Left, Right & Bottom of Camera
Working our way over to the left side of the camera, this camera does utilize an NFC Near Field Communication option for working with devices to transfer images to a cell phone or tablet-type device, and so that's just letting you know where that sensor is, and you're gonna get the best reception over on that side of the camera. There is a little rubber door, and when you open that door you have access to a few other little ports on the camera. The remote control port, the RS-60E3, is a basic remote switch from Canon, sells for about $25, and allows you to fire the camera without touching the camera. You are just connected by this cable and it's great for nighttime or long exposure photography, very good for working from a tripod. The digital terminal is what you would use to connect up to a computer to download images directly from the camera to the computer. If you want to view images on a TV or monitor, you could use an HDMI cable to connect up right here. And so that'll send a vide...
o signal of either the still pictures or the video out of the camera to another device. Over on the right side of the camera, there's a little tiny rubber door, if you were gonna be using a DC adapter. This allows you to plug the camera in a studio or a scientific arena where you need constant power, you cannot have the battery dying on you, and you're gonna leave it plugged in. You're limited by the cord length, of course, but it will have a constant supply of power and it's got a little adapter that has a cord that runs out that little door. On the bottom of the camera we'll have your serial numbers, record that for insurance purposes, your standard tripod socket, so it's gonna fit all the common standard tripods and tripod accessories, and then of course our battery compartment with our battery. The LP-E10 is the standard battery that comes supplied with it, with a little travel charger on it. The memory cards fit into the same door, a little different slot right next to it. It uses the secure digital cards, which are the most common cards on the market right now. So let's talk a little bit about these. There is a little lock switch over on the side, so that if you are done shooting and you don't wanna risk deleting photographs on that card, you can throw that lock switch and prevent it from being deleted and recorded to. The size of the card takes SD, the SDHC, and the SDXC, which are the variety of different SD cards we've had over the last few years, works with all of them. The maximum speed, not really that important to most people, but if you are shooting action, the faster cards will have images that write a little bit more quickly to the cards, so that you can shoot a bigger burst of images at a time. The minimum speed is a little bit more important for people shooting video. On this camera, if you do want to shoot a lot of video, it's recommended that you get a Class 6 card or faster, because video is very intensive because it's constantly writing data to the card, and really needs to be able to keep up with all that flow of data coming at it. As I said before, you can use that little port on the side of the camera to download directly from the camera to the computer, but it is a bit on the slow side. A lot of people prefer using a card reader, which will get those images into your computer a little bit faster. If you have a card slot on the computer itself, that is a very nice feature to have as well.