Canon EOS Rebel T7 EOS 1500D Camera Review

Canon EOS Rebel T7 EOS 1500D Camera Review Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal
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If you’ve got the Canon EOS Rebel T 7 or 1500 d then make sure you stick around because I’ve got seven cool photography tips just for you hi Paul here from fellow genius welcome to my channel where I like to do photography tutorials I share tips and tricks and do occasional gear reviews as well so if you’re new please consider subscribing now in this video we’re going to be talking about the Canon EOS Rebel t5 just picked up this week now here in Australia this camera is actually called the EOS 1500 D if you’re in Europe you may know this camera as the 2000 D and if you’re from Japan this is the kiss X 19 now this of course can be very confusing so to make it simple I’m going to be referring to this camera as the t7 in this video which is the name given to this camera in the United States and that’s because I get more viewers from the United States than anywhere else so why did I pick up this camera well two main reasons number one is I want to use this camera on my courses and workshops here in Brisbane but the second reason and it’s because I get lots of people asking me about this camera it’s a very very popular camera this is the Nikon d4 a 500 this is nickens entry-level camera great camera done heaps of videos on it love it this is the Canon equivalent and I get tons of people asking me about this camera so I’ve picked one up I’m going to be doing some videos on it and if there’s anything specific you’d like to see me cover why not leave a comment down below okay so this is the t7 I’ve got 7 tips to share with you all about this camera so make sure you stick around let’s get into it now my first tip is to consider using your camera outside of the auto mode now when this camera came out of the box it is always going to be set by default to automatic which means the camera does all the work for you all you need to do is point and shoot now whilst that might be okay to begin with you quickly.


Canon EOS Rebel T7 EOS 1500D Camera

Get a tire of this one and there really is so much more that this camera can do if you’re willing to just learn a few things and get out of auto now there’s a few different options that you can go for here but if you’re new to cameras and you’re less familiar with using a DSLR like the t7 the one I would recommend is program mode which is p on the camera dial now program is a bit like automatic with benefits and what I mean by that is the looks after the key features of the camera ISO aperture and shutter speed but it opens up options that you just can’t do in Auto for example in full automatic mode it’s not unusual for the flash to pop up and this can be extremely annoying and to be honest where possible I try not to use flash now when you’re in the program mode that the flash will not pop up and that’s because it’s your choice the cameras giving you the ability to make decisions of your own that doesn’t mean you can’t use the flash there’s a button on the top of the camera press it up pops the flash this is why I like the program mode now as well as being able to choose whether you use the flash or not there’s other features that you can use that you can’t do in Auto for example ISO on the back of the camera there’s an ISO button press it and you can go full auto if you don’t know much about ISO or you can play around with it my ISO default is 200 don’t worry if you don’t know what ISO is at this stage I’ve done a separate video on it you might want to check it out put a link up here at this stage you don’t need to know about it too much but it is one way of controlling light so it can affect your exposure now again in program mode you can play with this button auto you can now in program mode and the other manual modes you also get an extended menu so in Auto there are limited things you can change within the camera but when you start using the manual modes it extends the menu so there are more things that you can do I don’t have a great thing I like about the program mode is that you can use exposure compensation so this is coming up later in the video so tip number one is to consider getting off auto and program is a really good mode to start with if you’re beginner and new to using a camera like the t7 now my next tip is about the cue button now the t7 is a nicely and well designed camera it’s got plenty of buttons that allow you to change the key features of the camera but if there’s a feature that doesn’t have a button you can use the cue button to navigate to that feature and make a change this is really good q stands for quick access and it means that you don’t have to go in the menu to make these changes you can go straight to it let me give you a demonstration we’ve plenty of buttons on the back of the camera it’s easy to change some of the key features such as ISO autofocus and wipe but if there’s a feature you want to select but there isn’t a button for it such as picture stars for example all you’ve got to do is press the q button and select the option you want so here I’m choosing picture Styles because I want to shoot black and white I simply choose M for monochrome press set and it’s done the cue button is a quick alternative to use in the menu now for my next tip let’s look at the live view versus using the viewfinder now this camera is a digital camera of course and it has a feature called Live View there’s a little button on the back of the camera and if I press it you hear a little click and you will now skip a live view on the LCD screen of whatever the camera can see now this is pretty useful and to use this I’ve just got to hold the camera compose my image and so on this is very useful when you’re doing videos it’s a great option now the other option