This is part of a long series of posts about the Sony a6300. The series starts here.
The automatic EVF/LCD switching on the Sony mirrorless cameras is a real pain in the neck for me. When you bend over to have a good look at the LCD screen on the back of the camera, especially if you’re wearing a hat, the screen goes dark. This “feature” also keeps the camera from being as useful at waist level as it otherwise might be.
A while back a reader provided a great workaround for the a7RII that gets you the equivalent of the a directly accessed manual two-way (EVF/LCD) toggle on the Leica M240. Today I found that there’s a variant that works on the a6300.
- Go to Gear>7>Custom Key (Shoot), and set Custom Button 2, C2, the custom button labeled with the garbage can, to “Finder/Monitor Sel.”
- Go to “Gear>4>Finder/Monitor” and set it to either “Viewfinder (Manual)” or “Monitor (Manual)”.
Every time you press C2, the camera will toggle between displaying information on the EVF and the LCD. It will remember which display you were using when you power down the camera, so, if you power it up and don’t see anything on the back of the camera and want to, just hit C2.