The Setup Menu features 3 pages with a total of 16 options. The first page gives the option of going to a mode to choose a language. The Language mode has 5 languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Japanese. Second Mode: Date is used to set the internal camera clock to the right date and time. Option Folders is being used to select a folder in which to put or view images. The multifunctional button at the back selects the folder. A very useful option when there are private and business images captured in one memory card. Monitor Options arranges the image quality of the images shown on the monitor. Brightness and Hue can be selected to one’s own personal taste, so the monitor will automatically show the image like it’s meant to be. The monitor options has another mode which the speed devils amongst us will appreciate: to make the release interval respond faster, one can built up the preview image faster (less quality). This way the interval between pressing the release button and the moment of taking the picture is made as short as possible.
The Monitor can be activated automatically by starting the camera or can be set to inactivate. The fifth option Sequence turns sequential file number on or off. The first but last option Shutter Sound turns on or off the sound that the camera produces when for example erasing images. Last option is of course: the Auto Off mode: automatically de-activating of the camera. This is possible after 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes. The camera can be re-activated by pressing the release button halfway down.
The second page of the Setup Menu shows 5 options: CF Card Format (formatting of memory cards), Controls (Sets the functions for the Functions and the AE-L, AF-L buttons), Shot Confirmation (the light of the Self timer lightens up to confirm that the picture has been taken), Info Text (there is information joined to every image like: exposure metering, Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO etc.) USB, Video Mode (choice between NTSC and PAL) and Reset All (all settings are being returned to their defaults).
The last page features only 2 options: Date Imprint (to show the date and time on a picture) and Firmware Version (shows the present Firmware version).