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Canon® EOS 60D: Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Introduction

Welcome to the Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide. This guide is designed to help you get the best pictures and the most fun from your new 60D. If you’re new to digital photography, the 60D provides a doorway into the exciting world of digital photography. The camera is small, lightweight, and deceptively simple. But if you’ve browsed through the camera menus and screens, you know that there is a lot of power hiding behind the few straightforward buttons on the exterior. And you may be thinking how nice it would be if you knew how to use all the bells and whistles.

That’s one of the objectives of this book — to guide you through the bells and whistles of the 60D. But getting the most from the 60D takes more than knowing what every button or option does. It’s important to know when to use them in your everyday shooting. That’s the second objective of this book — to help you know when to use the 60D’s features and options in everyday shooting. And, of course, as I talk about using the 60D, it’s inevitable that I also discuss photography in general — that’s just part of learning the camera.

You don’t have to be a technical wizard to use the 60D; that’s one of its advantages. But it is good to know that the 60D sports some of the newest technologies in Canon’s stable — technologies that help deliver excellent image quality. For example, the image sensor offers 18 megapixels that produce images that make beautiful prints at 11 × 17 inches and larger. The color out of ...

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