Best Video Recording Setting From Canon Ds126091

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AF Modes and Drive Modes

□rive mode

AF mode

One-Shot AF

Al Focus AF

Al Servo AF

□ Single shooting

An Image cannot be taken unless focus Is achieved. When focus Is achieved, It Is locked. With evaluative metering, the exposure setting Is also locked. (The exposure setting Is stored In memory before the shot Is taken.)

Automatically switches between ONE SHOT AF and Al Servo AF according to the subject status.

The focus tracks the subject movement. The exposure Is set at the moment the picture Is taken.

Qll Continuous shooting

The above conditions apply during continuous shooting. During continuous shooting (max. 3 shots/sec.), focusing Is not executed.

The above conditions apply during continuous shooting. During continuous shooting (max. 3 shots/sec.), focusing Is executed.

AE lock

(Other than the <Q> (Full Auto) mode.)

Metering mode

AF point selection

Automatic AF point selection

Manual AF point selection

00 Evaluative Metering*

AE lock Is applied at the AF point that achieved focus.

AE lock Is applied at the selected AF point.

0 Partial Metering

AE lock Is applied at the center AF point.

S Spot Metering

CD Center-weighted Average Metering

* When the lens' focus mode switch Is set to <MF>, AE lock Is applied at the center AF point.

* When the lens' focus mode switch Is set to <MF>, AE lock Is applied at the center AF point.

Program Line

The following program line applies when the camera is in Program AE

Program Line

The following program line applies when the camera is in Program AE

Shutter speed ^^

Program Line Description

The lower horizontal axis represents the shutter speed, and the right-hand vertical axis represents the aperture value. The combinations of shutter speed and aperture value automatically determined by Program AE are shown as lines with respect to the subject brightness (Exposure Value) gradations on the left and top edges of the graph.

Example: Using an EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens with a subject brightness of EV12, the point where the diagonal line from EV12 (on the top edge) intersects the Program AE line represents the corresponding shutter speed (1/320 second) and aperture value (f/3.5) that the program sets automatically. The diagonal arrowed lines at the upper left indicate the metering range for each ISO speeds.

If there is a problem, first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem, contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.

Power Source

The battery cannot be recharged.

• You are using the wrong battery.

Do not recharge any battery pack other than Battery Pack BP-511 A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512.

• The battery is not properly attached to the battery charger.

Attach the battery properly to the charger, (p.22)

The camera does not operate even when the < 19 > switch is set to < ON > or < >.

• The battery is exhausted.

Recharge the battery, (p.22)

• The battery is not installed properly. Install the battery properly, (p.24)

• Battery compartment cover is not closed.

Close the battery compartment cover securely, (p.24)

• CF card slot cover is not closed.

Close the CF card slot cover securely, (p.28)

The access lamp blinks even when the <D> switch is set to <OFF>.

• If you set the < - > switch to <OFF> right after shooting, the access lamp will still light/blink for a few seconds while the image is recorded onto the CF card.

► When the camera finishes recording the image to the CF card, the access lamp will stop blinking and the power will turn off automatically.

The battery becomes exhausted quickly.

• The battery is not fully charged.

• The battery's service life has expired.

Replace the battery with a new one.

The camera turns off by itself.

Press the shutter button halfway. If you do not want auto power off to take effect, set [VT Auto power off] on the menu to [Off],

Only the <ED> icon blinks on the top LCD panel.

• The battery is almost exhausted.

Recharge the battery, (p.22)


No images can be shot or recorded.

• The CF card is not properly inserted.

Insert the CF card properly, (p.28)

Use a new CF card or erase unnecessary images, (p.28, 118)

• The battery is exhausted. Recharge the battery, (p.22)

• You did not focus well. (The focus confirmation light <•> in the viewfinder blinks.)

► Press the shutter button halfway again and focus the subject. If you still cannot focus properly, focus manually, (p.30, 80)

The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.

• The LCD monitor screen is dirty.

