Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 1, 2010, 8:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
Mark2009's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 275
Default Bought a used XSI, think reset to factory settings a good idea?

I just bought a used XSI, coming tomorrow, it has about 1000 shutter actuation's, anyway, I was think of starting off fresh, so I know it is fresh. Is it a big deal to reset to factory settings? how do you do it? Is there any risk of messing something up?
Mark2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 1, 2010, 8:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
shoturtle's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348

It is not a big deal to reset to factory setting. You might not like the setting that the prior user had them at. Resetting to factory setting will make it a bit easier to get the camera to where you would like it by following the manual.
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 4, 2010, 8:25 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3

From your question, I would guess you don't have the manual.
Any camera problem can be fixed with a large enough hammer!
lenjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 5, 2010, 2:47 AM   #4
Senior Member
TCav's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC, Metro Area, Maryland
Posts: 13,654

I think it would be a good idea to do the factory reset. You never know what sort of goofy combinations of settings the previous owner used that might have lead them to sell it.

The manual is available on-line at http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/030000...EOS450D_EN.pdf
  • The lens is the thing.
  • 'Full Frame' is the new 'Medium Format'.
  • "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot.
TCav is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:28 PM.