E-M1 Mark III

Olympus E-M1 Mark III manual

E-M1 Mark III

User manual for the Olympus E-M1 Mark III in English. This PDF manual has 333 pages.

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Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA Model No. : IM019 Table of Contents Feature Index 1. Preparation 2. Shooting 3. Playback 4. Menu functions 5. Connecting the Camera to External Devices 6. Cautions 7. Information 8. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Be sure you have read and understood the contents of “8. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS”, before using this product. Keep these instructions available for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development stages and may differ from the actual product. If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website.
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2 EN Product Manuals Product Manuals Indications used in this manual The following symbols are used throughout this manual. $ Notes and other supplementary information. % Tips and other helpful information for using the camera. g References to other pages in this manual. In addition to the “Instruction Manual”, we also offer a “Camera Function Guide”. Consult these manuals when using the product. Instruction Manual (this pdf) A how-to guide to the camera and its features. The Instruction Manual can be downloaded from the OLYMPUS website or directly using the “OLYMPUS Image Share” (OI.Share) smartphone app. Camera Function Guide A function and setting guide that helps you use camera features to the full. It has been optimized for display on mobile devices and can be viewed using OI.Share. https://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/jp/support/cs/webmanual/index.html
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3 EN Table of Contents Table of Contents Product Manuals 2 Before You Begin 11 Feature Index 12 Names of parts 16 1. Preparation 18 Unpacking the box contents .....18 Attaching the Strap ....................19 Charging and inserting the battery...................................20 Using External Power Sources .......................................22 Connecting via USB .....................22 HLD-9 Power Battery Holder........24 Inserting the card .......................26 Using Two Memory Cards............27 Attaching a lens to the camera.........................................28 Removing Lenses.......................30 Using the monitor.......................31 Turning the camera on...............32 Sleep Mode ..................................32 Initial setup .................................33 What to Do If You Can’t Read the Display ..................................35 2. Shooting 36 Information displays while shooting ......................................36 Switching between displays......38 Switching the information display ..........................................39 Shooting still pictures................41 Shooting with touch screen operations.....................................43 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (P: Program AE)...........................44 Choosing aperture (A: Aperture- Priority AE) ...................................46 Choosing shutter speed (S: Shutter-Priority AE) ................48 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M: Manual Exposure).......50 Long Exposures (B: Bulb/Time)...52 Lighten Blending (B: Live Composite Photography)..............54 Saving Custom Settings to the Mode Dial (C1/C2/C3/C4 Custom Modes) ..........................56 Saving Settings (Assign to Custom Mode)..............................56 Using Custom Modes (C1/C2/C3/C4) ...........................57 Recording Movies ......................59 Recording movies in photo shooting modes............................59 Recording movies in movie mode (n) ..............................................60 Touch Controls (Silent Controls)...61
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4 EN Table of Contents Shooting Settings.......................62 Direct Buttons...............................63 Choosing a focus mode (AF Mode).................................64 Controlling exposure (Exposure Compensation)........68 Choosing an AF Target Mode (AF Target Mode)......................69 Choosing a Focus Target (AF Target Point) ......................72 Zoom frame AF/Zoom AF (Super Spot AF)........................73 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO).........................................75 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (Metering) .................................77 Locking the exposure (AE Lock)..................................77 Performing the sequential/ self-timer shooting ....................78 Self-Timer Options (c Custom Self-timer) ............80 Shooting without the vibration caused by shutter button operations (Anti-Shock r) ......80 Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s) ................................81 Shooting without a release time lag (Pro Capture shooting)...................................81 Shooting still pictures in a higher resolution (High Res Shot)........................83 Using a flash (Flash photography) .................84 Choosing a Flash Mode (Flash Mode) ............................86 The Super Control/LV Super Control Panel................................88 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO) ........................91 Choosing a focus mode (AF Mode).................................91 Positioning and Sizing the AF Target (AF Area)............91 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (Metering) .................................92 Face priority AF/Eye priority AF (I Face Priority)......................92 Adjusting color (WB (white balance))................94 Making fine adjustments to white balance (WB Compensation) .................96 Reducing camera shake (Image Stabilizer) .....................97 Performing the sequential/ self-timer shooting ....................98 Setting the image aspect..........98 Setting the saving method for shooting data (K Save Settings)...................99 Photo File and Image Size Options (KK).....................100 Frame Size, Rate, and Compression (nK).............101 Filming Slow- or Fast-Motion Movies (Slow- and Fast-Motion Movies)...................................104 Choosing a Flash Mode (Flash Mode) ..........................105 Adjusting flash output (x)....105
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5 EN Table of Contents Processing options (Picture Mode)........................106 Adjusting overall color (Color Creator)........................108 “Leave Color” Effects (Partial Color) .........................109 Making fine adjustments to sharpness (Sharpness) ..........110 Making fine adjustments to contrast (Contrast)..................110 Making fine adjustments to saturation (Saturation)............110 Making fine adjustments to tone (Gradation) ..................... 111 Applying filter effects to monochrome pictures (Color Filter)............................112 Adjusting the tone of a monochrome image (Monochrome Color)...............113 Adjusting i-Enhance effects (Effect)....................................113 Setting the color reproduction format (Color Space) ..............114 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows (Highlight&Shadow Control) ...115 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)....................116 3. Playback 126 Information display during playback....................................126 Playback image information .......126 Switching the information display ........................................127 Viewing photographs and movies.......................................128 Finding Pictures Quickly (Index and Calendar Playback).............129 Zooming In (Playback Zoom) .....129 Rotating Pictures (Rotate)..........130 Watching movies ........................130 Protecting Pictures (0) ...........131 Copying an image (Copy)...........131 Deleting Pictures (Erase) ...........132 Selecting Pictures for Sharing (Share Order) .............................132 Selecting Multiple Pictures (0, Copy Select, Erase Selected, Share Order Selected) ...............133 Print order (DPOF) .....................134 Adding Audio to Pictures (R)......136 Playback Using Touch Controls.....................................137 Selecting and protecting images........................................138
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6 EN Table of Contents 4. Menu functions 139 Basic menu operations............139 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ......................141 Restoring Default Settings (Reset)........................................141 Saving Settings (Assign to Custom Mode)...........142 Processing options (Picture Mode)............................142 Photo File and Image Size Options (KK).........................142 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) ...............143 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (Intrvl. Sh./Time Lapse) ........................................144 Varying settings over a series of photographs (Bracketing)...........146 Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) images (HDR)................152 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (Multiple Exposure)...................................154 Keystone correction and perspective control (Keystone Comp.)........................................156 Setting anti-shock/silent shooting (Anti-Shock r/Silent s) ..........157 Setting high resolution shooting (High Res Shot)..........................158 Slowing the Shutter in Bright Light (Live ND Shooting) ............159 Using the Video Menu..............161 Choosing an Exposure Mode (n Mode (Movie Exposure Modes)) ......................................165 Reducing Flicker Under LED Lighting (n Flicker Scan)..........166 Frame Size, Rate, and Compression (nK).................167 Assigning Roles to the Front and Rear Dials (n Dial Function).....168 Sound Recording Options (Movie R) ...................................169 Using the Playback Menu........170 Automatically Rotating Portrait- Orientation Pictures for Playback (R)............................................170 Retouching Pictures (Edit)..........170 Combining Pictures (Image Overlay)..........................172 Creating Movie Stills (In-Movie Image Capture) ..........173 Trimming movies (Movie Trimming)........................174 Removing Protection from All Pictures (Reset Protect) .............175 Cancelling a share order (Reset share Order) ...................175 Copying All Pictures (Copy All)...175 Using the setup menu..............176 Formatting the card (Card Setup)...............................177 Deleting all images (Card Setup)...............................177 Wireless LAN Options (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Settings) ..........178
