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 switch to (Still) to select the still image shooting mode.

  2. MENU (Shooting) → [Shooting Mode][Shoot Mode][Intelligent Auto].
    The shooting mode will be set to (Intelligent Auto).
  3. Point the camera at the subject.
  4. Use the zoom to enlarge the subject.
  5. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
    When the image is in focus, the indicator (, etc.) lights up on the external monitor.
  6. Press the shutter button.
    When using the shutter button on the camera, press it fully down.

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 Subject Recognition 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. Either recompose the shot or change the focus mode or focus area settings. In [Continuous AF] mode, (focus indicator) lights up.


  • An icon indicating that data is being written is displayed on the external monitor 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.
  • If the (Overheating warning) icon appears on the external monitor, the temperature of the camera has risen. Turn the power off and cool the camera and wait until the camera is ready to shoot again. If you continue to use the camera while the icon is displayed, shooting may stop to protect the product.
  • When the power is turned on, the internal temperature of the camera rises even if the camera is not shooting. If the power is turned on for a long time, then the power turns off or you are unable to record movies, leave the power off and wait until the temperature drops sufficiently.