Shooting still images
- Select the desired shooting mode by turning the mode dial.
- Adjust the monitor angle, and hold the camera. Or look through the viewfinder and hold the camera.
- When a zoom lens is mounted, enlarge images by rotating the zoom ring.
- Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the focus indicator (such as ) lights up.
- Press the shutter button fully down.
To shoot images with the focus locked on the desired subject (Focus-lock)
Shoots images with the focus locked on the desired subject in auto focus mode.
- MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Focus Mode] → [Single-shot AF] or [Automatic AF].
- Place the subject within the AF area and press the shutter button halfway down.
The focus is locked.
- If it is difficult to focus on the desired subject, set [Focus Area] to [Center] or [Flexible Spot].
- Keep pressing the shutter button halfway down, and place the subject back in the original position to re-compose the shot.
- Press the shutter button down fully to take the picture.
- When the product cannot focus automatically, the focus indicator flashes and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus setting. In [Continuous AF] mode, the (focus indicator) lights up and the beep indicating that the focus has been achieved does not sound.
- An icon indicating that data is being written is displayed after shooting. Do not remove the memory card while the icon is displayed.
- When the subject is moving, you cannot lock the focus even if [Focus Mode] has been set to [Automatic AF].
- When you shoot at high shutter speeds with a large-aperture lens attached, out-of-focus circle produced by the bokeh effect may get cut off because of the shutter mechanism.
- When a lens from another manufacturer (including a Minolta/Konica-Minolta lens) is used, the correct exposure may not be achieved, or the image brightness may be uneven.
- When you shoot at high shutter speeds, the image brightness may become uneven depending on the shooting environment.