Camera Functions

Live View

Use live view to frame photos and movies in the monitor. This is referred to as "live view photography".


01. Rotate the live view selector to (live view photography).
02. Press the button.

The mirror will be raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the camera monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder.
03. Position the focus point.

Position the focus point over your subject.
04. Focus.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus.

The focus point will flash green and the shutter release will be disabled while the camera focuses. If the camera is able to focus, the focus point will be displayed in green; if the camera is unable to focus, the focus point will flash red (note that pictures can be taken even when the focus point flashes red; check focus in the monitor before shooting).
Exposure can be locked by pressing the center of the sub-selector; focus locks while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.

Exposure Preview
During live view, you can press to preview the effects of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity on exposure. Exposure can be adjusted by ±5 EV, although only values between –3 and +3 EV are reflected in the preview display.
05. Take the picture.

Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to shoot. The monitor will turn off.
06. Exit live view.

Press the button to exit live view.

Live View: Related Functions

View information on functions related to Live View.

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