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Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure setting set by the camera.
You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased
exposure). You can set the exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Set the Mode Dial to <d>, <s>,
Check the exposure level indicator.
Press the shutter button halfway and
check the exposure level indicator.
Set the exposure compensation amount.
Set the <4> switch to <J>, and
while looking at the viewfinder or LCD
panel, turn the <5> dial.
Turn the <
> dial while pressing the
shutter button halfway or within (
after pressing the shutter button halfway.
To cancel the exposure compensation, set the
exposure compensation amount back to <
Take the picture.
Setting Exposure CompensationN
Standard exposure index
The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after the
<4> switch is set to <2>.
If the standard exposure setting is 1/125 sec. and f/8.0, setting the
exposure compensation amount to plus or minus one stop will be the
same as setting the shutter speed or aperture value as follows:
Take care not to turn the <
> dial and change the exposure compensation
inadvertently. To prevent this, turn the <
> switch to <
-1 stop ← 0 → +1 stop
Shutter speed 250 ← 125 → 60
Aperture value 11 ← 8.0 → 5.6