is to use the camera in the old fashioned way if you like before digital cameras we look through the viewfinder so the other option is to put the camera up see I look through the viewfinder and compose and take your photo in that way now there’s pros and cons of both either are fine let me give you a couple of examples holding the camera up t eye like so and tucking your elbows in is a very solid way of holding a camera now that can help give you sharper images because holding a camera out and looking at the screen can be an unsteady way of holding a camera and this can lead to camera shake so for that reason when I’m using the camera like this handheld I prefer to use the viewfinder now benefits of using the screen or if you’re doing videos you have no option but to use the screen but the screen can be very useful when you’re on a tripod because you can pop the camera on a tripod turn the screen on stand back and usually you can look at the screen and see how your compositions looking what’s in focus was not in focus so there are pros and cons of either now if you are a fan of the viewfinder you can adjust the viewfinder to suit your eyes and this is something I would always recommend checking out now tucked into the side of the rubber eyepiece is a tiny little doll now when you turn this dial you’re adjusting what is called the diopter which sits behind the viewfinder so you can fine-tune the viewfinder so you get a nice clear view this is very useful particularly for those that have you that might wear glasses I wear glasses sometimes but I don’t like to wear glasses when I’m taking photos so I’ve adjusted the viewfinder to compensate so this is tip number three now tip number four is to consider using the Wi-Fi option on this camera the Canon t7 has built-in Wi-Fi allowing you to connect it to a device like an iPhone or an iPad now can I make a free app it’s called camera connect it connects directly to your phone and it gives you some cool features such as the ability to remotely set up and control your camera using your smartphone the other option is to review images on your smartphone that you’ve taken with the camera and another option is to take pictures with your camera and have them sent to your phone so you can share them maybe on social media and so on so this is a really cool feature I’m going to show you how easy it is to set up so let’s start by selecting menu on the back of the cannon at t7 now I need to go to the tools option this is tools page three and down to Wi-Fi NFC press set to select and choose enable I press set once again and we now have the option a given our camera a nickname so we can identify the camera this is easy to do but I’m just gonna go with the default name so I press menu to set again now I need to select Wi-Fi function in the cameras menu and choose connect to a smart phone I’m now given two options and I’m going to go for easy selection now you see the camera is waiting to connect and confirms the name of the camera we also now have an encryption key this is going to be very useful in a few minutes I now need to go to my iPhone and select the Wi-Fi options and select the device which of course is called iOS 1500 D I’m now being asked for a password which is the encryption key shown on the back of the LCD screen so all I need to do is type it in and fingers crossed the phone will connect to the camera yep that’s words and you’ll now see that the camera is asking me to start the Canon app on my smart phone so I open up the camera connect app which confirms a new camera has been found and the name matches the name given to my camera so I select the camera and now the camera also checks that I want to connect to the phone so I press ok and we have a connection established I can now use my smart phone to control the camera so if I start by selecting the Live View mode the app gives me a live view direct from the camera if I press the up arrow I can adjust some of the camera settings such as ISO and exposure compensation and I can also move the focus around and of course I can take a picture simply by pressing the circle icon very easy now if I select the back arrow top left I’m now going to show you how I can transfer my images from the camera to my phone so the app shows me what images are available now I’m going to choose two images I’m going to select the last image I shot which is a JPEG but I’m also going to select an earlier image which is a raw image now I select the download button and from the two options I’m going to go for original size I press ok and these images are now being transferred now as I mentioned I’ve selected a JPEG image and a raw image but this app only allows you to download JPEGs so it’s going to save to JPEG images to my phone even though one of them was shot as a raw image in camera you cannot transfer a RAW images or video using camera can it let’s now exit the app go to my photos app and here are the two images we transferred wirelessly from the t7 to my iPhone now my next tip is to play around with exposure compensation and what is exposure compensation it’s the ability to make your pictures brighter or darker now in full automatic you don’t get a say in this type of stuff you press the button your camera takes a picture and that’s it but if you’re willing to step out of auto the manual modes will give you more control such as the ability to adjust your exposure so this will work in Eva aperture priority mode shutter priority mode or the program mode which if you recall was the mode I recommended and the beginning of the video if you’re beginner or if you’re new to a camera like the t7 now to adjust the exposure it’s easy there’s a button on the top of the camera March of a plus minus sign all I’ve got to do is hold the button down and turn the doll on the top of the camera and I can adjust my exposure let me give you an example