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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon® EOS® 70D by David D. Busch

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Chapter 2Canon EOS 70D Roadmap

You should find this roadmap of the functions of the 70D’s controls more useful than the tiny black-and-white drawings in the manual packed with the camera, which has dozens of cross-references that send you on an information scavenger hunt through dozens of pages. Everything you need to know about the controls themselves is here. You’ll find descriptions of menus and settings in Chapters 3 and 4.

Canon EOS 70D: Front View

Figure 2.1 shows a front view of the Canon 70D from a 45-degree angle, and from the front with lens detached. The main components you need to know about are as follows. Start with the angle view first:

Shutter release. Angled on top of the hand grip is the shutter release button. Press this button ...

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