Using the LCD Monitor

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The LCD monitor can be used to check an image during shooting, to play back recorded images or to adjust menu settings.

It can be opened to the following range of positions.

Opened right to left 180 degrees.

Tilted forward 180 degrees toward the lens or backward 90 degrees.

The LCD monitor will automatically turn off when it clicks shut against the camera body. For protection, always close the LCD monitor after use.

The LCD monitor can also be positioned as below.

Open the LCD monitor left 180 degrees and tilt it 180 degrees toward the lens.

• In this position, icons and messages do not appear on the LCD monitor.

• The image shown on the LCD monitor is automatically flipped and reversed so that it appears correctly from in front of the lens. (This reverse display function can be turned off. (p. 169))

Fold the LCD monitor back against the camera body.

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Fold it until it clicks into place against the camera body. If it is not fully closed, the image will appear reversed and icons and messages will not display. Icons and messages will appear and images will show properly (not reversed) when the LCD monitor is folded right against the camera until it clicks.

The image in the LCD monitor may darken when the monitor is used under sunlight or other strong lighting. This is not a defect.

Shooting Mode

Pressing the DISP button cycles the LCD monitor to the next mode each time the button is pressed.

Standard _^ Detailed

(No Information) (Information View)

• The on/off setting of the LCD monitor display mode is memorized when the camera is turned off. When the camera is turned on again it assumes the last mode. However, when the LCD monitor is turned on and the "Change the Batteries" message appears, the LCD monitor may not automatically turn on the next time the camera is started.

• Setting the mode dial to HQ or modes turns the LCD monitor on regardless of whether it is set to on or off.

Playback Mode

• The LCD monitor always comes on when you slide the mode switch to H.

Pressing the DISP button cycles the information view £

mode each time the button is pressed. °

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Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor Shooting Mode

When a Shooting mode setting is changed, the settings appear on the LCD monitor for about 6 seconds even if the LCD monitor is set to Standard or No display. (The Shooting mode settings may not appear depending on the camera setting.)

You can set the flash, Macro mode, and the manual focus settings while this information appears on the LCD monitor.

A slow shutter speed has likely been selected because of insufficient lighting if the upper indicator beside the viewfinder blinks orange after the metering preparations are complete and the camera shake icon EU displays in the LCD monitor. Set the flash to Q or H, or affix the camera to a tripod to shoot.

• After you press the shutter button and take a shot, the recorded image appears on the LCD monitor for 2 to 10 seconds (1-second increments). It will continue to display if you press the SET button while it is shown on the screen. See Changing the Image Display Duration (p. 59).

• While a recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor, you can check the exposure with the graph (See About the Histogram (p. 41)). That shows the distribution of the brightness data. If the exposure requires adjustment, set the exposure compensation and reshoot (Press the DISP button if the histogram and other information is not shown.).

The following displays

in information view.

AF Frame

Spot AE Point Frame

Shutter Speed

Aperture Setting

Shots Remaining or Remaining Movie Time (sec.)

in information view.

AF Frame

Spot AE Point Frame

Shutter Speed

Aperture Setting

Shots Remaining or Remaining Movie Time (sec.)

H S G9 G9 E9 SI S □ □ (2 □ □ E □

Shooting Mode

p. 19

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Exposure Compensation

p. 99

A --*,- B wfq A

White Balance

p. 102

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Drive Mode

50 100 200 400

ISO Speed

p. 109

m si m ® n

Photo Effects

p. 107

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Light Metering Mode

p. 97

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Compression

p. 60

L M1 M2 S S HÜ

Resolution

p. 60

mam

Flash

p. 64

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Red-Eye Reduction

p. 65

A

Macro Mode

p. 78

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Auto Rotate Function

p. 118

EQ

Manual Focus

p. 114

• (red)

Movie Recording Mode

p. 76

4.3x 5.3x 6.7x 8.2x 11 x

Digital Zoom Setting*

p. 82

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Camera Shake Warning

p. 38

Q1

Low Battery

p. 23

• The icons in the shaded boxes above appear even when the information view is turned off.

• In addition to the above, the AF frame, spot light metering frame (P, Av and Tv mode), shutter speed, aperture setting (Av, Tv and M mode), shots remaining or remaining movie time are displayed as in the example to the left.

* Zoom powers reflect the combined optical and digital zoom effects. These figures appear when the digital zoom is activated.

Playback Mode

In standard display mode, the following information appears.

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Compression

p. 60

L M1 M2 S

Resolution (Still images)

p. 60

m

Sound memo (WAVE file)

p. 132

m

Movie

p. 126

s

Protection status

p. 135

■ Shooting Date/Time Image Number and Total (Display Image/Total) In detailed display mode, the following information appears.

Histogram

Movie Length Shutter Speed Aperture Value

Histogram

Movie Length Shutter Speed Aperture Value

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Shooting Mode

p. 19

-2 ••• ±0 ••• +2

Exposure Compensation

p. 99

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White Balance

p. 102

m m m ^ sa

Photo Effects

p. 107

H H H 50 100 200 400

ISO Speed

p. 109

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Flash

p. 64

A

Macro Mode

p. 78

EQ

Manual Focus

p. 114

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Light Metering Mode

p. 97

H H

Resolution (Movies)

p. 60

In addition to the above, the shutter speed, aperture setting, histogram, and recorded movie time are displayed.

The following information may also appear with some image files.

An audio file other than a wave file, or a file with an unrecognized format, is attached.

A JPEG file not supported by "Design rule for Camera File system" (DCF) standards.

RAW format file m

A file with an unrecognized format.

Please note that image information recorded by this camera may not display correctly on other cameras and image information recorded by other cameras may not display correctly on this camera. About the Histogram

The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness of the shot image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward to the right, the brighter the image. If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a positive value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a negative value if the image is too bright (p. 99).

Sample histograms ta cp

Dark image

Balanced image

Bright image

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