Using the Self-Timer

Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture such as a commemorative photograph.

  1. Press the Drive mode/AF operation selection button (Timer 6 sec.).

  2. Select the self-timer.

    • Turn the Quick control dial 2 dial to make a selection.

      10 sec. self-timer: Shoot in 10 sec.

      2 sec. self-timer: Shoot in 2 sec.

  3. Take the picture.

    • Focus on the subject, then press the shutter button completely.
    • To check operation, look at the self-timer lamp, listen for beeps, or watch the countdown in seconds on the screen.
    • Self-timer lamp blinking accelerates and the camera beeps quickly approx. 2 sec. before the picture is taken.


  • [2 sec. self-timer] is used to start shooting without touching the camera (to avoid camera shake) when it is mounted on a tripod for shots such as still lifes or long exposures, for example.
  • After taking self-timer shots, playing back the image () to check focus and exposure is recommended.
  • When using the self-timer to shoot yourself, use focus lock () on an object at the same distance as where you will stand.
  • To cancel the self-timer after it starts, either tap the screen or press SET.
  • Auto power off time may be extended when the camera is set for remote control shooting.