Chapter 3: Menus and Settings Extravaganzapalooza
In This Chapter
Digging into the menu system
Reviewing a long list of basic menu settings
Setting advanced menu options
You may not realize it, but you have a friend with you every single time you go out to take photos. It’s your digital SLR! That’s right, your camera is your friend. It remembers things for you — like what kind of photos you want to save, how large they should be, what time it is, and what sort of displays you want.
Your camera takes care of you. All you need to do is make sure it knows what you want. That’s what this chapter is about. Read how to access your camera’s menu system and perform routine setup and maintenance, and about some of the more esoteric options available.
Don’t let your camera’s menu system intimidate you. The plethora of menus and options and settings may be many, but you’ll get comfortable. Just vow to master each element one at a time. There’s really nothing to it.
Ordering from the Menu
Getting into your camera’s menu system is as easy as pie. Even if you’ve never used a dSLR before, you will be able to quickly master opening the menu and making changes and choices. This section explains ...