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Canon EOS 60D Modes and Menus

The Mode dial on the left side of the Canon EOS 60D's top panel lets you select various exposure modes, and although the order has been changed for some items, it provides the same range of options presented as on the EOS 50D, with the exception that one custom mode and the A-DEP mode have been removed to make room for the new Bulb and Movie modes (see descriptions below) . Canon divides the dial into "Basic" and "Creative" zones, the Basic range encompassing the Full Auto setting and the six scene modes in what Canon refers to as the "Image" zone. The Creative zone includes settings for Creative Auto, Programmed exposure, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, full Manual control, Bulb, and a Camera User mode, for registering one bank of settings for quick recall. Finally, there's one Mode dial position that's not considered part of either the Basic or Creative zones: the Movie mode.

 

Here's a description of each of the shooting modes:

Movie Mode: When Movie mode is selected, the camera's mirror and shutter open, as in Live View mode, but the Live View / Movie button on the camera's back functions as the start/stop button for movie recording. Unlike most other movie-capable SLR cameras on the market, the Canon 60D can perform single autofocus operations during movie operation, albeit with focusing noise very clearly picked up on the audio track using the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. (Like most digital SLR video modes, continuous autofocus isn't available in Movie mode, though.) Another feature of the 60D's movie mode that's rather uncommon is that it allows fully manual control over aperture, shutter speed, and (optionally) ISO sensitivity. The 60D's internal microphone is monaural, but the camera also includes an external microphone jack compatible with stereo microphones. Movie recording capacity varies based on the size of memory card you're using, but is in all cases limited to a maximum of 29 minutes and 59 seconds. (That's thanks to European tax regulations, but as it turns out, the 4GB limit on video file sizes will in practice restrict you to shorter movie clips anyway.)

Night Portrait Mode: The first mode in the Basic Zone, this mode is for taking pictures of people at sunset or at night, letting the flash illuminate the subject, while the longer exposure provides a brighter view of the surroundings. The autofocus mode is automatically set to One Shot. Drive mode choices are Single or 10-second self timer, white balance to Auto, and metering mode is set to Evaluative. Since slower shutter speeds will be used, a tripod is recommended to prevent movement from the camera. The built-in flash is automatically enabled and synched with the slower shutter speed, so subjects will need to remain still for a few moments after the flash fires to avoid ghost-like after-images. ISO is automatically adjusted by the camera. (For night exposures without the flash, Canon recommends shooting in Landscape mode.)

Sports Mode: This mode uses a faster shutter speed to capture fast-moving subjects. The autofocus mode is automatically set to AI Servo. Drive mode choices are High-Speed Continuous Shooting or 10-second self timer, white balance and ISO are set to Auto, and metering mode is set to Evaluative. The onboard flash isn't available in this mode (since it can't cycle fast enough to keep up with the continuous exposure mode).

Close-up Mode (Macro Mode): Turning the Mode dial to the macro flower symbol sets the camera for capturing smaller subjects such as flowers, jewelry, and other small details. The autofocus mode is automatically adjusted to One Shot, the drive mode choices are Single Shot or 10-second self timer, and the metering mode is set to Evaluative. ISO and white balance are set to Auto. Close-up mode takes advantage of the current lens' minimum focal distance. However, an EOS-dedicated macro lens and the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX are recommended for better close-up photography. Note that unlike the macro mode on most consumer digital cameras, Macro mode on the Canon 60D has no effect on lens focusing range, as that parameter is entirely determined by the lens being used.

Landscape Mode: Landscape mode combines slower shutter speeds with smaller aperture settings to increase the depth of field when shooting broad vistas and sweeping landscapes. This mode is also good for night scenes without people in them. The Canon 60D's built-in flash is automatically disabled, even if it's already raised. Because this mode uses slower shutter speeds, a tripod may be needed in less-bright lighting conditions. Focus is set to one shot, the AF assist lamp is disabled, and drive mode choices are single or 10-second self timer. Metering is again set to Evaluative, and both white balance and ISO are set to Auto.

Portrait Mode: This mode uses a large aperture setting to decrease the depth of field, which blurs the background to emphasize the subject. ISO and white balance are set to Auto, metering to Evaluative, and AF mode to One Shot. Drive mode choices are Low-Speed Continuous Shooting or 10-second self timer, and the flash pops up and fires automatically as necessary.

