Manual Exposure

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

  1. Set the Still/Movie/S&Q dial to the desired shooting mode.
    • If you select S&Q (slow-motion/quick-motion), you can select [S&Q Motion] or [Time-lapse] on the [ Shoot Mode] screen.
  2. Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
  3. Select the desired aperture value by turning the front dial.
    Select the desired shutter speed by turning the rear dial L.
    • You can set which dial changes the aperture value and shutter speed with [Custom Key/Dial Set.] or [Custom Key/Dial Set.].
    • 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 “M.M.” (Metered Manual)* to check the exposure value.
      Toward +: Images become brighter.
      Toward -: Images become darker.
      0: Appropriate exposure analyzed by the camera.

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

  4. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.


  • You can change the shutter speed and aperture (F-value) combination without changing the set exposure value by pressing the key to which you assigned [AEL hold] or [AEL toggle] using [Custom Key/Dial Set.] or [Custom Key/Dial Set.], and rotating the front dial or rear dial. (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.