Still/Movie/S&Q dial and mode dial

You can use the Still/Movie/S&Q dial and mode dial to select a shooting mode according to the subject and purpose of shooting.

Still/Movie/S&Q dial

Use the Still/Movie/S&Q dial to select a shooting mode.

Illustration showing the range of the still image shooting mode, movie recording mode, and slow-motion/quick-motion shooting mode on the Still/Movie/S&Q dial

(A) Still image shooting mode

(B) Movie recording mode

(C) Slow-motion/quick-motion shooting mode


  • The displayed menu items vary depending on the Still/Movie/S&Q dial position.
  • When shooting a time-lapse movie, set the Still/Movie/S&Q dial to S&Q, and select [Time-lapse].

Mode dial

The exposure mode you select determines how the aperture (F value) and shutter speed are adjusted.

Mode dial Exposure mode Description
(Auto) Intelligent Auto /Scene Selection The camera shoots with automatic scene recognition ( Intelligent Auto ).
You can specify the shooting scene and shoot with the settings automatically set by the camera (Scene Selection).
P Program Auto Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). You can set shooting functions such as [ISO] .
A Aperture Priority The aperture value is given priority and the shutter speed is adjusted automatically. Select this when you want to blur the background or focus on the entire screen.
S Shutter Priority The shutter speed is given priority and the aperture value is adjusted automatically. Select this when you want to shoot a fast-moving subject without blurring, or when you want to shoot a water or light trail.
M Manual Exposure Manually adjust both the aperture value and shutter speed. You can shoot with your favorite exposure.
1 / 2 / 3 Recall Camera Setting You can call up frequently used modes and numerical value settings that have been registered* in advance then shoot the images.

*In [Camera Set. Memory], you can register various shooting settings, such as the exposure mode (P/A/S/M), aperture (F value), and shutter speed.

The method for setting the exposure in the movie recording modes depends on the MENU (Shooting) → [Shooting Mode][Exposure Ctrl Type] setting.

When [Exposure Ctrl Type] is set to [P/A/S/M Mode]:

Select the desired exposure mode using the mode dial.

When [Exposure Ctrl Type] is set to [Flexible Exp. Mode]:

The aperture value, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity can be switched between the automatic setting and manual setting by using the following functions assigned to custom keys.

  • Aperture value
    [L.PressAv Auto/Manual]
  • Shutter speed
    [L.PressTv Auto/Manual]
  • ISO sensitivity
    [L.PressISO Auto/Manual]
If you select the manual setting, turn the front dial, rear dial L, or control wheel and set the desired value.