Select Finder/Monitor

still image, movie, slow&quick motion

Sets the method for switching the display between the viewfinder and the monitor.

  1. MENU (Setup) → [Finder/Monitor][Select Finder/Monitor] → desired setting.

Menu item details

When you look into the viewfinder, the eye sensor reacts and the display is switched to the viewfinder automatically.
The monitor is turned off and the image is displayed only in the viewfinder.
The viewfinder is turned off and the image is always displayed on the monitor.


  • You can assign the [Select Finder/Monitor] function to your preferred key.
    [Custom Key/Dial Set.], [Custom Key/Dial Set.] or [Custom Key Setting] → set [Finder/Monitor Sel.] to the preferred key.
  • If you want to retain the viewfinder display or the monitor display, set [Select Finder/Monitor] to [VF(Manual)] or [Monitor(Manual)] beforehand.
    You can keep the monitor off when you take your eyes off the viewfinder during recording by setting the monitor display to [Monitor Off] using the DISP button. Select [DISP (Screen Disp) Set][Monitor] and add a check mark to [Monitor Off] beforehand.
  • When [Enlarge Menu Scrn] under [Enlarge Screen] is set to anything other than [Off], a message is displayed confirming whether to set [Select Finder/Monitor] to [Monitor(Manual)]. When using the [Enlarge Screen] function, it is recommended that you set [Select Finder/Monitor] to [Monitor(Manual)]. This will prevent the eye sensor from activating and switching to the viewfinder display when you bring your face close to the monitor.


  • Depending on whether the monitor is open or closed and the angle of the monitor, the eye sensor of the camera may not detect your eye approaching even if [Select Finder/Monitor] is set to [Auto].
  • Under strong light sources such as sunlight, the eye sensor may not detect your eye approaching and the display may not switch to the viewfinder even when [Select Finder/Monitor] is set to [Auto]. In such cases, keep the eye sensor from being exposed to the light source.