Optical Viewfinder Simulation

Natural-looking viewfinder and screen display, resembling the view from an optical viewfinder, is available in still photo shooting. Note that images displayed with this feature set to [On] may differ from actual shooting results.

  1. Select [Shooting: OVF sim. view assist].

  2. Select an option.


  • Setting this feature to [On] sets [Shooting: Display simulation] to [Disable].
  • Optical viewfinder simulation is used for display when this feature is set to [On] in HDR shooting.
  • Creative filter display is used when shooting with Creative filters, even if this feature is set to [On].
  • Image brightness before and after One-Shot AF is more likely to change when set to [On] than when set to [Off].
  • Optical viewfinder simulation is not used during display to external monitors, including in display to both an external monitor and the camera screen.
  • Depending on setting screens, optical viewfinder simulation may not be used for display.
  • Display may not resemble an optical viewfinder in some cases.
  • The display appearance may change during continuous shooting, with some combinations of drive and shutter modes.


  • Not available for multiple exposures or in RAW burst mode.