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This section lists the indicators that may be displayed during shooting.

For illustrative purposes, displays are shown with all indicators lit.

The Electronic Viewfinder

AMicrophone

BRemote release

CFlash (TTL) mode

DFlash compensation

ESelf-timer indicator

FContinuous mode

GShutter type

HAF+MF indicator 2

IBluetooth ON/OFF

JWhite balance

KFilm simulation

LDynamic range

MImage transfer status

NDate and time

OMovie mode 3

PTime remaining 3

QCard slot options

RNumber of available frames 1

SImage size

TImage quality

UTouch screen mode

VTemperature warning

WFocus frame

XHistogram

YBattery level

ZSensitivity

aExposure compensation

bAperture

cShutter speed

dTTL lock

eAE lock

fMetering

gShooting mode

hFocus mode 2

iFocus indicator 2

jManual focus indicator 2

kAF lock

lDistance indicator 2

mRecording level 2, 3

nExposure indicator

oVirtual horizon

pLocation data download status

q35mm format mode

rDepth-of-field preview

sFocus check

tIS mode 2

1 Shows “9999” if there is space for over 9999 frames.

2 Not displayed when ON is selected for DSCREEN SET-UP > LARGE INDICATORS MODE(EVF).

3 Displayed during movie recording only.

The LCD Monitor

AIS mode 2

BFocus check

CDepth-of-field preview

DLocation data download status

E35mm format mode

FBluetooth ON/OFF

GImage transfer status

HMovie mode 3

ITime remaining 3

JCard slot options

KNumber of available frames 1

LImage size

MImage quality

NDate and time

OTouch screen mode 4

PWhite balance

QFilm simulation

RDynamic range

STemperature warning

TFocus frame

UHistogram

VDistance indicator 2

WBattery level

XSensitivity

YExposure compensation

ZAperture

aShutter speed

bTTL lock

cAE lock

dMetering

eShooting mode

fFocus mode 2

gFocus indicator 2

hManual focus indicator 2

iAF lock

jAF+MF indicator 2

kShutter type

lRecording level 2, 3

mContinuous mode

nExposure indicator

oSelf-timer indicator

pMicrophone

qRemote release

rFlash (TTL) mode

sFlash compensation

1 Shows “9999” if there is space for over 9999 frames.

2 Not displayed when ON is selected for DSCREEN SET-UP > LARGE INDICATORS MODE(LCD).

3 Displayed during movie recording only.

4 Camera functions can also be accessed via touch controls.

Display Rotation

When ON is selected for DSCREEN SET-UP > AUTOROTATE DISPLAYS, the indicators in the viewfinder and LCD monitor automatically rotate to match camera orientation.

Choosing a Display Mode

Press the VIEW MODE button to cycle through the following display modes.

Option Description
EEYE SENSOR Putting your eye to the viewfinder turns the viewfinder on and the LCD monitor off; taking your eye away turns the viewfinder off and LCD monitor on.
EVF ONLY Viewfinder on, LCD monitor off.
LCD ONLY LCD monitor on, viewfinder off.
EVF ONLY+E Putting your eye to the viewfinder turns the viewfinder on; taking it away turns the viewfinder off. The LCD monitor remains off.
EEYE SENSOR +
LCD IMAGE DISP.
Putting your eye to the viewfinder during shooting turns the viewfinder on, but the LCD monitor is used for the display of images once you remove your eye from the viewfinder after shooting.

The Eye Sensor

The eye sensor may respond to objects other than your eye or to light shining directly on the sensor.

The eye sensor is disabled while the LCD monitor is tilted.

Eye sensor

Adjusting Display Brightness

The brightness and hue of the viewfinder and LCD monitor can be adjusted using the items in the DSCREEN SET-UP menu. Choose EVF BRIGHTNESS or EVF COLOR to adjust viewfinder brightness or hue, LCD BRIGHTNESS or LCD COLOR to do the same for the LCD monitor.

Focusing the Viewfinder

If the indicators displayed in the viewfinder are blurred, put your eye to the viewfinder and rotate the diopter adjustment control until the display is in sharp focus.

To focus the viewfinder:

ALift the diopter adjustment control.

BRotate the control to adjust viewfinder focus.

CReturn the control to its original position and lock it in place.

Lift the control before use. Failure to observe this precaution could cause product malfunction.

The DISP/BACK Button

The DISP/BACK button controls the display of indicators in the viewfinder and LCD monitor.

Indicators for the EVF and LCD must be selected separately. To choose the EVF display, place your eye to the viewfinder while using the DISP/BACK button.

Viewfinder

Full screen   Full screen (no indicators)

Dual display (manual focus mode only)   Standard indicators

Standard (no indicators)

LCD Monitor

Standard indicators   No indicators

Dual display (manual focus mode only)   Info display

The Dual Display

The dual display consists of a large full-frame window and a smaller close-up of the focus area.

Customizing the Standard Display

To choose the items shown in the standard indicator display:

  1. Display standard indicators.

    Use the DISP/BACK button to display standard indicators.

  2. Select DISP. CUSTOM SETTING.

    Select DSCREEN SET-UP > DISP. CUSTOM SETTING in the setup menu.

  3. Choose items.

    Highlight items and press MENU/OK to select or deselect.

    • FRAMING GUIDELINE
    • ELECTRONIC LEVEL
    • FOCUS FRAME
    • AF DISTANCE INDICATOR
    • MF DISTANCE INDICATOR
    • HISTOGRAM
    • LIVE VIEW HIGHLIGHT ALERT
    • SHOOTING MODE
    • APERTURE/S-SPEED/ISO
    • INFORMATION BACKGROUND
    • Expo. Comp. (Digit)
    • Expo. Comp. (Scale)
    • FOCUS MODE
    • PHOTOMETRY
    • SHUTTER TYPE
    • FLASH
    • CONTINUOUS MODE
    • DUAL IS MODE
    • TOUCH SCREEN MODE
    • WHITE BALANCE
    • FILM SIMULATION
    • DYNAMIC RANGE
    • FRAMES REMAINING
    • IMAGE SIZE/QUALITY
    • MOVIE MODE & REC. TIME
    • 35mm FORMAT MODE
    • IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER
    • MIC LEVEL
    • BATTERY LEVEL
    • FRAMING OUTLINE
  4. Save changes.

    Press DISP/BACK to save changes.

  5. Exit the menus.

    Press DISP/BACK as needed to exit the menus and return to the shooting display.

Virtual Horizon

Selecting ELECTRONIC LEVEL displays a virtual horizon. The camera is level when the two lines overlap. Note that the virtual horizon may not be displayed if the camera lens is pointed up or down. For a 3D display (shown), press the function button to which ELECTRONIC LEVEL is assigned (aFUNCTION (Fn) SETTING, Assigning Roles to the Function Buttons).

Roll

Pitch

Framing Outline

Enable FRAMING OUTLINE to make the borders of the frame easier to see against dark backgrounds.

Histograms

Histograms show the distribution of tones in the image. Brightness is shown by the horizontal axis, the number of pixels by the vertical axis.

Number of pixels

 
Shadows Pixel brightness Highlights

Optimal exposure: Pixels are distributed in an even curve throughout the tone range.

Overexposed: Pixels are clustered on the right side of the graph.

Underexposed: Pixels are clustered on the left side of the graph.

To view separate RGB histograms and a display showing areas of the frame that will be overexposed at current settings superimposed on the view through the lens, press the function button to which HISTOGRAM is assigned (aFUNCTION (Fn) SETTING, Assigning Roles to the Function Buttons).

AOverexposed areas blink

BRGB histograms