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[Question] About the Setup menu operations.

In order to configure respective camera setting options, go to the Setup menu. The Setup menu is available from the Shooting menu or the Playback menu.

The items that can be set for each Setup menu option are shown below.

[Options in the Setup menu]

Setting items Options [Default]
Format [Card] --
Format [Internal memory] --
LCD Brightness --
Reg. My Settings MY1, MY2
Step zoom On, [Off]
Set Fn Button Off, Macro Target, Step Zoom, AE Lock, AF/Face Pr.AF, [AF/Subj.Trckng], AF/Multi Trgt, AF/MF, AF/Snap, AT-BKT, WB-BKT, CL-BKT, FOCUS-BKT
ADJ Button Setting 1 *1
ADJ Button Setting 2 *2
ADJ Button Setting 3 *3
ADJ Button Setting 4 *4
Off, [Exposure Comp. *1], [White Balance *2], [ISO *3], [Quality *4], Focus, Image, Expo. Metering, Auto Bracket, Flash Comp.
AF Auxiliary Light [On], Off
Operation Sounds [All], Level Sound, Shutter Sounds
Volume Settings (Mute), (Small), [ ] (Medium), (Large)
LCD Confirmation Time Off, [0.5 seconds], 1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds, Hold
Auto Power Off Off, 1 minute, [5 minutes], 30 minutes
LCD Auto Dim [On], Off
Digital Zoom Image [Normal], Auto Resize
Level Setting Off, [Display], Disp.+Snd, Sound
Grid Guide Display Options [ ] (3x3), (4x4 with diagonal lines), (2x2 but no line in the center area)
Function Guide [On], Off
Shooting Info. Display Frame On, [Off]
Minimum Distance [Show], Hide
Auto Rotate [On], Off
White Saturation Display On, [Off]
Card Sequence No. On, [Off]
USB connection type [Mass Storage], PTP
Date Settings --
Language / ( Available options and the default setting varies depending on where you purchased the camera.)
Video Out Mode NTSC, PAL
* The default settings depending on where you purchased the camera.
HDMI Output [AUTO], 1080i, 720P, 480P
Sleep Mode [Off], 10 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes
Confirm Firmware Version --
* This menu shows the current firmware version. If you set the SD card that is stored the firmware update files for this model, you can update the firmware from this menu.
Eye-Fi Connection Settings [On], Off
* This menu only appears when an Eye-Fi card is set in the camera. [On] is to enable the wirelss-LAN feature of the card.
Eye-Fi Connection Display --
* This menu only appears when an Eye-Fi card is set in the camera.


Available options for [Set Fn button], or [ADJ Button Setting 1-4] will vary depending on the shooting mode.

Setup menu operations

  • 1 Press the [MENU] button.

    Press the [MENU] button.
    The [Shooting] menu or the [Playback] menu will appear.

  • 2 Push the [ADJ./OK] button to the left Left (Macro) .

    Press the [ADJ./OK] button to the left.

  • 3 Push the [ADJ./OK] button Down to choose the Setup tab (the red marked symbol in the figure below).

    Setup tab

  • The screen varies depending on the shooting mode.
    With the [SCENE mode], [Creative Shooting mode], or [Continuous mode], push the [ADJ./OK] button either to Up, down, right or left to choose the [MODE] tab. And push Down twice, then the Setup menu will appear.
    See the links below for operations in each mode.
  • [About the SCENE mode.]
  • [What is the [Creative Shooting mode] ?]
  • [About the Continuous mode (Normal Continuous, M-Cont Plus, and Speed Cont).]

  • 4 Pushing the [ADJ./OK] button Right (Flash) , and then push to Up or down to choose an option. Pushing to Down in the last item in the current screen will show the next setting screen.
    With selected an item in the setup menu, pressing the [DISP.] button will return to the screen above (the step 3).

  • 5 Push the [ADJ./OK] button Right (Flash), then it shows options in the selected item. The below figure is the example of the Grid Guide Display Options selected.

    Example of Grid Gude Display Options

  • 6 Push the [ADJ./OK] button to Up or down to choose a setting option.

  • 7 Press the [ADJ./OK] button. Or push to Left (Macro) and press the [ADJ./OK] button. The selected option is fixed and the screen returns to the shooting screen, or the playback screen.
  • Or some setting menu will return to the Setup menu. In this case, press the [MENU] button or [ADJ./OK] button once again, then it will return to the shooting screen or the playback screen.

Selecting method of an option may vary depending on feature.
Answer ID: edc05098
Date created: February 18, 2011
Date modified: May 31, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware operations
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