Using zoom (other than optical zoom)

Zooming options other than optical zoom can bring farther subjects into view. Choose from the following zoom ranges.

Zoom setting

Setting the camera

  1. [Zoom Setting]

    MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Zoom Setting] → desired setting.

  2. [Zoom]

    To enable zooming, select MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Zoom]. Zoom by pressing the top/bottom/left/right sides of the control wheel.

    * Use these operations with lenses other than power zoom lenses. When using power zoom lenses, zoom by using the zoom lever or zoom ring on the lens.

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Guide to using the camera

Assigning [Zoom] to a custom key

It is convenient to assign [Zoom] to a custom key. With lenses other than power zoom lenses, you can simply press the custom key to zoom. Assigning a custom key is especially advisable if you will zoom when shooting movies, because [Zoom] cannot be accessed from MENU.

For example, assigning [Zoom] to the right and left buttons of the control wheel enables you to activate zooming by pressing one of the buttons once, and then you can zoom by pressing them again.

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A convenient function is available that enables more accurate autofocus while display is magnified.

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*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.