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Camera Menus

The structure of the 60D's menus will be immediately familiar to anyone who has used an EOS DSLR before, with camera settings separated across a series of sensibly ordered, color-coded tabs. As usual, the really fine-level camera customization is defined in the Custom Functions tab. Understandably, the range of custom functions available isn't as extensive as those on the 7D.

The menus are also context sensitive, with different menu options provided depending on which shooting mode you're in. The menus for movie shooting have become so extensive that we list them separately below.

The full, 11-tab menu as experienced in Av, Tv, M, P or C modes. Most of the other modes present a simplified sub-set of these tabs with fewer options available. The exception is Movie mode, which replaces the first three tabs with movie-related options.

Shooting section (red) - Stills


Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Quality  • RAW
-
RAW
MRAW
SRAW
 • JPEG
-
Large Fine
Large Normal
Medium Fine
Medium Normal
Small 1 Fine
Small 1 Normal
Small 2
Small 3
- JPEG Large = 5184 x 3456
- JPEG Medium = 3456 x 2304
- JPEG Small 1 = 2592 x 1728
- JPEG Small 2 = 1920 x 1080
- JPEG Small 3 = 720 x 480

- RAW = 5184 x 3456
- MRAW = 3888 x 2592
- SRAW = 2592 x 1728

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 a memory card inserted.
Image Review  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
 
Peripheral illum. correct.  • Enable
 • Disable
Corrects vignetting depending on the attached lens.
Red-eye on/off  • Enable
 • Disable
Enables the use of the AF / red-eye lamp just before a flash shot.
Flash control  • Flash firing
Enable
Disable
 • Built-in flash function setting
Flash mode
E-TTL II
Manual flash
Shutter sync
1st curtain
2nd curtain
Flash exposure compensation
+/– 3.0 EV
E-TTL II
Evaluative
Average
Wireless func.
Disable
Ext: Int
Ext only
Ext + Int
 • 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
Pressing the info. button clears the speedlight settings.
Expo. comp./AEB  • +/–3 EV
 • 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (C.Fn I-1)
Configures auto exposure bracketing.
Auto Lighting Optimizer  • Disable
 • Low
 • Medium
 • High
 
Picture Style  • Standard
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Neutral
 • Faithful
 • Monochrome
 • User Def. 1
 • User Def. 2
 • USer Def. 3
 
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
 
Dust Delete Data  • Cancel
 • Ok
 
ISO Auto  • Max.: 400
 • Max.: 800
 • Max.: 1600
 • Max.: 3200
 • Max.: 6400
 
Live View shoot.  • Enable
 • Disable
 
AF mode  • Live mode
 • Face detection live mode
 • Quick mode
 
Grid display  • Off
 • Grid 1
 • Grid 2
 
Aspect Ratio  • 3:2
 • 4:3
 • 16:9
 • 1:1
 
Expo. simulation  • Enable
 • Disable
 
Silent shooting  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
 • Disable
 
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
 

Shooting section (red) - Movie Mode


Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Movie exposure  • Auto
 • Manual
 
AF mode  • Live mode
 • Face detection live mode
 • Quick mode
 
AF w/shutter button during filming  • Disable
 • Enable
 
AF and metering butt. for movies  • Options 1-9 Allows you to define functions of shutter release, AF-ON and * buttons in various permutations to control:
 • Metering start
 • Meter & AF Start
 • AE Lock
 • AF Stop
 • No function
ISO Speed setting increments  • 1/3 stop
 • 1 stop
 
Highlight Tone Priority  • Disable
 • Enable
 
Movie rec. size  • 1920 x 1080 (30/25fps)
 • 1920 x 1080 (24fps)
 • 1280 x 720 (60/50fps)
 • 640 x 480 (60/50fps)
 • Crop 640 x 480 (60/50 fps)
Selects movie recording size and frame rate. Frame rates of 30/60fps are recorded in NTSC mode, 25/50fps in PAL.
Sound recording  • Sound Rec
Auto
Manual
Disable
 • Rec level (5 levels)
 • Wind Filter
Enable
Disable
 
Silent shooting  • Mode 1
 • Mode 2
 • Disable
 
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
 
Grid display  • Off
 • Grid 1
 • Grid 2
 
Expo. comp  • +/–3 EV  
Auto Lighting Optimizer  • Disable
 • Low
 • Medium
 • High
 
Picture Style  • Standard
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Neutral
 • Faithful
 • Monochrome
 • User Def. 1
 • User Def. 2
 • USer Def. 3
 
