Precautions for handling the EOS Digital Rebel.
Article ID: ART157210 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Precautions for handling the EOS Digital Rebel.


Precautions for handling the EOS Digital Rebel.

The Camera

  • This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or expose it to physical shock.
  • The camera is not waterproof and should not be used in wet conditions or underwater. If the camera gets wet, take it to your nearest Canon dealer as soon as possible. If small amounts of water splash onto the camera, wipe it with a clean dry cloth. If the camera is exposed to salty air, wipe it thoroughly with a slightly damp cloth.
  • Never leave the camera close to devices that generate strong magnetic fields, such as magnets or electric motors. Do not operate or leave the camera in areas where strong electromagnetic signals are generated, such as near electronic transmission towers. Exposing the camera to strong electromagnetic signals can cause it to malfunction and destroy recorded image data.
  • Do not leave the camera in hot locations, such as in a car sitting in direct sunlight. High temperatures can damage the camera.
  • The camera contains precision circuits. Never attempt to disassemble the camera or service it yourself.
  • Use a commercially available blower brush to remove any dust that accumulates on the camera lens, viewfinder, mirror, or focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to wipe off the camera body or lens. If the camera is very soiled, consult your nearest Canon dealer.
  • Do not touch the camera?s electrical contacts with your hands. Doing so could corrode the contacts and interfere with the camera?s normal operation.
  • If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room, condensation may form on the camera and parts. To prevent condensation, first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag. Let the camera adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag.
  • Do not use the camera if condensation forms on it, or you could damage it. If this occurs, remove the lens, CF card and battery from the camera, and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera.
  • If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove its battery and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. While the camera is in storage, operate its shutter periodically to make sure that it is working.
  • Avoid storing the camera in locations where potentially corrosive chemicals are used, such as in a laboratory.
  • If the camera has been in storage for an extended period, check its components before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or are planning to take shots you will not want to lose (overseas vacation, etc.), have the camera checked by your Canon dealer beforehand, or check for yourself that the camera components are working properly.

LCD Panel and LCD Monitor

  • The LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology. However, there may be a few dead pixels where a black or red pixel is always displayed. They number no more than 0.01 percent of all effective pixels. They are not a malfunction and do not affect the images recorded.
  • Do not press hard on an LCD display or subject it to impacts, as this can cause display flaws and damage.
  • If an LCD display becomes soiled, clean it with a commercially available blower brush, or wipe it with a soft cloth, taking care not to scratch the screen. If an LCD display becomes extremely soiled, consult your nearest Canon dealer.
  • By their nature, LCD displays react more slowly at low temperatures, and may appear dark at high temperatures. The display will return to normal at room temperature.

Lithium Battery for the Date and Time

  • Store lithium batteries out of reach of small children. The chemicals in these batteries are very dangerous if the battery is accidentally swallowed. If this happens, seek medical attention at once.
  • Do not use metal instruments such as pliers to hold the battery, or you could cause a short circuit.
  • Do not disassemble or heat the battery, or you could rupture it.

CF Card

  • The CF card is a precision device. Do not drop CF cards or expose them to vibrations. Doing so could lose the images recorded on them.
  • Do not store or use CF cards near objects that generate magnetic fields, such as TVs, speakers, or magnets, or in locations affected by static electricity. Doing so could lose the images recorded on the CF card.
  • Do not place CF cards in direct sunlight or close to heating appliances. Doing so can distort the cards and make them unusable.
  • Do not spill liquids onto CF cards.
  • Always store your CF cards in a case or cabinet to protect the data stored on them.
  • Non-Canon CF cards may not be able to record and playback images. If this happens, use a CF card made by Canon.
  • Do not bend CF cards, or subject them to strong impacts.
  • Do not store CF cards in hot, dusty, or humid locations, or in locations exposed to static electricity or magnetic fields.

Lens Electrical Contacts

After detaching the lens from the camera, attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.