Canon T3i Review

 
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i Modes and Menus

The Mode dial on the right side of the Canon T3i's top panel lets you select various exposure modes, and most options are the same as on the earlier Rebel T2i model, although the order has been changed slightly, and the Full Auto mode replaced with a new Scene Intelligent Auto mode. Canon divides the dial into "Creative" and "Basic" zones. The Creative zone includes settings for Program Auto-Exposure, Shutter Priority AE (Tv), Aperture Priority AE (Av), full Manual exposure, and Automatic Depth-of-Field AE. The Basic range includes the Scene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, and Creative Auto modes, plus the five Scene modes in what Canon refers to as the "Image" zone 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:

Program AE: This is the first mode in the Creative Zone of the Mode dial. Using Program AE works, the camera selects both aperture and shutter speed (from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds) are automatically selected by the camera, but you can bias the exposure to larger apertures and faster shutter speeds (or vice versa) by turning the Main dial. This function, known as Program Shift, 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. While the overall exposure is controlled automatically, Program AE mode allows quite a range of functions such as white balance, focus servo mode, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation / bracketing and the like to be accessed, unlike the full Auto modes.

Shutter-Priority AE: This mode allows you to manually set the shutter speed anywhere from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds, while the camera chooses the best corresponding aperture setting. You have control over all other exposure variables.

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.

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 1/4,000 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. Manual exposure mode also provides access to the T3i's bulb shutter function, which keeps the shutter open for as long as the shutter release button is held down. Bulb exposures are best controlled with an external remote release, to prevent camera shake.

Automatic Depth of Field AE: This is the final mode in the Creative Zone, and is meant for taking pictures of large groups of people, landscapes with foreground detail, or any subject with elements of interest at varying distances from the camera. This mode puts the camera in control of both the shutter speed and aperture values, but you can adjust the other exposure variables. (If the lens focus mode is set to manual, A-DEP mode acts similarly to Program AE, but without the Program Shift function.) When shooting in Automatic Depth of Field AE, the camera sets both the lens aperture and focus distance to achieve a sharp focus over a wide depth of field. It uses the autofocus system to measure the distance to the subjects covered by each of the nine autofocus zones, and then attempts to set the focusing distance and lens aperture so as to render all subject areas in sharp focus. Areas that should be in focus in the final image are indicated with a red AF point, and if a focus lock can't be achieved, the shutter release won't fire.

Scene Intelligent Automatic Mode: The first mode in the Canon T3i's Basic Zone, Scene Intelligent Automatic replaces the T2i's Full Auto mode. Compared to that function, the Scene Intelligent Auto mode can now control one additional feature as the camera deems appropriate to the scene: the Picture Style. In Auto 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, 10-second Self-timer, and Continuous Self-timer. ISO is set to Auto with High ISO Noise Reduction enabled, the white balance mode is set to Auto, and the metering mode is set to Evaluative. The flash pops up and fires automatically if needed.

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, or Continuous Self-timer, and metering is set to Evaluative. The camera controls ISO sensitivity and white balance automatically, as well.

Creative Auto Mode: This mode is something of a cross between the Program and Full Automatic modes. When set to Creative Auto, the Canon T3i allows the user to select from a subset of the flash and drive modes. You can also choose from nine Ambience styles, with user-friendly names such as "Vivid", "Intense, or "Monochrome". All but the Standard and Monochrome ambience styles have a three-step control over the strength of the effect, while Monochrome allows either black and white, blue-tinted, or sepia-tinted images.

Unlike in earlier models with a CA mode, exposure compensation is not available in the T3i's CA mode. Program Shift is available, but with a friendlier name -- "Background: Blurred <-> Sharp". You can also select between Raw, JPEG (including several image size/quality options), or Raw + Large JPEG file formats. Through the menu system, you can also enable or disable Peripheral Illumination Correction. The rest of the more complex features remain under automatic control. The Canon T3i'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, etc.

Portrait Mode: The first mode in a subset of Basic Zone modes dubbed the Image Zone, 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. You can, however, coax the look of images in your desired direction using ambience and lighting / scene type selections. Drive mode choices are Continuous Shooting, 10-second Self-timer, and Continuous Self-timer, and the flash pops up and fires automatically as necessary.

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 T3i'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, 10-second Self-timer, and Continuous Self-timer. Metering is again set to Evaluative, both white balance and ISO are set to Auto, and ambience / lighting selections are available.

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, 10-second Self-timer, and Continuous Self-timer, and the metering mode is set to Evaluative. ISO and white balance are set to Auto, and ambience / lighting selections are available. 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 T3i has no effect on lens focusing range, as that parameter is entirely determined by the lens being used.

