Using the Self-Timer

  1. Select [Shooting: Drive mode].

  2. Select an option.

    • 10 sec. self-timer/10-sec. self-timer/remote control: Shoot in 10 sec.

      Remote control shooting is also possible ().

    • 2 sec. self-timer/2-sec. self-timer/remote control: Shoot in 2 sec.

      Remote control shooting is also possible ().

    • Self-timer: Continuous: Shoot continuously in 10 sec. for the specified number of shots

      Press the Up keyDown key keys to set the number of shots to take (2–10). Remote control shooting is not possible.

    • [10-sec. self-timer/remote control] and [2-sec. self-timer/remote control] icons are displayed when the camera is paired with a wireless remote control (sold separately, ).
  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.
    • The self-timer lamp blinks faster approx. 2 sec. before the shot.


  • With [Self-timer: Continuous], the shooting interval may become longer under some shooting conditions, depending on image quality, use of flash, and other factors.


  • [2 sec. self-timer] can be used to start shooting without touching the camera and avoid camera shake when it is mounted on a tripod for still-life or long exposure shots.
  • 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, press the Quick Control/Set button button.
  • Auto power off time may be extended when the camera is set for remote control shooting.