E-M5 Mark III

Olympus E-M5 Mark III manual

E-M5 Mark III

User manual for the Olympus E-M5 Mark III in English. This PDF manual has 257 pages.

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Instruction Manual DIGITAL CAMERA Model No. : IM016 Table of Contents Feature Index 1. Preparation 2. Shooting 3. Playback 4. Menu functions 5. Connecting the camera to a smartphone 6. Connecting the camera to a computer 7. Cautions 8. Information 9. 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 “9. 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 9 Feature Index 10 Names of parts 14 1. Preparation 16 Unpacking the box contents .....16 Attaching the Strap ....................17 Charging and inserting the battery...................................18 Inserting the card .......................21 Attaching a lens to the camera ..................................23 Removing Lenses.......................24 Using the monitor.......................25 Turning the camera on...............26 Sleep Mode ..................................26 Initial setup .................................27 What to Do If You Can’t Read the Display ..................................29 2. Shooting 30 Information displays while shooting ......................................30 Switching between displays......32 Switching the information display ..........................................33 Shooting still pictures................34 Shooting with touch screen operations.....................................36 Letting the camera choose aperture and shutter speed (P: Program AE)................37 Choosing aperture (A: Aperture-Priority AE)..............39 Choosing shutter speed (S: Shutter-Priority AE) ................41 Choosing aperture and shutter speed (M: Manual Exposure).......43 Long Exposures (B: Bulb/Time)...45 Lighten Blending (B: Live Composite Photography)..............47 Letting the camera choose the settings (AUTO mode)..................49 Shooting in scene mode (SCN mode).................................50 Types of scene modes .................51 Using art filters (ART mode)........55 Custom Mode (C mode)...............57 Recording Movies ......................58 Recording movies in photo shooting modes............................58 Recording movies in movie mode (n) ..............................................59 Silencing Camera Sounds While Shooting Movies...........................61
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4 EN Table of Contents Shooting Settings.......................62 Direct Buttons...............................63 Controlling exposure (Exposure Compensation)........64 Choosing an AF Target Mode (AF Target Mode)......................65 Choosing a Focus Target (AF Target Point) ......................66 Face priority AF/ Eye priority AF ..........................67 Zoom frame AF/Zoom AF (Super Spot AF)........................68 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO).........................................70 Locking the exposure (AE Lock)..................................70 Performing the sequential/ self-timer shooting ....................71 Self-Timer Options (c Custom Self-timer) ............73 Shooting without the vibration caused by shutter button operations (Anti-Shock r) ......73 Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s) ................................74 Shooting without a release time lag (Pro Capture shooting) .............74 Shooting still pictures in a higher resolution (High Res Shot)........................76 The Super Control/LV Super Control Panel................................77 Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO).........................................80 Choosing a focus mode (AF Mode).................................80 Choosing how the camera measures brightness (Metering) .................................82 Adjusting color (WB (white balance))................83 Making fine adjustments to white balance (WB Compensation) .................85 Reducing camera shake (Image Stabilizer) .....................86 Performing the sequential/ self-timer shooting ....................87 Setting the image aspect..........87 Photo File and Image Size Options (KK).......................88 Frame Size, Rate, and Compression (nK)...............89 Filming Slow- or Fast-Motion Movies (Slow- and Fast-Motion Movies).....................................92 Using a flash (Flash photography) .................93 Choosing a Flash Mode (Flash Mode) ............................94 Adjusting flash output (Flash intensity control) ............97 Processing options (Picture Mode)..........................98 Adjusting overall color (Color Creator)........................100 Making fine adjustments to sharpness (Sharpness) ..........101 Making fine adjustments to contrast (Contrast)..................101 Making fine adjustments to saturation (Saturation)............101 Making fine adjustments to tone (Gradation) .....................102 Applying filter effects to monochrome pictures (Color Filter)............................103
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5 EN Table of Contents Adjusting the tone of a monochrome image (Monochrome Color)...............104 Adjusting i-Enhance effects (Effect)....................................104 Setting the color reproduction format (Color Space) ..............105 Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows (Highlight&Shadow Control) ...106 Assigning functions to buttons (Button Function)....................107 3. Playback 114 Information display during playback....................................114 Playback image information .......114 Switching the information display ........................................115 Viewing photographs and movies.......................................116 Finding Pictures Quickly (Index and Calendar Playback).............117 Zooming In (Playback Zoom) .....117 Rotating Pictures (Rotate)..........117 Watching movies ........................118 Protecting Pictures (0) ...........118 Deleting Pictures (Erase) ...........119 Selecting Pictures for Sharing (Share Order) .............................119 Selecting Multiple Pictures (0, Erase Selected, Share Order Selected)..........................119 Print order (DPOF) .....................120 Adding Audio to Pictures (R)......122 Playback Using Touch Controls.....................................123 Selecting and protecting images........................................124 4. Menu functions 125 Basic menu operations............125 Using Shooting Menu 1/ Shooting Menu 2 ......................127 Restoring Default Settings (Reset)........................................127 Saving Settings (Assign to Custom Mode)...........128 Processing options (Picture Mode)............................129 Photo File and Image Size Options (KK).........................129 Digital Zoom (Digital Tele-converter) ...............130 Shooting automatically with a fixed interval (Time lapse shooting).................131 Varying settings over a series of photographs (Bracketing)...........132 Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) images (HDR)................137 Recording multiple exposures in a single image (Multiple Exposure) ....................139 Keystone correction and perspective control (Keystone Comp.) ......................141 Setting anti-shock/silent shooting (Anti-Shock r/Silent s) ..........142 Setting high resolution shooting (High Res Shot)..........................143 Shooting with remote control wireless flash (#RC Mode)........143
