Names and Functions of Main Parts

Preparations

Names and Functions of Main Parts

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1 Self-timer indicator / AF Assist Lamp

Illuminates when the self-timer is set or 

when the Auto Focus is operated in dark 

locations. 

(→116, 143)

2 Mode dial

Switches the recording mode. 

(→48)

3 Hot shoe (Hot shoe cover)

The hot shoe cover is already attached to 

the hot shoe at the time of purchase.

4 Built-in flash (flash)

Use the flash open switch to open the 

flash. 

(→106)

5 Shoulder strap eyelet

Attach the supplied shoulder strap and lens 

cap string to this eyelet. 

(→13)

6 Focus selector switch

Switches the focus setting. 

(→96, 102, 104)

7 Aspect ratio selector switch

Switches the aspect ratio of a still picture. 

(→121)

8 Thread protector 

(→203)

9 Lens

The lens barrel extends forward when you 

take a picture.

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2

3

4

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7

6

5

 

About the hot shoe cover

Remove the hot shoe cover when using a Live View Finder 

(optional), External Viewfinder (optional) or External Flash 

(optional).
Removing the hot shoe cover

While pressing down on the hot shoe cover release button 

, pull the cover in the direction of the arrow   to detach.

 

Be sure to attach the hot shoe cover when the hot shoe is not in 

use.

 

Keep the hot shoe cover safely after removing it so that you do not 

lose it.

 

When the hot shoe cover is removed, make sure that foreign 

substances such as liquids or sand are not spilled on the 

dedicated connector.

Dedicated 

connector

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