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[Question] Details on the My Settings modes.

The My Settings function allows you to easily shoot with your favorite settings. You can register two groups of settings as "My Settings". Turning the mode dial to MY1 allows you to shoot with the settings registered in [MY1]. Turning the mode dial to MY2 allows you to shoot with the settings registered in [MY2].

My setting modes

Items that can be saved in My Settings

Shooting mode ( Scene Auto mode excluded) Time Exposure
Focus position for MF (Manual Focus) Custom Self-Timer
Dynamic Range Expansion Camera Shake Correction
Soft Focus options Slow Shutter Limit
Hue Date Imprint
Vignetting Exposure Compensation
Toy Color White Balance
Plus Normal Shooting ISO Setting
Picture Quality/Size Step Zoom
Density Digital Zoom Image
Pre-AF Level Setting
Focus Grid Guide Display Options
Exposure Metering Function Guide
Image Settings Minimum Distance
Super Resolution USB Connection Type
Noise Reduction Zoom position
Flash Exposure Compensation Macro
Auto Bracket Flash mode
WB-BKT Self-timer
FOCUS-BKT Grid Setting Value ([Golf Swing Continuous Mode] in the SCENE mode
Exposure Time ([Fireworks] in the SCENE mode)  
Brightness / Color ([Cooking] in the SCENE mode)  

Operating procedure

  • 1 Change the camera settings to the settings that you want to register as "My Settings". The procedure below is to register the current camera settings.
  • 2 Press the [MENU] button. The shooting menu or the playback menu is displayed.

    [MENU] button

  • 3 Push the [ADJ./OK] button Left (Macro) , then press Down , display the setup menu.

    [ADJ./OK] button

  • Setup tab
  • 4 Push the [ADJ./OK] button Right (Flash) , then push Down to select [Reg. My Settings] and push Right (Flash).

    [Reg. My Settings]

  • 5 A confirmation message appears, asking you whether you want to register your settings as [MY1] or [MY2].
    Push the [ADJ./OK] button to the right or the left Right-left to select [MY1] or [MY2], and press the [ADJ./OK] button.
    Selection for My Setting registration
    • [OK]:The current camera settings are registered, and the display returns to the setup menu.
    • [DISP]:If you would like to cancel them, press the DISP. button.
  • 6 Press the [MENU] or [ADJ./OK] button.
  • 7 Turn the mode dial to [MY1] or [MY2] and shoot. You can shoot in the registered settings.


  • You can also change the camera settings when using My Settings mode. If you want to register the changed settings as "My Settings", perform the above steps 2 to 6. After you have changed the settings, the camera returns to the newly registered settings for MY1 and MY2 even if the mode is changed or the camera is turned off.
  • In a My setting mode, if you change some settings but you don't re-assign them with the above steps (from 2 to 6), the last changes will not be saved and original MY1 or MY2 setting remains after you turn the mode dial or turn off a camera.
Answer ID: edc05030
Date created: March 11, 2011
Date modified: July 27, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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