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This section lists the indicators that may be displayed during shooting.

For illustrative purposes, displays are shown with all indicators lit.

The Electronic Viewfinder

ACrop factor

BFocus check

CDepth-of-field preview

DLocation data download status

EBluetooth ON/OFF

FImage transfer status

GMovie mode

HFull HD high-speed recording

IRecording time available/elapsed recording time

JDate and time

KNumber of available frames 1

LImage size

MFile format

NImage quality

OTemperature warning

PTouch screen mode

QWhite balance

RAWB lock

SFilm simulation

TF-Log recording

UDynamic range

VD-range priority

WMovie optimized control

XSound and flash indicator

YVirtual horizon

ZBoost mode

aHistogram

bDistance indicator 2

cPower supply

dBattery level

eSensitivity

fExposure compensation

gFocus frame

hAperture

iTime code

jShutter speed

kTTL lock

lAE lock

mMetering

nShooting mode

oFocus mode 2

pFocus indicator 2

qManual focus indicator 2

rAF lock

sMic jack setting

tRecording level 2

uAF+MF indicator 2

vShutter type

wContinuous mode

xExposure indicator

ySelf-timer indicator

zMicrophone

0Remote release

1Flash (TTL) mode

2IS mode 2

3Flash compensation

 1  Shows “9999” if there is space for over 9999 frames.

 2  Not displayed when ON is selected for DSCREEN SET-UP > LARGE INDICATORS MODE(EVF).

The LCD Monitor

ACrop factor

BFlash compensation

CFocus check

DDepth-of-field preview

ELocation data download status

FVirtual horizon

GBluetooth ON/OFF

HImage transfer status

IMovie mode

JFull HD high-speed recording

KFocus frame

LRecording time available/elapsed recording time

MNumber of available frames 1

NImage size

OFile format

PImage quality

QDate and time

RTouch screen mode 3

SAWB lock

TWhite balance

UFilm simulation

VF-Log recording

WDynamic range

XD-range priority

YMovie optimized control

ZBoost mode

aTemperature warning

bSound and flash indicator

cPower supply

dBattery level

eDistance indicator 2

fSensitivity

gHistogram

hExposure compensation

iAperture

jTime code

kShutter speed

lTTL lock

mAE lock

nMetering

oShooting mode

pFocus mode 2

qFocus indicator 2

rManual focus indicator 2

sAF lock

tMic jack setting

uAF+MF indicator 2

vShutter type

wRecording level 2

xContinuous mode

yExposure indicator

zSelf-timer indicator

0Microphone

1Remote release

2Flash (TTL) mode

3IS mode 2

 1 Shows “9999” if there is space for over 9999 frames.

 2  Not displayed when ON is selected for DSCREEN SET-UP > LARGE INDICATORS MODE(LCD).

 3  Camera functions can also be accessed via touch controls.

Adjusting Display Brightness

The brightness and saturation of the viewfinder and LCD monitor can be adjusted using the items in the DSCREEN SET-UP menu. Choose EVF BRIGHTNESS or EVF COLOR to adjust viewfinder brightness or saturation, LCD BRIGHTNESS or LCD COLOR to do the same for the LCD monitor.

Display Rotation

When ON is selected for DSCREEN SET-UP > AUTOROTATE DISPLAYS, the indicators in the viewfinder and LCD monitor automatically rotate to match camera orientation.

Choosing a Display Mode

Press the VIEW MODE button to cycle through the following display modes. You can choose separate display modes for shooting and playback.

SHOOTING

Option Description
EEYE SENSOR Putting your eye to the viewfinder turns the viewfinder on and the LCD monitor off; taking your eye away turns the viewfinder off and LCD monitor on.
LCD ONLY LCD monitor on, viewfinder off.
EVF ONLY Viewfinder on, LCD monitor off.
EVF ONLY + E Putting your eye to the viewfinder turns the viewfinder on; taking it away turns the viewfinder off. The LCD monitor remains off.
EEYE SENSOR + LCD IMAGE DISP. Putting your eye to the viewfinder during shooting turns the viewfinder on, but the LCD monitor is used for the display of images once you remove your eye from the viewfinder after shooting. The options selected forDSCREEN SET-UP > IMAGE DISP. apply to display in the LCD monitor.

