No surprises here, the EOS 30D's menu system is identical to the EOS 20D apart from the addition of Picture Style instead of Parameters. You navigate by turning either camera dial and press the SET button to modify / enter, you can press JUMP to skip to the next section. The menu is still split into three categories (red, blue, yellow) which is indicated by the colored scroll bar down the right edge of the menu.
Shooting Section (Red)
Values / Actions
| Large / Fine
Large / Normal
Medium / Fine
Medium / Normal
Small / Fine
Small / Normal
RAW + Large / Fine
RAW + Large / Normal
RAW + Medium / Fine
RAW + Medium / Normal
RAW + Small / Fine
RAW + Small / Normal
- 3504 x 2336 JPEG Fine
|Red-eye on/off|| Off
|Enables the use of the AF / red-eye lamp just before a flash shot.|
|Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.|
|Shoot w/o card|| On
|Allow shot to be taken without CF card inserted.|
|AEB|| +/-2 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (C.Fn 6)
|Configures auto exposure bracketing.|
|WB Shift / BKT
| Shift: B9-A9, M9-G9
Bracket: BA+/-3, MG+/-3
|Configures WB shift and WB bracketing.|
|Custom WB|| Set custom WB||Select image for custom WB.|
|Color temp.|| 2800 - 10000 K in 100 K steps||Select Kelvin WB temperature.|
|Color space|| sRGB
|Picture Style *|| Standard
User Def. 1
User Def. 2
USer Def. 3
The 'Picture Style' concept was first introduced with the EOS-1D Mark II N and subsequently seen on the EOS 5D. A Picture Style is a pre-programmed image parameter set intended for the most 'pleasing' reproduction (in Canon's opinion) of various situations. Each Picture Style has its own preset mapping for tone and color response as well as providing the ability to tune sharpness, contrast, saturation and color tone for each. For instance the default sharpening for the Standard Picture Style is level 3, in my opinion level 2 is more appropriate and it's easy to modify this. Note that sharpness now has 8 levels (0 to 7) and contrast, saturation and color tone have 9 levels (-4 to +4).
Playback Section (Blue)
|Protect||Protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the CF card file system.|
|Rotate||Rotate mode, again, this can be performed in either single image or thumbnail index view. This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. Doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation.|
|Print Order||Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, this defines which images will be printed, how many copies of each, what format etc. For use with compatible printers or photo finishers.|
|Auto Play||Start an automated slideshow of images on the CF card, delay between each image is preset at four seconds.|
|Review time||Select the record review time: 2, 4, 8 sec or Hold (as long as the shutter release button is held down).|
|AF points *||Choose to display or not display the active AF points in playback (only detailed playback view).|
|Histogram *||Select either Brightness (Luminance) or RGB histogram display.|
Setup Section (Yellow)
Values / Actions
|Auto power off|| 1 min
|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).|
|Auto rotate *|| On (play mode and EXIF)
|Chooses whether orientation information is recorded and if the camera should rotate in play mode.|
|LCD Brightness|| -2 to +2||Sets the LCD backlight strength.|
|Date/Time|| Set Date & Time
Set Date format
|File numbering|| Continuous
|Controls the numbering method used for filenames.|
|Select menu language.|
|Video system|| NTSC
|Select video system for video out connector.|
|Communication *|| Print/PC
|Sets USB communication protocol.|
|Format||Format the CF card|
|Custom Functions||Set up custom functions||(See next page)|
|Clear settings|| Clear all camera settings
Clear all custom functions
|Clears camera settings and or just custom functions|
|Sensor clean|| Cancel
|Select OK to flip up the mirror and open the shutter to allow you to clean the sensor. Power Off once done.|
|Firmware||Select to load new firmware from CF card||Also shows current version, on our n camera; 1.0.4|
* New or changed compared to the EOS 20D
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