How to Customize the Menu on the Canon Rebel T5/1200D - dummies

How to Customize the Menu on the Canon Rebel T5/1200D

By Julie Adair King, Robert Correll

Through the Menu feature, you can create a custom menu on the Canon Rebel T5/1200D containing up to six items from the camera’s other menus, as shown in figure below. The menu is represented by the green star icon.


To create your menu, take these steps:

  1. Set the camera Mode dial to P, Tv, Av, or M.

    You can create and order from the custom menu only in these exposure modes.

  2. Display the my Menu screen.

    Initially, the screen shows only a single item, as shown on the left in figure below.

  3. Choose my Menu Settings.

    The screen shown on the right in figure below.


  4. Choose Register to my Menu.

    You see a scrolling list that contains every item found on the camera’s menus.

  5. Highlight the first item to include on your custom menu.

    You can scroll the menu screen by using the up/down cross keys.

    To add a specific Custom Function to your menu, scroll past the item named Custom Functions to find and highlight the individual function. (The item named Custom Functions simply puts the Custom Functions menu item on your menu, and you still have to wade through multiple levels of steps to reach your function.)

  6. Press Set to add the item to your menu.

    You see a confirmation screen.

  7. Highlight OK and press Set.

    You return to the list of menu options. The option you just added to your menu is dimmed in the list.

  8. Repeat Steps 5 through 7 to add up to five additional items to your menu.

  9. Press the Menu button to return to the my Menu Settings screen.

  10. Press the Menu button again to return to the my Menu screen.

    The items you added appear on the menu.

After creating your menu, you can manage it as follows:

  • Give your menu priority. You can tell the camera that you want it to automatically display your menu anytime you press the Menu button. To do so, choose my Menu Settings on the main my Menu screen to display the screen shown on the right side of the figure above, then set the Display from my Menu option to Enable.

  • Change the order of the list of menu items. Once again, navigate to the right screen in the figure above. This time, choose the Sort option. Choose a menu item and then press the up/down cross keys to move the menu item up or down in the list. Press the Set button to glue the menu item in its new position.

  • Delete menu items. Display your menu, choose my Menu Settings, and then choose Delete Item/Items . Choose the menu item that you want to delete; on the resulting confirmation screen, choose OK and then press the Set button.

    To remove all items from your custom menu, choose Delete All Items (again, refer to the right side of the figure above), and then highlight OK and press the Set button.