Canon 10s - what is this button?

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  1. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    See that little red button in the lower right corner of the image? Does anybody know what it does?

    I don't have a manual for this camera, and the closest I've been able to find is this online manual, which is actually pretty good except that they make no mention of this button.

    From what I can tell it doesn't do anything (but it's there, so it has to do something - right?). It's not a DOF preview button, it's not focus or exposure lock, it's not mirror lock.

    There is very little information on the 10s online. I don't know where else to look. It's just frustrating having a button on your camera that you can't figure out what it does.


    I'm *almost* tempted to take the camera apart and see where the wires for that button are going... But I don't need to know what it does that bad yet...
     
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    Well, you got me curious.... Here's what I found... Interesting...:

     
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    Yes, its the infra red port for the barcode reader I have one for my EOS 100 - never used it though. I do believe that on the 100 it doubles as a receiver for the infra red remote release - can't remember the model number but it's the same one as the 300D - might do the 10s as well
     
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    LOL, the answer was in the link I posted... Can't believe I missed that.

    I must have just skimmed over the barcode reader section.

    So I guess when you press the tip of the scanner in there it transmits the code to the camera. I always thought the scanner just connected with a cord.
     
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    I'm confused... why would you want to read bar codes with a camera?
     
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    It's a new (at the time) feature that never caught on. Basically you would have a book full of barcodes, you scan one, input it into the camera, and it changes the settings to reflect that particular barcode. They're presets, basically.
     
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    ooo... like a precursor to ADOBE ACTIONZZZZ!!!!

    I wonder if people sold books of them for $90 per page. :roll:
     

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