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David Busch’s Canon® EOS M Guide to Digital Photography by Lee Sheldon

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Selecting a Shooting Mode

The following sections show you how to choose scene, semi-automatic, or automatic shooting (exposure) modes; select a metering mode (which tells the camera what portions of the frame to evaluate for exposure); and set the basic autofocus functions. If you understand how to do these things, you can skip ahead to “Other Functions.”

Unlike other cameras you may have used with a mode dial, the EOS M’s dial does not give you full access to all the available shooting/exposure modes. Rotating the dial, located concentric with the shutter release, allows you to choose only between Scene Intelligent Auto, Still Shooting, or Movie Shooting modes. Additional options beyond those are selected using the touch screen.

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