Customization guide - ILCE-7M4

The ILCE-7M4 has many different customization features, such as custom keys and a memory function, which enable photographers to change the functions of various keys according to their preferences.

Switching the camera settings quickly according to the shooting scenario

Camera Set. Memory/Recall Camera Setting

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.

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Recalling frequently used functions instantly

There are four different features: [Custom Key/Dial Set.], [My Dial Settings], [Fn Menu Settings], and [My Menu Setting].

Custom Key/Dial Set.

You can use the custom key function to assign the functions you use most frequently to easily operable buttons and dials. This lets you skip the process of selecting items from MENU, so you can recall the functions more quickly.

My Dial Settings

You can assign the desired functions to the front dial, rear dial L, rear dial R, and control wheel and register up to three combinations of settings as “My Dial” settings.
You can quickly recall or switch registered “My Dial” settings by pressing the custom key you assigned in advance.

Fn Menu Settings

The Function menu is a menu of 12 functions that is displayed at the bottom of the screen when you press the Fn (Function) button in the shooting mode.
You can register 12 functions to the Function menus for still image shooting and movie shooting, respectively.

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My Menu Setting

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.

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Saving camera settings to a memory card (Save/Load Settings)

Sets of customized camera settings* can be saved to a memory card using the [Save/Load Settings] function. Use this function to create a backup, or to copy settings to other cameras of the same model.

* Some settings cannot be saved.

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

  • [AF Area Registration]: Moves the focusing frame instantly to a position you registered in advance by pressing a custom key.
  • [Switch V/H AF Area]: Switches the type of focus area and the position of the focusing frame according to the orientation of the camera (vertical/horizontal).
  • [F. Area Frame Color]: Makes the focusing area more visible for shooting conditions, such as a scene with a bright background.
  • [AF Frame Move Amt]: Moves the frame indicating the focusing area quickly.
  • [Anti-flicker Set.]: Reduces the impact of flickering from artificial light sources such as fluorescent or LED light.
  • [Shutter When Pwr OFF]: Closes the shutter when you turn off the camera to prevent dust from adhering to the image sensor.
  • [Focus Frame Display]: Displays the frame indicating the focusing area in the area that is in focus when you play back still images.

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  • * The monitor images are not actual screenshots, and are simulated.
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