Custom Function Setting Items

You can customize camera features on the [Custom Functions] tab to suit your shooting preferences. Any settings you change from default values are displayed in blue.

C.Fn1

Exposure level increments

  • 1/3: ⅓-stop, Exp comp ⅓-stop

    Sets 1/3-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture value, exposure compensation amount, AEB range, and flash exposure compensation amount.

  • 1/1: 1-stop, Exp comp ⅓-stop

    Sets whole-stop increments for the shutter speed and aperture value, and 1/3-stop increments for the exposure compensation amount, AEB range, and flash exposure compensation amount.

  • 1/2: ½-stop, Exp comp ½-stop

    Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture value, exposure compensation amount, AEB range, and flash exposure compensation amount.

Note

  • Display of the exposure level indicator is as follows when [½-stop, Exp comp ½-stop] is set.

ISO speed setting increments

You can change the manual ISO speed setting increment to a whole stop.

  • 1/3: 1/3-stop
  • 1/1: 1-stop

Note

  • Even if [1-stop] is set, ISO speed will be automatically set in 1/3-stop increments when ISO Auto is set.

Bracketing auto cancel

You can specify to cancel AEB and white balance bracketing when the power switch is set to Power off.

  • ON: Enable
  • OFF: Disable

Bracketing sequence

The AEB shooting sequence and white balance bracketing sequence can be changed.

  • 0–+: 0, -, +
  • –0+: -, 0, +
  • +0–: +, 0, -
AEB White Balance Bracketing
B/A Direction M/G Direction
0: Standard exposure 0: Standard white balance 0: Standard white balance
–: Underexposure –: Blue bias –: Magenta bias
+: Overexposure +: Amber bias +: Green bias

Number of bracketed shots

The number of shots taken with AEB and white balance bracketing can be changed.

When [Bracketing sequence] is set to [0, -, +], the bracketed shots will be taken as shown in the following table.

  • 3: 3 shots
  • 2: 2 shots
  • 5: 5 shots
  • 7: 7 shots
(1-stop/step increments)
1st Shot 2nd Shot 3rd Shot 4th Shot 5th Shot 6th Shot 7th Shot
3: 3 shots Standard (0) –1 +1
2: 2 shots Standard (0) ±1
5: 5 shots Standard (0) –2 –1 +1 +2
7: 7 shots Standard (0) –3 –2 –1 +1 +2 +3

Note

  • If [2 shots] is set, you can select the + or – side when setting the AEB range. With WB bracketing, the second shot is adjusted toward the negative side for the B/A or M/G direction.

Spot meter. linked to AF pt

You can enable AF point-linked spot metering in Spot metering metering mode.

  • Center AF point only Center AF point only

    Spot metering is always performed at the center of the viewfinder, regardless of the AF area selection mode or selected AF point.

  • Linked to active AF point Linked to active AF point

    Spot metering is linked to the manually selected AF point. Note that spot metering is performed at the center of the viewfinder when the AF area selection mode is Automatic selection AF, Zone AF, or Large Zone AF.

    With an external flash, FE lock linked to a manually selected AF point is available, and this function can also be used with metered manual flash exposure ().

C.Fn2

Safety shift

If the subject brightness changes and the standard exposure cannot be obtained within the autoexposure range, the camera will automatically change the manually selected setting to obtain the standard exposure. [Shutter speed/Aperture] applies to Shutter priority AE or Aperture priority AE mode. [ISO speed] applies to Program AE, Shutter priority AE, or Aperture priority AE mode.

  • OFF: Disable
  • Tv/Av: Shutter speed/Aperture
  • ISO: ISO speed

Note

  • When [ISO speed] is set, safety shift also applies to AEB shooting in Manual exposure mode.
  • Safety shift overrides any changes to [Range for stills] or [Min. shutter spd.] from default settings in [Shooting: ISO speed settings] if standard exposure cannot be obtained.
  • The minimum and maximum limits for the safety shift with the ISO speed are determined by [Auto range] (). However, if the manually set ISO speed exceeds the [Auto range], the safety shift will take effect up or down to the manually set ISO speed.
  • Safety shift will take effect as necessary even when flash is used.

