Quick Reference Guide

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You can take this guide with you when shooting. For detailed instructions, refer to the. EOS REBEL T2i/EOS 550D Instruction Manual. Red index. White index. 1.

Quick Start Guide

1 2 Quick Reference Guide This quick reference guide explains the basic function settings and how to shoot and playback images. You can take this guide with you when shooting. For detailed instructions, refer to the EOS REBEL T2i/EOS 550D Instruction Manual.

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Insert the battery.

White index

Red index

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Attach the lens. Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.

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Set the power switch to .

Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1/2/3

button button LCD monitor

Cross keys

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Focus the subject.

All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.

C

5 Set-up 1/2/3

Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

Index

u

Magnify

9

S

Select image

L Erase

x Playback

B Shooting information

The captured image will be displayed for approx. 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.

 The M on the right of the function indicates that the function is available only in Creative Zone modes (d,s,f,a,8).  Battery Life

No Flash Approx. 550 shots

50% Flash Use Approx. 440 shots

n Movie 1/2

Image-recording Quality  Select [1 Quality], then press .  Press the key to select the quality, then press . Image-recording quality Pixels

Q Quick Control Screen

Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting

Possible shots

Aperture ISO speed

 Press the button.  Press the key to select the Picture Style, then press .

Auto Lighting Optimizer

Image-recording quality

Drive mode These screens apply when a Creative Zone mode is set. In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode, the tabs and menu options displayed will be different.

A Picture StyleN

Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation

Shooting mode

Tab

Menu settings

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 With the shooting settings displayed, press the button.  The Quick Control screen will appear.

3 Playback 1/2

Menu items

u

View the image.

Y P O

Movie Shooting Mode

Creative Zone Modes

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Take the picture.

1. Press the button to display the menu. 2. Press the key to select the tab, then press the key to select the desired item. 3. Press to display the setting. 4. After setting the item, press .

Basic Zone Modes

Image Playback

Aim the viewfinder center over the subject and press the shutter button halfway to autofocus.

Temperature At 23°C / 73°F

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Menu Operations

Set the Mode Dial to (Full Auto).

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Set the lens focus mode switch to .

Open the cover and insert a SD card.

Preparation

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Picture Style White balance

Metering mode AF mode

Style

Description

P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome

Vivid colors and sharp images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Black-and-white images.

 Press the key to select the function, then turn the dial to set it.  In the Basic Zone modes (except C), you can select certain  For (Neutral) and (Faithful), see the drive modes and the image-recording quality. camera’s instruction manual.

Shooting Operation Power switch

Mode Dial

Shutter speed

ISO speed setting button Main Dial

Basic Zone Modes

Aperture

Flash button

ISO speed

Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality

Shutter button

Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG

Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode

Focus mode switch

Viewfinder Information Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button

AE lock button AF point selection button

Display-off sensor

Access lamp Aperture/Exposure compensation button

Setting button

Focus confirmation light

Flash-ready

Max. burst

Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture

 Set the lens focus mode switch to .  Press the button.  Press the key to select the AF mode, then press . X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects

S AF PointN  Press the button.

 Press the key to select the AF point.  While looking at the viewfinder, you can select the AF point by turning the dial until the desired AF point flashes in red.  Pressing toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.

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You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways.

d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the mode.  Set the Mode Dial to . (Displayed only when is set.)

 Press the button, then press the key to select the function.  Turn the dial to set the function.

s: Shutter-priority AE  Set the Mode Dial to .  Turn the dial to set the desired shutter speed, then focus the subject.  The aperture will be set automatically.  If the aperture display blinks, turn the dial until it stops blinking.

D Using the Built-in Flash If necessary, the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the modes).

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f: Aperture-priority AE  Set the Mode Dial to .  Turn the dial to set the desired aperture, then focus the subject.  The shutter speed will be set automatically.  If the shutter speed display blinks, turn the dial until it stops blinking.

Creative Zone Modes

 Press the button to pop up the built-in flash, then shoot.

Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator

Z: ISO SpeedN

E: AF ModeN

1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait

Basic Zone Modes

AF points

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AF point activation indicator Spot metering circle

AE lock Cross keys

Ba

Creative Zone Modes

All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. You just press the shutter button, and the camera does the rest.

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Shooting Settings Display

Nomenclature

C

 Press the button.  Turn the dial or press the key to select the ISO speed.  When “AUTO” is selected, the ISO speed is set automatically. When you press the shutter button halfway, the ISO speed setting will be displayed.

i Drive ModeN  Press the button.  Press the key to select the drive mode, then press . u : Single shooting i : Continuous shooting Q : Self-timer/Remote control* l : Self-timer:2 sec q : Self-timer:Continuous* * The and drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes.

A Live View Shooting

k Shooting Movies

 Press the
button to display the Live View image.

 Set the Mode Dial to .

 Press the shutter button halfway to focus.  Press the
button to start shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting, press again.  To shoot still photos, press the shutter button.

 Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

 Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion

 To change the Live View settings, use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.  Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 200 shots

50% Flash Use Approx. 180 shots

3 Flash sync. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority

7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data