Backlight Compensation, Spot Exposure Control

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Backlight compensation brightens the subject 
quickly.
With simple operation, backlight compensation 
feature brightens the dark subject portion by 
increasing the exposure.
1
Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2
Press BACK LIGHT so that the Backlight 
Compensation indicator “
” appears.
To cancel Backlight Compensation
Press BACK LIGHT twice so that the “
” 
indicator disappears.
NOTE:
Using Backlight Compensation may cause the light 
around the subject to become too bright and the 
subject to become white. 
Selection of a spot metering area enables more 
precise exposure compensation. You can select 
one of the three metering areas on the LCD 
monitor/viewfinder.
1
Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2
Press BACK LIGHT twice so that the Spot 
Exposure Control indicator “
” appears.
● A spot metering area frame appears at the 
centre of the LCD monitor/viewfinder.
3
Press + or – to select the desired spot 
metering area frame.
4
Press MENU.
● Spot Exposure Control is engaged.
● Exposure is adjusted to make the brightness of 
the selected area most appropriate.
To lock the iris
After step 
3, press and hold MENU over 2 
seconds. The “
” indication appears and the 
iris is locked.
To cancel Spot Exposure Control
Press BACK LIGHT once so that the “
” 
indicator disappears.
NOTES:
● You cannot use the Spot Exposure Control at the 
same time with following functions.
• “SQUEEZE” in “WIDE MODE” (
੬ pg. 26)
• “STROBE” in “PROGRAM AE” (
੬ pg. 36)
• Digital Zoom (
੬ pg. 18)
• Manual Exposure Control
● Depending on the shooting location and condition, 
optimum result may not be attained. 
Backlight Compensation
Spot Exposure Control
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