Same expo. for new aperture

The maximum aperture value may decrease (the lowest f/number may increase) in Manual exposure mode (manual exposure shooting) with ISO speed set manually (except when set to ISO Auto) if you (1) Change lenses, (2) Attach an extender, or (3) Use a zoom lens with a variable maximum aperture value. This function prevents the corresponding underexposure by adjusting ISO speed or shutter speed (Tv) automatically to maintain the same exposure as before (1), (2), or (3).

With [ISO speed/Shutter speed], the ISO speed is automatically adjusted within the ISO speed range. If exposure cannot be maintained by adjusting ISO speed, shutter speed (Tv value) is automatically adjusted.

  • OFF: Disable
  • ISO: ISO speed
  • ISO/Tv: ISO speed/Shutter speed
  • Tv: Shutter speed

Caution

  • Does not respond to changes in effective aperture value from changes in magnification when macro lenses are used.
  • Cannot provide the same exposure as before (1), (2), or (3) if [ISO speed] is set and the exposure cannot be maintained at speeds set in [ISO speed range].
  • Cannot provide the same exposure as before (1), (2), or (3) if [Shutter speed] is set and the exposure cannot be maintained at speeds set in [Custom Functions3: Set shutter speed range].

Note

  • Also responds to changes in the highest f/number (minimum aperture).
  • The original exposure setting is restored if you perform (1), (2), or (3) with [ISO speed], [ISO speed/Shutter speed], or [Shutter speed] set and do not adjust ISO speed, shutter speed, or aperture value before returning the camera to the original state, before (1), (2), or (3).
  • Shutter speed may change to maintain exposure if the ISO speed increases to an expanded ISO speed when [ISO speed] is set.

AE lock meter. mode after focus

For each metering mode, you can specify whether to lock the exposure (AE lock) once subjects are in focus with One-Shot AF. The exposure will be locked while you keep pressing the shutter button halfway. Select metering modes for AE lock and add a checkmark [Check]. Select [OK] to register the setting.

C.Fn3

Restrict shooting modes

You can restrict the shooting modes available with the MODE button.

Select shooting modes (Program AE/Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure/Shutter priority AE/BULB/Custom shooting mode 1/Custom shooting mode 2/Custom shooting mode 3), then press SET to add a checkmark Check. Select [OK] to register the setting.

Caution

  • Restricted shooting mode settings are not registered to Custom shooting mode 1, Custom shooting mode 2, or Custom shooting mode 3.
  • The Check mark cannot be cleared from all eight modes at the same time.

Restrict metering modes

You can restrict the metering modes available with the Flash exp comp/metering mode button.

Select metering modes (Evaluative metering/Partial metering/Spot metering/Center-weighted average metering), then press SET to add a checkmark Check. Select [OK] to register the setting.

Caution

  • The Check mark cannot be cleared from all four modes at the same time.

Metering used in manual exp

You can set the metering mode used in Manual exposure shooting mode.

  • CheckEvaluative metering: Specified metering mode

    The current metering mode is used.

  • Evaluative metering: Evaluative metering
  • Partial metering: Partial metering
  • Spot metering: Spot metering
  • Center-weighted average metering: Center-weighted average

Caution

  • Setting Evaluative metering/Partial metering/Spot metering/Center-weighted average metering will prevent you from selecting the metering mode by pressing the Flash exp comp/metering mode button in manual exposure shooting.

Set shutter speed range

You can set the shutter speed range. In Shutter priority AE or Manual exposure mode, you can set the shutter speed manually within your specified range. In Program AE or Aperture priority AE mode, the shutter speed is set automatically within your specified range (except for movie recording). Select [OK] to register the setting.

  • Lowest speed

    Can be set in a range of 30 sec.–1/4000 sec.

  • Highest speed

    Can be set in a range of 1/8000 sec.–15 sec.

