Turn the camera on, choose a language, and set the clock. Before using the camera for the first time, follow the steps below to choose a language and time zone and set the clock so that the correct time and date will be recorded with any pictures you take.

  1. Press G, and in the setup menu highlight [Language] and press 2.

    For information on using the menus, see “Using the Menus” (Using the Menus).

  2. Select a language.

    Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired language and press J (the languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased).

  3. Highlight [Time zone and date] and press 2.
  4. Choose a time zone.
    • Select [Time zone] in the [Time zone and date] display.

    • The display lists selected cities in the chosen zone and the difference between the time in the chosen zone and UTC.

    • Highlight a time zone in the [Time zone] display and press J.

  5. Turn daylight saving time on or off.
    • Select [Daylight saving time] in the [Time zone and date] display.

    • Select [ON] (daylight saving time on) or [OFF] (daylight saving time off).

    • Selecting [ON] advances the clock one hour; to undo the effect, select [OFF].

  6. Set the clock.
    • Select [Date and time] in the [Time zone and date] display.

    • Press J after using the multi selector to set the clock to the date and time in the selected time zone in the [Date and time] display (note that the camera uses a 24-hour clock).

  7. Choose a date format.
    • Select [Date format] in the [Time zone and date] display.

    • Highlight the desired date (year, month, and day) display order and press J.

  8. Exit the menus.

    Lightly press the shutter-release button halfway to exit to shooting mode.

The t Icon

A flashing t icon in the shooting display indicates that the camera clock has been reset. 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. The camera clock is powered by an independent clock battery. The clock battery charges when the main battery is inserted in the camera. It takes about 2 days to charge. Once charged, it will power the clock for about a month.