Choosing Settings from the Quick Control Screen on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera - dummies

Choosing Settings from the Quick Control Screen on a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Series Camera

By Julie Adair King

The Quick Control screen on the Canon EOS Rebel T3 and Canon EOS Rebel T3i enables you to change certain shooting settings without using the control buttons (ISO button, the Exposure Compensation button, and so on) or menus. You can use this technique to adjust settings in any exposure mode, but the settings that are accessible depend on the mode you select. To try it out, set the Mode dial to Tv so that what you see on your screen looks like what you see in the upcoming figures. Then follow these steps:

  1. Display the Shooting Settings screen.

    Either press the shutter button halfway and then release it, or press the Disp button.

  2. Press the Quick Control button.

    The screen shifts into Quick Control mode, and one of the options on the screen becomes highlighted. A text bar showing the current setting appears at the bottom of the screen for some options.


  3. Press the cross keys to move the highlight over the setting you want to adjust.

    When you first choose a setting, a little text tip reminds you of the purpose of the active setting.

  4. Adjust the setting.

    In general, you can use either of these two techniques:

    • Rotate the Main dial to scroll through the possible settings.

    • Press the Set button to display a screen that contains all the possible settings, then rotate the Main dial or use the cross keys to select an option. In some cases, the screen contains a brief explanation or note about the option, regardless of the setting of the Feature Guide option. After selecting your choice, press Set again to return to the Quick Control screen.


  5. To exit Quick Control mode, press the shutter button halfway and release it or press the Quick Control button again.

    You’re returned to the normal Shooting Settings display.

To help you remember which button to press to enter the Quick Control mode, a little Q appears in a blue square in the lower-left corner of the Shooting Settings display.