Set aperture range

You can set the aperture value range. In Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, or BULB mode, you can set the aperture value manually within your specified range. In Program AE or Shutter priority AE mode, the aperture value is set automatically within your specified range. Select [OK] to register the setting.

  • Max. aperture

    Can be set in a range of f/1.0–f/64.

  • Min. aperture

    Can be set in a range of f/91–f/1.4.

Note

  • The available aperture value range varies depending on the lens's minimum and maximum aperture value.

AE Microadjustment

Caution

  • Normally, this adjustment is not required. Perform this adjustment only if necessary. Note that performing this adjustment may prevent you from obtaining suitable exposure.

You can fine-tune the standard exposure level. Effective if images in autoexposure shooting without exposure compensation usually seem underexposed or overexposed.

  • OFF: Disable
  • ON: Enable

    To access the adjustment screen, select [Enable], then press the Q (Quick Control) button. Standard exposure can be adjusted in a range of ±1 stop, in 1/8-stop increments. Set on the positive side if shots tend to be underexposed and on the negative side if they tend to be overexposed.

Caution

  • The effective exposure compensation range available in movie recording remains unchanged if you adjust standard exposure with AE Microadjustment, and only the standard exposure level is changed. An exposure compensation amount equivalent to the AE Microadjustment amount is not applied to resulting images if the effective exposure compensation range in movie recording is exceeded (for example, an exposure compensation amount of +1 stop is not applied if AE Microadjustment is set to +1 stop and exposure compensation to +3 stops).

Note

  • Exposure compensation can be set up to ±5 stops from the adjusted standard exposure for viewfinder shooting and ±3 stops for Live View shooting.

FE Microadjustment

Caution

  • Normally, this adjustment is not required. Perform this adjustment only if necessary. Note that performing this adjustment may prevent you from obtaining suitable flash exposure.

You can fine-tune the standard flash exposure level. Effective if main subjects in autoflash shooting without flash exposure compensation usually seem underexposed or overexposed.

  • OFF: Disable
  • ON: Enable

    To access the adjustment screen, select [Enable], then press the Q (Quick Control) button. Standard flash exposure can be adjusted in a range of ±1 stop, in 1/8-stop increments. Set on the positive side if main subjects tend to be underexposed and on the negative side if they tend to be overexposed.

C.Fn4

Continuous shooting speed

You can set the continuous shooting speed for High-speed continuous shooting high-speed continuous shooting, Continuous shooting medium-speed continuous shooting, Low-speed continuous shooting low-speed continuous shooting, Soft continuous shooting soft continuous shooting, and Soft low speed continuous soft low-speed continuous shooting. Select [OK] to register the setting.

  • High speed

    The default setting is 16 shots/sec. Can be set in a range of 16–3 shots/sec.

  • Continuous shooting

    The default setting is 10 shots/sec. Can be set in a range of 15–2 shots/sec.

  • Low speed

    The default setting is 3.0 shots/sec. Can be set in a range of 14–1 shots/sec.

  • Soft contin shoot

    The default setting is 8.0 shots/sec. Can be set in a range of 8–2 shots/sec.

  • Soft LS continuous

    The default setting is 3.0 shots/sec. Can be set in a range of 7–1 shots/sec.

Caution

  • Even if you set a continuous shooting speed, continuous shooting at the specified speed may not be possible under some shooting conditions. For precautions on continuous shooting, see Selecting the Drive Mode.

Limit continuous shot count

You can limit the maximum burst for continuous shooting, so that while you keep holding down the shutter button with continuous shooting set, the camera automatically stops shooting after the specified number of continuous shots.

You can set it from 99 to 2 exposures. Pressing the Erase button returns the setting to [Disable].

When [Disable] is set, continuous shooting can continue up to the maximum burst shown at right in the viewfinder.

Restrict drive modes

You can restrict the drive modes available with the Drive mode/AF operation button.

Select drive modes (Single shooting/High-speed continuous shooting/Continuous shooting/Low-speed continuous shooting/Silent single shooting/Soft continuous shooting/Soft low speed continuous/10 sec. self-timer/2 sec. self-timer), then press SET to add a checkmark Check. Select [OK] to register the setting.

