I am happy I discovered this site some weeks ago, because it helped me so far very well finding the answers to questions to which no answers can be found in what Sony calls "User Manuals". I would e.g. like to understand what the function is of the menu item: AEL w/shutter ON/OFF and that from the AEL Button to which one can assign a function? I had the impression that the two are tied-in? However if I put the AEL w/shutter to OFF, I can still use the AEL Button to execute the assigned function. Even with the AEL w/shutter in the OFF position it still functions e.g. for enlargement of an image in playback. All rather confusing: an AEL w/shutter button that can de switched to OFF but continues functioning!