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The parts of the camera are listed below.

At (movie recording) button

BRear command dial

C[ON]/[OFF] button

DMode dial

EHot shoe

F[Fn] (function) dial

GN (flash pop-up) lever

HStrap eyelet

IConnector cover

JLens signal contacts

KLens release button


MAF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp

NFront command dial

OShutter button


QMicrophone/remote release connector (⌀3.5 mm)

RBattery chamber

SMemory card slot

TBattery latch

UBody cap

VVari-angle LCD monitor
Touch screen

WI (drive) button
b (delete) button (playback mode)

Xa (playback) button

YDiopter adjustment control

ZElectronic viewfinder (EVF)

aEye sensor

b[VIEW MODE] button

c[Fn1] button

d[Fn2] button

eIndicator lamp

fConnector cover

gFocus stick (focus lever)

h[MENU]/[OK] button

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

jCable channel cover for DC coupler

kBattery-chamber cover latch

lBattery-chamber cover

mTripod mount


oHDMI Micro connector (Type D)

pUSB connector (Type-C)

qSerial number plate

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

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.


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]).


Choose a scene suited to the subject or shooting conditions and let the camera do the rest.


Follow an on-screen guide to create a panorama.


Record movies.


Take photos with filter effects.

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.

Use D[BUTTON/DIAL SETTING] > [FOCUS LEVER SETTING] to choose the role played by the focus stick (a[FOCUS LEVER SETTING]).

I (drive) button

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

The Command Dials

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

  • Choose the desired combination of shutter speed and aperture (program shift).
  • Adjust aperture.
  • Choose a shutter speed.
Menus Select menu tabs or page through menus.
[Q] Menu Adjust settings in the quick menu.
Playback View other pictures.

  • Choose a shutter speed.
  • 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).

[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
[Adv.] ([ADVANCED FILTER]) Filter selection
[SP] ([SCENE POSITION]) Scene selection
S ([ADVANCED SR AUTO])/M/N/O Self-timer
Film simulation
F ([MOVIE]) Shutter speed

The role performed by the function dial can be chosen using DBUTTON/DIAL SETTING > FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING (a The Function Dial).

The Indicator Lamp

The indicator lamp shows camera status as follows:

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 (Displayed only if pictures are selected for upload.).

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.

Warnings may also appear in the display.

The LCD Monitor

The LCD monitor can be tilted or reversed for ease of viewing. You will find this feature particularly helpful when shooting self-portraits (aSelf-Portraits (Selfies)). Be careful not to catch your fingers or other objects between the monitor and the camera body.

The LCD monitor also functions as a touch screen (aTouch Screen Mode).

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.