

Red-eyereduction is effective only when the subject is looking at thered-eyereduction lamp. Be sure to tell your

subjects to look at the lamp.

To increase the effectiveness of red-eyereduction, press

the shutter button down fully approximately 1.5 seconds

after the red-eyereduction lamp indicator goes off.

You can take a picture anytime by pressing the shutter button down fully, even if the red-eyereduction lamp is on.

Red-eyereduction also operates when you use an EOSdedicated Speedlite.

The effectiveness of red-eyereduction varies from subject to subject.

Red-eyereduction lamp indicator

Red-eyereduction is more effective in bright interior locations, with the camera close to the subject.

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Using the Built-inFlash

FE Lock

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.

the

 

2

Focus on the subject.

 

 

 

Focus on the subject you want to lock the

 

 

 

 

flash exposure on.

 

 

 

 

focusing point over

 

 

press

the

 

 

 

the viewfinder.

 

 

 

preflash and records

 

 

for this subject in

q

 

memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the viewfinder, the display appears as

 

 

shown in 1 for 0.5 seconds, then changes

w

 

to 2.

 

 

 

 

Each time you press the

button the

 

 

preflash fires, and the FE lock is applied at

 

 

the required exposure level.

 

 

4Take the picture.

Compose the shot and take the picture.

away to cause underexposure, the icon will blink in to the subject and repeat steps 2 – 4.

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Flash Exposure Compensation

The EOS D30 camera can adjust the level of the built-inflash or anyEX-seriesSpeedlite. The compensation amount can be up to ±2 stops in1/2-stopincrements. You cannot use flash exposure compensation in the Easy Shooting zone.

button. ( 6 )

Set the exposure compensation 2 amount.

Set the Quick Control Dial Switch toON .Look at the LCD panel as you turn the

dial.

The [+] side indicates positive compensation, and the[-]side indicates negative compensation.

 

Negative

 

 

 

Positive

 

 

 

 

compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once set, the exposure compensation amount remains in memory after the Main Switch is set toOFF .

To cancel, set the compensation amount to theposition.

The flash Exposure compensation function also operates when you use an EX-seriesSpeedlite. If the camera andEX-seriesSpeedlite are both set for exposure compensation, theEX-seriesSpeedlite setting has priority and the camera setting does not function.

You can set the camera to adjust exposure compensation in 1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→124)

You can also disable the Auto reduction of fill flash function. (C.Fn-10→126)

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Flash Photography with the EOS-Dedicated550EX Speedlite

The Canon 550EX Speedlite allows you to take high-qualityflash pictures easily, in the same way as you would with abuilt-inflash.

E-TTLAutoflash

E-TTLautoflash (preflash evaluative metering in memory) supplies the correct level of flash for the subject in the focusing point selected by AF. In dark locations, you can set the camera toaperture-priorityAE for automaticslow-syncoperation, for anatural-lookingexposure balanced between the subject and background.

High-SpeedSync (FP Flash)(98)

High-speedsync (FP orfocal-planeflash) enables flash synchronization at all shutter speeds from 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.

FE (Flash Exposure) Lock(99)

FE lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure for any part of the subject. This is the flash equivalent of AE lock.

Flash Exposure Compensation(99)

As with normal exposure compensation, you can use flash exposure compensation to adjust the flash output within a range of ±2 stops, in 1/2-stopincrements.

FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)(98)

The FEB function is like AEB (autoexposure bracketing) with flash. You can bracket flash exposures by up to ±3 stops, in 1/2-stopincrements.

Modeling Flash(99)

Modeling flash allows you to check shadows and the light balance produced by multi-lightsettings.

WirelessMulti-LightE-TTLAutoflash(99)

You can implement wireless multi-lightE-TTLautoflash, using any or all of the features listed above. This provides the freedom to set up sophisticated lighting effects with no connection cords required.

Autoflash functions are not available with EZ, E, EG, ML, or TL-seriesSpeedlites.

You can also use the Canon 420EX and 220EX Speedlites. Refer to their respective user’s guides for a list of functions that can be used with them.

In difficult focusing conditions, the AF-assistlight is emitted from the 550EX Speedlite, and automatically linked to the active focusing point.

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Flash Photography with the EOS-Dedicated550EX Speedlite

Full Auto Flash

This section describes how to use Full Auto E-TTLflash with(Program AE) mode. For instructions for operating the 550EX Speedlite, see the 550EX User’s Guide.

MODE

 

SELE

2

Make sure the 550EX Speedlite’s

 

H

 

pilot lamp is on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PILOT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Focus the subject, and take the

 

 

 

picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure theflash-readyindicator is

 

 

 

 

on, and check the shutter speed and

 

 

 

 

aperture value before taking the picture.

 

 

 

 

in Each Shooting

Even

 

 

-TTLautoflash is as easy as normalpicture-takingwithout flash.

(1)

 

 

to have the camera automatically set the shutter

 

 

 

in normal picture-takingwithout flash.

 

Mode

 

 

Shutter speed setting Aperture (flash aperture) setting

(Shutter-priorityAE)

Manual (30 to 1/200 sec.)

Auto

(Aperture-priorityAE)

Auto (30 to 1/200 sec.)

Manual

(Manual exposure)

Manual (30 to 1/200 sec.)

Manual

(2)

 

 

for E-TTLautoflash, using preflash evaluative metering

 

 

 

in (1).

 

 

(3)

 

 

by the shutter speed and aperture value.

Flash photography in

mode operates the same as in

mode.

In the Easy Shooting zone (→20), the 550EX Speedlite operates in Full Auto mode, with the same functions as the built-inflash.

You can set the camera to apply a fixed shutter speed of 1/200 for flash photography in aperture-priorityAE mode.(C.Fn-6→126)

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Flash Photography with the EOS-Dedicated550EX Speedlite

High-SpeedSync (FP Flash)

When the 550EX Speedlite is set to high-speedsyncmode, it can automatically synchronize at any shutter speed of 1/200 second or faster, thus providinghigh-speedsync (FP) flash operation. Whenhigh-speedsync is On, theicon appears in the viewfinder.

High-speedsync 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 subject’s 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-stopincrements, without changing the background exposure.

FEB is applied from the 550EX Speedlite. For details, see the User’s Guide for your Speedlite.

For best results use (single-imageshooting) drive mode. (→67)

You can set the camera to change FEB settings in 1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→ 124)

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Flash Photography with the EOS-Dedicated550EX Speedlite

FE Lock

Taking FE Lock pictures with the 550EX Speedlite is the same as described in “FE Lock” (→94) for the built-inflash. In step 1, be sure the 550EX Speedlite pilot lamp is on.

The flash mode may be either normal flash or high-speedsync. The FE lock operates with either mode.

Flash Exposure Compensation

For flash pictures with flash exposure compensation, see “Flash Exposure Compensation” for the built-inflash. (→95)

Modeling Flash

Modeling flash allows you to see shadows, light balance, and other effects produced by multilight settings.

1

Check that the camera and

Speedlite are properly set for flash

 

 

photography.

 

 

 

-of-field

 

approximately

 

-TTLAutoflash

The

as a slave light from a master (550EX or ST-E2)for easy

 

. The slave 550EX is placed to supplement the

master

flash for the subject.

refer to the user’s guide for your Speedlite.

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Using Non-CanonFlash Units

Sync Speed

The EOS D30 can synchronize with compact, non-Canonflash 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.

PC Terminal

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-syncterminal is used for synchronization at 1/200 second or slower.

If you use the EOS D30 with a flash unit or flash accessory built for another brand of camera, the EOS D30 may not operate properly.

Some large studio flash units have a sync

cord polarity that is the opposite of the EOS

 

 

 

+ (plus)

 

 

 

 

D30’s PC terminal. Such flash units will not

 

 

 

 

 

 

work with the EOS D30 unless you change

 

 

 

 

 

 

the polarity of the sync cord. Consult the

 

 

 

 

 

 

manufacturer of the flash unit, or purchase a

 

 

 

 

 

 

commercially-availablepolarity conversion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- (minus)

 

cord. The camera’s PC terminal polarity is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shown in the figure on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can use a flash unit attached to the camera's hot shoe and another flash unit connected to the PC terminal at the same time.

