Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Menu navigation and factory defaults, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
There are a lot of settings on your camera and if you've been fiddling with the thing, there is no telling how it might be configured now. To make sure that your camera matches my camera for the sake of these demonstrations, we're going to reset yours to the factory defaults. This can also be a handy thing to do to if you ever sell your camera. I suppose you could also do it if you get your camera so messed up that you can't figure out why it's doing a particular thing. But at that point, I'd encourage you to really try to figure out why it's doing what it's doing so that you can understand it better. Think of Reset as kind of a nuclear option. And note that resetting does not reset the clock in the camera.
So this is going to be our first trip into the menuing system because we're going to get to a menu option that will reset us to factory defaults. So we're going to talk about how the menus work here. Before we do that, you need to be in a particular mode for the menu option that we're looking for. Right now, I want you to switch over to Program mode, and you switch modes by pressing this button in the middle of the dial and then turning the dial. So make sure that the dial is set on the little P there; that's for Program. We'll be talking more in detail about the Program mode later. On the back of the camera, hit the MENU button and you will see the camera's menuing system appear.
Along the top, I have a long list of menus, and then for each menu, I have a number of items. Now, there are a few different ways that I can navigate these menus. Around the SET button is a little control pad. It's got these little arrows around it. If I just press Left and Right on it, I move left and right through this list of menus. In a particular menu, I can press Up and Down to go up and down through that menu. But there's another way that I can navigate the menus. I can turn this dial right here and that takes me left and right through the various menus.
And then I can turn this wheel back here to go up and down within a menu. When I get to a menu option that I like, I press the SET button and that picks that option. Now, note that the menus that are shown here--that can change from mode to mode. So the reason I had you change to Program mode is I know that the menu option we're looking for is available in Program mode. It's not available in some of the other modes. So again, we want to get your camera back to factory defaults so that it matches mine. So navigate all the way over here to the third tool menu and notice that these menus are grouped by category.
I've got shooting menus and then playback menus and now these tool menus, and then scroll down here to Clear all camera settings. Hit the SET button, and now I'm into this menu option where it says Clear all camera settings. And I have two buttons here, a Cancel and an OK button. I can switch back and forth between them with this wheel or by pressing these buttons. And then when I get the one that I want, I want the OK button, I just hit the SET button. It says it's Busy, tells me to wait, and then the menu comes back up and it's done. It's back to full factory defaults.
So, if you do that on your camera, we know that yours will match mine and it's less likely that you'll get lost in a menu somewhere.
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Canon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 28s
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Using Custom Functions
16. Caring for Your Camera
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