Manual Exposure

You can shoot with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and aperture.

  1. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
  2. Select the desired shutter speed by turning the control wheel.
    Select the desired aperture value by turning the control dial.
    • You can switch the functions of the control dial and the control wheel using MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Dial/Wheel Setup].
    • You can also set [ISO] to [ISO AUTO] in manual exposure mode. The ISO value automatically changes to achieve the appropriate exposure using the aperture value and shutter speed you have set.
    • When [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO], the ISO value indicator will blink if the value you have set is not suitable for appropriate exposure. If this happens, change the shutter speed or aperture value.
    • When [ISO] is set to other than [ISO AUTO], use MM (Metered Manual)* to check the exposure value.
      Toward +: Images become brighter.
      Toward -: Images become darker.
      0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the product.

      *Indicates under/over for appropriate exposure. It is displayed using a numerical value on the monitor and with a metering indicator on the viewfinder.

  3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.


  • By setting the AF/MF/AEL switch lever to AEL and rotating the control dial while pressing the AEL button, you can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value) combination without changing the set exposure value. (Manual shift)


  • The Metered Manual indicator does not appear when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO].
  • When the amount of ambient light exceeds the metering range of the Metered Manual, the Metered Manual indicator flashes.
  • The SteadyShot warning indicator does not appear in manual exposure mode.
  • The brightness of the image on the screen may differ from the actual image being shot.