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7 EN Table of Contents Using “My Menu” .....................179 Using the custom menus.........181 J AF/MF ...................................181 K AF/MF ...................................182 L AF/MF ...................................183 I AF/MF ...................................184 J Button/Dial/Lever ..................185 K Button/Dial/Lever ..................185 N Release/j/ Image Stabilizer..........................186 O Release/j/ Image Stabilizer..........................186 P Disp/8/PC...........................187 Q Disp/8/PC...........................188 R Disp/8/PC...........................189 S Disp/8/PC...........................190 T Exp/ISO/BULB/p ................191 U Exp/ISO/BULB/p ................192 V Exp/ISO/BULB/p ................193 W #Custom..............................193 X K/WB/Color........................194 Y Record/Erase........................195 Z Record/Erase........................196 a EVF.......................................196 b K Utility...............................198 c K Utility...............................198 Combined Auto and Manual Focus (K AF+MF) ....................200 Setting Focus and Exposure with the AEL/AFL Button (K AEL/AFL) ............................201 C-AF Tracking Sensitivity (K C-AF Sensitivity) .................203 C-AF Starting Focus Target (K C-AF Center Start)..............204 C-AF Center Target Priority (K C-AF Center Priority) ..........205 Choosing the AF Home Position (N Set Home)..........................206 AF-Target Selection (N Select Screen Settings)......207 Enabling AF-Target Selection Wrap (N Loop Settings) ..........208 AF Target Size and Positioning (t Target Mode Settings)........209 Matching AF-Target Selection to Camera Orientation (K Orientation Linked N).......210 Lens Focus Range (AF Limiter).................................211 Fine-Tuning Autofocus (AF Focus Adj.)...........................212 Manual Focus Assist (MF Assist) .................................215 Adjusting Focus During Exposures (Bulb/Time Focusing) .................216
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8 EN Table of Contents Combinations of JPEG image sizes and compression rates (K Set).....................................236 Setting the card to record to (Card Slot Settings)....................237 Saving lens info (Lens Info Settings) .....................................239 Selecting the display style of the viewfinder (EVF Style)................240 Viewfinder Info Display Options (V Info Settings) .......................241 Button Hold Options (Press-and-hold Time)................241 Correcting Fisheye Distortion (Fisheye Compensation) ............242 5. Connecting the Camera to External Devices 244 Precautions for Using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® .........................244 Connecting to Smartphones via Wi-Fi.....................................245 Installing Apps ............................245 Connecting to Smartphones (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Settings) ..........246 Connecting When the Camera Is Off (Power-off Standby)..............249 Copying Pictures to Smartphones..............................251 Remote Photography Using a Smartphone................................253 Adding position information to images........................................254 Ending the Connection...............255 Multi Selector Press (S Center Button) .....................217 Multi Selector Tilt (T Direction Key) ......................217 Assigning Roles to the Front and Rear Dials (K Dial Function)....218 Customizing the Fn Lever (K Fn Lever Function)..............219 Burst Shooting Options (jL Settings/jH Settings) ....220 Reducing Flicker (Flicker Reduction)..................................222 Choosing the control panel displays (K Control Settings) ...224 Adding information displays (G/Info Settings).......................226 Choosing the Playback Zoom Ratio (qa Default Setting)......229 Selfie Assist (Selfie Assist) .........229 Viewing camera images on TV (HDMI)........................................230 Choosing a USB Connection Mode (USB Mode)......................231 Live Bulb Update Frequency (Live Bulb) ..................................232 Live Time Update Frequency (Live Time)..................................232 Choosing the Shutter Speed (Composite Settings)..................233 Reducing Flicker Under LED Lighting (K Flicker Scan) .........234 Fine-Tuning Exposure (Exposure Shift)..........................235 Shutter speeds when the flash fires (#X-Sync./#Slow Limit)....236
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9 EN Table of Contents Powering the Camera via USB (USB Power Delivery)...............278 Connecting to TVs or External Displays via HDMI ....................279 Viewing Pictures on a TV (HDMI)........................................280 Using a TV Remote (HDMI Control) ...........................282 6. Cautions 283 Battery and charger .................283 Using your charger abroad .....284 Usable cards.............................284 Interchangeable lenses............285 MF Clutch Lenses.....................286 Optional Accessories...............287 Designated External Flash Units .................................287 Wireless remote control flash photography ...............................288 Other external flash units ...........290 Principal Accessories .................291 System chart.............................292 Connecting to Computers via Wi-Fi...........................................256 Installing Software......................256 Readying the Computer (Windows) ..................................257 Pairing the Computer with the Camera (New Link) ....................258 Adjusting Wi-Fi Settings (TWi-Fi Connect)...................260 Uploading Pictures as They Are Taken..........................................268 Ending the Connection...............270 Network Settings......................272 Changing Passwords (Connection Password)..............272 Restoring Default Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth® Settings (Reset Settings)..........................273 Connecting to Computers via USB............................................274 Compatible Computers...............274 Installing Software......................274 Uploading Pictures as They Are Taken (0) .............................275 Connecting the Camera for High-Speed RAW Processing (M PC RAW) .............................276 Copying Pictures to the Computer (Storage/MTP)...........277
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10 EN Table of Contents 7. Information 294 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................294 Cleaning the camera ..................294 Storage.......................................294 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device..............................295 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions........295 Shooting tips and information................................296 Error codes ...............................299 Default Settings........................301 Memory Card Capacity ............316 Specifications...........................318 8. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 321 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........321 Index 326
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11 EN Before You Begin Before You Begin Read and Follow “8. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” To prevent incorrect operation resulting in fire or other damage to property or harm to yourself or to others, read “8. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” (P. 321) in its entirety before using the camera. While using the camera, consult this manual to ensure safe and correct operation. Be sure to keep the manual in a safe place once it is read. Olympus will not be held liable for violations of local regulations arising from use of this product outside the country or region of purchase. • Use of these features outside the country or region of purchase may violate local wireless regulations; be sure to check with local authorities before use. Olympus will not be held liable for the user’s failure to comply with local regulations. Wireless LAN and Bluetooth® The camera features built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth® . Use of these features outside the country or region of purchase may violate local wireless regulations; be sure to check with local authorities before use. Olympus will not be held liable for the user’s failure to comply with local regulations. Disable wireless LAN and Bluetooth® in areas where their use is prohibited. g “Disabling Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® ” (P. 255, 271)  User Registration Visit the OLYMPUS website for information on registering your OLYMPUS products.
