The camera releases the shutter when the set number of seconds elapses after you press the shutter-release button.
Press the multi selector ().
Select the number of seconds until the shutter is released, and press the button.
[10s] (10 seconds): Use on important occasions such as weddings, or to prevent camera shake. This setting is recommended when shooting in a telephoto position with the camera attached to a tripod.
[3s] (3 seconds): Use to prevent camera shake.
If the setting is not applied by pressing the button, the selection will be canceled.
Frame the picture and press the shutter-release button halfway.
Confirm that the subject is in focus.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down.
The focus and exposure are locked, and countdown starts.
The self-timer lamp flashes and then glows steadily about one second before the shutter is released.
When the shutter is released, the self-timer is set to [OFF]. When the shooting mode is Moon, the self-timer is not automatically set to [OFF]. To end self-timer, select [OFF] in step 2.
To stop the countdown, press the shutter-release button again.
Notes about using a tripod during shooting
When using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu [Vibration reduction] [Off]. See “Using a tripod” when using a tripod.
The camera may move slightly when operated, even if it is attached to a tripod, which may interfere with the autofocus. Wait a few seconds after operating the camera, and then slowly press the shutter-release button.
If it is difficult for the camera to focus using autofocus, try using manual focus. Using manual focus
When using a remote control (available separately), you can release the shutter without pressing the shutter-release button on the camera. Remote control accessories