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.
Quality  • RAW
-
RAW
MRAW
SRAW
 • JPEG
-
Large Fine
Large Normal
Medium Fine
Medium Normal
Small 1 Fine
Small 1 Normal
Small 2
Small 3
- JPEG Large = 5184 x 3456
- JPEG Medium = 3456 x 2304
- JPEG Small 1 = 2592 x 1728
- JPEG Small 2 = 1920 x 1080
- JPEG Small 3 = 720 x 480

- RAW = 5184 x 3456
- MRAW = 3888 x 2592
- SRAW = 2592 x 1728

Turn front dial to change RAW image, turn rear dial for JPEG.
Beep  • Enable
 • Disable
Enables auto focus confirmation beep.
Release shutter without card  • Enable
 • Disable
Allows still image to be taken without CF card inserted.
Image Review  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
 
Peripheral illum. correct.  • Enable
 • Disable
Corrects vignetting depending on the attached lens.

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 weaker sharpening you can just adjust it downwards. Sharpness has 8 levels, contrast, saturation and color tone all have have 9 levels.

Playback Section (Blue)

Option
Notes
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
Select folder
 • Unprotect all images in folder
 • All images on card
Ok
Cancel
 • 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. It 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
Creative Filters Allows you to apply a range of special effect filters to a selected image. In each case the filter allows a certain amount of control over the strength of the effect.

 • Grainy B/W
Low, standard, high contrast
 • Soft focus
Low, standard, strong
 • Toy Camera Effect
Color tone Cool, Standard or Warm
 • Miniature effect
Horizontal or vertical, position can be set.
Resize Allows images to be reduced to M, S1, S2 or S3 size
Raw Image Processing Offers comprehensive controls over the production of a JPEG from a captured raw file.The following can be set:
 • Brightness adjustment (+/- 1)
 • White balance
 • Picture Style
 • Auto Lighting Optimizer
 • High ISO speed noise reduction
 • Size
 • Color space
 • Peripheral illumination correction
 • Distortion correction
 • CA correction
Highlight alert  • Disable
 • Enable
AF point disp.  • Disable
 • Enable
Histogram  • Brightness
 • RGB
Image jump w/ control dial  • Select number of images
1 image
10 images
100 images
 • Select files
Date
Folder
Movies
Stills
By Image Rating (1 star to 5 star)
Slide show  • Select files
All images
Folder
Date
Movies
Stills
 • Set up
Play time
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
Repeat
On
Off
 • Transition effect
Off
Slide in
Fade 1
Fade 2
Rating  • Off
 • 1 - 5 stars
Ctrl over HDMI  • Disable
 • Enable

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).
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  • OK
 • Cancel
Format the SD card
File numbering  • Continuous
 • Auto reset
 • Manual reset
Controls the numbering method used for filenames.
Select folder
 • Select folder
 • Create folder
 
LCD Brightness  • Auto
Adjust brightness
 • Manual
1 to 7
 
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.
Video system  • NTSC
 • PAL
Select video system for video out connector.
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 this can be interrupted).

The 'clean manually' option locks the mirror and shutter up for manual access to the sensor.
Lock rear dial  • Disable
 • Enable
 
Battery info Displays remaining battery capacity and recharge performance  
INFO. button display options • Displays camera setting
• Electronic level
• Displays shooting functions
 
Camera user setting  • Register to 'C'
Cancel
OK
 • Clear settings
Cancel
OK
- Records current camera settings to the mode dial 'C' user setting for easy recall.
Copyright information  • Display copyright info
 • Enter author's name
 • Enter copyright details
 • Delete copyright information
 
Clear all camera settings  • OK
 • Cancel
 
Firmware Select to load new firmware from SD card Also shows current version - on our camera; 1.0.0
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Total comments: 2
BobFoster

60D seems a real hybrid and hails the videographers mostly. IQ as good as 7D and video is near the level of 5D mark II at 100-1600 iso range. That is a bargain combo for amateurs and pro-sumers alike.It is necesarry to use it with fast primes to get the most of from the sensor.Still I do not like the motion jpeg compression and so does the video quality of nikons.If You have money to invest some superior Canon primes and wish to get best of both worlds (video&stills;) without bankrupt it seems 60D is the right decisio?n to go for..

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reanim888

To my mind Canon EOS 60D is great for the ambitious amateur or dedicated professional, this Canon DSLR camera makes it a snap to produce high-quality pictures and movies. The included UD zoom lens provides a high-resolution photo with reduced chromatic aberration and its refined image stabilization technology steadies the shot and reduces blur, resulting in a sharp and clear picture.

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