Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-5100

Taking pictures of yourself using touch operation (Self-portrait/ -timer)

You can change the angle of the monitor and shoot a self-portrait while watching the monitor.

  1. MENU (Custom Settings) → [Self-portrait/ -timer] [On]
  2. Tilt the monitor approx. 180° upward.

    • Set [Focus Mode] to another mode than [Manual Focus]. The touch shutter function cannot be used when [Focus Mode] is set to [Manual Focus] mode.
    • Even if [Touch Shoot. Set.] is set to [Touch Focus], if you tilt the monitor approx. 180°upward, you can use the touch shutter function.
  3. Point the lens toward yourself, compose the shot, then touch the subject on the monitor.
    The product records a still image after three seconds.


  • The [Touch Shutter] function is unavailable in the following situations:
    • When [Scene Selection] is set to [Night Scene]
    • When [Smile/Face Detect.] is set to [Smile Shutter]
    • When [Focus Mode] is set to [Manual Focus]
    • When [Focus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot]
    • While using Digital Zoom
  • You cannot shoot images using [Touch Shutter] with applications downloaded from the website.