Record Screens & Menus
By Josh Fate
This is also a shortcut menu that is accesses by pressing the Quick ("Q") button. You can then quickly change the desired value of these functions by navigating with the 4-way controller or control dial, then pressing the Set button.
Another new feature on the 60D is this electronic level. It can be brought up by pressing the DISP. button and it is available in both normal and live view shooting modes.
Shooting menu items:
- Quality: - Choose the RAW (RAW, MRAW SRAW and JPEG (Large Fine/Normal, Medium Fine/Normal, Small Fine/Normal) settings by rotating the Control and Quick Control dials
- Beep - Enable/disable "button beep" sounds
- Release shutter w/o card - Allows or denies shutter release when no memory card is installed
- Image review time - Sets review timeout on LCD - 2 sec., 4 sec., 8 sec., Hold, Off
- Peripheral illumination correction - Enable or Disable, helps with light fall-off or darkening at the corners of your images when using certain lenses
- Red-eye On/Off - On or Off
- Flash Control - Choose whether the flash fires, Built-in flash function settings, External flash function settings, External flash custom function settings, etc.
- Exposure Comp./AEB - Choose the EV compensation for AE Bracketing and Exposure compensation (±5EV in 1/3 or 1/2EV steps)
- Auto Lighting Optimizer - Automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to increase detail in shadow areas; Standard, Disable, Low, or Strong
- Picture Style - Selects image effects; see next menu description.
- White Balance - Choose from Auto, Daylight (5200K), Shade (7000K), Cloudy (6000K), Tungsten light (3200K), White fluorescent light (4000K), Flash, Custom, Color Temp.
- Custom WB - Set the custom white balance value using a stored image
- WB SHIFT/BKT - Set white balance correction or the step increment for white balance bracketing
- Color space - sRGB, Adobe RGB
- Dust Delete Data - Takes an exposure (of a white object) to identify dust spots on the image sensor. The dust data are appended to subsequent images for post-processing removal by Canon's software.
- ISO Auto - Set the maximum sensitivity value when using the ISO Auto setting
- Live View Shoot - Enable, Disable
- AF Mode - Live Mode, Face Detect Live Mode, Quick Mode
- Grid Display - Off, Grid 1, Grid 2
- Aspect Ratio - 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
- Exposure Simulation - Enable, DIsable
- Silent Shooting - Mode 1, Mode 2, Disable
- Metering Timer - 4 sec, 16 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 10 min, 30 min.
C. Fn I: Exposure - Exposure level increments: 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop
C. Fn I: Exposure - ISO Speed Setting Increments: 1/3 Stop, 1-Stop
C. Fn I: Exposure - ISO Expansion: Off, On
C. Fn I: Exposure - Bracketing Auto Cancel: On, Off
C. Fn I: Exposure - Bracketing Sequence: (0, +, -), (-, 0, +)
C. Fn I: Exposure - Safety Shift: Disable, Enable (Tv/Av)
C. Fn I: Exposure - Flash sync. speed in Av mode: Auto, 1/200-1/60sec. Auto or 1/250sec. (fixed)
C. Fn II: Image - Highlight tone priority: Enable or Disable
C. Fn II: Image - Long exp. noise reduction: : Off, Auto or On
C. Fn II: Image - High ISO speed noise reduct'n: Standard, Low, Strong, Disable
C. Fn III: Auto focus/Drive - Lens Drive when AF Impossible: Continue Focus Search, Stop Focus Search
C. Fn III: Auto focus/Drive - AF Point Selection Method: Choose what camera buttons change the AF selection
C. Fn III: Auto focus/Drive - Superimposed Dispay: On, Off
C. Fn III: Auto focus/Drive - AF-assist beam firing: Enable, Disable, Enable external flash only, or IR AF assist beam only
C. Fn III: Auto focus/Drive - Mirror lockup: Disable or Enable
C. Fn IV: Operation/Others - AF and Metering Buttons: Set the AF functions that the AF controls represent
C. Fn IV: Operation/Others - Assign Set Button: Choose a func for the set button
C. Fn IV: Operation/Others - Dial Direction During Tv/Av: Normal, Reverse Direction
C. Fn IV: Operation/Others - Focusing Screen: Ef-A, Ef-D, Ef-S
C. Fn IV: Operation/Others - Add image verification data: Disable, Enable
My Menu settings:
- Register To My Menu - For faster access, you can register up to 6 menus and Custom Function setting you change frequently
- Sort - Change the order of your registered menus
- Delete item/items - Chose to delete a registered menu
- Delete all item - Delete all registered menu items
- Display from My Menu - Enable or Disable the My Menu tab to be shown first when you press the MENU button
Live view mode allows you to use the 60D like a Digital Rebel or a consumer point-n-shoot. Like with the T2i, you can activate the AF system by either pressing the shutter release or the AE/AF Lock button. The onscreen information in Live view mode can include both the live histogram and the electronic level.
Live View Quick Menu:
- Live Mode - AF Live, AF Face, AF Quick
- Drive Mode - Single Shooting, High Speed Continuous, Low Speed Continuous, Self-Timer 10/2 second, Remote Control
- White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp.
- Picture Style - Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
- Auto Lighting Optimizer - Disable, Low, Standard, Strong
- Image Size - 18M Fine, 18M Standard, 8.0M Fine, 8.0 Standard, 4.5M Fine, 4.5M Standard, 2.5M, 0.3M, All modes also available with RAW 18M, RAW 10M, RAW 4.5M
- Flash Exposure Compensation - ±3 in 1/3 increments
Video capture is also available on the D60. You can choose from either 1920x1080 (30p, 25p or 24p),
1280x720 (60p, 50) 640x480 (60p, 50) or Crop 640x480 (60p, 50)
resolutions. Crop mode is also called Movie Crop, which gives you a 7x
telephoto magnification effect, kind of like digital zoom on a digicam.
Sound (mono) is also recorded, and the camera uses MPEG-4 (AVC/H.264),
QuickTime (.MOV) video format to help conserve memory card space.
Unlike some dSLRs that offer video, the 60D allows you to choose from Program AE or Manual exposure control in movie mode, allowing for much more creative filming. AF performance and operation is the same as when in Live View mode for still photos. If the built-in microphone doesn't capture the quality of sound you are looking for, the camera does offer a mic jack for using external stereo microphones (not included).
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