We recommend CanonEX-seriesSpeedlites for use with this camera.

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Playing and 5

Erasing

Recorded Images

This section explains how to view the images you have recorded with the EOS D30, how to erase images, and how to make settings for Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) digital printers or photo lab printing services.

This section also describes how to connect the EOS D30 to a television and how to set the date and time.

About Image Data Taken or Recorded by Other Devices

The EOS D30 may in some cases be unable to accurately display images taken with other cameras, or taken with the EOS D30 but subsequently had image data or file names modified by computer or other means.

About DPOF

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard used to record (on the CF card or other recording media) the image number, number of prints, etc. of images taken by digital camera.

You can simply insert the CF card into a DPOF-compatibledigital printer to make prints as specified.

You will not need to fill out the desired numbers and quantities of prints when ordering prints from a photo printing job.

* This camera is compatible with DPOF Version 1.00.

Viewing Recorded Images

The EOS D30 can display recorded images on its LCD monitor. You can view these images in single-imageformat, index format, or enlarged format. Press thebutton to switch formats.

Viewing a Single Image

the image. thebutton.

recent single image taken by the appears.

the button again to clear the monitor and exit PLAY.

Change the displayed image.

2 Turn thedial counterclockwise to view images in order from newest to oldest.

Turn thedial clockwise to view images in order from oldest to newest.

This

on a single screen.

1

Press the

button.

 

The most recent single image taken by the

 

 

camera appears.

 

 

2

Display the index.

 

 

Press the

button.

 

 

 

 

The images are displayed in index format.

3

Change the image selection.

 

The selected image is surrounded by a

 

 

green border.

 

 

 

 

Turn the

dial

counterclockwise

to

 

select images in order from newest to

 

oldest.

 

 

 

 

Turn the

dial

clockwise to select

 

images in order from oldest to newest.

 

 

Press the

button to enlarge

the

 

selected image. To return to single-image

 

display, press the

button again.

 

 

When you finish viewing, press the

 

button.

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Viewing Enlarged Images

Recorded images can be enlarged approximately 3 .

The central part of the image is displayed first.Part to be enlarged An icon in the lower right part of the image indicates

which part of the picture is currently displayed.

3

Change the display area.

Turn

the

 

 

dial

 

 

clockwise to change the

 

displayed

area

of

the

 

picture from center to

 

center right to lower left.

 

Turn

the

 

dial

counterclockwise to

change the displayed area of the picture from center to center left to top right.

When you finish viewing, press thebutton.

Another Image

The

image.

1 Display a single image or index.

(→102)

2 Change to jump display.

Press theJUMP button.

The Jump bar appears.

Jump bar

Image 10

 

Current

 

Image 10

frames

 

 

frames

 

image

 

back

 

 

forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Jump to another image.

Turn the dial.

From asingle-imagedisplay, turn the dial counterclockwise to go back 10 images, or clockwise to go forward 10 images.

From an index display, turn the dial counterclockwise to go back 9 images, or clockwise to go forward 9 images.

Press the JUMP button to clear the Jump bar and exit JUMP.

When you finish viewing, press the button.

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Darker image Normal brightness Lighter image
Sample Histograms

Viewing Recorded Images

INFO. Turning the Information Display On and Off

When an image is displayed on the LCD monitor, you can press the INFO. button to view information about that image. Image information is available only forsingle-imagedisplays.

Image Information Displayed During PLAY

The following information is displayed:

Image (→44)

Aperture value (→130, 136) Shutter speed (→132, 136) Camera mode (→20)

Image number/total images recorded

Image protect (→107)

 

Date (→38)

 

Time (→38)

Quality (→54)

File number (→32) Histogram

Exposure compensation (→95)

Flash exposure compensation (→95) (not displayed when flash not in use)

ISO speed (→55) Metering mode (→66) White balance (→68)

Press the INFO. button

Pressing the button repeatedly switches the LCD monitor information display On and Off.

You can change the displayed image using thedial, just as for asingle-imagedisplay.

For settings displayed while preparing to shoot, see “Checking Camera Settings” (→64).You can switch the information display On and Off by pressing theINFO. button, even during automated playback (Auto playback) (→105), or while

rotating (→106), or protecting images (→107).

Histograms

The histogram is a graph showing brightness levels on the horizontal axis, and the number of pixels at each level of brightness on the vertical axis. Darker pixels are towards the left side of the graph, and brighter pixels towards the right. By looking at a histogram you can determine the brightness of a picture after it is recorded.

If the histogram is higher towards the dark end, set the exposure compensation (→81) towards the plus end. If the histogram is higher

towards the light end, set the exposure compensation towards the minus end, then take the picture again.

High Brightness Warning

When exposure information is displayed for a picture that will be overexposed, the related settings will blink. For better results check the histogram and adjust the exposure compensation towards the minus end (→81), then take the picture again.

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Viewing Recorded Images

Automated Playback of Recorded Images (Auto playback)

This function automatically and continuously displays all images recorded on the CF card. Each image is displayed for approximately 3 seconds.

1

From

the

menu,

select

[Auto

playback].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press theMENU button.

 

 

Turn

the

dial

to select

[Auto

playback].

2 Start auto playback.

Press thebutton.

The camera loads the images, and after the “Loading image…” screen has been displayed for approximately 2 seconds, the auto playback starts.

To pause auto playback, press theDuring the pause, the [] indicator in the upper left part of the image.

To resume, press the button again.To quit auto playback, press theMENU

button.

During auto playback, the Auto power off function (→33, 121) does not operate. After you have finished viewing, be sure to press the MENU button to stop the auto playback.

Display time may vary depending on the image.

While auto playback is paused, you can turn the dial to change the picture in the same way as forsingle-imagedisplay (→102).

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Viewing Recorded Images

Rotating an Image

The Rotate function can rotate a picture 90° clockwise or counterclockwise. This allows you to play images with the correct orientation.

1

From the menu, select [Rotate].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [Rotate].

2

Go to Rotate mode.

Press the button.

 

 

The display goes to Rotate mode.

Rotate pictures taken with the camera

3

Rotate the image.

 

grip on the bottom 90° clockwise

Turn the

dial to display the image you

 

 

want to rotate, then press the

button.

 

 

Press the

button repeatedly to cycle

 

 

through the rotation: 90° clockwise → 90°

 

 

counterclockwise → 0°.

 

 

 

If you have other images to be rotated,

Rotate pictures taken with the camera

 

repeat the above steps.

 

grip on the top 90° counterclockwise

 

Press the

MENU button to

exit Rotate

mode.

Rotating images in the display has no effect on the recorded image data.

Some software for loading images may not display a rotated image with the correct orientation on a computer screen.

Pictures taken with the camera grip on the bottom should be rotated 90° clockwise to be displayed correctly. Pictures taken with the camera grip on the top should be rotated 90° counterclockwise to be displayed correctly.

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Protecting an Image

This function lets you protect an image file to keep it from being accidentally deleted from the CF card.

You can press the button to switch betweensingle-imageand index display in order to protect individual pictures.

1

From the menu, select [Protect].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [Protect].

 

2

Open the Protect Settings screen.

 

Press the

 

button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The display goes to the Protect Settings

 

 

screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press

the

 

button

to

show the

 

 

Protect Settings screen on an index

 

 

display, then press the

 

button again

 

 

to show the Protect Settings screen on a

 

 

single image display.

 

 

 

 

 

3

Protect the image.

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the

 

dial to select the image you

 

 

 

 

want to protect, then press the

 

button.

 

 

Protected

images are

identified

with a

 

 

 

icon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press

the

 

button

again

to

cancel

 

 

protection and delete the

 

icon.

The icon

 

If you have other images to be protected,

 

repeat the above steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press theMENU button to exit Protect mode.

Formatting a CF card will erase all information on the card, including protected images. Be sure to carefully review the contents of a CF card before formatting.

Once an image is protected, it cannot be removed by the camera’s Erase function. To erase a protected image, you must first remove the protection.