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12 EN Feature Index Feature g Shooting Mode 41 Custom Mode 57 Monitor Display 39, 127 Viewfinder Display 240 Direct Button Functions 63 Live Controls 225 LV Super Control Panel 88, 90 W Shooting Menu 1 Reset / Custom Modes 141 Picture Mode 106, 142 KK 100, 142 Image Aspect 98 Digital Tele-converter 143 j/Y (Drive Mode) 78, 98 Intrvl. Sh./Time Lapse 144 X Shooting Menu 2 Bracketing 146 HDR 152 Multiple Exposure 154 Keystone Comp. 156 Anti-Shock r/Silent s 157 High Res Shot 83, 158 Live ND Shooting 159 n Video Menu n Mode Settings n Mode 165 n Flicker Scan 166 Feature g n Specification Settings nK 167 b ISO-Auto Set 161 n Noise Filter 161 n WB 161 n All x 161 nW Keep Warm Color 161 n Picture Mode 161 n AF/IS Settings n AF Mode 64, 91 n C-AF Speed 162 n C-AF Sensitivity 162 n Image Stabilizer 97 n IS Level 162 n Button/Dial/Lever n Button Function 116 n Dial Function 163 n Fn Lever Function 163 n Shutter Function 163 n Elec. Zoom Speed 163 n Display Settings n Control Settings 164 n Info Settings 164 Time Code Settings 164 8 Display Pattern 164 a View Assist 164 Movie R 169 n HDMI Output 164 Feature Index
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13 EN Feature Index Feature g q Playback Menu R 170 Edit 170 Print Order 134 Reset Protect 175 Reset share Order 175 Copy All 175 TWi-Fi Connect 247 G Custom Menu J AF/MF K AF Mode 64 K AF+MF 200 K AEL/AFL 201 AF Scanner 181 K C-AF Sensitivity 203 K C-AF Center Start 204 K C-AF Center Priority 205 K AF/MF KNMode Settings 182 AF Area Pointer 182 N Set Home 206 N Select Screen Settings 207 N Loop Settings 208 t Target Mode Settings 209 K Orientation Linked N 210 L AF/MF AF Targeting Pad 183 AF Limiter 183 AF Illuminator 183 I Face Priority 92 AF Focus Adj. 183 Feature g I AF/MF Starry Sky AF Setting 184 Preset MF distance 184 MF Assist 215 MF Clutch 184 Focus Ring 184 Bulb/Time Focusing 216 Reset Lens 184 J Button/Dial/Lever K Button Function 116 S Center Button 217 T Direction Key 217 K Dial Function 185 Dial Direction 185 K Fn Lever Function 219 Fn Lever/Power Lever 185 K Button/Dial/Lever K Elec. Zoom Speed 185 qR Function 185 9 Lock 185 v Lock 185 N Release/j/Image Stabilizer S-AF Release Priority 186 C-AF Release Priority jL Settings 220 jH Settings Flicker Reduction 222 O Release/j/Image Stabilizer K Image Stabilizer 97 j Image Stabilizer 186 Half Way Rls With IS 186 Lens I.S. Priority 186
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14 EN Feature Index Feature g P Disp/8/PC K Control Settings 224 G/Info Settings 226, 228 Picture Mode Settings 187 j/Y Settings 187 Multi Function Settings 187 Q Disp/8/PC Live View Boost 188 Art LV Mode 188 Frame Rate 188 LV Close Up Settings 188 qa Default Setting 229 z Settings 189 R Disp/8/PC Grid Settings 189 Peaking Settings 189 Histogram Settings 189 Mode Guide 189 Selfie Assist 229 S Disp/8/PC 8 190 HDMI 230 USB Mode 190 T Exp/ISO/BULB/p EV Step 191 ISO Step 191 K ISO-Auto Set 191 K ISO-Auto 191 K Noise Filter 191 K Low ISO Processing 191 Noise Reduct. 192 Feature g U Exp/ISO/BULB/p Bulb/Time Timer 192 Live Composite Timer 192 Bulb/Time Monitor 192 Live Bulb 232 Live Time 232 Composite Settings 233 K Flicker Scan 234 V Exp/ISO/BULB/p Metering 77 AEL Metering 193 N Spot Metering 193 Exposure Shift 193 W #Custom #X-Sync. 236 #Slow Limit 236 x+F 193 #+WB 193 #RC Mode 288 X K/WB/Color K Set 100, 142, 236 Pixel Count 100, 142, 236 Shading Comp. 194 K WB 94 K All x 194 KW Keep Warm Color 94, 96 Color Space 114
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15 EN Feature Index Feature g Y Record/Erase Card Slot Settings 237 File Name 195 Edit Filename 195 dpi Settings 195 Copyright Settings 195 Lens Info Settings 239 Z Record/Erase Quick Erase 196 RAW+JPEG Erase 196 Priority Set 196 a EVF EVF Auto Switch 196 EVF Adjust 196 EVF Style 240 V Info Settings 196 EVF Grid Settings 197 V Half Way Level 197 S-OVF 197 b K Utility Pixel Mapping 295 Press-and-hold Time 198 Level Adjust 198 Touchscreen Settings 198 Menu Recall 198 Fisheye Compensation 242 Feature g c K Utility Battery Settings 198 Backlit LCD 198 Sleep 32 Auto Power Off 199 Quick Sleep Mode 199 Certification 199 e Setup Menu Card Setup 177 X Settings 33 W 35 s 176 Rec View 176 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Settings 178 Firmware 176 My Menu 179
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16 EN Names of parts Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 9 8 a b o p n f g h i j k l m c d e 1 Mode dial lock.................................P. 41 2 Mode dial ........................................P. 41 3 Rear dial* (o) .........................P. 44–50, 124, 128, 228 4 F (Exposure compensation) button ................................P. 45, 47, 49, 51, 68 5 R (Movie)/H button............P. 59/P. 133 6 Shutter button .................................P. 42 7 Front dial* (r) ...........................P. 44–50, 75, 124, 128 8 Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator .......................................P. 78, 98/P. 183 9 Y (One-touch white balance) button ........................................................P. 95 0 Z (Preview) button .......................P. 117 a Lens attachment mark ....................P. 28 b Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) c Stereo microphone ...............P. 136, 169 d ON/OFF lever ................................P. 32 e v button.......................................P. 185 AFm (AF/metering mode) button ..................................................P. 64, 77 jY# (Sequential shooting/self-timer/ flash) button....................................P. 78 f External flash terminal ....................P. 84 g Microphone jack cover h Cover for headphone jack.............P. 169 i Connector cover j Strap eyelet.....................................P. 19 k Lens release button ........................P. 30 l Lens lock pin m Microphone jack (ø3.5 mm stereo mini- jack for third-party microphones)...P. 169 n Headphone jack (ø3.5 mm stereo mini- jack for third-party headphones)...P. 169 o HDMI connector (Type D).............P. 230 p USB connector (Type C) ......................................P. 258, 275, 277 * In this manual, the r and o icons represent operations performed using the front dial and rear dial.