Creative Auto Mode: The Canon 60D offers an updated version of its Creative Auto (or "CA") mode, which debuted on the 50D. The CA mode is something of a cross between the Program and Full Automatic modes. When set to CA mode, the Canon 60D allows the user to select from a subset of the flash and drive modes. You can also choose from one of nine Ambience selections, with each given a user-friendly description such as "Vivid", or "Cool". All Ambience selections except Standard Setting and Monochrome offer a three-step strength adjustment, while for Monochrome photos you can select between neutral, blue-tinted, or sepia-tinted. Program shift is also available, under the friendlier name of "Background: Blurred <-> Sharp", and with five-step control. Since exposure compensation is itself an ambience selection, available as Darker or Lighter options, it can't be combined with other ambience types. The exposure steps available with the three-step strength adjustment correspond to 2/3-stop increments/decrements.

You can select between Raw, JPEG (including several image size/quality options), or Raw + Large JPEG file formats through the main menu system, where you can also enable or disable Peripheral Illumination Correction and red-eye reduction. The rest of the more complex features remain under automatic control. Autofocus mode is set to AI Focus. (AI Focus evaluates subject movement, automatically sets either one-shot AF or AI Servo AF automatically.) Drive mode choices are Single Shot, Low-Speed Continuous Shooting, or 10-second self timer, ISO is set to Auto, and both the white balance and metering mode are set to Evaluative. The Canon 60D's rear-panel LCD display offers text help for each setting while in CA mode, for example prompting the user as to whether they want to blur the background with program shift, or make the picture brighter / darker with exposure compensation, etc.

Flash Off Mode: Flash Off mode disables both the internal flash head and any external flash unit connected. Focus is set to AI Focus mode, the AF assist lamp disabled, drive mode choices are Single or 10-second self timer, and metering is set to Evaluative. The camera controls ISO sensitivity and white balance automatically, as well.

Full Automatic Mode: The final mode in the Canon 60D's Basic Zone, Full Automatic is indicated on the Mode dial by a green rectangular outline. In this mode, the camera makes all exposure decisions with the exception of image quality. Autofocus mode is set to AI Focus. Drive mode choices are Single Shot or 10-second self timer, ISO is set to Auto, and both the white balance and metering mode are set to Evaluative. The flash fires automatically if needed.

Program AE: This is the first mode in the Creative Zone of the Mode dial. Program AE works similarly to the Full Automatic exposure mode, but allows more control over the exposure variables. Aperture and shutter speed (from 1/8,000 to 30 seconds) are automatically selected by the camera, but you can bias the exposure to larger or smaller apertures by turning the Main dial, which will change the combination of aperture and shutter speed so as to maintain the same exposure value, but with a different combination of aperture/shutter speed.

Shutter-Priority AE: This mode allows you to manually set the shutter speed anywhere from 1/8,000 to 30 seconds, while the camera chooses the best corresponding aperture setting. You have control over all other exposure variables, including exposure compensation.

Aperture-Priority AE: The opposite of Shutter-Priority mode, Aperture-Priority AE allows you to set the lens aperture (with available apertures depending on the lens in use), while the camera selects the most appropriate shutter speed. Again, you have control over all other exposure variables, including exposure compensation.

Manual Exposure: This mode provides the same range of exposure control as the other Creative Zone exposure modes (except for exposure compensation), but lets you control both shutter speed (from 1/8,000 to 30 seconds) and lens aperture independently. A display in the viewfinder reports whether the camera thinks your settings will result in under, over, or correctly exposed photos.

Bulb Mode: This mode is similar to Manual exposure, in that it lets you control both shutter speed and lens aperture independently. However, instead of a fixed shutter speed, the 60D offers a Bulb shutter, allowing long exposures for as long as you hold the Shutter button down. (The top panel info display reports the elapsed time, from one to 999 seconds, as the exposure progresses.) To avoid camera shake, you can also control the exposure time using an RS-60E3 cabled remote switch, or one of three infrared remote controls -- the RC-6, RC-5, or RC-1.

Camera User Settings Mode: This final setting on the Mode dial allows you to save one group of camera settings for quick recall. Useful when shooting an event under a known light source, this custom mode lets you register camera settings for that specific condition and easily switch between shooting in any of the other exposure modes, or the previously saved user settings mode. You can save most of the camera's shooting mode options as well as the Custom Function settings.

