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Shutter button

Main command dial

Mode dial

Hot shoe


Strap eyelet

N (flash pop-up) switch

Connector cover

Lens signal contacts

Lens release button


AF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp

ON/OFF switch

Fn (function) button

Microphone/remote release connector (Φ2.5 mm)

Battery chamber

Memory card slot

Battery latch

Body cap

LCD monitor
Touch screen

MENU/OK button
X (control lock) button (press and hold)

a (playback) button

Indicator lamp

Sub-command dial

t (movie recording) button

Connector cover


Q (quick menu) button
RAW conversion button (playback mode)

Cable channel cover for DC coupler

Battery-chamber cover latch

Battery-chamber cover

DISP (display)/BACK button

Tripod mount

Serial number plate


HDMI Micro connector (Type D)

Micro USB (Micro-B) USB 2.0 connector

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).


Follow an on-screen guide to create a panorama.


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


Take photos with filter effects.

The Selector

Use the efgh buttons to highlight items or access camera functions.

Move cursor up (e)
AF (autofocus) button
b (delete) button (playback mode)

Move cursor right (h)
WB (white balance) button

Move cursor down (f)
I (burst shooting) button

Move cursor left (g)
h (self-timer) button

MENU/OK button

Control Lock

To prevent accidental operation of the selector and Q button during shooting, press MENU/OK until X is displayed. The controls can be unlocked by pressing MENU/OK until X is no longer displayed.

The Serial Number Plate

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

The Command Dials

The main and sub-command dials are used for the operations listed below.


Exposure compensation

Choose a shutter speed

Adjust settings in the quick menu

View other pictures during playback


Program shift

Choose a shutter speed

Adjust aperture (Use aperture ring to adjust aperture.)

Adjust power zoom when the monitor is rotated 180° to take self-portraits (“selfies”) (Power zoom lens attached and ON selected for TELECTRONIC ZOOM SETTING.)

Adjust settings in the quick menu

Zoom in or out in full-frame or multi-frame playback


Zoom in on selected focus point

In manual focus mode, press and hold to choose cMF ASSIST options

Release shutter when monitor is rotated 180° for self-portraits

Zoom in on the active focus point during playback

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.

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 reversed for self-portraits (a Self-Portraits (Selfies)) or tilted for ease of viewing, but be careful that your fingers and other objects do not get caught between the monitor and the camera body and avoid touching the wires behind the display. Touching the wires could cause camera malfunction.

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