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Main Command Dial—wheel on back of camera;
Sub-Command Dial—wheel on front of camera.

MENU categories

Pressing shutter release button halfway will exit the menus.

INFO button

i button

Exposure Modes

Change by rotating the mode dial.

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.

Picture Controls

Release Modes

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

Focus Modes

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

AF might not perform well in little or no contrast, through fences or grids, high contrast, geometric patterns, many fine details.

Auto-Focus Area Modes

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
Works in AF-A and AF-C focus modes (In AF-S focus mode, focus locks automatically and remains locked until finger is removed from shutter-release).

  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.

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.

JPEG compression can be set to Size Priority (relatively uniform file size) or Optimal Quality (file size varies with scene recorded) in photo shooting menu.

ISO Sensitivity

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 Menu…Custom Setting...e6 Auto Bracketing Set
  2. Choose between AE & Flash, AE only, Flash only, WB bracketing, ADL bracketing.
  3. Press "BKT" button and rotate Main Command Dial to choose number of shots in bracketing sequence.
  4. Press "BKT" button and rotate sub-command dial to choose exposure increment.
  5. Frame photo, focus, and shoot.

Active D-Lighting

Preserves details in highlights and shadows in one shot; use for high contrast scenes. Most effective with matrix metering.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Preserves details in highlights and shadows by combining two shots. Most effective with matrix metering.

  1. Menu…Photo Shooting Menu…HDR;
  2. Select a mode (On/series or On/single photo);
  3. Choose the HDR strength (auto; extra high; high; normal; low);
  4. Compose photo, focus, and shoot.

Built-in Flash

Manual Flash Sync Modes

Flash Compensation

Self-Timer Mode

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

Multiple Exposure

  1. Menu…Photo Shooting Menu…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.

Interval Timer Photos

  1. Menu…Photo Shooting Menu…Interval Timer Shooting.
  2. Choose start option (now, or specific date/time).
  3. Choose interval between shots.
  4. Choose number of shots per interval.
  5. Start shooting.

Live View

Live View, Photography

Live View, Movies

Fn Function Button

Role played by the Fn button (front of camera, right next to lens on lower half) can be assigned by Menu…Custom Settings…f2 Assign Fn Button.


Connects to smart device running Wireless Mobile Utility app.
A Wi-Fi icon will appear on camera control panel when Wi-Fi is enabled.
Connecting SSID (Android and iOS)

  1. On camera, enable Wi-Fi on camera. Menu…Setup Menu…Wi-Fi…Enable.
  2. On camera, display camera SSID. In same menu, select Network Settings…View SSID.
  3. On smart device, select the camera SSID.
  4. Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.

To end connection, do any of these:

Restoring default network settings: Menu…Setup Menu…Wi-Fi…Network Settings…Reset Network Settings…Yes.
Selecting pictures for upload:

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:

Displayed pages can be modified in Menu…Playback Display Options

Memory Cards

Camera battery

Charging battery

Clock battery

Cleaning Sensor Using Low-Pass Filter

Cleaning is performed by vibrating the low-pass filter.

  1. Set camera down on its base.
  2. Menu…Setup Menu…Clean Image Sensor.
  3. Select Clean Now.


Attaching lens

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

Detaching lens

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

Compatible LAN Adapters

Error Messages/Displays