Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation can brighten (increased exposure) or darken (decreased exposure) the standard exposure set by the camera.

Exposure compensation is available in Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, and Manual exposure modes. For details on exposure compensation when Manual exposure mode and ISO Auto are both set, see Exposure Compensation with ISO Auto.

  1. Select the exposure level indicator.

    • Press the Up key key to display the indicator.
  2. Set the compensation amount.

    Decreased exposure, to darken images

    Increased exposure, to brighten images

    • Set it by looking at the screen as you turn the Dial dial.
    • A [Exposure compensation] icon is displayed to indicate exposure compensation.
  3. Take the picture.

    • To cancel exposure compensation, return the exposure level indicator [] to [], the standard exposure index.


  • If [Shooting: Auto Lighting Optimizer] () is set to any setting other than [Disable], the image may still look bright even if decreased exposure compensation is set to darken images.


  • The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you turn off the camera.
  • Can also be set on the shooting functions screen, in [Shooting: Exposure comp./AEB setting] ().