Record Screens & Menus

While shooting with the optical viewfinder, you will only see the necessary shooting information on the OVF's translucent LCD screen. The LCD screen on the back of the camera can then be used to show a variety of information about the camera setup or even an electronic level. With the lack of an eye-level sensor on the OVF, these screens can become a little distracting.

When pressing the "Q" button on the back of the camera, you will see the quick menu screen shown above. It gives you a list of all of the pertinent shooting information, and each item can be selected and adjusted with the the 8-way controller on the camera or just by using the touch screen. The ISO settings above give you a look at an individual setting screen.

Live View shooting offers the same look to the camera that you would find on any Canon point-n-shoot camera. Here you will see all of the shooting settings on the camera's LCD screen. This also offers you the ability to use the touch screen to focus and/or capture images with just one touch. Some of the settings and menus are also available by touching the icons on the screen.

iAuto, shown above, is a fully automatic shooting mode that takes care of all of the camera's settings for you. This includes choosing the best scene mode for your current shooting situation.

Program shooting mode is another automatic shooting mode, but offers some control over the camera's settings to the user. Settings like the ISO Speed and White Balance are available, which give you some creative freedom while the camera still makes sure you have an accurate exposure.

Manual shooting mode, along with Aperture and Shutter priority modes, give you as much control over the camera as you would like. This allows for total control and creative freedom, keeping even the most knowledgeable photographer shooting and having fun.

Dedicated Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Kids, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Sceen, HDR Backlight Control.

Art Filters: Grainy B&W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Water Painting Effect, HDR - Standard, Vivid, Bold, Art Embossed.

The Live View quick menu gives you access to many of the popular shooting settings on the LCD screen. You can select and change any of these settings with the the multi-controller or just by touching the LCD screen to make your selections.

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
  • Image review - Sets review timeout on LCD - 2 sec., 4 sec., 8 sec., Hold, Off
  • Beep - Enable/disable "button beep" sounds
  • Release shutter w/o card - Allows or denies shutter release when no memory card is installed
  • Lens aberration correction - Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration correction for the lens on the camera
  • Flash Control - Choose whether the flash fires, Built-in flash function settings, External flash function settings, External flash custom function settings, etc.
  • Red-eye reduction - Disable or Enable
  • Exposure Comp./AEB - Choose the EV compensation for AE Bracketing and Exposure compensation (±5EV in 1/3 or 1/2EV steps)
  • ISO speed settings - Change ISO speed, set ISO speed range, set Auto ISO range and set min. shutter speed
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer - Automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to increase detail in shadow areas; Standard, Disable, Low, or Strong
  • 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
  • Picture Style - Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction - On, Off, Auto
  • High ISO speed NR - Off, Low, Standard, High, Multi-shot
  • Highlight Tone Priority - On or Off
  • 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.
  • Multiple Exposure - Controls all of the camera's multi-exposure settings
  • HDR Mode - Enable, Disable; Effect (Natural, Art Standard, Art Vivid, Art Bold, Art Embossed), Continuous HDR (1 Shot Only, Every Shot), Auto Image Align (Enable, Disable)
  • Interval Timer - Enable, Disable
  • Bulb Timer - Enable, Disable
  • Anti-Flicker Shoot - Enable, Disable
  • Mirror Lockup - On or Off
  • Aspect Ratio - 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1

Live View Settings:
  • Live View Shoot - Enable, Disable
  • AF Mode - Tracking, Flexizone large, Flexizone small
  • Touch Shutter - Enable, Disable
  • Grid Display - Off, 3x3, 6x4, 3x3+diag
  • Exposure Simulation - Enable, During, Disable
  • Silent LV Shooting - Mode 1, Mode 2, Disable
  • Metering Timer - 4 sec, 8sec, 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 - Bracketing Auto Cancel: On, Off
C. Fn I: Exposure - Bracketing Sequence: (0,-,+), (-, 0, +), (+, 0, -)
C. Fn I: Exposure - Number of Bracketed Shots: 2, 3, 5, 7
C. Fn I: Exposure - Safety Shift: Disable, Shutter Speed/Aperture, ISO Speed

