To help you get to the grips with your EOS camera and all the great technology therein, we’ve put together 49 essential Canon DSLR tips and tricks specifically for getting more efficient use from your Canon EOS camera.
From basic stuff, like how to shoot in raw, through to advanced shortcuts aimed at pros, you’ll find everything you need to take better shots faster, which was the whole point of buying a Canon DSLR in the first place…
For those who have a Canon camera that offers My Menu or Exposure dial custom modes, your homework this month is to set them up in a way that they’re useful to you. If you don’t have these options, go through your menu options and Custom Functions. Here are five we think everyone should set…
Some models of the recently announced Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i may cause an allergic reaction in some photographers due to an abnormality in the new Canon DSLR’s rubber grip.
Canon has released a firmware upgrade which adds editing controls to the EOS 7D ‘semi-pro’ DSLR.
A number of other new features have been added via the firmware upgrade, including a higher maximum raw shooting burst rate, user-definable Auto ISO and support for the latest GPS receiver.
The easy option for digital sharpening is to ramp up the in-camera sharpening setting. However, some shots need more sharpening than others, and if you apply too much then image quality can fall. Digital sharpening isn’t applied to RAW files, but if you shoot JPEGs, any in-camera sharpening is permanent.
The Canon EOS 650D/Rebel 4Ti debuts a couple of new technologies for Canon that could be used in a mirrorless compact system camera (CSC).
For a start, the EOS 650D is Canon’s first DSLR to feature full-time autofocusing in Live View and video mode. Both of these modes require the reflex mirror to be lifted out of the way, so the camera in effect emulates a mirrorless model.
Canon has launched the EOS 650D, a beginner level DSLR, which is the first camera of its kind to feature a touchscreen LCD.
The Canon EOS 650D also features a newly designed 18 million pixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor, which enables hybrid autofocus, a first for any Canon camera.
Canon’s Creative Auto mode has been introduced to help beginners achieve good results without having to learn all of their Canon camera’s functions. The Canon Creative Auto mode (CA) is similar to Full Auto mode, but offers some control over image brightness, depth of field, Picture Style setting and Drive mode.
You can select depth of field and image brightness using sliders and the camera automatically sets the exposure settings and ISO.
Guided shooting modes like Canon’s Creative Auto are very user-friendly. Click to find out how it works.
You may be a Canon loyalist, or you may shoot strictly with Nikon DSLRs. But be honest: you’ve probably wondered what the other has on offer, haven’t you?
We certainly have, so we decided to start with the top dial. In our latest photography cheat sheet, we looked at the shooting modes on offer from two of the most popular DSLRs on the market: the Nikon D3100 and the Canon EOS 550D.
In-camera effects may be seen as a bit of a marketing gimmick by some, but the ones offered by your EOS DSLR form a powerful and creative set of tools that has the potential to save you time and improve your photography.