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The parts of the camera are listed below.

AExposure compensation dial

BShutter button

CAuto mode selector lever

DShutter speed dial

EHot shoe

FDrive dial

GN (flash pop-up) lever

HStrap clip

IConnector cover

JFocus mode selector

KLens signal contacts

LLens release button


NAF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp
Tally light

OFront command dial

PON/OFF switch

QFn1 button


SBody cap

TMicrophone/remote release connector
(Φ 2.5 mm)

UUSB connector (Type-C)

VHDMI Micro connector (Type D)

VUse an HDMI cable no more than 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) long.

Wb (delete) button

Xa (playback) button

YDiopter adjustment control

ZElectronic viewfinder (EVF)

aVIEW MODE button

bAE-L (exposure lock) button

cRear command dial

dAF-L (focus lock) button

eIndicator lamp
Tally light

fQ (quick menu) button

gFocus stick (focus lever)

hMENU/OK button

iDISP (display)/BACK button

jCable channel cover for DC coupler

kBattery-chamber cover

lBattery-chamber cover latch

mSerial number plate

nTripod mount


pLCD monitor
Touch screen

qEye sensor

rBattery latch

sBattery chamber

tMemory card slot

mDo not remove the serial number plate, which provides the CMIIT ID, serial number, and other important information.

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 DBUTTON/DIAL SETTING > FOCUS LEVER SETTING to choose the role played by the focus stick (aFOCUS LEVER SETTING).

The Shutter Speed Dial

The shutter speed dial is used to choose the shutter speed.

The Drive Dial

Rotate the dial to choose from the following the drive modes.

F Movie (aRecording Movies)
Bracketing (aBracketing)
CH High-speed burst (aContinuous Shooting (Burst Mode))
CL Low-speed burst (aContinuous Shooting (Burst Mode))
S Single frame (aTaking Photographs)
Advanced filter (aAdvanced Filters)
j Multiple exposure (aMultiple Exposures )
u Panorama (aPanoramas)

The Exposure Compensation Dial

Rotate the dial to choose an exposure compensation amount.

The Auto Mode Selector Lever

Switch between auto and manual modes.

Position Mode
Select from P (program AE), S (shutter-priority AE), A (aperture-priority AE), and M (manual) modes (aMode P: Program AE, Mode S: Shutter-Priority AE, Mode A: Aperture-Priority AE), Mode M: Manual Exposure). Adjust shutter speed and aperture using program shift (mode P) or set shutter speed and/or aperture manually (modes S, A, and M).
Auto mode. The camera adjusts settings automatically according to the option selected by rotating the front command dial. Choose from modes suited to specific subject types, or select AUTO to let the camera automatically match the mode to the subject (aAuto Mode). Scene selection is not available in drive modes Adv.1, Adv.2, j, and u.

Restrictions may apply to camera settings depending on the mode and shooting conditions.

The Command Dials

Rotate or press the command dials to:


  • Select menu tabs or page through menus
  • Adjust aperture 1, 2
  • Choose a scene (auto mode)
  • Adjust exposure compensation 4
  • Adjust sensitivity 2
  • View other pictures during playback


  • Switch back and forth between aperture and exposure compensation 2, 5
  • 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 2
  • 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

1 Aperture set to A (auto) and lens equipped with aperture ring or COMMAND selected for D BUTTON/DIAL SETTING > APERTURE RING SETTING (A).


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

4 Exposure compensation dial rotated to C.

5 Can be used to switch back and forth between aperture, sensitivity, and exposure compensation when exposure compensation dial is rotated to C.

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, or picture displayed for confirmation after being taken with option other than OFF selected for DSCREEN SET-UP > IMAGE DISP. (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:

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.