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

The mode determines the number of seconds until a 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 turn off the beeping sound during the self-timer countdown.
  • To use the self-timer in bracket mode, select bracket mode under drive mode, then select MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Bracket Settings][Selftimer during Bracket].


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