Camera Menus

The A350's menus (accessed by pressing the MENU button in any mode) are grouped into four sections; Record (2 pages), Custom (1 page), Playback (2 pages) and Setup (3 pages). The left and right arrows on the AF controller jump between menus while the up and down (or control dial) scroll through them. It's a very fast system once you're used to it.

Record menu

The record menu provides for configuration of settings which will affect the final image file as well as the behavior of some of the automatic settings. Many of the more common options can be accessed using the Function button or by pressing one of the direct access buttons, so there's not much need to visit this menu on a regular basis in everyday photography. The options for each item are revealed by pressing the center button on the multi-controller.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Page one
Image size • L: 14M
• M: 7.7M
• S: 3.5M

- 4592 x 3056
- 3408 x 2272
- 2288 x 1520

Aspect Ratio • 3:2
• 16:9
Quality • RAW
• Fine
• Standard
Creative Style [Example] • Standard
• Vivid
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Night
• Sunset
• Black and White
• AdobeRGB

• Custom options:
Contrast (+3 to -3)
Saturation (+3 to -3)
Sharpness (+3 to -3)

Flash control • ADI flash

• Pre-flash TTL

- Uses distance information and pre-flash metering
- Uses only pre-flash data (more likely to be confused by reflections)

Flash compens. • +2 to -2 EV 1/3 EV steps
Page two
Priority setup

• AF
• Release

- waits for focus before releasing the shutter
- shoots regardless of focus.

AF illuminator • Auto
• Off
Long exp. NR • On
• Off
Subtracts a 'dark frame' image if shutter speed is greater than 1 second.
High ISO NR. • On
• Off
Increases noise reduction at ISO 1600 or above.
Rec mode reset Resets shooting settings to default when in P,A,S or M modes.

Custom menu

In addition to the record menu options the A350 also has a page of custom menu options.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Page one
Eye-Start AF • On
• Off

Sets the camera to AF if it detects an eye has been put to the viewfinder.

AEL button • AEL hold
• AEL toggle

- Hold AEL button to lock exposure
- Press button once to lock exposure.

Ctrl dial setup • Shutter speed
• Aperture
Selects which parameter the control wheel sets in M or P mode.
Red eye reduc. • On
• Off
Auto review • 10 sec
• 5 sec
• 2 sec
• Off
Auto off w/VF • 0.3 sec display
• 0.6 sec display
• Display off