Menus cont: Custom Settings

The D7100's exhaustive variety of custom settings are split into seven color coded categories, labeled 'a - g'. This makes it easier to remember a specific option and quicker to enter the custom settings menu at the correct position. You can still scroll through all custom settings options as one big menu if you wish. An asterix (*) is displayed next to any category that has been altered from its default setting. And you can quickly restore all options to their defaults in one go with the 'Reset custom settings' item at the top of the menu.

Custom Settings Menu (a: Autofocus)

Option Values / Actions Notes
a1 AF-C priority selection  • Release
 • Focus
Defines if camera must have focus lock before shutter release in AF-C mode.
a2 AF-S priority selection  • Release
 • Focus
Defines if camera must have focus lock before shutter release in AF-S mode.
a3 Focus tracking with lock-on  • 5 (Long)
 • 4
 • 3 (Normal)
 • 2
 • 1 (Short)
 • Off
Controls how focusing is affected by subject distance changing and how quickly the system should react.
a4 AF point illumination  • Auto
 • On
 • Off
 
a5 Focus point wrap-around  • Wrap
 • No wrap
 
a6 Number of focus points  • 51 points
 • 11 points
 
a7 Built-in AF-assist illuminator  • On
 • Off
 

Custom Settings Menu (b: Metering / exposure)

Option Values / Actions Notes
b1 ISO sensitivity step value  • 1/3 step
 • 1/2 step
Set the steps used for selection of ISO sensitivity.
b2 EV steps for exposure cntrl.  • 1/3 step
 • 1/2 step
 
b3 Easy exposure compensation  • On (Auto reset)
 • On
 • Off
Enables control via a command dial without first pressing the exp. comp. button.
b4 Center weight area  • 6 mm
 • 8 mm
 • 10 mm
 • 13 mm
 • Average
Sets the diameter of the center-weighted metering area
b5 Fine tune optimal exposure  • Matrix metering
 • Center-weighted
 • Spot metering
Allows fine tuning of metered exposure values from -1.0 EV to +1.0 EV in 1/6 EV steps.

Custom Settings Menu (c: Timers / AE Lock)

Option Values / Actions Notes
c1 Shutter-release
button AE-L
 • On
 • Off
Define AE lock during shutter release half-press.
c2 Standby timer  • 4 s
 • 6 s
 • 8 s
 • 16 s
 • 30 s
 • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
Define how long the camera continues to meter with no other operations performed. Longer times reduce battery life.
c3 Self-timer  • Self-timer delay
2 s
5 s
10 s
20 s
 • Number of shots
Choose 1 - 9
 • Interval between shots
.5 s
1 s
2 s
3 s
Define number of images to be taken at specified intervals.
c4 Monitor off delay  • Playback
4 s
10 s
20 s
1 m
5 m
10 m
 • Menus
 4 s
10 s
20 s
1 m
5 m
10 m
 • Information display
4 s
10 s
20 s
1 m
5 m
10 m
 • Image review 
2 s
4 s
10 s
20 s
1 m
5 m
10 m
 • Live view
5 m
10 m
15 m
20 m
30 m
No limit
Define how long the rear display remains on when no operations are performed.
c5 Remote on duration  • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 10 min
 • 15 min
Select the length of time the camera will wait for a signal from the remote before cancelling remote control mode

Custom Settings Menu (d: Shooting / display)

Option Values / Actions Notes
d1 Beep  •Volume
3
2
1
Off
 • Pitch
High
Low
 
d2 Viewfinder grid display  • On
 • Off
 
d3 ISO display and adjust.  • Show ISO sensitivity
 • Show ISO/Easy ISO
 • Show frame count
Determine whether ISO value or frame count is displayed in the top LCD panel.
d4 Screen tips  • On
 • Off
Activates help comments in the quick settings display
d5 CL mode shooting speed  • 6 fps
 • 5 fps
 • 4 fps
 • 3 fps
 • 2 fps
 • 1 fps
Define shooting speed for the Continuous L drive mode.
d6 Max continuous release  • 1 - 100 Maximum shots in a burst.
d7 File Number Sequence  • On
 • Off
 • Reset
 
d8 Information display  • Auto
 • Manual
Dark on light
Light on dark
When set to Auto, the infor display changes its color scheme in low light
d9 LCD illumination  • On
 • Off
Enable to allow a button press to light the control panel.
d10 Exposure delay mode  • 3 s
 • 2 s
 • 1 s
 • Off
Shutter release is delayed to avoid vibration.
d11 Flash warning  • On
 • Off
 
d12 MB-D15 battery type  • LR6 (AA alkaline)
 • HR6 (AA Ni-MH)
 • FR6 (AA lithium)
 
d13 Battery order  • Use MB-D15 batteries first
 • Use camera battery first
 

Custom Settings Menu (e: Bracketing / flash)