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17 EN Names of parts 6 5 7 8 4 1 2 3 9 0 a c b h f d e g i j k l n m q o p 1 Diopter adjustment dial...................P. 38 2 MENU button...............................P. 139 3 u (LV) button ..............................P. 38 4 Monitor (Touch screen) ......................P. 36, 38, 43, 88, 126, 137 5 Viewfinder...............................P. 38, 240 6 Eye sensor 7 Eyecup..........................................P. 291 8  (Erase) button ..........................P. 132 9 Hot shoe .................................P. 84, 287 0 Fn lever ...........................P. 44–50, 219 a AEL/AFL / 0 (Protect) button .....................................P. 77, 201/P. 131 b Multi selector (S/T)*1 ............P. 69, 72 c ISO button..............................P. 75, 226 d Arrow pad*2 ..................................P. 128 e Q button ........................P. 88, 128, 139 f INFO button...........................P. 39, 127 g q (Playback) button....................P. 128 h Speaker i PBH cover.......................................P. 24 j Tripod socket k Battery compartment cover.............P. 20 l Battery compartment lock...............P. 20 m CHARGE (Battery charge) lamp ...P. 22 n Card compartment cover ................P. 26 o Card slot 1 ......................................P. 26 p Card slot 2 ......................................P. 26 q Remote cable terminal cover (Remote cable terminal) ...............P. 291 *1 The multi selector is designed to be used in two ways. You can place a finger lightly on the multi selector and pivot it in the desired direction (T). You can also press down on the center of the multi selector much as you would a button (S). *2 In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
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18 EN Preparation 1 1 Preparation Unpacking the box contents At purchase, the package contains the camera and the following accessories. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the camera. Camera Body cap* EP-12 eyecup* Hot shoe cover* Strap CB-USB11 USB cable BLH-1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery BCH-1 charger for lithium-ion batteries CC-1 cable clip • Warranty Card Basic Manual * The body cap, eyecup, and hot shoe cover attached to or inserted in the camera.
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19 EN Preparation 1 Attaching the Strap 1 Before attaching the strap, remove the end from the keeper loop and loosen the strap as shown. Keeper loop 2 Pass the end of the strap through the strap eyelet and back through the keeper loop. 3 Pass the end of the strap through the buckle and tighten as shown. • Attach the other end of the strap to the other eyelet. • After attaching the strap, pull on it firmly to ensure that it will not come loose. Attaching the cable clip Use the cable clip to secure the cable, then attach it to the strap. The cable clip can also be attached to the strap eyelet.
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20 EN Preparation 1 Charging and inserting the battery 1 Charge the battery. Charging indicator Charging in progress Less than 50% Blinks in orange 1 time/second 50% or more Less than 80% Blinks in orange 2 times/second 80% or more Less than 100% Blinks in orange 3 times/second Charging complete Lights up in green Charging error Blinks in green 5 times/second (Charging time: Approximately 2 hours) 1 2 3 AC wall outlet Lithium ion battery Charging indicator AC cable Direction indicating mark (C) Lithium ion charger • Unplug the charger when charging is complete. • Batteries inserted in the camera will charge when the camera is connected to an external device via USB. g “Charging via USB” (P. 22) 2 Confirm that the camera is off.
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21 EN Preparation 1 3 Open the battery compartment cover. Battery compartment cover 1 2 Battery compartment lock 4 Loading the battery. • Use only BLH-1 batteries (P. 18, 320). Direction indicating mark 5 Close the battery compartment cover. $ • It is recommended to set aside a backup battery for prolonged shooting in case the battery in use drains. • Also read “Battery and charger” (P. 283).  Removing the battery Turn off the camera before opening or closing the battery compartment cover. To remove the battery, first push the battery lock knob in the direction of the arrow and then remove. • Contact an authorized distributor or service center if you are unable to remove the battery. Do not use force. • Never remove batteries or memory cards while the memory card access indicator (P. 36, 37) is displayed.
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22 EN Preparation 1 Using External Power Sources Connecting via USB The battery inserted in the camera will charge when the camera is connected via a USB cable to a USB device such as a computer or to an optional USB-AC adapter such as the F-5AC. The battery charges only when the camera is off. Devices that conform to the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) standard can also be used to power the camera. g “Powering the Camera via USB (USB Power Delivery)” (P. 278)  Charging via USB 1 Confirm that the camera is off. 2 Connect the camera to the external device via USB. • The CHARGE lamp light during charging. Charging times vary with the output of the USB device. The lamp goes out as the batteries reach full charge. 3 Charging stops when the camera is turned on. • The battery cannot be charged via USB when the camera is on. • If a charging error occurs, the CHARGE lamp will blink. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. • USB charging is available when the battery temperature is between 0 and 40 °C. • Batteries inserted in optional HLD-9 power battery holders will not charge (P. 24). % • The supply of power ends when the battery is charged. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to resume charging. • The battery will not charge while the camera is off if pictures are being uploaded to a smartphone via Wi-Fi (background auto upload). g “Connecting When the Camera Is Off (Power-off Standby)” (P. 249)
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23 EN Preparation 1  Powering the Camera via USB The camera can be powered using mobile batteries or similar devices connected via USB. The devices must: Standard: Conform to the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) standard Output: Be rated for an output of 9 V 3 A, 15 V 2 A, or 15 V 3 A For more information, see “Powering the Camera via USB (USB Power Delivery)” (P. 278).
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24 EN Preparation 1 HLD-9 Power Battery Holder An optional HLD-9 battery holder can be used to power the camera for extended periods. You can assign functions to the arrow pad and B-Fn button using the camera [Button Function] options. The optional AC adapter can be used with the HLD-9. Make sure to turn the camera off when attaching and removing the holder.  Part names Front dial Shutter button Removal knob Arrow pad Q button Vertical shooting lock Rear dial AC terminal cover B-Fn2 button B-Fn1 button  Attaching the holder Remove the PBH cover (a) on the bottom of the camera before attaching the HLD-9. Once attached, make sure the HLD-9 removal knob is tightly secured. Make sure to attach the PHB cover to the camera when not using the HLD-9. a a Store the PBH cover (a) in the HLD-9.  Loading the battery Use BLH-1 battery. Once you load the battery, make sure to lock the battery cover. 1 2 Direction indicating mark % • The monitor battery-level indicator (P. 32) shows when the camera is powered by the battery in the HLD-9. P B H
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25 EN Preparation 1  Using the AC adapter (AC-5) Open the AC terminal cover and connect the optional AC-5 AC adapter to the AC terminal. • The AC adapter cannot be used to charge the camera battery.  Using the buttons The roles performed by the arrow pad and B-Fn buttons on the HLD-9 can be selected using the [Button Function] item. g “Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)” (P. 116)  Main Specifications (HLD-9) Power Supply Battery: BLH-1 Lithium-ion Battery × 1 AC power: AC-5 AC Adapter Dimensions Approx. 132.7 mm (W)×55.8 mm (H)×66.0 mm (D) (5.2"×2.2"×2.6") Weight Approx. 255 g (9.0 oz.) (excluding battery and terminal cap) Splash resistance (when attached to camera) Type Equivalent to IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1 • Use only the designated battery and AC adapter. Failure to do so could result in injury, damage to the product, and fire. • Do not use your nail to turn the removal knob. Doing so could result in injury. • Only use the camera within the guaranteed operating temperature range. • Do not use or store the product in dusty or humid areas. • Do not touch the electrical contacts. • Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the terminals. Do not clean the product with a damp cloth, thinner, benzine, or any other organic solvents. • Remove the batteries before putting the camera into storage for periods of a month or more. Leaving the batteries in the camera for extended periods shortens their lives, potentially rendering them unusable.
