Manufacturer with intuitive menus?

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TacticDesigns Veteran Member • Posts: 7,559
Re: Nikon's "My Menu" Feature . . .

zxaar wrote:

TacticDesigns wrote:

zxaar wrote:

Sony also have my menu thing and people say it's horrible so same must be true for nikons my menu.

Since it obviously makes system unusable.

IMHO no.

The "My Menu" on Nikon is very well implemented IMHO.

I use it all the time.

I greatly appreciate having it available on my Nikon dSLR cameras.

I don't read too many posts where people mention it here.

To me, it is a highly underrated feature.

Basically you're making your own custom menu.

It was sarcasm on people who slam sony's menus while saying others are good.

I don't know you. Was I supposed to pick up it was sarcasm?

Sony also offers My Menu and once programmed, the menu can only be bad if user is not good at designing menu.

It also shows hypocrisy of people here.


What are you talking about?

I don't know what other people think.

I only know what I think.

I post from my perspective.

After all, that is all that we really have.

I use Nikon. I like how they approach things. And I say that.

If someone else likes something else, they post that.

IMHO, let the OP (or anyone reading this thread) absorb the information they are being given and let them decide for themselves what sounds interesting and useful.

Take care & Happy Shooting!

Since you are making the menu yourself . . . of course it is going to be intuitive to you!

What more perfect menu system can there be than that!

Take care & Happy Shooting!

TacticDesigns wrote:

rb61 wrote:

Is there one camera manufacturer that stands out as a leader when it comes to intuitive menus?

Please ignore, if possible, stratospheric priced cameras.


I've had a few brands of digital cameras.

Pentax, Canon, Nikon and for compact cameras Fujifilm, Sony and Canon.

Personally, I think a lot of it may come down to personal preference.

But one feature of my Nikon dSLR cameras that I like is the "My Menu" Feature.

Basically, you get to make your own menu!

So I just put the things that I actually use and change onto this separate menu.

So . . . although it may take some menu diving to get to a feature inside the menu, I can eliminate that by putting the most used settings on "My Menu".

The other thing is . . . the more external controls a camera has, the less you have to menu dive.

So, for my Nikon D7000 it has a dial for aperture, shutter and if I press the ISO button on the back, I can use the rear-dial to change ISO. No menu diving needed.

There is also a button for image quality and white balance.

If I press and hold the flash pop-up button, I can change the flash compensation value as well as change the flash mode from normal to red-eye-reduction and rear curtain.

And if I double press the "info" button, there are a bunch more settings I can change there without going into the menu.

Is it class leading? I don't know.

But I know it is effective and greatly appreciated by this user!

If you haven't tried out that feature, I'd highly recommend it.

Take care & Happy Shooting!

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