Bottom & Front of Camera
Looking to the bottom of the camera, we have a standard tripod socket, so it's gonna work with all the monopods and tripods and accessories that you would wanna hook up. Serial number is something that you should record for your insurance purposes, and then we have our battery compartment, of course. Uses the LP-E17 battery, which it comes with, along with the LC-E17 charger which is supplied, nice little travel charger with it. The DC cord door that I talked about, very few people ever use this, but for scientific purposes, for studio purposes, if you need to power your camera constantly, you cannot have the battery die on it, you can buy these two accessories, which is gonna run you a couple hundred bucks, and you can plug the camera, essentially, into the wall outlet and have power 100% of the time. Onto the front of the camera, we have stereo microphones on either side of the lens mount, picking up stereo sound. Remember, if you want great sound and you're recording with this camer...
a, you probably wanna get an external mic. As good as these stereo mics are, they're gonna pick up any sound that is touching the body because it is connected to it. Our mirror for our single-lens reflex, we have our CPU contacts which will connect up with the contacts of the lens to relay apertures, focusing information. This is as close as we get to the sensor. This is a 24-megapixel sensor, APS-C in size, 1.6 crop in comparison to the full-frame sensor. There is a remote control sensor. We've talked about the RC- which uses infrared technology, which means it's good for about 10, 15 feet. Somewhat limited under bright light conditions. It's a good way of having zero connections with your camera but still being able to fire it remotely. There's a little lamp that turns on for the self timer and for red eye reduction, and this can be a little annoying to some people when you are using it, and so it is something that you can turn off by going into setup menu number four and turning that off so that you're a little bit more discreet with the operations on your camera. The red circle indicate the EF lens mount index, and the white square indicates the EF-S lenses, and I'm gonna talk more about that in just a moment. You have your lens release, and there's a lens locking pin that locks into the lens when you get it mounted properly. Now, something I do see with people who are brand new to SLR cameras and interchangeable lenses, and I kinda get a kick out of this because they're like, I just got this new camera, and I don't know what to do and I don't wanna break anything, and that's an obvious understanding because these are expensive tools, and when you take that lens off, things get a little scary, 'cause things start getting exposed. So I wanna do a little demo on mounting lenses. Don't worry about changing lenses. The idea is that you can change lenses. And so these lenses will have a white square. These ones are designed exclusively for the size sensor that is on this camera. Now there's other lenses like our nifty 50 here, will have a red dot on them and that's indicating that they're for the EF lenses, and I say, I'll talk more about this. And so you'd mount this right up to the red dot, turn it till you hear the click, listen for the click, and that means it's mounted properly. And so let's go ahead and mount the mother one back on here. This one, white square to white square and wait for the click. That means you've got in mounted on there properly. Now, I do not like to leave my camera without some sort of cover on the front of the lens because when you have this off, that means that there is potentially dust getting into the mirror box. Now the sensor is still not exposed, as you can see, the mirror is in there protecting it, so that's kind of one advantage it has over a mirrorless camera is that it's got this protection in front of the lens, but I try not to change lenses in really dusty environments. And so I'll quickly mount my lens back on and you're good to go. So don't worry about changing lens. That's why you got an SLR camera, so that you can change that lens around.