Shooting still images (Intelligent Auto)

This section describes how to shoot still images in the [Intelligent Auto] mode. In the [Intelligent Auto] mode, the camera automatically focuses and automatically determines the exposure based on the shooting conditions.
  1. Set the Still/Movie/S&Q dial to (Still) to select the still image shooting mode.

  2. Set the mode dial to (Auto Mode).

  3. Select [Intelligent Auto] on the shooting mode selection screen.
    The shooting mode will be set to (Intelligent Auto).
  4. Adjust the monitor angle, and hold the camera. Or look through the viewfinder and hold the camera.
  5. When a zoom lens is mounted, enlarge images by rotating the zoom ring.
  6. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
    When the image is in focus, a beep sounds and the indicator (, etc.) lights up.

  7. Press the shutter button fully down.

To shoot with the touch function icons

You can also shoot by touching an icon on the screen instead of pressing the shutter button. Swipe the monitor left or right to display the touch function icons, and then touch the (shutter) icon. You can view the captured image by touching the (switch to playback screen) icon.

For details on how to display the touch function icons, see “Touch function icons.”

To adjust the image brightness, color tone, etc. ( My Image Style)

Swipe the monitor left or right to display the touch function icons on the shooting screen, and touch (image adjustment). You can set (Background Defocus), (Brightness), (Color), and [Creative Look] to your preferences. Touch each icon at the bottom of the screen to set each item.

For details, refer to “ Adjusting images in the auto mode (My Image Style) .”

To select the focus mode yourself ( Focus Mode / Focus Area)

Specifying [Focus Mode], such as selecting (Single-shot AF) for landscapes or still subjects and selecting (Continuous AF) for moving subjects, makes it easier to focus on the desired subject. You can also specify the focus position and range using [Focus Area].

Shooting while focusing on human eyes

The [Subject Recog in AF] function under [Subject Recognition] is enabled in the default settings, so you can use the Eye AF function immediately.

To shoot images with the focus locked on the desired subject (Focus-lock)

When you focus on the subject, the focus is locked while the shutter button is pressed halfway down. Switch to the desired composition and press the shutter button all the way down to take the picture.

  • You can lock the focus on non-moving subjects. Set [Focus Mode] to (Single-shot AF).
  • Setting [Focus Area] to [Center Fix] makes it easier to focus on subjects located in the center of the screen.


  • When the product cannot focus automatically, the focus indicator flashes and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus mode or focus area settings. In [Continuous AF] mode, (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. Doing so will prevent images from being recorded normally.
  • 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.