Canon Settings and Features

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How to Change the Direction of the Dials on a Canon 60D

One way to change Custom Functions of the Canon EOS 60D is to change what direction you move the control dials to increase or decrease shutter speed and aperture values. To do so, start by accessing your [more…]

How to Change the Function of the Set Button on a Canon EOS 60D

Typically, the Set button serves a single function on the Canon EOS 60D: When a menu is displayed, you press the button to lock in menu selections. This setup keeps things simple, but you have the option [more…]

How to Customize Exposure and Focus Lock Options on a Canon 60D

By default, you initiate metering and autofocusing with your Canon EOS 60D by pressing the shutter button halfway, and then lock autoexposure by pressing the AE [more…]

How to Disable the Autofocus Assist Beam on a Canon 60D

In dim lighting, your camera emits an AF (autofocus)-assist beam from the built-in flash when you press the shutter button halfway (assuming that the flash unit is open, of course). This pulse of light [more…]

Image Playback Picture Data Options on a Canon 60D

When you review still photos on your Canon EOS 60D, you can press the Info button to change the type and amount of shooting data that appear with the photo in the monitor. The data-display options start [more…]

Canon 60D Custom Exposure Modes

One special setting on the Canon EOS 60D’s Mode dial that’s easy to overlook (but is cool and practical) is the Camera User Settings (C). With it, you set the shooting mode, shutter speed, metering mode [more…]

Canon EOS Mark III: Using Picture Styles

The 5D Mark III has a number of Picture Styles that you can use to process your photos in-camera. Each predefined style has different color, saturation contrast, and sharpening settings: [more…]

Menu Categories on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon includes a number of important menus in its 5D Mark III digital camera. You use these menus to set up the camera, as well as to configure and customize it to shoot the way you want it to. Here are [more…]

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Canon Rebel T4i/650D Digital Camera

Your Canon Rebel T4i/650D camera offers the following exposure modes, which you select via the Mode dial on top of the camera. Your choice is important because it determines how much control you have over [more…]

The Canon Rebel T4i/650D Digital Camera Layout

To get the most out of your Rebel T4i/650D camera, become familiar with its buttons, dials, and other external controls. The lens shown on the digital camera below is the Canon EF-S 18–55 [more…]

Update Your Canon EOS 6D Firmware

Canon is constantly making changes and updating to make its cameras better. Canon locates any potential problems with firmware based on user input and its own tests, and then takes this information and [more…]

How to Create a Custom Menu on Your Canon EOS 6D

Do you have a set of menu commands you use frequently on your Canon? How cool would it be not to have to sift through all 4,000 commands in your camera menu? That’s right, you can cut to the chase and [more…]

How to Add Copyright Information to Your Canon EOS 6D

Don’t want anyone taking credit for your photos, but you? You can add your copyright information to your Canon. The data you enter will be added to the EXIF metadata recorded with each image. To add copyright [more…]

How to Add Author Name to Your Canon EOS 6D

You can add your name as the author of each image you capture with your Canon. The information is added as EXIF data to each picture you take. To register your author information with the camera: [more…]

How to Create and Register a Picture Style on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you like to use picture styles in your photography, you’ll be glad to know that your Canon lets you customize your favorite picture style. After customizing the picture style, you can register it as [more…]

How to Register Canon EOS 6D User Settings

Everybody has a preferred way of working. That’s why you have preferences in computer programs and why you can register user settings to the Canon’s Mode dial. The settings you register are available whenever [more…]

How to Restore Canon EOS 6D Default Settings

Sometimes you need to do some spring cleaning and wipe your Canon clean. If you have enabled more settings on your camera than you care to deal with, no longer use, or even know about, you can restore [more…]

How to Customize Your Canon EOS 6D

Many of the buttons on your Canon can be customized to perform different takes. For example, you can change the task that the Shutter button performs when you press it halfway. Nine buttons on the camera [more…]

How to Enable Wireless on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your EOS 6D has more cool features than there are Smiths in the New York phone book. Well almost. Your EOS 6D is a Wi-Fi device. When you enable Wi-Fi with your EOS 6D, you can connect to an existing Wi-Fi [more…]

How to Control Your Canon EOS 6D with Your Smartphone

If you’ve got a Smartphone, you can control your EOS 6D with it. Or you can use an iPod Touch (Fourth Generation or newer) to control your camera. You can download an app that Canon has created to control [more…]

How to Connect Your Canon EOS 6D to Your Smartphone

Would you like be able to take a picture by waving your hand? You’ll have to settle for a smartphone connection to your EOS 6D. But, it’s almost the same. After you have the Canon remote app downloaded [more…]

How to Enable GPS on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your EOS 6D is equipped with a GPS receiver. When it’s enabled, you can use this option to log the GPS coordinates of each place you photograph. The GPS coordinates are stored as metadata with each image [more…]

How to Change GPS Information on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your EOS 6D has all the bells and whistles, including options for internal GPS. When you enable GPS, the camera uses default settings to refresh the GPS signal. You can change the refresh rate and view [more…]

How to Map Your Day on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you use GPS on your Canon EOS 6D, you can enable an option that logs, or maps, the GPS coordinates of every place where you capture an image with your camera. You can download this information to [more…]

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 [more…]

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