Creative Auto <CA> Shooting (EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D)

Article ID: ART140246 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Creative Auto Shooting (EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D)


The method for shooting in <CA> Creative Auto mode is explained below.
Icons used on this page:
<>: Creative Auto / <>: Scene Intelligent Auto / <>: Quick Control button / <>: Cross keys / <>: Setting button / <>: Playback button / <>: Main Dial
* The icons and markings indicating the cameras buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

Creative Auto (CA)

In the < > mode, you can set the following functions before shooting:
Extra Effect Shot, Ambience-based shots, Background blur, Drive/self-timer mode, and Flash firing.
* CA stands for Creative Auto.

Creative Auto Shooting

1. Set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

2. Set the Mode Dial to <>.

3. Press the <> button to display the Quick Control screen.

4. Press the <> to select the function.
The selected function and Feature guide will appear.
For setting procedure and details on each function, see Using Quick Control.

5. Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus.

-The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. At the same time, the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <> in the viewfinder will light up.

6. Take the picture.

Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.
-The captured image will be displayed for 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.
-After taking the picture, retract the built-in flash by pushing it down with your fingers.

Using Quick Control

Pressing the <> button enables you to set the following:

Extra Effect Shot
  • You can select any of the following effects before shooting: [Creative filters], [Picture Styles], and [Ambience-based shots].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [ : Enable]. Tap on [ ] to return to the Quick Control screen. You can also press < > and make the selection.
  • Turn the < > dial to select a shooting effect.
  • When you take a picture, two images will be recorded. One with the effect applied and one without. Immediately after you take a picture, images will be displayed together. The image without the effect is displayed on the left and the one with the effect will be on the right.
  • Registering your favorite shooting effects
- During the image review immediately after shooting and during playback, the image applied with the effect will have the [ ] icon. After you press the [ ] button and then the <INFO. > button,
you can check which shooting effect was applied.
- You can register up to two shooting effects under [ : Favorite effect].]
When you select the registered [ :Favorite effect], you can shoot with that shooting effect applied. You can also overwrite the [ : Favorite effect].
If you are using an Eye-Fi card and have set it to erase images after their transfer, the image without the effect will not be displayed during the playback immediately after shooting.

Ambience-based shots
  • You can choose the ambience you want to convey in your images.
  • Press the < > keys or turn the < > dial to select the ambience. You can also select it from a list by pressing < >.

Background blur
  • If [OFF] is set, the degree of background blur will change depending on the brightness.
  • If it is set to other than [OFF], you can adjust the background blur regardless of brightness.
  • If you turn the < > dial to move the cursor to the right, the background will look sharper.
  • Turning the < > dial to move the cursor to the left will blur the subjects background. Note that depending on the lens maximum aperture (f/number), certain slider adjustments may not be selectable (indicated by).
  • If you use Live View shooting, you can see how the image is blurred in front of and behind the point of focus. While you turn the < > dial, [Simulating blur] will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • This function cannot be set if you use flash. If < > has been set and you set Background blur, < > will be set automatically.
  • If [Simulating blur] is effective during Live View shooting, the image shown while < > is blinking may have more noise than the actual image being recorded or it may look dark.
  • You cannot set Extra Effect Shot and Ambience-based shots
at the same time.
  • You cannot set Extra Effect Shot and Background blur at the
same time.

Drive/self-timer mode: Use the < > dial to make the selection.
You can also select it from a list by pressing < >.
[ ] Single shooting: Shoot one image at a time.
[ ] Continuous shooting: While you hold down the shutter button completely, shots will be taken continuously. You can shoot up to approx. 4 shots per second.
[ ] Self-timer: 10sec./remote control: The picture is taken 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. A remote controller can also be used.
[ ] Self-timer: 2 sec.: The picture is taken 2 seconds after you press the shutter button.
[ ] Self-timer: Continuous: Press the < > keys to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 10 seconds after you press the shutter button, the set number of multiple shots will be taken.

Flash firing: Turn the < > dial to select the desired setting. You can also select it from a list by pressing < >.
[ ] Auto flash : The flash fires automatically when necessary.
[ ] Flash on : The flash fires at all times.
[ ] Flash off : The flash is disabled.
  • If you have set Extra Effect Shot, [ ] [ ] cannot be set.
  • If you have set Background blur, you cannot use flash.
[ ] Tips for shooting without flash
  • Prevent camera shake if the shutter speed in the viewfinder blinks.
-Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinders shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake even while handholding the camera.
  • Take portraits without flash.
- In low-light conditions, tell the subject to keep still until the picture is taken. Any movement by the subject during shooting may result in the subject being blurred in the picture.

Using Scene Intelligent Auto (EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D)



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