Playback Mode: This mode is entered by pressing the Play button on the back panel. Playback mode lets you erase images, protect them, or set them up for printing on DPOF compatible devices. You can also view images in an index display, enlarge images to 10x, view a slide show of all captured images, or rotate an image. The Info button activates an information display, which reports the exposure settings for the image and graphs the exposure values on a small histogram.

 

Canon EOS 60D Menu Details

Below are 60D menu options and their descriptions. The precise selection of menus and their available options varies depending on the camera's operating mode. Click on the image to see a matrix of screen shots showing the full menu layout.


Movie Menu 1:

Movie Menu Options: Screen 1
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Movie Exposure
- Auto
- Manual
If set to Auto, movie exposure is controlled automatically. If set to Manual, shutter speed and aperture are controlled manually, and ISO sensitivity can be controlled either automatically or manually.
AF mode
- Live mode
- Face Detect Live mode
- Quick mode
"Live" mode uses contrast-detect AF from image sensor data, "Face detect" mode adds face-detection, while "Quick" mode uses the dedicated phase-detect AF module. This is a duplicate of the option in Record menu 4, so if the setting is changed there, the value here will also change.
AF w/ Shutter Button During Movie
- Disable
- Enable
AF and Metering Button for Movie
- 0
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: Meter & AF start
*: AE lock

-1
Shutter Button: Metering start
AF-On: Meter & AF start
*: AE lock

-2
Shutter Button: Metering start
AF-On: AE lock
*: Meter & AF start

-3
Shutter Button: AE lock
AF-On: Meter & AF start
*: AE lock

-4
Shutter Button: AE lock
AF-On: AE lock
*: Meter & AF start

-5
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AE lock
*: Meter & AF start

-6
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AF stop
*: AE lock

-7
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AE lock
*: AF stop

-8
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: No function
*: AE lock

-9
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AE lock
*: No function

Determines the function of the Shutter, AF-ON, and * (AE-Lock) buttons in Movie mode

Movie ISO Speed Setting Increments
- 1/3-stop
- 1-stop
Selects the step size for manual ISO adjustment in movie mode.
Movie Highlight Tone Priority
- Disable
- Enable

 

Movie Menu 2:

Movie Menu Options: Screen 2
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Movie Rec. Size
- 1,920 x 1,080 25 / 30 frames per second
- 1,920 x 1,080 24 frames per second
- 1,280 x 720 50 / 60 fields per second
- 640 x 480 50 / 60 fields per second
- Crop 640 50 / 60 fields per second
Selects the video resolution and frame rate. Available frame rates depend on Video System setting in Setup Menu screen 2. 30 frames and 60 fields per second are available only for NTSC mode, 25 frames and 50 fields per second are only for PAL mode. 24 frames per second is available for both modes.
Sound Recording
- Sound Rec.
- Auto
- Manual
- Disable
Determines whether movies should be recorded with or without an audio track, and if set to manual, what the recording level should be fixed at. A stereo levels gauge is shown with a range from -40 dB to 0dB, and indicates when the levels on each channel have passed the recommended -12dB mark by coloring the area of the gauge beyond this point in yellow. The final square of the gauge is shown in red, and the most recent peak level is briefly indicated on the gauge after the levels have dropped back down.
- Rec. Level
(only available when Sound Rec. is set to Manual)

- -48 to +16 steps around default position

- Wind Filter
- Enable
- Disable
Silent Shooting
- Mode 1
- Mode 2
- Disable
Silent Mode 1 is the default, and uses an electronic shutter to initiate the exposure, and so reduces operation noise, since only the second shutter curtain must be physically operated to complete the exposure.

Silent Mode 2 does the same, but also delays reopening of the second curtain, shutter recocking, and resumption of the live view feed until the shutter button is released. This physically separates the shutter curtain operation noises, and reduces perceived noise, but prevents use of continuous shooting.

Finally, the Disable mode is used for shooting with an extension tube, or for vertical shift images with a TS-E lens. Here, both physical shutter curtains are used, preventing incorrect or irregular exposures, but increasing operation noise.

Metering Timer
- 4 sec.
- 16 sec.
- 30 sec.
- 1 min.
- 10 min.
- 30 min.

