SHOOTING SETTING (Still Photography)
Adjust shooting options for still photography.
To display shooting settings, press MENU/OK in the photo shooting display and select the A (SHOOTING SETTING) tab.
The options available vary with the shooting mode selected.
Choose the filter used when the mode dial is rotated to FILTER (aFILTER).
SPORTS FINDER MODE
Take pictures using the crop in the center of the display. Choose this option for pictures of athletes, birds, and other moving subjects.
|ON||Pictures are taken using a 1.29× crop, reducing the picture angle by an amount equivalent to increasing lens focal length by 1.29×; the crop is shown by a frame in the display.|
|OFF||The 1.29× crop is disabled.|
The HIMAGE QUALITY SETTING > IMAGE SIZE item in the shooting menu is fixed at P.
The sports finder is not available in modes that offer an electronic shutter.
To reduce the lag between your pressing the shutter button all the way down and the resulting picture being recorded to the memory card, the camera starts shooting with the electronic shutter when the shutter button is pressed halfway and saves a series shots starting just before the shutter button is pressed the rest of the way down.
Pre-shot photography is available only when sELECTRONIC SHUTTER is selected in CH(high speed burst) drive mode (aSHUTTER TYPE).
Flash photography is disabled.
Choose a shutter release delay.
|R2 SEC||The shutter is released two seconds after the shutter button is pressed. Use to reduce blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter button is pressed. The self-timer lamp blinks as the timer counts down.|
|S10 SEC||The shutter is released ten seconds after the shutter button is pressed. Use for photographs in which you wish to appear yourself. The self-timer lamp blinks immediately before the picture is taken.|
If an option other than OFF is selected, the timer will start when the shutter button is pressed all the way down. The display shows the number of seconds remaining until the shutter is released. To stop the timer before the picture is taken, press DISP/BACK.
Stand behind the camera when using the shutter button. Standing in front of the lens can interfere with focus and exposure.
The self-timer turns off automatically when the camera is turned off.
SAVE SELF-TIMER SETTING
If ON is selected, the setting chosen for SELF-TIMER will remain in effect after the camera is turned off.
If ON is selected, the self-timer lamp will light during self-timer photography. Select OFF when shooting night scenes or in other situations in which you would prefer that the lamp remain unlit.
INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING
Configure the camera to take photos automatically at a preset interval.
Highlight INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING in the A (SHOOTING SETTING) tab and press MENU/OK.
Use the focus stick (focus lever) to choose the interval and number of shots. Press MENU/OK to proceed.
Use the focus stick to choose the starting time and then press MENU/OK. Shooting will start automatically.
Interval timer photography cannot be used at a shutter speed of “bulb” or with multiple exposure photography. In burst mode, only one picture will be taken each time the shutter is released.
Use of a tripod is recommended.
We recommend using an AC-5VJ AC power adapter.
The display turns off between shots and lights a few seconds before the next shot is taken.
The display can be activated at any time by pressing the shutter button.
To continue shooting until the number of shots taken equals the number of exposures remaining at the time interval-timer photography started, set the number of shots to ∞.
INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING EXPOSURE SMOOTHING
Select ON to automatically adjust exposure during interval-timer photography to prevent it changing dramatically between shots.
Large changes in subject brightness may make exposure appear erratic. We recommend that you choose shorter values for INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING > INTERVAL with subjects that brighten or dim dramatically during shooting.
In manual mode (mode M), exposure smoothing is only available if an AUTO option is selected for ISO.
AE BKT SETTING
Adjust exposure bracketing settings.
Choose the number of shots in the bracketing sequence and the amount exposure is varied with each shot.
|SEQUENCE SETTING||Choose the order in which the shots are taken.|
FILM SIMULATION BKT
Choose the three film simulation types used for film simulation bracketing (aFILM SIMULATION).
FOCUS BKT SETTING
Choose from AUTO and MANUAL focus bracketing modes (aZFOCUS BKT).
Choose how the camera meters exposure (aMetering).
