Exposure Control, Iris Lock

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Manual exposure control is recommended in the 
following situations:
● When shooting using reverse lighting or when the 
background is too bright.
● When shooting on a reflective natural background 
such as at the beach or when skiing.
● When the background is overly dark or the subject 
is bright.
1
Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2
Set the recording mode to “
M”. (੬ pg. 15)
3
Set “EXPOSURE” to “MANUAL” in 
FUNCTION Menu. (
੬ pg. 31)
● The exposure control menu appears.
4
To brighten the image, press 3. To darken the 
image, press 4. (maximum ±6)
● +3 exposure has the same effect as the backlight 
compensation. (
੬ pg. 39)
● –3 exposure has the same effect as when 
“PROGRAM AE” is set to “SPOTLIGHT”. 
(
੬ pg. 41)
5
Press SET or 2. Exposure adjustment is 
complete.
To return to automatic exposure control
Select “AUTO” in step 
3.
NOTES:
● You cannot use the manual exposure control at 
the same time when “PROGRAM AE” is set to 
“SPOTLIGHT” or “SNOW” (
੬ pg. 41), or with the 
backlight compensation.
● If the adjustment does not cause any visible 
change in brightness, set “GAIN UP” to “AUTO”. 
(
੬ pg. 31, 33) 
Like the pupil of the human eye, the iris 
contracts in well-lit environments to keep too 
much light from entering, and dilates in dim 
environments to allow in more light.
Use this function in the following situations:
● When shooting a moving subject.
● When the distance to the subject changes (so its 
size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder 
changes), such as when the subject is backing 
away.
● When shooting on a reflective natural background 
such as at the beach or when skiing.
● When shooting objects under a spotlight.
● When zooming.
1
Set the Power Switch to “REC”.
2
Set the recording mode to “
M”. (੬ pg. 15)
3
Set “EXPOSURE” to “MANUAL” in 
FUNCTION Menu. (
੬ pg. 31)
● The exposure control menu appears.
4
Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD 
monitor or the viewfinder, then press and hold 
SET or 2 for over 2 seconds. The “ ” indication 
appears.
5
Press SET or 2. The iris is locked.
6
Press MENU. The Menu Screen closes. The 
” indicator appears.
To return to automatic iris control
Select “AUTO” in step 
3.
● The exposure control indicator and “ ” 
disappear.
To lock the exposure control and the iris
After step 
3, adjust the exposure by pressing 3 
or 4. Then lock the iris in steps 4 – 6. For 
automatic locking, select “AUTO” in step 
3. The 
exposure control and the iris become automatic.
Exposure Control
Operation Mode
Video
Memory
Exposure Level
±0
±1
±2
±3
±4
±5
±6
±0EV
±0.3EV
±0.7EV
±1.0EV
±1.3EV
±1.7EV
±2.0EV
Iris Lock
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