If you are one of the many who purchased Canon Rebel T6, then you need to go through some basic set-up procedures. First things first, you need to charge the battery first. It will take up to four hours and it is advisable to charge it fully to ensure that the battery life will reach long term. At the bottom of your camera, you will notice a door and the battery should fit in one way.
When the camera is on its back, make sure that the Canon logo faces upwards. There are some stores who will give you a free memory card and there are some who doesn’t – make sure to check the package first. Sandisk memory card is the most widely used memory card – get one. These memory cards are a bit expensive but they have a lifetime guarantee on many of their cards. You need to store your images or videos on your computer or laptop’s external drive since they provide more file security. The memory card slot is located next to the battery and it will only fit in one way.
Fixing the lens is the next step after placing your battery and memory card. If the canon rebel T6 comes with a standard kit lens, then you should be able to see a small white square on the rim of the lens. After you pull off the camera cap, then you should also be able to see a corresponding square mark on it. Line the camera and the lens then turn the lens clockwise until you hear it clicks. To ensure that there will be no dust going inside the camera itself, you need to keep the camera body facing down when changing the lens.
After doing all these steps, changing the settings inside the camera follows. If it’s the first time that the camera was powered on, the option to set the time and date will appear. The values can easily be changed using the cross keys on the back of the camera. After setting the time and date, the next thing that you are going to do is go to the menu tabs. Make sure you take advantage of the manual setting of Canon Rebel T6 or Canon EOS 1300D – it’s what most professional photographer use. Read this Canon Rebel t6 guide then.
As you notice, if you place the camera in manual mode, all available tabs will then show up unlike in automatic modes.
Also take note to set the preferred language. There are plenty to choose from, all you need to do is use the cross keys to navigate and change it to the best language for you.
It is advisable that you reformat your memory card regularly. Memory card sometimes go nuts especially if it is over-written with too many files. The camera warns you in case you pressed the format memory card.
Don’t be surprised of the LCD automatically turns off. The camera does this to save battery life. You can extend the automatic power off up to 15 minutes but we suggest that you extend it to 1 minute – you can also disable this feature. Find out a couple of tips from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctc-DOyo3zA.