Customization guide

Customization guide

The ILCE-9, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7RM3A, and ILCE-7M3 are equipped with various customization functions, such as the custom keys and memory recall function, that allow you to customize the functions of each key according to your preferences. This page introduces examples of customization along with shooting scenarios, focusing on the custom keys.

Switching the camera settings quickly according to the shooting scenario

Memory/Memory recall

You can register camera settings in advance and recall them using the mode dial.Instead of operating the mode dial, you can also recall the registered settings instantly by pressing and holding a button.

Mode dial You can register up to three settings to the mode dial (up to two settings for the ILCE-7M3).Four additional settings can be registered to a memory card.

Recalling frequently used functions instantly

There are three ways to recall functions: Custom keys, the Function menu, and the My menu.

Custom keys

Customizable buttons

It is recommended that you assign the functions you use most frequently to custom keys, since just pressing a button is the quickest way to recall functions. You can use eleven keys* as custom keys.

*If the lens has a focus hold button.

Function menu

Function menu

By pressing the Fn (function) button, you can display up to twelve functions at the bottom of the monitor. You may find it convenient to allocate the functions you use most frequently among those not assigned to custom keys here.

My menu

My menu1

Allocate the functions you use most frequently after those on the function menu to the My menu. You can save time by organizing your favorite items in the My menu instead of searching through MENU items.


In addition to the functions above, the following functions will also help you master use of the camera.

  • [AF Area Regist.] (AF Area Registration Function): Moves the focusing frame instantly to a position you registered in advance by pressing a custom key.
  • [Swt. V/H AF Area] (Switch Vertical and Horizontal AF Area): Switches the type of focus area and the position of the focusing frame according to the orientation of the camera (vertical/horizontal).
  • * The monitor images are not actual screenshots, and are simulated.
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