I purchased my new, entry level, Canon camera a few days ago. (See signature below) Am I please with the camera? The reply has to be YES. But what about the manual... Do I find the manual detailed - yes Do I find the manual helpful - yes and no Do I find the manual frustrating - yes as a newby to the hobby I have to say I do After all these years Canon has been making 'good' cameras, they don't supply a PDF manual with a search facility. I want to learn about my camera, I want to take pictures with it, but I am slowed down because I come across terms I am unaware of and struggle and waste time trying to find the answers. In this advanced technological age, we 'search' for answers, we find them fast. But not with the Canon camera guide, the PDF does not allow me to search the manual. I feel the manual is designed by people who deal with cameras, know all about the cameras and the various terms but, as a newby to the hobby, I come across something maybe from my camera menu and want to look up what it means in the manual, because I cannot search for the word I am unsure of, I have to glance over the menu, scroll through pages to find what it means. As a beginner to the hobby I do not know all the terms related to my new camera, there are many examples I could give, here is a very simple one, my camera gave 3 options in the menu, One Shot, AI Focus and AI Servo. It took me 20 minutes to find the data explaining what they are do, with search in the PDF manual file I would have found what all three meant in 20 seconds. With any new hobby, there will always be things we don't know, I have to wonder why, in this day and age, Canon cameras do not have a manual with a search facility? I am sure Canon would reply to my comments, read the full manual first, easy said, there is so much to take in, it would not be possible to remember everything off every page read, and even if I could I would not remember what page I read it on if I needed to go back to it. It is a shame, Canon make great cameras, I am really pleased with mine, in my view, as a beginner to the hobby, not being able to search the manual really does let them down. Does anyone know a way round this problem?