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Menus (contd.)

Custom Setting Menu

Like the D70 but unlike the D200 the D80's custom settings are displayed on one long menu (the D200 has so many they have to be categorized). The most significant new or updated custom settings are ISO auto (07), FUNC button (16) and Built-in flash (22).

Option Values / Actions Notes
R Reset  • No
 • Yes
Resets all custom settings to defaults.
01 Beep  • On
 • Off
 
02 AF-area mode  • Single area
 • Dynamic area
 • Auto-area AF
- One area only
- One area but can track
- Automatic area selection
03 Center AF area  • Normal zone
 • Wide zone
- Use only small area [diag]
- Focus on moving subjects [diag]
04 AF-Assist  • On
 • Off
 
05 No memory card?  • Release locked
 • Enable release
Define whether images can be taken without a storage (SD) card
06 Image review  • On
 • Off
 
07 ISO auto  • Off
 • On
 • Max. sensitivity
200
400
800
1600
 • Min. shutter speed
1/125 s
1/100 s
1/80 s
1/60 s
1/40 s
1/30 s
1/15 s
1/8 s
1/4 s
1/2 s
1 s
Defines parameters for 'Auto' ISO in P, A, S or M modes. (Effectively becomes 'ISO priority', the only thing I would add is minimum aperture, and I'd move this important feature to the shooting menu). [clip]
08 Grid display  • Off
 • On
Are gridlines displayed on the viewfinder focus screen?
09 Viewfinder warning  • On
 • Off
Are the B/W, Low battery and No memory card warnings shown?
10 EV Step  • 1/3 step
 • 1/2 step
Exposure Value (EV) step used for shutter speed, aperture etc.
11 Exposure comp.  • Off
 • On
When enabled exposure compensation set with dial alone
12 Center-weighted  • 6 mm
 • 8 mm
 • 10 mm
Defines the size of the 'greatest weight' area for center-weighted metering (default is 8 mm)
13 Auto BKT set  • AE & flash
 • AE only
 • Flash only
 • WB bracketing
 
14 Auto BKT order  • Default order
 • Under > MTR > Over
 
15 Command dials  • Default
 • Reversed
Function of command dials can be swapped (P, A, S or M modes only)
16 FUNC button  • ISO display
 • Framing grid
 • AF-area mode
 • Center AF area
 • FV lock
 • Flash off
 • Matrix metering
 • Center-weighted
 • Spot metering
Default is 'ISO display', unfortunately it only displays ISO and doesn't allow you to change it
17 Illumination  • Off
 • On
When enabled the control panel backlight illuminates with any button
18 AE-L/AF-L  • AE/AF lock
 • AE lock only
 • AF lock
 • AE lock hold
 • AF-ON
 • FV lock
 • Focus area selection
 • AE-L/AF-L/AF area
 • AE-L/AF area
 • AF-L/AF area
 • AF on/AF area
Defines the function of the AE-L/AF-L button
19 AE lock  • Off
 • On
When Off (default) AE does not lock with shutter release half-press
20 Focus area  • No wrap
 • Wrap
 
21 AF area illumination  • Auto
 • Off
 • On
 
22 Built-in Flash  • TTL
 • Manual
Full power
1/2 - 1/128
 • Repeating flash
Output
1/4 - 1/128
Times
2 - 35 *
Frequency
1 - 50 Hz
 • Commander mode
Built-in flash
Mode (TTL, M, --)
Comp (+/- 3 EV)
Group A
Mode (TTL,AA,M,--)
Comp (+/- 3 EV)
Group B
Mode (TTL,AA,M,--)
Comp (+/- 3 EV)
Channel
1 - 4

Controls the function of the built-in flash, either normal TTL, manual control, repeating or wireless commander. [clip]



* Depends on the Output setting, 2 only at 1/4, 35 at 1/128, etc.

 

23 Flash warning  • On
 • Off
 
24 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
Defines the minimum shutter speed for flash in P and A modes.
25 Auto FP  • Off
 • On
 
26 Modeling flash  • Off
 • On
Enables the use of modeling flash on SB-800, SB-600 and SB-R200 in P, S, A or M modes.
27 Monitor-off  • 5 s
 • 10 s
 • 20 s
 • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 10 min
 
28 Auto meter-off  • 4 s
 • 6 s
 • 8 s
 • 16 s
 • 30 s
 • 30 min
 
29 Self-timer delay  • 2 s
 • 5 s
 • 10 s
 • 20 s
 
30 Remote duration  • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 10 min
 • 15 min
How long the camera will wait for remote signals in remote modes (power saving).
31 Exp. delay mode  • Off
 • On
Introduces a 0.4 s delay to shutter-release to reduce camera shake (macro, telescope, microscope photography).
32 MB-D80 batteries  • LR6 (AA alkaline)
 • HR6 (AA Ni-MH)
 • FR6 (AA lithium)
 • ZR6 (AA Ni-Mn)
Defines what kind of AA batteries (if applicable) are used in the optional MB-D80 battery grip (ensures accurate battery measurement).

Set up Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
CSM / Setup menu  • Simple
 • Full
 • My menu
Done
Playback
Shooting
Custom
Setup
Retouch
Defines the detail on the Custom Setting and Setup menus. Alternatively you can configure your own menus via 'My menu' where you can enable and disable individual menu options.
Format memory card  • No
 • Yes
 
World time  • Time zone
Select
 • Date
Date set
Time set
 • Date format
yy/mm/dd
mm/dd/yy
dd/mm/yy
 • Daylight saving time
Off
On
 
LCD brightness  • OK
 • -2 to +2
 
Video mode  • NTSC
 • PAL
 
Language  • German
 • English
 • Spanish
 • Finish
 • French
 • Italian
 • Dutch
 • Polish
 • Portugese
 • Russian
 • Swedish
 • Chinese Traditional
 • Chinese Simplified
 • Japanese
 • Korean
 
USB  • Mass Storage
 • PTP
 
Image comment  • Done >
 • Input comment
Text entry
 • Attach comment
No
Yes
When enabled the comment is written into the header of each image.
Folders  • Select folder
NCD80 (etc.)
 • New
Text entry (5 chars)
 • Rename
Select
 • Delete
Select
- [clip]
File no. sequence  • Off
 • On
 • Reset
 
Mirror lock-up  • On
 • Off
Locks mirror in up position for sensor cleaning.
Dust off ref photo  • On
 • Off
Used to capture a 'dust reference image' for the 'Dust Off' feature of Nikon Capture. (RAW only).
Battery Info  • Battery meter
 • Picture meter
 • Charge life
Display only. [clip]
Firmware Version  • Version No.
A 1.00
B 1.00
Display only.
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