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 Continuous Shooting, 10-second Self-timer, and Continuous Self-timer, white balance and ISO are set to Auto, and metering mode is set to Evaluative. Ambience / lighting selections are available. The onboard flash isn't available in this mode (since it can't cycle fast enough to keep up with the continuous exposure mode).

Night Portrait Mode: 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, 10-second Self-timer, and Continuous Self-timer, white balance is Auto, and metering mode is set to Evaluative. Ambience selections are available, but not lighting / scene type selections, since they're implied in the choice of a night mode. 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.)

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. The Canon T3i can perform single autofocus operations during movie operation, albeit with focusing noise very clearly picked up on the audio track with either of the available kit lens choices. (Like many digital SLR video modes, continuous autofocus isn't available in Movie mode, though.) Unlike some cameras, the T3i's movie mode allows fully manual control over aperture, shutter speed, or ISO sensitivity, although this must be set before capture starts. Exposure compensation and lock are also available. The T3i's internal microphone is monaural, but the T3i can also accept external 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.)

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, rotate or resize an image, or apply one of several creative filters. 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 Rebel T3i Menu Details

Below are T3i 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
Available shutter speeds when set to Manual mode are from 1/4,000 second to the (approximate) frame rate of the video capture. At a rate of 50-60fps, the longest movie shutter speed is 1/60 sec. At 24-30fps, the longest shutter speed is 1/30 sec.
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
Shutter / AE Lock Button
- AF/AE lock
- AE lock/AF
- AF/AF lock, no AE lock
- AE/AF, no AE lock

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

Remote control
- Enable
- Disable
Allows the optional RC-6 Remote Controller unit to be used to start and stop video capture when the release mode switch is set to '2', and stills to be captured when the switch is set to '●'.
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
- Movie rec. size
- 1920 / 30 (1,920 x 1,080, 30 fps)
- 1920 / 24 (1,920 x 1,080, 24 fps)
- 1280 / 60 (1,280 x 720, 60 fps)
- 640 / 30 (640 x 480, 30 fps)
Selects the video resolution and frame rate, and enables or disables the digital zoom function.
- Digital zoom
- Off
- 3 ~ 10x
Sound Recording
- Sound rec.
- Auto
- Manual
- Disable
As well as the ability to enable or disable audio capture, the T3i offers a rarer capability: it lets you manually adjust the recording levels. There's a helpful audio levels display during adjustment, with separate display of left and right channels. (When using the internal, monaural mic this still shows two channels, but they don't differ.) In addition, you can enable or disable a wind filter function that reduces low-frequency noise levels.
- Rec. level
Slider control, -48 to +16 arbitrary steps on either side of default position
- Wind filter
- Disable
- Enable
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.
Video snapshot
- Disable
- 2 sec. movie
- 4 sec. movie
- 8 sec. movie
As well as regular movies, the T3i can also capture short movie clips of two, four, or eight seconds length, and several clips can be saved in-camera as a single, combined video file, and the audio can optionally be replaced with several music selections.

 

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.
Custom WB
-Choose existing image for reference, then set white balance. Only compatible images are shown.
Picture Style
-Auto
-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 +)

- Filter effect
- Toning effect
- 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.

 

Record Menu 1:

Record Menu Options: Screen 1
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Quality

- Large / fine (18 megapixels, 5,184 x 3,456)
- Large / normal (18 megapixels, 5,184 x 3,456)
- Medium / fine (8.0 megapixels, 3,456 x 2,304)
- Medium / normal (8.0 megapixels, 3,456 x 2,304)
- Small / fine (S1; 4.5 megapixels, 2,592 x 1,728)
- Small / normal (S1; 4.5 megapixels, 2,592 x 1,728)
- Small (S2; 2.5 megapixels, 1,920 x 1,080)
- Small (S3; 0.3 megapixels, 720 x 480)
- Raw + large / fine (18 megapixels, 5,184 x 3,456)
- Raw (18 megapixels, 5,184 x 3,456)

Select image size and quality combination. You can also select to save in Raw format instead of JPEG, or to save both formats simultaneously.
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. Although the flash mode is listed for the built-in flash, it is confusingly greyed out and cannot be changed from the default E-TTL II setting.
- E-TTL II meter.
- Evaluative
- Average
- Built-in Flash Func. Setting
- Built-in flash
- Flash mode
- Shutter sync
- Flash exp. comp.
- External Flash Func. Setting
(if flash is attached, powered on, and supports function)
- Flash mode
- Shutter sync.
- FEB
- Wireless flash
- Channel
- Flash group
- Flash exp. comp.
- Zoom
- 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 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 +/-2 EV range. Compensation and bracketing are additive, so it is possible for one bracketed shot to range as far as +/-7EV 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.
Metering Mode
- Evaluative metering
- Partial metering
- Spot
- Center-weighted average
Sets the metering mode. This can also be changed through the Quick Control menu.
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
Picture Style
- Auto
-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.

