Camera Menus

The Canon EOS 6D's menus inherit the icons found on the EOS 650D, using Canon's familiar layout with camera settings separated across a series of sensibly ordered, color-coded tabs. The range of options is fairly extensive, though with noticeably fewer options than are available on the higher spec'd Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

The EOS 6D's menus are context sensitive, with different menu options provided depending on which shooting mode you're in. There is a simplified menu structure if you shoot in the Creative Auto, Intelligent Auto or Scene modes. The fifth and six pages within the shooting menu also change depending on whether the camera's mode switch is set to movie mode or live view.

Shooting section (red)

Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Shooting tab 1
Quality  • RAW
-
RAW
MRAW
SRAW
 • JPEG
-
Large Fine
Large Normal
Medium Fine
Medium Normal
Small1 Fine
Small1 Normal
Small2
Small3
- RAW = 5472 x 3648
- MRAW = 4104 x 2736
- SRAW = 2736 x 1824



- JPEG Large = 5472 x 3648
- JPEG Medium = 3648 x 2432
- JPEG Small1 = 2736 x 1824
- JPEG Small2 = 1920 x 1280
- JPEG Small3 = 720 x 480

Turn front dial to change Raw image, turn rear dial for JPEG.
Beep  • Enable
 • Disable
Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.
Release shutter without card  • Enable
 • Disable
Allow shot to be taken without memory card inserted.
Image review  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
 
Shooting tab 2

Lens aberration correction

 • Peripheral illum.
Enable
Disable
 • Chromatic aberration
Enable
Disable
Corrects vignetting and chromatic aberration depending on the attached lens.
External speedlite control  • Flash firing
Enable
Disable
 • E-TTL II meter
Evaluative
Average
 • Flash sync speed in Av mode
Auto
1/180-1/60 sec auto
1/180 sec (fixed)
 • Flash function setting
Flash mode
E-TTL II
Manual flash
MULTI flash
Shutter sync
1st curtain
2nd curtain
Hi-speed
Flash exposure compensation
+/– 3.0 EV
Flash exposure bracketing
+/– 3.0 EV
 • Flash C.Fn setting
Only with compatible flash
 • Clear all Speedlite C.Fn's
Only with compatible flash
 
Mirror lockup  • Enable
 • Disable
 
Shooting tab 3
Expo. comp./AEB  • +/–3 EV   Rear dial changes exposure compensation, front dial changes AEB settings.
ISO speed settings  • ISO speed
Auto
L(50)
100 - 25600
H1 (51200)
H2 (102400)
 • ISO speed range
Minimum (50-51200)
Maximum (100-102400)
 • Auto ISO range
Minimum (100-6400)
Maximum (200-25600)
 • Min. shutter speed
Auto
1/250
1/125
1/60
1/30
1/15
1/8
1/4
0"5
1"
 
Auto Lighting Optimizer  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
Press Info button to disable during manual exposure
White balance  • Auto
 • Daylight (5200K)
 • Shade (7000K)
 • Cloudy (6000K)
 • Tungsten light (3200K)
 • White fluorescent light (4000K)
 • Flash
 • Custom
 • Color temp. (Kelvin)
 
Custom WB  • Set custom WB Select image for custom WB.
WB Shift / BKT  • Shift: B9–A9, M9–G9
 • Bracket: BA+/–3, MG+/–3
Configures WB shift and WB bracketing.
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
 
Shooting tab 4
Picture Style  • Picture Style
Auto
Standard
Portrait
Landscape
Neutral
Faithful
Monochrome
User Def. 1
User Def. 2
User Def. 3
 • Detail set
Sharpness (0-7)
Contrast (-4-+4)
Saturation (-4-+4)
Color tone (-4-+4)
Press Info button to access Detail Set mode
Long exposure noise reduction  • Disable
 • Auto
 • Enable
 
High ISO speed NR  • Standard
 • Low
 • High
 • Disable
 
Highlight tone priority  • Disable
 • Enable
 
Dust Delete Data  • Cancel
 • OK
 
Multiple exposure  • Multiple exposure
Disable
Enable
 • Multi-expos ctrl
Additive
Average
 • No. of exposures (2-9)
 • Continue Multi-exp
1 shot only
Continuously
 
HDR mode  • Adjust dyn range
Disable HDR
Auto
+/- 1 EV
+/- 2 EV
+/- 3 EV
 • Continuous HDR
1 shot only
Every shot
 • Auto Image Align
Enable
Disable
 
