Your new Canon 5D Mark III has many controls and settings designed to allow you to make a perfect exposure.
But remembering where they are and how the features work together can be daunting.
If you decide to carry the user manual in your bag but finding the answer to your question can be a frustrating experience. That is why Blue Crane Digital developed an abbreviated field reference guide for your digital SLR.
The inBrief reference app answers most camera operation questions quickly and easily. The information is arranged logically for ease of use.
The main menu displays a color-coded index to the rest of the panels. For instance, if you have a question about white balance, just check the index, then touch the purple button. An overview of the information for each of the panels is listed below:
Gray: Quick Button reference
Blue: LCD Panel, Viewfinder, Mode Dial
Red: Flash Photography, Picture Styles, Reset
Lime: Focus, AI Servo AF, Drive Modes
Yellow: Exposure, Bracketing, HDR, Metering
Purple: White balance, Quality and Size, ISO
Orange: Quick Control, Playback, Live View, Reset
Green: Custom Functions
Two of the panels include a video clip from our "Canon 5D Mark III: Basic Controls" app also sold here in the App Store. All panels with applicable video will display a semi-transparent play button. You can pinch and un-pinch the panels for easier reading.
Total running time of the video clips is about 6 minutes.
Once you have the inBrief app, you can leave your manual at home!
This app is basically a colored version of an available downloadable manual that would be easy enough to read in a PDF app. It inserts brief videos from a more expensive app by Blue Crane. All these instructions are very basic and only useful for someone buying a Canon for the first time. It has some utility but is more in line with what you can get with much less expensive apps. Worth = 99¢
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