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Rear of camera controls

The rear of the camera is dominated by the large 2.5" LCD monitor, running down its left edge are a column of five buttons which are associated only with LCD display and menu functions. On the right is the controller / Spot-AF selector and the 'Super SteadyShot' switch.

Shooting mode controls

Control
 
Function
 
MENU Menu

Enters or leaves the current mode menu, all menus are accessible once in the menu system but pressing this button in Play mode will take you directly to the Play section.

Display

Select recording information display mode:

 • Detailed display
 • Enlarged display
 • No display

Delete (record review).

During record review (image playback immediately after taking the shot) you can press this button to delete the image. This displays a Yes / No confirmation box.
Play

Enters play mode, displays the last image taken or the last image browsed.
Controller (AF area select)

If AF area is set to 'Focus area selection' you can use the controller to select any one of the nine AF areas.
AF Spot AF

Assuming automatic focus is enabled pressing this button will trigger cause the camera to auto focus.
Super SteadyShot

Used to enable or disable the 'Super SteadyShot' CCD-shift anti shake system.

Play mode controls

Control
 
Function
 
MENU Menu

Enters or leaves the current mode menu, all menus are accessible once in the menu system but pressing this button in Play mode will take you directly to the Play section.
Display

Select play mode display:

 • Image with information overlay
 • Just image
 • Thumbnail index
Delete (play only)

In play mode press this button to delete the currently displayed / selected image. This displays a Yes / No confirmation box.
Play

Leaves play mode and returns to shooting. Note that you can achieve the same function by simply half-pressing the shutter release button.
Histogram

Switches to a histogram display view of the current image.
Controller

Press left or right arrows to browse through the images, note that you can also use the control dial to achieve the same function. When magnified the controller is used to scroll around the image.
Rotate

Allows you to rotate the displayed image through 90, 180 or 270 degrees.

Front of camera controls

On the front left of the camera located on the side of the lens mount surround is the Depth-of-Field preview button (press to temporarily stop the lens down to the metered or selected aperture). On the front right of the camera is the lens release button, below this the Focus mode switch which allows you to select between auto and manual focus.

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