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User Settings Mode—Saving Your Favorite Settings to the Mode Dial

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In 2010, Nikon introduced user settings to your D7000. This is a great feature if you're looking to have your favorite settings at the touch of a dial. These are located on the dial as U1 and U2. If you have a favorite group of settings that you find you are using often and want to have them close at hand, then these modes are handy for you.

  • First, set the camera to your favorite settings, under any of the semiautomatic modes or Manual mode, adjusting aperture, shutter speed, ISO, flash, focus point, metering, and/or bracketing.
  • Go to the setup menu, and click on Save User Settings (A), (B).
  • Highlight U1 or U2, then click OK to save your settings (C).
  • When you want to use those settings again, just rotate the top dial to U1 or U2, and the camera will choose your saved settings so that you're ready to go (D).

For more on setting up user modes, see page 75 of your owner's manual.

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