Determines how long the camera's metering system should remain active without user interaction. This is a duplicate of the option in Record menu 4, so if the setting is changed there, the value here will also change.
Grid display
- Off
- Grid 1 (3x3)
- Grid 2 (6x4)
Allows one of two different grids to be overlaid on the LCD before movie recording, to aid in precise alignment. (The 3x3 grid would also be useful in rule-of-thirds composition). The grids disappear as soon as movie recording starts. This is a duplicate of the option in Record menu 4, so if the setting is changed there, the value here will also change.

 

Movie Menu 3:

Movie Menu Options: Screen 3
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Exposure Compensation
- 5 to +5 EV in 1/3 EV steps

Does not obey the exposure step size set in the Custom Function menu from still image modes, so it isn't possible to set exposure compensation in 1/2 EV steps for movie capture.
Auto Lighting Optimizer
-Disable
-Low
-Standard
-Strong
Sets the ALO level.
Picture Style
-Standard
-Portrait
-Landscape
-Neutral
-Faithful
-Monochrome
-User Def. 1
-User Def. 2
-User Def. 3
-Sharpness (arbitrary units from 0 to 7)
-Contrast (9 units from - to +)
-Saturation (9 units from - to +)
-Color Tone (9 units from - to +)
- Default set.
Monochrome has Filter and Toning effect instead of Saturation and Color Tone. Filter effect options are None, Yellow, Orange, Red, or Green. Toning effect options are None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, or Green. User settings can be based on any of the preset modes.
White Balance
-Auto
-Daylight (5,200K)
-Shade (7,000K)
-Cloudy (6,000K)
-Incandescent (3,200K)
-Fluorescent (4,000K)
-Flash
-Custom
-Kelvin Temperature (2,500 to 10,000)
Custom WB
-Choose existing image for reference, then set white balance. Only compatible images are shown.

 

Record Menu 1:

Record Menu Options: Screen 1
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Quality
- Raw
- None
- Raw (18M 5,184 x 3,456)
- mRaw (10M 3,888 x 2,592)
- sRaw (4.5M 2,592 x 1,728)
Select image size and quality combination. You can select one value each from the Raw and JPEG sections simultaneously. If both values are set to None, the 60D will record a large / fine JPEG image only. mRaw and sRaw options are saved in Raw format, but at reduced resolution.
- JPEG
- None
- Large / Fine (18M 5,184 x 3,456)
- Large / Normal (18M 5,184 x 3,456)
- Medium / Fine (8M 3,456 x 2,304)
- Medium / Normal (8M 3,456 x 2,304)
- Small / Fine (S1; 4.5M 2,592 x 1,728)
- Small / Normal (S1; 4.5M 2,592 x 1,728)
- S2
(2.5M 1,920 x 1,080)
- S3 (0.3M 720 x 480)
Beep
- Enable
- Disable
Turns all camera beep sounds on or off
Release Shutter Without Card
- Enable
- Disable
If enabled, the camera will fire the shutter even without a memory card installed.
Image Review
-Off
-2 sec.
-4 sec.
-8 sec.
-Hold
If off, the camera does not display the captured image after capture, otherwise the image appears for the designated time.

Hold setting displays the image until the auto power off time elapses, or a button other than Info is pressed.

Peripheral Illumination Correction
Attached lens details and correction data status shown.

-Enable
-Disable

If on, the camera corrects for corner shading "vignetting" in JPEGs, depending on which lens is detected (therefore, probably won't work with third-party lenses).
Red-Eye Reduction
- Enable
- Disable
If On, Red-eye reduction lamp illuminates with every flash exposure.
Flash control
-Flash Firing
- Enable
- Disable
Controls a vast array of flash settings for both the internal flash and any attached external flash unit.
- Built-in Flash Func. Setting
- Flash Mode
- Shutter Sync
- Flash Exp. Comp.
- E-TTL II Meter
- Wireless Func.
- External Flash Func. Setting
(if flash is attached, powered on, and supports function)
- Flash Mode
- Shutter Sync
- FEB
- Flash Exp. Comp.
- E-TTL II Meter
- Zoom
- Wireless Func.
- External Flash C.Fn. Setting
If external flash is attached and powered on, each custom function and its options are listed, one function per page.
- Clear Ext. Flash C.Fn. Set
(If flash is attached and powered on)

Clear all Speedlite C.Fn settings

- Cancel
- OK

 

Record Menu 2:

Record Menu Options: Screen 2
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Exposure Comp. / AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
-Select EV variable
Left and right arrows or Quick Control dial adjust exposure compensation in 1/3 EV steps from -5 to +5 EV. Main Dial adjusts exposure bracketing around this point in 1/3EV steps up to a +/-3 EV range. Compensation and bracketing are additive, so it is possible for one bracketed shot to range as far as +/-8EV from the metered exposure. Step size can be changed to 1/2 EV using Custom Function I-1.
Auto Lighting Optimizer
-Disable
-Low
-Standard
-Strong
Sets the ALO level.
Picture Style
-Standard
-Portrait
-Landscape
-Neutral
-Faithful
-Monochrome
-User Def. 1
-User Def. 2
-User Def. 3
-Sharpness (arbitrary units from 0 to 7)
-Contrast (9 units from - to +)
-Saturation (9 units from - to +)
-Color Tone (9 units from - to +)
- Default set.
Monochrome has Filter and Toning effect instead of Saturation and Color Tone. Filter effect options are None, Yellow, Orange, Red, or Green. Toning effect options are None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, or Green. User settings can be based on any of the preset modes.
White Balance
-Auto
-Daylight (5,200K)
-Shade (7,000K)
-Cloudy (6,000K)
-Incandescent (3,200K)
-Fluorescent (4,000K)
-Flash
-Custom
-Kelvin Temperature (2,500 to 10,000)
Custom WB
-Choose existing image for reference, then set white balance. Only compatible images are shown.
White Balance Shift/BKT
-Set the color shift on a two-dimensional grid (Green/Magenta, Blue/Amber)

- Choose bracket (+/-3 Magenta or Green, +/-3 Blue or Amber)
Color Space
-sRGB
-Adobe RGB

 

Record Menu 3:

Record Menu Options: Screen 3
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Dust Delete Data
Obtain data for removing dust using software. Refer to manual for details.

Last updated: (date / time)

-Cancel
-OK

Captures a reference image for the dust reduction system, showing where dust is present on the sensor. Dust shadows can then be automatically removed from the images when they're processed through Canon's software.
ISO Auto
- Max.: 400
- Max.: 800
- Max.: 1600
- Max.: 3200
- Max.: 6400
Sets a maximum limit for the ISO Auto function. The limit only applies in Creative Zone modes. Basic Zone modes except Portrait will allow Auto ISO as high as ISO 3,200, unless flash is used, regardless of this setting. Portrait mode is fixed at ISO 100. When direct flash is used, Auto ISO is set to 400, unless this would result in overexposure, in which case Auto ISO can range as low as ISO 100. When external bounce flash is used, Auto ISO will ordinarily range as high as ISO 1,600, but will obey a lower limit from this setting.

Record Menu 4:

Record Menu Options: Screen 4
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Live View shoot
- Enable
- Disable
AF mode
- Live mode
- Face Detect Live mode
- Quick mode
"Live" mode uses contrast-detect AF from image sensor data, "Face detect" mode adds face-detection, while "Quick" mode uses the dedicated phase-detect AF module. This is a duplicate of the option in Movie menu 1, so if the setting is changed there, the value here will also change.
Grid display
- Off
- Grid 1 (3x3)
- Grid 2 (6x4)
Allows one of two different grids to be overlaid on the LCD before movie recording, to aid in precise alignment. (The 3x3 grid would also be useful in rule-of-thirds composition). The grids disappear as soon as movie recording starts. This is a duplicate of the option in Movie menu 2, so if the setting is changed there, the value here will also change.
Aspect Ratio
- 3:2
- 4:3
- 16:9
- 1:1
Adds thick blue framing guidelines to the live view display. Raw images are always saved in 3:2 aspect ratio, and can be automatically cropped when processed if the software used is compatible, whereas JPEGs are cropped in-camera.
Expo. Simulation
- Enable
- Disable
If enabled, the 60D will attempt to simulate the exposure level that would be achieved with the current settings.
Silent Shooting
- Mode 1
- Mode 2
- Disable

Silent Mode 1 is the default, and uses an electronic shutter to initiate the exposure, and so reduces operation noise, since only the second shutter curtain must be physically operated to complete the exposure.

Silent Mode 2 does the same, but also delays reopening of the second curtain, shutter recocking, and resumption of the live view feed until the shutter button is released. This physically separates the shutter curtain operation noises, and reduces perceived noise, but prevents use of continuous shooting.