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6 EN Table of Contents Using the Video Menu..............144 Choosing an Exposure Mode (n Mode (Movie Exposure Modes)) ......................................147 Reducing Flicker Under LED Lighting (n Flicker Scan)..........148 Frame Size, Rate, and Compression (nK).................149 Sound Recording Options (Movie R) ...................................150 Using the Olympus LS-100 IC Recorder.....................................151 Using the Playback Menu........153 Automatically Rotating Portrait- Orientation Pictures for Playback (R)............................................153 Retouching Pictures (Edit)..........153 Combining Pictures (Image Overlay)..........................155 Creating Movie Stills (In-Movie Image Capture) ..........156 Trimming movies (Movie Trimming)........................157 Removing Protection from All Pictures (Reset Protect) .............158 Cancelling a share order (Reset share Order) ...................158 Using the setup menu..............159 Formatting the card (Card Setup)...............................160 Deleting all images (Card Setup)...............................160 Wireless LAN Options (Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth Settings).....................160 Using the custom menus.........161 J AF/MF ...................................161 K AF/MF ...................................162 L AF/MF ...................................163 I AF/MF ...................................163 M Button/Dial/Lever ..................164 N Release/j/ Image Stabilizer .................165 O Release/j/ Image Stabilizer .................165 P Disp/8/PC...........................166 Q Disp/8/PC...........................167 R Disp/8/PC...........................168 S Disp/8/PC...........................168 T Exp/ISO/BULB/p ................169 U Exp/ISO/BULB/p ................170 V Exp/ISO/BULB/p ................170 W #Custom..............................170 X K/WB/Color........................171 Y Record/Erase........................172 Z Record/Erase........................173 a EVF.......................................173 b K Utility...............................174 c K Utility...............................174 Setting Focus and Exposure with the AEL/AFL Button (K AEL/AFL) ............................175 C-AF Tracking Sensitivity (K C-AF Sensitivity) .................176 C-AF Starting Focus Target (K C-AF Center Start)..............177 C-AF Center Target Priority (K C-AF Center Priority) ..........178 Choosing the AF Home Position (N Set Home)..........................179
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7 EN Table of Contents Manual Focus Assist (MF Assist) .................................180 Adjusting Focus During Exposures (Bulb/Time Focusing) .................180 Customizing the Fn Lever (K Fn Lever Function)..............181 Burst Shooting Options (jL Settings/jH Settings) ....182 Reducing Flicker (Flicker Reduction) .....................184 Choosing the control panel displays (K Control Settings) ...186 Adding information displays (G/Info Settings).......................188 Choosing the Playback Zoom Ratio (qa Default Setting)......189 Selfie Assist (Selfie Assist) .........190 Viewing camera images on TV (HDMI)........................................191 Live Bulb Update Frequency (Live Bulb) ..................................192 Live Time Update Frequency (Live Time)..................................192 Choosing the Shutter Speed (Composite Settings)..................193 Reducing Flicker Under LED Lighting (K Flicker Scan) .........194 Shutter speeds when the flash fires (#X-Sync./#Slow Limit)....195 Combinations of JPEG image sizes and compression rates (K Set).....................................196 Saving lens info (Lens Info Settings) ....................196 Selecting the display style of the viewfinder (EVF Style)................197 Correcting Fisheye Distortion (Fisheye Compensation) ............198 5. Connecting the camera to a smartphone 200 Adjusting Settings for Connection to a Smartphone ...........................201 Wireless Settings for When the Camera Is Off...........202 Transferring images to a smartphone............................203 Automatically uploading images while the camera is off...........................................204 Shooting remotely with a smartphone............................204 Adding position information to images.......................................205 Resetting Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® settings......................................206 Changing the password...........206 Disabling Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® ......207 6. Connecting the camera to a computer 208 Connecting the camera to a computer................................208 Copying pictures to a computer................................208 Installing the PC software .......209
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8 EN Table of Contents 7. Cautions 210 Battery and charger .................210 Using your charger abroad .....211 Usable cards.............................211 Interchangeable lenses............212 MF Clutch Lenses.....................213 Optional Accessories...............214 Grip (ECG-5) ..............................214 Designated External Flash Units ...........................................215 Wireless remote control flash photography ...............................216 Other external flash units ...........218 System chart.............................220 8. Information 222 Cleaning and storing the camera.......................................222 Cleaning the camera ..................222 Storage.......................................222 Cleaning and checking the image pickup device..............................223 Pixel Mapping - Checking the image processing functions........223 Shooting tips and information................................224 Error codes ...............................227 Default Settings........................229 Record mode and file size/ number of storable still pictures .....................................241 Specifications...........................243 9. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 246 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..........246 Index 251
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9 EN Before You Begin Before You Begin Read and Follow Safety Precautions To prevent incorrect operation resulting in fire or other damage to property or harm to yourself or to others, read “9. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS” (P. 246) 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. 207)  User Registration Visit the OLYMPUS website for information on registering your OLYMPUS products.
