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Canon 30d

Canon 30d

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Power Switch

Shutter Button

To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after 1 minute of non-
operation. To turn on the camera again, press the shutter button or other button.

You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [c Auto
power off
] setting. (p.43)

If you turn the <4> switch to <2

> while the captured images are being recorded
onto the CF card, the remaining number of captured images to be recorded will be
indicated on the top LCD panel with the number of <N>. When all the images are
finished recording, the display will turn off and the camera will turn off.

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Basic Operation

The <6> dial is mainly used for shooting-related settings.

(1)After pressing a button, turn the
<
6> dial.

When you press a button, its function
remains on for 6 seconds (9). While
turning the <6> dial, look at the setting in
the LCD panel. When the timer ends or if
you press the shutter button down halfway,
the camera will be ready to shoot.

In this way, you can set the AF mode,
drive mode, and metering mode and
select the AF point.

(2)Turn the <6> dial only.

While looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder, turn the <6> dial to set the
desired setting.
In this way, you can set the shutter
speed, aperture, etc.

Operating the <6> Main Dial

If you press the shutter button halfway and (0) elapse, you must press it
halfway again and wait a moment before pressing it completely to take a
picture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway
first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely
immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.
Ever during image playback, menu display, or image recording, you can press
the shutter button halfway to instantly return to shooting. (This does not work
during direct printing or while the direct image transfer screen is displayed.)
Camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera
shake. Camera shake can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera
shake, note the advice below. Also see “Holding the Camera” (p.44).

• Hold the camera steady.
• Put your finger tip on the shutter button, hold the camera with your right
hand, then press the shutter button gently.

Basic Operation

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The <5> dial is mainly used for shooting-related settings and selecting LCD monitor
items. When you want to use the <5> dial, set the <4> switch to <J> first.

(1)After pressing a button, turn the <5> dial.

When the camera is ready to shoot and you press a
button, the button's function remains on for 6
seconds (9). While the function remains active,
turn the <5> dial while looking at the LCD panel or
viewfinder. When the function turns off or if you
press the shutter button halfway, the camera will be
ready to shoot.

You can select the AF point or set the
white balance, ISO speed, and flash
exposure compensation.
When using the LCD monitor, you
can select menu operations and
select images during playback.

(2)Turn the <5> dial only.

While looking at the LCD panel or viewfinder,
turn the <5> dial to set the desired setting.
Use this dial to set the exposure
compensation amount, the aperture setting
for manual exposures, and other settings.

The <9> consists of eight direction
keys and a button at the center.
Use it to select an AF point, set white
balance correction, scroll around a
magnified image display, move the
trimming frame for direct printing, etc.

Operating the <5> Quick Control Dial

Operating the <9> Multi-controller

You can also operate (1) when the <4> switch is set to <1>.

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By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the
image recording quality, Picture Style, the date/time, Custom Functions,
etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M

> button,
<0> button, and <5> dial on the camera back to proceed to the next
step.

The menu screen is color coded for the three menu categories.

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