Finally, the Disable mode is used for shooting with an extension tube, or for vertical shift images with a TS-E lens. Here, both physical shutter curtains are used, preventing incorrect or irregular exposures, but increasing operation noise.

Metering Timer
- 4 sec.
- 16 sec.
- 30 sec.
- 1 min.
- 10 min.
- 30 min.

Determines how long the camera's metering system should remain active without user interaction. This is a duplicate of the option in Movie menu 2, so if the setting is changed there, the value here will also change.

 

Playback Menu 1:

Playback Menu Options: Screen 1
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Protect Images
-Select images
- Set
Sets or removes protection mark. Protected images can only be deleted by reformatting the memory card.

-All images in folder
- Unprotect all images in folder

- Select folder
- All images on card
- Unprotect all images on card
Protect all images on card

- Cancel
- OK

Rotate
-Set
Rotates selected image clockwise, either 90 or 270 degrees
Erase Images
-Select and erase images
-Select image(s)
Erases images.
-All images in folder
- Select folder
-All images on card
Erase all images on card (except protected images)

- Cancel
- OK

Print Order
- Select image
- Count

 

Marks images on the memory card for later printing on a DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatible printer.

- By Folder
- Mark all in folder
- Clear all in folder

 

- All Image
- Mark all on card
- Clear all on card

 

- Set up
- Print type
- Date
- File no.

 

Creative filters
Only compatible images displayed

- Grainy B/W

- Contrast: (Low / Standard / Strong)
Applies one of several effects to raw or JPEG images. Creative filters cannot be applied to mRaw or sRaw images. For raw+JPEG images, the effect will be applied to the raw file if full size, then saved as JPEG. If the raw+JPEG has a reduced size raw file, the filter will instead be applied to the JPEG image. A slight degree of adjustment is available for each filter effect type.
- Soft focus

 

- Soft focus: (Low / Standard / Strong)
- Toy camera effect
- Color tone: (Cool tone / Standard / Warm tone)
- Miniature effect
- Horizontal / vertical and position adjustment
Resize
Only compatible images displayed

- Select image

- M (8.0M 3,456 x 2,304)
- S1 (4.5M 2,592 x 1,728)
- S2 (2.5M 1,920 x 1,280)
- S3 (0.3M 720 x 480)
Image size can only be reduced. Sizes larger than the current image size are grayed out.
Raw Image Processing
Only compatible images displayed

- Select image

- Brightness adjustment
- White balance
- Picture style
- Auto lighting optimizer
- High ISO speed noise reduction
- Quality
- Color space
- Peripheral illumination correction
- Distortion correction
- Chromatic aberration correction
- Save
Image can be zoomed during setup. Info button resets settings. mRaw and sRaw images cannot be processed in-camera.

 

Playback Menu 2:

Playback Menu Options: Screen 2
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Highlight Alert
-Disable
-Enable
Enables a blinking highlight display in Playback mode
AF Point Display
-Disable
-Enable
If Enabled, the AF point(s) used to set focus appear in red in the image display
Histogram
-Brightness
-RGB

RGB option displays individual histograms for each color channel, brightness shows only a single graph.
Image Jump w/ dial
-1 image
-10 images
-100 images
-By date
-By folder
- Display movies only
- Display stills only
- Display by image rating
Selects how image jump works using the Main Dial.

Slide Show
-Select images
- All images
- Date
- Folder
- Movies
- Stills
Sets up Slide Show feature. Users can choose to play all folders, one folder, just photos taken on a particular date, just movies, or just stills. The Menu button stops playback.

-Setup

- Display time
- Repeat
- Transition effect

-Start

 
Rating
- Select Image
- Off
- 1 star
- 2 star
- 3 star
- 4 star
- 5 star
Allows in-camera rating of images. A separate count of the number of images with each rating is shown on the selection screen, up to 999 images max. for each count. Images can be and panned during rating. The rating is stored in the EXIF header, and can be seen with compatible software.
Ctrl Over HDMI
- Disable
- Enable

If enabled, certain playback functions of the Canon 60D, such as selecting images and initiating a slideshow, can be controlled using the remote control of an attached HDMI CEC-compatible display.

