Pressing the MENU button while in one of the record modes (S, C,
self-timer) will display the shooting menu. It is one of the four
menus (playback, shooting, custom and set up) available on the D1H.
The menus are navigated using the 4-way controller, up and down
to select an option, right to confirm (or enter a sub-menu) and
left to cancel or return to the previous menu. The FUNC button can
also be used (it has the same function as pressing the 4-way controller
to the right).
Shooting Menu Options
The Image Quality option
allows you to set the current image quality (RAW, TIFF, JPEG - 3 levels)
and colour output (colour / B&W). Note that image quality settings
can also be changed via the FUNC button (default assignment) combined
with the main and sub command dial.
Select White Balance setting:
Auto (4200K - 7000K) - camera evaluates
the scene and automatically selects a white balance
WBPreset (3 settings)
Choosing the WB Preset option displays a second sub-menu which allows
you to program a white balance setting by shooting a gray card, this
can then be recorded in one of the three wb preset memories. White
balance can also be set directly by pressing the WB button and rolling
the main command dial.
Custom function 31 also provides two additional 'boosted' ISO sensitivities.
HI-1 represents approximately ISO 3200, HI-2 represents approximately
ISO 6400. ISO sensitivity can also be selected by pressing the ISO
button on the top of the camera and rolling the main command dial.
Selects the action for the FUNC
button when it's used in combination with the main and sub-command
Quality - Change the image quality / size.
CSM - Change custom settings.
AF Area - Change AF Area selection.
Lock - Lock shutter speed in shutter priority
or aperture in aperture priority.
Selects AF Area Mode:
Dynamic Area AF - When the shutter release
is half-pressed or AF-ON button is pressed the camera first
focuses on the selected focus area, then attempts to track the
focused subject by constantly monitoring all five AF areas.
Single Area AF - When the shutter release
is half-pressed or AF-ON button is pressed the camera focuses
on the selected focus area.
File number sequencing option:
Off - Filename numbering is reset to zero
when an empty card is detected (or card is formatted)
On - Filename numbering is sequential,
that is the running number used in the filename is remembered
by the camera even when blank cards are inserted.
Reset - Reset numbering to lowest number
Notable improvements: Clear concise easy
to understand menus with descriptions. The new flexible FUNC button is
a welcome change on the D1H, it allows you to have quick access to a function
you use the most.