Set Up Menu Page 1 (Wi-Fi)


Canon® EOS 77D Fast Start


Lesson Info

Set Up Menu Page 1 (Wi-Fi)

Time to get into the set up menu. There's a lot of things in here that we'll be setting just once, just to get it set right properly in the camera. First up is select folder. You can have different folders on the memory card of your camera. A good purpose for this might be is if you have personal photos and business photos. Maybe you're doing slide shows or printing or showing clients work, and you want to show them your business work, not your family life. So you can put photos in different folders. Now you can also have just different memory cards for that, but if you only have one memory card you can organize different images, like if you were going to shoot a time lapse and you want that to go into a particular folder, you can create a folder for that and then shoot all those images and have them just funneled into that one particular folder. You can create and select your folders here. File numbering. The images as you shoot them go through a numbering sequence of 10 thousand, so ...

it'll start at zero zero zero one, and count up to 10 thousand, and then it will start over again. If you would like it to auto reset on the next picture you can have it automatically reset back to that zero zero zero one setting. Auto rotate will automatically rotate images for you either on your camera or on your computer. What you want is, you want it to do it on your computer so you don't have to rotate all the images once you download them. But I don't think you want them rotated on your camera, because what happens then is that they don't use up the full screen area on the back of the camera, and the image is smaller in size. So I like using it on computer only, and that way the vertical image shows me the maximum-size image on the back of the camera. One of the few areas in the set up menu that you're wanting to come back to on a regular basis is the format card option. This is going to delete all the photos on the card, and it's going to get rid of all the extra information that you don't need, the ghost folders and the file directories and things like that. Now you do note that there is a garbage can button for a low level format, and this is just a deeper, cleansing level of the sensor, and so if you really want to get rid of everything click that, it'll take about twice as long to format the card, it's still pretty short, I usually leave that checked on all the time when I format my cards. Alright, wireless communication. So this is where you can get your camera to communicate with a smart device, you can get images sent back and forth, and you can control them. When you dive in here, another little rabbit hole of lots of different options. Under Wi-Fi settings, we'll dive in here and we have more Wi-Fi. We can enable or disable this. I'm a big fan of Wi-Fi, I think Wi-Fi is fantastic, but on a camera it uses up a lot of battery power if you're not using it. So if you're not going to be using it in the immediate near future, I recommend just leaving it turned off. You're going to get much battery life on your camera, and if you have it trying to communicate with your phone, it's going to kill the batteries in your phone and your camera very quickly. This is something I think you very specifically need to be either turning on or off whether you are using that feature or not. So we're going to turn it on here in a moment because we're going to do a little demo. There is also an option for devices that have NFC, and so if you have this and you're going to use that way to connect with the camera, you would then enable this, but for the most part you want to leave all of these disabled unless you're using them. You probably want to have a password so that not just anybody can tap into your camera and get your images out of there. It's a little bit of safety there. It can show you the connection history so it's easier to reconnect up once you've done it already the first time around. I don't know why you might need this, well, most people are never going to need this, that's the Media Access Control number and this is an address of the camera essentially for other devices hooking up to it. Then we get into the Wi-Fi function. How do we want our camera to connect up? We can connect up camera-to-camera to transfer images, we can go camera-to-smartphone, we can go camera-to-computer, to download to a computer you will need the Canon EOS utilities software for that to work, you can go straight to a Wi-Fi printer, or you can upload to a web service, and it is beyond the scope of this camera to go into each and every one of these to explain how they hook up, but we are going to talk about how to transfer them to a smartphone because that's what I see a lot of people wanting to do with their camera. Let me run you through the basics about how it's done, and then I will actually do a little demo here in the class. To hook your camera up to the Wi-Fi, there are things you need to do with the camera, and there are things you need to do with the phone. The first thing you need to do with your phone is to download the app, Canon Camera Connect. This may change in the future, I don't know, but this is what it is today, so you've gotta have that one downloaded to your phone. I've already done that so I've got that one checked off. The next step is you've got to work a little bit with your camera. You're going to have to turn on the Wi-Fi NFC, and I'm going to do this all in a moment. You'll need to register a nickname, and you'll notice that there's items in gray and in black, and some of these items you only have to do the first time around. You're going to choose the Wi-Fi function of the phone. You're going to choose an easy connection. You'll note the encryption key, or the password, and you're going to say that I want to connect. Then what you're going to need to do is go back to the phone there's a lot of back-and-forth steps, you're going to have to make sure the Wi-Fi is turned on in your phone, you've selected the Wi-Fi signal from the camera, the 77D, enter the password, then you're going to open the camera app and select the camera. You will then need to come back to the camera and tell it that yes this is the phone that you want to connect up to and this is all okay with you and then you can go back to the phone and select which function you want to do. If we can leave that up on the keynote, because I need my own instructions on how to do this. So what I'm gonna do is, I am going to take out my phone right now, and I'm gonna want to hook up. The first thing that I'm gonna want to do actually is in the camera, so I'm going to go into the camera, and we're going to need to go into the Wi-Fi settings. And where's our Wi-Fi settings? Right here. So wireless communications, so you're gonna come in here, and Wi-Fi settings, I want