Quick Start

Now it’s time to fire up your EOS SL2 and take some photos. The easy part is turning on the power—that On/Off switch on the right shoulder, labeled with On, Off, and a movie camera icon. Avoid rotating the switch past the On setting to Movie—unless you intend to shoot movies! Simply turn on the camera, and, if you mounted a lens and inserted a fresh battery and memory card—as I prompted you in the last chapter—you’re ready to begin. You could just rotate the Mode Dial (located to the left of the On/Off switch) to the P (Program mode) or green A+ (Scene Intelligent Auto mode) labels and begin taking pictures immediately.

However, you’ll enjoy your introduction to the camera more if you first learn from this chapter some basic functions, ...

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