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    E

    INSTRUCTION

    MANU

    AL

    EINSTRUCTION

    MANUAL

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    Thank you for purchasing a Canon

    The EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi/EOS 450D is a high-perf

    single-lens reflex camera with a 12.20-megapixel image

    camera provides many features such as Picture Styles

    photographic expression, fast and high-precision 9-poin

    moving subjects, and diverse shooting modes for begin

    advanced users.

    It also incorporates the EOS Integrated Cleaning Syste

    dust spots on images and the Self Cleaning Sensor Un

    dust on the sensor.

    Take a Few Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself

    CameraWith a digital camera, you can immediately view the im

    captured. While reading this manual, take a few test sho

    they come out. You can then better understand the cam

    To avoid botched pictures and accidents, read the Safe

    (p.186,187) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

    Test the Camera Before Using and LiabilityAfter shooting, playback and check whether the image

    properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is fau

    images cannot be recorded or downloaded to the persoCanon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenien

    CopyrightsCopyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of y

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    Before starting, check that all the following items ha

    with your camera. If anything is missing, contact you

    Item Check List

    Battery Pack LP-E5

    (with protective cover)

    Interface Cable

    IFC-200U

    EOS DIGITAL

    Solution Disk

    Software Instruction

    Manual

    (1) Instruction Manual (this(2) Pocket Guide

    Quick start guide to shooting

    Camera(with eyecup and

    body cap)

    Wide Strap

    EW-100DB III

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    Icons in this Manual

    : Indicates the Main Dial.

    : Indicate the cross keys.

    : Indicates the setting button.

    0,9,8 : Indicates that the respective function r

    for 4 sec., 6 sec., or 16 sec. respective

    go of the button.

    * In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the cameraand settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camLCD monitor.

    3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by p button and changing the setting.

    M : When shown on the upper right of the page, it in

    function is available only in the Creative Zone m

    (p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

    : Tip or advice for better shooting.

    : Problem-solving advice.

    : Warning to prevent shooting problems.

    : Supplemental information.

    Basic Assumptions

    All operations explained in this manual assume that t

    Conventions Used in this Manual

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    For first-time users, chapters 1 and 2 explain the

    operations and shooting procedures.

    Chapters

    Introduction

    Camera basics.

    Getting Started

    Basic Shooting and Image Playback

    Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

    Advanced Shooting Techniques

    Basic shooting features for specific types of sub

    More Advanced TechniquesAdvanced shooting techniques.

    Live View Shooting

    Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.

    Handy Features

    Convenient menu-based functions.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

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    1

    2

    IntroductionItem Check List.....................................................................

    Conventions Used in this Manual .........................................

    Chapters................................................................................

    Contents at a Glance............................................................

    Handling Precautions ...........................................................Quick Start Guide .................................................................

    Nomenclature ........................................................................

    Getting Started

    Recharging the Battery..........................................................

    Installing and Removing the Battery......................................

    Turning on the Power ...........................................................

    Setting the Date and Time.....................................................

    Selecting the Interface Language..........................................

    Installing and Removing the Card ........................................

    Mounting and Detaching a Lens............................................

    About the Lens Image Stabilizer............................................

    Basic Operation....................................................................

    Menu Operations and Settings..............................................

    Formatting the Card...............................................................

    Switching the LCD Monitor Screen........................................

    Basic Shooting and Image Playback

    Fully Automatic Shooting.......................................................

    Contents

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    3

    4

    Advanced Shooting Techniques

    Program AE....................................................................

    Changing the ISO Speed ................................................

    Using the Built-in Flash ...................................................

    Changing the AF Mode ...................................................

    Selecting the AF Point....................................................

    Continuous Shooting......................................................

    Setting the Image-recording Quality...............................

    Selecting a Picture Style .................................................

    More Advanced TechniquesAction Shots ....................................................................

    Changing the Depth of Field ...........................................

    Manual Exposure ............................................................

    Automatic Depth-of-Field AE...........................................

    Changing the Metering Mode.........................................Setting Exposure Compensation....................................

    Auto Exposure Bracketing..............................................

    Customizing the Picture Style ........................................

    Registering the Picture Style..........................................

    Setting the Color Space ..................................................

    AE Lock...........................................................................

    FE Lock ..........................................................................

    Setting the White Balance..............................................

    White Balance Correction

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    Contents

    6

    7

    Handy Features

    Handy Features....................................................................

    Silencing the Beeper .........................................................

    Card Reminder..................................................................

    Setting the Image Review Time ........................................

    Setting the Auto Power-off Time.........................................

    Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness...................................

    File Numbering Methods ....................................................

    Auto Image Rotation...........................................................

    Checking Camera Function Settings.................................

    Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings....................Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automaticall

    Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color..................

    Flash Control ........................................................................

    Automatic Sensor Cleaning...................................................

    Appending Dust Delete Data.................................................Manual Sensor Cleaning ......................................................

    Image Playback

    Searching for Images Quickly...............................................

    Magnified View.....................................................................

    Rotating the Image................................................................

    Auto Playback .......................................................................