Caution

  • The Check mark cannot be cleared from all modes at the same time.

C.Fn5

Viewfinder info. during exp.

For viewfinder shooting, you can set whether to display shooting information in the viewfinder during exposure.

  • OFF: Disable
  • ON: Enable

    Shooting information remains displayed in the viewfinder during exposure. Useful when you want to check exposure, number of shots available, and other information during continuous shooting.

Caution

  • Not applied (even if [Enable] is set) in bulb shooting mode.

LCD panel illumi. during Bulb

You can set LCD panel operation in response to bulb exposures that you shoot while it is illuminated—either to remain lit or turn off when exposure begins, or to illuminate briefly when the LCD panel illumination button is pressed.

  • OFF: Off

    When bulb exposures begin, LCD panel illumination turns off. Pressing the LCD panel illumination button during bulb exposures illuminates the LCD panel for approx. 6 sec.

  • ON: On during Bulb

    LCD panel illumination remains on until bulb exposures end. Useful when you shoot bulb exposures in low light and want to check the exposure time.

Rec card, img size setting

As the display used when the Card/image size selection button is pressed to select a card or set the image size, you can specify the rear LCD panel or the screen.

  • Rear LCD panel: Rear LCD panel

    After pressing the Card/image size selection button, you can watch the rear LCD panel while turning the Main Dial or Quick Control Dial dial.

  • Screen: Screen

    Pressing the Card/image size selection button displays the [Img type/size] or [Record func+card/folder sel.] screen (or [Movie rec quality] screen in movie recording), and then each press of the button switches between these two screens.

  • OFF: Disable Card/image size selection button

    Disables the Card/image size selection button for card selection or setting image size. This can prevent unintended changes to the selected card or image size if the Card/image size selection button is pressed accidentally. Use menu screens to select cards or set the image size.

C.Fn6

Warnings Warning icon in viewfinder

The Warning icon icon can be displayed in the field of view of the viewfinder when any of the following functions are set (). Select the function for which you want the warning icon to appear, then press SET to add a checkmark [Check]. Select [OK] to register the setting.

  • When monochrome Monochrome set

    The warning icon appears when the Picture Style is set to [Monochrome] ().

  • When WB is corrected

    The warning icon appears when white balance correction is set ().

  • When one-touch img qual set

    The warning icon appears when image quality is changed with the one-touch image quality setting ().

Dial direction during Tv/Av

  • Normal: Normal
  • Reverse direction: Reverse direction

    Dial turning direction when setting the shutter speed and aperture value can be reversed.

    In Manual exposure shooting mode, the turning direction of the Main Dial and Quick Control Dial dial will be reversed. In other shooting modes, the turning direction of only the Main Dial dial will be reversed. The direction of the Quick Control Dial dial in Manual exposure mode matches the direction to set exposure compensation in Program AE, Shutter priority AE, and Aperture priority AE modes.

Av setting without lens

You can specify whether the aperture value can still be set without a lens attached.

  • OFF: Disable
  • ON: Enable

    Aperture value can still be set without a lens attached. Convenient when you want to prepare for shooting and have already decided about the aperture value.

Multi function lock

With the power switch set to Multi-function lock, this function can prevent settings from being changed by accidentally touching Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Multi-controller, Smart controller, or the touch-screen panel.

Select the camera controls to lock by setting the switch to Multi-function lock, then press SET to add a checkmark [Check]. Select [OK] to register the setting.

  • Main Dial: Main Dial

    The Main dial and vertical-grip Main dial will be locked.

  • Quick Control Dial: Quick Control Dial

    The Quick control dial will be locked.

  • Multi-controller: Multi-controllers

    The Multi-controller and vertical-grip Multi-controller will be locked.

  • Tap/Touch: Touch control

    Touch operations will be locked.

  • Smart controller: Smart controller

    The Smart controller will be locked.

