Guided user interface
WE’VE seen Canon roll out its new guided user interface across several DSLRs, including the EOS 800D and EOS 77D. It has been designed to aid newcomers to a DSLR who’d prefer a more animated menu and some basic shooting advice based on the exposure mode that’s selected.
For example, with shutter-priority mode selected, the rear LCD reveals a slider graphic of where in the range the shutter speed is currently set. Tapping the Q button gives users the opportunity to increase or decrease the shutter speed using the touchscreen as well as adjusting exposure compensation, drive mode, focus position and the method of focusing (One Shot, AI Focus, AI Servo) from the same screen. The advice doesn’t go into any great detail, but should prove useful to users just starting out with a DSLR who may be unsure of how changing key camera settings will affect their images.
The guided menu display simplifies the standard menu display by grouping all four sub-menu tabs – Shooting, Playback, Function and Display Level – together on a single screen, with a brief description of what is found within each. The good news is that both the shooting screen and menu display are optional, so when you feel you have outgrown them, they can be switched off.