Shoot Mode: Manual Exposure

still image, movie, slow&quick motion

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

  1. Set the Still/Movie/S&Q switch to the desired shooting mode.
    • If S&Q (slow-motion/quick-motion) is selected and [Shoot Mode Sel. Screen] is set to [Display], the [ Shoot Mode] screen in Step 2 will be displayed at this point.
  2. MENU(Shooting) → [Shooting Mode][Shoot Mode]/[Shoot Mode]/[ Shoot Mode][Manual Exposure].
  3. Press the down side of the control wheel to select the shutter speed or aperture value, then turn the control wheel to select a value.
    • 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 camera.

      *Indicates under/over for appropriate exposure.

  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 (Manual shift). Assign [AEL hold] or [AEL toggle] to a desired key using [Custom Key Setting] or [Custom Key Setting], and then turn the control wheel while pressing that key.


  • 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.