 

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 800, 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

Automatically crops JPEG images shot in Live View mode. Raw images are tagged with the aspect ratio, and may be cropped when processed if compatible software is used, but the original aspect remains available in the raw file.
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

Select image

-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
- Sel. 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 Filter

Select image

-Set

- Grainy B/W
- Soft focus
- Fish-eye effect
- Toy camera effect
- Miniature effect
Applies one of five different effects to images, post-capture. The Grainy B/W filter offers Low, Standard, or Strong contrast. Soft-focus and Fish-eye effect offer three-step effect strength. Toy camera effect offers standard, warm, or cool tone. Miniature effect offers selectable horizontal or vertical modes, and adjustable position for the in-focus area.
Resize

Select image

-Set

- 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; 720x480)
You can resize images in-camera, but only to a smaller size than to a lower size than the current image, and only for JPEG files.

 

Playback Menu 2:

Playback Menu Options: Screen 2
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Histogram
-Brightness
-RGB

RGB option displays individual histograms for each color channel, brightness shows only a single graph.
Image Jump w/ Main 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
- Rating
Sets up Slide Show feature. Users can choose to play all folders, one folder, just photos taken on a particular date, just movies, just stills. or by image rating. The Menu button stops playback. Background music is provided on an accompanying CD, and must be uploaded to the camera before use.

-Setup

- Display time
- Repeat
- Transition effect
- Background music

-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.
Bass boost
- Disable
- Enable

Emphasises low-pitched tones when playing movies or slideshow background music. Applies only in-camera, and doesn't alter captured data.
Ctrl Over HDMI
- Disable
- Enable

If enabled, certain playback functions of the Canon T3i, 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
- 30 sec.
- 1 min.
- 2 min.
- 4 min.
- 8 min.
-15 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.
Screen Color
- 1
- 2
- 3
- 4
Selects the color scheme for the shooting settings screen. Options are dark grays, light grays, reds, or greens.

 

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
LCD Off/On Button
- Shutter btn
- Shutter / DISP
- Remains on
When set to shutter button, the LCD will automatically switch off with a shutter button half-press, then turn back on when the shutter button is released. The second option is similar, except that the LCD won't turn back on until the display button is pressed. The third option keeps the LCD active during exposure.
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
-Romanian
-Turkish
-Arabic
-Thai
-Simplified Chinese
-Traditional Chinese
-Korean
-Japanese

Video System

- NTSC
- PAL

 

Clean Manually

Mirror will go up. Clean the sensor.

- Cancel
- OK

 

Feature Guide
- Enable
- Disable

Enables or disables the feature guide, which displays information when the exposure mode is changed, and in the Quick Control menu.

 

Setup Menu 3:

Setup Menu Options: Screen 3
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Custom Functions (C.Fn)
Opens the Custom Functions menu.
Copyright information
-Display copyright info
-Enter author's name
-Enter copyright details
-Delete copyright information
Copyright info can be embedded into image files.
Clear Settings
- Clear all camera settings
- Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)
- Cancel
Resets either camera settings or 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 Expansion
-0: Off
-1: On
When set, a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 equivalent is possible. When disabled, the upper limit is ISO 6,400 equivalent.

 

C.Fn. I-3 Flash Sync. Speed in AV Mode
-0:Auto
-1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto
-2: 1/200 sec. (fixed)
Auto: Shutter speed may vary from 1/200 to 30 seconds, and high-speed sync is possible. May induce blur from camera shake.

1/200 to 1/60 sec auto: Shutter speed may vary from 1/200 to 1/60 second, reducing blurring, but potentially causing dark backgrounds.

1/200: Shutter speed is fixed at this setting, reducing blur further, but potentially making the background even darker.

C.Fn. II-4 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-5 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-6 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-7 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-8 Mirror Lockup
- 0: Disable
- 1: Enable
C.Fn. IV-9 Shutter/AE Lock Button
- 0: AF/AE lock
-1: AE lock/AF
-2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock
-3: AE/AF, no AE lock
Determines the function of the Shutter and * (AE-Lock) buttons for still image shooting.
C.Fn. IV-10 Assign SET Button
-0: Normal (disabled)
-1: Image Quality
-2: Flash exposure compensation
-3: LCD monitor on/off
-4: Menu display
-5: ISO speed
Selects a function for the Set button during still image shooting.
C.Fn IV-11 LCD Display When Power ON
-0: Display on
-1: Previous display status
Selects whether the LCD should be active when the camera is first powered on.

 

My Menu:

My Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Register to My Menu
-(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

 

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