Preparing to Print

You do the direct printing procedure entirely with your camera Set the camera's power switch to < OFF> . For details, see the printer's instruction manual. 4 Connect the camera to the printer. Use the interface cable that came with the camera. When connecting the cable plug to the camera's < - *> terminal, the cable plug's < -< r > icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer, refer to the printer's instruction manual. Set the camera's power switch to <...

Menu Operations and Settings

450d Canon Shooting Menu

By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the image-recording quality date time, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the < MENU> button, < v> cross keys, and < > button on the camera back. -< > button -< V> Cross keys -< > button -< V> Cross keys * The tabs are not displayed in the Full Auto and Basic Zone modes. When a Basic Zone mode is set, there are menu items which are not displayed. * The tabs are not displayed in the Full Auto...

Iiiiami Setting the Image Review Time

How long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture can be set. If Off is set, the image review will not be displayed. If Hold is set, the image review will be displayed up until the Auto power off time. The LCD monitor display will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece, press the shutter button, or do any camera operation. Underthe O' tab, select Reviewtime , then press < > . Set the time, then press < > .

Rran Auto Image Rotation

Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera's LCD monitor and personal computer instead of horizontally. The setting of this feature can be changed. Under the ft' tab, select Auto rotate , then press < > . Follow the steps below to select the desired setting, then press On fl The vertical image is automatically rotated on both the camera's LCD monitor and on the personal computer. OnB The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the...

Setting Exposure Compensation

Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Hold down the < Av 2> button and turn the < eS> dial to the right. Hold down the < Av 2> button and turn the < Si> dialto the left. As shown in the figure, the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. After taking the picture, hold down the < AvH> button and turn the < r > dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero.

FMITI Custom Function Settings

Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type C.Fn I Exposure, C.Fn II Image, C.Fn III Auto focus Drive, C.Fn IV Operation Others. Sets 1 2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1 3-stop increments. iS The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfincSr and on the LCD monitor as shown below. C.Fn-2 sync, speed in v (Aperture-r ority AE) mode...

[[ Transferring Images to a Personal Computer

By connecting the camera to a personal computer, you can transfer images from the camera's card by operating the camera. This is called direct image transfer. Q Before connecting the camera to the personal computer, be sure to install the bundled software EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk CD-ROM in the personal computer. For instructions on how to install the software, see CD-ROM Guide. Turn off the camera's power switch before connecting it. Use the interface cable that came with the camera. When...

Live View Shooting

You can shoot while viewing a real-time image on the camera's LCD monitor or on a personal computer screen. This is called Live View shooting. Convenient when the camera is mounted on a tripod for shooting still lifes, for example. If you handhold the camera like a compact digital camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images. With the provided software installed in the personal computer, you can connect the camera to the personal computer and shoot...

Advanced Shooting Techniques

In the Basic Zone modes, to prevent spoiled shots, most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. In the lt P gt Program AE mode, you can set various functions and be more creative. In the lt P gt Program AE mode, the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain the standard exposure. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and lt P gt is explained on page 170. lt P gt stands for Program. To obtain a good exposure of the subject, the camera sets the...

Basic Shooting and Image Playback

This chapter explains howto use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. With the Basic Zone modes, all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically. Also, to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations, shooting settings cannot be changed in the Basic Zone modes. The settings functions set automatically which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. In Basic Zone modes, the Auto Lighting Optimizer will operate to...

When Autofocus Fails

Autofocus can fail to achieve focus the focus confirmation light lt gt blinks with certain subjects such as the following Example Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc. Extremely backlit or reflective subjects Example Car with a reflective body, etc. When both near and far subjects are covering the AF points Example Animal in a cage, etc. Example Skyscraper windows, computer keyboards, etc. In such cases, do one of the following 1 With One-Shot AF, focus an object at the same distance as the subject...

Shooting Landscapes

Use the lt Sk gt Landscape mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharp than with lt 0 gt Full Auto . With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. This will have objects near and far in focus, better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod...

