Digital Still CameraDSC-H400

Manual Exposure Shooting

You can shoot at your favorite exposure by manually setting shutter speed and aperture value.

  1. Set the mode dial to (Manual Exposure Shooting).
  2. Press on the control button.
  3. Press / to select the desired shutter speed, and press / to select the aperture (F value).
    • Select a shutter speed from 1/2000 seconds to 30 seconds.
    • When zoom is set fully to W, you can select an aperture of F3.4 or F8.1.

      When zoom is set fully to T, you can select an aperture of F6.5 or F8.0.

  4. Press the shutter button to shoot the image.

Setting the shutter speed and aperture (F value)

The difference between the settings and the proper exposure as judged by the camera appears as an Exposure Compensation value on screen.

A: Shutter speed/aperture (F value)

B: Exposure Compensation value

  • 0EV is the value judged as the most suitable by the camera.
  • When the shutter speed is one second or slower, the shutter speed is indicated by ["], for example, [1"].
  • When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration.
  • When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed, the NR slow shutter function is activated automatically to reduce image noise, and appears on the screen.
  • If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data.


  • If proper exposure is not obtained by your settings, setting value indicators on the screen will flash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but exposure readjustment is recommended.
  • You cannot select shutter speed and aperture (F value) when the self-timer is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People].