If you protect the images you need and erase all the images at once (→108), all non-protectedimages will be erased. This is handy when you want to erase all the images you do not need at once.

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Erasing Images (All Image Erase)

You can erase images one image at a time, or you can erase all images on the CF card at once. This section describes how to erase all the images recorded on a CF card in one operation. To erase images one at a time, see “Erasing a Recorded Image (Single Image Erase)”.→( 47)

1

Set the camera to PLAY. (→102)

Press the button.

 

 

 

 

The latest picture taken will be displayed.

 

 

 

Press the button.

2 The Erase menu appears.

 

Turn

[All…],

3 then

.

 

 

appears.

4

Turn

[OK],

 

 

then

.

unprotected

Once an image is protected, it cannot be removed by the camera’s Erase function. To erase a protected image, you must first remove the protection.(→107).

Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it.

If you protect the images you need (→107) and erase all the images at once, all non-protectedimages will be erased. This is handy when you want to erase all the images you do not need at once.

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Formatting the CF Card

The CF card must be formatted before it is used in the EOS D30 camera. Also, if you see the message “ ” (CF card error) on the LCD panel when you load a CF card, the CF card may need to be formatted before it can be used.

1

From the Menu, select [Format].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [Format].

2

Press the

 

button.

A message

will

appear asking you to

 

confirm that you want to format the CF card.

3

Turn the dial to select [OK],

then press the button.

 

 

The CF card will be formatted.

Formatting a CF card will erase all information on the card, including protected images. Be sure to carefully review the contents of a CF card before formatting.

If a CF card from another manufacturer does not operate correctly, it may be usable after formatting.

CF cards formatted on other cameras or computers or peripheral devices may not operate correctly with the EOS D30. In this case, format the card in your EOS D30 camera.

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Print Order

You can mark the images on a CF card for printing, as well as specify the number of prints, print type, and the image data (date and file no.). The print specifications for the Canon EOS D30 camera conform to the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standard.

DPOF

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard used to record (on the CF card or other recording media) the image number, number of prints, etc. of images taken by digital cameras.

You can simply insert the CF card into a DPOF-compatibledigital printer to make prints as specified.

You will not need to fill out the desired numbers and quantities of prints when ordering prints from a photo printing lab.

1 Order the prints from the camera.

2 Insert the CF card into a digital printer for easy printing.

Digital printer

2 Take the CF card to a photo printing service for easy ordering.

Precautions for Printing from DPOF-compatibleDevices

Please note the following when printing from a DPOF-compatibledevice.

The EOS D30 cannot change print order information set by another DPOF-compatibledevice. Any such changes should be made by the device on which the print order was entered.

If the CF card contains image data with print order information from another device, entering new print order information from the EOS D30 may erase the previous print order information.

Some DPOF-compatibledevices or photo printing services may not use all the recorded print order information. Check the user’s guide for the device you are using, or with the photo printing service.

*The print specifications while [ ] is appearing on the LCD panel will cancel all the former specifications.

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Print Order

Selecting Images for Printing

There are two ways to select images for printing. You can select images one at a time, or select all images.

Selecting a Single Image

1

From the menu, select [Print Order].

Press the

MENU button.

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [Print Order].

2

Press the button.

The Print Order screen appears.

 

[Order] is selected.

3

Press the button.

The Select Image screen appears.

 

If you press the button, 3 images are displayed on the “Select Image” screen. Press thebutton again to enlarge the “Select Image” screen.

4

Select the images.

Turn the

 

dial to select an image, then

 

 

press the

button.

 

If the Print

 

Type (→113) selection is

 

Standard or Both, the Print Quantity screen

 

appears.

 

 

 

If the Print Type (→113) selection is [Index],

 

a check mark

appears at the upper left.

Images in RAW format cannot be marked for printing.

If you selected [Index], you can press thebutton again to delete themark and cancel the selection.

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Print Order

Number of prints of the selected image

5

Select the print quantity.

 

 

If the Print Type (→113) is [Index], you do

 

 

 

 

not need to specify the print quantity.

 

 

Turn the dial

to select the

quantity,

 

 

then press the

button.

 

 

 

The quantity appears next to the

icon.

 

 

To cancel the selection, set the quantity to [0].

 

 

To select another image, repeat steps 4

 

 

and 5.

 

 

 

 

Press theMENU

button to return to the

Select Image screen.

Selecting All Images

You can select all images on a CF card at once, except those in RAW format.

Follow steps 1 and 2 of the Selecting a 1 Single Image procedure(→111), to

display the Print Order screen.

Turn the dial to select [All],2 then press thebutton.

The Select All Images menu appears.

3

Select [Mark all].

 

 

Turn the

dial to select [Mark All], then

 

press the

button.

This orders all the images and the display then returns to the Print Order screen.

At this point you can select [Clear all] to delete all images you have ordered.

Select [Cancel] to return to the Print Order screen.

Images are printed in order from oldest to newest.You can order up to 998 images.

If you select images using the Mark All method, one copy of each will be printed. To specify quantities, use the Selecting a Single Image method. (→111)

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Print Order

Print Type

You can specify the following print types. Standard: Prints one image to each page.

Index: Prints an index of the images in reduced size, on one page.Both: Prints the individual images and an index sheet.

Follow steps 1 and 2 of the Selecting a 1 Single Image procedure(→111), to

display the Print Order screen.

2

Turn the dial

to

select [Set

up], then press the

 

button.

 

The Print Order Setting screen appears.

Turn the dial to select [Print3 Type], then press thebutton.

4

Select the print type.

Turn the dial to select the print type,

 

 

then press the button.

Press theMENU button to return to the Print Order screen.

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Print Order

Specifying Date Printing

You can specify printing of the date and time on each image.

Follow steps 1 and 2 of the Selecting a 1 Single Image procedure(→111), to

display the Print Order screen.

2

Turn the dial

to

select [Set

up], then press the

 

button.

 

The Print Order Setting screen appears.

3 Turn thedial to select [Date], then press thebutton.

4

Specify date printing.

Turn the dial to select [On] or [Off],

 

 

then press the button.

Press theMENU button to return to the Print Order screen.

If the print type is [Index], you cannot specify both date and file number. Specify one or the other.

The date will be printed in the date style set from the menu in the Date/Time function. (→38)

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Print Order

Specifying File Number Printing

You can specify printing of file number information on each image.

Follow steps 1 and 2 of the Selecting 1 a Single Image procedure(→111), to

display the Print Order screen.

2

Turn the dial

to

select [Set

up], then press the

 

button.

 

The Print Order Setting screen appears.

3

Turn the dial to

select [File

No.], then press the

button.

 

4

Specify file number printing.

 

 

Turn the dial to select [On] or [Off],

 

then press the button.

Press theMENU button to return to the Print Order screen.

If the print type is [Index], you cannot specify both date and file number. Specify one or the other.

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Images Recorded Erasing and Playing

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5
Video input terminal
4Set the Main Switch to ON .
Turn the TV on, and set the input switch to Video In.
3
Connecting to a TV
You can connect the EOS D30 to a television (using the video cable provided with your camera) to display your recorded images. Always turn off the camera and the television before connecting or disconnecting them.
cover.
Connect the cable.
2 Connect the cable to the VIDEO OUT
terminal on the camera and to the video
input terminal on the TV.
Insert the cable plug all the way, until it
clicks into place.

Press the button.

The image appears on the TV screen.

You can use the TV to view images or make menu settings just as you would with the LCD monitor.

When you finish, set the Main Switch toOFF , turn the TV off, then disconnect the video cable.

When using a TV screen display, we recommend that you connect the EOS D30 to a household power supply using the DC coupler. (→29)

Images and menus do not appear on the LCD monitor while the video cable is connected to the camera.

You can also switch the TV video signal to PAL (→123). The default setting is for the NTSC signal standard.

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Cleaning the CMOS Imaging Element

The imaging element corresponds to the film in a film camera. If dirt or foreign matter gets on this imaging element, black spots may be recorded on the corresponding part of the image. If this happens, use the procedure below to clean the imaging element.

Because the imaging element is very sensitive, we strongly recommend that you have the cleaning done by Canon service representatives.

