Use when shooting birds staying still at a distance.

  1. Rotate the mode dial to .
    • To capture images continuously, press the button and select [Continuous].
      • [Single] (default setting): One image is shot each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
      • [Continuous]: While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, images are captured continuously. The camera can capture up to about 10 images continuously at a rate of about 7 fps.
  2. Frame a bird in the framing border (1).
    • At the wide-angle zoom position, the framing border is displayed to indicate the angle of view equivalent to that of a 500 mm lens (in 35mm [135] format) (default setting).
    • You can change the angle of view for the framing border by pressing the button and selecting [Focal length selection].
  3. Press the button.
    • The camera zooms in so that the area inside the framing border takes up the entire angle of view (focal length). Use the zoom control or side zoom control to adjust the angle of view/zoom position according to the shooting conditions.
    • The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. If you press the button, you can set [AF area mode] to [Center (spot)] (default setting), [Center (normal)], or [Center (wide)]. Set according to the size of the subject and the focus range.
  4. Shoot.

The Bird-watching mode setting

The [Focal length selection], [Continuous], and [AF area mode] settings are saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.