The self-timer can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits.

  1. Select self-timer mode.

    Press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to E.

  2. Frame the photograph and focus.

    In single-servo AF (0 Autofocus Mode), photographs can only be taken if the in-focus (I) indicator appears in the viewfinder.

    Close the Viewfinder Eyepiece Shutter

    When taking photos without your eye to the viewfinder, close the viewfinder eyepiece shutter to prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in photographs or interfering with exposure.

  3. Start the timer.

    Press the shutter-release button all the way down to start the timer. The self-timer lamp will start to flash. Two seconds before the photograph is taken, the self-timer lamp will stop flashing. The shutter will be released about ten seconds after the timer starts.

To turn the self-timer off before a photograph is taken, turn the release mode dial to another setting.

See Also

For information on:

  • Choosing the duration of the self-timer, the number of shots taken, and the interval between shots, see A > Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer; 0 Self-Timer).
  • The beeps that sound when the self-timer is used, see B > Beep options (0 Beep Options).