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Camera Menus

The EOS-10D's menu is the same design as the EOS-D30/D60. Menu options are split into three colored sections (Red, Blue and Yellow), your location within the camera menu is indicated on the right hand scroll bar by the highlighted dot.

Shooting Section (Red)

Option Values / Actions Notes
Quality  • Large / Fine *
 • Large / Normal
 • Medium / Fine
 • Medium / Normal
 • Small / Fine
 • Small / Normal
 • RAW (has embedded JPEG)

3072 x 2048 JPEG approx. 2.4 MB
3072 x 2048 JPEG approx. 1.2 MB
2048 x 1360 JPEG approx. 1.3 MB
2048 x 1360 JPEG approx. 0.7 MB
1536 x 1024 JPEG approx. 0.8 MB
1536 x 1024 JPEG approx. 0.4 MB
3072 x 2048 RAW approx. 6.0 MB

Red-eye on/off  • Off *
 • On
Enables the use of the AF / red-eye lamp just before a flash shot.
Auto Exposure Bracket  • 0 EV *
 • Up to +/-2.0 EV in 0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
Configures auto exposure bracketing steps
WB Bracket  • +/- 3 steps Configures WB auto bracketing steps
Beep  • On *
 • Off
Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.
Custom WB  • Set custom WB Select image for custom WB.
Color temp.  • 2800 - 10000 K in 100 K steps Select Kelvin WB value
Parameters  • Standard *
 • Adobe RGB
 • Set 1
 • Set 2
 • Set 3
 • Set up

Configure and select up to three sets of image process parameters (contrast, sharpness, saturation and colour tone). [clip of Set up menu]

ISO expansion  • Off*
 • On

Enables the high sensitivity of ISO 3200 (indicated as H on the status panel).

* Default setting

Notable improvements: Kelvin temperature selectable white balance, Adobe RGB parameter (although it's a shame you can't combine Adobe RGB with parameter adjustments), ISO 3200.

Playback Section (Blue)

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 of protect in single image view]

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. [clip of rotate in single image view]
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 of print order set up]
[clip of print order selection]
Auto Play Start an automated slideshow of images on the CF card, delay between each image is preset at four seconds.

[clip of slideshow starting]

Setup Section (Yellow)

Option Values / Actions Notes
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).
Review  • Off
 • On *
 • On (Info)
Enables or disables instant record review (image shown immediately after taking a shot). Info adds histogram, highlight and exposure information.
Review time  • 2 sec *
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
Defines the amount of time that the review image (described above) is shown on the LCD monitor. If this option is set to Hold then the image is displayed until the shutter release is half-pressed.
Auto rotate  • Off *
 • On
When enabled the camera will display shots taken in the vertical orientation rotated.
LCD Brightness  • 1 - 5 Sets the LCD backlight strength.
Date/Time  • Set Date & Time
 • Set Date format
[clip of set date & time screen]
File numbering  • Continuous *
 • Auto reset
Controls the numbering method used for filenames.

 • English *
 • Deutsch
 • Francais
 • Nederlands
 • Dansk
 • Suomi
 • Italiano
 • Norsk
 • Svenska
 • Espanol
 • Chinese
 • Japanese

Select menu language.
Video system  • NTSC
 • PAL
Select video system for video out connector.
Format Format the CF card  
Custom Functions Set up custom functions (See below)
Clear settings  • Clear all camera settings
 • Clear all custom functions
 • Cancel
Clears camera settings and or custom functions
Sensor clean  • Cancel
 • OK
Select OK to flip up the mirror and open the shutter to allow you to clean the sensor. Power Off once done.
Firmware ver. Displays current firmware version  
* Default setting

Notable improvements: Automatic image rotation thanks to orientation sensor, Five levels of LCD brightness (much brighter).

Custom Functions

Note that all current custom function settings are now displayed along the bottom of the custom function menu screens.

Option Values
01: SET button function when shooting 0: Default (no function)
1: Change quality
2: Change parameters
3: Menu display
4: Image replay
02: Shutter release w/o CF card 0: Possible to take a shot without the CF card
1: Not possible
03: Flash sync speed in Av mode 0: Automatic (slow sync)
1: Fixed at 1/200 sec (when using flash)
04: Shutter button / AE lock button 0: Shutter half-press: AE, AF. <*>: AE lock
1: <*>: AE, AF. Shutter half-press: AE lock
2: Shutter half-press: AE, AF. <*>: AF lock (no AE lock)
3: <*>: AE, AF (no AE lock). Shutter half-press: AE
05: AF-assist beam / Flash firing 0: Emits / Fires
1: Does not emit / Fires
2: Only ext. flash emits / Fires
3: Emits / Does not fire
06: Exposure level increments 0: 1/2 stop increments
1: 1/3 stop increments
07: AF point registration

0: Center
1: Bottom
2: Right 1
3: Right 2
4: All
5: Left 2
6: Left 1
7: Top

08: RAW+JPEG record 0: RAW + Small / Normal
1: RAW + Small / Fine
2: RAW + Medium / Normal
3: RAW + Medium / Fine
4: RAW + Large / Normal
5: RAW + Large / Fine
* Note that the EOS-10D does not output a separate JPEG but that the JPEG is embedded within the RAW file and must be extracted later (which is a pity)
09: Bracket sequence / auto cancel

0: 0 - + / Enable
1: 0 - + / Disable
2: - 0 + / Enable
3: - 0 + / Disable

10: Superimposed display 0: On (highlight AF points on focusing screen)
1: Off
11: Menu button return position 0: Previous (top if camera is powered off)
1: Previous
2: Top
12: Mirror lockup 0: Disable (normal)
1: Enable (first press of shutter release flips mirror up, second press takes exposure - reduces vibration) *
* When enabled camera's self-timer reduces to 3 secs
13: Assist button function 0: Normal
1: Select Home Position
2: Select Home Position (while pressing)
3: Av+/- (AF point by quick control dial)
4: FE Lock
14: Auto reduction of fill flash 0: Enable
1: Disable (best for strong backlight situations)
15: Shutter curtain sync 0: 1st curtain sync (flash fires after shutter opens)
1: 2nd curtain sync (flash fires before shutter closes)
16: Safety shift in Av or Tv 0: Disabled
1: Enabled
17: Lens AF stop button function 0: AF stop
1: AF start
2: AE lock while metering
3: AF point:M -> Auto/Auto -> ctr.
4: One Shot <> AI Servo
5: IS start

Notable improvements: Control over the size of JPEG embedded in RAW files, AF point registration, Assist button function, additional Lens AF stop button functions.

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What was the "kit lens" to this camera?


It was the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. The IS was a very good feature!

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As I know in practice, the 3fps-rated drive mode averaged about 2.3fps shooting RAW files and high-quality JPEGs; low-quality JPEG increases that to only about 2.6fps.

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