Automatic Gain and ISO Limits

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Automatic Gain and ISO Limits

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Automatic Gain and ISO Limits

Depending on the brightness of the surroundings, the camcorder will automatically raise the gain or ISO speed 
to try to get a brighter picture. Because doing so can lead to video noise, you can select a maximum limit for 
how high levels are raised. These limits are referred to as the automatic gain control (AGC) limit and auto ISO 
limit. Shooting with a smaller limit is useful as it results in a darker picture but less noise. This function is available 
when the shooting mode is set to 

“, ‚, or ’.

1 Press the MENU button.

 mode: If you set [

v Camera Setup]> [2] > [ISO/Gain] to 

[Gain], you will be able to set the AGC limit; if you set [ISO/Gain] to 
[ISO], you will be able to set the auto ISO limit.

 mode: Because only the ISO speed can be adjusted for photos, 

you will be able to set only the auto ISO limit.

2 Open the submenu to set the AGC limit or auto ISO limit.

 mode: [

v Camera Setup] > [1] > [AGC Limit] or [Auto ISO 

Limit]

 mode: [

{ Camera Setup] > [1] > [Auto ISO Limit]

3 Touch [

] or [

].

• The AGC limit or auto ISO limit dial will appear at the bottom of the 

screen.

• Touch  [

m] to remove the limit.

4 Drag your finger left/right along the dial to select the desired value.

• You can also push the joystick up/down until the position of the current value is highlighted in orange and 

then push left/right to adjust the value.

5 Touch [

X].

• The AGC limit or auto ISO limit icon will appear on the left side of the screen.

Available ISO limit settings

* When this value is selected in 

 mode and the camcorder is switched to 

 mode, the auto ISO limit will be set to 

ISO2000.

Available AGC limit settings

Operating modes:

ISO speed

Clips 

(1/3-stop increments)

160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500*, 3200*, 4000*

Photos 

(1/3-stop increments)

160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000

Gain

Clips 

(1.5-dB increments)

0 dB to 28.5 dB

[

v Camera Setup] 

(in mode) 

or 

[

{ Camera Setup] 

(in mode)

[1]

[AGC Limit] or [Auto ISO Limit]

[

m] (automatic)