When cleaning the imaging element, always connect the EOS D30 camera to a household power outlet using the DC coupler. If you try to clean the imaging element while the battery pack is installed in the camera, the cleaning warning message “” will blink on the LCD panel and you will not be able to clean the imaging element.

Before you start cleaning, remove the lens (→30), attach the DC coupler (→29), and set the Main Switch to ON .

the DC coupler (→29) and set Switch to ON .(→31)

2 From the menu, select [C.Fn].

Press theMENU button.

Turn thedial to select [C.Fn].

3

Press the button.

The Custom Function Setting screen

 

 

appears.

4Select[C.Fn-13].

Turn the dial to selectC.Fn-13

[Sensor cleaning], then press the button.

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Cleaning the CMOS Imaging Element

5

Select [1: Enable].

Turn the

dial

to select [1: Enable],

 

 

then press the

 

button.

The message “” appears on the LCD panel.

If “ ” is blinking on the LCD panel, set the Main Switch toOFF and remove the battery pack. Then repeat the procedure from Step1.

button down

camera then flips

imaging element.

blow any dust off the imaging using a commercially available

Finish cleaning.

8Set the Main Switch toOFF .

The camera power turns off, the shutter closes and the mirror is lowered.

Set the Main Switch to ON again, and the camera will be ready to shoot pictures normally.

power during cleaning. If the power is cut off, the damage the shutter curtain.

attached. Using a brush to remove dust from the the element.

into the camera beyond the lens mount. If the power closes, this may damage the shutter curtains.

or blower sprays. The pressure and freezing action the surface of the imaging element.

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Menu Function 6

Settings

You can make a variety of settings from the EOS D30’s menu. The menu includes special settings called Custom Functions that are related to camera operation. This booklet indicates these settings with the mark, and provides basic descriptions.

This chapter lists the EOS D30’s menu functions and describes the use of the Custom Function settings. For Menu operations and default settings, see “Menu Functions and Settings”→( 36, 37).

List of Menu Functions

Item

Screen

 

Description

See page

Quality

 

Sets the size in pixels of the

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picture as recorded on the CF

 

 

 

card, as well as the compression

 

 

 

ratio. Select Large , Large

 

 

 

 

, Small , Small , or

 

 

 

RAW.

 

 

 

 

 

Red-eye

 

Turns on/off a function for

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reduction

 

reducing the “red-eye”look

 

function

 

caused by using a flash to

 

 

 

photograph people at night or

 

 

 

in dark settings.

 

 

 

 

 

AEB to

 

Sets the increment steps for

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automatically

 

underexposure and

 

change

 

overexposure in AEB shots.

 

exposure level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO speed

 

Sets the ISO speed. Select ISO

55

 

 

100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600.

 

 

 

 

 

Beep

 

Turns on/off the electronic beep

43

 

 

that sounds when the image is

85

 

 

in focus. Can also be set to

 

 

 

function as the beep that

 

 

 

indicates the self timer is

 

 

 

operating. Select On or Off.

 

 

 

 

 

Custom WB

 

Selects the image to use as the

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basis for custom white balance

 

 

 

adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Screen

Description

See page

 

Parameters

 

Allows the user to set up to

56

 

 

 

three sets of parameters with

 

 

 

 

the included software for

 

 

 

 

processing recorded images, in

 

 

 

 

addition to the standard

 

 

 

 

parameters automatically stored

 

 

 

 

in the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protect

 

Allows the user to protect image

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files against accidental erasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotate

 

Rotates the image display 90°

106

 

 

 

clockwise or counterclockwise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print Order

 

Lets you order prints of your

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photos for printing on DPOF-

 

 

 

 

compatible devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto playback

 

Automatically plays images

105

 

 

 

sequentially on the LCD

 

 

 

 

monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto power off

 

To conserve battery power, sets

33

 

 

 

the Auto power off function that

 

 

 

 

automatically switches off

 

 

 

 

power if there is no operation

 

 

 

 

for a given time. Select 1, 2, 4,

 

 

 

 

8, 15, or 30 minutes, or Off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Settings Function Menu

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Screen

Description

See page

 

Review

 

Determines whether images

45

 

 

 

appear on the LCD monitor

 

 

 

 

after they are taken. Select On,

 

 

 

 

On (Info), or Off. The display

 

 

 

 

time is set by the Review time

 

 

 

 

setting (below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review time

 

When the Review function has

46

 

 

 

been set to On or On (Info), this

 

 

 

 

determines the time that images

 

 

 

 

are displayed. Select 2, 4, or 8

 

 

 

 

seconds, or Hold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD brightness

 

Sets the LCD brightness. Select

 

 

 

normal or bright.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date/Time

 

Sets the date and time, and the

38

 

 

 

order of display for year, month,

 

 

 

 

and day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File numbering

 

Sets the pattern for

32

 

 

 

automatically assigning file

 

 

 

 

numbers to each image. Select

 

 

 

 

continuous or auto reset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language

 

Sets the language used for the

 

 

 

Menu screen. Select English,

 

 

 

 

Deutsch, Français, or

 

 

 

 

Japanese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item

Screen

Description

See page

 

Video system

 

Determines the video system

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format. Select NTSC or PAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format CF card

 

Formats the CF card in the

109

 

 

 

camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom

 

Sets custom functions that can

124

 

functions

 

adjust many of the camera

 

 

 

 

functions to meet individual

 

 

 

 

requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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List of Menu Functions

Custom Function Settings

You can adjust many of the Canon EOS D30’s functions to meet your particular requirements using the Custom Function settings. To change Custom Functions, select [C.Fn] from the menu.

Func. No.

Item

Screen

01Long exposure noise reduction

02Shutter button /AE lock button

03Mirror lockup

04Tv, Av, and exposure level

Select no.

Setting or change

0Off

1On

0Press the shutter button down halfway: AE, AF

button: AE lock

1button: AE, AF

Press the shutter button down halfway: AE lock

2Press the shutter button down halfway: AE, AF

button: AF lock (no AE lock)

3button: AE, AF (no AE lock) Press the shutter button down halfway: AE

0Disable (normal photography)

1Enable

01/2-stopincrements

11/3-stopincrements

05 AF-assist

0

On (auto)

light

1

Off

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

 

 

 

Effects, remarks

 

See Page

 

Effective for reducing noise occurring in time exposure or bulb shots longer than

87

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Effective for determining focus and exposure separately.

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In AI Servo AF mode, if an object passes between the camera and the subject, you

60

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

88

close-upandultra-telephotoshots.

 

Effective in conditions that require more precise exposure settings.

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(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-assistlight may not be desirable.

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Settings Function Menu

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Func. No.

Item

Screen

Select no.

Setting or change

 

06

Shutter

 

0

Automatic setting

 

 

speed in

 

1

Fixed at 1/200 second

 

 

Av mode

 

 

(when using flash)

 

 

with flash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07

AEB

 

0

0 → – → +/Enabled

 

 

sequence

 

 

 

 

 

/auto

 

1

0 → – → +/Disabled

 

 

cancellaton

 

 

 

 

 

when Main

 

 

 

 

 

Switch is

 

2

– → 0 → +/Enabled

 

 

Off

 

 

– → 0 → +/Disabled

 

 

 

 

3

 

08

Shutter

 

0

1st-curtainsync.

 

 

curtain

 

 

Flash fires immediately after the

 

 

sync

 

 

shutter reaches full-openposition.

 

 

 

 

1

2nd-curtainsync.

 

 

 

 

 

Flash fires immediately before

 

 

 

 

 

2nd curtain closes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09

Lens AF

 

0

Stop AF while button is pressed

 

 

stop

 

1

Operate AF while button is

 

 

button

 

 

pressed

 

 

Fn.

 

2

Press button to start exposure

 

 

Switch

 

 

timer and lock AE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Auto

 

0

Enable

 

 

reduction

 

1

Disable

 

 

of fill flash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

 

 

Effects, remarks

See Page

Effective for using flash at night or in dark locations.

77

 

97

 

 

Effective when you continue to take AEB shots with the first frame set at the

83

correct exposure.

