Every digital camera has a Reset or Clear setting in the menu that will reset the camera to the way it came from the factory.
Whether you have a small Point-&Shoot camera or a big Digital SLR, every camera I have seen has a Clear or Reset option in their menu.
I was giving a lesson to a woman whose camera would not focus. She had gone online and watched a lot of photography videos and totally messed up her camera settings.
I tried undoing a few of them and then just said lets reset the camera to the way it came from the factory. After I hit the Clear All Settings button the camera focused again.
RESET BEFORE SENDING TO REPAIR
Before sending your camera in for repairs you may want to try resetting or clearing all the settings to see if that will solve the problem.
FREEDOM TO EXPLORE
For people who are afraid to try different camera settings the clear/reset setting gives them freedom to explore their cameras settings knowing they can reset them again.
FORGIVENESS FOR MISTAKES
For people who charge ahead and mess up their camera settings the clear/reset setting gives them forgiveness when they get the settings messed up.
TWO NIKON SETTINGS
If you own a Nikon I suggest changing the factory defaults to the settings below.
- Set your ISO to Auto in the main menu
- Set your image quality to Fine
If you don’t know about ISO and how to set it I recommend setting it to Auto ISO.
If you are shooting JPEG I suggest raising the quality setting to Fine for higher quality.