Parts of the Camera
DSecondary LCD monitor
GDiopter adjustment control
HDial lock release
KHDMI connector cover
LMicrophone jack cover
MHeadphone jack cover
OUSB connector cover
RLens signal contacts
SLens release button
VFront command dial
Yt (movie recording) button
ZHot shoe cover
bHDMI connector (Type A)
cMicrophone jack (Φ3.5mm)
dHeadphone jack (Φ3.5mm)
eUSB connector (Type-C)
fHole to screw USB cable
gHole to screw cable protector
b (delete) button
ia (playback) button
kElectronic viewfinder (EVF)
lEye cup (lockable)
m[VIEW MODE] button
nSecondary monitor backlight button
oFocus stick (focus lever)
qRear command dial
sRemote release connector cover
tMemory card slot cover latch
uMemory card slot cover (detachable)
vBattery-chamber cover latch
z[DISP] (display)/[BACK] button
x (Bluetooth) button
0[Q] (quick menu) button
1[AEL] (exposure lock) button
4File transmitter/vertical battery grip connector cover
5Remote release connector (Φ2.5mm)
6Memory card slot 2 (for SD memory cards)
7Serial number plate
8Memory card slot 1 (for Type B CFexpress cards)
^Cooling fan connector cover
\Cooling fan connector
$Hole to screw cooling fan
%File transmitter/vertical battery grip connector
The Cable Protector
Attach the protector as shown to prevent accidental disconnection.
- The Serial Number Plate
- Memory card slot cover (Detachable)
- The Focus Stick (Focus Lever)
- The Selector
- The [WB] Button
- The Mode Dial
- The [DRIVE] Button
- The Command Dials
- The Indicator Lamp
- The LCD Monitor
- The Eye Cup
- Focusing the Viewfinder
The Serial Number Plate
Do not remove the serial number plate, which provides the CMIIT ID, serial number, and other important information.
The Memory Card Slot Cover (Detachable)
The memory card slot cover can be removed by lowering the interior latch. Remove the cover for ease of access when a camera rig is attached or in other situations that make it difficult to open or close the cover.
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].
Press the selector up (e), right (h), down (f), or left (g) to highlight items. The up, right, down, and left buttons also double as function buttons [Fn4] through [Fn7].
The [WB] Button
Press the [WB] button to access white balance settings.
The Mode Dial
To select a shooting mode, rotate the dial until the icon for the desired mode aligns with the index.
|Aperture and shutter speed can be adjusted using program shift.|
|Select for full control over camera settings, including aperture ([M] and [A]) and/or shutter speed ([M] and [S]).|
|Take pictures using previously-stored settings.|
|Take photos with filter effects.|
The [DRIVE] Button
Press the [DRIVE] button displays drive-mode menu, where you can choose from the following the drive modes.
|J||High-speed burst (1.25X crop)|
|V||[WHITE BALANCE BKT]|
The Command Dials
The rear and front command dials are used for the operations below.
|Shooting 1||[P]||Choose the desired combination of shutter speed and aperture (program shift).|
|[S]||Choose a shutter speed.|
|[A]||Adjust aperture. 2|
|[M]||Adjust aperture. 2|
|Menus||Select menu tabs or page through menus|
|[Q] Menu||Select items in the quick menu.|
|Playback||View other pictures|
|Shooting 1||[P]||Adjust exposure compensation.|
|[M]||Choose a shutter speed.|
|[FILTER]||Adjust exposure compensation.|
|Menus||Highlight menu items|
|[Q] Menu||Adjust settings in the quick menu|
1 Settings for [FRONT COMMAND DIAL 1], [FRONT COMMAND DIAL 2], [FRONT COMMAND DIAL 3], and [REAR COMMAND DIAL] can be changed using D[BUTTON/DIAL SETTING] > [COMMAND DIAL SETTING].
2 Applies if the lens has no aperture ring or if an aperture ring with an “A” position is in the A position.
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.
|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, or picture displayed for confirmation after being taken with option other than [OFF] selected for D[SCREEN SETTING] > [IMAGE DISP.] (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:
The Eye Cup
To remove the eye cup, hold the buttons on either side and slide eye cup up.
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.
To focus the viewfinder:
Lift the control before use. Failure to observe this precaution could cause product malfunction.