Canon EOS 70D For Dummies
Your Canon 70D has so many features that it can be difficult to remember what each control does. To help you sort things out, study this handy reference to the external controls and exposure modes. Print out this guide, tuck it in your camera bag, and get a head start on taking great photographs!
The Canon EOS 70D Camera Layout
Here's an overview of the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Canon EOS 70D camera. The lens shown in the following figures is the Canon EF-S 18–135mm IS (Image Stabilization) model sold with the camera; other lenses may vary.
Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Canon EOS 70D
Your Canon EOS 70D camera offers the following exposure modes, which you select via the Mode dial on top of the camera. The shooting mode determines how much control you have over exposure, ISO, and aperture. (Modes described as automatic scene modes in the table offer fully automatic photography, but some let you alter color and exposure slightly through the Shoot by Ambience and Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type features.)