 

Setup Menu 1:

Setup Menu Options: Screen 1
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Auto Power Off
- 1 min.
- 2 min.
- 4 min.
- 8 min.
-15 min.
-30 min.
- Off

Auto Rotate
-On (Record, Display)
- On (Display)
-Off
Record, Display - vertical images are rotated on both the camera's LCD and on the computer. (In applications that understand "Rotate" tags in the files' EXIF headers.)

Display - vertical images are only rotated on the computer.

Format
-Cancel
-OK
- Low level format
Erases all files on card, even protected ones
File Numbering
-Continuous
-Auto Reset
-Manual Reset

Continuous numbers image files sequentially.

Auto Reset resets the numbering every time a card is formatted or a new card inserted.

Manual Reset resets numbering at any time to 0001.

Select Folder
-Select folder
-Create folder
Selects which folder images and movies should be stored in, and creates new folders. The folder name is automatically generated.

 

Setup Menu 2:

Setup Menu Options: Screen 2
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
LCD Brightness
-Set brightness level from dark to bright in seven steps
Date/Time
-Set Date
-Set Time
-Set Display Format
Language
-English
-German
-French
-Dutch
-Danish
-Portuguese
-Finnish
-Italian
-Ukrainian
-Norwegian
-Swedish
-Spanish
-Greek
-Russian
-Polish
-Czech
-Hungarian
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Video System
-NTSC
-PAL
The value set here also affects the available frame rates for movie capture.
Sensor Cleaning:
-Auto Cleaning
- Enable
- Disable
Auto Cleaning setting automatically enables cleaning when camera is turned off or on (adds about 1 sec. to time)

Clean Now activates cleaning

Clean Manually locks up the mirror for manual cleaning.

-Clean Now
-Clean Manually
Lock Quick Control Dial
- Disable
- Enable

 

 

Setup Menu 3:

Setup Menu Options: Screen 3
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Battery Info.
- Remaining capacity
- Shutter count
- Recharge performance

 

INFO. Button Display Options
-Displays camera settings
- Electronic level
-Displays shooting functions
Camera settings screen shows all of the camera settings used to create the image (such as Picture Style, Color Space, etc.)

Electronic level shows a single-axis (roll) level, and indicates when the camera is perfectly level in landscape or portrait modes.

Shooting Functions shows the more basic shooting functions, such as exposure variables, ISO, White Balance, etc.

Camera User Settings
- Register settings
-Clear settings
Registers the current camera settings to for later recall.
Copyright information
-Display copyright info
-Enter author's name
-Enter copyright details
-Delete copyright information
Copyright info can be embedded into image files.
Clear All Camera Settings
- Cancel
- OK
Resets all camera settings except custom functions to default.
Firmware Version
-Update firmware version

Updates firmware version if a properly-prepared SD card is in place

 

Custom Functions Menu:

Custom Function Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
C.Fn. I-1 Exposure Level Increments
-0: 1/3-Stop
-1: 1/2-Stop

 

C.Fn.I-2 ISO Speed Setting Increments
-0: 1/3-Stop
-1: 1-Stop

 

C.Fn.I-3 ISO Expansion
-0: Off
-1: On
When enabled, an ISO 'H' setting is added, corresponding to an ISO level of 12,800. Cannot be enabled if Highlight Tone Priority (C. Fn II-3) is active.
C.Fn. I-4 Bracketing Auto Cancel
-0: On
-1: Off
If set to off, bracketed exposures will continue even if the camera is switched off, the camera settings are cleared, or you switch to movie mode and back.
C.Fn. I-5 Bracketing Sequence
-0: 0, -, +
-1: -, 0, +
Sets the order of bracketed exposures -- either metered, under, then over, or under, metered, then over.
C.Fn. I-6 Safety Shift
-Disable
-Enable (Tv / Av)
Automatically shifts exposure in shutter / aperture priority shooting if brightness changes suddenly.
C.Fn. I-7 Flash Sync. Speed in AV Mode
-0:Auto
-1: 1/250-1/60 sec. auto
-2: 1/250 sec. (fixed)
Auto: Shutter speed may vary from 1/250 to 30 seconds, and high-speed sync is possible. May induce blur from camera shake.

1/250 to 1/60 sec auto: Shutter speed may vary from 1/250 to 1/60 second, reducing blurring, but potentially causing dark backgrounds.

1/250: Shutter speed is fixed at this setting, reducing blur further, but potentially making the background even darker.

