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Camera Menus

Setup 1 menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Auto power off  • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 2 min
 • 4 min
 • 8 min
 • 15 min
 • Off
Sets camera power off time, this is the amount of "idle time" before the camera powers itself off. In the power off state the camera can be woken by half or fully depressing the shutter release (or turning the power switch to Off and back to On).
File numbering  • Continuous *
 • Auto reset
 • Manual reset
Controls the numbering method used for filenames.
Auto rotate  • On (play mode and EXIF)
 • On (EXIF)
 • Off
When enabled the camera will display shots taken in the vertical orientation rotated.
Format  • Cancel
 • OK
Format the SD card
LCD auto off  • Enable
 • Disable
 
Screen color  • 1 (Black on White)
 • 2 (White on Black)
 • 3 (Cyan on Dark Blue)
 • 4 (Brown on Creme)
 

Setup 2 menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
LCD Brightness  • 1 - 7 Sets the LCD lamp strength. [clip]
Date/Time  • Set Date & Time
 • Set Date format
 
Language

 • English
 • German
 • French
 • Dutch
 • Danish
 • Portuguese
 • Finnish
 • Italian
 • Norwegian
 • Swedish
 • Spanish
 • Greek
 • Russian
 • Polish
 • Czech
 • Hungarian
 • Chinese (Simplified)
 • Chinese (Traditional)
 • Korean
 • Japanese

Select menu language.
Video system  • NTSC
 • PAL
Select video system for video out connector.
Sensor cleaning  • Auto cleaning (Enabled / Disabled)
Enable
Disable
 • Clean now
 • Clean manually
 
Live View function settings  • Live View shooting
Enable
Disable
 • Grid display
Off
On
 • Metering timer
4 sec
16 sec
30 sec
1 min
10 min
30 min
 
Flash control  • Flash firing
Enable
Disable
 • Built-in flash function setting
Flash mode
E-TTL II
Shutter sync
1st curtain
2nd curtain
Flash exposure compensation
+/- 2.0 EV
E-TTL II
Evaluative
Average
 • External flash function setting
Only with flash connected
 • External flash C.Fn setting
Only with flash connected
 • Clear external flash C.Fn setting
Only with flash connected
 

Setup 3 menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Custom Functions (See below)  
Clear settings  • Clear all camera settings
 • Clear all custom functions (C.Fn)
 • Cancel
 
Firmware ver.   Shows current firmware version / updates firmware from file on storage card

Custom Functions (C. Fn) menu

Option Values / Actions
01: Exposure level increments 0: 1/3 stop
1: 1/2 stop
02: Flash sync. speed in Av mode 0: Auto
1: 1/200 sec (fixed)
03: Long exposure noise reduction 0: Off
1: Auto
2: On
04: High ISO speed noise reduction 0: Off
1: On
05: Highlight tone priority 0: Disable
1: Enable
06: Auto Lighting Optimizer 0: Enable
1: Disable
07: AF-assist beam firing 0: Enable
1: Disable
2: Only external flash emits
08: AF during Live View shooting 0: Disable
1: Quick mode
2: Live mode
09: Mirror lockup 0: Disable
1: Enable
10: Shutter button / AE lock button 0: AF/AE lock
1: AE lock/AF
2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock
3: AE/AF, no AE lock
11: SET button when shooting

0: Normal (disabled)
1: Change quality
2: Flash exposure comp.
3: LCD monitor on/off
4: Menu display

12: LCD display when power ON 0: Display
1: Retain power OFF status
13: Add original decision data 0: Off
1: On

My Menu

The 'My Menu' feature on the EOS 450D allows you to produce a custom menu made up of any of the cameras menu options (including custom functions) which means that previously buried but useful options such as Mirror lockup can now be brought to a top level menu.

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