Canon EOS 77D For Dummies

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Get pro results from your 77D!
The Canon EOS 77D puts features from higher-end cameras into a model designed for amateur photographers--and that's good news for you! Even better, Canon EOS 77D For Dummies makes it easier than ever to start producing pro-level photos. You'll start by getting a grasp on the mysterious terms that photographers throw around and then learn how your camera puts you in control of your image's exposure, color, and focus tools. Plus, you can follow some basic photography recipes to create portraits, nature shots, and action photos worth bragging about.
If you're just getting your hands on your first DSLR camera, you're in for a photographer's delight! With the help of this friendly guide, you'll walk through all the steps of shooting in automatic, scene, or manual mode. Plus, the book is packed with full-color photos designed to explain and illustrate how the 77D can control the focus and color in an image--ensuring you'll get the perfect shot every time.
* Find simple steps for shooting better photos
* Learn the tricks the pros use to control exposure settings
* Discover how to capture better light and color
* Get tips for working with more advanced features
Everything you need to take picture-perfect photos with your Canon EOS 77D is inside!
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978-1-119-42013-2 (9781119420132)
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Julie Adair King is a veteran photography author and educator. Her books include several editions of Digital Photography For Dummies and Canon camera guides. Robert Correll is a guru in all things digital and author of Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies.
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • About This Book
  • Foolish Assumptions
  • Icons Used in This Book
  • Beyond the Book
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Part 1 Fast Track to Super Snaps
  • Chapter 1 Getting Up and Running
  • Preparing the Camera for Initial Use
  • Exploring External Camera Features
  • Topside controls
  • Back-of-the-body controls
  • And the rest . . .
  • Changing from Standard to Guided Display Mode
  • Ordering from Camera Menus
  • Mastering menu basics
  • Navigating Custom Functions
  • Customizing the Touch Screen
  • Viewing Shooting Settings
  • Displaying the Quick Control screen
  • Decoding viewfinder data
  • Reading the LCD panel
  • Switching to Live View Mode
  • Customizing the Live View display
  • Staying safe with Live View
  • Using Quick Control Mode
  • Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens
  • Focusing
  • Zooming
  • Enabling Image Stabilization
  • Removing a lens
  • Decoding Canon lens terminology
  • Working with Memory Cards
  • Buying SD cards
  • Formatting a card
  • Removing a card
  • Handling cards
  • Locking cards
  • Using Eye-Fi memory cards
  • Reviewing Basic Setup Options
  • Setup Menu 1
  • Setup Menu 2
  • Setup Menu 3
  • Setup Menu 4
  • Setup Menu 5
  • Chapter 2 Choosing Basic Picture Settings
  • Choosing an Exposure Mode
  • Basic Zone exposure modes
  • Creative Zone modes (P, Tv, Av, and M)
  • Changing the Drive Mode
  • Understanding the Image Quality Setting
  • Adjusting the Image Quality setting
  • Considering resolution: L, M, S1, or S2?
  • Understanding file type (JPEG or Raw)
  • Setting the Photo Aspect Ratio
  • Adding Flash
  • Using flash in Basic Zone modes
  • Using flash in P, Tv, Av, and M modes
  • Chapter 3 Taking Great Pictures, Automatically
  • Using Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Viewfinder shooting
  • Live View photography
  • Shooting in Flash Off Mode
  • Taking Advantage of Scene Modes
  • Looking at the primary scene modes
  • Accessing specialty scene modes
  • Adjusting a few settings
  • Gaining More Control with Creative Auto
  • Part 2 Taking Creative Control
  • Chapter 4 Taking Charge of Exposure
  • Introducing the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
  • Aperture affects depth of field
  • Shutter speed affects motion blur
  • ISO affects image noise
  • Doing the exposure balancing act
  • Stepping Up to Advance Exposure Modes (P, Tv, Av, and M)
  • Monitoring Exposure Settings
  • Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode
  • Setting ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed
  • Controlling ISO
  • Adjusting aperture and shutter speed
  • Sorting Through Your Camera's Exposure-Correction Tools
  • Overriding autoexposure results with Exposure Compensation
  • Improving high-contrast shots with Highlight Tone Priority
  • Experimenting with Auto Lighting Optimizer
  • Looking at a few other exposure solutions
  • Locking Autoexposure Settings
  • Bracketing Exposures Automatically
  • Chapter 5 Controlling Focus and Depth of Field
  • Setting the Lens to Automatic or Manual Focusing Mode
  • Exploring Viewfinder Focusing Options
  • Adjusting autofocus performance
  • Considering a few other autofocus settings
  • Focusing in Live View and Movie Modes
  • AF Method: Setting the focusing area
  • AF Operation: One-Shot or Servo?
  • Manual focusing in Live View and Movie modes
  • Zooming in for a focus check
  • Manipulating Depth of Field
  • Chapter 6 Mastering Color Controls
  • Understanding White Balance
  • Changing the White Balance setting
  • Creating a custom White Balance setting
  • Fine-tuning color with White Balance Shift
  • Bracketing White Balance
  • Taking a Quick Look at Picture Styles
  • Changing the Color Space
  • Chapter 7 Putting It All Together
  • Recapping Basic Picture Settings
  • Shooting Still Portraits
  • Capturing Action
  • Capturing Scenic Vistas
  • Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups
  • Chapter 8 Shooting and Viewing Movies
  • Recording Movies Using Default Settings
  • Choosing between NTSC and PAL
  • Customizing Recording Settings
  • Choosing a Movie Recording Size setting
  • Setting audio options
  • Using Movie Digital Zoom
  • Reviewing Other Movie Options
  • Autofocusing options
  • Movie Digital IS
  • Playing with exposure and color
  • Checking out a few final features
  • Playing Movies
  • Part 3 After the Shot
  • Chapter 9 Picture Playback
  • Adjusting Automatic Image Review
  • Viewing Pictures in Playback Mode
  • Viewing thumbnails (Index mode)
  • Jumping through images
  • Rotating pictures
  • Zooming in for a closer view
  • Showing focus points during playback
  • Viewing Picture Data
  • Basic Information display mode
  • Shooting Information display mode
  • Understanding histograms
  • Taking Advantage of Image Search
  • Viewing Photos and Movies on a TV
  • Chapter 10 Working with Picture and Movie Files
  • Deleting Files
  • Protecting Photos and Movies
  • Rating Photos and Movies
  • Cropping Photos
  • Installing the Canon Software
  • Sending Pictures to the Computer
  • Downloading via Wi-Fi or USB
  • Downloading from a card reader
  • Converting Raw Images in Digital Photo Professional 4
  • Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing
  • Part 4 The Part of Tens
  • Chapter 11 Ten More Customization Options
  • Changing the Furniture Around
  • Silencing the Camera
  • Disabling the AF-Assist Beam
  • Preventing Shutter Release without a Memory Card
  • Reducing the Number of Exposure Stops
  • Creating a Custom Menu
  • Adding Custom Folders
  • Turning Off the Shooting Settings Screen
  • Embedding Copyright Notices
  • Adding Cleaning Instructions to Images
  • Chapter 12 Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
  • Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie
  • Enabling Mirror Lockup
  • Exploring DPOF Printing
  • Adding Special Effects to Photos
  • Adding Effects During Shooting
  • Tagging Pictures for a Photo Book
  • Creating Video Snapshots
  • Trimming Movies
  • Presenting a Slide Show
  • Exploring Interval Timer Shooting
  • Appendix Exploring Wireless Connections
  • Preparing the Camera
  • Connecting to a Computer
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting
  • Reviewing EOS Utility functions
  • Connecting to a Smartphone or Tablet
  • Decoding the Wireless Symbols
  • Index
  • EULA