C. Fn II: Auto foucs/drive - Tracking Sensitivity: 5 levels between Locked on and Responsive
C. Fn II: Auto foucs/drive - Accel./Decel. Tracking: 0, +1, +2
C. Fn II: Auto fcous/drive - AF pt Auto Switching: 0, +1, +2
C. Fn II: Auto foucs/drive - AI Servo 1st Image Priority: Release Priority, Equal Priority, Focus Priority
C. Fn II: Auto foucs/drive - AI Servo 2nd Image Priority: Shooting Speed Priority, Equal Priority, Focus Priority
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - AF-assist beam firing: Enable, Disable, Enable external flash only, or IR AF assist beam only
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - Lens Drive when AF Impossible: Continue Focus Search, Stop Focus Search
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - Select AF Area selec. mode: Manual Select Zone AF, Large Zone AF, Auto: 45 pt AF
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - Select AF Area selec. method: AF area selection button, Main Dial
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - Orientation linked AF point: Same for both vertic./horiz., Select different AF points
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - Initial AFpt, AI Servo AF: Auto, Initial AFpt Selected, Manual AFpt
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - Auto AF pt sel.: Color Tracking: Enable, Disable
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - AF point selection movement: Stops at AF area edges, Continuous
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - AF Point Display during focus: Selected (constant), All (constant), Selected (pre-AF,focused), Selected (focused), Disable Display
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - VF Display Illumination: Auto, Enable, Desable
C. Fn II: Auto focus/Drive - AF Microadjustment: Disable, All by same amount, Adjust by lens

C. Fn III: Operation/Others - Warnings in Viewfinder: When monochrome picture style set, When WB is corrected, When NR multishot is set, When HDR is set
C. Fn III: Operation/Others - Dial Direction during Tv/Av: Normal, Reverse direction
C. Fn III: Operation/Others - Retract Lens on Power Off: Enable, Disable
C. Fn III: Operation/Others - Custom Controls: Select the function for - Shutter Button half-press, AF-ON button, AE Lock button, DOF preview button, Lens AF stop button, Set button, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Multi-controller

The EOS 80D allows you to capture Full 1080p HD video when the camera is in video recording mode. This is a little different than most point-n-shoot or mirrorless cameras that can capture video at any time. With the mirror in front of the imaging sensor, the camera must be put into video recording mode in order to capture video. Thanks to the image sensor's dual pixel technology allows you to smoothly transition the AF points while recording. It also assists in subject tracking for more accuracy.

Movie Menu:
  • Movie Servo AF - Enable, Disable
  • AF Method - Face+Tracking, FlexiZone large, FlexiZone small
  • Movie Rec. Quality - MOV (FHD-1920x1080 29.97fps, FHD-1920x1080 23.98fps), MP4 (FHD-1920x1080 59.94fps, FHD-1920x1080 29.97fps, FHD-1920x1080 29.97fps light, FHD-1920x1080 23.98fps, HD-1280x720 59.94fps, HD-1280x720 29.97fps Light)
  • Digital Zoom - Off, 3-10x zoom
  • Sound Recording - Auto, Manual, Disable - Adust Record Level - Wind Filter
  • Movie Servo AF Speed - Adjust speed of AF Servo
  • Movie Servo AF Track Sens.- Adjust to lock on or be responsive
  • Metering Timer - 4, 8, 16, 30 sec., 1, 10, 30 min.
  • Grid Display - Off, 3x3, 6x4, 3x3+dial
  • Shutter Release Button Function - Set function for half press and full press
  • Video Snapshot - Disable, Enable - Album Settings
  • Time Lapse Movie - Enable, Disable
  • Remote Control - Enable, Disable

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