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ESSENTIAL MODES AND SETTINGS

SHOOTING MODES

Turn the Mode dial to select the Shooting mode.

Auto (Intelligent Auto): Automatically selects camera settings based on scene recognition.

P (Program Auto): Camera sets shutter speed and aperture based on metering info and current ISO.

A (Aperture Priority): You set the aperture and the camera sets shutter speed based on metering info and current ISO. The range of apertures depends on the lens.

S (Shutter Speed Priority): You set the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture based on metering info and current ISO.

M (Manual Exposure): You set both shutter speed and aperture to create the desired exposure.

1–3 (Memory Recall): Allows you to shoot after recalling often-used modes or pre-registered settings (Camera Settings 1–3).

images METERING MODES

MENU > Exposure/Color > Metering > Metering Mode

Multi: Divides the scene into multiple areas, then reads the light in each area and tries to determine proper exposure.

Center: Uses information from the whole frame but gives the items in the center more emphasis.

Spot: Measures only the small center area. The size of the spot can be adjusted, as well as the spot placement itself.

Entire Screen Average: Measures the average brightness of the entire screen.

Highlight: Measures brightness while emphasizing the highlighted areas. Best used when trying to avoid overexposing the scene.

images EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

Turn the Rear Dial R (default setting) to adjust the metered exposure from –5 (darker) to +5 (lighter) stops.

Unlock the Rear Dial R by pressing the button on the top of the dial. When the button is popped up and the white line is visible, then the dial is unlocked.

Note: The display shows values between –3 to +3 even when the value is set higher. When using iAuto you cannot use exposure compensation. When in Manual Exposure mode, you can adjust exposure compensation only when ISO is set to Auto ISO. When shooting movies, you can adjust exposure compensation within a range of –2 to +2 stops.

FOCUS MODES

MENU > AF MF (Focus) > AF/MF > Focus Mode

AF-S (Single-Shot AF): Focus starts when Shutter Release button is pressed halfway and locks when focus is achieved. Best for stationary subjects.

AF-A (Automatic AF): Camera switches between AF-S and AF-C depending on subject movement. Focus starts when Shutter Release button is pressed halfway. The camera then determines if the subject is stationary or moving and selects the AF mode accordingly.

AF-C (Continuous AF): The camera starts to focus when the Shutter Release button is pressed halfway and continues to focus until the photo is taken. Best for moving subjects.

DMF (Direct Manual Focus): This allows you to make fine adjustments manually after autofocusing. This is helpful in situations where you might need to make small adjustments to the focus, such as when shooting macro images.

MF (Manual Focus): Focusing is accomplished by turning the focusing ring on the lens barrel.

images FOCUS AREA

MENU > AF MF (Focus) > Focus Area > Focus Area

Wide: Focuses on the subject automatically using the whole frame. A green frame appears around the subject in focus. (This is the only mode available in iAuto exposure mode.)

Zone: You select a zone, and the camera automatically chooses what to focus on in that zone.

Center Fix: Focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

Flexible Spot: Uses a small focusing area that can be moved around the frame, allowing you to specify exactly what to focus on.

Spot: S/Spot: M/Spot: L: The camera uses a small focusing area, allowing you to focus on an extremely small subject in a very narrow area.

Expand Spot: When the camera cannot focus on the single spot you specified, it will use the surrounding spots to help with focusing.

Tracking: When the Shutter Release button is pressed halfway down, the camera tracks the subject within the selected autofocus area. Use the left/right sides of the control wheel to move the focus area to where you want it to start tracking. This is only available when the Focus mode is set to AF-C (Continuous AF).

images DRIVE MODES

Select Drive mode on the Control Wheel and select the desired Drive mode. (You can also select MENU > Shooting > Drive Mode.)

Single Shooting: Takes a single shot every time the Shutter Release button is pressed.

Continuous Shooting: Takes photos as long as you press the Shutter Release button.

Self-Timer Single: When Shutter Release button is pressed fully, the camera waits a set amount of time before taking photo.

Self-Timer Continuous: When the Shutter Release button is pressed fully, the camera waits a set amount of time before taking a designated number of images.

Continuous Bracket: Takes a series of images with different exposures when the Shutter Release button is held down.

Single Bracket: Takes a series of images with different exposures, one frame at a time, each time the Shutter Release button is pressed fully.

WB Bracket: Shoots three images, each with different color tones depending on the selected settings for white balance, color temperature, and color filter.

DRO Bracket: Shoots a set of three images, each with a different degree of D-Range Optimizer.

images WHITE BALANCE

MENU > Exposure/Color > White Balance > White Balance The Auto setting is best for most situations. White balance can be set to shift colors warmer or cooler, or keep them accurate. Other settings are all matched to different lighting types, such as daylight, fluorescent, etc. Match the white balance to the type of lighting used to illuminate the scene for the truest colors.

Note: White Balance is set to Auto when using iAuto mode.

FILE FORMATS

MENU > Shooting > Image Quality > Image Quality Settings > File Format

RAW: The RAW data from the image sensor is recorded each time a photo is taken. You can decide whether the RAW file is Uncompressed (largest file), Lossless Compressed (smaller file with no image quality loss), or Compressed (smallest file but possible image quality loss) by going to MENU > Shooting

> Image Quality > Image Quality Settings > Raw File Type.

RAW & JPEG / RAW & HEIF: The camera saves two files each time the Shutter Release button is pressed: a RAW file and a JPEG file, or a RAW file and a HEIF file.

JPEG or HEIF: The camera saves a JPEG or a HEIF file each time the Shutter Release button is pressed. You can decide the image quality of these files by going to Menu > Shooting > Image Quality > Image Quality Settings > JPEG Quality/HEIF Quality and choosing between Extra Fine (highest quality and file size), Fine, Standard, and Light (lowest quality and smallest file size). You can also choose the JPEG/HEIF image size by going to Menu > Shooting > Image Quality > Image Quality Settings > JPEG Image Size/HEIF Image Size and picking between Large, Medium, and Small.

Note: You can also select the desired Aspect Ratio for still images (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, or 1:1) by going to MENU > Shooting > Image Quality > Aspect Ratio.

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