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The parts of the camera are listed below.

AShutter button

BExposure compensation dial

C[Q] (quick menu) button

DShutter speed dial

EHot shoe


GStrap eyelet

HConnector cover

ILens signal contacts

JLens release button

KAF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp
Tally light

LFront command dial

M[ON]/[OFF] switch

N[Fn] button

OBody cap

PMicrophone/remote release connector (φ3.5 mm)

QUSB connector (Type-C)

RHDMI Micro connector (Type D)

SDiopter adjustment control

TElectronic viewfinder (EVF)

UEye sensor


W[PLAY] (playback) button

X[AEL] (exposure lock)/[AFL] (focus lock) button

YIndicator lamp
Tally light

ZFocus stick (focus lever)

a[MENU/OK] button

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

cCable channel cover for DC coupler

dBattery-chamber cover latch

eBattery-chamber cover

fTripod mount


hLCD monitor
Touch screen

iBattery chamber

jMemory card slot

kBattery latch

lSerial number plate

P Use of an optional RR-100 remote release requires a third-party adapter to convert the female three-pin, φ2.5 mm connector to a male three-pin, φ3.5 mm connector.

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

The Shutter Speed Dial

Rotate the shutter speed dial to choose the shutter speed (a[P], [S], [A], and [M] Modes).

The Exposure Compensation Dial

Rotate the dial to choose an exposure compensation amount (aExposure Compensation).

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.

To choose the role played by the focus stick, press and hold the center of the stick or use D[BUTTON/DIAL SETTING] > [FOCUS LEVER SETTING] (a[FOCUS LEVER SETTING]).


Pressing the [DRIVE/DELETE] button displays drive-mode menu, where you can choose from the following the drive modes.

B Single frame (aTaking Photographs (Mode [P]))
J High-speed burst (aContinuous Shooting (Burst Mode))
O Low-speed burst (aContinuous Shooting (Burst Mode))
BKT Bracketing (aBracketing)
h HDR (aHDR)

[Adv. MODE]

Y Filter (aFilters)
F Movie (aRecording Movies)

The Command Dial

The front command dial is used for the operations below.


  • Choose the desired combination of shutter speed and aperture (program shift).
  • Choose a shutter speed.
  • Adjust aperture.
  • Adjust exposure compensation.
  • Adjust sensitivity.

During shooting, the role of the front command dial changes each time the center of the dial is pressed.

For information on the roles performed by the dials during shooting, see “Front Command Dial Roles by Mode”.


Rotate the dial to select menu tabs or page through menus.

Q Menu

Rotate the dial to change settings in the quick menu and press the center of the dial to select.


  • View other pictures.
  • Zoom in or out during full- or multi-frame playback.

Press the center of the front command dial to switch between the two roles.

The Indicator Lamp

Camera status is shown by the indicator lamp.

Indicator lamp 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 orange Flash charging; flash will not fire when picture is taken.
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.

The LCD Monitor

You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor when framing shots, but be careful not to trap your fingers or other objects.

Do not apply excessive force to the hinge when rotating the LCD monitor, as this could damage the hinge.

Be careful that the corners of the monitor do not contact the camera body, as this could leave marks.

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

Tilting the LCD Monitor

Be sure the LCD monitor doesn’t block the eye sensor during shooting, as this will cause the display to flip.

Eye sensor

Normal display

Eye sensor

Display flipped

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.