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10 EN Feature Index Feature g Shooting Mode 34 Custom Mode 57 Monitor Display 33, 115 Viewfinder Display 197 Direct Button Functions 63 Live Controls 187 LV Super Control Panel 77, 79 W Shooting Menu 1 Reset / Custom Modes 127 Picture Mode 98, 129 KK 88, 129 Image Aspect 87 Digital Tele-converter 130 j/Y/i (Drive Mode) 71, 73, 131 X Shooting Menu 2 Bracketing 132 HDR 137 Multiple Exposure 139 Keystone Comp. 141 Anti-Shock r/Silent s 142 High Res Shot 76, 143 #RC Mode 216 n Video Menu n Mode Settings n Mode 147 n Flicker Scan 148 n Specification Settings nK 149 n Noise Filter 144 n Picture Mode 144 Feature g n AF/IS Settings n AF Mode 80 n Image Stabilizer 86 n Button/Dial/Lever n Button Function 107 n Dial Function 145 n Fn Lever Function 145 n Shutter Function 145 n Elec. Zoom Speed 145 n Display Settings n Control Settings 146 n Info Settings 146 Time Code Settings 146 Movie R 150 n HDMI Output 146 q Playback Menu R 153 Edit 153 Print Order 120 Reset Protect 158 Reset share Order 158 Device Connection 201 Feature Index
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11 EN Feature Index Feature g G Custom Menu J AF/MF K AF Mode 80 K AEL/AFL 175 AF Scanner 161 K C-AF Sensitivity 176 K C-AF Center Start 177 K C-AF Center Priority 178 K AF/MF NMode Settings 162 AF Area Pointer 162 AF Targeting Pad 162 N Set Home 179 N Custom Settings 162 L AF/MF AF Limiter 163 AF Illuminator 163 I Face Priority 67 AF Focus Adj. 163 I AF/MF Preset MF distance 163 MF Assist 180 MF Clutch 163 Focus Ring 163 Bulb/Time Focusing 180 Reset Lens 163 Feature g M Button/Dial/Lever K Button Function 107 qR Function 164 K Dial Function 164 Dial Direction 164 K Fn Lever Function 181 Fn Lever/Power Lever 164 K Elec. Zoom Speed 164 N Release/j/Image Stabilizer S-AF Release Priority 165 C-AF Release Priority jL Settings 182 jH Settings Flicker Reduction 184 O Release/j/Image Stabilizer K Image Stabilizer 86 j Image Stabilizer 165 Half Way Rls With IS 165 Lens I.S. Priority 165
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12 EN Feature Index Feature g P Disp/8/PC K Control Settings 186 G/Info Settings 188, 189 Picture Mode Settings 166 j/Y Settings 166 Multi Function Settings 166 Q Disp/8/PC Live View Boost 167 Art LV Mode 167 LV Close Up Settings 167 qa Default Setting 189 z Settings 167 R Disp/8/PC Grid Settings 168 Peaking Settings 168 Histogram Settings 188 Mode Guide 168 Selfie Assist 190 S Disp/8/PC 8 168 HDMI 191 USB Mode 168 T Exp/ISO/BULB/p Exposure Shift 169 EV Step 169 ISO Step 169 ISO-Auto Set 169 ISO-Auto 169 K Noise Filter 169 Noise Reduct. 169 Feature g U Exp/ISO/BULB/p Bulb/Time Timer 170 Bulb/Time Monitor 170 Live Bulb 192 Live Time 192 Composite Settings 193 K Flicker Scan 194 V Exp/ISO/BULB/p Metering 82 AEL Metering 170 N Spot Metering 170 W #Custom #X-Sync. 195 #Slow Limit 195 x+F 170 #+WB 170 X K/WB/Color K Set 88, 129, 196 Pixel Count 88, 129, 196 Shading Comp. 171 WB 83 All x 171 W Keep Warm Color 84 Color Space 105
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13 EN Feature Index Feature g Y Record/Erase File Name 172 Edit Filename 172 dpi Settings 172 Copyright Settings 172 Lens Info Settings 196 Z Record/Erase Quick Erase 173 RAW+JPEG Erase 173 Priority Set 173 a EVF EVF Auto Switch 173 EVF Adjust 173 EVF Style 197 V Info Settings 173 EVF Grid Settings 173 V Half Way Level 173 S-OVF 173 b K Utility Pixel Mapping 223 Press-and-hold Time 174 Level Adjust 174 Touchscreen Settings 174 Menu Recall 174 Fisheye Compensation 198 Feature g c K Utility Backlit LCD 174 Sleep 174 Auto Power Off 174 Quick Sleep Mode 174 Certification 174 d Setup Menu Card Setup 160 X 27 W 29 s 159 Rec View 159 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Settings 160 Firmware 159
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14 EN Names of parts Names of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 7 9 0 n o m e f g h i j k l a b c d 1 Mode dial lock.................................P. 34 2 Rear dial* (o) ......................... P. 38–43, 113, 116, 189 3 Shutter button .................................P. 35 4 R (Movie)/H button............P. 58/P. 119 5 F (Exposure compensation) button ................................P. 38, 40, 42, 44, 64 6 Front dial* (r) ........................... P. 38–43, 70, 113, 116 7 Lens attachment mark ....................P. 23 8 Preview button..............................P. 108 9 Mount (Remove the body cap before attaching the lens.) 0 Mode dial ........................................P. 34 a Stereo microphone ...............P. 122, 150 b ON/OFF lever ................................P. 26 c u (LV) button...............................P. 32 d jY (Sequential shooting/Self-timer/ HDR) button....................................P. 71 e Self-timer lamp/AF illuminator .............................................P. 71/P. 163 f Microphone jack cover g Remote cable terminal cover........P. 219 h Connector cover i Strap eyelet.....................................P. 17 j Lens release button ........................P. 24 k Lens lock pin l Microphone jack (A commercially available microphone can be connected. ø3.5 stereo mini plug)...................P. 151 m Remote cable terminal..................P. 219 n HDMI connector (type D)..............P. 191 o Micro-USB connector............P. 151, 208 * In this manual, the r and o icons represent operations performed using the front dial and rear dial.
