Manual Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation can brighten (increased exposure) or darken (decreased exposure) the standard exposure set by the camera.
For details on exposure compensation when mode and ISO Auto are both set, see M: Manual Exposure.
Check the exposure.
- Press the shutter button halfway () and check the exposure level indicator.
Set the compensation amount.
Increased exposure, to brighten images
Decreased exposure, to darken images
- Turn the dial while looking at the viewfinder or top LCD panel.
- If the setting cannot be set, move the power switch to , then turn the dial.
- The exposure compensation range is ±5 stops in viewfinder shooting and ±3 stops in Live View shooting.
- The exposure compensation range shown in the viewfinder and on the top LCD panel is up to ±3 stops. To specify more than ±3 stops, configure the corresponding Quick Control setting.
Take the picture.
- To cancel exposure compensation, set the exposure level / to the standard exposure index (/).
- Can also be set by pressing the button and turning the or dial.
- The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you set the power switch to .
- To prevent accidental changes to the exposure compensation amount after setting it, set the power switch to .
- If the exposure compensation amount exceeds ±3 stops, the end of the exposure level indicator will display / or /.