About IBS

B is the raw data before it is made into a A L or other images. Although B images require software like Digital Photo Professional provided so they can be displayed on the computer, they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with GEffl. B is effective when you want to precisely create your own art or shoot an important subject. For example, with a B image, you can use the provided software to create various versions of the same image having a different Picture Style. Also,...

Mm Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness

You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. Under the fV tab, select LCD brightness , then press lt gt . With the adjustment screen displayed, press the key to adjust the brightness, then press lt gt . When checking the exposure of an image, prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. Also, setting the LCD monitor brightness at the center of the adjustment scale is recommended.

Digital Print Order Format DPOF

Set the print type, date imprinting, and file No. imprinting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. They cannot be set individually for each image. Set the Print type , Date , and File No. . Select the option, then press lt gt . Select the desired setting, then press Set the Print type , Date , and File No. . Select the option, then press lt gt . Select the desired setting, then press Print type Date File No. Print type Date File No. Multiple, thumbnail images are...

External Speedlites

Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. When an EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera, almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. In other words, it is like a highoutput flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. For detailed instructions, see the EX-series Speedlite's instruction manual. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. 0 Only E-TTL II and Flash exp. comp can be settable for flash...

Using the builtin flash

To obtain a correct flash exposure, the flash output will be set to match the automatically-set aperture autoflash exposure . The flash sync speed can be set from 30 sec. to 1 200 sec. Av Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp, set the Mode Dial to lt Av gt Aperture-priority AE to adjust the depth of field range of acceptable focus . lt Av gt stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. To...

System

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About Adobe RGB

This is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing, Adobe RGB, and Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 Exif 2.21 . Since the image will look very subdued with an sRGB personal computer environment and printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 Exif 2.21 , post-processing of the image with software will be required. 0 . If the image is captured with the color space set to...

Menu Settings

4L iL 4M JM S I MS I H3 L B9 Off 2 sec. 4 sec. 8 sec. Hold WB correction White balance correction Standard Portrait Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Def. 1,2,3 Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Specifies images to be printed DPOF Select images to be transferred to a personal computer 0 The Q Shooting 2, ft Set-up 3, and il My Menu screens tabs are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. Shaded menu items are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. In Basic Zone modes, the RAW ML and...

[Flash firing

Flash firing Enable Built-in flash func. setting External flash func. setting External flash C. Fn setting Normally, set this to Enable , If Disable is set, both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. This is good when you only want to use the AF-assist beam. Flash mode cannot be selected. Flash exp. comp can be set as explained on page 79. Set E-TTL II as explained on the next page. Normally, set this to 1st curtain so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure...

Eos

Thank you for purchasing a Canon product. The EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi EOS 450D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera with a 12.20-megapixel image sensor. The camera provides many features such as Picture Styles to expand your photographic expression, fast and high-precision 9-point autofocus for moving subjects, and diverse shooting modes for beginners as well as advanced users. It also incorporates the EOS Integrated Cleaning System to eliminate dust spots on images and the...

Picture Style Effects

This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. For natural colors and subdued images. This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color. The image is dull and subdued. o Other than with B9, the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. If you want to later shoot pictures in color, make sure the...

Ircmiii File Numbering Methods

The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned. The file number will appear on the personal computer in this format IMG 0001.JPG. Continuous The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. Even after you replace the card, the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. This is convenient when you want to...

Direct Printing with DPOF

With a PictBridge printer, you can easily print images with DPOF. Follow the Connecting the Camera to a Printer procedure up to step 5. Print will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. Set the printing effects p. 138 if necessary. Before printing, be sure to set the paper size. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. If Bordered is set, the date might be imprinted on the border, depending on the printer. Depending on the printer, the date...

About the Main Dial Pointer

The pointer icon displayed together with the shutter speed, aperture setting, or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the Main Dial to adjust the respective setting. You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the lt Tv gt Shutter-priority AE mode on the Mode Dial. lt Tv gt stands for Time value.