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Camera Menus

The E-420's menus are split into five tabbed groups; Record menu (2), Play menu and Setup menu (2). Use the 4-way controller to move down the tabs, press right to enter the menu and change settings. Each menu is described below.

Record menu 1

Option Values / Actions Notes
Card setup  • All Erase
 • Format
 
Custom Reset Setting  • Reset
 • Reset1
Set
Reset
 • Reset2
Set
Reset
Enables you to reset the camera back to factory defaults or to any one of two pre-defined 'Reset' settings.
Picture Mode  • 1 Vivid
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • 2 Natural
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • 3 Muted
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • 4 Portrait
Cont. / Sharp. / Sat.
 • Monotone
Cont. / Sharp. / Filter / Tone
Select the color / tone response from five pre-programmed settings. Each can then be further tuned by setting contrast / sharpness / saturation (a range of -2 to +2).
Gradation  • Auto
 • High Key
 • Normal
 • Low Key
Set the type of gradation, High Key extends bright gradations, Low Key extends dark gradations.
Image size / quality  • RAW
 • Large Fine (LF)
 • Large Normal (LN)
 • Middle Normal (MN)
 • Small Normal (SN)
 • RAW + LF
 • RAW + LN
 • RAW + MN
 • RAW + SN

In RAW+JPEG mode the E-420 writes one JPG and one ORF (RAW) file.

Image size and quality settings are customizable in setup menu 1 - F

White Balance  • Auto
 • 5300 K (Daylight)
 • 7500 K (Shade)
 • 6000 K (Cloudy)
 • 3000 K (Incandescent)
 • 4000 K (Fluorescent 1)
 • 4500 K (Fluorescent 2)
 • 6600 K (Fluorescent 3)
 • 5500 K (Flash)
 • Custom
 • Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
- Fine Tune Red / Green
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ISO  • Auto
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1600
Here shown with the maximum range of sensitivities.
Noise reduction  • Auto
 • Off
 • On
Enable or disable long exposure noise reduction.
Noise Filter  • Off
 • Low
 • Standard
 • High
 

Record menu 2

Option Values / Actions Notes
Metering mode  • ESP
ESP+AF
ESP
 • Center Weighted Average
 • Spot
 • Highlight based spot
 • Shadow based spot


- Link ESP metering to AF point
- Do not link ESP metering to AF point

Flash RC mode  • Off
 • On
 
Flash compensation  • -2.0 to +2.0 EV
 • 1/3 EV steps
 
AF mode  • S-AF
 • C-AF
 • MF
 • S-AF & MF
 • C-AF & MF
 
AF area  • Automatic selection
 • Left point [•  ]
 • Center point[ • ]
 • Right point [  •]
 
Anti-Shock  • Off
 • On; 1 - 30 sec
Known as 'Mirror Lock-up' on other brands.
AE Bracket  • Off
 • 3 frames, 0.3 EV
 • 3 frames, 0.7 EV
 • 3 frames, 1.0 EV
 

Play menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Slideshow  • Single image
 • 2 x 2 thumbnail index
 • 3 x 3 thumbnail index
 • 4 x 4 thumbnail index
 • 5 x 5 thumbnail index
 • 7 x7 thumbnail index
 • 10 x 10 thumbnail index
 
Rotate enable  • Off
 • On
When enabled images are automatically rotated
Edit  • JPEG / TIFF files
Shadow Adjust
Redeye Fix
Crop
Black & White
Sepia
Saturation
Resize
1280 x 960
640 x 480
320 x 240
No
 • RAW files
Creates a JPEG copy of image
      using the current camera settings
Produce copies of the displayed image. If the image is a RAW then selecting this option will develop the RAW to a new JPEG using the current camera settings (White Balance etc.).






DPOF  • Mark image
 • Mark ALL images
 
Copy All  • Yes
 • No
Copies all images from one card to another
Reset Protect  • Yes
 • No
 
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