All Nikon D7000 settings for menus and shooting information. The menus have a few tricks of the trade to make best use of them; Shooting information lets you view selected camera settings on the monitor and change them without going through menus.
The MENU button is the obvious and certainly the most common way to open the camera menus.
Instead, you can also open the menu with the Fn or preview button if you select
To select menu items, you can use the arrow keys on the back.
However it is quicker to turn the command dials after you set the item item to in the custom settings menu . Then
My preferred variant of menu operation is:
To open a selected menu item, you can press the OK button, the direction button to the right or (if you follow my tip) turn the front dial to the right.
The WB button with a question mark displays help texts for menus when a question mark is visible at the bottom left of the monitor.
There are two options, but you can have only one of them at a time:
No matter what you choose, the lowest menu item is always Choose tab to switch between these two options.
I prefer My Menu. Once you get to know the camera, there will only be a small number of menus that you use regularly. It can save a lot of searching and clicking to arrange them here once.
Filling My Menu happens as follows:
The Shooting menu and the custom settings menu have a item at the top. This resets only the respective menu to Nikon's default values. There is no factory reset for all menus on the D7000.
Tip: Avoid resetting menus, you can easily bypass it. Take some time to set the D7000 completely to your preferred settings and save everything in camera modes U1 and/or U2. Then, with a twist of the camera mode, you can return everything to your preferred settings in record time.
What | Shooting information are
Shooting information is not displayed when the D7000 is in Live View mode.
How | There are two ways to show and hide the shooting information:
If not, pulling the shutter button only turns on the LCD display illumination, which is nice in the dark.
What | The shooting information may appear dark against a bright bluish background or grey against a dark background. The D7000 changes automatically depending on the brightness; to see the difference, turn on the shooting information in bright ambient light and then cover the viewfinder with your fingers.
Instead, you can set the D7000 to use only one of the two displays.
Where | In the custom settings menu .
I ignore this setting, leave the sensible default value. In darkness, the darker display is more pleasant; in brightness, the other is more suitable because it is easier to read.
What | The settings displayed at the bottom of the monitor can be changed directly, provided the camera mode allows it. Only in P, S, A, M and U1, U2 you can change all of them.
One of the settings appears highlighted in yellow.
My opinion | There is nothing in the shooting information to be changed that I use regularly. I have taken thousands of photos with the D7000 without using this option. With personal favourite settings in My Menu, I had everything at hand in one place.
What | When editing settings in the shooting information, bubble-like hints appear indicating which setting you have just selected. If this bothers you, you can hide the bubbles.
Where | In the custom settings menu