Bright Monitoring

still image, movie, slow&quick motion

Allows you to adjust the composition when shooting in dark environments. By extending the exposure time, you can check the composition on the viewfinder/monitor even in dark locations such as under the night sky.

  1. MENU (Setup) → [Operation Customize][Custom Key/Dial Set.] → assign the [Bright Monitoring] function to the desired key.
  2. In a still image shooting mode, press the key to which you assigned the [Bright Monitoring] function, and then shoot an image.
    • The brightness due to [Bright Monitoring] will continue after shooting.
    • To return the monitor brightness to normal, press the key to which you assigned the [Bright Monitoring] function once again.


  • During [Bright Monitoring], [Live View Display] will automatically switch to [Setting Effect OFF], and setting values such as exposure compensation will not be reflected in the live view display. It is recommended that you use [Bright Monitoring] only in dark locations.
  • [Bright Monitoring] will be automatically canceled in the following situations.
    • When the camera is turned off.
    • When the shooting mode is changed from P/A/S/M to a mode that is not P/A/S/M.
    • When the focus mode is set to other than manual focus.
    • When [Auto Magnifier in MF] is executed.
    • When [Focus Magnifier] is selected.
  • During [Bright Monitoring], the shutter speed may be slower than normal while shooting in dark locations. Also, because the measured brightness range is expanded, the exposure may change.