Chapter 1

Getting Up and Running


Preparing the camera for its first outing

Getting acquainted with camera features

Viewing and adjusting camera settings

Setting a few basic preferences

If you're like many people, shooting for the first time with a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera produces a blend of excitement and anxiety. On the one hand, you can't wait to start using your new equipment, but on the other, you're a little intimidated by all its buttons, dials, and menu options.

Well, fear not: This chapter provides the information you need to start getting comfortable with your Canon EOS 77D. The first section walks you through initial camera setup. Following that, you get an overview of camera controls, discover how to view and adjust camera settings, work with lenses and memory cards, and get advice on some basic setup options.

Preparing the Camera for Initial Use

After unpacking your camera, you have to assemble a few parts. In addition to the camera body and the supplied battery (charge it before the first use), you need a lens and a memory card. Later sections in this chapter provide details about lenses and memory cards, but here's the short story:

  • Lens: Your camera accepts Canon EF and EF-S lenses; the 18-55mm or 18-135mm kit lenses sold as a bundle with the camera body falls into the EF-S category. If you want to buy a non-Canon lens, check the lens manufacturer's website to find out which lenses work with your camera.
  • SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory card: The SD stands for Secure Digital; the HC and XC stand for High Capacity and eXtended Capacity. The different labels reflect how many gigabytes (GB) of data the card holds. SD cards hold less than 4GB; SDHC, 4GB to 32GB; and SDXC, more than 32GB.

With camera, lens, battery, and card within reach, take these steps:

  1. Turn the camera off.
  2. Attach a lens.

    First, remove the caps that cover the front of the camera and the back of the lens. Then locate the proper mounting index, which is a mark on the camera's lens mount that indicates how to align the lens with the camera body. Your camera has two of these markers, one red and one white, as shown in Figure 1-1. Which marker you use depends on the lens type:

    • Canon EF-S lens: The white square is the mounting index.
    • Canon EF lens: The red dot is the mounting index.

    Your lens also has a mounting index; align that mark with the matching one on the camera body, as shown in Figure 1-1. Place the lens on the camera mount and rotate the lens toward the side of the camera that sports the white EOS logo (or, to put it another way, away from the shutter-button side of the camera). You should feel a solid click as the lens locks into place.

