well, what I did was read through the manual several times skipping back and forth and watched the videos canon made. There are so many options and ways to configure the camera that you could go on learning and refining your setup for years. Have fun with the challenge. I literally forget sometimes that it has some feature because there are so many. One thing I just used today was image copy. Copied all the raw files from a 600x CF card to an SD card in camera, so I could read the SD card on a laptop. There is an example of something you can do but probably not needed very often.