Camera Body


Movie-record button ( Recording Movies )


Power switch (The Power Switch)


Shutter-release button (Taking Photographs)


E button ( The E Button , Exposure Compensation )


S (Q) button ( The S (Q) Button , Adjusting the Camera’s Sensitivity to Light (ISO Sensitivity), Format Memory Card )


Top control panel (The Top Control Panel, The Top Control Panel)


E (focal plane mark; The Focal Plane Mark and Flange-Back Distance )


Diopter adjustment control ( The Diopter Adjustment Control )


Accessory shoe (for optional flash unit; Using an On-Camera Flash )


Accessory shoe cover (The BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover)


Stereo microphone (for movies; Recording Movies )


Meter coupling lever


Mirror ( Recording Movies , Manual Cleaning )


Self-timer lamp ( Using the Self-Timer (E) )


Flash sync terminal cover


Ten-pin remote terminal cover


USB connector cover


Peripheral connector cover


HDMI connector cover


Cover for microphone, headphone, and Ethernet connectors


Lens release button ( Detaching Lenses )


Battery-chamber cover latch ( Inserting the Battery )


Battery-chamber cover ( Inserting the Battery )


AF-mode button ( The AF‑Mode Button , Choosing an Autofocus Mode, Choosing an AF-Area Mode)


Focus-mode selector ( The Focus-Mode Selector , Choosing a Focus Mode , Manual Focus )


Flash sync terminal (The Sync Terminal)


Ten-pin remote terminal


Peripheral connector ( Attaching the WT-6 )


USB connector (Connecting via USB)


HDMI connector ( Connecting to HDMI Devices )


Connector for external microphone (Using an External Microphone)


Headphone connector ( Headphone Volume )


Ethernet connector ( Connecting an Ethernet Cable )


Body cap ( Attaching a Lens )


Pv button (Previewing Focus During Live View, The Pv Button , Depth-of-Field Preview )


Sub-command dial ( f6: Customize Command Dials )


Fn1 button ( The Fn1, Fn2, Fn3 (C), and Fn (Vertical) Buttons )


Fn2 button ( The Fn1, Fn2, Fn3 (C), and Fn (Vertical) Buttons )


Sub-command dial for vertical shooting ( f6: Customize Command Dials )


Shutter-release button for vertical shooting


Fn button (vertical; The Fn1, Fn2, Fn3 (C), and Fn (Vertical) Buttons )


Security slot (for anti-theft cable; The Security Slot )


Lens mounting mark ( Attaching a Lens )


Lens mount ( Attaching a Lens )


CPU contacts


Tripod socket


Vertical shooting shutter-release button lock (Framing Photos in Portrait (“Tall”) Orientation)


Viewfinder eyepiece (Attaching Diopter-Adjustment Viewfinder Lenses)


Eyepiece adapter (Removing the Eyepiece Adapter)


Eyepiece shutter lever ( The Viewfinder Eyepiece Shutter )


Eyepiece adapter latch (Removing the Eyepiece Adapter)


a button ( Framing Photographs in the Monitor (Live View) , Recording Movies , f10: Live View Button Options )


Live view selector ( Framing Photographs in the Monitor (Live View) , Recording Movies )


Sub-selector ( The Sub-Selector , Focus Lock , Autoexposure Lock )


AF‑ON button ( The AF‑ON Button , Locking Focus with the AF-ON Button )


Main command dial ( f6: Customize Command Dials )


Multi selector (Using the Menus, The J Button and Multi Selector )


Memory card slot cover ( Inserting Memory Cards )


Card slot cover release button cover ( Inserting Memory Cards )

Card slot cover release button (under cover; Inserting Memory Cards )


C button (The AF-ON Button for Vertical Shooting )


Multi selector (vertical; Portrait Orientation)


Main command dial (vertical; f6: Customize Command Dials )



Microphone (for voice memos; Recording Voice Memos)

The GNSS Antenna

If possible, stay in the open when using location data services. Keep the antenna pointed to the sky for best reception.

The Connector Covers

Be sure to close the covers when the connectors are not in use. Foreign matter in the connectors could cause malfunction.

The Speaker

Close proximity to the speaker could corrupt data stored on magnetic stripe cards or other such magnetic storage devices. Keep magnetic storage devices away from the speaker.

The Security Slot

The security slot serves as an attachment point for third-party anti-theft cables. It is compatible and intended for use with Kensington security cable locks. For more information, see the documentation provided with the security cable lock.

The Power Switch

Rotate the power switch to the “ON” position as shown to turn the camera on. Returning the switch to the “OFF” position turns the camera off.

The LCD Illuminator

Rotating the power switch to D activates the backlights for the buttons and control panels (LCD illuminator). The backlights will remain lit for a few seconds after the power switch is released. The backlights turn off when the switch is rotated to D a second time or the shutter is released. Activating the button backlight makes the camera easier to use in the dark.

The Top Control Panel

The following indicators appear in the top control panel at default settings. For a full list of the indicators that may be displayed, see “Camera Displays” (The Top Control Panel) in “Technical Notes”.