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15 EN Names of parts 4 3 7 8 9 a 0 g d b c e f 5 6 2 1 h i j k l m 1 Diopter adjustment dial...................P. 32 2 Monitor (Touch screen) ......................P. 30, 32, 36, 77, 114, 123 3 Viewfinder...............................P. 32, 197 4 Eye sensor 5 Eyecup..........................................P. 219 6 MENU button...............................P. 125 7 Hot shoe .................................P. 93, 215 8 AEL/AFL / 0 (Protect) button .....................................P. 70, 175/P. 118 9 Fn lever ...........................P. 37–43, 181 0 Speaker a ISO button..............................P. 70, 188 b INFO button...........................P. 33, 115 c Q button ........................P. 77, 116, 125 d Arrow pad*....................................P. 116 e q (Playback) button....................P. 116 f  (Erase) button ..........................P. 119 g CHARGE (battery charge) lamp....P. 20 h Connector cover ...........................P. 214 i Tripod socket j Battery compartment cover.............P. 18 k Battery compartment lock...............P. 18 l Card compartment cover ................P. 21 m Card slot .........................................P. 21 * In this manual, the FGHI icons represent operations performed using the arrow pad.
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16 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-15 eyecup* Hot shoe cover* Strap USB cable CB-USB12 Flash FL-LM3 Lithium-ion battery BLS-50 Lithium-ion charger BCS-5 • Warranty Card Basic Manual * The body cap, eyecup, and hot shoe cover attached to or inserted in the camera.
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17 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.
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18 EN Preparation 1 Charging and inserting the battery 1 Charge the battery. Charging indicator Charging in progress Lights orange Charging complete Off Charging error Blinks orange (Charging time: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) 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 optional USB-AC adapter. g “On-Board Charging Using an Optional USB-AC Adapter (the F-5AC)” (P. 19) 2 Confirm that the ON/OFF lever is in the OFF position. ON/OFF lever 3 Open the battery compartment cover. Battery compartment cover 1 2 Battery compartment lock
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19 EN Preparation 1 4 Loading the battery. • Use only BLS-50 batteries (P. 16, 245). 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. 210).  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. 31) is displayed.  On-Board Charging Using an Optional USB-AC Adapter (the F-5AC) • Read the documentation provided with the F-5AC before use. 1 Confirm that the ON/OFF lever is in the OFF position.
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20 EN Preparation 1 2 Confirm that the battery is inserted in the camera. 3 Connect the camera and USB-AC adapter via USB. • The CHARGE lamp light during charging. Charging takes about 4 hours. The lamp goes out as the batteries reach full charge. 4 Charging stops when the camera is turned on. • The USB-AC adapter cannot be used to charge the batteries 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. % • The batteries will not charge while the camera is off if pictures are being uploaded to a smartphone via Wi-Fi (background auto upload). g “Automatically uploading images while the camera is off” (P. 204) $ The USB-AC Adapter • Be sure to unplug the USB-AC adapter for cleaning. Leaving the USB-AC adapter plugged in during cleaning could result in injury or electric shock.
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21 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. 211) before use. 1 Confirm that the ON/OFF lever is in the OFF position. 2 Open the card compartment cover. 2 1 3 Slide the card in until it locks into place. • Turn off the camera before loading or removing the card. • 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. 2 1 • Cards must be formatted with this camera before first use (P. 160).
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22 EN Preparation 1  Removing the card Press the card in to eject it. Pull out the card. • Never remove batteries or memory cards while the memory card access indicator (P. 31) is displayed.
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23 EN Preparation 1 Attaching a lens to the camera 1 Confirm that the ON/OFF lever is in the OFF position. 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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24 EN Preparation 1 5 Remove the front lens cap. 2 1 1 1 1 2 • Before attaching or removing lenses, confirm that the camera ON/OFF lever is in the OFF position. Removing Lenses 1 Confirm that the ON/OFF lever is in the OFF position. 2 Hold the lens release button and rotate the lens as shown. Lens release button 1 2 Interchangeable lenses Read “Interchangeable lenses” (P. 212).
