How to Adjust the Date and Time on Your Canon EOS 6D

Adjusting your EOS 6D to the current date and time is important because your camera records the date and time of every picture you take. Note that the time is based on a 24-hour military clock. To set the date and time:

  1. Press the Menu button.

    The previously used menu appears on the LCD monitor.

  2. Use the Multi-controller to navigate to the Camera Settings 2 tab.

    The menu with the date and time options is displayed on your LCD monitor.

  3. Use the Multi-controller or Quick Control dial to highlight Date/Time/Zone and then press the Set button.

    The Date/Time/Zone dialog box is displayed and the month is selected.

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  4. Press Set.

    An up and down arrow appears above the current setting.

  5. Use the Multi-controller to set the month and then press Set.

    The change is applied and the up and down arrows disappear.

  6. Use the Multi-controller to navigate to the date setting and then repeat Steps 4 and 5 to set the date.

  7. Continue setting the year, hour, minute and second in the same manner as you set the month and date.

  8. Use the Multi-controller to navigate to the box that shows the default manner in which the date is displayed.

    The default setting is mm/dd/yy. You can, however, press Set to display an up and down arrow. Use the Multi-controller to highlight the method you prefer for the date and time to be displayed, and then press Set to apply the changes.

  9. Use the Multi-controller to navigate to the Daylight Savings option box.

    Daylight Savings Time changes are disabled by default. If the time zone in which you live observes Daylight Savings Time, press set to display and up and down arrow, and then use the Multi-controller to select the Daylight Savings Time option (an icon that looks like the sun).

  10. Use the Multi-controller to select the Time Zone box.

    The default time zone when the camera ships is London.

  11. Press Set to display an up and down area around the Time Zone Box, and then use the Multi-controller to select the applicable time zone.

    The time zones are listed as cities.

  12. Highlight the city that is in your time zone and then press Set.

    Review the settings to make sure you’ve got everything correct. If you goofed on a setting, you can use the Multi-controller to navigate to the setting and change it.

  13. Use the Multi-controller to highlight OK and then press Set.

    The time changes are applied.

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If you photograph events with another photographer, make sure the time and dates are the same on both cameras. When you combine images from the photo shoot and edit them, you’ll be able to accurately sort them by time and date.

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