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26 EN Preparation 1 Inserting the card The camera uses third-party SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards conforming to the SD (Secure Digital) standard. Read “Usable cards” (P. 284) before use. 1 Confirm that the camera is off. 2 Open the card compartment cover. • The camera has two card slots. 2 1 3 Slide the card in until it locks into place. • Do not forcibly insert a damaged or deformed card. Doing so may damage the card slot. Terminal area 4 Close the card compartment cover. • Close it securely until you hear it click. • Be sure the card compartment cover is closed before using the camera. • Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use (P. 177). 2 1
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27 EN Preparation 1  Removing the card Press the card in to eject it. Pull out the card. • Confirm that the camera is off before removing memory cards. • Never remove batteries or memory cards while the memory card access indicator (P. 36, 37) is displayed. % Card Slots 1 and 2 support different types of memory card. • Slot 1: Supports UHS-II and UHS-I • Slot 2: Supports UHS-I* * UHS-II cards function as UHS-I cards when inserted in Slot 2. Card slot 1 Card slot 2 Using Two Memory Cards When two memory cards are inserted, you can choose how each card is used according to your goals. g G Custom Menu Y > [Card Slot Settings] (P. 237) • Record only to a selected card • Record to a selected card until it is full, then record to the second card • Record pictures with different sizes or compression ratios to different cards • Record copies of each picture to both cards
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28 EN Preparation 1 Attaching a lens to the camera • See page 285 for information on compatible lenses. 1 Confirm that the camera is off. 2 Remove the rear cap of the lens and the body cap of the camera. 1 2 Rear cap 2 1 3 Align the lens attachment mark (red) on the camera with the alignment mark (red) on the lens, then insert the lens into the camera’s body. Lens attachment mark 4 Rotate the lens clockwise until you hear it click (direction indicated by arrow 3). • Do not press the lens release button. • Do not touch internal portions of the camera. 3
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29 EN Preparation 1 5 Remove the front lens cap. 2 1 1 1 1 2
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30 EN Preparation 1 Removing Lenses 1 Confirm that the camera is off. 2 Hold the lens release button and rotate the lens as shown. Lens release button 1 2
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31 EN Preparation 1 Using the monitor Rotate the monitor for ease of viewing. The angle of the monitor can be adjusted according to conditions at the time of shooting. Up to 180° Up to 90° Up to 270° • Gently rotate the monitor within its range of motion. Attempting to rotate the monitor beyond the limits shown below could damage the connectors. • The camera can be configured to display a mirror image of the view through the lens or automatically zoom power zoom lenses all the way out when the monitor is rotated for self portraits. g “Selfie Assist (Selfie Assist)” (P. 229)
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32 EN Preparation 1 Turning the camera on 1 Set the ON/OFF lever to the ON position. • When the camera is turned on, the monitor will turn on. • To turn the camera off, return the lever to the OFF position. ON/OFF lever Monitor ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% Battery level The camera displays the level of the battery currently in use. The battery level is shown in 10 increments. 100% Level of current battery (%) The indicator flashes red when the level reaches 10%. % • The Fn lever can be configured to turn the camera on and off using the [Fn Lever/Power Lever] option (P. 185) in G Custom Menu J. Sleep Mode If no controls are used for a set period, the camera will automatically enter suspend operation to reduce the drain on the batteries. This is referred to as “sleep mode”. • When the camera enters sleep mode, the monitor will turn off and operation will be suspended. Pressing the shutter or q button reactivates the camera. • If no operations are performed for a set period after the camera enters sleep mode, the camera will turn off automatically. The camera can be reactivated by turning it on again. • The camera may require additional time to recover from sleep mode when [On] (enabled) is selected for [Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Settings] > [Power-off Standby]. g “Connecting When the Camera Is Off (Power-off Standby)” (P. 249) • The delay before the camera goes to sleep or turns off automatically can be selected in the G custom menu. At default settings, the camera will go to sleep after one minute and turn off automatically after four hours. g G Custom Menu c > [Sleep] (P. 199), [Auto Power Off] (P. 199)
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33 EN Preparation 1 Initial setup After turning the camera on for the first time, perform the initial setup by choosing a language and setting the camera clock. • Date and time information is recorded on the card together with the images. • The file name is also included with the date and time information. Be sure to set the correct date and time before using the camera. Some functions cannot be used if the date and time have not been set. 1 Press the Q button when the initial setup dialog is displaying prompting you to choose a language. Please select your language. Por favor, selecciona tu idioma. Veuillez choisir votre langue. Bitte wählen Sie Ihre Sprache. 100% 2 Highlight the desired language using the front or rear dial or the FGHI buttons on the arrow pad. • The language-selection dialog has two pages of options. Use the front or rear dial or the FGHI buttons on the arrow pad to move the cursor between pages. ଛ˯ߪ 日本語 Dansk Hrvatski Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk Set W English ýHVN\ Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Nederlands Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) 100% Cursor Ὶ㜴)䴭℀* Ὶ㜴)修℀* ѳъѕ Romanian Español Viet Nam Setare W Slovensky Ɋɭɫɫɤɢɣ Svenska Türkçe 6ORYHQãþLQD Srpski ɍɤɪɚʀɧɫɶɤɚ 100% 3 Press the Q button when the desired language is highlighted. • If you press the shutter button before pressing the Q button, the camera will exit to shooting mode and no language will be selected. You can perform the initial setup by turning the camera off and then on again to display the initial setup dialog and repeating the process from Step 1. W 100% Dansk Hrvatski Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk English ýHVN\ Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Nederlands Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) Set • The language can be changed at any time from the e setup menu. g “What to Do If You Can’t Read the Display” (P. 35)
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34 EN Preparation 1 4 Set the date, time, and date format. • Use the HI buttons on the arrow pad to highlight items. • Use the FG buttons on the arrow pad to change the highlighted item. • The clock can be adjusted at any time from the e setup menu. g e Setup Menu > [X Settings] (P. 176) • Press the Q button when settings are complete. 2020 100% X Cancel M D Time Y Y/M/D The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 5 Highlight a time zone using the FG buttons and press the Q button. • Press the INFO button to enable or disable daylight saving time. 6 Press the Q button to set the clock. • If the battery is removed from the camera and the camera is left for a while, the date and time may be reset to the factory default setting. • You may also need to adjust the frame rate before shooting movies. g n Video Menu > [n Specification Settings] > [nK] (P. 167)