Use a soft, lens cloth to clean the screen.

• The LCD's service life has expired.

► Consult your nearest customer service center or dealer.

The image is out of focus.

• The lens focus mode switch is set to <MF>.

Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p.27)

• Camera shake occurred when you pressed the shutter button.

To prevent camera shake, hold the camera still and press the shutter button gently, (p.30, 44)

The CF card cannot be used.

• [Err **] is displayed on the LCD panel. If it is [Err CF], see page 120.

Using Canon CF cards is recommended, (p.167)

Image Review & Operation

The image cannot be erased.

• The image is erase-protected.

Cancel the protection, (p. 117)

The wrong shooting date and time is displayed.

• The correct date and time has not been set.

No image appears on the TV screen.

• Video cable plugs are not inserted all the way.

► Insert the video cable plugs firmly all the way. (p. 116)

• The correct video format (NTSC or PAL) has not been set.

► Set the camera to the correct video format to match the TV set. (p.36)

• You are not using the video cable that came with the camera.

► Use the video cable that came with the camera, (p. 116)

If a camera error occurs, "Err xx" will be displayed on the LCD panel. Follow the instruction below to resolve the problem for respective error code.

If the same error occurs often, something is probably wrong with the camera. Jot down the "xx" error code and take your camera to the nearest Canon Service Center.

If an error occurs after you take a picture, the camera might have missed the shot. Press the <CE]> button to see if the image appears on the LCD monitor.

Error Code


Err 01

Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts, (p.11)

Err 02

There is a problem with the CF card. Try any of the following: Remove and re-Insert the memory card. Formatting the CF Card. Use another CF card Instead.

Err 04

The memory card Is full. Erase unnecessary Images In the card or replace the CF card.

Err 99

An error other than the above has occurred.

Press the shutter button halfway or remove and reinstall the battery.

This error may occur If you use a non-Canon lens and the camera or lens does not operate properly.

Battery Pack BP-511A

High-capacity, lithium-ion, secondary power pack.

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2

Power source kit (AC adapter, DC coupler, power cord) for supplying power to the camera with a household power outlet. Compatible with 100 - 240 V AC.

Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400

Quick charger for BP-511A. It takes about 110 minutes to recharge one pack. Two packs can be attached to it at one time. DC Coupler DR^tOO (optional) can also be connected to the CA-PS400. Compatible with 100 - 240 V AC.

Battery Grip BG-E4

This accommodates two BP-511A packs or six size-AA batteries. It has a vertical-grip shutter button, electronic dial, AE lock/FE lock button, and AF point selection button.

Shoe-mount Speedlites

An EX-series Speedlite can be attached to the camera's hot shoe. In the same way as normal exposures, you can use E-TTL II autoflash for flash exposures.

Macro Lites

The EX-series Macro Lites (two models) are ideal for close-up flash photography. You can fire only one or both flash tubes and control the flash ratio to easily obtain sophisticated lighting effects with E-TTL II autoflash.

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Remote Switch RS-80N3

This is a remote switch to prevent camera shake for super-telephoto shots, macroshooting, and bulb exposures. The cord is 80 cm/2.6 ft. The switch provides the same effect as pressing the shutter button halfway or completely. A shutter-release lock is also provided. The connection plug for the camera has a quick-lock feature.

Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3

Attached with an 80 cm/2.6 ft cord, this remote switch has four built-in functions: 1. Self-timer, 2. Interval timer, 3. Bulb-exposure timer, and 4. Shutter-release count setting. The timer can be set anywhere from 1 sec. to 99 hours, 59 min., 59 sec. in 1-sec. increments. The connection plug for the camera has a quick-lock feature.

Wireless Controller LC-5

Wireless controller effective up to 100 meters/330 ft. It consists of a transmitter and receiver. The receiver's camera connection plug connects to the camera's remote control terminal.

