Set Up: User & Sound Settings
We are into the wrench set up menu, and these are a lot of little controls on how the camera is being set up. First is a general collection called user setting. First up in the user setting is the most important in these general grouping in my mind, is the format option, and so you format the card when you wanna delete the photos, when you want to get all the information off the card. This is something that you should do on a regular basis before you go out on a new shoot. When you go to format, it will give you the option of formatting in card slot 1 or card slot 2. Next up, adjust the date and time appropriately for where you are in the format that you like. You can also have a home time and a local time, and that way when you're traveling, you don't have to keep changing that one clock. You can just change it back to your home time. Different languages for the menu system, of course. My menu system. So, the final tab that we will eventually talk about is my menu, and this is where y...
ou can add items, organize your favorite features that you like to go in and change, and have those just a little bit more accessible than they would be spread out in the menu system. In order to do that, you need to come into the user settings my menu, go in and add the items and rank them, and then you will see them in the my menu system. Sensor cleaning is automatically done when you turn the camera on and off, and that shakes the sensor in front of the, or it shakes a cover in front of the sensor, to knock that little bit of dust off. If you do need to manually clean it, you can do that with a rocket air blower, and if you wanna go to the next level, there is a swab system that you would swipe the sensor clean. And so there are both wet and dry options available to sweep off the dust off the sensor. And hopefully you don't need to do that very often. It does happen from time to time if you are the type of person that changes your lenses a lot in inclement weather. Next up is you can do a reset of the shooting menu and/or the setup menu if you want to just completely reset the camera back to factory standards. You would basically go in and reset both of these. All right, that's our first tab or first setting in the setup menu. Next up is the sound setup, so everything that makes a noise on the camera, you might say. First up is the AF beep volume. When you focus, the camera will give you a double chirp to let you know that you focused properly, and that's all fun and good when you start off with, but it gets to be a little bit annoying after a while, it can be disturbing to your subjects around you, so that's one of those things that I recommend turning off. The self-timer beep usually isn't necessary; there's a light on the camera that also indicates when the camera is going to fire, and so that's one of those things that you can adjust or turn off. The general operational volume, this is when you are going through the menu system as you go up and down, there is the option of having a little chirp that lets you know that you've gone to the next setting. It's not really necessary, and is sometimes inconvenient to have in certain environments, so turning the camera off in most of these sound settings, as you'll see, is what I recommend. The shutter volume, we looked at this a little bit earlier in the class, when you use the electronic shutter, you hear no noise, and I can understand why someone might wanna leave this turned on, because when you leave the electronic shutter on, and you press down on the shutter release, there is sometimes not really a clear indication that you actually took a photo, because it is so incredibly quiet. And so if you did wanna leave this on a little bit, you could set this to a very low setting so that there's just a very, very small sound when that electronic shutter fires. You can also choose the sound of the shutter; there's different optional sounds that you can choose depending on what sound that you like. When you play movies back, you can adjust the volume for how loud those movies are here.