z Depth-of-field preview
The viewfinder shows an image captured with the widest aperture. The change in aperture affects the
sharpness of the subject image, creating a discrepancy between the sharpness seen in the viewfinder and
in the actual picture. The preview function enables you to see the image with the aperture used in the
actual shooting, allowing you to check the approximate sharpness of the subject image before the actual
Press the depth-of-field preview button after the subject is in focus.
While the button is held down, the aperture is narrowed to match the aperture value displayed in the
• The image in the viewfinder will be darker.
• When the focus is not fixed and the depth-of-field preview button is pressed, you cannot take a picture.
To take a picture, press the depth-of-field preview button with z lit in the viewfinder.
• With a lens equipped with a focus hold button, you can set the camera to perform the preview function
using the focus hold button with [FocusHoldButton] in the
Shooting with shutter speed priority mode – S
You can adjust the shutter speed manually. If you shoot a moving subject at a higher shutter
speed, it appears as if frozen on the image. At a lower shutter speed, the subject appears as if it
Aperture value is automatically adjusted.
High shutter speed
Slow shutter speed
Custom menu (page 106).