Precautions for Handling

The Camera

(1) This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or expose it to physical shock.

(2) The camera is not waterproof and should not be used in wet conditions or underwater. If the camera gets wet, take it to your nearest Canon dealer as soon as possible. If small amounts of water splash onto the camera, wipe it with a clean dry cloth. If the camera is exposed to salty air, wipe it thoroughly with a slightly damp cloth.

(3) Never leave the camera close to devices that generate strong magnetic fields, such as magnets or electric motors. Do not operate or leave the camera in areas where strong electromagnetic signals are generated, such as near electronic transmission towers. Exposing the camera to strong electromagnetic signals can cause it to malfunction and destroy recorded image data.

(4) Do not leave the camera in hot locations, such as in a car sitting in direct sunlight. High temperatures can damage the camera.

(5) The camera contains precision circuits. Never attempt to disassemble the camera or service it yourself.

(6) Use a commercially available blower brush to remove any dust that accumulates on the camera lens, viewfinder, mirror, or focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to wipe off the camera body or lens. If the camera is very soiled, consult your nearest Canon dealer.

(7) Do not touch the camera's electrical contacts with your hands. Doing so could corrode the contacts and interfere with the camera's normal operation.

(8) If you take the camera quickly from a cold location into a warm one, condensation can form on the outside and inside of the camera. To prevent this, place the camera in an airtight, resealable plastic bag until it warms up to the ambient temperature.

(9) Do not use the camera if condensation forms on it, or you could damage it. If this occurs, remove the CF card and battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera.

(10) If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove its battery and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. While the camera is in storage, operate its shutter periodically to make sure that it is working.

(11) Avoid storing the camera in locations where potentially corrosive chemicals are used, such as in a laboratory.

(12) If the camera has been in storage for an extended period, check its components before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or are planning to take shots you will not want to lose (overseas vacation, etc.), have the camera checked by your Canon dealer beforehand, or check for yourself that the camera components are working properly.

LCD Panel and LCD Monitor

(1) LCD displays are manufactured using high-precision technology. Even so, very small black, red, or green dots can occasionally appear on a display. This is within the normal 99.98% range for valid picture elements (pixels), and does not indicate a fault. Such aberrations on the display also do not affect recorded images.

(2) Do not press hard on an LCD display or subject it to impacts, as this can cause display flaws and damage.

(3) If an LCD display becomes soiled, clean it with a commercially available blower brush, or wipe it with a soft cloth, taking care not to scratch the screen. If an LCD display becomes extremely soiled, consult your nearest Canon dealer.

Precautions for Handling

(4) By their nature, LCD displays react more slowly at low temperatures, and may appear dark at high temperatures. The display will return to normal at room temperature.

Lithium Backup Battery

(1) Store lithium batteries out of reach of small children. The chemicals in these batteries are ^ very dangerous if the battery is accidentally swallowed. If this happens, seek medical O attention at once. d

(2) Do not use metal instruments such as pliers to hold the battery, or you could cause a short t circuit. o

(3) Do not disassemble or heat the battery, or you could rupture it.

CF Card

(1) The CF card is a precision device. Do not drop CF cards or expose them to vibrations. Doing so could lose the images recorded on them.

(2) Do not store or use CF cards near objects that generate magnetic fields, such as TVs, speakers, or magnets, or in locations affected by static electricity. Doing so could lose the images recorded on the CF card.

(3) Do not place CF cards in direct sunlight or close to heating appliances. Doing so can distort the cards and make them unusable.

(4) Do not spill liquids onto CF cards.

(5) Always store your CF cards in a case or cabinet to protect the data stored on them.

(6) Use only CF cards specified by Canon. Otherwise, you may be unable to record or play back images.

(7) Do not bend CF cards, or subject them to strong impacts.

(8) Do not store CF cards in hot, dusty, or humid locations, or in locations exposed to static electricity or magnetic fields.

Lens Electrical Contacts

After removing a lens from the EOS D30, set the lens with its mounting side facing up, and attach the dust cap to prevent damage to the electrical contacts and lens surface.

Electrical Contacts

Charge the battery pack

Connect the power cord to the adapter, then attach the battery. When the charge lamp stops blinking and stays lit, the battery is completely charged. A full battery charge takes approximately 90 minutes. (^25)

Insert the battery pack.

Open the battery chamber cover and slide the battery pack into position until it locks into place. Press the cover closed until it clicks shut. (^27)

Mount the lens.

Align the red dots on the lens and camera and turn the lens in the direction shown by the arrow in the diagram until it clicks into place. (^30)

Set the focus mode switch on the lens to AF.


Focus on the subject.

Look through the viewfinder and place the AF frame over the subject. Then press the shutter button down halfway to focus. (^33) • In low-light conditions or backlit daylight conditions, the built-in flash fires automatically. (^90)

Take the shot.

Press the shutter button down fully. (^33)

Open the CF card slot cover.

Slide the cover in the direction shown by the arrow, then open it. H31)

Insert the CF card.

Insert the CF card, then close the cover. (—»-31)





Set the Main Switch to (ON).



Check the image.

The image is displayed for approximately 2 seconds after the shot. (^44)

• To check other images you have taken, see "Check the Image Immediately" (^44) and "Viewing Recorded Images" (^102).

• To erase images you have taken, see "Erasing a Recorded Image (Single Image Erase)" (^47).

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