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35 EN Preparation 1 What to Do If You Can’t Read the Display If you see unfamiliar characters or words in other languages, you may not have selected the language you intended. Follow the steps below to choose another language. 1 Press the MENU button to view the menus. 1 2 1 ѯєьѬщҕѥѕѓѥё1 4:3 юѧч ѝѤчѝҕњьѓѥё KK ѱўєчѓѥё іѨѯоѶшѱўєчдѼѥўьчѯѠк чѧлѧъѤјѯъѯјзѠь іѣѕѣѯњјѥшҕѠѓѥё/Time Lapse 100% YF дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ o j/Y юѧч MENU button 2 Highlight the e (setup) tab using FG on the arrow pad and press the Q button. Q button Arrow pad 1 2 j±0 k±0 s W 100% ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ ѳъѕ юѧч X дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ѯђѧіҙєѰњіҙ дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ 3 Highlight [W] using the FG buttons and press the Q button. 1 2 100% ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ ѳъѕ j±0 k±0 юѧч s W X дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ѯђѧіҙєѰњіҙ дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ 4 Highlight the desired language using the FGHI buttons and press the Q button. W 100% Dansk Hrvatski Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk English ýHVN\ Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Nederlands Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) Set Back
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36 EN Shooting 2 2 Shooting Information displays while shooting Monitor display during still photography WB AUTO #-2.0 ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 99 28 mm T W C1 FP RC BKT FLK FPSŸ 4:3 # P +2 +7 -3 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 100% 250 F5.6 +2.0 30p 30p 4K AEL o o p YF YF S-AF 28 mm T W BKT HDR 1 w1 w1 PC 1:02:03 ND8 LV LV -3 G P q r s t u S p o 78 ghi l Q e A f D C B A z E y x w R F G K J L M N O P H I 2 3 4 1 9 0 a b c d j k 5 6 v m n Monitor display during movie mode 1 M B TO K 28 mm T W M-IS M-IS 1 C-AF M off 0:29:47 n L L R R WB AUTO ● REC 00:12 250 F5.6 +2.0 +2 +7 -3 123min 30p 30p 4K TC 00:00:00:12 DF BT. 709 ISO-A 200 ±0 P 8 V [ W X Y Z \ T U
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37 EN Shooting 2 1 Card write indicator...................P. 21, 27 2 Wireless LAN connection status ....................................P. 245, 256 3 Active Bluetooth® connection ......P. 246 4 Active connection to computer (Wi-Fi) ......................................................P. 256 5 Wireless LAN connection......P. 247, 270 6 Pro Capture active..........................P. 81 7 Super FP flash..............................P. 287 8 RC mode.......................................P. 288 9 Bracketing.....................................P. 146 0 HDR..............................................P. 152 a Multiple exposure..........................P. 154 b D Keystone compensation .........P. 156 c Fisheye compensation..................P. 242 d Live ND filter photography ............P. 159 e High frame rate.............................P. 188 f Digital Tele-converter....................P. 143 g Time lapse shooting......................P. 144 h Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 92 i Anti-flicker shooting ......................P. 223 j Zoom operation direction/Focal length k Internal temperature warning........P. 300 l Flash...............................................P. 84 (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) m AF confirmation mark......................P. 42 n Dust reduction...............................P. 295 o Image stabilizer...............................P. 97 p Picture mode.........................P. 106, 142 q White balance.................................P. 94 r Drive mode (single-frame/sequential shooting/self-timer/vibration reduction/ silent photography/Pro Capture/ High Res Shot) ..................P. 78–83, 98 s Aspect ratio.....................................P. 98 t K Image quality..................P. 100, 142 u n Image quality...........................P. 101 v Available recording time ...............P. 317 w Number of storable still pictures ...P. 316 x Card slot settings Top: n Save slot..........................P. 237 Bottom: K Save settings ..............P. 99 y Highlight & shadow control ...........P. 115 z Top: Flash intensity control ...........P. 105 Bottom: Exposure compensation....P. 68 A Level gauge ....................................P. 40 B Exposure compensation value........P. 68 C Aperture value .........................P. 44–50 D Shutter speed ..........................P. 44–50 E Histogram .......................................P. 39 F Preview.........................................P. 117 G AE lock....................................P. 77, 201 H Shooting mode.........................P. 41–60 I Custom mode .........................P. 57, 142 J Touch operation ..............................P. 43 K Flash intensity control...................P. 105 L ISO sensitivity...........................P. 75, 91 M AF mode ...................................P. 64, 91 N Metering mode................................P. 77 O Flash mode.....................................P. 86 P Battery level....................................P. 32 Q Flicker scan...................................P. 234 R Active connection to computer (USB) ......................................................P. 274 S Live view boost .............................P. 188 T Audio recording level* ............P. 61, 169 U Headphone volume*...............P. 61, 169 V Recording level meter...................P. 169 W a View assist.............................P. 164 X Movie audio recording ..................P. 169 Y n mode (movie exposure mode) ......................................................P. 165 Z Recording time (displayed during recording)........................................P. 59 [ Time code.....................................P. 164 \ Silent control tab.............................P. 61 * Displayed during adjustments to [R VOL] and [P VOL]. g “Touch Controls (Silent Controls)” (P. 61) and [n Dial Function] (P. 163)
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38 EN Shooting 2 Switching between displays The camera uses an eye sensor to automatically switch between the monitor and viewfinder displays. The monitor live view display and viewfinder also show information on camera settings. Options are available for controlling display switching and choosing the information shown. Framing photos in the monitor Framing photos in the viewfinder Monitor Put your eye to the viewfinder Viewfinder ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P 250 F5.6 100% S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 30p 4K 0.0 YF YF Live view is displayed on the monitor. The viewfinder turns on automatically when you bring it to your eye. When the viewfinder is lit up, the monitor turns off. • If the viewfinder is not in focus, put your eye to the viewfinder and focus the display by rotating the diopter adjustment dial. • Pressing the u (LV) button switches the display in the monitor from live view to the super control panel. Putting your eye to viewfinder displays the view through the lens. The monitor turns off. • Shooting information can be viewed by pressing the INFO button when the super control panel is displayed (P. 40). Diopter adjustment dial u (LV) button % • Display switching and viewfinder display options are available in the menus. g G Custom Menu a > [EVF Auto Switch] (P. 196), [EVF Style] (P. 240)
