Canon EOS50DBODY Camcorder user manual

* Battery Charger CG-580 or CB-5L is provided. (The CB-5L comes with a power

If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included.

Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included.

Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

Conventions Used in this Manual

Icons in this Manual

: Indicates the Main Dial.

: Indicates the Quick Control Dial.

: Indicates the Multi-controller.

: Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for

4 sec., 6 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.

* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the cameras buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the

LCD monitor.

3: Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the

button and changing the setting.

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20).

(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 the power switch is already set to <1> or (p.27).

<5> operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch is already set to .

It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default.

For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens.

For first-time users, chapters 1 and 2 explain the cameras basic operations and shooting procedures.


Camera basics.

Getting Started

Basic Shooting

Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

Image Settings

Setting the AF and Drive Modes

Advanced Operations

Shooting features for specific types of subjects.

Live View Shooting

Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.

Image Playback

Sensor Cleaning

Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer

Customizing the Camera


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