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At (movie recording) button

B[Q] (quick menu) button

C[ISO] button

DRear command dial

EMode dial

FHot shoe


H[Fn] (function) dial

IN (flash pop-up) lever

JMicrophone/remote release connector cover

KStrap clip

LConnector cover


NLens signal contacts

OLens release button

PAF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp
Tally light

QFront command dial

R[ON/OFF] switch

SShutter button


UBody cap

VMicrophone/remote release connector (Φ3.5 mm)

WUSB connector (Type-C)

XHDMI Micro connector (Type D)

VUse of an optional RR-100 remote release requires a third-party adapter to convert the three-pin, Φ2.5 mm connector to a three-pin, Φ3.5 mm connector.

YI  (drive) button
b (delete) button

Za (playback) button

aDiopter adjustment control

bElectronic viewfinder (EVF)

c[Fn] button

d[AEL] (exposure lock) button

e[AFON] button

fIndicator lamp
Tally light

gStrap clip

hHeadphone jack cover

iFocus stick (focus lever)

jCable channel cover for DC coupler

kBattery-chamber cover latch

lBattery-chamber cover

m[DISP] (display)/[BACK] button
x (Bluetooth) button

n[MENU/OK] button

oTripod mount

pVari-angle LCD monitor
Touch screen

qEye sensor

rHeadphone jack (Φ3.5 mm)

sMemory card slot

tBattery latch

uBattery chamber

vSerial number plate

wCooling fan connector cover

xCooling fan connector

yHole to screw cooling fan

The Mode Dial

To select a shooting mode, rotate the dial until the icon for the desired mode aligns with the index.

Mode Description


The camera automatically optimizes settings to the scene. You also have the option of choosing the desired scene mode yourself.

aTaking Photographs


Aperture and shutter speed can be adjusted using program shift.

aProgram AE ([P])


Select for full control over camera settings, including aperture ([M] and [A]) and/or shutter speed ([M] and [S]).

aShutter-Priority AE ([S])

aAperture-Priority AE ([A])

aManual Exposure ([M])

(CUSTOM 1/2/3/4)

Take pictures using previously-stored settings.

aCustom Modes


Take photos with filter effects.



Record movies.

aRecording Movies

G[Vlog] (Video blog)

Record movies at settings suitable for vlogs (video blogs).


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].

Use G[AF/MF SETTING] > xF[WRAP FOCUS POINT] to choose whether focus-area selection is bounded by the borders of the display or “wraps around” from one edge of the display to another.

I (Drive) Button

Pressing the I (drive) button displays drive-mode menu, where you can choose from the following the drive modes.

B Single frame (aChoosing a Shooting Mode)
J High-speed burst (aContinuous Shooting (Burst Mode))
O Low-speed burst (aContinuous Shooting (Burst Mode))
s Bracketing (asBracketing)
h HDR (aHDR)
u Panorama (aPanoramas)
j Multiple exposure (aMultiple Exposures)

The Command Dials

The rear and front command dials are used for the operations below.

Shooting 1 [AUTO] Choose an auto/scene mode.
[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
[FILTER] Program shift.
Menus Select menu tabs or page through menus.
[Q] Menu Select items in the quick menu.
Playback View other pictures.

Shooting 1 [AUTO] Adjust exposure compensation.
[M] Choose a shutter speed.
[FILTER] Adjust exposure compensation.
Menus Highlight menu items.
[Q] Menu Adjust settings in the quick menu.
  • Zoom in or out (full-frame playback).
  • Zoom in or out (multi-frame playback).


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 [Fn] (Function) Dial

Rotate the function dial to quickly adjust settings for the assigned function during shooting.

At shipment, the dial is assigned the [DEFAULT] role. At this setting, the function performed by the dial varies with the position of the mode dial.

Mode Description
[FILTER] (FILTER) Filter selection






[Vlog] (Video blog)


[C1]/[C2]/[C3]/[C4] (CUSTOM)

Film simulation

The role performed by the function dial can be chosen using D[BUTTON/DIAL SETTING] > [FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING] (aThe Function Dial).

The Serial Number Plate

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

Serial number plate

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 SET-UP] > [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 indicator lamp blinks green whenever the displays are off during interval-timer photography.

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:

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.