How to operate in full auto mode with the EOS 10D

Article ID: ART105208 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


How to operate in full auto mode with the EOS 10D


You can easily and confidently capture any subject, with no need to do anything but press the shutter button. The Canon EOS 10D can capture subjects at any of seven AF points, so that anybody can take great shots easily.

Turn the Mode dial to <>.

  • The <AI FOCUS> AF mode, <> (single) drive mode, < > metering mode, "AUTO" ISO speed, and <AWB> white balance will be set automatically.
  • One of six image-recording quality settings (except ) can be selected.

Focus the subject.

  • Look through the viewfinder and aim any AF point over the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway.
  • The AF point that achieves focus will flash briefly. At the same time, the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light < > in the viewfinder will light.
  • The exposure settings will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
  • The number "9" - "0" displayed on the left of the focus confirmation light < > indicates maximum burst for continuous shooting.
  • If the CF card is almost full and has room for nine or fewer shots, the remaining number of shots that can fit on the card will be displayed by "9" to "0".


  • Compose the shot and check that the exposure settings are not blinking. Then press the shutter button fully to shoot.
  • The captured image will be displayed for 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
  • If the CF card becomes full, the CF Full message "Full CF " appears on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder, and the camera will not shoot any more. Replace the CF card with another CF card that has capacity available.
  • When the focus confirmation light < > is blinking, the camera will not shoot.
  • If the automatic pop-up of the built-in flash is obstructed accidentally, error code "Err 05" will appear on the LCD panel. If this happens, set the <> switch to <OFF> and <ON> again.
  • The focus and exposure are locked when AF focusing is complete.
  • The camera automatically focuses on the AF point that is on the subject closest to the camera.
  • If multiple AF points flash in red, it means that all of them have achieved focus at the respective points.
  • To focus on a subject that is not at any of the seven AF points, see "Focusing an Off-Center Subject"
  • In the Basic Zone modes (except ), the built-in flash will pop up and fire automatically in low-light or backlit conditions. To retract the flash, push it back down.
  • The self-timer can also be used.
  • You can set the beep that indicates the subject is in focus or the beep that indicates the self-timer is operating to [On] or [Off].
  • The LCD panel can be illuminated



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