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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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Anatomy of the EOS 40D’s Menus

If you used a Canon EOS 30D before you purchased your EOS 40D, you’re in for a pleasant surprise from a menu perspective. The time-consuming scrolling through one endless menu (aided by Jump button leaps to the beginning of each menu section) is gone. The EOS 40D has been brought up to date with nine individually tabbed menus, each with a single screen of options (so you won’t need to scroll within a menu to see all the entries). The new menus are much cleaner, too, lacking the color-keyed icons, Jump button reminder, scroll bar with position indicator, and surrounding menu border.

With the revamped system, just press the Menu button, spin the Main Dial to highlight the menu tab you want to access (or press the ...

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