Choose the shutter type. Choose the electronic shutter to mute the shutter sound.
|tMECHANICAL SHUTTER||Take pictures with the mechanical shutter.|
|sELECTRONIC SHUTTER||Take pictures with the electronic shutter.|
|tE-FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER||Take pictures with the electronic front curtain shutter.|
|uMECHANICAL + ELECTRONIC||The camera chooses the mechanical or electronic shutter according to shooting conditions.|
|vE-FRONT + MECHANICAL||The camera chooses the mechanical or electronic front curtain shutter according to shooting conditions.|
|wE-FRONT + MECHANICAL + ELECTRONIC||The camera chooses the mechanical, electronic, or electronic front curtain shutter according to shooting conditions.|
When using the electronic shutter, note the following:
- Distortion may be visible in shots of moving subjects.
- Distortion may also be visible in hand-held shots taken at high shutter speeds; use of a tripod is recommended.
- Banding and fog may occur in shots taken under fluorescent lights or other flickering or erratic illumination.
- When taking pictures with the shutter muted (aSHUTTER VOLUME), respect your subjects' image rights and right to privacy.
When using the electronic front-curtain shutter, note the following:
- Faster shutter speeds are more likely to result in uneven exposure and loss of resolution in out-of-focus areas of the frame.
The following restrictions apply when the electronic shutter is used:
- Sensitivity is restricted to values of ISO 12800–125
- Long exposure noise reduction has no effect
- The flash will not fire unless pixel-shift multi-shot is enabled.
Reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.
|ALL FRAMES||Flicker reduction is applied to all frames continuous shooting frame rate reduces.|
|FIRST FRAME||Flicker measurement is taken prior to the first frame only and the same reduction amount is applied to all subsequent frames that flicker may occur.|
|OFF||Flicker reduction disabled.|
Flicker reduction increases the time needed to record pictures.
OFF is selected for FLICKER REDUCTION when the electronic shutter is used.
Flicker reduction is not available during movie recording.
FLICKERLESS S.S. SETTING
Select ON to allow shutter speed to be fine-tuned to reduce flicker caused by LED lighting and the like.
This option takes effect only in modes S and M.
Turn image stabilization on or off.
|CONTINUOUS||Image stabilization on.|
|SHOOTING ONLY||Image stabilization enabled only when the shutter button is released (or, if CONTINUOUS AF is selected for GAF/MF SETTING > FOCUS MODE, while the shutter button is pressed halfway).|
|OFF||Image stabilization off; x appears in the display.|
The setting selected with the lens image stabilization switch, if any, takes priority over the setting chosen with IS MODE.
Note that vibration or camera sounds may be noticeable as image stabilization takes effect.
Adjust the camera's sensitivity to light (aSensitivity).
Zoom in on your subject during shooting using ultra-high-resolution digital zoom.
|2.0x||Take pictures using 2× zoom. O- and P-size pictures are automatically cropped to size Q.|
|1.4x||Take pictures using 1.4× zoom. O-size pictures are automatically cropped to size P.|
|OFF||Digital teleconverter off.|
Image quality may drop when the digital teleconverter is used.
The digital teleconverter cannot be used when a 1.29× crop is selected during burst photography or when ON is selected for SPORTS FINDER MODE.
xFCOOLING FAN SETTING
Adjust settings for optional cooling fans (aCooling Fans).
|AUTO1||The fan turns on automatically as required when camera temperature rises and runs at slow speed.|
|AUTO2||The fan turns on automatically as required when camera temperature rises and runs at high speed. The increased fan noise may be audible in movies.|
|LOW||Run the fan continuously at low speed.|
|HIGH||Run the fan continuously at high speed. The increased fan noise may be audible in movies.|
|OFF||Turn the fan off.|
Connect to smartphones running the latest version of apps. The smartphone can then be used to:
- Control the camera and take pictures remotely
- Receive pictures uploaded from the camera
- Browse the pictures on the camera and download selected pictures
- Upload location data to the camera
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