 

Lets you take AEB shots from the lowest exposure first.

83

Effective when you continue to take AEB shots from the lowest exposure first.

83

Effective at filling in shadows at slow shutter speeds.

92

 

 

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

95

such as sunsets.

 

 

 

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Settings Function Menu

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Func. No.

Item

Screen

Select no.

Setting or change

 

11

Menu

 

0

Always show first menu item.

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

return

 

1

Show the most recently set

 

 

position

 

 

menu item. (Set the Main Switch

 

 

 

 

 

to Off to cancel, or On to show

 

 

 

 

 

the first menu item.)

 

 

 

 

2

Show the most recently set menu

 

 

 

 

 

item. (Retain in memory when

 

 

 

 

 

the main switch is Set to Off.)

 

12

SET

 

0

Not assigned.

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

func.

 

1

Change quality.

 

 

when

 

 

 

 

 

shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Change ISO speed.

 

 

 

 

3

Select parameters.

 

13

Sensor

 

0

Disable

 

 

cleaning

 

1

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Settings you set with C.Fn-11will be effective even in the Easy shooting zone.

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List of Menu Functions

 

 

Effects, remarks

See Page

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.

 

Lets you change quality quickly when you are taking photographs.

54

Lets you change ISO speed quickly when you are taking photographs.

55

Lets you change parameters quickly when you are taking photographs.

56

Used when cleaning the imaging element. Effective when dust or small black

117

spots appear on pictures.

 

6

Settings Function Menu

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Basic Terminology for Digital Cameras and Digital Photography

AE

Auto Exposure is a function that calculates the exposure automatically. The camera has a builtin exposure meter that automatically determines the correct exposure (the combination of shutter speed and aperture value).

AF

Auto Focus is a function that focuses the camera automatically.

Aperture value

The lens aperture opens and closes to control the amount of light that reaches the imaging element. The aperture value (or f-number)is equal to the focal length divided by the aperture diameter. The aperture value is displayed on the camera’s LCD panel and in the viewfinder, and ranges from 1.0 to 91, depending on the particular lens mounted on the camera.

CF (CompactFlash) Card

CompactFlash card is the storage media used to record photo

Depth of Field

When a subject is in focus, a distance in front of and behind is called the depth of field. The greater the aperture value the broader the depth of the field. This is called a deeper depth the aperture value (larger aperture), the narrower the depth of of field.

The depth of field is affected as described below:

qA smaller aperture (larger aperture value) increases the Thus, reducing the aperture provides a deeper depth of

wAt a given subject distance and aperture value, a lens with the depth of field.

Thus, a wide-anglelens gives a deeper depth of field than

eAt a given aperture value, a greater distance between the the depth of field.

rWhen the optimum focus is on the subject, the depth of focus is longer than the depth of field in front of the point field is normally twice as deep behind the subject as before

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Depth of field

Point of optimum focus

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aperture value set to f/22

 

Aperture value set to f/2

DPOF

Digital Print Order Format is a standard format for ordering prints of digital camera images from photo lab printing services, as well as printing from household printers. The Canon EOS D30 is DPOF-compatible.You can specify printing from the camera itself and store the order information on the CF card. Photo printing services or household printers using the DPOF format can then produce prints easily using that information.

Exposure

Exposure refers to the amount of light striking the imaging element to produce a photograph. The amount of light appropriate for the ISO speed is called the correct exposure. The correct exposure is adjusted by changing the combination of the shutter speed and aperture value.

File Numbering and Folders

The pictures you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0001-9900and stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered from 100 to 998 and recorded on the CF card. Because pictures taken using continuous shooting must

be stored in the same folder, there may in some cases be

 

 

 

~

 

100

0001

0002

0099

0100

more than 101 images in a folder. Folders with 99 as their

 

 

 

 

 

last two digits are not created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~

 

Images stored in formats other than RAW format have the

101

0101

0102

0199

0200

 

 

 

 

file name Img_ and the extension ‘jpg’, and images stored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in RAW format have the file name CRW_ and the extension

 

 

 

~

 

‘crw’. Images with the extension ‘thm’ are thumbnail

 

 

 

 

198

9801

9802

9899

9900

images for index display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example: Img_0001.jpg

200

0001

0002

0099

0100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File name

 

 

 

Extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File

 

number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

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Format

Formatting a CF card is the process of preparing the CF card to store image data. Be careful when formatting a CF card, because the formatting process erases all data stored on the card.

ISO Speed

An index number representing the photosensitivity of silver-halidephoto film. This sensitivity standard is determined by the International Standards Organization (ISO), and is normally written as “ISO 100”, etc. The higher the ISO speed, the greater the sensitivity to light. Digital cameras use ISO speeds based onsilver-halidephotography.

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group is a file format for compressing and storing color images. The compression ratio can vary, but higher compression results in greater image degradation when the file is expanded (restored).

Red-eyePhenomenon

In a relatively dark room, where subjects’ pupils are dilated, the light from a camera flash passes through the pupil, is reflected by the retina, and causes the subjects’ pupils to appear red. Red-eyeis particularly prevalent when the flash is close to the optical axis of the lens. Use the following procedure to minimizered-eye:

qShoot with the Red-eyereduction function turned on. (Thered-eyereduction lamp lights before the picture is taken, causing the pupils to contract and thus minimizingred-eye.)

wShoot with an EX-seriesSpeedlite. (The light reflected from the flash will not be directed along the optical axis of the lens, thus minimizingred-eye.)

e Shoot from as close as possible (same effect as w).

Shutter Speed

The camera’s 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.

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Function Availability Table

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:Automatic setting

:Selection possible

 

AF

 

Focusing point

Drive

Metering mode

 

 

selection

Mode Dial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center-

ONE SHOT

AI SERVO

AI FOCUS

Auto

Manual

Single

Continuous

Evaluative

Partial

weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

averaging

 

 

Built-inflash

White balance

Image size

Compression

 

Mode Dial

Auto

Manual

Red-eye

Auto

Manual

Large

Small

RAW

 

 

 

 

reduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

AF Modes and Drive Modes

 

 

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Drive mode

 

ONE SHOT AF

 

AI Servo AF

AI Focus AF

 

Shutter cannot be released until focus

Autofocus tracks the

Automatically

 

 

 

is achieved. When focus is achieved,

moving subject, and the

switches between

 

Single

AF is locked. In evaluative metering

exposure is set when the

ONE SHOT AF and

 

 

mode, the exposure (set just before

picture is taken.

 

AI Servo AF

 

 

the picture is taken) is also locked.

 

 

 

according to the

 

 

The above conditions apply during

The above conditions apply

subject.

 

 

continuous shooting. (in Large

during continuous shooting.

 

 

Continuous

format, approximately 3 images per

(in Large

format,

 

 

second to a maximum of 8 images.)

approximately 2.5 images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

per second, up to a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

maximum of 8 images.)

 

 

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Exposure Warnings

Mode

Blinking warning

Description

Remarks

 

 

Subject is too dark.

Use flash.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Subject is too dark.

Use a flash (the result will

 

 

 

be the same as using

 

 

 

Program AE

).

 

 

Subject is too bright.

Use a neutral density filter.

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

 

(when using a mode in the Creative zone)

Focusing point selection

Auto selection AF

Manual selection AF

Metering method

 

 

 

AE lock applied to the

AE lock applied to the

Evaluative metering

metered value at the active

metered value at the

 

focusing point.

selected focusing point.

Partial metering

AE lock applied to the metered value at the center focusing

Center-weightedaveraging

point.

 

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Program Line

The following program line applies when the camera is in Program AEmode.

Lens

EF50mm F1.4 USM

EF24–85mmF3.5–4.5USM WIDE24mm

EF24–85mmF3.5–4.5USM TELE85mm

ISO

100

200

 

400

 

800

 

1600

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Aperture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

–2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

).no-(f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

 

30

15

8

4

 

2

1

2

4

8

15

30

60

125

250

500

1000 2000 4000

 

Shutter speed

Program Line Description

The lower horizontal axis represents the shutter speed, and the right-handvertical axis represents the aperture value. The combinations of shutter speed and aperture value automatically determined by Program AE are shown as colored lines with respect to the subject brightness (Exposure Value) gradations on the left and top edges of the graph.

