Normally, exposure is set automatically (auto exposure). Based on the exposure value set by auto exposure, you can make the entire image brighter or darker if you adjust [Exposure Comp.] to the plus side or minus side, respectively (exposure compensation).
- Release the exposure compensation dial lock, and turn the exposure compensation dial (A).
+ (over) side:
Images become brighter.
- (under) side:
Images become darker.
- Pressing the lock button (B) at the center switches the exposure compensation dial between the locked and unlocked status. The dial is unlocked when the lock button is popped up and the white line is visible.
- You can adjust the exposure compensation value within the range of -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
- You can confirm the exposure compensation value that you set on the shooting screen.
To set the exposure compensation value using the MENU
You can adjust the exposure compensation value within a range of -5.0 EV to +5.0 EV when the exposure compensation dial is set to “0.”
MENU→ (Camera Settings1) → [Exposure Comp.] → desired setting.
- You can operate the exposure compensation dial any time you want while the exposure compensation dial lock is released. The exposure compensation dial lock prevents unintentional changes to exposure compensation values.
- You cannot perform the exposure compensation in the following shooting modes:
- [Intelligent Auto]
- When using [Manual Exposure], you can perform the exposure compensation only when [ISO] is set to [ISO AUTO].
- The settings of the exposure compensation dial will be prioritized over [Exposure Comp.] or [Dial Ev Comp] in MENU.
- Only a value between -3.0 EV and +3.0 EV with the equivalent image brightness appears on the screen when shooting. If you set an exposure compensation value outside this range, the image brightness on the screen will not be affected, but the value will be reflected in the recorded image.
- You can adjust the exposure compensation value within the range of -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV for movies.
- If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, you may not be able to get a satisfactory effect.
- When you set the exposure compensation dial to “0” from a setting other than “0,” the exposure value switches to “0” regardless of the [Exposure Comp.] setting.