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25 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. 190)
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26 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 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-AF 1023 Battery level Battery icon and battery level are displayed. j (green): The camera is ready to shoot. k (green): The battery is not full. l (green): The battery is low. m (blinks red): Charge the battery. 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 “Wireless Settings for When the Camera Is Off” (P. 202) • 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 [Sleep] (P. 174), [Auto Power Off] (P. 174)
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27 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. 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. W Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) Set Cursor W Romanian Español Viet Nam Ɋɭɫɫɤɢɣ Slovensky Svenska Türkçe Srpski 6ORYHQãþLQD ɍɤɪɚʀɧɫɶɤɚ Setare 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 Set Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt) • The language can be changed at any time from the d setup menu. g “What to Do If You Can’t Read the Display” (P. 29)
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28 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 d setup menu. g [X] (P. 159) X 2019 Y M D Time Y/M/D Cancel The time is displayed using a 24-hour clock. 5 Complete the initial setup. • 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 [nK] (P. 149)
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29 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. 2 1 1 ѯєьѬщҕѥѕѓѥё іѨѯоѶшѯјѪѠдѱўєчдѼѥўьчѯѠк ѝѤчѝҕњьѓѥё YF юѧч 4:3 KK ѱўєчѓѥё чѧлѧъѤјѯъѯјзѠь j/Y/i дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ MENU button 2 Highlight the d (setup) tab using FG on the arrow pad and press the Q button. Q button Arrow pad 2 1 W ѯђѧіҙєѰњіҙ ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд XдѥішѤҟкзҕѥ шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч s ѳъѕ j±0 k±0 0.5 њѧьѥъѨ ’19.12.01 12:30:00 3 Highlight [W] using the FG buttons and press the Q button. 2 1 W ѯђѧіҙєѰњіҙ ѯєьѬшѤҟкзҕѥ дјѤэ шѤҟкзҕѥ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth дѥішѤҟкзҕѥ чѬѓѥёэѤьъѩд XдѥішѤҟкзҕѥ шѤҟкзҕѥдѥіҙч s ѳъѕ j±0 k±0 0.5 њѧьѥъѨ ’19.12.01 12:30:00 4 Highlight the desired language using the FGHI buttons and press the Q button. W Back Set Hrvatski Dansk Eesti Deutsch Indonesia Norsk ýHVN\ English Suomi ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȐ Italiano Latviski Polski Ȼɴɥɝɚɪɫɤɢ Nederlands Français 0DJ\DU /LHWXYLǐN Português(Pt)
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30 EN Shooting 2 2 Shooting Information displays while shooting Monitor display during still photography -2.0 4:3 AEL P C S-ISAUTO WB AUTO +7 -3 +2 ISO-A 200 S-AF RC FP FLK BKT 99 0 28mm T W 1:02:03 1023 L F 250 F5.6 +2.0 30p 30p 4K 3 UTO B TO F BKT BKT HDR 28mm T W P 1 f ghi l e z q r s t u v p P C B Az y D x w Q E F J I K L M H G o 7 6 O N 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 0 a m n j k b c d Monitor display during movie mode C-AF n P P 28mm T W M-IS M-IS 1 ±0 L L R R TC 00:00:00:04 DF 1:02:03 ISO AUTO WB AUTO off 30p 30p 4K W R S T X V U
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31 EN Shooting 2 1 Card write indicator...................P. 19, 22 2 Wireless LAN connection status ...................................P. 200–207 3 Active Bluetooth® connection .............................................P. 200–207 4 Wireless LAN connection.....P. 200–207 5 Pro Capture active..........................P. 74 6 Super FP flash..............................P. 215 7 RC mode.......................................P. 216 8 Bracketing.....................................P. 132 9 HDR/Backlight HDR................P. 52, 137 0 Handheld starlight...........................P. 51 a Multi focus shot...............................P. 53 b Multiple exposure..........................P. 139 c D Keystone compensation .........P. 141 d Fisheye compensation..................P. 198 e S-OVF*....................................P. 173 f Digital Tele-converter....................P. 130 g Time lapse shooting......................P. 131 h Face priority/Eye priority.................P. 67 i Anti-flicker shooting ......................P. 185 j Zoom operation direction/Focal length k Internal temperature warning........P. 228 l Flash (blinks: charging in progress, lights up: charging completed) m AF confirmation mark......................P. 35 n Dust reduction...............................P. 223 o Image stabilizer...............................P. 86 p Picture mode...........................P. 98, 129 q White balance.................................P. 83 r Sequential shooting/Self-timer/ Anti-Shock shooting/Silent shooting/ Pro Capture shooting/ High resolution shooting ...........................................P. 71–76, 87 s Aspect ratio.....................................P. 87 t Image quality (still images) .....P. 88, 129 u Record mode (movies) ...................P. 89 v Available recording time ...............P. 242 w Number of storable still pictures ...P. 241 x Highlight & shadow control ...........P. 106 y Top: Flash intensity control .............P. 97 Bottom: Exposure compensation....P. 64 z Level gauge ....................................P. 33 A Exposure compensation value........P. 64 B Aperture value ........................ P. 37–43 C Shutter speed ......................... P. 37–43 D Histogram .......................................P. 33 E Preview.........................................P. 108 F AE lock....................................P. 70, 175 G Shooting mode........................ P. 34–59 H Custom mode .........................P. 57, 128 I Touch operation ......................P. 36, 123 J Flash intensity control.....................P. 97 K ISO sensitivity...........................P. 70, 80 L AF mode .........................................P. 80 M Metering mode................................P. 82 N Flash mode...............................P. 93, 94 O Battery level....................................P. 26 P Live guide recall..............................P. 49 Q Flicker scan...................................P. 194 * Shown in viewfinder only. R Audio recording level* ....................P. 61 S Recording level meter...................P. 150 T Movie sound .................................P. 150 U Silent shooting tab ..........................P. 61 V Movie (exposure) mode................P. 147 W Movie effect ....................................P. 59 X Time code.....................................P. 146 * Displayed only while audio recording level is being adjusted.