E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses

One often E-series dioptric adjustment lenses (-4 to +3 diopters) can be attached to the camera's eyepiece to further expand the dioptric adjustment range.

Focusing Screens Ee-D and Ee-S

The Ee-D has a grid for easier alignment with horizontal or vertical lines, and the Ee-S makes manual focusing

CF card

Data storage media where the captured images are recorded.

CF cards made by Canon are recommended.

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Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15

Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15

Rubber Frame Eb

ST-E2 220EX 430EX 580EX Macro Ring Lite Macro Twin Lite MR-14EX MT-24EX

Rubber Frame Eb

Angle Finder C

Focusing Screen Ee-D Ee-S

Battery Charger

Date / time CR2016 lithium battery

Battery Charger

Date / time CR2016 lithium battery

AC Adapter DC Coupler AC-E2 DR-400 AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2

Car Battery Battery Compact Power Cable Charger Adapter CB-570 CG-570 CA-570

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AC Adapter DC Coupler AC-E2 DR-400 AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2

Car Battery Battery Compact Power Cable Charger Adapter CB-570 CG-570 CA-570

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CF card

CF Card reader

Personal computer

CF card

CF Card reader

■ EOS DIGITAL Solution Dlsk

■ Software Instruction Manual (PDF)

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Personal computer

-1-Windows 2000 Professional

Windows ME

Windows 98 Second Edition Mac OS X

¡Wireless LAN adapter[j~Ethernet port

Wireless File Transmitter Wireless LAN WFT-E1 / WFT-E1A access point

Wireless File Transmitter Wireless LAN WFT-E1 / WFT-E1A access point

Controller LC-5


Recording media:

Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Lens mount:

• Imaging Element



Aspect ratio: Color filter system: Low-pass filter:

• Recording System

Recording format: Image type: RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording: File size:

Folder setting: File numbering: Color space: Picture Style:


Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera Type I or II CF card

* Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB or larger CF cards 35.8 x 23.9mm

Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) Canon EF mount

High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

Effective pixels: Approx. 12.80 megapixels Total pixels: Approx. 13.30 megapixels 3:2

RGB primary color filter

Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable

Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 JPEG, RAW (12bit)


(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 4.6MB (4368 x 2912 pixels)

(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.3MB (4368 x 2912 pixels)

(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.7MB (3168 x 2112 pixels)

(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.4MB (3168 x 2112 pixels)

(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 2.0MB (2496 x 1664 pixels)

(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 1.0MB (2496 x 1664 pixels)

* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

Folder creation/selection enabled Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset sRGB, Adobe RGB

Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1, 2, 3 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Print/PTP / PC connect, selectable) Video output (NTSC/PAL)

• White Balance


Auto white balance: Color temperature compensation:

Color temperature information transmission:

• Viewfinder

Type: Coverage: Magnification: Eyepoint:

Built-in dioptric adjustment: Focusing screen:


Viewfinder information:

Depth-of-field preview:


AF points: Metering range: Focus modes:

AF point selection: Selected AF point display:

Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting Auto white balance with the image sensor

White balance correction:

±9 stops in full-stop increments

White balance bracketing:

±3 stops in full-stop increments

* Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible


Eye-level pentaprism

Vertical/Horizontal approx. 96%

Approx. 0.71x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)

20 mm

Interchangeable (two types optional), Ee-A (Precision Matte) focusing screen provided Quick-return half mirror

(Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter lens) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level, partial metering circle, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

(TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection)

9 plus 6 Assist AF points

One-Shot AF, Al Servo AF, Al Focus AF, Manual focusing

Auto, manual

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel

AF-assist beam:

• Exposure Control

Metering modes:

Metering range: Exposure control:

ISO speed:

Exposure compensation:

AE lock:


Shutter speeds:

Shutter release: Self-timer: Remote control:

• External Speedlite

EOS-dedicated Speedlite: Flash exposure compensation: FE lock: PC terminal: Zooming to match lens focal length:

Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite

35-zone TTL full aperture metering

• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)

• Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewflnder at center)

• Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of vlewfinder at center)

• Center-weighted Average Metering

EV 1-20 (at 20°C/68°F with EF50mmf/1.4 lens, ISO 100) Full auto, program AE (shlftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash

Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (In 1/3-stop increments), ISO

speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200.