Live view tab 1
Live View shoot.  • Enable
 • Disable
 
AF mode  • FlexiZone AF
 • Live mode
 • Quick mode
 
Grid display  • Off
 • 3x3
 • 6x4
 • 3x3+diag
 
Aspect ratio  • 3:2
 • 4:3
 • 16:9
 • 1:1
 
Expo. simulation  • Enable
 • During DoF button
 • Disable
 
Live view tab 2
Silent shooting  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
 • Disable
 
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
 
Movie tab 1
AF mode  • FlexiZone AF
 • Live mode
 • Quick mode
 
Silent LV shooting  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
 • Disable
 
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
 
Movie tab 2
Grid display  • Off
 • 3x3
 • 6x4
 • 3x3+diag
 
Movie rec. size  • 1920 x 1080 (30/25fps)ALL-I
 • 1920 x 1080 (30/25fps) IPB
 • 1920 x 1080 (24fps) ALL-I
 • 1920 x 1080 (24fps) IPB
 • 1280 x 720 (60/50fps) All-I
 • 1280 x 720 (60/50fps) IPB
 • 640 x 480 (30/25fps) IPB
Selects movie recording size and frame rate. Frame rates of 30/60fps are recorded in NTSC mode, 25/50fps in PAL.
Sound recording  • Sound recording
Auto
Manual
Disable
 • Rec. level (1-5)  
 • Wind filter
Disable
Enable
 • Attenuator
Disable
Enable
Sound recording levels are displayed underneath the settings.
Time code  • Count up
Rec run
Free run
 • Start time setting
Manual input setting
Reset
Set to camera time
 • Movie rec count
Rec time
Time code
 • Movie play count
Rec time
Time code
 • Drop frame
Disable
Enable
 
Video snapshot  • Enable
 • Disable
 • Snapshot length
2 sec. movie
4 sec. movie
8 sec. movie
 • Album settings
Create a new album
Cancel
OK
Add to existing album
Make selection
Short videos of pre-determined length can be saved and grouped into albums.

Picture Style

The Picture Styles are a range of pre-programmed image parameter sets intended to deliver the best results in different situations. Each Picture Style has its own preset mapping for tone and color response as well as providing the ability to tune sharpness, contrast, saturation and color tone for each. For instance the default sharpening for the Standard Picture Style is level 3. If you prefer less agressive results you can just adjust it downwards. Sharpness has 8 levels, contrast, saturation and color tone all have have 9 levels.

Playback section (blue)

The playback menus are where you'll find controls for raw file editing, image rating, slideshow operation and image navigation options.

Option
Notes
Playback tab 1
Protect images
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 file system.

 • Select images
 • All images in folder
 • Unprotect all images in folder
 • All images on card
 • Unprotect all images on card
Rotate
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.
Erase images
 • Select and erase images
 • All images in folder
Select folder
 • All images on card
Ok
Cancel
Print order Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, for use with compatible printers or photo finishers.

 • Select images
 • By folder
Mark all in folder
Clear all in folder
 • All images
 • Set up
Print type
Standard
Index
Both
Date
On
Off
File no.
On
Off
Photobook Set-up
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 file system.

 • Select images
 • All images in folder
 • Clear all in folder
 • All images on card
 • Clear all on card
RAW image processing Allows you to process Raw-images in-camera and adjust the following parameters:

 • Brightness
 • White Balance
 • Picture Style
 • Auto Lighting Optimizer
 • Noise Reduction
 • Image quality
 • Color space
 • Peripheral illumination correction
 • Distortion correction
 • Chromatic aberration correction
Playback tab 2
Resize   • Select image
M (8.9M)
S1 (5.0M)
S2 (2.5M)
S3 (0.3M)
Rating  • Select image
Off
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Slide show  • Select files
All images
Date
Folder
Movies
Stills
Rating
 • Set up
Dispay time
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
20 sec
Repeat
On
Off
Transition effect
Off
Slide in 1
Slide in 2
Fade 1
Fade 2
Fade 3
Background music
On
Off
Image jump w/ control dial  • Select number of images
1 image
10 images
100 images
 • Select files
Date
Folder
Movies
Stills
Image rating
Playback tab 3
Highlight alert  • Disable
 • Enable
AF point disp.  • Disable
 • Enable
Playback grid  • Off
 • 3x3
 • 6x4
 • 3x3+diag
Histogram  • Brightness
 • RGB
Movie play count  • Rec time
 • Time code
Magnification (apx)  • 1x (no magnification)
 • 2x (magnify from center)
 • 4x (magnify from center)
 • 8x (magnify from center)
 • 10x (magnify from center)
 • Actual size (from selected pt)
 • Same as last magnification (from center)
Ctrl over HDMI  • Disable
 • Enable