Operations on the Live View screen

You can make finer adjustments to the composition and exposure by using magnification, overlaying, and the guides and grid in the Live View screen for Remote.


  • Depending on your camera, the Live View screen may not be displayed. Refer to the following URL for information on supported models. [Details]

Tutorial video for creating stop-motion movies

The overlay function allows you to lay an image over another. It is helpful to create stop-motion movies which require one-by-one shooting.


  • To change the language for subtitles, select (Settings) at the lower right corner > [Subtitles] > [Auto-translate], and select the desired language.


Cursors appear in the top/bottom/left/right of the Live View screen when you magnify an image. A positioning frame is also displayed to indicate the position of the magnified portion of the image.

Magnified image

Operations in the magnified display

You can magnify the Live View screen to adjust the composition and exposure while checking the focus and degree of exposure in the details.

magnification buttons
  • A Focus magnifier

    The position of the focus is magnified. Click again to switch from the magnified display mode to the normal mode.

  • B Magnification scale

    The current magnification scale of the Live View screen is displayed.

  • C Exit the focus magnifier.

AF area

When [Focus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot], the focusing frame appears as follows on the Live View screen. If you click on a point, the focusing frame will appear around that point. Click the AF/AE button in this state to focus on a subject inside the focusing frame.

If a different setting is selected for the focus area, the focusing frame will not appear.

To shoot with the manual focus, use MF in the focus panel and move the position of the focus with . You can also focus manually using the camera.

  • The AF area may not be displayed, depending on your camera or lens.
AF area

Display Overlay

You can display a pre-shot image as a transparent image and superimpose it over the currently displayed subject in the Live View. Then, you can use the pre-shot image as a guide for shooting images.


Operations for the overlaid image

overlay buttons
  • A Overlaying on/off

  • B Select an image file to overlay.

  • C Transparency of the overlaid image

  • D Rotate the overlaid image.

  • E Resetting the overlay enlargement/reduction size

Display Guide

The guide helps you verify whether horizontal or vertical lines are straight, and align the subjects easily. You can also change the color of the guide.


Operations in the guide display

giude buttons
  • A Activate/deactivate/drag the guide.

  • B Guide color

    Use the color palette to select a guide color. You can make it easier to distinguish the guide from the subject.

  • C Changing the number of guides

    You can specify 0 to 2 vertical and 0 to 2 horizontal guides.

Display grid

The grid lets you verify the alignment of horizontal or vertical lines and the angle of the subject.


Operations in the grid display

grid buttons
  • A Grid on/off

  • B Type of grid

    There are three types of grid (three divisions, square grid, and grid with diagonals), and three sizes for the square grid.

  • C Grid color

    Use the color palette to select a grid color. You can make it easier to distinguish the grid from the subject.

  • D Grid thickness

    You can select either thick or thin as the grid thickness.


You can rotate the image 90 degrees at a time.

rotate buttons