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32 EN Shooting 2 Switching between displays The camera is equipped with an eye sensor, which turns the viewfinder on when you put your eye to the viewfinder. When you take your eye away, the sensor turns the viewfinder off and turns the monitor on. Monitor Put your eye to the viewfinder Viewfinder P S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-AF 0.0 0 1023 30p 30p 4K L F P S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 ISO-A 200 S-AF 1023 250 F5.6 0.0 0 L F 30p 30p 4K 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. • Press the u button to switch between live view and viewfinder shooting (live view and super control panel display). If the super control panel (P. 77) is displayed in the monitor, the viewfinder will turn on when you put your eye to the viewfinder. • You can display the EVF Auto Switch setting menu if you press and hold the u button. g [EVF Auto Switch] (P. 173) u button Diopter adjustment dial
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33 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) P 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-ISAUTO S-AF 0.0 0 1023 INFO INFO Image Only Histogram display (Custom1) Basic Information P S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-AF 0.0 0 1023 P S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-AF 0.0 0 1023 30p 30p 4K L F INFO INFO INFO • You can change Custom1 and Custom2 settings. g [G/Info Settings] > [LV-Info] (P. 166), [V Info Settings] (P. 173) • The information shown in movie (n) mode can differ from that displayed in still photography mode. g Video Menu > [n Display Settings] (P. 146) • The information display screens can be switched in either direction by rotating the dial while pressing the INFO button. 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. More Less Dark Bright 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 [Level Adjust] (P. 174)
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34 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. 37) A Aperture-priority AE (P. 39) S Shutter-priority AE (P. 41) M Manual exposure (P. 43) B Bulb/time (P. 45) Live composite (P. 47) B AUTO (P. 49) SCN Scene (P. 50) ART Art filter (P. 55) C Custom (P. 57) n Movie (P. 59) 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.
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35 EN Shooting 2 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 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 P S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 1023 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-AF 0.0 0 30p 30p 4K L F P 250 F5.6 0.0 0 1:02:03 28mm T W ISO-A 200 S-ISAUTO S-AF 1023 30p 30p 4K L F AF frame AF target • If the camera is unable to focus, the AF confirmation mark will flash (P. 224). • 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. 65). 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. • The shot image will be displayed on the monitor. • You can focus and take pictures using touch controls. g “Shooting with touch screen operations” (P. 36) 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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36 EN Shooting 2 Shooting with touch screen operations Tap d to cycle through touch screen settings. d Tap a subject to focus and automatically release the shutter. This function is not available in movie mode. 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. ISO-A 200 1:02:03 250 F5.6 S-AF 1023  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. Off 14 14 10 10 7 7 5 5 3x 3x 250 F5.6 S-ISAUTO S-AF 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. 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 [Touchscreen Settings] (P. 174)
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37 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. P S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 1023 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 S-AF 0.0 0 30p 30p 4K L F 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. • Take pictures in silent mode. g “Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s)” (P. 74) • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 70, 80) • The aperture value shown when the displays flash varies with the lens and focal length.
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38 EN Shooting 2  Adjusting Settings in Mode P Use the front and rear dials to adjust the following settings. Front dial: Exposure compensation (P. 64) Rear dial: Program shift • Exposure compensation can also be adjusted using the F button. Press the F button and rotate the front or rear dial. % • You can choose the functions performed by the front and rear dials. g [K Dial Function] (P. 164) • 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 [K Fn Lever Function] (P. 181)  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. Ps S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 1023 0.0 0 S-AF 30p 30p 4K L F 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 [Live View Boost] (P. 167)
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39 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. A S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 0.0 0 S-AF 1023 30p 30p 4K L F Aperture value
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40 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. • Take pictures in silent mode. g “Shooting without shutter sound (Silent s)” (P. 74) • When using a fixed [ISO] setting, change the setting. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 70, 80)  Adjusting Settings in Mode A Use the front and rear dials to adjust the following settings. Front dial: Exposure compensation (P. 64) Rear dial: Aperture • Exposure compensation can also be adjusted using the F button. Press the F button and rotate the front or rear dial. % • You can choose the functions performed by the front and rear dials. g [K Dial Function] (P. 164) • 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 [K Fn Lever Function] (P. 181) • 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 [Live View Boost] (P. 167) • You can stop aperture down to the selected value and preview depth of field. g [K Button Function] (P. 108)
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41 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. 74) • The aperture selected automatically by the camera will appear in the display. 3 Take pictures. S S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 ISO-A 200 0.0 0 S-AF 1023 30p 30p 4K L F Shutter speed