Note

  • Attempting to use any locked camera controls (except [Tap/TouchTouch control]) causes Large to appear in the viewfinder and top LCD panel and [Multi-function lock] to appear on the Quick Control screen () and Custom Quick Control screen ().
  • By default, the Quick Control Dial dial is locked when the power switch is set to Multi-function lock.

Custom Controls

You can assign frequently used functions to camera buttons or dials according to your preferences for easy operations. For details, see Custom Controls.

Protect/Voice memobutton function

You can change the function of the Protect/Voice memo button. During image playback, you can protect images, record voice memos, and rate images.

  • Protect/Voice memo: Protect(Hold:Record memo)

    To protect an image, press the Protect/Voice memo button. To start recording a voice memo, hold down the Protect/Voice memo button for approx. 2 sec., and release it to stop recording.

  • Voice memo: Rec.memo(Protect disabled)

    Pressing the Protect/Voice memo button starts recording a voice memo immediately, and releasing it stops recording.

  • Playback/Voice memo: Play memo(Hold:Rec. memo)

    Press the Protect/Voice memo button to play voice memos of images with voice memos while you are viewing these images. To start recording a voice memo, hold down the Protect/Voice memo button for approx. 2 sec., and release it to stop recording.

  • Rating: Rating (ProtectandVoice memodisabled)

    Press the Protect/Voice memo button to rate images. Each press of the button switches the rating as follows: OFF/Ratingmark 1/Ratingmark 2/Ratingmark 3/Ratingmark 4/Ratingmark 5.

Note

  • To protect images when [Rec.memo(Protect disabled)], [Play memo(Hold:Rec. memo)], or [Rating (ProtectandVoice memodisabled)] is set, use the [Playback: Protect images] screen.
  • With [Rating (ProtectandVoice memodisabled)] selected, pressing the Q (Quick Control) button enables you to set the ratings that are available with the Protect/Voice memo button.

C.Fn7

Live View shooting/Movie shooting switching (Movie/Live View shooting)

  • Enable Live View shooting/Movie shooting: Enable Movie/Live View shooting
  • Disable Movie shooting: Disable Movie

    When set to [Disable Movie], setting the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to Movie does not enable movie recording. This enables still photo shooting at all times.

Smart controller Smart controller

Enables you to move AF points by dragging on the smart controller after pressing the AF point selection button.

  • ON: Enable

    Enables use of the smart controller in both vertical and horizontal shooting.

  • Horizontal shooting only: Disable vertical Smart controller only

    Restricts available smart controllers to the smart controller for horizontal shooting.

  • OFF: Disable

    Disables the smart controller.

Caution

  • This function is not available if you have set the [AF-ON] button to [Disable] using Custom Controls.

Note

  • With [Enable] or [Disable vertical Smart controller only] selected, you can press the Q (Quick Control) button to adjust sensitivity, which changes the amount of AF point movement in response to dragging on the smart controller.

Add cropping information

Adding cropping information displays vertical lines for the aspect ratio specified in Live View shooting, so that you can compose shots as if shooting with a medium- or large-format camera (6×6 cm, 4×5 inch, and so on).

When you shoot, instead of cropping images recorded to the card, the camera adds aspect ratio information to images for cropping in the Digital Photo Professional (EOS software).

You can import images to Digital Photo Professional on a computer and easily crop images to the aspect ratio set at the time of shooting.

  • OFF: Off (aspect ratio 3:2)
  • 6:6: Aspect ratio 6:6
  • 3:4: Aspect ratio 3:4
  • 4:5: Aspect ratio 4:5
  • 6:7: Aspect ratio 6:7
  • 5:6: Aspect ratio 10:12
  • 5:7: Aspect ratio 5:7

Caution

  • Cropping information is also added in viewfinder shooting, but the cropping range is not displayed.
  • JPEG or HEIF images are not saved at the cropped size if you use the camera to process RAW images with cropping information (). In this case, RAW processing produces JPEG or HEIF images with cropping information.

Note

  • Vertical lines are displayed in the viewfinder when set to [Aspect ratio 6:6].

