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The parts of the camera are listed below.

A[Fn2] button

BSecondary LCD monitor mode button

CSecondary LCD monitor

DSecondary monitor backlight button

EHot shoe

F[DRIVE] mode dial release button

G[DRIVE] button

H[DRIVE] mode dial

IAF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp

JStrap clip

KConnector cover 1

LConnector cover 2

MSync terminal

NLens signal contacts

OBattery tray latch

PBattery tray

QVertical grip front command dial

RVertical grip [Fn3] button

SLens release button

T[Fn3] button

UFront command dial

V[ON/OFF] switch

WShutter button

X[Fn1] button
d (exposure compensation) button

YMicrophone jack

ZHeadphone jack

aUSB connector (Type-C)

bHDMI Micro connector (Type D)

c15 V DC-IN connector

dHot shoe cover

eBody cap

fb (delete) button

g[AE-L] (exposure lock) button

hFocus stick (focus lever)

iFocus mode selector

j[AF-ON] button

kRear command dial

l[Fn4] button

m[Q] (quick menu) button

nIndicator lamp 1

oMemory card slot cover

pMemory card slot cover latch

qRemote release connector cover

rIndicator lamp 2

sRear secondary monitor

tLCD monitor
Touch screen

ua (playback) button

v[DISP] (display)/[BACK] button

w[MENU/OK] button

xMemory card slot 1

yMemory card slot 2

zRemote release connector

0Vertical grip focus stick (focus lever)

1Vertical grip [AF-ON] button

2Vertical grip rear command dial

3Vertical grip [Fn2] button

4Vertical grip [Fn1] button
d (exposure compensation) button

5Vertical grip shutter button

6Vertical grip control lock


8Vertical grip [Fn4] button

9Vertical grip [Q] (quick menu) button

-Tripod mount

^[Fn5] button

\Vertical grip [AE-L] (exposure lock) button

The Cable Protector

AThe cable protector prevents accidental disconnection of the USB cable or AC adapter. Attach the protector as shown and tighten the lock screw.

BConnect the cable and pass it through the protector as shown.

The Serial Number Plate

Do not remove the serial number plate, which provides the FCC ID, KC mark, CMIIT ID, serial number, and other important information.

Serial number plate

The Focus Stick (Focus Lever)

Tilt or press the focus stick to select the focus area. The focus stick can also be used to navigate the menus.

The [DRIVE] mode dial

The [DRIVE] mode dial is used to select the drive mode. Hold the [DRIVE] mode dial release button while rotating the dial to select the desired mode.

Option Description
[STILL] Take pictures one at a time or in bursts (aTaking Photographs (Mode P), Continuous Shooting (Burst Mode)).
[MULTI] Record multiple exposures, shoot pictures using pixel-shift multi-shot, or take a series of photos using bracketing (aBracketing, Multiple Exposures, Pixel-Shift Multi-Shot).
[MOVIE] Shoot movies (aRecording Movies).

The [DRIVE] Button

Pressing the [DRIVE] button when [STILL] or [MULTI] is selected with the [DRIVE] mode dial displays drive mode options. Pressing the button when [MOVIE] is selected displays movie mode options (a[MOVIE MODE]).

Drive mode options ([STILL])

Drive mode options ([MULTI])

Drive mode options ([MOVIE])

The Command Dials

Rotate or press the command dials to:


  • Select menu tabs or page through menus
  • Adjust aperture 1, 2
  • View other pictures during playback


  • Switch between aperture and ISO sensitivity 2
  • Press and hold to choose the option selected for D[BUTTON/DIAL SETTING] > [COMMAND DIAL SETTING] in the D (setup) menu


  • Highlight menu items
  • Choose the desired combination of shutter speed and aperture (program shift)
  • Choose a shutter speed 1, 4
  • Adjust exposure compensation by pressing the d button and rotating the dial 1
  • Adjust settings in the quick menu
  • Choose the size of the focus frame
  • Zoom in or out in full frame playback
  • Zoom in or out in multi-frame playback


  • Zoom in on the active focus point 3
  • Press and hold to choose the manual focus mode focus display 3
  • Zoom in on the active focus point during playback


 2  If the lens is equipped with an aperture ring with an “[A]” or “[C]” position, the aperture ring must be in the [A] or [C] position.

 3  Available only if [FOCUS CHECK] is assigned to a function button.

 4  Only if a value other than auto is selected for shutter speed.

The rotation direction for the command dials can be selected using D[BUTTON/DIAL SETTING] > [COMMAND DIAL DIRECTION].

The Indicator Lamp

Camera status is shown by the indicator lamp 1.

Indicator lamp 1 Camera status
Glows green Focus locked.
Blinks green Focus or slow shutter speed warning. Pictures can be taken.
Blinks green and orange
  • Camera on: Recording pictures. Additional pictures can be taken.
  • Camera off: Uploading pictures to a smartphone or tablet. *
Glows orange Recording pictures. No additional pictures can be taken at this time.
Blinks red Lens or memory error.

* Displayed only if pictures are selected for upload.

Warnings may also appear in the display.

The indicator lamp remains off while your eye is to the viewfinder.

The B[MOVIE SETTING] > [TALLY LIGHT] option can be used to choose the lamp (indicator or AF-assist) that lights during movie recording and whether the lamp blinks or remains steady.

If the camera is off, the two lamps designated as “indicator lamp 2” light green while the batteries are charging. The lamp on the right shows the status of the battery in the right battery chamber, that on the left the status of the battery in the left battery chamber (aCharging via AC Adapter).

The LCD Monitor

The LCD monitor can be tilted for easier viewing, but be careful not to touch the wires or trap fingers or other objects behind the monitor. Touching the wires could cause camera malfunction.

The LCD monitor also functions as a touch screen that can be used for:

“Tall” (Portrait) Orientation

The display can also be tilted to take pictures from high or low angles when the camera is rotated to take pictures in “tall” (portrait) orientation.

  • Press the tilt lock release and tilt the display as shown in Figure 1.
  • To take high-angle shots, hold the camera in the orientation shown in Figure 2.

Figure 1

Figure 2