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39 EN Shooting 2 Switching the information display You can switch the information displayed in the monitor during shooting using the INFO button. INFO button INFO INFO Level Gauge display (Custom2) ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 100% INFO INFO Image Only Histogram display (Custom1) Basic Information ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 100% ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% INFO INFO INFO • The items shown in the Custom 1 and Custom 2 displays can be chosen using [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info] (P. 227). • The information shown in movie (n) mode can differ from that displayed in still photography mode. g n Video Menu > [n Display Settings] > [n Info Settings] (P. 164) • The information display screens can be switched in either direction by rotating the dial while pressing the INFO button. • To choose the items displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway, highlight [Image Only] in the [LV-Info] menu and press I. Histogram display A histogram showing the distribution of brightness in the image is displayed. The horizontal axis gives the brightness, the vertical axis the number of pixels of each brightness in the image. Areas above the upper limit at shooting are displayed in red, those below the lower limit in blue, and those within the spot metering range in green. You can choose the upper and lower limits. g G Custom Menu R > [Histogram Settings] (P. 189) Highlights and Shadows Highlights and shadows, defined according to the upper and lower limits for the histogram display, are shown in red and blue. You can choose the upper and lower limits. g G Custom Menu R > [Histogram Settings] (P. 189) More Less Dark Bright
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40 EN Shooting 2 Level gauge display The orientation of the camera is indicated. The “tilt” direction is indicated on the vertical bar and the “horizon” direction on the horizontal bar. • The level gauge is intended as a guide only. • Calibrate the gauge if you find it is no longer truly plumb or level. g G Custom Menu b > [Level Adjust] (P. 198) Shooting Information Shooting information can be viewed by pressing the INFO button when the super control panel (P. 88) is displayed. Press the INFO button again to return to the super control panel. • Shooting information can be hidden using the [G/Info Settings] > [LV OFF-Info] (P. 227) option in G Custom Menu P. sRGB Natural S Normal WB Auto ISO Auto M-IS ± 0 A ± 0 ± 0 ± 0 ± 0 G ± 0 2020.02.15 12:30:00 P 250 1023 1:02:03 F5.6 100% p #± 0.0 # S-IS Auto o 30p 30p 4K 0.0 YF YF S-AF Off INFO WB AUTO 0.0 1023 100% p o YF YF S-AF Off P 250 F5.6 ISO AUTO F 1/ 1600 Super control panel Shooting information
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41 EN Shooting 2 Shooting still pictures Use the mode dial to select the shooting mode, and then shoot the image. Indicator Mode icon  Types of shooting modes For how to use the various shooting modes, see the following. P Program AE (P. 44) A Aperture-priority AE (P. 46) S Shutter-priority AE (P. 48) M Manual exposure (P. 50) B Bulb/time (P. 52) Live composite (P. 54) C1/C2/C3/C4 Custom (P. 57) n Movie (P. 60) 1 Press the mode dial lock to unlock it, and then turn to set the mode you wish to use. • When the mode dial lock has been pressed down, the mode dial is locked. Each time you press the mode dial lock, it switches between locked/released. 2 Frame the shot. • Be careful that your fingers or the camera strap do not obstruct the lens or AF illuminator. Landscape position Portrait position
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42 EN Shooting 2 3 Adjust the focus. • Lightly press the shutter button down to the first position (press the shutter button halfway). The AF confirmation mark (() will be displayed, and a green frame (AF target) will be displayed in the focus location. Press the shutter button halfway AF confirmation mark ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P 28 mm T W S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% AF frame AF target • If the camera is unable to focus, the AF confirmation mark will flash (P. 296). • The AF frame varies with the option chosen for AF-target mode. The area covered by the AF target can be chosen in the AF-target selection display (P. 69). The AF frame is not displayed when q (all targets) is chosen for AF-target mode. 4 Release the shutter. • Press the shutter button all the way (fully). • The camera will release the shutter and take a picture. • You can focus and take pictures using touch controls. g “Shooting with touch screen operations” (P. 43) Pressing the shutter button halfway and all the way down The shutter button has two positions. The act of lightly pressing the shutter button to the first position and holding it there is called “pressing the shutter button halfway”, that of pressing it all the way down to the second position “pressing the shutter button all (or the rest of) the way down”. Press halfway Press the rest of the way down
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43 EN Shooting 2 Shooting with touch screen operations Tap d to cycle through touch screen settings. ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% d Tap a subject to focus and automatically release the shutter. This option is not available in mode B (bulb), in n (movie) mode, or when [FAF] or [FAFb] is selected for AF mode (P. 64). U Touch screen operations are disabled. V Tap to display an AF target and focus on the subject in the selected area. You can use the touch screen to choose the position and size of the focus frame. Photographs can be taken by pressing the shutter button. L Tap to choose the subject used for focus when multiple portrait subjects are detected. L is displayed when an option other than [Face Priority Off] is selected for [I Face Priority] (P. 92, 183). Subject selection is not available when a frame rate of (high-speed movie recording) is selected in n (movie) mode (P. 103).  Previewing the subject (V) 1 Tap the subject in the display. • An AF target will be displayed. • Use the slider to choose the size of the frame. • Tap S to turn off the display of the AF target. P Off 14 14 10 10 7 7 5 5 3x 3x 250 F5.6 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 0.0 100% 2 Use the slider to adjust the size of the AF target, and then tap Y to zoom in at the frame position. • Use your finger to scroll the display when the picture is zoomed in. • Tap Z to cancel the zoom display. 100% 10x • The situations in which touch screen operations are not available include the following. In the one-touch capture white-balance display and when buttons or dials are in use • Do not touch the display with your fingernails or other sharp objects. • Gloves or monitor covers may interfere with touch screen operation. • You can disable the touch screen operation. g G Custom Menu b > [Touchscreen Settings] (P. 198)
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44 EN Shooting 2 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (P: Program AE) The camera chooses the optimal aperture and shutter speed according to subject brightness. 1 Rotate the mode dial to P. 2 Focus and check the display. • The shutter speed and aperture chosen by the camera are displayed. 3 Take pictures. ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 P S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% Shooting mode Shutter speed Aperture Subject Too Dark or Too Bright If the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure, the shutter-speed and aperture displays will flash as shown. Display Problem/solution Large aperture (low f/-number)/ slow shutter speed 60" 60" F2.8 F2.8 The subject is too dark. • Use a flash. Small aperture (high f/-number)/ fast shutter speed F22 F22 8000 8000 Subject is too bright. • The limits of the camera metering system have been exceeded. Use a third-party ND (Neutral Density) filter to reduce the amount of light entering the camera. • Shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 s are available in s (silent) mode. g “Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s)” (P. 81), “Performing the sequential/self-timer shooting” (P. 98) • When using a fixed [K ISO] setting, change the setting. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 75, 91) • The aperture value shown when the displays flash varies with the lens and focal length.
