Button assignment and recall of frequently used functions

By assigning frequently used functions to a custom key, you can recall the functions as needed without using MENU.

Some functions are only available using a custom key.

Functions can be assigned to the following buttons.

  • Custom Button 1
  • AF/MF Button/AEL Button
  • Fn/ button
  • Control Wheel (Center Button/Left Button/Right Button/Down Button)
  • Custom Button 2

Custom Key

Setting the camera

  1. Custom Key

    After selecting MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Still ImagesCustom Key],* select a button to assign, and then select the function to assign.

    * You can assign separate functions to use depending on whether you are shooting still images, shooting movies, or viewing images.

Guide to using the camera

Functions available for [Still ImagesCustom Key]

Functions you can assign vary by button.

  • Rear 1: AF/MF Button, AEL Button
  • Top: Custom Button 1
  • Lens: Focus Hold Button

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

  • Rear 1: Custom Button 2

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

  • Rear 2: Center Button

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

  • Rear 2: Right, left, and bottom buttons of the control wheel

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

Functions only available via [Still ImagesCustom Key]
[Recall Custom hold 1], [Recall Custom hold 2], [Recall Custom hold 3], [AF/MF Control Hold], [AF/MF Ctrl Toggle], [Focus Standard], [Regist. AF Area hold], [Regist AF Area tggle], [Reg. AF Area+AF On], [Tracking On], [Eye AF], [Switch Right/Left Eye], [AF On], [Focus Hold], [AEL hold], [AEL toggle], [AEL hold], [AEL toggle], [FEL Lock hold], [FEL Lock toggle], [FEL Lock/AEL hold], [FEL Lock/AEL tggle.], [AWB Lock Hold], [AWB Lock Toggle], [Aperture Preview], [Shot. Result Preview], [Bright Monitoring], [My Dial 1 during Hold], [My Dial 2 during Hold], [My Dial 3 during Hold], [My Dial 1→2→3], [Toggle My Dial 1], [Toggle My Dial 2], [Toggle My Dial 3]

Functions available for [MoviesCustom Key]

Functions you can assign vary by button.

  • Rear 1: AF/MF Button, AEL Button
  • Top: Custom Button 1
  • Lens: Focus Hold Button

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

  • Rear 1: Custom Button 2

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

  • Rear 2: Center Button

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

  • Rear 2: Right, left, and bottom buttons of the control wheel

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

Functions only available via [MoviesCustom Key]
[AF/MF Control Hold], [AF/MF Ctrl Toggle], [Focus Standard], [AF On], [Focus Hold], [AEL hold], [AEL toggle], [AEL hold], [AEL toggle], [AWB Lock Hold], [AWB Lock Toggle], [My Dial 1 during Hold], [My Dial 2 during Hold], [My Dial 3 during Hold], [My Dial 1→2→3], [Toggle My Dial 1], [Toggle My Dial 2], [Toggle My Dial 3]

Functions available for [PlaybackCustom Key]

Functions you can assign vary by button.

  • Rear: Fn/ button

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.

  • Top: Custom Button 1

* You can check which functions can be assigned to custom keys by clicking the arrows on the left and right sides of the screen below to change the selection screen.


Assigning custom keys

Because you can recall the functions assigned to custom keys at the press of a button, it is a good idea to assign functions used before shooting to buttons on top of the camera, which you can reach with your index finger. Consider assigning functions used during shooting to buttons on the rear of the camera, which you can reach with your thumb.

Example: Assigning autofocus settings to custom keys
  • C1 (Custom Button 1): [Switch Focus Area]
  • AF/MF Button: [AF On] or [Eye AF]

    AEL Button: [AEL hold]

    * Switch buttons with the lever, as needed.

  • Center Button: [Focus Standard]
  • C2 (Custom Button 2): [Reg. AF Area+AF On]

Hint

After you have assigned frequently used functions to custom keys, you can easily access other functions that you use less often by registering them to the Function menu.

Related camera help guide

*The menu screen images on this web page have been simplified for display purposes, and do not exactly reflect the actual screen display of the camera.

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