About This Guide

Icons in This Guide

Main dial Indicates the Main dial.
Quick control dial Indicates the Quick control dial.

Up key Down key

Left key Right key

Indicates the direction to press the Quick control dial.
SET Indicates the Set button.
Quick Control Indicates the Quick Control 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 manual when discussing relevant operations and functionality.
Creative Creative to the right of page titles indicates functions only available in Creative Zone modes (Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, or Manual exposure) or for manual exposure movie recording.
Link Links to pages with related topics.

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 and the Multi-function lock feature is off (, ).
  • 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-S18-55mm lens attached as an example.
  • The sample photos displayed on the camera and used in this guide are for instructional purposes only.