Example: Using an EF50 F1.4 USM lens with a subject brightness of EV12, the point where the diagonal line from EV12 (on the top edge) intersects the Program AE line represents the corresponding shutter speed (1/350 second) and aperture value (f/3.5) that the program sets automatically.

The diagonal arrowed lines at the upper left indicate the metering range for the indicated ISO speed.

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Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Readouts

Shutter speed readout

The shutter speed is normally displayed in 1/2-stopincrements. Numbers from 4000 to 4 denote the denominator of the shutter speed fraction: for example, 125 is 1/125 seconds. In addition, 0"3 is 0.3 seconds, and 15" is 15 seconds.

Aperture value readout

The aperture value is normally displayed in 1/2-stopincrements. The larger the number, the smaller the aperture opening. The range of aperture values(f-numbers)displayed depends on the lens used.

1/2-stopincrements

1/3-stopincrements

Shutter speed

Aperture value

Shutter speed

Aperture value

 

 

 

 

The shutter speed and aperture value can be set in 1/3-stopincrements.(C.Fn-4→124)

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Error Codes

When a camera error occurs, an error code (Err xx) appears on the LCD panel. When this happens, set the Main Switch to OFF and then set it toON again.

If an error code is displayed frequently, this indicates that a malfunction has occurred. Make a note of the error code and contact your nearest Canon Service Center (see back cover).

If an error code is displayed after you take a picture, the picture may not have been recorded. Press the play button and review the image.

Message List

The following messages are displayed on the LCD monitor.

Busy.

A picture is being stored on the CF card, or the camera is loading a

 

recorded image.

No CF card

Attempted to take a picture or play an image with no CF card in the

 

camera.

CF card error.

There is a problem with the CF card.

 

 

CF card full.

No more print orders can be stored.

 

 

Naming error!

A file already exists with the file name that the camera is attempting

 

to create. Or the file numbers have already reached the maximum

 

value and no new file numbers can be created. Transfer the

 

necessary number of images to a computer, then use the computer

 

to format the CF card. Note that formatting will erase all images and

 

information on the CF card.

No Image.

No images are recorded on the CF card.

 

 

Image too large.

Attempted to play an image having a size larger than 3200 2400

 

pixels.

Incompatible JPEG format.

Attempted to play an image having a JPEG format that is not

 

compatible with the camera.

Corrupted data.

Attempted to play an image containing corrupted data.

 

 

Cannot rotate

Attempted to rotate an image recorded by another camera or in

 

another format, or processed by a computer.

Unidentified Image

Attempted to play an image taken in a special format (such as a

 

format unique to a camera from another manufacturer).

Protected!

Attempted to erase a protected image.

 

 

Too many marks.

Attempted to enter a print order quantity that is too high. Enter a

 

lower quantity.

Cannot complete!

Print order or slide show setting could not be stored.

 

 

CCDRAW

You attempted to replay a CCDRAW image.

 

 

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Troubleshooting

If you have a problem with your camera, first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide as you check the camera.

Power

Unable to charge

An incorrect battery pack is being used.

battery pack.

 

 

Use a Canon BP-511battery pack. (→4)

 

 

 

 

 

Battery pack is not correctly attached to the compact power adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

Attach the battery pack correctly. (→25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DC coupler is connected to the compact power adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

Remove the DC coupler plug from the compact power adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(→26)

 

Main switch does

The battery pack is out of power.

 

 

Charge the battery pack. (→25)

not turn the camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON .

 

 

Battery pack is not inserted correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

Insert the battery pack correctly. (→27)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery chamber cover is not closed.

 

 

 

 

 

Close the battery chamber cover tightly. (→27)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CF card slot cover is not closed.

 

 

 

 

 

Insert the CF card firmly until the CF card eject button pops out,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then close the CF card slot cover tightly. (→31)

 

 

Access lamp blinks

If the Main Switch is set to OFF immediately after taking a picture,

even when the Main

the access lamp continues flashing for a few seconds until the

Switch is

OFF .

image is stored on the CF card.

 

 

 

 

 

After the image has been stored on the CF card the access lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

will go out and the camera will turn off automatically.

 

 

Battery loses power

Battery pack is not sufficiently charged.

quickly

 

 

 

 

Charge the battery pack fully. (→25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery pack is beyond its useful life.

 

 

 

 

 

Obtain a new battery pack. (→140)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camera switches off

Auto power off function is operating.

by itself

 

 

 

 

Switch the camera on again with the main switch, or turn off the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto power off function. (→121)

 

 

 

 

Only the

 

icon

Battery pack level is very low.

 

blinks on the LCD

 

 

Charge the battery pack. (→25)

 

 

panel

 

 

Camera is not operating properly.

 

 

 

 

 

Press the shutter button down halfway to reset the camera to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

normal. (→33)

 

 

 

 

 

* If the

 

icon still appears, the camera needs repair. Take it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to a Canon Service Center. (→back cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shooting

Unable to shoot or

CF card is not loaded correctly.

record images

 

 

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-focuslight in the viewfinder blinks).

 

 

 

 

 

Press the shutter button down halfway to focus again. If this fails,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

focus manually. (→33, 63)

 

 

LCD monitor

Dust or foreign matter on the monitor.

displays and images

 

 

Clean the monitor with a soft eyeglass cloth.

 

 

are hard to see

LCD monitor is worn out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consult the store where you bought your camera, or a Canon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Center. (→12, back cover)

 

 

Images are blurred

Lens focusing mode switch set to MF (orM ).

 

 

 

 

 

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 data is corrupted.

CF card

 

 

Format the CF card. (→109)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the specified type of CF card. (→3, 141)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The message

The backup battery is out of power.

 

” appears on

 

 

Replace the backup battery. (→24)

 

 

 

the LCD panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking and Handling Images

Cannot erase images

Images may be protected.

 

 

 

Remove image protection. (→107)

 

 

 

 

 

Incorrect date and

Date/Time setting may be incorrect.

time displayed

 

 

Set date/time correctly. (→38)

 

 

 

 

No image appears

Video cable plugs are not inserted fully.

on the TV screen

 

 

Insert the video cable plugs firmly all the way. (→116)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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-PS400to charge theBP-511battery 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.

Battery Grip BG-ED3

This is a battery grip that holds two BP-511battery packs. It provides a shutter button, electronic dials, AE lock/FE lock button, and focusing point selection button for use in taking portrait (vertical) shots. (Can also use the DC coupler)

E-seriesDioptric Adjustment Lenses

One of ten E-seriesdioptric adjustment lenses(-4to +3 diopters) with eyecup can be attached to the camera’s eyepiece to further expand the dioptric correction range.

EOS-DedicatedEX-SeriesSpeedlites 550EX, 420EX, 220EX

Three EOS-dedicatedE-TTLautoflash Speedlites are available: thehigh-outputzoom flash 550EX, the affordable 420EX, and the compact 220EX.

The respective guide numbers of these (ISO 100 in meters) are 55, 42, and 22. All three Speedlites enable E-TTLautoflash,high-speedsync (FP flash), and FE lock. In addition, the 550EX can operate in aneasy-to-usewireless,multi-Speedlitesystem.

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

This is an EOS-dedicatedmacro ring flash featuring twin flash tubes, guide no. 14 (ISO 100 in meters), andE-TTLautoflash. You can fire one or both flash tubes and control the flash ratio to easily obtain sophisticated lighting effects withE-TTLautoflash. Features includehigh-speedsync (FP flash) and FE lock. TheMR-14EXcan operate in a wireless,multi-Speedlitesystem with a 550EX Speedlite as a slave to provide a variety of macro flash effects.

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Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3

The remote controller attaches with an 80-cmcord and includesbuilt-in(1) self timer, (2) interval timer, (3) longexposure timer, and (4) shutter releasecount-settingfunction. You can set the time from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds, in1-secondincrements. Includes aone-touchlocking plug for connecting to the EOS D30.