Camera Off Display

If the camera is turned off with a battery and memory card inserted, the memory card icon, the number of photos in the current folder (q), and the number of exposures remaining (w) will be displayed in the top control panel. Depending on the memory card, the camera may in rare cases not display this information when a card is inserted. This can be addressed by turning the camera on.

The Rear Control Panel

The following indicators appear in the rear control panel at default settings. For a full list of the indicators that may be displayed, see “Camera Displays” (The Rear Control Panel) in “Technical Notes”.

The Viewfinder

The following indicators appear in the viewfinder at default settings. For a full list of the indicators that may be displayed, see “Camera Displays” (The Viewfinder) in “Technical Notes”.

The Viewfinder

When the battery is exhausted or no battery is inserted, the display in the viewfinder will dim. The display will return to normal when a charged battery is inserted.

Temperature Extremes

The brightness of the control panel and viewfinder displays varies with temperature, and response times may drop when the temperature is low; the displays will return to normal at room temperature.

The Viewfinder Eyepiece Shutter

To prevent light entering via the viewfinder interfering with photographs or exposure, raise the viewfinder eyepiece shutter lever to close the viewfinder eyepiece shutter when taking photos without your eye to the viewfinder.

The Diopter Adjustment Control

The viewfinder can be focused by lifting and rotating the diopter adjustment control. With your eye to the viewfinder, rotate the diopter control until display in the viewfinder is in sharp focus.

  • Corrective lenses (available separately) can be used to further adjust viewfinder diopter.

  • After adjusting diopter, push the diopter adjustment control back into its original position.

Viewfinder not in focus

Viewfinder in focus

The Live View Displays (Photos/Movies)

Press the a button to display the view through the lens in the monitor. Rotate the live view selector to C to take photographs or to 1 to record movies.

Live View Photography

The following indicators appear in the monitor at default settings. For a full list of the indicators that may be displayed, see “Camera Displays” (Still Photography) in “Technical Notes”.



Recording indicator ( Recording Movies )

“No movie” indicator (Points to Note When Recording Movies)


Frame size and rate/image quality ( Frame Size/Frame Rate and Movie Quality )


Time remaining ( Recording Movies )


Release mode (still photography; Taking Photos During Filming)


Sound level (Recording Movies)


Microphone sensitivity ( Microphone Sensitivity )


Frequency response ( Frequency Response )

Touch Controls

Focusing and Releasing the Shutter

  • Touch the monitor during live view to focus on the selected point (touch AF).

  • During still photography, the shutter will be released when you lift your finger from the display (touch shutter).

  • Touch AF settings can be adjusted by tapping the W   icon.

Adjusting Settings

  • Tap highlighted settings in the display.

  • You can then choose the desired option by tapping icons or sliders.

  • Tap Z or press J to select the chosen option and return to the previous display.


  • Flick left or right to view other pictures during full-frame playback.

  • In full-frame playback, touching the bottom of the display brings up a frame-advance bar. Slide your finger left or right over the bar to scroll rapidly to other pictures.

  • To zoom in on a picture displayed in full-frame playback, use a stretch gesture or give the display two quick taps. After zooming in, you can adjust the zoom ratio using stretch gestures to zoom in and pinch gestures to zoom out.

  • Use slide gestures to view other parts of the image during zoom.

  • Giving the display two quick taps while zoom is in effect cancels zoom.

  • To “zoom out” to a thumbnail view, use a pinch gesture in full-frame playback. Use pinch and stretch to choose the number of images displayed from 4, 9, and 72 frames.

Viewing Movies

  • Movies are indicated by a 1 icon; to start playback, tap the on-screen guide.

  • Tap the display to pause. Tap again to resume.

  • Tap Z to exit to full-frame playback.

The i Menu

When the i menu ( The i Button (the i Menu) ) is displayed, you can tap items to view options.

Text Entry

  • When a keyboard is displayed, you can enter text by tapping the keys.


    Text display area


    Keyboard area


    Keyboard selection

  • To position the cursor, tap e or f or tap directly in the text display area.

  • To cycle through the upper- and lower-case and symbol keyboards, tap the keyboard selection button.

Navigating the Menus

  • After pressing the G  button to display the menus, you can slide up or down to scroll.

  • Tap a menu icon to choose a menu.

  • Tap menu items to display options. You can then choose the desired option by tapping icons or sliders.

  • To exit without changing settings, tap Z.

The Touch Screen
  • The touch screen responds to static electricity. It may not respond when touched with fingernails or gloved hands. For improved response when using the touch screen with gloves, select [Enabled] for [Touch controls] > [Glove mode] in the setup menu.

  • Do not touch the screen with sharp objects.

  • Do not use excessive force.

  • The screen may not respond when covered with third-party protective films.

  • The screen may not respond when touched simultaneously in multiple locations.

Enabling or Disabling Touch Controls

Touch controls can be enabled or disabled using the [Touch controls] item in the setup menu.