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Camera Menus

The GXR's labyrinthine menu system is the key to its incredible level of customization, and though daunting at first glance (and most subsequent visits, to be honest) it does contain some powerful tools. The truth is that most of what's here is firmly in the 'set and forget' category, as in use (as a camera) you don't need the menus at all. The nine pages could really do with some organization, but spending a few hours here when you first get the camera will reap rewards when you come to use it.

Shooting menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Picture Quality/Size
 • RAW
Aspect Ratio
16:9
4:3
3:2
1:1
RAW/JPEG Setting
Fine
Normal
VGA
 • L
Aspect Ratio
16:9
4:3
3:2
1:1
Compression rate
Fine
Normal
 • M
Aspect Ratio
16:9
4:3
3:2
1:1
Compression rate
Fine
Normal
 • 5M
 • 3M
 • 1M
 • VGA

[Menu options from module A12 50mm]

Focus
 • Multi AF
 • Spot AF
 • MF
 • Snap
 • ∞

 

Snap Focus Distance
 • 1m
 • 1.5m
 • 2m
 • 2.5m
 • 3m
 • 3.5m
 • 5m
 • ∞
- defines the distance the Snap Focus function will use (overrides the AF system).
Full Press Snap
 • Off
 • On
 • Auto-Hi ISO
If the shutter-release is pressed all the way down in one motion, the camera will take a picture at the focus distance selected for Snap Focus Distance. Choose when quick shutter response is required. Optionally also overrides current ISO setting.
Pre-AF
 • Off
 • On
If On is selected when Multi AF or Spot AF is selected for Focus, the camera will continue to focus even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway (the focus range is narrower than for normal focus). This may decrease the time needed to focus, potentially improving shutter response.
Exposure Metering
 • Multi
 • Center
 • Spot
 
Image Settings
 • Vivid
 • Standard
 • Natural
 • Black & White
Contrast (1-9)
Sharpness (1-9)
 • B&W (TE)
Toning effect
Sepia
Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Vividness (1-9)
Contrast (1-9)
Sharpness (1-9)
 • Setting1
Vividness (1-9)
Contrast (1-9)
Sharpness (1-9)
Individual color settings
[Example]
Recall settings
Select preset
 • Setting2
Vividness (1-9)
Contrast (1-9)
Sharpness (1-9)
Individual color settings
[Example]
Recall settings
Select preset
 
Continuous Mode
 • Off
 • Continuous
 • M-Cont + (HI)
 • M-Cont + (LO)
 
Auto Bracket
 • Off
 • AE-BKT [Example]
 • WB-BKT
 • CL-BKT
 
Flash Exp Comp
–2.0EV to +2.0EV in 0.3EV steps  
Manual Flash Amount
 • Full
 • 1/1.4
 • 1/2.8
 • 1/4
 • 1/5.6
 • 1/8
 • 1/11
 • 1/16
 • 1/22
 • 1/32
 • 1/64
 
Flash Synchro Settings
 • 1st Curtain
 • 2nd Curtain
 
Noise Reduction
 • Off
 • Weak
 • Strong
The minimum ISO sensitivity at which noise reduction applies can be selected using Noise Reduction ISO.
Noise Reduction ISO
 • All
 • Over ISO 201
 • Over ISO 401
 • Over ISO 801
 • Over ISO 1601
 • ISO 3200
Select the minimum ISO sensitivity to apply noise reduction function to when activated.
Distortion Correction
 • Off
 • On
Only works with lenses that support this function.
Auto Macro
 • Off
 • On
When set to On, the camera automatically switches to the macro mode when focusing on a subject close to the lens
Custom Self-Timer
 • Pictures
1–10 pictures
 • Interval
5–10 seconds
 
Interval Shooting
 • Hour
0–1
 • Min
0–59
 • Sec
0–55 in 5 second intervals
 
Date Imprint
 • Off
 • Date
 • Date and Time
 
Exposure Comp
–4.0EV to +4.0EV in 0.3EV steps  
White Balance
 • Auto
 • Multi-P Auto
 • Outdoors
 • Cloudy
 • Incandescent Lamp
 • Fluorescent Lamp
 • Manual Settings
 • Detail
 
