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Icons in This Guide

Dial Indicates the dial.

Up keyDown key

Left keyRight key

Indicates the direction to press the cross keys.
Quick Control/Set button Indicates the Quick Control/Set button.
Timer* Indicates the duration (in * seconds) of the operation for the button you pressed, as timed after you release the button.
  • In addition to the above, the icons and symbols used on the camera’s buttons and displayed on the screen are also used in this guide when discussing relevant operations and functionality.
to the right of page titles indicates functions only available in Creative Zone modes (Program AE/Shutter-priority AE/Aperture-priority AE/Manual exposure) or for manual exposure movie recording.
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Warning to prevent shooting problems.

Supplemental information

Supplemental information.

Tips Tips or advice for better shooting.
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting advice.

Basic Assumptions for Operational Instructions and Sample Photos

  • Before following any instructions, make sure the power switch is set to Power on ().
  • It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to their defaults.
  • Screen shots in this guide show the default menu settings for NTSC regions (North America, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, etc.) as an example. Default menu settings for Europe, Russia, China, Australia, etc. will be for PAL.
  • Illustrations in this guide show the camera with the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens attached as an example.
  • In references to using EF or EF-S lenses (), it is assumed that a mount adapter is used.
  • The sample photos displayed on the camera and used in this guide are for instructional purposes only.