Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Review
|In addition to the record menu options the 7D also has four pages of custom menu options which allow for customization of the camera setup such as the function of various buttons, focusing modes etc.|
Custom menu options
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Priority setup|| • AF
Choose whether the camera will release the shutter without focus lock
|Focus Hold button|| • Focus hold
• DOF preview
|AF/MF button|| • Hold
|Choose if the AF/MF button must be held or toggles focusing mode|
|AEL button|| • AE hold
• AE toggle
• Spot AE hold
• Spot AE toggle
|Choose if the AEL button must be held or toggles AE lock, additionally this can be set to spot meter instead|
|AF w/ shutter|| • On
|Auto AF setup|| • Auto AF
|Select the function of the 'A' position on the AF switch|
|Control dial setup|| • Front shutter, Rear aperture
• Front aperture, Rear shutter
|Switch the function of the front and rear control dials for exposure|
|Exposure compen.|| • Off
• Front control dial
• Rear control dial
|If enabled allows adjustment of exposure compensation by a turn of the specified dial|
|Control dial lock|| • On
|When set to On the dials have no function unless an exposure is shown|
|Exposure compen. set|| • Ambient& Flash
• Ambient only
- EV and flash exp. comp. can be set
|AF illuminator|| • On
|Shutter lock|| • On
|When set to On the shutter can not be released when no lens is attached|
|AF area setup|| • 0.3 sec display
• 0.6 sec display
• Display off
|Controls how long the selected AF area is illuminated in the viewfinder|
|Monitor display|| • Automatic
|When set to Auto the eye sensors are used to switch off the LCD|
|Recording display|| • Auto rotate
|Controls whether the recording information display is rotated or not|
|AS finder display|| • On
|Allows you to disable the Anti-Shake scale in the viewfinder|
|ISO button set|| • ISO
• Zone Matching
|Control ISO or Zone Matching with the ISO button *|
|ISO menu setup|| • 100 - 1600
• 100 - 3200
|Enables the extended sensitivity of ISO 3200|
|Mset button|| • Memory
• Menu shortcut
|Set the function of the Mset button|
|Custom reset|| • Enter
|Reset just the custom settings|
* Zone Matching
From the 7D manual: "When selected, an indicator is displayed on the monitor. The camera sensitivity is fixed at ISO 250 for high and ISO 100 for low. The color mode is fixed at Natural. Contrast cannot be changed with the Digital Effect Control. A high-key scene is made up of predominately light tones and colors. A low-key scene is made up of dark tones and colors. Zone Matching controls exposure and contrast to improve reproduction of these scenes."
|The last menu is the Setup menu which allows you to configure general camera settings (mostly digital related) such as USB transfer modes, video output etc.|
Setup menu options
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|LCD brightness|| • Enter
Low (-5) to High (+5)
|Transfer mode|| • Data storage
• Remote storage
|- USB 'mass storage device'
- For PictBridge and transfer wizards
- For DiMAGE transfer software
|Video Output|| • NTSC
|Audio signals|| • On
|Language|| • Japanese
|Date/Time set|| • Enter
|File # memory|| • On
|Folder name|| • Standard form
• Date form
|Select folder|| • 100KM023
|New folder||• Enter||Creates a new running number folder|
|LCD backlight|| • 1 min
• 30 sec
• 10 sec
• 5 sec
|The amount of time the LCD backlight stays on|
|Power save|| • 30 min
• 10 min
• 5 min
• 3 min
• 1 min
|The amount of time before the camera enters 'sleep' state, it can be woken by a half-press of the shutter release or one of the LCD buttons|
|Menu Sec. Memory|| • Off
|Remember which menu section was active when returning to the menu|
|Delete confirm|| • "Yes"
|Set the default option for the delete confirm box|
|Clean CCD|| • Enter
|Opens the shutter and raises the mirror for the sensor to be cleaned|
|Reset default|| • Enter
|Reset camera settings to default|
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