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The parts of the camera are listed below.

AFn2 button

BFn3 button

CSecondary LCD monitor


EHot shoe

FDiopter adjustment control

GDial lock release

HMode dial

ISTILL/MOVIE mode switch

JStrap clip

KConnector cover 1

LConnector cover 2

MAF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp
Tally light

NLens signal contacts

OLens release button

PFn4 button

QFront command dial

RON/OFF switch

SShutter button

TFn1 button
d (exposure compensation) button

UHot shoe cover

VBody cap

WMicrophone jack

XHeadphone jack

YUSB connector (Type-C)

ZHDMI Micro connector (Type D)

aSync terminal

bDRIVE button

cb (delete) button

dElectronic viewfinder (EVF)

eEye cup (lockable)

fVIEW MODE button

gSecondary monitor backlight button

hFocus mode selector

iAFON button

jRear command dial

kQ (quick menu) button

lIndicator lamp
Tally light

mRemote release connector cover

nMemory card slot cover latch

oMemory card slot cover (detachable)

pBattery-chamber cover latch

qBattery-chamber cover

rDISP (display)/BACK button

sa (playback) button


uMENU/OK button

vAEL (exposure lock) button

wFocus stick (focus lever)

xTripod mount

yLCD monitor
Touch screen

zEye sensor

0Remote release connector

1Memory card slot 2

2Memory card slot 1

3Battery latch

4Battery chamber

The Cable Protector

Attach the protector as shown to prevent accidental disconnection.

AInsert the tab on the connector into the matching slot on the camera.

BPosition the protector on the camera.

CTighten the lock screw.

DConnect the cable and pass it through the protector as shown.

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 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.

The Mode Dial

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

Mode Description


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).

CC1/C2/C3/C4/C5/C6 (CUSTOM 1/2/3/4/5/6)

Take pictures using previously-stored settings.

Rotate the mode dial only after pressing the dial lock release to release the dial.

The STILL/MOVIE Mode Switch

Slide the STILL/MOVIE mode switch to STILL to take photographs or to MOVIE to record movies.

The DRIVE Button

Press the DRIVE button to adjust shooting settings. The options displayed vary with the position of the STILL/MOVIE mode switch.

  • Pressing the button when STILL is selected displays drive mode options.

B Single frame
CH High-speed burst
CL Low-speed burst
BKT Bracketing
j Multiple Exposure
  • Pressing the button when MOVIE is selected displays movie recording options.
Frame size
Aspect ratio
Frame rate
Bit rate

The Command Dials

Rotate or press the command dials to:


  • Select menu tabs or page through menus
  • Adjust aperture 1, 2
  • View other pictures during playback


  • Switch between aperture and ISO sensitivity 2
  • Press and hold to choose the option selected for DBUTTON/DIAL SETTING > COMMAND DIAL SETTING in the D (setup) menu


  • Highlight menu items
  • Choose the desired combination of shutter speed and aperture (program shift)
  • Choose a shutter speed 1, 4
  • Adjust exposure compensation by pressing the d button and rotating the dial 1
  • Adjust settings in the quick menu
  • Choose the size of the focus frame
  • Zoom in or out in full frame playback
  • Zoom in or out in multi-frame playback


  • Zoom in on the active focus point 3
  • Press and hold to choose the manual focus mode focus display 3
  • Zoom in on the active focus point during playback


2 If the lens is equipped with an aperture ring with a “C” position, the camera command dials can be used to adjust aperture when the aperture ring is rotated to C.

3 Available only if FOCUS CHECK is assigned to a function button.

4 Only if a value other than auto is selected for shutter speed.

The rotation direction for the command dials can be selected using DBUTTON/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. 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 BMOVIE 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

The LCD monitor can be tilted for easier viewing, but be careful not to touch the wires or trap fingers or other objects behind the monitor. Touching the wires could cause camera malfunction.

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

“Tall” (Portrait) Orientation

The display can also be tilted to take pictures from high or low angles when the camera is rotated to take pictures in “tall” (portrait) orientation.

  • Press the tilt lock release and tilt the display as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1
  • To take high-angle shots, hold the camera in the orientation shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2

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:

ALift the diopter adjustment control.

BRotate the control to adjust viewfinder focus.

CReturn the control to its original position and lock it in place.

Lift the control before use. Failure to observe this precaution could cause product malfunction.