Setup section (yellow)

The setup menu is where you performs tasks like formatting the SD card, adjusting screen brightness, determining energy saving settings and setting the date and time. This is also where you configure the 6D's comprehensive Wi-Fi options.

Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Setup tab 1
Select folder  • Select folder
 • Create folder
 
File numbering  • Continuous
 • Auto reset
 • Manual reset
Controls the numbering method used for filenames.
Auto rotate  • On (play mode and EXIF)
 • On (EXIF)
 • Off
Chooses whether orientation information is recorded and if the camera should rotate in play mode.
Format  • Select card slot
OK
Cancel
Format the CF card
Setup tab 2
Auto power off  • 1 min
 • 2 min
 • 4 min
 • 8 min
 • 15 min
 • 30 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).
LCD Brightness  • Manual
1 to 7
 
LCD off/on btn  • Remains on
 • Shutter btn
Determines whether the shooting display remains on with a half-press of the shutter button
Date/Time  • Set Date & Time
 • Set Date 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
Select menu language.
GPS  • Select GPS device
Internal GPS
External GPS
Disable
 • Setup
Auto time setting
Auto update
Disable
Set now
Position update timing
Every sec
Every 5s
Every 10s
Every 15s
Every30s
Every m
Every 2m
Every 5m
GPS information display
GPS Logger
Log GPS position
Disable
Enable
Transfer log data to card
Delete log data
 
Setup tab 3
Video system  • NTSC
 • PAL
Select video system for video out connector.
Feature guide  • Enable
 • Disable
 
INFO. button display options  • Displays camera setting
 • Electronic level
 • Displays shooting functions
 
Wi-Fi  • Disable
 • Enable
 
Wi-Fi function See table below  
Setup tab 4
Sensor cleaning
 • Auto cleaning
Enable
Disable
 • Clean now
Cancel
OK
 • Clean manually
Cancel
OK
Defines the settings for the built-in cleaning system, by default the system is enabled and cleans at startup and shutdown (although can be interrupted).

The 'clean manually' option locks the mirror and shutter up.
Battery info Displays remaining battery capacity and recharge performance  
Certification Logo Display  • N118
 • VCI
 
Custom shooting mode (C1-C3)  • Register settings
 C1
 C2
 • Clear settings
 • Auto update settings
 Enable
 Disable
 
Clear all camera settings  • OK
 • Cancel
 
Copyright information  • Display copyright info
 • Enter author's name
 • Enter copyright details
 • Delete copyright information
 
Firmware Select to load new firmware from SD card Also shows current version, on our camera 1.1.2

Wi-Fi Function

The Canon EOS 6D offers unprecedented Wi-Fi options for a DSLR. Accordingly, there's an extensive sub-menu. It is divided into six sectios: Camera, Smartphone, Remote, Print, Upload and View. These settings allow you to transfer images to another compatible camera, remotely control the camera from your smartphone and upload images to the Web.

Category
Values / Actions
Notes
Camera Transfer imgs between cameras Requires a Canon camera with built-in wireless LAN capability
Smartphone • Camera access point mode
Easy connection
Manual connection
SSID
Auto Channel settting
Encryption settings
None
AES
Manual Channel setting
1-10
Encryption settings
None
AES
• Infrastructure mode
Find network
Choose from options
WPS (PBC mode)
WPS (PIN mode)
 
Remote control (EOS Utility) • Find network
Find network
Choose from options
WPS (PBC mode)
WPS (PIN mode)
 
Print from Wi-Fi printer • Camera access point mode
Easy connection
Manual connection
SSID
Auto Channel settting
Encryption settings
None
AES
Manual Channel setting
1-10
Encryption settings
None
AES
 
Upload to Web service   Configure web service settings with camera connected to the computer
View images on DLNA devices  • Find network
Find network
Choose from options
WPS (PBC mode)
WPS (PIN mode)
 

Custom Functions (orange)

The custom functions on the EOS 6D are split into three settings categories: Exposure (I), Autofocus (II) and Operation/Others (III). The options you'll find here are generally of the set-it-and-forget-it type. In a welcome change from EOS 600D and 650 behavior, more frequently accessed items like mirror lockup and highlight tone priority now reside as top level items in the Shooting menus. Custom function options that have been changed from the camera's default value are indicated by blue text at the bottom of the menu screen.

The custom functions on the EOS 6D are split into four categories: Exposure (I), Autofocus (II), Operation/Others (III) and Clear.

C.FnI: Exposure

Option
Values
Exposure level increments  • 1/3 stop
 • 1/2 stop
ISO speed setting increments  • 1/3 stop
 • 1 stop
Bracketing auto cancel  • On
 • Off
Bracketing sequence  • 0, -, +
 • -, 0, +
 • +, 0, -
Number of bracketed shots  • 3
 • 2
 • 5
 • 7
Safety shift  • Disable
 • Shutter speed / Aperture (Tv/Av)
 • ISO speed

C.FnII: Autofocus

Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Tracking sensitivity -2-+2  
Accel./decel. tracking 0-2  
AI Servo 1st image priority  • Release priority
 • Equal priority
 • Focus priority
Release timing for the first image when using AI Servo AF
AI Servo 2nd image priority  • Shooting speed priority
 • Equal priority
 • Focus priority
Release timing after first image in AI Servo AF continuous shooting
AF-assist beam firing  • Enable
 • Disable
 • IR AF assist beam only
 
Lens drive when AF impossible  • Continue focus search
 • Stop focus search
 
Orientation linked AF point  • Same for both vert/horiz
 • Select separate AF points
 
AF Superimposed display  • On
 • Off
 
AF Microadjustment  • Disable
 • All by same amount
adjust (-20-+20)
 • Adjust by lens
adjust (-20-+20)
 

Custom Controls

The Custom Controls settings can be found within the Custom Functions III menu and let you customize the function of many buttons and both dials of the camera.

C.FnIII: Operation/Others

Option
Values
Dial direction during Tv/Av  • Normal
 • Reverse
Focusing Screen  • Eg-A II
 • Eg-D
 • Eg-S
Multi function lock  • Main Dial
 • Quick control dial
 • Multi-controller
Warnings in viewfinder  • When Picture Style Monochrome set
 • When WB is corrected
 • When ISO expansion is used
 • When spot metering is set
Custom controls  • Shutter button half-press
Metering and AF start
Metering start
AE lock
 • AF-On button
Metering and AF start
AE/FE lock
AF stop
AE lock (hold)
AE lock
FEL lock
Disabled
 • AE lock button
AE/FE lock
Metering and AF start
AF stop
AE lock (hold)
AE lock
FEL lock
Disabled
 • DOF-preview button
Depth-of-field preview
AF stop
AE/FE lock
One Shot / AI Servo
IS Start
VF electronic level
AE lock (hold)
AE lock
FEL lock
Disabled
 • Lens AF stop button
AF stop
Metering and AF start
AE/FE lock
One Shot / AI Servo
IS start
AE lock (hold)
AE lock
FE lock
 • Set button
Disabled
Image quality
Picture Style
Menu display
ISO speed
Flash exp. comp.
 • Main dial
Shutter speed setting in M mode
Aperture setting in M mode
 • Quick control dial
Aperture setting in M mode
Shutter speed setting in M mode
 • Multi-controller
Disabled
AF point direct selection

Clear all Custom Func.

Option
Values
Clear all Custom Functions  • OK
 • Cancel

My Menu

The 'My Menu' feature on the EOS 6D 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 can now be brought to a top level menu.

From the setup page you can not only add/delete items to the menu, but sort them as well. You can have up to six items at a time in the menu.