Displaying the Electronic Level (EOS 60D)

Last Updated : 26-Aug-2010
Issue Number : 8200840300

Solution

To help level the camera, the electronic level can be displayed on the LCD monitor, in the viewfinder, and on the LCD panel. Note that only the horizontal level will be displayed. (No vertical level.)
CAUTION
  • Even when the tilt is corrected, there is a margin of error of ±1 degree.
  • If the camera is significantly tilted, the electronic level’s margin of error will be greater.

Displaying the Electronic Level on the LCD Monitor
1. Set the power switch to <ON>.

2. Press the <INFO.> button.
Each time you press the <INFO.> button, the screen display will change.


NOTE
If the electronic level does not appear, first select [ ] from the menu, then [INFO. button display options], and finally [Electronic level] in the window that appears on the LCD monitor.

3. Check the camera’s tilt.
  • The horizontal tilt is displayed in 1 degree increments.
  • When the red line turns green, it indicates that the tilt is corrected.


NOTE
The electronic level can also be displayed during Live View shooting and movie shooting

Displaying the Electronic Level in the Viewfinder
The electronic level display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel uses the exposure level scale. Note that the electronic level is only displayed when shooting in horizontal orientation. It is not displayed in vertical orientation.

1. Set the power switch to <ON>.

2. Press the <MENU> button to display the menu.



3. Press the <Multi-controller> to select [C.Fn IV:Operation/Others] under the [ ] tab, and then press the <SET> butoon.



4. Press the <Multi-controller> to select [2][Assign SET button], and then press the <SET> button.



5. Press the <Multi-controller> to select [5] [ Viewfinder ], and then press the <SET> button. Press the <MENU> button two times to exit the menu.



6. Press the <SET> button.
  • In the viewfinder and on the LCD panel, the electronic level will use the exposure scale to display the horizontal tilt up to ±9 degree in 1 degree increments. As shown in the images below, the horizontal tilt is 4 degrees, which is indicated by the five ( ) exposure level marks. (The mark right below the < > standard exposure index indicates the standard level, rather than the degree of tilt.)
  • Pressing the shutter button halfway will switch the exposure level scale back to indicating the exposure level.



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