Parts of the camera

Camera body

1Eyelet for camera strap (Attaching the strap)
2E (focal plane mark; The focal plane mark and flange-back distance)
3Stereo microphone (Recording videos (b auto))
4S button (The S button, The S button)
5Power switch (Turning on the camera)
6Shutter-release button (Taking photographs (b auto))
7E button (The E (exposure compensation) button, The E (exposure compensation) button)
8Main command dial (The command dials)
9Video-record button (Recording videos (b auto))
10Mode dial (The mode dial, The mode dial)
11Accessory shoe (for optional flash unit; Using an on-camera flash, Compatible flash units)
12Speaker (Video playback operations)

1Sub-command dial (The command dials)
2Image sensor (Manual cleaning)
3CPU contacts
4Lens mounting mark (Attaching a lens)
5REC lamp (The REC lamp, REC lamp brightness)
Self-timer lamp (The self-timer)
6Cover for microphone connector
7Cover for HDMI and USB connectors
8Connector for external microphone (Microphones)
9HDMI connector (Connecting to HDMI devices)
10Charge lamp (Connecting the camera to a computer to charge the battery, Charging the camera battery with the AC adapter (available separately))
11USB connector (USB power delivery, Connecting to computers via USB)
12Lens release button (Detaching lenses)
13Lens mount (Attaching a lens, The focal plane mark and flange-back distance)
14Body cap (Attaching a lens)
15Fn2 button (The Fn1 and Fn2 buttons, Focus)
16Fn1 button (The Fn1 and Fn2 buttons, White balance)

Do not touch the image sensor

Under no circumstances should you exert pressure on the image sensor, poke it with cleaning tools, or subject it to powerful air currents from a blower. These actions could scratch or otherwise damage the sensor. For information on cleaning the image sensor, see “Manual cleaning” (Manual cleaning).

Product serial number

The serial number for this product can be found by opening the monitor.


Photo mode

At default settings, the following indicators appear in the monitor. For more information, see “Display in the monitor” (Display in the monitor) in “Technical notes”.

1Shooting mode (The mode dial)
2Focus point (AF-area mode)
3Release mode (The c/E (release mode/self-timer) button)
4Focus mode (Focus mode)
5AF-area mode (AF-area mode)
6Active D-Lighting (Active D-Lighting)
7Picture Control (Set Picture Control, Set Picture Control)
8White balance (White balance, White balance, White balance)

9Image area (Choose image area)
10Image size (Image size)
11Image quality (Image quality)
12i icon (The i menu)
13Exposure indicator
Exposure (The exposure indicator)
Exposure compensation (The E (exposure compensation) button)
14“k” (appears when memory remains for over 1000 exposures; Number of exposures remaining)
15Number of exposures remaining (Number of exposures remaining, Memory card capacity)
16ISO sensitivity (The S button)
17ISO sensitivity indicator (The S button)
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator (Auto ISO sensitivity control)
18Aperture (A (aperture-priority auto), M (manual))
19Shutter speed (S (shutter-priority auto), M (manual))
20Subject-tracking AF (Subject-tracking AF)
21Metering (Metering)
22Battery indicator (Battery level)
23Shutter type (d4: Shutter type)
241 icon (The 1 icon)
25Vibration reduction indicator (Vibration reduction)
26Touch shooting (The touch shutter)
27AF-area brackets (Choosing an AF-area mode)

Video mode

1Recording indicator (Recording videos (b auto))
“No video” indicator (The 0 icon)
2Frame size and rate/Video quality (Frame size and rate/Video quality)
3Time remaining (Recording videos (b auto))
4Release mode (still photography; Video mode)
5Sound level (Microphone sensitivity)
6Microphone sensitivity (Microphone sensitivity)
7Frequency response (Frequency response)