50 Canon camera tips: Everything you need to get the best out of your Canon DSLR

A black Canon EOS 80D camera

Whether you’ve just got your first Canon DSLR or you’re on your third, there’s always something new to discover; some way to customize the camera that improves its handling, or a seemingly insignificant function that you didn’t know about, but actually turns out to improve the way you tackle photography. But who really has time to read the manual from start to finish? You might already have the best Canon camera, but do you know how to get the most from it?

We’ve raided the PhotoPlus archives to bring you a collection of 50 top tips and insights that’ll help you unlock the potential of your camera. Most of these tips are relevant to all models in the range, from the Canon EOS 2000D up to the 5D Mark IV, and have been selected because they save time or help you land that shot. From basic setup advice, to lens-craft, flash and exposure skills, there’s nuggets of know-how to help get you familiar with your camera.

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PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is the world’s only 100% Canon-focused title on the newsstand. Launched in 2007, for 14 years it has delivered news, reviews, buying guides, features, inspirational projects and tutorials on cameras, lenses, tripods, gimbals, filters, lighting and all manner of photography equipment. 

Aimed squarely at enthusiast photographers who use the Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera systems, all content is tailored to Canon users – so everything from techniques to product tests are tailored to those using the EOS camera system.

Editor Peter Travers brings 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer, with Technique Editor Dan Mold shoring up the magazine with his 6 years of expertise.