Canon EOS 70D (W/N) Digital Cameras Instruction Manual

Changing the way users capture still images and video with a DSLR camera, Canon proudly introduces the EOS 70D – a trailblazing powerhouse featuring a revolutionary autofocus technology that unlocks the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This game-changing technology allows the EOS 70D to capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus similar to that of a camcorder, complete with the superb image quality that is a hallmark of EOS cameras. Additionally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture, enabling you to fully benefit from the freedom of angle allowed by the Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Compositional options are now nearly limitless with the two real-world choices of Live View and viewfinder shooting. To further empower the photographer, Canon engineers spent months ensuring that the cutting-edge Dual Pixel CMOS AF on the EOS 70D is compatible with over 103 Canon EF lenses, greatly expanding creative possibilities. Built-in wireless technology and the Camera Connect app further enhance shooting versatility, as well as enable easy sharing. Brilliant image quality is provided by the EOS 70D’s 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, a first for an EOS camera with an APS-C sized sensor. A powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor supports continuous shooting up to 7.0 frames per second, as well as an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (H: 25600) that allows shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Stunning photos can be accomplished using the remarkable 19-point all cross-type AF system with a high precision dual cross f/2.8 center point, and advanced display options available on the Intelligent Viewfinder supply exceptional control. In-camera imaging features like HDR, HDR Backlight Control, Multiple Exposure, Handheld Night Scene, and Creative Filters available in real time help turn even simple images into spectacular photos. Elevating the possibilities of creative expression to extraordinary new heights, the powerful EOS 70D with Dual Pixel CMOS AF places the ability to capture both amazing stills and video right in your hands.


Compatible Cards
Item Check List
Instruction Manual and CD-ROMs
Quick Start Guide
Conventions Used in this Manual
Index to Features
Handling Precautions

Getting Started

Charging the Battery
Installing and Removing the Battery
Installing and Removing the Card
Using the LCD Monitor
Turning on the Power
Setting the Date, Time, and Zone
Selecting the Interface Language
Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Lens Image Stabilizer
Basic Operation
Quick Control for Shooting Functions
Menu Operations
Using the Touch Screen
Before You Start
Displaying the Grid
Displaying the Electronic Level
Feature Guide and Help

Basic Shooting

Fully Automatic Shooting (Scene Intelligent Auto)
Full Auto Techniques (Scene Intelligent Auto)
Disabling Flash
Creative Auto Shooting
Special Scene Mode
Shooting Portraits
Shooting Landscapes
Shooting Close-ups
Shooting Moving Subjects
Shooting Night Portraits (With a Tripod)
Shooting Night Scenes (Handheld)
Shooting Backlit Scenes
Quick Control
Shoot by Ambience Selection
Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type

Setting the AF and Drive Modes

Selecting the AF Operation
Selecting the AF Area
AF Area Selection Modes
When Autofocus Fails
Selecting the Drive Mode
Using the Self-timer

Image Settings

Setting the Image-Recording Quality
Setting the ISO Speed
Selecting a Picture Style
Customizing a Picture Style
Registering a Picture Style
Setting the White Balance
White Balance Correction
Auto Correction of Brightness and Contrast
Setting Noise Reduction
Highlight Tone Priority
Lens Peripheral Illumination / Chromatic Aberration Correction
Creating and Selecting a Folder
File Numbering Methods
Setting Copyright Information
Setting the Color Space

Advanced Operations

Program AE
Shutter-Priority AE
Aperture-Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Selecting the Metering Mode
Setting Exposure Compensation
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
AE Lock
Bulb Exposures
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Shooting
Multiple Exposures
Mirror Lockup
Using the Eyepiece Cover
Using a Remote Switch
Remote Control Shooting

Flash Photography

Using the Built-in Flash
Using an External Speedlite
Setting the Flash
Using Wireless Flash

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)

Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Shooting Function Settings
Shooting with Filter Effects
Menu Function Settings
Using AF to Focus (AF Method)
Shooting with the Touch Shutter
MF: Focusing Manually

Shooting Movies

Shooting Movies
Shooting Function Settings
Setting the Movie Recording Size
Using Movie Digital Zoom
Setting the Sound Recording
Setting the Time Code
Menu Function Settings
Shooting Video Snapshots

Image Playback

Image Playback
Shooting Information Display
Searching for Images Quickly
Magnified View
Playing Back with the Touch Screen
Rotating the Image
Setting Ratings
Quick Control for Playback
Enjoying Movies
Playing Movies
Editing a Movie’s First and Last Scenes
Slide Show (Auto Playback)
Viewing Images on a TV Set
Protecting Images
Erasing Images
Changing Image Playback Settings

Post-Processing Images

Processing RAW Images with the Camera
Resizing JPEG Images
Applying Creative Filters

Sensor Cleaning

Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Appending Dust Delete Data
Manual Sensor Cleaning

Printing Images

Preparing to Print
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Direct Printing of Print-Ordered Images
Specifying Images for a Photobook

Customizing the Camera

Setting Custom Functions
Custom Functions
Custom Function Settings
Fine Adjustment of AF’s Point of Focus
Custom Controls
Registering My Menu
Register Custom Shooting Modes


INFO. Button Functions
Checking the Battery Information
Using a Household Power Outlet
Using Eye-Fi Cards
Function Availability Table According to Shooting Mode
Menu Settings
System Map
Troubleshooting Guide
Error Codes
Handling Precautions: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Viewing the CD-ROM Instruction Manuals / Downloading Images to Your Computer

Viewing the Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM
Downloading Images to a Computer
Software Overview
Installing the Software
Software Instruction Manual

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