C.Fn. II-1 Long Exposure Noise Reduction
-0: Off
-1: Auto
-2: On
Controls additional noise-reduction processing for exposures 1 second and longer. When set to On, Canon notes that noise may be higher than with Auto or Off options when using ISO 1,600 or higher.
C.Fn. II-2 High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
-0: Standard
-1: Low
-2: Strong
-3: Disable
Enables additional noise-reduction. Applied at all ISOs, but particularly effective at reducing chroma noise at higher ISOs, or shadow noise at lower ISOs. When set to Strong, maximum burst depth will be greatly reduced.
C.Fn. II-3 Highlight Tone Priority
-0: Disable
-1: Enable
Enables Highlight tone priority, which helps retain highlight detail in JPEGs by expanding dynamic range in highlight areas above 18% grey. When enabled, ISO 100 position is disabled, and the ISO range is 200 - 6400. Cannot be used together with Auto Lighting Optimizer or ISO expansion functions. May increase image noise when in use.
C.Fn. III-1 Lens Drive when AF Impossible

-0: Continue focus search
-1: Stop focus search

Tells camera to keep trying to achieve focus in difficult conditions, or to give up if focus lock can't be quickly achieved, useful to prevent super telephoto lenses becoming grossly out of focus.
C.Fn. III-2 AF Point Selection Method

-0: AF point selection button: Activate AF select
Multi-Controller: Select AF point
-1: AF point selection button: Auto selection
Multi-Controller: Manual selection

If set to 1, you can select the AF point with the multi-controller without first pressing the AF point selection button, which then is used to resume automatic point selection.
C.Fn. III-3 Superimposed Display

-0: On
-1: Off

If set to Off, the red AF point display in the viewfinder won't be triggered during focus operation. It will, however, still illuminate during AF point selection.
C.Fn. III-4 AF-Assist Beam Firing

-0: Enable
-1: Disable
-2: Enable external flash only
-3: IR AF assist beam only

Turns AF assist beam on or off, and determines whether it comes from the built-in flash or from an external strobe unit. IR AF assist beam only prevents the built-in flash or less expensive external strobes from firing a burst of low-power flashes to assist autofocusing.
C.Fn. III-5 Mirror Lockup
-0: Enable
-1: Disable
Locks the mirror up before exposure to prevent camera shake.
C.Fn. IV-1 AF and metering buttons
- 0
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: Meter & AF start
*: AE lock

-1
Shutter Button: Metering start
AF-On: Meter & AF start
*: AE lock

-2
Shutter Button: Metering start
AF-On: AE lock
*: Meter & AF start

-3
Shutter Button: AE lock
AF-On: Meter & AF start
*: AE lock

-4
Shutter Button: AE lock
AF-On: AE lock
*: Meter & AF start

-5
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AE lock
*: Meter & AF start

-6
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AF stop
*: AE lock

-7
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AE lock
*: AF stop

-8
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: No function
*: AE lock

-9
Shutter Button: Meter & AF start
AF-On: AE lock
*: No function

Determines the function of the Shutter, AF-ON, and * (AE-Lock) buttons for still image shooting.
C.Fn. IV-2 Assign SET Button
-0: Default (no function)
-1: Image Quality
-2: Picture Style
-3: White Balance
-4: Flash exposure compensation
-5: Viewfinder electronic level display
Selects a function for the Set button during still image shooting.
C.Fn. IV-3 Dial Direction during TV/AV
-0: Normal
-1: Reverse direction
C.Fn.IV-4 Focusing Screen
-0: Ef-A
-1: Ef-D
-2: Ef-S
Focusing Screen Ef-A option is Standard Precision Matte, Ef-D option is Precision Matte with Grid, and Ef-S option is Super Precision Matte
C.Fn. IV-5 Add Image Verification Data
-0: Disable
-1: Enable
If enabled, appends data to verify whether an image has been modified using optionally available software.
Clear All Custom Functions (C.Fn.)
- Cancel
- OK
 Resets all custom functions. Doesn't affect other camera functions.

 

My Menu:

My Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Register
-(Full list of options that can exist in My Menu)

 

Sort
Changes the order of registered items in My Menu
Delete Item / Items
 
Delete All Items
 
Display from My Menu
-Enable
-Disable
When Enabled, the My Menu tab is displayed first when pressing the Menu button