The EOS 50D, quickly followed by the EOS 5D Mark II, are the first mid-price/mid-range Canon digital SLRs to offer this feature, although it’s been available in Canon’s flagship EOS-1D pro series for some time. With this feature, a user can create additional folders on the memory card to store and organize their images while shooting.
This feature makes it easy to separate your images as you shoot them. For example, a wedding photographer can easily place all his or her photos taken before the wedding in one folder; all the shots taken at the ceremony can be in a separate folder; group photos can be in their own folder; and candids at the reception could be separated into yet another folder. This way, when copying files to the computer, it’s simple to keep images organized.
The camera always automatically creates one numbered folder on the memory card to record images into. Now, with this added feature EOS photographers can freely create additional folders on the memory card. Each folder is sequentially numbered by the camera (100CANON, 101CANON, etc). Please note that it is not possible to re-name these folders in-camera.
Simplify Navigation During Playback or Transfer
However, one very cool new feature is if you go to the Select Folder menu setting and highlight any folder (such as 100CANON), you can see the number of images in the folder at present, and you also see thumbnails of the first and last images currently in the folder. Thus, it’s easy to identify the contents of a folder, right in-camera.
Quick and Easy to Do
To create a new folder or examine the contents of any folder, activate the menu and go to the first set-up menu (yellow-colored tab) and scroll to SELECT FOLDER. Press the SET button to enter this menu setting. Scroll down to CREATE FOLDER using the Quick Control Dial, and press SET again. The camera will ask you if you want to create a new folder; use the Quick Control Dial to highlight OK, and press SET again. You’ve just created a new folder.