Shoots an image using the self-timer after a designated number of seconds have elapsed since the shutter button was pressed. Use the 5-second/10-second self-timer when you are going to be in the picture, and use the 2-second self-timer to reduce camera-shake caused by pressing the shutter button.

  1. Press / (Drive Mode) of the control wheel → [Self-timer].
    • You can also set the drive mode by selecting MENU (Camera Settings1) → [Drive Mode].
  2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.
  3. Adjust the focus and shoot the image.
    The self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and a picture is taken after the designated number of seconds have elapsed.

Menu item details

Sets the number of seconds in which the picture is taken after the shutter button is pressed.

Self-timer: 10 Sec
Self-timer: 5 Sec
Self-timer: 2 Sec


  • Press the shutter button again or press / on the control wheel to stop the count of the self-timer.
  • Press / on the control wheel and select (Single Shooting) to cancel the self-timer.
  • Set [Audio signals] to [Off] to mute the beep sound during self-timer counting.
  • To use the self-timer in bracket mode, select bracket mode under drive mode, then select MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Bracket Settings][Selftimer during Brkt].


  • The self-timer is unavailable in the following situations:
    • The shooting mode is set to [Sweep Panorama].
    • [Sports Action] under [Scene Selection]
    • [Smile Shutter]