one of the great things about using the program mode is when you press the shutter button half way the camera calculates which shutter speed and aperture will give you a balanced exposure now this is your light meter with the marker in the middle at 0 you will get a balanced exposure but if you want an image to be brighter you can adjust the exposure compensation but first let’s take a photo with the light meter balance to zero now by just an exposure compensation we can make the image brighter we simply hold down the exposure compensation button dial to the right with the dial on the top of the camera and you will see the marker moves to the plus side now this is one stop overexposed and if we take a second image you’ll see we have a brighter image if we hold the exposure compensation button down again and this time turned the dial to the left we can move the marker to minus one which is one stop underexposed again we take a picture and of course this image is going to be darker because it is one stop underexposed so let’s review the images this is the third image which is one stopped under the second images one stopped over and the first image was taken with the meter balanced exposure compensation allows you to be more creative with your camera and of course it is not available in the auto mode now tip number six is the slideshow feature of the canon t7 which allows you to play back your images as a slideshow so when you’ve taken some photos and you want to maybe play them back to family and friends you can play them back as an animated slideshow either on the back of the LCD screen on the camera or you can connect to a big TV using an HDMI cable it’s really cool yet some really cool features built into it like the ability to add background music and so on let me show you how it works to create a slideshow we press the menu button we need the playback menus so over to the right the second playback menu down to slideshow and press the set button now the first thing we need to do is to choose what we want to display the first option is to display all images the next option is to select rated images only there’s an option for still images only and movies only folder is for images that are stored on the SD card in a separate folder and lastly images by date which is the option on going to choose now if we press the Display button I can choose to display images that were captured on a specific day I want to select the images I’ve taken today so I highlight and press set we now go down to the setup section where we have a few options display time is how long each individual image will be displayed for repeat allows you to choose if you want your slideshow to repeat or loop the next option allows us to choose the transition between each slide I prefer fade 3 and finally there is an option to add background music to your slideshow to do this you need to have a music file saved to the SD card so once I’ve selected what I want to display which is images taken today and I’ve gone through the setup process all I need to do now is to select start and wait for my slideshow to begin now if you want to watch your slideshow on your TV you can connect your camera by opening up the rubber cover on the side of the camera and plug in in an HDMI lead note the camera has an HDMI mini socket so you may need an adapter details in the description below the video and finally tip number seven is the display button on the back of the camera now the display button allows you to adjust what information is displayed on the LCD and it affects the camera in different ways depending on which mode you’re using if I’m just taking photos I can press the Display button and actually turn the display off now whilst this might save me a little bit of battery it can be a little bit annoying now I don’t know what my camera functions are but that’s not a problem because if I put the camera to my eye when I look through the viewfinder and press the shutter button it weights the camera up and you can see all that information in the viewfinder it’s a green color it’s along the bottom shutter speed aperture light meter it’s all there so you don’t have to be spending time looking at the screen all the time often you can just pop the camera up to your eye look down at the numbers and you can see exactly what the camera is doing so this is pretty cool now when you’re using the live view mode of the camera again pressing the Display button will adjust what information is displayed so you can get rid of most of the information or you can press the button to bring up certain information it’s really really cool now if you’re using the camera in the video mode same again pressing the display button changes what information is available to you and finally if you’re playing back your images and reviewing your photos you can press the Display button to bring up more information such as what were the camera settings at the time you took the photo now this is incredibly useful because of course if you’ve taken a picture these and great you can play back review the information or try and work out where maybe you went wrong but equally you can look at your good photos press info look at the settings and work out what made this photo work very useful when you’re first starting out and you’re learning how to get the most from your camera so the Display button is actually really useful now before I wrap up the video there is one accessory that I do come in thinking about buying for your canon t7 and that’s a tripod particularly if you want to take photos in low light or do nighttime photography a tripod is pretty much a must-have bit of kit now I’ve done a video all about taking photos at night I’ll put a link up here check it out you’re going to love it the Canon EOS Rebel T 7 is a really good camera.

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