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42 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 [ISO] setting, change the setting. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 70, 80) • 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. 64) Rear dial: Shutter speed • Exposure compensation can also be adjusted using the F button. Press the F button and rotate the front or rear dial. % • You can choose the functions performed by the front and rear dials. g [K Dial Function] (P. 164) • 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 [K Fn Lever Function] (P. 181) • 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 [Live View Boost] (P. 167) • 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 [Flicker Reduction] (P. 184), [K Flicker Scan] (P. 194)
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43 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. 74) • 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. • When [AUTO] is selected for [ISO], ISO sensitivity will automatically be adjusted for optimal exposure at the selected exposure settings. [ISO] defaults to [AUTO]. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 70, 80) 3 Take pictures. M S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 0 +2.0 ISO 400 1023 S-AF 30p 30p 4K L F Subject Too Dark or Too Bright If the camera is unable to achieve optimal exposure with [AUTO] selected for [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. 70, 80), [ISO-Auto Set] (P. 169)
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44 EN Shooting 2  Adjusting Settings in Mode M Use the front and rear dials to adjust the following settings. Front dial: Aperture Rear dial: Shutter speed % • You can choose the functions performed by the front and rear dials. g [K Dial Function] (P. 164) • 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 [K Fn Lever Function] (P. 181) • 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 [Flicker Reduction] (P. 184), [K Flicker Scan] (P. 194) • 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 display maintains a constant brightness for ease of viewing. g [Live View Boost] (P. 167)  Using Exposure Compensation in Mode M In mode M, exposure compensation is available when [AUTO] is selected for [ISO]. Because exposure compensation is performed by adjusting ISO sensitivity, aperture and shutter speed are not affected. g “Changing ISO sensitivity (ISO)” (P. 70, 80), [ISO-Auto Set] (P. 169) • Exposure compensation can be adjusted using the F button. Hold the F button and rotate the front or rear dial. • Exposure compensation is added to the exposure difference shown in the display. Exposure compensation M S-ISAUTO 1:02:03 250 F5.6 0 +2.0 ISO-A 400 1023 S-AF 30p 30p 4K L F Exposure compensation plus exposure difference
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45 EN Shooting 2 Long Exposures (B: Bulb/Time) Select this mode to leave the shutter open for a long exposure. You can preview the photo in live view and end the exposure when the desired results have been achieved. Use when long exposures are required, for example when photographing night scenes or fireworks. “Bulb” and “Live Bulb” Photography The shutter remains open while the shutter button is pressed. Releasing the button ends the exposure. • The amount of light entering the camera increases the longer the shutter is open. • When live bulb photography is selected, you can choose how often the camera updates the live view display during the exposure. “Time” and “Live Time” Photography The exposure begins when the shutter button is pressed all the way down. To end the exposure, press the shutter button all the way down a second time. • The amount of light entering the camera increases the longer the shutter is open. • When live time photography is selected, you can choose how often the camera updates the live view display during the exposure. 1 Rotate the mode dial to B. 2 Select bulb or time photography. • At default settings, the selection is made with the rear dial. 3 Press the MENU button. • You will be prompted to choose the interval at which the preview is updated. B 1:02:03 BULB F5.6 ISO 400 S-AF 1023 30p 30p 4K L F Bulb or time photography 4 Highlight an interval using FG on the arrow pad. 5 Press the Q button to select the highlighted option. • The menus will be displayed. Live Bulb ISO LOW ~ ISO 400 ~ ISO 800 ~ ISO 1600 24 times 19 times 14 times 9 times Off Display Count Back Set 6 Press the MENU button to exit the menus. • If an option other than [Off] is selected, [LIVE BULB] or [LIVE TIME] will appear in the display.
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46 EN Shooting 2 7 Adjust aperture. • At default settings, aperture can be adjusted using the front dial. B 1:02:03 BULB F5.6 ISO 400 S-AF 1023 30p 30p 4K L F Aperture 8 Take pictures. • In bulb and live bulb modes, keep the shutter button pressed. The exposure ends when the button is released. • In time and live time modes, press the shutter button all the way down once to start the exposure and again to end it. • The exposure ends automatically when the time selected for [Bulb/Time Timer] is reached. The default is [8 min]. The time can be changed. g [Bulb/Time Timer] (P. 170) • [Noise Reduct.] is applied after shooting. The display shows the time remaining until the process is complete. You can choose the conditions under which noise reduction is performed (P. 169). • During live time photography, you can refresh the preview by pressing the shutter button halfway. • Some limitations apply to the choice of ISO sensitivity settings available. • Bulb photography is used in place of live bulb photography when multiple exposure, keystone compensation, or fisheye correction is in effect. • Time photography is used in place of live time photography when multiple exposure, keystone compensation, or fisheye correction is in effect. • During shooting, there are limits on the settings for the following functions. Sequential shooting, self-timer shooting, time lapse shooting, AE bracket shooting, image stabilizer, flash bracketing, multiple exposure*, etc. * When an option other than [Off] is selected for [Live Bulb] or [Live Time] (P. 170) • [K Image Stabilizer] (P. 86) turns off automatically. • Depending on camera settings, the temperature, and the situation, you may notice noise or bright spots in the monitor. These may sometimes appear in pictures even when [Noise Reduct.] (P. 169) is enabled. % • Display brightness can be adjusted during bulb/time photography. At default settings, the display is darker than normal. g [Bulb/Time Monitor] (P. 170) • During bulb/time photography, the brightness of the subject in the display is enhanced for ease of viewing when lighting is poor. g [Live View Boost] (P. 167) • In mode B (bulb), you can adjust focus manually while the exposure is in progress. This allows you to defocus during the exposure or focus at the end of the exposure. g [Bulb/ Time Focusing] (P. 180)
