Set up Menu
Pressing the MENU/OK button without an image displayed on the LCD monitor enters the camera's set up mode. This mode provides control over various settings including custom white balance, high mode selection, storage card selection etc.
Use the up and down arrows to navigate through the menu, press the left or right arrows to change settings.
Set up Menu
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Image Display|| Off
|'Postview' provides you with a quick review of the image after it is taken then returns to live view. 'Preview' provides you with a review which you must confirm before the image is saved.|
|Custom WB|| Set||Set a custom white balance (choose custom 1 or 2 via the rear panel display). (clip)|
|High Mode|| TIFF-RGB
|Select the type of file created when the 'High' image quality is selected. A TIFF-RGB file is around 35 MB @ 4256 x 2848, a CCD-RAW file is around 12.5 MB.|
|Media|| CF Type II
|The camera will automatically select the correct media of only one is inserted, this option allows you to select the specific media slot if both are in use.|
|When enabled this option allows you to take images without a storage card (and therefore no images are stored).|
|Voice Memo|| Off
|When enabled the camera will record up to 30 seconds of voice memo after each shot.|
|PC Mode|| USB Downloading
|- Camera shows up as a USB storage
- Camera is set up for the remote shooting s/w
- Camera shows up as a Firewire storage device
|(European S2 Pro)|
|Reset All|| OK|
Pressing the MENU/OK button while an image is displayed (after pressing PLAY) enters the Play menu. The menu consists of five options arranged along the bottom of the display. Menu options are displayed over the current image. For clarity we have used a black background.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|When you erase an image the camera 'fades' the image out with a little animation (clip). While cute this does take some time, it doesn't allow for quick deletion of images.|
|Protect|| Unprotect All
|- Remove protection from all frames
- Mark all frames as protected
|DPOF|| Date On
|Voice Memo|| On||Select On and the camera will record a 30 second voice memo which will carry the same filename as the image ('attaching' it to the image). (clip)|
|LCD Brightness|| Set||Brightness can be set from -5 to +5|
Custom Function Menu (CSM)
Turn the camera mode dial to the 'CSM' position to change the camera's custom function settings. In this mode settings are chosen using the main command dial (front) and changed using the sub command dial (rear). A full textual description of the setting is shown on the rear LCD monitor and a numeric representation is shown on the top status panel LCD.
Custom Function Menu
|1: Bracketing Order||0: Meter -> Under -> Over
1: Under -> Meter -> Over
|Change the Bracketing compensation sequence|
|2: On-demand Grid lines||0: Off
|Enable viewfinder grid lines|
|3: Illumination for Focus Area||0: Auto
|Makes AF points glow red when AF is being measured|
|4: Focus Area Selection||0: Normal
1: Enable Rotation
|Enable 'wrap around' selection of AF point using 4-way controller|
|5: AE-Lock||0: Disabled
|When enabled a half-press locks AE|
|6: Bulb in Manual Mode||0: Disabled
|Enable Bulb exposures in manual exposure mode|
|7: S-AF Closest Subject Priority||0: Enabled
|Disable closest subject AF for AF-S mode|
|8: C-AF Closest Subject Priority||0: Disabled
|Enable closest subject AF for AF-C mode|
|9: AE/AF Lock Button||0: AE/AF Lock
1: AE Lock only
2: AF Lock only
3: AE Remains locked
4: AF Operation
|Control the function of the AE/AF lock button|
|10: Command Dial functions||0: Disabled
|Allows you to switch the function of the command dials|
|11: Multiple Exposure||0: Single Shutter Release
1: Continuous Shutter Release
|Enable continuous shooting for multiple exposures|
|12: Auto Power Off|| 0: Off
15: 15 secs
2: 2 mins
5: 5 mins
|Change the auto power off time|
|13: Self-Timer Operation|| 2: 2 secs
5: 5 secs
10: 10 secs
20: 20 secs
|Change the self-timer time|
|14: LCD Illumination|| 0: Off
5: 5 secs
15: 15 secs
|When set to 5 or 15 the LCD panels will illuminate with any button press|
|15: AF-Assist Illuminator||0: On
|Enable or disable white AF assist lamp for low light situations|
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