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Camera Menus

The EOS 400D's simplified menus are still one page non-scrolling but AF mode, metering mode and ISO sensitivity have been removed (as they now have their own hard button screens) reducing shooting menu 1 to just four options. You navigate menus using the cursor buttons or main dial and can jump quickly between pages with the JUMP button.

Shooting menu 2 is not displayed in any of the 'Basic Zone' modes.

Shooting menu 1

Option Values / Actions Notes
Quality  • Large / Fine
 • Large / Normal
 • Medium / Fine
 • Medium / Normal
 • Small / Fine
 • Small / Normal
 • RAW + Large / Fine
 • RAW

- 3888 x 2592 JPEG [clip]
- 3888 x 2592 JPEG
- 2816 x 1880 JPEG
- 2816 x 1880 JPEG
- 1936 x 1288 JPEG
- 1936 x 1288 JPEG
- 1x .CR2, 1x .JPG
- 1x .CR2

Red-eye on/off  • Off
 • On
Enables the use of the AF / red-eye lamp just before a flash shot.
Beep  • On
 • Off
Shooting w/o card  • On
 • Off

Shooting menu 2

This menu is displayed only in the P, TV, Av, M or A-DEP modes, not in any of the 'Basic Zone' modes (such as full Auto or the Scene modes).

Option Values / Actions Notes
Auto Exposure Bracket  • 0 EV
 • Up to +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Configures auto exposure bracketing steps
Flash exposure compensation  • +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps  
WB Shift / BKT  • Shift: B9-A9, M9-G9
 • Bracket: BA+/-3, MG+/-3
Configures WB shift and WB bracketing. [clip]
Custom WB  • Set custom WB Select image for custom WB
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Picture Style  • Standard (3, 0, 0, 0)
 • Portrait (2, 0, 0, 0)
 • Landscape (4, 0, 0, 0)
 • Neutral (0, 0, 0, 0)
 • Faithful (0, 0, 0, 0)
 • Monochrome (3, 0, N, N)
 • User Def. 1
Picture Style (any of the above)
 • User Def. 2
Picture Style (any of the above)
 • User Def. 3
Picture Style (any of the above)

Values shown in brackets represent the default setting for each picture style (Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Color tone), for Monochrome (Sharpness, Contrast, Filter effect, Toning effect). [clip]

For Parameter options see table below.

Dust delete data  • Cancel
 • OK
Allows you to capture an image for dust subtraction later. [clip]

Picture Style parameters

Parameter Values Notes
Sharpness  • 0 to 7
Contrast  • -4 to +4  
Saturation  • -4 to +4 Not monochrome
Color tone  • -4 to +4 Not monochrome
Filter effect  • None
 • Yellow
 • Orange
 • Red
 • Green
Monochrome only
Toning effect  • None
 • Sepia
 • Blue
 • Purple
 • Green
Monochrome only

Playback / Review menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Protect Enter protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the CF card filesystem. [clip]
Rotate Enter rotate mode, again, this can be performed in either single image or thumbnail index view. This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. Doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation.  
Print Order Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, this defines which images will be printed, how many copies of each, what format etc. For use with compatible printers or photo finishers. [clip]
Transfer Order Allows you this select which images will be transferred using compatible computer based transfer software.  
Auto Play Start an automated slideshow of images on the CF card, delay between each image is preset at four seconds.  
Review time  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
If this option is set to Hold then the image is displayed until the shutter release is half-pressed.

 • Brightness
 • RGB

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Total comments: 9
The Silver Nemesis

The 400D error (no top LCD) was repaired with the 760D. So, D80 has some competition right now...


great camera I took mine around australia Great photo's


I bought the EOS Rebel Xti a while back now have some holiday time on my hands over the xmas period and would like to learn more about the camera. Anyone able to tell me how I am able to take RAW format pictures with this camera.



The Canon 400D remains a very good first dSLR, with a balance of automatic, semi-automatic and manual controls to progress through as your creative photography skills improve.
I think it's very important for every Digital Photo Camera!

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Sam Spark

I think all of the camera makers (Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc.) have been doing the same thing… just making minor, poor, or inconsequential upgrades to their cameras. I think they all got caught blindsided by the smart phone market.

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Was a great little thing

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I want to know if kiss digital 400D can be used to shoot videos and movies. Can it also be used to shoot on long hours?


No! This has no video capability whatsoever!
Doesn't even have live-view!!!


Its a stills camera!

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