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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

IS mode

Flash (TTL) mode
Flash compensation

Self-timer indicator

Continuous mode

Shutter type

AF+MF indicator

White balance

Film simulation

Dynamic range

Location data download status

Date and time

Movie mode

Time remaining

Card slot options

Number of available frames *

Image quality and size

Temperature warning

Control lock

Histogram

Battery level

Sensitivity

Exposure compensation

Aperture

Shutter speed

AE lock
TTL lock

Metering

Shooting mode

Focus mode 

AF lock

Distance indicator

Recording level

Exposure indicator

Virtual horizon

Focus frame

Depth-of-field preview

Focus check

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

† In-focus () or manual focus () indicator may also be displayed.

Control Lock

Pressing a locked control displays a icon.

Display Rotation

When ON is selected for SCREEN SETTING > AUTOROTATE DISPLAYS, the indicators in the viewfinder and LCD monitor automatically rotate to match camera orientation.

The LCD Monitor

IS mode

Focus check

Depth-of-field preview

Recording level

Distance indicator

Location data download status

Focus frame

Date and time

Movie mode

Time remaining

Card slot options

Number of available frames *

Temperature warning

Image quality and size

Film simulation

White balance

Dynamic range

Control lock

Histogram

Battery level

Sensitivity

Exposure compensation

Aperture

Shutter speed

AE lock
TTL lock

Metering

Shooting mode

Focus mode 

AF lock

AF+MF indicator

Shutter type

Continuous mode

Exposure indicator

Self-timer indicator

Flash (TTL) mode
Flash compensation

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

† In-focus () or manual focus () indicator may also be displayed.

Control Lock

Pressing a locked control displays a icon.

Choosing a Display Mode

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

  •  EYE 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 + : Putting your eye to the viewfinder turns the viewfinder on; taking it away turns the viewfinder off. The LCD monitor remains off.
  •  EYE 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.

Eye sensor

Adjusting Display Brightness

The brightness and hue of the viewfinder and LCD monitor can be adjusted using the items in the SCREEN SETTING 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.

The DISP/BACK Button

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

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 Standard Indicators

To choose the items shown in the standard indicator display:

  1. Display standard indicators.

    Press the DISP/BACK button until standard indicators are displayed.

  2. Select DISP. CUSTOM SETTING.

    Select SCREEN SETTING > 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
    • MIC LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
    • 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, press the function button to which ELECTRONIC LEVEL is assigned (FUNCTION (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

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 (FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING, Assigning Roles to the Function Buttons).

Overexposed areas blink

RGB histograms

The Secondary LCD Monitor

The secondary LCD monitor shows eight camera settings, four as text (items to ) and four as icons (items to ). Use SCREEN SETTING > SUB MONITOR SETTING to choose the items displayed. Items for display when you are taking photographs can be selected separately from those shown in movie mode; in the lists that follow, items not available in movie mode are indicated by asterisks (“*”).

At default settings, the secondary LCD shows the following:

Text: SHUTTER SPEED, APERTURE, EXPO. COMP., ISO

Icons: FILM SIMULATION, WHITE BALANCE, IMAGE SIZE *, SHOOTING MODE

The following options are also available:

Text: MOVIE MODE (icon only)*, FRAMES REM.*, REC. TIME, NONE

Icons: PHOTOMETRY, DRIVE MODE *, FOCUS MODE, IMAGE QUALITY *, BATTERY LEVEL, CARD SLOT OPTIONS, SHUTTER TYPE *, DYNAMIC RANGE *, MOVIE MODE *, NONE

The Secondary Monitor Backlight

To turn on the secondary monitor backlight when you find the secondary LCD monitor too dark to read, press the secondary monitor backlight button. Press the button again to turn the backlight off.