Full auto: ISO 100^00 set automatically

Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop Increments (can be combined with AEB) AEB: ±2 stops In 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments Auto: Applied In One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved. Manual: By AE lock button In all metering modes.

Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter

1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop Increments), bulb

X-sync at 1/200 sec.

Soft-touch electromagnetic release

10-sec. delay

Remote control with N3 type terminal

E-TTL II autoflash with EX-serles Speedlite ±2 stops In 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments. Provided Provided


Drive modes: Continuous: Max. burst:


Monitor size:



Brightness adjustment: Interface languages:

• Image Playback

Display format:

Highlight warning:

Histogram: AF point display:

Single, continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec.) Max. 3 shots per sec.

* With a Canon 512MB CF card.

* Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, CF card, etc.

TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 2.5 In.

Approx. 230,000

100% with respect to the effective pixels Five levels provided 15

Single Image, shooting Information, 9-lmage index, magnified view (Approx. 1,5x - 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and Jump (by 10 or 100 Images, by date, by folder)

In the shooting Information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no Image Information will blink. Brightness, RGB Enabled

■ Image Protection and Erase

Protect: Erase:

• Direct Printing

Compatible printers:

Printable Images: Easy Print feature:

• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

DPOF: Version 1.1 compatible

Single Images can be erase-protected or not.

One Image or all Images In the CF card can be erased

(except protected images).

CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PIctBridge-compatlble printers

JPEG Images (DPOF printing possible) Provided

• Customization

Camera setting registration: Under Mode Dial's <H> setting

Custom Functions:


Battery life:

21 Custom Functions with 57 settings

One Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512.

* AC power can also be supplied with the DC Coupler.

* With Battery Grip BG-E4, size-AA batteries can be used.

At 20°C / 68°F: Approx. 800 shots At 0°C / 32°F: Approx. 400 shots

* The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used.

Battery check: Automatic

Power saving: Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.

Date/Time battery: One CR2016 lithium battery

• Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (Wx H x D): 152 x 113 x 75 mm / 6.0 x 4.4 x 3.0 in. Weight: Approx. 810g / 28.6 oz. (body only)

• Operation Environment

Working temperature range: 0°C- 40°C / 32°F - 104°F Working humidity: 85% or less

•Battery Pack BP-511A

Type: Rechargeable lithium ion battery

Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC

Battery capacity: 1390 mAh

Dimensions (W x H x D): 38 x 21 x 55 mm /1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2 in. Weight: Approx. 82 g / 2.9 oz

• Battery Charger CG-580

Compatible battery: Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512 Recharging time: BP-511A, BP-514: Approx. 100 min.

BP-511, BP-512: Approx. 90 min. Rated input: 100-240 VAC

Rated output: 8.4 V DC

Working temperature range: 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 91 x 67 x 31 mm / 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 in. Weight: Approx. 115 g / 4.0 oz

• Battery Charger CB-5L

Compatible battery: Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512

Working temperature range: 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F

Working humidity: 85% or lower

Dimensions (W x H x D): 91 x 67 x 32.3 mm / 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.

Weight: Approx. 105 g / 3.7 oz (excluding power cord)

• All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards.

• The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.

