Sample Paper on Creating an Instruction Manual for the EOS REBEL T3 1100D

Creating an Instruction Manual for the EOS REBEL T3 1100D

1.     Introduction

The EOS REBEL T31100D is a high performance, single-lens digital camera; it features a fine-detail CMOS sensor that has approximately 12.2 effective mega pixels, high-precision, and DIGIC 4 (King& Cornell, 2011). Other features are high speed nine point AF, approx. 3 fps continuous shooting, High Definition movie shooting, and Live View Shooting (King& Cornell, 2011). This camera is responsive to shooting at all times of the day and provides numerous functions for advanced shooting (King & Corell, 2011).


The manual will only explain the basic operation of these camera operations and its functions. To get more detailed instructions regarding camera. It is advisable to look at the CD ROM of the camera (King & Corell, 2011)

  1. Equipment and the materials needed

The instruction manual for the EOS REBEL T3/EOS 1100D does will consist of the following.

  1. The camera instruction manual

It will fully explain the functions of the camera and the operation procedures. It will be inclusive of the contents of the basic instructions manual (King & Corell, 2011). It provides simple guides that focus on shooting procedures. The manual is in A4 and therefore very easy to print (Lowrie, 2011).

  1. Software and software instruction manual

This section will present an overview of the software programs. The section will give a detailed procedure of how to use the software on the computer (Buschs, 2011).

  1. Items check list

Before you start the process just make sure that you have all the following instruments. They should be included together with the camera (King & Corell, 2011). If you see that there is something wrong or something is missing, do not hesitate to contact you dealer (Lowrie, 2011).

  1. Camera- it should have an eye cup and a body cup
  2. Battery pack-it should be specific Lp-E10
  3. Battery charger-LC-E10/LC-E10E
  4. Widestrap-EW-200D
  5. Interface cable
  6. Camera instruction manual
  7. EOS digital solution box
  8. Software instruction manual
  9. Camera basic instruction manual


  1. Definitions

                                : Will be used to indicate functions that can be changes when a person                          press the

[P.         ]                 : The reference page numbers to get more information

[             ]                  : More details can be found in the instructions manual and CD-ROM.

?                                : Advice on how to solve different problem


  1. Main assumptions

The operations that are presented in the manual assume that the user of the camera has already set on the camera (King & Corell, 2011). It is also assumed that all settings of camera are in default mode.  For the reasons of explanations, the instructions will show when the camera is mounted an EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 1s II lens (Buschs, 2011).

  1. Instructions
  2. Handling precautions

The camera is very delicate; therefore it should not be dropped or even exposed to physical shock (Buschs, 2011). This camera is not water proof and therefore it cannot be used under water. If the camera is dropped in water, make sure that you contact the nearest canon office. Wipe all water on camera using dry cloth (King & Corell, 2011). If the camera is exposed to salty water, use a well wrung wet cloth. Don’t leave the camera near a strong magnetic field; do not leave the camera near anything that has strong radio waves, for example a large antenna (King & Corell, 2011). Very strong magnetic waves can destroy the image data (Buschs, 2011).  Do not leave the camera in excessive heat for example in a car or in direct sunlight, very high temperatures can make the camera malfunction (King & Corell, 2011). The camera has electronic circuit for this purpose it is not advisable to disassemble the camera yourself. Utilize a blower to blow away dust on the camera (King & Corell, 2011). Never touch camera lens using fingers. If the camera is brought to a warm room from a cold room it may condense, to avoid this situation, it is advisable top first put the camera in a plastic bag so that it can adjust to the room temperatures. If the camera is not used for a long time, it is advisable to remove the battery and store the camera in a well ventilated room. Avoid keeping the camera in a room that has corrosives (King & Corell, 2011).

  1. LCD Monitor

Though the LCD is created with a high precision, some of the pixels may be dead; however, this will not affect the quality of the image. If left for prolonged periods the LCD may experience some screen burn.

  1. Card

To protect card and data on it, do not bend the card. The card electronic contacts should not be touched by using fingers. The card should not be put under intense magnetic fields. The card should not be left or exposed to direct sunlight (King & Corell, 2011).



  1. Lens

After you detach the lens from the camera, ensure that the caps are put down and that the lenses with the rear end are facing up, to avoid scratching the lens surface and the electrical contacts (King & Corell, 2011).

  1. Cautions during Prolonged use

If continuous shooting is used, live view shooting or even movie shooting for a very long time, it is possible for the camera to become hot (King & Corell, 2011). Despite the fact that this is not a malfunction, holding the hot camera for very long periods of time can result to slight skin burns (King & Corell, 2011).