Remote Switch RS-80N3

This is a remote switch with an 80-cmcord to prevent camera shake forsuper-telephotoshots, macrophotography, and bulb exposures. You can use the remote switch to press the shutter button down halfway or completely. Also includes shutter release lock and aone-touchlocking plug for connecting to the EOS D30’s remote control terminal.

CF Card

Memory media for storing photo images.

PC Card Adapter

This adapter allows you to use a CF card in a computer’s PC card slot.

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System Map

Eyecup Eb

Rubber Frame Eb

E-seriesDioptric

Adjustment Lenses

Eyepiece Extender

EP-EX15

Angle Finder C

Compact Power

Adapter CA-PS400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST-E2

220EX

420EX

550EX Macro Ring Lite

 

 

 

 

 

MR-14EX

Items included with the Camera

CF Card

FC-16M

Strap

Eyepiece Cover

Lithium Backup

Battery

CR2025 type

DC Coupler

DR-400

Battery Pack

BP-511 Controller

TC-80N3

Battery Pack

Battery Grip BG-ED3

EF Lens

Remote Switch

Wireless

Controller

RS-80N3

BP-511

 

 

LC-4

 

 

 

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CF Cards

CF Card

Reader

Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk

Adobe Photoshop LE Disk

Interface Cable

IFC-200PCU

Video Cable VC-100

PC Card Adapter

PC Card Slot

Printer or

Modem Port

DIN-8Pin Connector

USB Port

PC Card Slot

Parallel Port

USB Port

Macintosh

Computer

PC/AT Compatible

Computer

TV/Video

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Major Specifications

Type

Type ....................................

Single-lensreflexAE-AFdigital camera withbuilt-inflash and

 

focal plane shutter (vertical travel), 36-bitfull color (RGB each

 

12-bit),single-shotCMOS direct imaging sensor

Picture size..........................

22.7 × 15.1 mm (0.89 × 0.59 in)

Compatible lenses ..............

Canon EF lens group

Lens mount .........................

Canon EF mount

Lens focal length ................

Approx. 1.6× indicated lens focal length

Imaging element

Type ....................................

High-sensitivity,high-resolution,largesingle-plateCMOS sensor.

Effective sensor size ...........

22.7 × 15.1 mm (0.89 × 0.59 in) (Advanced Photo System C

 

print type equivalent)

Pixel count ..........................

Total: approx. 3.25 million pixels (2226 × 1460)

 

Effective: approx. 3.11 million pixels (2160 × 1440)

Aspect ratio.........................

2 : 3

Color filter method ..............

Primary color filter

Low-passfilter.....................

Positioned on front surface of imaging element, non-removable

LCD Monitor

Type ....................................

TFT-typecolor LCD monitor

Picture size..........................

1.8-inch

Pixel count ..........................

Approx. 114,000 pixels

Brightness adjustment ........

2 levels: Standard or Bright (select by menu function)

Recording Method

Recording media ................

CF card (Type 1 or 2)

Recording format type ........

Design rule for Camera File System

Recording formats ..............

JPEG, RAW

Recording capacity.............

q Large/Fine:10, w Large/Normal:21, e Small/Fine:22,

 

r Small/Normal:40, RAW:3 (with 16-MbyteCF card)

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

Standard parameters plus three types of custom parameters

 

selected by the user.

Auto Focus

AF Type ...............................

multi-BASISTTL-CT-SIRtype (TTL secondary image registration)

Focusing points ..................

3-point(| + |)

AF working range................

EV2 to EV18 (ISO 100)

Focusing point selection.....

q Automatic selection by camera, w Manual 1-pointselection

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Focusing modes .................

q One-shotAF: AF locks when focus is achieved. Shutter can

 

be released only when focus is achieved.

 

w AI servo AF: Tracks subject movement until the actual start of

 

metering; includes predictive function; shutter can be

 

released anytime regardless of focus (predictive drive has

 

priority in continuous shooting), indicator blinks at 8 Hz if

 

focus fails.

 

e AI focus AF: Automatically switches between One-shotAF

 

mode and AI Servo AF.

 

r Manual focus: When focusing mode switch on lens is set to

 

MF (or M), manual focusing ring can be used.

AF-assistlight .....................

Lamp illumination type. Built-inAF-assistlight emitted

 

automatically according to conditions.

 

Effective distance: approx. 3.8 m (12.5 ft.) from center of

 

viewfinder

White Balance

 

Type ....................................

Automatic white balance using imaging element

Setting method....................

q Automatic setting, w Manual setting

Manual white balance.........

Available (set from Menu function)

Viewfinder

 

Type ....................................

Eye-leveltype with pentaprism

Standard diopter .................

–1dpt (eye relief 20 mm)

Diopter adjustment range ...

–3to +1 dpt

Picture coverage.................

95% vertically and horizontally

Magnification.......................

0.88× (at –1dpt, 50mm lens, at infinity)

Viewfinder information ........

Shutter speed, aperture value, FEL indicator, AE/FE lock,

 

focusing point indicator, exposure level, AE exposure

 

compensation amount, manual exposure level, AEB level,

 

elapsed time of red-eyereduction lamp operation, flash ready,

 

high-speedsync, AF/MFin-focusindicator

Mirror...................................

Quick-returnhalf mirror (mirror blackout: none up to EF 600mm

 

F4L IS USM lens)

Depth of field preview.........

Press depth-of-fieldpreview button

Exposure Control

 

Method ................................

35-zoneSPC and TTL open metering

 

q Evaluative metering,

 

w Center partial metering (approx. 9.5% of viewfinder area),

 

e Center-weightedaverage value metering,

Exposure modes .................

q Program AE (shiftable), w Shutter speed-priorityAE,

 

e Aperture-priorityAE, r Autodepth-of-fieldpriority AE,

 

t Full Auto mode, y Program AE Image Control modes (five types:

 

Portrait/Landscape/Close-up/Sports/Nightscene), u Manual,

 

i E-TTLautoflash program flash AE(High-speedsync, FE lock)

Metering range ...................

EV2 to EV20 (at room temperature with 50mm F1.4 lens at ISO

 

100)

ISO speed range ................

Equivalent to 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

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Exposure compensation

.....q AEB: ±2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stopincrements, Correct

 

exposure, underexposure, overexposure

 

w Manual compensation: ±2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stopincrements

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

q Auto AE lock, w Press AE Lock button: Center partial

 

metering and AE lock

Shutter

Type ....................................

Vertical-travelfocal-planeshutter with all speeds controlled

 

electronically

Shutter speeds....................

1/4000 to 30 sec., bulb, and X-syncat 1/200 sec.

Shutter release ....................

Soft-touchelectromagnetic release

Self-timer .............................

Electronically controlled, 10-seconddelay

Drive

Drive modes........................

q Single-shot,w Continuous, eSelf-timer(10 sec.)

Number of continuous images ...

Approximately 3 images/second, to a maximum of 8 images

 

(ONE SHOT, in Large/Fine format).

Built-inflash

Type ....................................

Retractable E-TTLautoflash and autopop-upflash

Guide No.............................

12/39 (at ISO 100, m/ft.)

Recycling time ....................

Approx. 3 sec.

Flash ready indicator ..........

Flash ready icon lights in viewfinder

Flash coverage ...................

Covers field equivalent to a focal length of 18mm

Flash adjustment.................

E-TTLautoflash (preflash for metering and focus)

Flash level control ...............

Automatic reduction in backlit conditions or for fill flash

Exposure compensation .....

±2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stopincrements

Playback and Erase Functions

Playback modes

.................q Single image, w Index display, e Enlargement,

 

r Auto playback

Erase ...................................

q Single image, w All (except protected images)

Power Supply

Battery.................................

Operates from one BP-511Battery Pack (lithium ion battery)

Number of images that

 

 

can be taken.....................

680

(No flash, normal temperature)

(with a fully-charged

480

(No flash, low temperature)

battery)

540

(50% flash, normal temperature)

 

400

(50% flash, low temperature)

Battery check......................

3-stagebattery check icon on LCD panel

Power-savingfunctions.......

Set by menu function

Backup battery ...................

