Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera Instruction Manual

With the new EOS 60D DSLR, Canon gives the photo enthusiast a powerful tool fostering creativity, with better image quality, more advanced features and automatic and in-camera technologies for ease-of-use. It features an improved APS-C sized 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, a new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for finer detail and excellent color reproduction, and improved ISO capabilities from 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800) for uncompromised shooting even in the dimmest situations. The new Multi-control Dial enables users to conveniently operate menus and enter settings with a simple touch. The EOS 60D also features an EOS first: A Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (1,040,000 dots) monitor for easy low- or high-angle viewing. An improved viewfinder, a number of new in-camera creative options and filters, plus HDMI output for viewing images on an HDTV all make the EOS 60D invaluable for the evolving photographer. With continuously curved surfaces, user-friendliness and exuding solidity and refinement, the EOS 60D is true digital inspiration!


Item Check List
Conventions Used in this Manual
Index to Features
Handling Precautions
Quick Start Guide

Getting Started

Charging the Battery
Installing and Removing the Battery
Using the LCD Monitor
Turning on the Power
Setting the Date and Time
Selecting the Interface Language
Installing and Removing the SD Card
Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Using the Lens Hood
About the Lens Image Stabilizer
Basic Operation
Using the Quick Control Screen
Menu Operations
Before You Start

Basic Shooting

Fully Automatic Shooting
Full Auto Techniques
Disabling Flash
Creative Auto Shooting
Shooting Portraits
Shooting Landscapes
Shooting Close-ups
Shooting Moving Subjects
Shooting Portraits at Night
Quick Control Screen
Shoot by Ambience Selection
Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type

Setting the AF and Drive Modes

Selecting the AF Mode
Selecting the AF Point
When Autofocus Fails
Manual Focusing
Selecting the Drive Mode
Using the Self-timer

Image Settings

Setting the Image-recording Quality
Setting the ISO Speed
Selecting a Picture Style
A Customizing a Picture Style
A Registering a Picture Style
Setting the White Balance
White Balance Correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Lens Peripheral Illumination 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
Depth of Field Preview
Manual Exposure
Selecting the Metering Mode
Setting Exposure Compensation
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
AE Lock
Bulb Exposures
Mirror Lockup
Remote Control Shooting
Displaying the Electronic Level

Flash Photography

Using the Built-in Flash
Setting the Flash
Using Wireless Flash
External Speedlites

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)

Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Shooting Function Settings
Menu Function Settings
Using AF to Focus
Focusing Manually

Shooting Movies

Shooting Movies
Shooting Function Settings
Setting the Movie-recording Size
Menu Function Settings

Image Playback

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

Post-Processing Images

Creative Filters
Processing RAW Images with the Camera

Sensor Cleaning

Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Appending Dust Delete Data
Manual Sensor Cleaning

Printing Images

Preparing to Print
Trimming the Image
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Direct Printing with DPOF

Customizing the Camera

Setting Custom Functions
Custom Functions
Custom Function Settings
Registering My Menu


Button Functions
Checking the Battery Information
Using a Household Power Outlet
Using Eye-Fi Cards
Function Availability Table According to Shooting Modes
Menu Settings
Troubleshooting Guide
Error Codes
System Map
Safety Warnings

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