  1. Smudges on the front of sensor

In case the camera has smudges, it is advisable to have the camera cleaned by a canon service center professional (Buschs, 2011).

  1. Start guide
  1. Insert the camera battery
  2. Insert the card-The label of the card should face toward the back of the camera. Ensure you insert it inside the card slot.
  3. Attach the lens-The lens colors should match with the camera index.
  4. Ensure that the lens focus mode switch is in AF
  5. Set the power to switch to on-Once the LCD monitor is displayed you will see the date, time and screen
  6. Set the mode dial  to full auto
  7. Focus on the subject, look through the view finder ensure that the view finder is centered over the subject. When the shutter button is pressed halfway the camera will focus on the subject, if it is important, the built in flash will pop out automatically.
  8. Take the picture-press the shutter button completely to take picture


Courtesy of (King & Corell, 2011)


  1. Review the picture

This camera accepts two Canon lenses; the cameras with an EF-S design and those with just the old EF design (King& Corral, 2011). EF means electro focus while the S stands for short back focus. In case you do not have the lens already attached, one should remove the cover that shields the lens mounted on the front of the camera (King & Corell, 2011). Next, remove cover shielding back part of lens. It is wise to locate the mounting index, which is on the body on the camera. The mounting index is a simple marker that tells the user where to align the lens with the rest of the body of the camera when it is connecting the two. Depending on the camera, one can determine which marker to use, the red one for EF lens and a white square for EF-S lens (King & Corell, 2011).

Next, the index used for mounting the lens should be aligned with the correct one on the body of the camera (King& Corral, 2011). Both indexes ought to be aligned for process to be effective. Once the mounting indexes are aligned, one can position the lens of the camera (Lowrie, 2011). Then, the user should turn the lens towards a clockwise direction until the point where the lens will click into the place. It is important for one to complete this procedure in a clean environment in order to reduce any risk of getting dirt, dust or any other contamination in the lens or the camera (Lowrie, 2011).

In order to remove the lens, one should locate the release batter of the lens and grip its rear so that it is stationary (Buschs, 2011). Then, press the release button of the lens while at the same time turning the lens away from the release button (counterclockwise). At this point, you will hear the lens being released. Unscrew it from the mount removing it. Finally, place protective caps on the back side of the camera cap (King & Corell, 2011).


  1. Tips for using the Charger and Battery

When you buy the camera, the battery is not full charged, therefore, but is advised for one to recharge the battery before using the machine. Recharge the battery once again on the day before its use or on the particular day that it is being used (Cornell, 2013). This is because even if it is being stored, the battery drains and loses power. In the case that one is not using the camera, it is advisable for one to remove the battery (Lowrie, 2011). In a situation whereby the batter is left in the camera for a long period, a tiny amount of power current is released which results in excess discharge in a shorter period. It is imperative for one to store the battery using the protective cover that comes with it and one should also not store the battery once it is fully charged (King & Corell, 2011).

  1. Safety warnings
  2. Prevention of injury and death

Do not; use any material like batteries that are not stated in this manual (King & Corell, 2011). The user should not short circuit or modifies the battery back. Users should not look directly at the sun using the camera (Buschs, 2011). The equipment should not be stored in the dusty or the humid areas, this is done with an aim of reducing fires and the electric shocks. When recharging the equipment should be kept out of the reach of children, the cord can accidentally choke the children, the battery leakages should be prevented from coming into contact with the eyes. All the cords should be kept away from direct heat (King & Corell, 2011).

  1. Preventing injury and the equipment damage

Before the camera is used in a hospital or an airplane, check to see if it is allowed. Cords who insulation has been damaged should not be used (King & Corell, 2011). It is not advisable to connect too many power plugs in the same power outlet (King & Corell, 2011). The camera should not be left under the sun; it might become hot and cause skin burn. Do not carry camera when it is attached to tripod, this will prevent damage (King & Corell, 2011). The lens should not be left exposed to the sun for a very long time (King & Corell, 2011). The battery charger equipment should not be left (Buschs, 2011). Do not use thinner for the purpose of cleaning the lenses of the camera; it is not advisable to use any other solvents to clean the equipment (King & Corell, 2011). Using other solvents to clean the equipment may result to a health hazard. If the camera happens to drop in the water or water enters inside the camera, remove the battery of the camera to prevent electric shock and fire (King & Corell, 2011).

If the camera does not work properly or require repair be prepared to contact the dealer or the nearest canon cente


Buschs, D. (2011). David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D Guide to Digital SLR Photography. New York: Cengage Learning.

King, J. A., & Corell, R. (2011). Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies. New York: For Dummies.

Lowrie, C. (2011). Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D Digital Field Guide. New York: Wiley Publishers.