Turning on the Power

  • Movies

    The camera turns on. You can record movies ().

  • Power on

    The camera turns on. You can shoot still photos.

  • Power off

    The camera is turned off and does not function. Set the power switch to this position when not using the camera.

Setting the Date, Time, and Time Zone

If you turn on the camera and the [Date/Time/Zone] setting screen appears, see Date/Time/Zone to set the date, time, and time zone.

Changing the Interface Language

To change the interface language, see Language.

Automatic Sensor Cleaning

  • Whenever the power switch is set to Power on or Power off, the sensor is cleaned automatically (which may make a faint sound). During the sensor cleaning, the screen will display [Clean now].
  • If you repeatedly turn the power switch to Power on or Power off within a short time period, the [Clean now] icon may not be displayed, but this does not indicate the camera is malfunctioning.


  • If you set the power switch to Power off while an image is being recorded to the card, [Saving...] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the recording finishes.

Battery Level Indicator

When the power switch is set to Power on, the battery level will be indicated.

Battery Level 3 Battery level is sufficient.
Battery Level 2 Battery level is low, but the camera can still be used.
Battery Level 1 Battery will be exhausted soon (blinks).
Battery Level 0 Charge the battery.


  • Doing any of the following will exhaust the battery faster:
    • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
    • Activating the AF frequently without taking a picture.
    • Using the lens's Image Stabilizer.
    • Using the Wi-Fi function or Bluetooth function.
    • Using the screen frequently.
  • Fewer shots may be available under certain shooting conditions.
  • The lens operation is powered by the camera's battery. Certain lenses may exhaust the battery faster than others.
  • In low ambient temperatures, shooting may not be possible even with a sufficient battery level.


  • See [Set-up: Battery info.] to check the battery status ().