    Viewing the Images on TV.....................................................

    Protecting Images

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    9

    10

    Customizing the Camera

    Setting Custom Functions ...............................................

    Custom Function Settings ...............................................

    Registering My Menu ......................................................

    ReferenceWhen Autofocus Fails .....................................................

    Using a Household Power Outlet ....................................

    Remote Control Shooting...............................................

    External Speedlites .........................................................

    Menu Settings .................................................................Function Availability Table ..............................................

    Troubleshooting Guide...................................................

    Error Codes....................................................................

    System Map ....................................................................

    Specifications ..................................................................Index ...............................................................................

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    Contents at a Glance

    Shooting

    Shoot automatically p.43 - 52(Bas

    Shoot continuously p.47, 50, 63(iC

    Take a picture of myself in a group p.53(jSelf-tim

    Freeze the action

    Take a blurred action shot

    p.70(sShutt

    Blur the background

    Keep the background in sharp focus p.72(fApert

    Adjust the image brightness (exposure)

    p.78(Exposure

    Shoot under low light p.44, 58(Flash

    Shoot without flash p.52(7Flash

    Photograph fireworks at night

    p.75(Bulb expo

    Shoot while viewing the LCD monitorp.96(Live View

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    Focusing

    Change the point of focus p.61(S

    Shoot a moving subject p.50, 6

    Playback

    View the images with the camera

    p.54(x

    Search for pictures quickly p.124(

    Prevent important images

    from accidental deletion

    p.129(

    Delete unnecessary images p.130(

    View the images on a TV set p.128(

    Set the LCD brightness

    p.109(

    Printing

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    Camera Care

    This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or sushock.

    The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underw

    accidentally drop the camera into water, promptly consult y

    Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a

    camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe with a well-wru

    Never leave the camera near anything having a strong maas a magnet or electric motor. Also avoid using or leaving

    anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large anten

    magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy

    Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car

    High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction.

    The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never adisassemble the camera yourself.

    Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens, viewfinder, re

    focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic

    the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt, take the camer

    Canon Service Center.

    Do not touch the cameras electrical contacts with your fingprevent the contacts from corroding. Corroded contacts ca

    misoperation.

    If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a w

    condensation may form on the camera and internal parts.

    condensation, first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag a

    the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag.

    If condensation forms on the camera, do not use the camer

    damaging the camera. If there is condensation, remove the

    battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation h

    before using the camera.

    Handling Precautions

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    LCD MonitorAlthough the LCD monitor is manufactured with very h

    technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there mig

    pixels among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels. Dead

    only black or red, etc., are not a malfunction. They do n

    recorded.

    If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period, scre

    where you see remnants of what was displayed. Howetemporarily and will disappear when the camera is left

    days.

    Cards

    Cards are precision devices. Do not drop the card or s

    Doing so could damage the images recorded on them.

    Do not store or use the card near anything having a str

    such as a TV set, speakers, or magnet. Also avoid plac

    static electricity. Otherwise, the images recorded on th

    Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat s

    warp the cards and make them unusable.

    Do not spill any liquid onto the card.

    Always store your cards in a case to protect the data s

    Do not bend the card or subject it to any excessive forc

    Do not store the card in hot, dusty, or humid locations.

    Lens Electrical ContactsAfter detaching the lens from the camera, attach the lens

    caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoidscratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.

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    Quick Start Guide

    1Insert the battery.

    (

    To recharge the battery

    2Attach the lens.(p.

    When attaching an EF

    with the white index on

    For other lenses, align

    index.

    3Set the lens focus

    to .(p.33)

    4

    Open the slo

    insert a card.With the cards l

    insert it into the

    For EF-S lens For EF lens

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    6Set the Mode Di

    Auto).(p.44)

    All the necessary c

    be set automatically

    7Focus the subje

    Look through the vi

    the viewfinder cente

    Press the shutter b

    the camera will focu

    8

    Take the picture

    Press the shutter btake the picture.

    9Review the pictu

    The captured image

    for about 2 sec. on

    T di l th i

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    The names in bold indicate the parts explained up until

    Shooting and Image Playback section.

    Nomenclature

    Mode Dial (p.20)

    Power switch(p.27)

    ISO speedset button (p.57)

    Main Dial(p.4)

    Shutter button(p.37)

    Red-eyereduction/Self-timer lamp(p.59/53)

    Remote controlsensor(p.94,164)

    Grip

    Mirror (p.94,121)

    Contacts (p.13)

    Lens mountLens lock p

    Hot shoe (

    Flash-sync co

    EF-S Lens mount

    EF Lens mount index

    Built-in flash/AF-assist (p.58/116)

    EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens

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    Eyecup (p.165)

    Viewfinder eyepiece

    Display-off sensor (p.115)

    Shootingsettings display/Trimming orientationbutton (p.42,113/141)

    Menubutton(p.38)

    Print/Share button/

    White balanceselection button(p.139,148/90)

    LCD monitor(p.38,109)

    Tripod socket

    Playback button(p.54)

    Dioptric adj

    Apcompensa


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