Power cord length: Recharging time:

Approx. 1.8 m /5.9 ft. BP-511A, BP-514: Approx. 100 min. BP-511, BP-512: Approx. 90 min. 100-240 VAC 8.4 V DC

Rated input: Rated output:

Digital Camera Model DS126091 Systems

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note:This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

— Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

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AC Adapter Kit 26, 166

Access lamp 29

Accessories 166

Add original decision data 157

Adobe RGB 67

AE 84

AE lock 95, 160

AEB 93

AF mode 74

AF point 77

AF-assist beam 152

Al Focus AF 76

Al Servo AF 75

Aperture value 88

Attaching the Strap 21

Auto play 112

Auto playback 112

Auto power off 30, 39

Auto reset 71

Auto rotate 105

Automatic AF point selection 77

Av 88


Battery Charger

Battery check


Bracket sequence Bubble Jet Direct.. Bulb exposures Bundled Items

C.Fn 151

Camera setting display 72

Center-weighted Average Metering 81

Clear all camera settings 37

Clear all Custom Functions 150

Clear settings 36

Color saturation 55

Color space 67

Color temperature 63

Color tone 55

Communication 123

Compression rate 50

Continuous 70

Continuous shooting 82

Contrast 55

CP Direct 130

Custom Functions 151

Custom WB 62

Decoupler 26

Depth-of-field preview 89

Dioptric Adjustment 44

Direct printing 121, 145

DPOF 139

Drive modes 82

Easy Printing 138

Erase 118

Erasing a single image 118

Erasing all images 119

Error Codes 165

E-TTL II autoflash 155

Evaluative metering 81

Exposure compensation 92

Exposure level increments 152

EX-series Speedlite 100

Extension 50, 71

Eyepiece cover 21, 98

FE lock 100



FEB 100

File No 70

Filter effects 57

Firmware 36

Flash 100, 102

Flash exposure compensation 100

Flash sync speed 151

Focus confirmation light 17

Focus lock 79

Focus mode switch 74, 80

Folder 68

Format 120

FP flash 100

Full Auto 46

Highlight alert 108

High-speed sync 100

Histogram 109

Holding the Camera 44

Image processing 51

Image review tlme 104

Image-recording Quality 50

Index 141

Index display 110

INFO 72, 107

Interface cable 3

ISO expansion 153

ISO speed 60

Jump by 10 Images/100 Images... 115

Jump by date 115

Jump by folder 115

Jump display 114

Language 38

LCD brightness 106

LCD monitor 11, 36

LCD panel 11, 16

LCD panel Illumination 98

Lens 11, 27

Magnified view 111

Main Dial 20, 31

Manual AF point selection 77

Manual Focusing 80

Manual reset 71

Metering mode 81

MF 80

Mirror Lockup 97

Mode Dial 18

Monochrome 54

Multi-controller 20, 32

Neutral 53

Noise reduction 151

Nomenclature 14

Non-Canon flash units 102

NTSC 36, 116

PAL 36, 116

Paper settings 126

Partial metering 81

PC terminal 102

PIctBrldge 126

Picture Style 53, 55, 58


Playback 107

Playback menu 33, 35

Portrait 53

Possible shots 25, 51

Power outlet 26

Power Switch 20, 30

Pressing completely 30

Pressing halfway 30

Print ordering 139

Prlnt/PTP 123

Program AE 84

Program shift 85

Protect 117

Protection 117

RAW 51


Recharge 22

Replacing the date/time battery 41

Rotate 113

RAW 51


Recharge 22

Replacing the date/time battery 41

Rotate 113


Safety shift


Selecting all images 144

Selecting Individual Images 142

Self-timer 48, 82

Sensor cleaning 42

Setting the date/time 40

Set-up menu 33, 36


Shoot w/o card 99

Shooting combinations 160

Shooting Information 108

Shooting menu 33, 35

Shooting mode 18

Shots remaining 25

Shutter button 30

Shutter curtain synchronization 155

Shutter speed 86

Single image display 107

Single shooting 82

Specifications 170

Spot metering 81

sRGB 67

Standard 141

Style 130, 133

Superimposed display 154

System Map 168

Toning effect 57

Trimming 136

Tv 86

User Defined 54

Video cable 116

Video OUT 116

Viewfinder 17


White balance 61

White balance bracketing 65

White balance correction 64

Wireless, multi-Speedlite system ... 101

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