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45 EN Shooting 2  Adjusting Settings in Mode P Use the front and rear dials to adjust the following settings. Front dial: Exposure compensation (P. 68) Rear dial: Program shift • Exposure compensation can also be adjusted using the F button. Press the F button and then rotate the front or rear dial. % • You can choose the functions performed by the front and rear dials. g G Custom Menu J > [K Dial Function] (P. 218) • You can use the Fn lever to reverse the roles of the front and rear dials. The lever can also be assigned other roles. g G Custom Menu J > [K Fn Lever Function] (P. 219)  Program Shift Without changing exposure, you can choose from different combinations of aperture and shutter speed selected automatically by the camera. This is known as program shift. • Rotate the rear dial until the camera displays the desired combination of aperture and shutter speed. • The shooting mode indicator in the display changes from P to Ps while program shift is in effect. To end program shift, rotate the rear dial in the opposite direction until Ps is no longer displayed. ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 Ps S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% Program shift % • You can choose whether the display reflects the effects of exposure compensation or maintains a constant brightness for ease of viewing. At default settings, the effects of exposure settings are visible in the display. g G Custom Menu Q > [Live View Boost] (P. 188)
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46 EN Shooting 2 Choosing aperture (A: Aperture-Priority AE) In this mode, you choose the aperture (f/-number) and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed for optimal exposure according to subject brightness. Lower aperture values (larger apertures) reduce the depth of the area that appears to be in focus (depth of field), blurring the background. Higher aperture values (smaller apertures) increase the depth of the area that appears to be in focus in front of and behind the subject. Lower aperture values… Higher aperture values… F5.6 F4.0 F2.8 F8.0 F11 …reduce depth of field and increase blur. …increase depth of field. 1 Rotate the mode dial to A. 2 Choose an aperture. • At default settings, aperture is selected by rotating the rear dial. • The shutter speed selected automatically by the camera will appear in the display. 3 Take pictures. 100% ISO-A 200 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 1023 1:02:03 30p 30p 4K YF YF 250 F5.6 0.0 Aperture value
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47 EN Shooting 2 Subject Too Dark or Too Bright If the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure, the shutter-speed display will flash as shown. Display Problem/solution Slow shutter speed 60" 60" F5.6 F5.6 Underexposure. • Choose a lower aperture value. Fast shutter speed 8000 8000 F5.6 F5.6 Overexposure. • Choose a higher aperture value. • If the subject is still overexposed at the higher value, the limits of the camera metering system have been exceeded. Use a third-party ND (Neutral Density) filter to reduce the amount of light entering the camera. • Shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 s are available in s (silent) mode. g “Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s)” (P. 81), “Performing the sequential/self-timer shooting” (P. 98) • When using a fixed [K ISO] setting, change the setting. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 75, 91)  Adjusting Settings in Mode A Use the front and rear dials to adjust the following settings. Front dial: Exposure compensation (P. 68) Rear dial: Aperture • Exposure compensation can also be adjusted using the F button. Press the F button and then rotate the front or rear dial. % • You can choose the functions performed by the front and rear dials. g G Custom Menu J > [K Dial Function] (P. 218) • You can use the Fn lever to reverse the roles of the front and rear dials. The lever can also be assigned other roles. g G Custom Menu J > [K Fn Lever Function] (P. 219) • You can choose whether the display reflects the effects of exposure settings or maintains a constant brightness for ease of viewing. At default settings, the effects of exposure settings are visible in the display. g G Custom Menu Q > [Live View Boost] (P. 188) • You can stop aperture down to the selected value and preview depth of field. g “Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)” (P. 116)
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48 EN Shooting 2 Choosing shutter speed (S: Shutter-Priority AE) In this mode, you choose the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets aperture for optimal exposure according to subject brightness. Faster shutter speeds appear to “freeze” fast-moving subjects. Slower shutter speeds add blur to moving objects, lending them a sense of motion for a dynamic effect. Slower shutter speeds… Faster shutter speeds… 125 250 8000 60 30 15 60” …produce dynamic shots with a sense of motion. …“freeze” the motion of fast-moving subjects. 1 Rotate the mode dial to S. 2 Choose a shutter speed. • At default settings, shutter speed is selected by rotating the rear dial. • Shutter speed can be set to values between 1/8000 and 60 s. • Shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 s are available in s (silent) mode. g “Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s)” (P. 81), “Performing the sequential/self- timer shooting” (P. 98) ISO-A 200 1023 1:02:03 S S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 0.0 S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 30p 30p 4K YF YF 100% Shutter speed • The aperture selected automatically by the camera will appear in the display. 3 Take pictures.
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49 EN Shooting 2 Subject Too Dark or Too Bright If the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure, the aperture display will flash as shown. Display Problem/solution Low aperture value 2000 2000 F2.8 F2.8 Underexposure. • Choose a slower shutter speed. High aperture value 125 125 F22 F22 Overexposure. • Choose a faster shutter speed. Shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 s are available in silent mode. • If the subject is still overexposed at the higher speed, the limits of the camera metering system have been exceeded. Use a third-party ND (Neutral Density) filter to reduce the amount of light entering the camera. • When using a fixed [K ISO] setting, change the setting. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 75, 91) • The aperture value shown when the display flashes varies with the lens and focal length.  Adjusting Settings in Mode S Use the front and rear dials to adjust the following settings. Front dial: Exposure compensation (P. 68) Rear dial: Shutter speed • Exposure compensation can also be adjusted using the F button. Press the F button and then rotate the front or rear dial. % • You can choose the functions performed by the front and rear dials. g G Custom Menu J > [K Dial Function] (P. 218) • You can use the Fn lever to reverse the roles of the front and rear dials. The lever can also be assigned other roles. g G Custom Menu J > [K Fn Lever Function] (P. 219) • You can choose whether the display reflects the effects of exposure settings or maintains a constant brightness for ease of viewing. At default settings, the effects of exposure settings are visible in the display. g G Custom Menu Q > [Live View Boost] (P. 188) • To achieve the effect of a slow shutter in brightly-lit settings in which slow shutter speeds are not otherwise available, use the live ND filter. g X Shooting Menu 2 > [Live ND Shooting] (P. 159) • Depending on the shutter speed selected, you may notice banding in the display caused by flicker from fluorescent or LED light sources. The camera can be configured to reduce the effects of flicker during live view or when pictures are taken. g G Custom Menu N > [Flicker Reduction] (P. 222), G Custom Menu U > [K Flicker Scan] (P. 234)
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50 EN Shooting 2 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M: Manual Exposure) In this mode, you choose the aperture and shutter speed. You can adjust settings according to your goals, for example by combining fast shutter speeds with small apertures (high f/-numbers) for increased depth of field. 1 Rotate the mode dial to M. 2 Adjust aperture and shutter speed. • At default settings, aperture is selected with the front dial and shutter speed with the rear dial. • Choose from shutter speeds of 1/8000–60 s. • Shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 s are available in silent mode. g “Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s)” (P. 81) • The display shows the difference between the exposure produced by the selected aperture and shutter speed and the optimal exposure metered by the camera. The display will flash if the difference exceeds ±3 EV. ISO 200 1023 1:02:03 M 100% S-ISAUTO S-ISAUTO 250 F5.6 -2.0 30p 30p 4K YF YF YF YF Difference from optimal exposure • When [AUTO] is selected for [K ISO], ISO sensitivity will automatically be adjusted for optimal exposure at the selected exposure settings. [K ISO] defaults to [AUTO]. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 75, 91) 3 Take pictures. Subject Too Dark or Too Bright If the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure with [AUTO] selected for [K ISO], the ISO sensitivity display will flash as shown. Display Problem/solution ISO-A ISO-A LOW LOW Overexposure. • Choose a higher aperture value or faster shutter speed. ISO-A ISO-A 6400 6400 Underexposure. • Choose a lower aperture value or slower shutter speed. • If the warning does not clear from the display, choose a higher value for ISO sensitivity. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 75, 91), G Custom Menu T > [K ISO-Auto Set] (P. 191)

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