to get down to Wi-Fi function but it's grayed out. Why is it grayed out? Well let me go into Wi-Fi settings, and that's because I have it disabled. Oh, okay now I see. So I am going to enable the Wi-Fi setting, okay. This is the name of the camera, the EO77D, which makes perfect sense to me, and down here it says menu for okay, so I'm gonna hit the menu button. Has been selected, the settings screen will close after okay, text. So now I am going to back out of this by hitting the menu button, come down to Wi-Fi functions, and I am going to choose, I'm wanna hook up to my phone, that is what I want to hook up to. Register a device for a connection, okay. It actually has a QR code system that it can use, I'm not going to do that I'm going to do the basic system just do not display here, and it is now searching for my phone, so I'm going to go on to my phone, and what I need to do first is I need to select the Wi-Fi coming from the camera so I'm gonna do that under settings down here, and let's look for Wi-Fi, actually, make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on, so Wi-Fi is turned on, it's looking around here, and there is the 77D, so I'm going to select that one. Now I need to enter the password here, so everyone in the world wants to know my password, at least for the current 10 seconds, it's 74. Then it says join, so I'm gonna join the system. Something clicked, that looks pretty good. So I got the check mark up here, that's good. Now I'm gonna close out of my Wi-Fi, and I'm gonna open up the Canon Camera Connect app, and hopefully it's gonna recognize something, ooh good sign here it reads, hey I see the 77D. This isn't real clear, but you need to press this right here, 77D. Now it's saying, yes I want to connect up to the 77D. Over on the camera, the camera is saying, hey do you want to connect up with this iPhone, and I'm thinking I do, so I'm going to press okay. Now it's connecting up, and I got the check mark here, so now I can go into remote live shooting. You can see on my camera we're getting exactly what we see on the back on the camera here. If I wanted to do a self-portrait shot, I could come over here and I see exactly where I'm standing in the frame, and I don't want to stand there, I'm gonna stand over here, and then I can look down here, see where my shutter release is. There's a number of controls that I can make from over here, but right now I'm just gonna be simple, take a photo, (camera click) and so now that photo is on the camera. I can see that photo down here. Check source images, and I have this image here that I have now. I can go back to the camera. I can check images on the camera right here, and let's see the one I just took is right here. Now what I can do is on my app on the phone is I can download this, it's now saving it to my phone. It's now saved on my phone. If I want from here I can go into my photos, and right here is my photo. If I want to send this off now, I can send this off Facebook, Twitter, email, message, or whatever I want at this point, and I'm going to go ahead and just cancel out of that, back out of this. I just wanted to show you the basics on how that works. If you want to turn the whole thing off, the easiest thing to do is just turn the whole camera off, and that shuts down the whole system. You can also disconnect from the phone as well as the camera itself. You can either download images, which I think is very valuable, or you can use that as a remote viewing device if you want to get this camera in an unusual position for group photos, that could be really easy so that you can see and make sure everyone looks right when you're back there in the picture yourself. Great little feature to have and it's on I think, all of the Canon cameras now. Nice feature to have, and something I think a lot of you will have a lot of fun with. In general, the thing I would recommend here on the back of the camera is going into Wi-Fi settings, and leaving this disabled unless you are specifically going to use it for battery-life purposes. It just doesn't need to be turned on, unless you are actively using it. That is how you connect up. Once you connect up the first time, it'll be a little bit quicker to hook up the second time, because remember there is a Wi-Fi button on the back of the camera that immediately takes you to a shortcut right to where you want to go in the menu system. You still have to go through the same menu system that we've been going through here. That is the Wi-Fi function on the camera. We also have the ability to hook up through Bluetooth for devices that have Bluetooth. There are some smart devices that use Bluetooth to connect to the camera, and so you'll go through a similar-type system connecting up with them. Canon also makes a BR-E1, which sells for about $50. It's a wireless remote control that uses Bluetooth. I have a hard time saying why you want this over the other types of remotes, it doesn't have a huge range, it's not good for 200 yards or anything like that. It's going to be relatively close, maybe 10, 20, 30 feet to your camera. It might have a little bit more range than the infrared remote, but it's a different way of communicating wirelessly with the camera to trigger it. There's going to be a number of Bluetooth options, I'm not going to spend a lot of time on here in the class, but it's the same type of options for pairing and connecting up to the camera. If you have a Bluetooth device, it tends to use a little bit less battery power, which is good, but sometimes the transfers can be little bit slow. Then you can go in and you can specifically send an image to the smartphone. You can just have this turned on, on your camera and your phone, and then on one particular image go in and say hey just send this one image over right here and now. Then you can of course change the nickname to something else if you want, if you have multiple cameras perhaps with the same name, and then clearing all the settings as well. That's the basics on the wireless communication. I know there is more there, but it depends on the types of devices that you have hooked up. Hopefully that's enough to get you hooked up and having some fun with that right away.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new Canon EOS 77D with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this Fast Start class, you’ll learn:

  • Learn about the best settings for the new 45-point AF system including several customization options
  • New Interval timer and bulb timer options for creative options
  • 14 custom setting options for personalizing your camera

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Canon EOS 77D settings to work for your style of photography.


Nikita Sokolsky

Must have for all 77D owners. Thanks, John!

Dara Pkyprek

Hello, is it hand-on practice or just show how to use the menu in the camera, plz B.R Dara

John Greengo