Basics of Setup Menu 3 for the Canon Rebel T5/1200D

By Julie Adair King, Robert Correll

One of the strongest features of the Canon Rebel T5/1200D is that it can be customize it to your style of photography. The following sections cover basic options for Setup Menu 3 that are commonly used with the Canon Rebel T5/1200D. To access the Setup Menu 3 menu, shown below, you must set the Mode dial to P, Tv, Av, or M. The menu contains the following offerings:

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  • Certification Logo Display: You have our permission to ignore this screen, which simply displays logos that indicate a couple electronics-industry certifications claimed by the camera. You can find additional logos on the bottom of the camera.

  • Clear Settings: Via this option, you can restore the default shooting settings. You also can reset all Custom Functions to their defaults.

  • Firmware Ver: This screen tells you the version number of the camera firmware (internal operating software). At the time of publication, the current firmware version was 1.0.0.

    Keeping your camera firmware up to date is important, so visit the Canon website regularly to find out whether your camera sports the latest version. Follow the instructions given on the website to download and install updated firmware if needed.