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Exposure Modes
Change by rotating the mode dial.

Release Modes
To change modes, press mode dial lock release, and turn mode dial.

Focus Mode
Determines how focus area is selected in autofocus mode.  Controlled by focus-mode selector on front of camera.

Auto-Focus Area Mode
Controlled by pressing AF-mode button and rotating sub-command dial.

Focus Point Selection

  1. Unlock focus selector lock (on back of camera, upper right of screen);
  2. Use focus selector toggle to select focus point in viewfinder;
  3. Press OK to select;
  4. Lock the focus selector.

AE-L/AF-L button

  1. Press shutter-release button halfway;
  2. Press and hold AE-L/AF-L button to lock both focus and exposure;
  3. Recompose photo and press shutter-release all the way.

Exposure Metering
Determines how camera sets exposure in P, S, A, and M modes. Control by pressing metering button on top right of camera, and rotating main command dial.

Image Size (FX lenses)
Press "QUAL" button and rotate the sub-command dial.

Image Quality (JPEG Compression) Menu
Press "QUAL" button and rotate main command dial.

Controlled by pressing ISO button and rotating main command dial.

White Balance
Press "WB" button and rotate main command dial.

Depth-of-Field Preview
To preview, press/hold depth-of-field preview button.

Exposure Compensation
Press "+/-" button by shutter-release and rotate main command dial.


  1. Select type of bracketing (flash or exposure) in Custom Setting...e6 Auto Bracketing menu;.
  2. Choose between exposure, exposure + flash, or flash only bracketing.
  3. Choose number of shots in bracketing sequence. Press "BKT" button and rotate main command dial.
  4. Choose bracketing increment. Press "BKT" button and rotate sub-command dial.
  5. Frame photo, focus, and shoot.
  6. Shutter release button must be pressed once for each bracket if in Single Frame mode.
  7. To cancel bracketing, press "BKT" button and rotate main command dial until BKT icon disappears.

Active D-Lighting
Preserves details in highlights and shadows in one shot; use for high contrast scenes.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Preserves details in highlights and shadows by combining two shots. Most effective with matrix metering.

  1. Select HDR in shooting menu;
  2. Select a mode (On/series or On/single photo);
  3. Choose the exposure differential;
  4. Choose amount of smoothing;
  5. Compose photo, focus, and shoot.

Built-in Flash

Flash Sync Modes

Flash Exposure Compensation
Press the "(lightning bolt +/-)" button and rotate sub-command dial.

Self-Timer Mode
Press shooting mode dial lock release and rotate shooting mode dial to select self-timer mode.

Multiple Exposure

  1. In Shooting Menu, select Multiple Exposure.
  2. Select a mode (series or single photo).
  3. Choose number of shots.
  4. Choose amount of gain (on or off)
    • AutoGain On (default) will decrease exposure according to number of exposures recorded.
  5. Frame photo, focus, and shoot.
  6. Take the selected number of photos.
  7. Multiple Exposure icon will blink until correct shooting ends.
  8. Canceled if camera is turned off.

Interval Timer Photos

  1. In Shooting Menu, select Intvl Timer Shooting to make settings.
  2. Choose starting time.
  3. Choose interval.
  4. Choose number of intervals and number of shots per interval.
  5. Start shooting.

Live View

Live View, photos

Live View, movies

Two-Button Reset
By holding "ISO" and "+/-" buttons (marked by a green dot) down for more than 2 seconds, these camera settings can be restored to default values:


Photo Playback—Photo Information Displayed
Press multi-selector down to cycle through photo info:

Memory Cards

Clock battery

Attaching lens
Keep mounting index on lens aligned with mounting index on camera.
Rotate lens counter-clockwise until it clicks.

Detaching lens
Turn camera off.
Press and hold the lens-release button while turning lens clockwise.

Charging battery

Cleaning Using Low-Pass Filter
Cleaning is performed by vibrating the low-pass filter.

  1. Set camera down on its base.
  2. In setup menu, select Clean Image Sensor.
  3. Select Clean Now.


Wireless Mobile Adapter

Error Messages/Displays