Camera Menus

Setup 1 menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Auto power off  • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 2 min
 • 4 min
 • 8 min
 • 15 min
 • Off
Sets camera power off time, this is the amount of "idle time" before the camera powers itself off. In the power off state the camera can be woken by half or fully depressing the shutter release (or turning the power switch to Off and back to On).
File numbering  • Continuous *
 • Auto reset
 • Manual reset
Controls the numbering method used for filenames.
Auto rotate  • On (play mode and EXIF)
 • On (EXIF)
 • Off
Dictate whether orientation info is written to the image file (EXIF), and whether play mode uses that info
Format  • Cancel
 • OK
Format the SD card
LCD auto off  • Stutter btn.
 • Shutter/DISP
 • Remains on
Screen color  • 1 (White on Black)
 • 2 (Black on White)
 • 3 (Cyan on Dark Blue)
 • 4 (Brown on Cream)

Setup 2 menu

The final two options on this are displayed only in the P, TV, Av, M or A-DEP modes, not in any of the 'Basic Zone' modes (such as full Auto or the Scene modes).

Option Values / Actions Notes
LCD Brightness  • 1 - 7 Sets the LCD lamp strength.
Date/Time  • Set Date, time & format  

 • English
 • German
 • French
 • Dutch
 • Danish
 • Portuguese
 • Finnish
 • Italian
 • Norwegian
 • Swedish
 • Spanish
 • Greek
 • Russian
 • Polish
 • Czech
 • Hungarian
 • Chinese (Simplified)
 • Chinese (Traditional)
 • Korean
 • Japanese

Select menu language.
Video system  • NTSC
 • PAL
Select video system for video out connector.
Sensor cleaning  • Auto cleaning (Enabled / Disabled)
 • Clean now
 • Clean manually
Live View function settings  • Live View shooting
 • Grid display
 • Metering timer
4 sec
16 sec
30 sec
1 min
10 min
30 min
Flash control  

• Flash firing
 • Built-in flash function setting
Flash mode
Shutter sync
1st curtain
2nd curtain
Flash exposure compensation
+/- 2.0 EV
 • External flash function setting
Only with flash connected
 • External flash C.Fn setting
Only with flash connected
 • Clear external flash C.Fn setting
Only with flash connected

More subtle flash control options and settings become available when an external flash is mounted.

Setup 3 menu

This menu is not displayed in any of the 'Basic Zone' modes.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Custom Functions (See below)  
Clear settings  • Clear all camera settings
 • Clear all custom functions (C.Fn)
 • Cancel
Firmware ver.   Shows current firmware version / updates firmware from file on storage card

Custom Functions (C. Fn) menu

Option Values / Actions
01: Exposure level increments 0: 1/3 stop
1: 1/2 stop
02: Flash sync. speed in Av mode 0: Auto
1: 1/200 sec (fixed)
03: Long exposure noise reduction 0: Off
1: Auto
2: On
04: High ISO speed noise reduction 0: Off
1: On
05: Auto Lighting Optimizer 0: Enable
1: Disable
06: AF-assist beam firing 0: Enable
1: Disable
2: Only external flash emits
07: AF during Live View shooting 0: Disable
1: Quick mode
2: Live mode
08: Mirror lockup 0: Disable
1: Enable
09: Shutter button / AE lock button 0: AF/AE lock
1: AE lock/AF
2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock
3: AE/AF, no AE lock
10: SET button when shooting

0: LCD monitor On/Off
1: Change quality
2: Flash exposure comp.
3: Menu display
4: Disabled

11: LCD display when power ON 0: Display
1: Retain power OFF status
12: Add original decision data 0: Off
1: On

My Menu

The 'My Menu,' customizable options list has trickled down from the high-end Canon bodies all the way to the 1000D. You can select from any of the other menu options so that the settings you change most often are all grouped together. This includes custom function settings, such as Mirror Lock-Up and High ISO noise reduction, making them easier to access. You can even re-arrange the options within the menu to perfectly prioritize your personalization.

Again, 'My Menu' is only available in the 'Creative Zone' modes (A-DEP, M, Av, Tv, P), and not in the 'Basic Zone.'