Canon QuickGuides: New Guides Now Available

July 07, 2015


Canon QuickGuides are a free downloadable resource for EOS cameras and accessories. These PDF cheat sheets are helpful tools to carry around in your camera bag for quick reference or to read from your mobile device for step-by-step guidance on specific product features and techniques.

NEW GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE: "Mobile Guide to EOS Speedlite Custom and Personal Functions"


Scroll through the Additional Resources links below to download our other QuickGuides.

Additional Resources

  • QuickGuide to the GPS Receiver GP-E2:
    Learn how to set up and use all the features of the GP-E2, which cameras it is compatible with, how to control the settings in GPS Deveice Settings Menu on certain EOS cameras.

  • QuickGuide to AI Servo Mode Autofocus Tracking:
    This guide will review options to customize the AF system for effectively tracking all varieties of moving subjects in AI Servo AF Mode.

  • QuickGuide to EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III AF Point Management:
    This guide will review your control options for the 61-point auto-focus system in the Canon EOS-1D X and 5D Mark III.

  • QuickGuide to HDR Creative Effects for Canon EOS 5D Mark III:
    This QuickGuide will explain how to access the EOS 5D Mark III’s HDR effects, what types of effects are available, and your exposure control options.

  • QuickGuide to EOS Multi-exposure Mode:
    This QuickGuide will explain how to use the creative Multi-exposure mode found in the EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, and EOS 6D cameras.

  • QuickGuide to the Speedlite 600EX-RT Radio Wireless Flash Setup:
    This guide will review the steps to setup the Speedlite 600EX-RT's Radio Wireless features with multiple Speedlites.

  • QuickGuide to Speedlite 600EX-RT Optical Wireless Flash Setup:
    This guide will review the steps to setup the Speedlite 600EX-RT's Optical Wireless features with multiple Speedlites.

  • QuickGuide to Speedlite 600EX-RT Custom and Personal Settings:
    This guide will review the Speedlite 600EX-RT's custom functions, settings, and preferences for user customization.

  • QuickGuide to Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT Setup:
    Learn how to use the ST-E3-RT transmitter in radio-based wireless flash settings with this guide.

  • QuickGuide to the Speedlite 320EX:
    The purpose of this QuickGuide is to provide a concise review of how to operate the features and functions of the Canon 320EX Speedlite.

  • QuickGuide to the Speedlite 270EX II:
    The purpose of this QuickGuide is to provide a concise review of how to operate the features and functions of the Canon 270EX II Speedlite.

  • QuickGuide to EOS Picture Styles:
    Learn Canon Picture Style settings and customization, fine-tuning, in-camera adjustment, and applying Picture Styles in Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software.

  • QuickGuide to EOS Integrated Speedlite Transmitter Operation:
    This QuickGuide will explain how to use the Integrated Speedlite Transmitter feature incorporated in Canon EOS 7D, 60D, and Rebel T3i (660D) cameras.

  • QuickGuide to Remote Operation With EOS Utility Software:
    Learn how to use Canon's EOS Utility software to manage and control an EOS camera connected to computer, either via USB or with a Canon Wireless File Transmitter.

  • QuickGuide to EOS Custom Functions:
    Learn how to customize your EOS camera for individual shooting preferences, unique photography styles, or to maximize camera performance for any situation. This Guide covers several of the most common Custom Functions across the EOS line, including how to access, save, and use each setting.

  • QuickGuide to EOS Live View Features:
    This QuickGuide will review all of the features available for Canon EOS cameras when used in their Live View mode. Learn how to enable Live View, the various options in still and movie modes, as well as use of Live View for Silent Mode Shooting

  • QuickGuide to Quick Control Screen Operation:
    The purpose of this QuickGuide is to familiarize you with the features available in Canon’s Quick Control screen interface and the benefits of using it.

  • QuickGuide to Canon EF Lens Features:
    Familiarize yourself with the variety of features available on EF lenses, and how to effectively use them on EOS cameras. You may find it useful to have your EF lens(es) nearby as you review this information, to confirm what features they have and how they function.

  • QuickGuide to Accurate EOS Autofocus:
    This guide will provide tips on how to ensure accurate and consistent focus with your EOS system. Master concepts and practices such as Diopter Adjustment, AF Point Sensitivity, Micro-Focus Adjustment, and more that will help you better understand your camera's AF system.

  • QuickGuide to EOS-1D/Ds AF Point Management:
    The flagship EOS-1D/Ds series offers the broadest and most sophisticated autofocus capabilities of the EOS line. This QuickGuide provides a detailed look at the most popular and useful functions related to AF point management, how they work, and the photographic problems they’re designed to solve.

  • QuickGuide to EOS 7D Autofocus Modes:
    The EOS 7D has an advanced 19-point, all cross-type AF system, and this guide helps you make the most of it! Learn about autofocus features such as AF Shooting Mode options, selecting and expanding AF Points, and how to use Zone AF.

  • QuickGuide to EOS DSLR Video Recording:
    Canon offers several SLR camera capable of shooting HD Video footage, including the EOS-1D Mark IV, the EOS 5D Mark II, and the EOS 7D. Learn the differences between these cameras, and how to select, set up, and start shooting video on all of them.

  • QuickGuide to EOS Focusing Screens:
    This guide will help you understand the benefits of using accessory focus screens. Learn the basic screen types and series, camera compatibility, proper insertion and removal of focus screens, as well as care and handling.

  • QuickGuide to Canon Speedlite 580EX II Modes and Functions:
    Learn how to make the most of our top of the line Speedlite external flash, including a menu overview, using E-TTL Automatic Mode, wireless shooting options, and manual controls.

  • QuickGuide to Canon Speedlite 430EX II Modes and Functions:
    This QuickGuide provides a handy overview of the Canon Speedlite 430EX II’s main features and operating modes. As an aid to organization and understanding, we have listed the features available in each operating mode and how to access them.

  • QuickGuide to Macro Speedlites:
    This QuickGuide reviews how to use either of Canon’s two Macro Speedlites: the MR-14EX and MT-24EX. Learn the differences between them, how they operate in both E-TTL and Manual mode, and other unique features of these flashes.

  • QuickGuide to DPP Workflow and Keyboard Commands:
    Canon's FREE Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software comes packaged with every EOS camera. Learn workflow techniques such as importing, viewing/browsing/selecting, sorting, editing, and batch processing (both Mac and PC keyboard commands included).

  • QuickGuide to Canon TC-80N3 Timer/Remote Controller:
    This programmable, electronic remote offers a variety of options and tools to make photography easier and allow you to create unique effects. Learn all the operations of the TC-80N3 including connection/disconnection, setting up the Self- and Interval-Timer Modes, shooting long exposures, and various TImer Mode Combinations.

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