White Balance Compensation
 • A–B
A9–B9
 • G–M
G9–M9
Applies a fine adjustment to the selected White Balance preset. Adjustable in both the amber/blue and green/magenta axes. [Example]
ISO Setting
 • Auto
 • Auto-Hi
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
 • ISO 800
 • ISO 1600
 • ISO 3200
Defined by the lens/sensor module fitted. Example given is for the A12 50mm module.
Auto Aperture Shift
 • Off
 • On
When On is selected, the camera will automatically adjust aperture to prevent overexposure in the aperture priority mode.
Camera Shake Correction
 • Off
 • On
S10 module only

Key Custom Option menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Reg My Settings
 • My1
 • My2
 • My3
 • My settings Box
Choose box 1–6

Settings saved using Reg. My Settings can be recalled by rotating the mode dial to MY1, MY2, or MY3, allowing you to easily create and recall up to six sets of frequently-used shooting settings.

Recall My Settings

 • My1
Choose box 1–6
 • My2
Choose box 1–6
 • My3
Choose box 1–6

Copy settings from a “box” to MY1, MY2, or MY3.
Edit My Settings
 • My1
 • My2
 • My3
 • My settings Box
Choose box 1–6
Access a screen allowing you to name and modify the 40 parameters that contitute a settings preset.
My Settings for Fn Settings
 • Off
 • On
Defines whether Fn Button changes are applied from My Settings
My Settings WB Comp
 • Off
 • On
Defines whether WB Comp changes are applied from My Settings
ADJ Lever Setting 1
 • Off
 • Exposure Comp
 • White Balance
 • WB Correction
 • ISO
 • Quality
 • Focus
 • Image
 • Expo. Metering
 • Cont. Mode
 • Auto Bracket
 • Flash Comp.
 • Flash Amount
Assign up to four frequently-used options to the ADJ. lever for quick access.
ADJ Lever Setting 2
 • Off
 • Exposure Comp
 • White Balance
 • WB Correction
 • ISO
 • Quality
 • Focus
 • Image
 • Expo. Metering
 • Cont. Mode
 • Auto Bracket
 • Flash Comp.
 • Flash Amount
 
ADJ Lever Setting 3
 • Off
 • Exposure Comp
 • White Balance
 • WB Correction
 • ISO
 • Quality
 • Focus
 • Image
 • Expo. Metering
 • Cont. Mode
 • Auto Bracket
 • Flash Comp.
 • Flash Amount
 
ADJ Lever Setting 4
 • Off
 • Exposure Comp
 • White Balance
 • WB Correction
 • ISO
 • Quality
 • Focus
 • Image
 • Expo. Metering
 • Cont. Mode
 • Auto Bracket
 • Flash Comp.
 • Flash Amount
 
ADJ Shutter Confirmation
 • Off
 • On
Select On to use the shutter-release button to select the highlighted option in the ADJ. mode.
Set Fn1 Button
 • Off
 • AF/MF
 • AF/Snap
 • AE Lock
 • Color>B&W
 • Color>TE
 • Exposure Comp.
 • White Balance
 • WB Correction
 • ISO
 • Quality
 • Focus
 • Image
 • Expo. Metering
 • Cont. Mode
 • Auto Bracket
 • Macro Target
 • Flash Comp.
 • Flash Amount
Choose the functions assigned to the Fn1 button.
Set Fn2 Button
 • Off
 • AF/MF
 • AF/Snap
 • AE Lock
 • Color>B&W
 • Color>TE
 • Exposure Comp.
 • White Balance
 • WB Correction
 • ISO
 • Quality
 • Focus
 • Image
 • Expo. Metering
 • Cont. Mode
 • Auto Bracket
 • Macro Target
 • Flash Comp.
 • Flash Amount
Choose the functions assigned to the Fn2 button.
+/- Button Settings
 • Off
 • Flash Comp.
 • Flash Amount
 • Exposure Comp.
Choose the functions assigned to the + and - buttons.
Playback Mode Dial Options
 • Setting 1
 • Setting 2
Mode dials either magnify and switch images or scroll around image when magnified.
M Mode Dial Options
 • Setting 1
 • Setting 2
Swaps aperture and shutter speed between dials in manual shooting mode
One Press M Mode
 • Aprtr Priority
 • Shttr Priority
 • Program
When exposure compensation is assigned to the + and – buttons or AE lock is assigned to the Fn1 and Fn2 button, pressing the assigned button in manual exposure mode sets shutter speed and/or aperture to values close to those needed for optimal exposure. This allows you choose the mode used for this.
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