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47 EN Shooting 2 $ Noise While shooting at slow shutter speeds, noise may appear on screen. These phenomena occur when the temperature rises in the image pickup device or image pickup device internal drive circuit, causing current to be generated in those sections of the image pickup device that are not normally exposed to light. This can also occur when shooting with a high ISO setting in a high-temperature environment. To reduce this noise, the camera activates the noise reduction function. g [Noise Reduct.] (P. 169) Lighten Blending (B: Live Composite Photography) Leave the shutter open for a long exposure. You can view the light trails left by fireworks or stars and photograph them without changing the exposure of the background. The camera combines multiple shots and records them as a single photograph. 1 Rotate the mode dial to B. 2 Select [LIVE COMP]. • At default settings, the selection is made with the rear dial. 3 Press the MENU button. • The [Composite Settings] menu will be displayed. B 1:02:03 LIVECOMP F5.6 Press shutter button once to prepare for composite shooting. 0 0.0 1023 Live composite photography 4 Highlight an exposure time using FG on the arrow pad. • Choose an exposure time of from 1/2 to 60 s. 5 Press the Q button to select the highlighted option. • The menus will be displayed. Composite Settings 1sec Exposure time per image. Exposure time and aperture will determine your base exposure. Back Set 6 Press the MENU button repeatedly to exit the menus. 7 Adjust aperture. • At default settings, aperture can be adjusted using the front dial. 8 Press the shutter button all the way down to ready the camera. • The camera is ready to shoot when [Ready for composite shooting] is displayed. B 1:02:03 LIVECOMP F5.6 ISO 400 Ready for composite shooting 0.0 0 S-AF 1023 30p 30p 4K L F
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48 EN Shooting 2 9 Press the shutter button to start shooting. • Live composite photography will start. The display will be updated after each exposure. 10 Press the shutter button again to end shooting. • Live composite photography can continue for up to three hours. The maximum recording time available varies with battery level and shooting conditions. • Some limitations apply to the choice of ISO sensitivity settings available. • Limitations apply to some features during shooting, including: sequential shooting, the self-timer, interval timer photography, AE bracketing, flash bracketing, focus bracketing, High Res Shot, HDR photography, multiple exposure, keystone compensation, and fisheye correction. • [K Image Stabilizer] (P. 86) turns off automatically. % • Display brightness can be adjusted during live composite photography. At default settings, the display is darker than normal. g [Bulb/Time Monitor] (P. 170) • The exposure time for each exposure made during live composite photography can be chosen in advance using the menus. g [Composite Settings] (P. 193)
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49 EN Shooting 2 Letting the camera choose the settings (AUTO mode) The camera adjusts settings to suit the scene; all you have to do is press the shutter button. Use live guides to easily adjust such parameters as color, brightness, and background blurring. 1 Set the mode dial to B. • In auto mode, the camera automatically selects the scene mode option appropriate to your subject when you press the shutter button halfway. Once the selection has been made, the B icon in the bottom left corner of the display will be replaced by the icon for the chosen scene. 2 To adjust shooting settings, display the live guide by pressing the Q button. • Use FG to highlight an item in the live guide and press Q to display a slider. Change Color Saturation Guide item 3 Use FG to position the slider and choose a level. • Press the Q button to save changes. • To exit, press the MENU button. • When [Shooting Tips] is selected, use FG to highlight the item and press the Q button to display the detail. • The effect of the selected level is visible in the display. If [Blur Background] or [Express Motions] is selected, the display will return to normal, but the selected effect will be visible in the final photograph. 0 Clear & Vivid Flat & Muted Slider 4 To set multiple live guides, repeat Steps 2 and 3. • A check is displayed on the guide item for live guides that are already set. • [Blur Background] and [Express Motions] cannot be set at the same time. Change Color Saturation 5 Take pictures. • To clear the live guides from the display, press the MENU button. • If [RAW] is currently selected for image quality, image quality will automatically be set to RAW+JPEG. • Live guide settings are not applied to the RAW copy. • Pictures may appear grainy at some live guide setting levels.
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50 EN Shooting 2 • Changes to live guide setting levels may not be visible in the monitor. • Frame rates drop the closer the [Express Motions] slider is to [Blurred Motion]. • The flash cannot be used when a live guide is set. • Choosing live guide settings that exceed the limits of the camera exposure meters may result in pictures that are overexposed or underexposed. $ • Touch controls can also be used. Shooting in scene mode (SCN mode) The camera automatically optimizes settings for the subject or scene. 1 Rotate the mode dial to SCN. 2 Use FGHI to highlight a scene and press the Q button. Motion Scenery Nightscapes Indoors Close-ups People 3 Use HI to highlight a scene mode and press the Q button. Portrait 4 Take pictures. • To choose a different scene, press the Q button. Next, press the MENU button to return to the scene-selection display.

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