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Camera Menus

The A700's menus (accessed by pressing the MENU button in any mode) are grouped into four sections; Record (4 pages), Custom (4 pages), Playback (2 pages) and Setup (3 pages). The menus are navigated using either the multi-controller or the control dials (rear scrolls horizontally through the menus, front scrolls up and down individual menus). It's a fast and efficient system.

Record menu

The record menu provides for configuration of settings which will affect the final image file as well as the behavior of some of the automatic settings. Many of the more common options can be accessed using the Quick Navi function or by pressing one of the external buttons, so there's not much need to visit this menu on a regular basis in everyday photography. The options for each item are revealed by pressing the center button on the multi-controller.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Page one
Image size  • L: 12M
 • M: 6.4M
 • S: 3.0M

- 4272 x 2848
- 3104 x 2064
- 2128 x 1424

Aspect Ratio  • 3:2
 • 16:9
 
Quality
 • RAW
 • cRAW
 • RAW & JPEG
 • RAW & JPEG
 • Extra Fine
 • Fine
 • Standard

- uncompressed RAW
- compressed RAW
- JPEG is a 'Fine'
- JPEG is a 'Fine'

D-Range Optimizer

 • Off
 • Standard
 • Advanced Auto
 • Advanced
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5

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Creative Style [clip]  • Standard
 • Vivid
 • Neutral
 • AdobeRGB

 

'Unswitcheable Styles'
• Custom options:
Contrast (+3 to -3)
Saturation (+3 to -3)
Sharpness (+3 to -3)

 • Standard
 • Vivid
 • Neutral
 • AdobeRGB
 • Clear
 • Deep
 • Light
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Sunset
 • Night View
 • Autumn Leaves
 • B/W*
 • Sepia*

'Switcheable Styles'
• Custom options:
Contrast (+3 to -3)
Saturation (+3 to -3)
Sharpness (+3 to -3)
Brightness (+3 to -3)
Zone Matching (-1 to +2)
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- these creative styles are best thought of as 'starting points' that can be customized and saved into one of the three 'style boxes' for immediate recall

*saturation option not available

Custom Button  • AF Lock
 • AF/MF control
 • D.O.F Preview
 • ISO
 • White Balance
 • Exposure Comp.
 • Flash Comp.
 • Drive Mode
 • AF Area
 • Image Size
 • Quality
 • Creative Style
 • D-Range Optimizer
 • Flash Mode
 • Memory

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– Saves the current settings

Exposure Step  • 0.5 EV
 • 0.3 EV
 
Page two
Flash Mode

 • Autoflash
 • Fill-flash
 • Rear sync.
 • Wireless

- AUTO / scene modes only
Flash control  • ADI flash
 • Pre-flash TTL
 • Manual Flash
 
Power Ratio  • 1/1 (GN12)
 • 1/2 (GN8.4)
 • 1/4 (GN6)
 • 1/4 (GN4.2)
 • 1/16 (GN3)
- manual flash output power
Flash Compens.  • +3 to -3 slider  
Flash default  • Auto flash
 • Fill-flash
 
ISO Auto max.  • 1600
 • 800
 • 400
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ISO Auto min.  • 400
 • 200
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Page three
AF-A setup

 • AF-A
 • DMF (direct manual focus)

- adjusts function of 'AFA' position on focus mode dial
AF area  • Wide
 • Spot
 • Local
 
Priority Setup .  • AF
 • Release
Choose whether the camera will release the shutter without focus lock
AF Illuminator  • Auto
 • Off
 
AF w/ shutter  • On
 • Off
– determines whether half-press activates the AF.
Long Exposure NR  • On
 • Off
- exposures of 1 second or longer
High ISO NR  • High
 • Normal
 • Low
- ISO 1600 and higher
Memory  • Select Register (1,2 or 3) Allows you to save current settings to one of three custom memory registers
Rec mode reset   Displays a 'Reset recording mode? OK /Cancel dialog box.

Custom menu

In addition to the record menu options the A700 also has four pages of custom menu options which allow for personalization of the camera to a very high degree.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Page one
Eye-Start AF  • On
 • Off


Eye-Start trigger  • w/ GripSensor
 • w/o GripSensor
determines whether the eye start AF requires you to be holding the grip to activate.
AF/MF button  • AF/MF control
 • AF lock
 
AF/MF control  • Hold
 • Toggle
Choose if the AF/MF button must be held or toggles focus mode.
AF drive speed  • Fast
 • Slow
Focus speed can be reduced for awkward subjects such as macros
AF area Disp.  • 0.3 sec display
 • 0.6 sec display
 • Display off
Controls how long the selected AF area is illuminated in the viewfinder
Focus Hold Button [clip]  • Focus Hold
 • D.O.F preview
Determines function of focus hold button (on lenses that have one).
Page two
AEL button [clip] • AEL hold
• AEL toggle
 • Spot AE hold
 • Spot AE toggle
Choose if the AEL button must be held or toggles AE lock, additionally this can be set to spot meter.
Ctrl dial setup  • Front SS / Rear F/no
 • Front F/no / Rear SS
Sets the function of the control dial in P and M modes [clip]
Dial Exp Comp.  • Off
 • Front dial
 • Rear dial
allows you to set one of the dials to offer direct access to exposure compensation.
Ctrl dial lock  • On
 • Off
When selected (on) the control dials only function when the shutter speed and aperture are displayed on-screen / in the viewfinder
Button ops.  • Exclusive Display
 • Quick Navi
Determines whether pressing the external buttons (ISO etc) brings up a dedicated menu or allows you to change settings directly on the Quick Navi screen.
Release w/o Card  • Enable
 • Disable
 
Release w/o Lens  • Enable
 • Disable
 
Page three
Red Eye Reduction  • On
 • Off
 
Exp. Comp. Set  • On: no lens
 • Off: no lens

 • Ambient & flash
 • Ambient only

Bracket order  • 0, -, +
 • -, 0, +
 
Auto Review  • 10 secs
 • 5 secs
 • 2 secs
 • Off
 
Auto Off w/ VF  • On
 • Off
When set to on the eye sensors are used to switch off the LCD
Rec. info. disp  • Auto rotate
 • Horizontal
Controls whether the recording information display is rotated or not
Img. Orientation  • Record
 • Not Record
 
Page Four
Custom Reset Enter Displays a 'Reset custom functions? OK /Cancel dialog box.
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