PLAYBACK

Option Description
EEYE SENSOR Putting your eye to the viewfinder turns the viewfinder on and the LCD monitor off; taking your eye away turns the viewfinder off and LCD monitor on.
LCD ONLY LCD monitor on, viewfinder off.
EVF ONLY Viewfinder on, LCD monitor off.

Displays modes for the EVF and LCD monitor can also be selected using DSCREEN SET-UP > VIEW MOD SETTING in the setup menu (aVIEW MODE SETTING).

The Eye Sensor

The eye sensor may respond to objects other than your eye or to light shining directly on the sensor.

Eye sensor

The DISP/BACK Button

The DISP/BACK button controls the display of indicators in the viewfinder and LCD monitor.

Indicators for the EVF and LCD must be selected separately. To choose the EVF display, place your eye to the viewfinder while using the DISP/BACK button.

Viewfinder (EVF)

Standard indicators

Full screen (no indicators)

LCD Monitor

Standard indicators

No indicators

Info display (still photography only)

Customizing the Standard Display

To choose the items shown in the standard indicator display:

  1. Display standard indicators.

    Use the DISP/BACK button to display standard indicators.

  2. Select DISP. CUSTOM SETTING.

    Select DSCREEN SET-UP > DISP. CUSTOM SETTING in the setup menu.

  3. Choose items.

    Highlight items and press MENU/OK to select or deselect.

    Item Default
    FRAMING GUIDELINE R
    ELECTRONIC LEVEL R
    FOCUS FRAME R
    AF DISTANCE INDICATOR R
    MF DISTANCE INDICATOR R
    HISTOGRAM R
    LIVE VIEW HIGHLIGHT ALERT R
    SHOOTING MODE R
    APERTURE/S-SPEED/ISO R
    INFORMATION BACKGROUND R
    Expo. Comp. (Digit) R
    Expo. Comp. (Scale) R
    FOCUS MODE R
    PHOTOMETRY R
    SHUTTER TYPE R
    FLASH R
    CONTINUOUS MODE R
    DUAL IS MODE R
    TOUCH SCREEN MODE R
    WHITE BALANCE R
    FILM SIMULATION R
    DYNAMIC RANGE R
    BOOST MODE R
    FRAMES REMAINING R
    IMAGE SIZE/QUALITY R
    MOVIE MODE & REC. TIME R
    IMAGE TRANSFER ORDER R
    MIC LEVEL R
    GUIDANCE MESSAGE R
    BATTERY LEVEL R
    FRAMING OUTLINE R
  4. Press DISP/BACK to save changes.

  5. Press DISP/BACK as needed to exit the menus and return to the shooting display.

Virtual Horizon

Selecting ELECTRONIC LEVEL displays a virtual horizon. The camera is level when the two lines overlap. Note that the virtual horizon may not be displayed if the camera lens is pointed up or down. For a 3D display (shown), press the function button to which ELECTRONIC LEVEL is assigned(aFunction Controls).

Roll

Pitch

Framing Outline

Enable FRAMING OUTLINE to make the borders of the frame easier to see against dark backgrounds.

Histograms

Histograms show the distribution of tones in the image. Brightness is shown by the horizontal axis, the number of pixels by the vertical axis.

Number of pixels

 
Shadows Pixel brightness Highlights
  • Optimal exposure: Pixels are distributed in an even curve throughout the tone range.

  • Overexposed: Pixels are clustered on the right side of the graph.

  • Underexposed: Pixels are clustered on the left side of the graph.

To view separate RGB histograms and a display showing areas of the frame that will be overexposed at current settings superimposed on the view through the lens, press the function button to which HISTOGRAM is assigned(aFunction Controls).

AOverexposed areas blink

BRGB histograms