One CR2025 lithium button battery (stores settings for menu

 

functions)

Backup battery warning .....

Change message displayed on LCD panel.

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Camera Body

Flash contacts.....................

q Accessory shoe: X-synccontacts

 

w Sync terminal (with locking thread) on lower corner of

 

camera body

External flash system

 

compatibility......................

Compatible with E-TTLauto sync

Red-eyereduction function...

Built-inflash illumination type

Interfaces ............................

USB/CF card slot (Type 1, 2)/Video output (NTSC/PAL)

Remote jack ........................

N3 type

Dimensions (W × H × D) .....

149.5 × 106.5 × 75 mm (5.89 × 4.19 × 3.0 in)

Weight .................................

780 g (1.72 lb) (excluding battery pack, CF card, backup

 

battery)

Operating temperature range ...

0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)

Operating humidity range...

85% or lower

CA-PS400Compact Power Adapter

Compatible battery .............

Battery pack BP-511

Compatible DC coupler ......

DR-400

Battery mounts....................

2 (Battery packs cannot be charged when the DC coupler is

 

connected)

Power cord length...............

Approx. 1.8 m (5.9 ft)

Charging time .....................

Approx. 90 minutes per battery pack

Rated input/frequency ........

100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz

Rated output .......................

Charging: 8.4 V DC

 

When the coupler is connected: 8.1 V DC

Operating temperature .......

0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)

Operating humidity range...

Less than 85%

Dimensions (W × H × D) .....

100 × 51 × 133 mm (3.94 × 2.0 × 5.24 in)

Weight .................................

285 g (10.1 oz) (when the cord is not connected)

DR-400DC Coupler

Compatible adapter............

Compact power adapter CA-PS400

Compatible camera ............

EOS D30

 

Rated input voltage.............

6.3 to 10.5

V DC

Rated output voltage ..........

6.3 to 10.5

V DC

Cord length .........................

Approx. 1.8 m (5.9 ft)

Operating temperature .......

0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)

Operating humidity range...

Less than 85%

Dimensions (W × H × D) .....

38.4 × 21 ×

55.3 mm (1.51 × 0.83 × 2.18 in)

Weight .................................

110 g (3.9 oz)

All data is based on Canon standard testing conditions.

All product specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice.

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Index

 

4-secondtimer function ................................

22

6-secondtimer function ................................

22

16-secondtimer function ..............................

22

A

 

Accessories ............................................

4, 140

AE................................................................

130

AEB (Autoexposure bracketing) ...................

82

Canceling AEB..........................................

82

AE lock ..........................................................

84

AF..........................................................

30, 130

Problem subjects ......................................

63

AF Assist-light ...............................................

43

AF Mode........................................................

58

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

60

AI Servo AF for moving subjects ..................

60

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

76

Aperture value.............................................

131

Aperture value readout ...............................

137

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

80

Auto power off function.........................

33, 121

Auto reset ......................................................

32

B

 

Backup battery replacement ........................

24

Basic terminology .......................................

130

Battery Grip.................................................

140

Battery pack......................................

4, 25, 140

Battery charge ..........................................

25

Charge checking ......................................

27

Charging ...................................................

25

Charging time ...........................................

25

Inserting ....................................................

27

Beep............................................................

120

Built-inflash use............................................

90

Creative zone shooting .............................

90

Easy zone shooting...................................

90

Flash Exposure compensation ...........

95, 99

Flash range ...............................................

91

Flash sync shutter speed,

 

aperture value.........................................

91

Red-eyereduction ....................................

93

Bulb exposures .............................................

87

C

 

Canon Service Centers...................

Back cover

CF (CompactFlash) card ....3, 4, 13, 31, 130, 141

Formatting .......................................

109, 131

Inserting ....................................................

31

Removing ..................................................

31

Charge lamp ...........................................

21, 25

Close-upmode .............................................

50

CMOS.......................................................

3,117

Color temperature .........................................

69

Compact power adapter.....................

4, 21, 25

Compression ratio .........................................

54

Continuous numbering..................................

32

Copyright.........................................................

3

Creative zone ..........................................

20, 90

Custom functions ................................

123, 124

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

70

D

 

Date printing specification ..........................

114

DC coupler..........................................

4, 21, 29

Depth of field ........................................

77, 132

Dioptric adjustment.......................................

40

Dioptric Correction Lens .............................

140

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)

................................................

101, 110, 130

Drive Mode....................................................

67

E

 

Easy shooting zone...........................

20, 31, 90

EOS D30 Camera User’s Guide .................

2, 5

EOS-dedicated550EX

 

Speedlite flash photography.....................

96

EOS-dedicatedEX-SeriesSpeedlites......96, 140

Erasing ..................................................

47, 108

Exposure .....................................................

133

Exposure compensation setting ...................

81

Exposure warnings .....................................

135

Eyepiece cover ......................................

23, 86

148

F

 

 

FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)

.................

98

FE lock ....................................................

 

94, 99

File numbers .......................................

 

115, 131

Flash exposure compensation................

 

95, 99

Flash photography ..................................

 

43, 89

Automatic flash .........................................

 

43

Built-inflash ........................................

 

89, 90

EX-seriesSpeedlite.............................

 

89, 95

Flash shooting in each mode........................

 

97

Focusing point ..............................................

 

61

AE lock effects for focusing

 

 

and metering combinations..................

 

135

Focusing on an off-centersubject ............

62

Selecting ...................................................

 

61

Formatting ...........................................

 

109, 131

FP flash (high-speedsync)...........................

 

98

Full auto flash ................................................

 

97

Fully automatic shooting ...............................

 

42

Fully press the shutter button .......................

 

33

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

 

134

H

 

 

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-speedsync...........................................

 

98

Holding the camera ......................................

 

40

Household power supply ..............................

 

29

I

 

 

Image information .................................

 

45, 104

Image zone ...................................................

 

20

Imaging element .....................................

 

3, 117

Index printing ..............................................

 

113

In-focusindicator ..........................................

 

19

Interface cable ................................................

 

5

ISO speed.....................................

55, 120, 130

Index

J

 

JPEG .....................................................

54, 131

L

 

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

49

Landscape position ......................................

40

Language ....................................................

122

LCD brightness ...........................................

122

LCD panel ...............................................

12, 18

Lens...............................................................

30

Detaching..................................................

30

Effective field angle...................................

30

Mounting ...................................................

30

M

 

Macro Ring Lite...........................................

140

Main Dial .................................................

22, 34

Manual exposure ..........................................

78

Manual focus.................................................

63

Main switch .............................................

22, 33

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

145

Menu functions......................................

36, 120

Default settings .........................................

37

Functions...................................................

36

Items .........................................................

37

Settings .....................................................

36

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

65

Types.........................................................

66

MF (Manual Focus) .................................

30, 63

Mirror lockup .........................................

88, 124

Mode dial ......................................................

20

Modeling flash...............................................

99

N

 

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

52

Non-Canonflash unit use ...........................

100

Number of available shots ............................

28

O

 

One-shotAF ..................................................

59

7

REFERENCE

149

Index

P

 

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

Q

 

Quick Control Dial ...................................

22, 35

Quick Control Dial Switch .............................

35

R

 

Recording capacity.......................................

54

Recording size ..............................................

54

Red-eyephenomenon ................................

131

Red-eyereduction ........................................

93

Remote Switch ............................................

141

S

 

Self-timer .......................................................

85

Service centers ...............................

Back cover

Settings checking .........................................

64

Shooting modes ............................................

20

Shutter button................................................

33

Shutter speed..............................................

131

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

74

Shutter speed readout ................................

137

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

142

Software Starter Guide....................................

5

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

51

Standard......................................................

111

Strap..........................................................

4, 23

Sync shutter speed...............................

91, 100

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

146

T

 

Television connection..................................

116

Test shots ........................................................

3

Timer Remote Controller .............................

141

Trademarks .....................................................

3

V

 

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

W

 

Warranty ..........................................................

5

White balance .........................................

68, 69

Custom setting ..........................................

70

Types.........................................................

69

Wireless multi-lightphotography ..................

99

150

Memo

7

REFERENCE

151