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    ENGLISHThe Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide are

    provided at end of this manual.

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    The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full High-Definition) movie shooting.The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

    Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the CameraWith a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera.To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

    Testing the Camera Before Use and LiabilityAfter shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

    CopyrightsCopyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

    Introduction

    This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just card.* The camera does not come with a card for recording images.

    Please purchase it separately.

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    Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

    * Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.)

    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.

    Item Check List

    Battery PackLP-E8

    (with protective cover)

    Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

    Interface cable Stereo AV CableAVC-DC400ST

    EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk

    (Software)

    EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction

    Manuals Disk

    Camera Instruction Manual

    (this booklet)

    Wide StrapEW-100DB III

    Camera(with eyecup and body cap)

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    Icons in this Manual : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains

    active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 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.

    M : 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 AssumptionsAll operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to (p.27).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-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

    Conventions Used in this Manual

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

    Chapters

    IntroductionCamera basics.

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    Getting Started 23

    Basic Shooting and Image PlaybackFully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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    Creative ShootingBasic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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    Advanced ShootingAdvanced shooting features.

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    Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107

    Shooting Movies 123

    Handy FeaturesConvenient menu-based functions.

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    Image Playback 155

    Printing Images 175

    Customizing the Camera 189

    Reference 201

    End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243

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    Introduction 2Item Check List.................................................................................................. 3Conventions Used in this Manual ...................................................................... 4Chapters............................................................................................................ 5Contents at a Glance....................................................................................... 10Handling Precautions ...................................................................................... 12Quick Start Guide ............................................................................................ 14Nomenclature .................................................................................................. 16

    Getting Started 23Charging the Battery ....................................................................................... 24Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................ 26Turning on the Power ...................................................................................... 27Setting the Date and Time............................................................................... 29Selecting the Interface Language.................................................................... 30Installing and Removing the SD Card ............................................................. 31Attaching and Detaching a Lens ..................................................................... 33About the Lens Image Stabilizer...................................................................... 35Basic Operation............................................................................................... 36Q Using the Quick Control Screen ................................................................ 383 Menu Operations .................................................................................. 40Formatting the Card......................................................................................... 42Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................................................. 44

    Basic Shooting and Image Playback 451 Fully Automatic Shooting........................................................................... 461 Full Auto Techniques................................................................................. 487 Disabling Flash.......................................................................................... 492 Shooting Portraits....................................................................................... 503 Shooting Landscapes................................................................................ 514 Shooting Close-ups .................................................................................... 525 Shooting Moving Subjects......................................................................... 536 Shooting Portraits at Night ......................................................................... 54C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................. 55x Image Playback......................................................................................... 58

    Contents

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    3 Creative Shooting 59d: Program AE................................................................................................60Z: Changing the ISO Speed .........................................................................62D Using the Built-in Flash ................................................................................64E: Changing the AF Mode .............................................................................66S Selecting the AF Point ...............................................................................68

    MF: Manual Focusing ...................................................................................69i Continuous Shooting ..................................................................................70j Using the Self-timer ....................................................................................71Setting the Image-recording Quality.................................................................72A Selecting a Picture Style ..........................................................................75

    Advanced Shooting 77s: Action Shots .............................................................................................78f: Changing the Depth of Field ....................................................................80

    Depth of Field Preview..................................................................................82a: Manual Exposure.......................................................................................838: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE................................................................85q Changing the Metering Mode.....................................................................86Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...