Ordering from Camera Menus

MENU I You access many of your camera's features via internal menus, which, conve-

Oniently enough, appear when you press the Menu button. Features are grouped into five main menus, described briefly in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1

Rebel XTi/400D Menus


Open This Menu. .

. to Access These Functions

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Shooting Menu 1

Picture Quality settings, red-eye reduction flash mode, and a few other basic camera settings.


Shooting Menu 2

Advanced photography options such as flash exposure compensation and automatic exposure bracketing. Menu appears only when you use advanced exposure modes (P, Tv, Av, M, and A-DEP).



Viewing, deleting, and marking pictures for printing.


Setup Menu 1

Basic camera-customization options, such as monitor brightness and the file-numbering system.


Setup Menu 2

More customization options and camera maintenance functions, such as sensor cleaning.

After you press the Menu button, a screen similar to the one shown in Figure 1-9 appears. Along the top of the screen, you see the icons shown in Table 1-1, each representing one of the five available menus. The icon that is highlighted is the active menu; options on that menu automatically appear on the main part of the screen. In the figure, Shooting Menu 1 is active, for example.

BEft Shooting Menu 2 does not appear in the menu display when you set the camera Mode dial to Full Auto or any of the other fully automatic exposure modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, and so on). You see this menu only when you use the advanced exposure modes (P, Tv, Av, M, and A-DEP). And some menu items on Setup Menu 2 are hidden in the fully automatic exposure modes.

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Red-eye On/Off Off


Shoot w/o card Off


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I explain all the important menu Figure 1-9: Highlight a menu icon to display options elsewhere in the book; for its contents. now, just familiarize yourself with the process of navigating menus and selecting options. Here's the drill:

1 To select a different menu: Press the Jump button to cycle through the available menus.

1 To select and adjust a function on the current menu: Press the up or down cross key to highlight the feature you want to adjust. On the left )af side of Figure 1-10, the Quality option is highlighted, for example. Next, press the Set button. Settings available for the selected item then appear either right next to the menu item or on a separate screen, as shown on the right side of the figure. Either way, use the up and down cross keys to highlight your preferred setting and then press Set again to lock in your choice.

In this book, the instruction "Press the left cross key" simply means to press the cross key to the left of the Set button — the one marked with the left-pointing arrowhead. "Press the up cross key" means to press the cross key on the top side of the Set button, and so on.

As an alternative to pressing the cross keys, you can rotate the Main dial to scroll through menu options.

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Red-eye On/Off




Shoot w/o card


Figure 1-10: Use the up and down cross keys to highlight an option; press Set to select it.

Again, I present this information just as a general introduction, so don't worry about memorizing it. I tell you exactly which button combos to use whenever I explain a function that you activate via the menus.

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