Choose the operations performed in video mode using camera or lens controls, including the camera buttons and sub-selector and the lens control ring.

  • Choose the roles played by the controls below. Highlight the desired control and press J.

Option

w

[Fn1 button]

y

[Fn2 button]

1

[Fn3 button]

n

[Fn button for vertical shooting]

u

[Focus mode button]

V

[AF-ON button]

b

[Protect/Fn4 button]

p

[OK button]

8

[Sub-selector center]

A

[QUAL button]

X

[Audio button]

j

[AF-ON button for vertical shooting]

F

[Vertical multi selector center]

y

[Command dials]

G

[Shutter-release button]

3

[Lens Fn2 button]

S

[Lens Fn button]

l

[Lens control ring]

  • The roles that can be assigned are listed below. The roles available vary with the control.

Role

Description

L

[Silent mode]

Press the control to enable silent mode. Press again to disable.

b

[Live view info display off]

Press the control to hide icons and other information in the shooting display. Press again to view.

b

[Framing grid]

Press the control to display a framing grid. To hide the grid, press the control again. The display type can be selected using Custom Setting g11 [Grid type].

A

[AF-ON]

Pressing the control initiates autofocus, duplicating the function of the AF-ON button.

F

[AF lock only]

Focus locks while the control is pressed.

E

[AE lock (Hold)]

Exposure locks when the control is pressed. Exposure lock does not end when recording begins. Exposure remains locked until the control is pressed a second time or the standby timer expires.

N

[AWB lock (hold)]

If [Auto] or [Natural light auto] is selected for white balance, white balance will lock when the control is pressed (white-balance lock). White-balance lock does not end when recording begins. The lock will however be released when the control is pressed a second time or the standby timer expires.

O

[AE/AWB lock (hold)]

Exposure locks when the control is pressed. White balance will also lock provided [Auto] or [Natural light auto] is selected for white balance. Exposure and white-balance lock do not end when recording begins. The lock will however be released when the control is pressed a second time or the standby timer expires.

C

[AE lock only]

Exposure locks while the control is pressed.

B

[AE/AF lock]

Focus and exposure lock while the control is pressed.

p

[Zoom on/off]

Press the control to zoom the display in on the area around the current focus point. Press again to cancel zoom.

D

[Virtual horizon]

Press the control to enable the virtual horizon display. Press again to hide the display. The display type can be selected using Custom Setting d16 [Virtual horizon type].

W

[Focus peaking display]

Press the control once to enable focus peaking when MF is selected for focus mode. Press again to end focus peaking.

O

[MY MENU]

Press the control to display “MY MENU”.

3

[Access top item in MY MENU]

Press the control to jump to the top item in “MY MENU”. Select this option for quick access to a frequently-used menu item.

K

[Playback]

Press the control to start playback.

l

[Filtered playback]

Press the control to view only pictures that meet the criteria selected for [Filtered playback criteria] in the playback menu.

t

[Power aperture (open)]

Aperture widens while the Fn1 button is pressed. Use in combination with Custom Setting g2 [Custom controls] > [Fn2 button] > [Power aperture (close)] for button-controlled aperture adjustment.

q

[Power aperture (close)]

Aperture narrows while the Fn2 button is pressed. Use in combination with Custom Setting g2 [Custom controls] > [Fn1 button] > [Power aperture (open)] for button-controlled aperture adjustment.

i

[Exposure compensation +]

Exposure compensation increases while the Fn1 button is pressed. Use in combination with Custom Setting g2 [Custom controls] > [Fn2 button] > [Exposure compensation −] for button-controlled exposure compensation.

h

[Exposure compensation −]

Exposure compensation decreases while the Fn2 button is pressed. Use in combination with Custom Setting g2 [Custom controls] > [Fn1 button] > [Exposure compensation +] for button-controlled exposure compensation.

9

[Pattern tone range]

Press the control to cycle through zebra pattern tone range options.

A

[Preset focus point]

Pressing the control selects a preset focus point.

  • To choose the point, highlight it, hold the control, and press the focus-mode button until the focus point flashes.

  • The behavior of the selected control can be chosen by pressing 2 when [Preset focus point] is highlighted.

    • [Press to recall focus point]: Pressing the control recalls the preset focus point.

    • [Hold to recall focus point]: The preset focus point is selected while the control is pressed. Releasing the control restores the focus point selected before the control was pressed.

K

[Select center focus point]

Pressing the control selects the center focus point.

e

[Same as AF-ON button]

The control performs the role currently selected for the AF-ON button.

1

[Record videos]

Press the control to start recording. Press again to end recording.

v

[Shooting mode]

Press the control and rotate the main command dial to choose a shooting mode.

n

[Shooting menu bank]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose a shooting menu bank.

J

[Choose image area]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose the image area for videos. Note that the image area cannot be changed while recording is in progress.

h

[Set Picture Control]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose a Picture Control.

y

[Active D-Lighting]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to adjust Active D-Lighting for videos.

w

[Metering]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose a metering option for use during video recording.

z

[Focus mode/AF-area mode]

Hold the control and rotate the main command dial to choose the focus mode, the sub-command dial to choose the AF-area mode.

a

[Control lock]

  • Press the control and rotate the main command dial to lock shutter speed (mode M). To lock aperture (modes A and M), press the control and rotate the sub-command dial.

  • To lock focus-point selection, hold the control and press 1, 3, 4, or 2.

H

[Microphone sensitivity]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to adjust microphone sensitivity.

X

[Focus (M/A)]

The lens control ring can be used for manual focus regardless of the option selected for focus mode. To refocus using autofocus, press the shutter-release button halfway or press a control to which AF-ON has been assigned.

q

[Power aperture]

Rotate the lens control ring to adjust aperture.

E

[Exposure compensation]

  • Assigning this function to the Fn button for vertical shooting allows exposure compensation to be adjusted by holding the button and rotating a command dial.

  • Assigning this function to the lens control ring allows exposure compensation to be adjusted by rotating the ring.

9

[ISO sensitivity]

Rotate the lens control ring to adjust ISO sensitivity.

[None]

The control has no effect.

Power Aperture
  • Power aperture is available only in modes A and M.

  • The display may flicker while aperture is adjusted.

Command Dials

The following roles can be assigned to the command dials. To view options, highlight items and press 2.

Role

Description

[Exposure setting]

Reverse the roles of the main and sub-command dials in selected modes. Press 4 or 2 to highlight a mode and 1 or 3 to switch roles.

[Focus/AF-area mode selection]

Switch the roles played by rotating the main and sub-command dials while the focus-mode button is pressed.

[Sub-command dial zoom role]

Choose the role played by the sub-command dial in the zoom display.

  • Choose [Exposure setting] to change the role played by the sub-command dial in each mode.

  • Choose [Zoom] to use the sub-command dial to zoom in or out.

A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings

a: Focus

b: Metering/Exposure

c: Timers/AE Lock

d: Shooting/Display

e: Bracketing/Flash

f: Controls

g: Video