Timer duration

You can change how long a function setting associated with a button remains in effect after you release the button. Can be set in a range of 0–59 sec. or 1–60 min.

  • 6 sec. timer

    You can set how long to continue metering and AE lock.

  • 16 sec. timer

    You can set how long to continue FE lock and multi-spot metering.

  • Timer after release

    You can set how long to continue metering after shutter release. Normally, metering continues for approx. 2 sec. after you shoot. Setting a longer time makes it easier to keep shooting with AE lock at the same exposure.

Shutter release time lag

Normally, the camera controls shooting so that the shutter-release time lag is consistent, but by setting [Shortened], you can disable this control to shorten the shutter-release time lag.

  • Shutter release time lag (Standard): Standard
  • Shutter release time lag (Shortened): Shortened

    Although the shutter-release time lag is normally as short as approx. 0.055 sec., you can shorten it to as little as approx. 0.029 sec.

Caution

  • Shutter-release time lag varies by shooting conditions, type of lens, aperture value, and other factors.

Memo audio quality

You can set the audio quality for recording voice memos.

  • 48 kHz: High quality (48 kHz)

    Enables voice memo recording at the same level of audio quality as movies.

  • 8 kHz: Low quality (8 kHz)

    Enables smaller voice memo file sizes than with [High quality (48 kHz)].

Caution

  • Additional voice memo recording for images with existing voice memos is performed at the same level of audio quality as the first recording, regardless of this setting.

Audio compression

Sets audio compression for movie recording. [Disable] allows higher audio quality than when audio is compressed, but file sizes are larger.

  • ON: Enable
  • OFF: Disable

Caution

  • Editing movie files recorded with [Disable] and then saving them with compression will also compress the audio.
  • Audio is compressed even if [Disable] is selected when [Movie rec quality] is set to Full HD29.97fpsIPB (Light) (NTSC) or Full HD25.00fpsIPB (Light) (PAL).

C.Fn8

Default Erase option

You can set which option is selected by default in the erase menu (), which is accessed by pressing the Erase button during image playback or during review after shooting.

By setting an option other than [Cancel], you can simply press SET to erase images quickly.

  • [Cancel] selected: [Cancel] selected
  • Erase: [Erase] selected
  • RAW: [EraseRAW] selected
  • J/H: [Erase non-RAW] selected

Caution

  • Be careful not to erase images accidentally when an option other than [Cancel] is set.

Retract lens on power off

You can set whether to retract gear-type STM lenses (such as EF40mm f/2.8 STM) automatically when the camera's power switch is set to Power off.

  • ON: Enable
  • OFF: Disable

Caution

  • With auto power off, the lens will not retract regardless of the setting.
  • Before detaching the lens, make sure that it is retracted.

Note

  • When [Enable] is set, this function takes effect regardless of the lens's focus mode switch setting (AF or MF).

Add IPTC information

Registering IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) information to the camera from the EOS application EOS Utility enables you to record (add) this information to JPEG/HEIF/RAW still photos at the time of shooting. This is helpful in file management and other tasks using the IPTC information.

For instructions on registering IPTC information to the camera and details on the information you can register, refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual.

  • OFF: Disable
  • ON: Enable

Caution

  • IPTC information is not added when you record movies.

Note

  • During playback, you can check whether IPTC information was added.
  • You can use Digital Photo Professional (EOS software) to check IPTC information in images.

C.Fn9

Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)

Selecting [Custom Functions9: Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)] clears all Custom Function settings.

Note

  • Customized operations for [Custom Functions6: Custom Controls], [Custom Functions7: Live View shooting/Movie shooting switching (Movie/Live View shooting)], and [Custom Functions7: Smart controller Smart controller] are not cleared if you perform [Custom Functions9: Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)]. Note that although information added using [Custom Functions8: Add IPTC information] is retained, the setting changes to [Disable].
  • Settings for [Custom Functions3: AE Microadjustment] and [Custom Functions3: FE Microadjustment] are set to [Disable] but not cleared when [Custom Functions9: Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)] is performed.