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Nikon D5200: Create Your Own Menu

Keeping track of how to access all the D5200’s options can be a challenge, especially when it comes to those that you adjust through menus. To make things a little easier, you can build a custom menu that holds up to 20 of the options you use most frequently. Check it out:

1

Display the My Menu menu, as shown on the left in this figure.

If the Recent Settings menu appears instead, scroll to the end of the menu, select Choose Tab, press OK, select My Menu, and press OK again. The My Menu screen then appears.

2

Highlight Add Items and press OK.

You see a list of the other camera menus, as shown on the right.

3

Highlight a menu that contains an option you want to add to your custom menu and then press the Multi Selector right.

You see a list of all available options on that menu, as shown on the left in this figure.

A few items can’t be added to a custom menu. A little box with a slash through it appears next to those items.

4

To add an item to your custom menu, highlight it and press OK.

You see the Choose Position screen, as shown on the right in the figure, where you can change the order of your menu items. For now, just press OK to return to the My Menu screen; you can set up the order of your menu items later. (See the bulleted list following these steps.) The menu item you just added appears at the top of the My Menu screen.

5

Repeat Steps 2–4 to add more items to your menu.

When you get to Step 3, a check mark appears next to any item that’s already on your menu.

After creating your custom menu, access it by pressing the Menu button and choosing the Recent Settings/My Menu screen. (If you want to switch to the Recent Settings menu, select Choose Tab and then select Recent Settings.)

6

You can reorder and remove menu items.

Change the order of menu options: Display the My Menu screen and highlight Rank Items, as shown on the left in this figure. You see a screen that lists all your menu items in their current order.

Highlight a menu item, as shown on the right in the figure, press OK, and then use the Multi Selector to move it up or down the list. Press OK to lock in the new position of the menu item. When you’re happy with the order of the menu items, press the Multi Selector left to return to the My Menu screen.

Remove menu items: Again, head for the My Menu screen (the left screen in the figure). Select Remove Items and press OK. You see a list of all the current menu items, with an empty box next to each item.

To remove an item, highlight it and press the Multi Selector right. A check mark appears in that item’s box. After tagging all the items you want to remove, press OK. You see a confirmation screen asking permission to remove the item; press OK to go forward.

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