  3. Insert the battery.

    The battery compartment is on the bottom of the camera. When inserting the battery, hold it with the contacts down and the Canon imprint facing out (toward the side of the camera with the memory card cover). Gently push the battery in until the gray lock clicks into place.

  4. Insert a memory card.

    Open the memory card door and orient the card so that the notched corner is on top and the label faces the back of the camera, as shown in Figure 1-2. Push the card gently into the slot and close the card door.

    The memory-card access light (refer to Figure 1-2) blinks for few seconds to let you know that the camera recognizes the card. (The light appears even when the camera is turned off.)

  5. Rotate the monitor to the desired viewing position.

    When you first take the camera out of its box, the monitor is positioned with the screen facing inward, protecting it from scratches and smudges. Gently lift the right side of the monitor up and away from the camera back. You can then rotate the monitor to move it into the traditional position on the camera back, as shown on the left in Figure 1-3, or swing the monitor out to get a different viewing angle, as shown on the right.

  6. Move the On/Off switch to the On position.

    Okay, that's an odd way to say "Turn on the camera," right? Agreed, but there's good reason for it: This particular On/Off switch, shown in Figure 1-4, has three positions. When you rotate the switch to On, the camera comes to life and is ready to take still photos. When you move the switch one step further, to the movie camera symbol, the camera turns on and then sets itself to Movie mode. You can't take a still photograph in Movie mode; it's only good for recording video.

    It's easy to accidentally move the On/Off switch all the way to the Movie mode setting when you really want to take regular photos, so pay attention when turning the camera on until you get used to this arrangement. (One clue that you've rotated the switch too far is that the camera automatically engages Live View, which disables the viewfinder and presents a live preview of your subject on the camera monitor.)

  7. Set the language, time zone, and date.

    When you power up the camera for the first time, the monitor displays a screen asking you to set the date, time, and time zone. The easiest way to adjust these settings is to use the touch screen, which is enabled by default. Just tap an option to select it and then tap the up/down arrows at the bottom of the screen to set the value for that option. Finally, tap OK to exit the screen.

    You also can adjust settings by using the Set button and the four Quick Control keys surrounding it (these controls live just to the right of the monitor). Press the left/right keys to highlight a setting, press Set to activate the option, press the up/down keys to change the value, and press Set again to finalize the change.

    The date/time information is included as metadata (hidden data) in the picture file. You can view metadata in some playback display modes (see Chapter 9) and in certain photo programs, including Canon Digital Photo Professional (see Chapter 10).

  8. Adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight.

    This step is critical; if you don't set the viewfinder to your eyesight, subjects that appear out of focus in the viewfinder might actually be in focus, and vice versa. If you wear glasses while shooting, adjust the viewfinder with your glasses on.

    You control viewfinder focus through the dial labeled in Figure 1-5. (In official lingo, it's called the diopter adjustment dial.) After taking off the lens cap, follow these steps:

    1. Look through the viewfinder, press the shutter button halfway, and then release it.

      In dim lighting, the built-in flash may pop up; ignore it for now and concentrate on the lines that appear in the center of the frame and the row of data displayed at the bottom of the frame.

    2. Rotate the adjustment dial until the viewfinder markings and data appear sharpest.

      Ignore the scene you see through the lens; that won't change because you're not actually focusing the camera. If the markings turn off before you finish making your adjustments, give the shutter button another quick half-press and release to redisplay them.

      Can't get the display sharp enough? You may need an adapter that enables further adjustment of the viewfinder. Look for an E-series dioptric adjustment lens adapter.

    3. If necessary, close the flash unit.
  9. Select an exposure mode by pressing and holding the lock-release button and rotating the Mode dial (refer to Figure 1-4).

    The exposure mode determines how much control you have over various camera settings, as well as whether any special effects are applied. Chapter 2 explains the various exposure modes. For easiest operation, set the dial to Scene Intelligent Auto, as shown Figure 1-4. Be aware, though, that some camera features are available only in the four advanced shooting modes: P, Tv, Av, and M. The lock-release button is a handy feature that keeps you from accidentally turning the Mode dial when you aren't intending to.

FIGURE 1-1: Align the mounting index on the lens with the one on the camera body.

FIGURE 1-2: Insert the memory card with the label facing the back of the camera.

FIGURE 1-3: Here are just two possible monitor positions.

FIGURE 1-4: Rotate the switch to On to shoot photographs; move the switch one step further to set the camera to Movie mode.

FIGURE 1-5: Use this dial to adjust the viewfinder focus to your eyesight.

That's all there is to it - the camera is now ready to go. The rest of this chapter familiarizes you with other major camera features and explains such basics as how to navigate menus, use the touch screen, and view and adjust camera settings.

One more thing before you go: The official name for Canon's fully automatic exposure mode is Scene Intelligent Auto because, in this mode, the camera's brain analyzes the light and color information it picks up through the lens, consults an internal database to help it determine what type of scene you're...

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