How to Change the Monitor Brightness on Your Canon EOS 6D - dummies

How to Change the Monitor Brightness on Your Canon EOS 6D

By Doug Sahlin

Camera LCD monitors have come a long way, baby. The monitor on your EOS 6D offers a brilliant display with lots of pixels; the better to see images with. However, at times the monitor isn’t bright enough. You can get some assistance from the camera by changing the monitor brightness. You can increase or decrease the default brightness of your LCD monitor manually.

To change the brightness of the LCD monitor:

  1. Press the Menu button and then use the Multi-controller to navigate to the Camera Settings 2 tab.


  2. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight LCD Brightness and then press the Set button.

    The LCD Brightness menu displays. In most instances, the default option (setting number 4) is perfect. You can, however, increase or decrease the relative brightness of your monitor to suit your vision and taste.

  3. Rotate the Quick Control dial to increase or decrease brightness.

    Use this option if the default brightness of the LCD display is too dark or too bright. As you rotate the dial, the image thumbnail gets brighter or darker. If you prefer to use the Multi-controller, you can press right to increase monitor brightness or left to decrease monitor brightness.

  4. When the image is the ideal brightness for the current conditions, press Set.

    Your changes are applied.

Making the monitor brighter does sap more juice from your battery, so unless you have a spare battery, increase monitor brightness at your discretion.

The LCD monitor on this camera does not automatically adjust for brightness. When you change brightness, the setting holds, even when you power off the camera. Reset the brightness to its default level when the ambient light becomes brighter, or when you power off the camera.