Option Values / Actions Notes
e1 Flash sync speed  • 1/320 (Auto FP)
 • 1/250 (Auto FP)
 • 1/250
 • 1/200
 • 1/160
 • 1/125
 • 1/100
 • 1/80
 • 1/60
 
e2 Flash shutter speed  • 1/60 s
 • 1/30 s
 • 1/15 s
 • 1/8 s
 • 1/4 s
 • 1/2 s
 • 1 s
 • 2 s
 • 4 s
 • 8 s
 • 15 s
 • 30 s
Set minimum flash shutter speed.
e3 Flash cntrl for built-in flash • TTL
• Manual
Full
1/1.3
1/1.7
1/2
1/2.5
1/3.2
1/4
1/5
1/6.4
1/8
1/10
1/13
1/16
1/20
1/25
1/32
1/40
1/50
1/64
1/80
1/100
1/128
• Repeating flash
Output
Times
Frequency
• Commander Mode
Built-in flash
Group A
Group B
Channel

Set the mode for the built-in flash.

Commander mode lets you choose a flash mode and flash compensation for the internal flash and flash groups A and B.













e4 Exposure comp. for flash  • Entire frame
 • Background only
Choice of how camera adjusts flash level.
e5 Modeling flash  • On
 • Off
Allow DOF preview button to trigger modeling flash.
e6 Auto bracketing set  • AE & flash
 • AE only
 • Flash only
 • WB bracketing
 • ADL bracketing
 
e7 Bracketing order  • Meter > under > over
 • Under > meter > over
 

Custom Settings Menu (f: Controls)

Option Values / Actions Notes
f1 OK button  • Shooting mode
Reset center focus point
Highlight active focus pt.
Not used
• Playback mode
Thumbnail on/off
View histograms
Zoom on/off
Choose slot and folder
 • Live view
Reset center focus point
Zoom on/off
Not used
Define multi selector center button function.
f2 Assign Fn button  • Press
Preview
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (hold)
AF lock only
AF-ON
Flash off
Bracketing burst
+ NEF (RAW)
Matrix Metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Framing grid
Viewfinder virtual horizon
MY MENU
Access MY MENU top item
Playback
None
• Press + Command Dials
Choose image area
1 step spd/aperture
Choose non-CPU lens no.
Active D-Lighting
HDR
None
Define the operation of the Fn button, with and without a Command dial press.
f3 Assign preview button • Press
Preview
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (hold)
AF lock only
AF-ON
Flash off
Bracketing burst
+ NEF (RAW)
Matrix Metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Framing grid
Viewfinder virtual horizon
MY MENU
Access MY MENU top item
Playback
None
• Press + Command Dials
Choose image area
1 step spd/aperture
Choose non-CPU lens no.
Active D-Lighting
HDR
None
Define the operation of the preview button, with and without a Command dial press.
f4 Assign AE-L/AF-L button  • Press
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (hold)
AE lock only
AF lock only
AF-ON
FV lock
None
• Press + Command Dials
Choose image area
Choose non-CPU lens no.
None
Define the operation of the AE-L/AF-L button.
f5 Customize command dials  • Reverse rotation
Exposure compensation
Shutter speed/aperture
 • Change main/sub
On
On (Mode A)
Off
 • Aperture setting
Sub-command dial
Aperture ring
 • Menus and playback
On
On (image rev. exclud.)
Off
 
f6 Release button to use dial  • Yes
 • No
 
f7 Slot empty rel. lock  • Release locked
 • Enable release
Enable shutter release with no card in camera.
f8 Reverse indicators  • + ---- 0 ---- -
 • - ---- 0 ---- +
 
f9 Assign MB-D15 AE-L/AF-L button  • AE/AF lock
 • AE lock only
 • AE lock (hold)
 • AF lock only
 • AF-ON
 • FV lock
 • Same as Fn button
 

Custom Settings Menu (g: Movie)

Option Values / Actions Notes
g1 Assign Fn button  • View photo shooting info
 • AE/AF lock
 • AE lock only
 • AE lock (hold)
 • AF lock only
 • AF-ON
 • None
Define Fn button operation in movie mode.
g2Assign Preview button  • View photo shooting info
 • AE/AF lock
 • AE lock only
 • AE lock (hold)
 • AF lock only
 • AF-ON
 • None
Define Preview button operation in movie mode.
g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L button  • View photo shooting info
 • AE/AF lock
 • AE lock only
 • AE lock (hold)
 • AF lock only
 • AF-ON
 • None
Define AE-L/AF-L button operation in movie mode.
g4 Assign shutter button  • Take photos
 • Record movies
Define shutter button operation in movie mode.