During viewfinder photography, you can press the R button to view an information display in the monitor listing such data as shutter speed, aperture, number of exposures remaining, and AF-area mode.

R button

1 Shooting mode
2 Flexible program indicator
3 Flash sync indicator
4 Shutter speed
5 Aperture (f-number)

Release mode

Continuous shooting speed

7 Active D-Lighting indicator
8 Picture Control indicator
9 Image area indicator
10 “k” (appears when memory remains for over 1000 exposures)

Number of exposures remaining

Time-lapse recording indicator


Exposure indicator

Exposure compensation display

Bracketing progress indicator

Exposure and flash bracketing

WB bracketing


White balance

White balance fine-tuning indicator

14 Image comment indicator
15 Copyright information
16 Image size
17 Image quality
18 Autofocus mode
19 AF-area mode indicator
20 Metering

Exposure and flash bracketing indicator

WB bracketing indicator

ADL bracketing indicator

HDR indicator


ADL bracketing amount

HDR strength

Multiple exposure indicator


Bluetooth connection indicator

Airplane mode


Wi-Fi connection indicator

Eye-Fi connection indicator

25 Satellite signal indicator
26 Long exposure noise reduction indicator
27 Vignette control indicator
28 Auto distortion control
29 Electronic front-curtain shutter
30 Exposure delay mode
31 Vibration reduction indicator

Interval timer indicator

Time-lapse indicator

“Clock not set” indicator

33 “Beep” indicator
34 Battery indicator

ISO sensitivity indicator

ISO sensitivity

Auto ISO sensitivity indicator

36 i icon
37 Flash mode
38 Flash control indicator
39 FV lock indicator

Flash compensation indicator

Flash compensation value


Exposure compensation indicator

Exposure compensation value

Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.

Turning the Monitor Off

To clear shooting or flash information from the monitor, press the R button again or press the shutter-release button halfway. The monitor will turn off automatically if no operations are performed for about 4 seconds. The monitor will also turn off if you cover the eye sensor or look through the viewfinder. For information on choosing how long the monitor remains on before turning off automatically, see Custom Setting c4 (Monitor off delay, 0 Monitor off Delay).

See Also

For information on changing the color of the lettering in the information display, see B > Information display (0 Information Display).

The Y (“Clock Not Set”) Icon

The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed or the camera is powered by an optional power connector and AC adapter (0 Other Accessories). Two days of charging will power the clock for about three months. If a Y icon flashes in the information display, the clock has been reset and the date and time recorded with new photographs will not be correct. Use the Time zone and date > Date and time option in the setup menu to set the clock to the correct time and date (0 Time Zone and Date).