Landscape Mode is suitable for shooting wide-open spaces when you want the image to have maximum clarity and sharpness throughout. The camera will select a shutter speed based on the conditions. This mode produces images with vivid blues and greens.
What your EOS does: The camera sets a small aperture to achieve focus throughout the image. Shooting in low light, a slow shutter speed may be selected which could cause camera shake. In these situations the shutter speed indicator will flash and a tripod or camera support may be useful to obtain sharp images. The Landscape Picture Style is selected which enhances colours typically found in nature, blues and greens are rich and vibrant.
North West Highlands, © Tony Foster 2011, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Other types of photo to try: The Landscape Mode isn't only useful for capturing natural beauty. Set this mode when sightseeing around a town or city, particularly on bright sunny days. Your EOS will produce crisp and vivid travel images.
Lens Option:EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM*
Small and lightweight yet ultra wide, this lens will capture landscapes in all their glory.
Now pick up your EOS and try out the Basic Zone shooting modes you have read about. If you are interested to learn more about how you can use the different modes on your EOS to change how your images look, this tutorial can help.
* Requires Mount Adapter EF-EOS M for EOS M or an EF-S mount Canon DSLR body indicated by a white square on the lens mount.