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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

ACrop factor

BIS mode 2

CFlash (TTL) mode

DFlash compensation

EMovie compression

FDigital teleconverter

GSelf-timer indicator

HContinuous mode

IShutter type

JAF+MF indicator 2

KBluetooth ON/OFF

LWhite balance

MAWB lock

NFilm simulation

OF-Log/HLG recording

PDynamic range

QD-range priority

RMovie mode

SHigh-speed recording indicator

TRecording time available/elapsed recording time

UCard slot options

VNumber of available frames 1

WImage size

XFile format

YImage quality

ZHEIF format

aDate and time

bTouch screen mode

cCooling fan settings

dTemperature warning

eControl lock 3

fBoost mode

gPower supply

hHistogram

iBattery level

jSensitivity

kExposure compensation

lAperture

mDistance indicator 2

nShutter speed

oTTL lock

pAE lock

qMetering

rShooting mode

sFocus mode 2

tFocus indicator 2

uManual focus indicator 2

vAF lock

wTime code

xMicrophone input channel

yRecording level 2

zExposure indicator

0Virtual horizon

1Focus frame

2FTP upload progress

3Image transfer status

4Location data download status

5Depth-of-field preview

6Proxy setting (ProRes only)

7Focus check

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

Not displayed when [ON] is selected for D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [LARGE INDICATORS MODE(EVF)].

Displayed when controls have been locked by pressing and holding the [MENU/OK] button. Control lock can be ended by pressing and holding the [MENU/OK] button again.

The LCD Monitor

ACrop factor

BLocation data download status

CFocus check

DDepth-of-field preview

EProxy setting (ProRes only)

FMovie compression

GDigital teleconverter

HImage transfer status

IBluetooth ON/OFF

JFTP upload progress

KMovie mode

LHigh-speed recording indicator

MFocus frame

NRecording time available/elapsed recording time

ODate and time

PCard slot options

QNumber of available frames 1

RImage size

SFile format

TImage quality

UHEIF format

VCooling fan settings

WTouch screen mode 3

XAWB lock

YWhite balance

ZFilm simulation

aF-Log/HLG recording

bDynamic range

cD-range priority

dMovie optimized control 3

eVirtual horizon

fBoost mode

gTouch zoom 3

hTemperature warning

iControl lock 4

jBattery level

kPower supply

lSensitivity

mHistogram

nExposure compensation

oDistance indicator 2

pAperture

qTime code

rShutter speed

sTTL lock

tAE lock

uMetering

vShooting mode

wFocus mode 2

xFocus indicator 2

yManual focus indicator 2

zAF lock

0Microphone input channel

1AF+MF indicator 2

2Shutter type

3Recording level 2

4Continuous mode

5Self-timer indicator

6Exposure indicator

7Flash (TTL) mode

8Flash compensation

9IS mode 2

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

Not displayed when [ON] is selected for D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [LARGE INDICATORS MODE(LCD)].

Camera functions can also be accessed via touch controls.

Displayed when controls have been locked by pressing and holding the [MENU/OK] button. Control lock can be ended by pressing and holding the [MENU/OK] button again.

Choosing a Display Mode

Press the [VIEW MODE] button to cycle through the following display modes. You can choose separate display modes for shooting and playback.

[SHOOTING]

Option Description
E[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.
[LCD ONLY] LCD monitor on, viewfinder off.
[EVF ONLY] Viewfinder on, LCD monitor 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.
E[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 options selected for D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [IMAGE DISP.] apply to display in the LCD monitor.

[PLAYBACK]

Option Description
E[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.
[LCD ONLY] LCD monitor on, viewfinder off.
[EVF ONLY] Viewfinder on, LCD monitor off.

Use D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [VIEW MODE SETTING] in the setup menu to choose a display mode for the EVF and LCD monitor.

[EVF/LCD SWITCH] can be assigned to a function button and the button then used to switch between the [EVF ONLY] and [LCD ONLY] displays.

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 saturation of the viewfinder and LCD monitor can be adjusted using the items in the D[SCREEN SET-UP] menu. Choose [EVF BRIGHTNESS] or [EVF COLOR] to adjust viewfinder brightness or saturation, [LCD BRIGHTNESS] or [LCD COLOR] to do the same for the LCD monitor.

Display Rotation

When [ON] is selected for D[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.

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

Standard indicators

Dual display (manual focus mode only)

LCD monitor

Standard indicators

No indicators

Info display

Dual display (manual focus mode only)

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 D[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]
    • [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]
    • [BOOST MODE]
    • [COOLING FAN SETTING]
    • [FRAMES REMAINING]
    • [IMAGE SIZE/QUALITY]
    • [MOVIE MODE & REC. TIME]
    • [DIGITAL TELE-CONV.]
    • [COMMUNICATION STATUS]
    • [MIC LEVEL]
    • [GUIDANCE MESSAGE]
    • [BATTERY LEVEL]
    • [FRAMING OUTLINE]
  4. Press [DISP/BACK] to save changes.

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

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(a[FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING], Function Controls).

AOverexposed areas blink

BRGB histograms

Virtual Horizon

Check whether the camera is level. The display type can be chosen using D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [ELECTRONIC LEVEL SETTING]. Use the virtual horizon to level the camera when mounting it on a tripod or the like.

2D

3D

Pitch          Roll

  • [OFF]: The virtual horizon is not displayed.
  • [2D]: A white line shows the amount the camera is tilted left or right. The line turns green when the camera is level. The line may vanish if the camera is tilted forward or back.
  • [3D]: The display shows whether the camera is tilted left or right and forward or back.

[ELECTRONIC LEVEL SWITCH] can be assigned to a function button and the button then used to switch between the 2D and 3D displays.

The Secondary LCD Monitor

Among the settings that can be viewed in the secondary LCD monitor are shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity. Different settings are displayed in still photography and movie modes.

Secondary LCD monitor

Default Settings

By default, the secondary LCD monitor displays the settings listed below.

The settings displayed can be selected using D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [SUB MONITOR SETTING].

Still photography Mode

Default

A[SHUTTER SPEED]

B[APERTURE]

C[EXPO. COMP.]

D[ISO]

E[FILM SIMULATION]

F[WHITE BALANCE]

G[IMAGE SIZE]

H[SHOOTING MODE]

Movie Mode

Default

A[MOVIE MODE]

B[REC. TIME]

C[EXPO. COMP.]

D[ISO]

E[FILM SIMULATION]

F[WHITE BALANCE]

G[CARD SLOT SETTING]

H[BATTERY LEVEL]

The Secondary Monitor Backlight Button

To turn on the secondary LCD 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.

Background Color

The background color (black or white) for the secondary LCD monitor can be selected using the D[SCREEN SET-UP] > [SUB MONITOR BACKGROUND COLOR] option in the D (setup) menu. Note that the background is displayed in white whenever the secondary LCD monitor backlight is on.