Canon custom functions are a great way to fine tune your images in-camera. Here are some of the more useful Canon custom functions for everyday photography. These are commonly available across the range of EOS cameras, although not all may be available on your specific model.
With Canon’s new flagship EOS-1D X pro DSLR now on sale, we thought we’d give one a proper going over and find out what you get if you splash out over £5K* for one of these big, beautiful beasts of a digital camera. In no particular order, here are 15 reasons for re-mortgaging your house and investing in a new Canon EOS-1D X pro DSLR (as well as five reasons to think twice)…
So you think you know how to use your Canon 40D? Like many of us, you may have a DSLR or compact system camera but tend to use only a handful of your its features. Use these camera tips to learn how to get more from your Canon 40D so you can start using your DSLR to its full potential.
For those who have a Canon camera that offers My Menu or Exposure dial custom modes, your homework this month is to set them up in a way that they’re useful to you. If you don’t have these options, go through your menu options and Custom Functions. Here are five we think everyone should set…
Live View has many uses, such as making precise manual focusing possible or helping you to shoot unusual angles. Many EOS cameras feature Live View, but not all of them do. In the handy chart below we’ve identified which Canon EOS cameras offer a Live View feature.
Then, we’ve also provided a quick tutorial showing how to set up your EOS camera to use Live View. And, finally, at the end you’ll find a free cheat sheet illustrating how to take control of your Live View screen by explaining the different options on offer.
The optical viewfinder in your Canon DSLR offers a bright, crystal-clear image of the scene you’re photographing. Easy on the eye, it makes photo composition and focusing a breeze. The one thing it can’t do, however, is give you a totally accurate picture of the final image you’ll capture.
What you’re looking at through the viewfinder is the scene as it is in reality, not how the camera ‘sees’ it. As light enters the lens, it’s simply reflected by a mirror onto the viewfinder arrangement. The effects of exposure, ISO, white balance and other camera settings aren’t visible in this image, as these are only applied once the mirror flips out of the way to expose the camera’s imaging sensor to light when you take a picture.
It’s here: the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Our testing team has put the Canon 5D Mark III through rigorous challenges, both in the lab and out in the field. You can read all about these full scientific results over on our sister site, TechRadar. However, if you want some of the key points from the full test and the final verdict on the Canon 5D Mark III, here is what our head of testing had to say…
Are you a struggling HDSLR filmmaker? The first step towards shooting a compelling DSLR video is to set up your camera properly. To help you find your way through the puzzling onboard movie-making options, we’ve used a Canon DLSR to explain some of the typical settings you’ll be using when shooting HD video on your DSLR…
First stocks of the new Canon 5D Mark III are available for purchase in the UK.
High street camera chain Jessops is currently advertising its first stocks of the new Canon DSLR, which Canon announced just weeks ago.
Are you a Canon 7D user?
So you think you know how to use your Canon DSLR? Like many of us, you may have an EOS camera but tend to use only a handful of its features.
In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ Canon cameras, we want to help you better harness your camera’s creative potential.