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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

Boost mode

Histogram

Battery level

Sensitivity

Exposure compensation

Aperture

Shutter speed

AE lock
TTL lock

Metering

Shooting mode

Focus mode 

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.

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 *

Image quality and size

Temperature warning

Film simulation

White balance

Dynamic range

Control lock

Boost mode

Histogram

Battery level

Sensitivity

Exposure compensation

Aperture

Shutter speed

AE lock
TTL lock

Metering

Shooting mode

Focus mode 

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 immediately 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 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.

Display Rotation

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

The DISP/BACK Button

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

Viewfinder

Full screen   Standard

Dual display (manual focus mode only)

LCD Monitor

Standard   Information off

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.

The content of the large and small windows in the display can be switched using SCREEN SET-UP > DUAL DISPLAY SETTING.

Customizing the Standard Display

To choose the items shown in the standard display:

  1. Display standard indicators.

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

  2. Select DISP. CUSTOM SETTING.

    Select SCREEN 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
    • 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
    • WHITE BALANCE
    • FILM SIMULATION
    • DYNAMIC RANGE
    • BOOST MODE
    • FRAMES REMAINING
    • IMAGE SIZE/QUALITY
    • MOVIE MODE & REC. TIME
    • 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.

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.