Backlight Compensation, Spot Exposure Control, White Balance Adjustment

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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 “REC”.
2
Press BACKLIGHT so that the Backlight 
Compensation indicator “
” appears.
To cancel Backlight Compensation
Press BACKLIGHT 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 “REC”.
2
Set the recording mode to “
M”. (੬ pg. 15)
3
Press BACKLIGHT twice so that the Spot 
Exposure Control indicator “
” appears.
● A spot metering area frame appears at the 
center of the LCD monitor/viewfinder.
4
Press 2 or 1 to select the desired spot 
metering area frame.
5
Press SET.
● Spot Exposure Control is engaged.
● Exposure is adjusted to make the brightness of 
the selected area most appropriate.
To lock the iris
After step 
4, press and hold SET over 2 
seconds. The “
” indication appears and the iris 
is locked.
To cancel Spot Exposure Control
Press BACKLIGHT once so that the “
” 
indicator disappears.
NOTES:
● You cannot use the Spot Exposure Control at the 
same time with following functions.
• “16:9” in “WIDE MODE” (
੬ pg. 36)
• “STROBE” in EFFECT (
੬ pg. 41)
• Digital Zoom (
੬ pg. 20)
● Depending on the shooting location and condition, 
optimum result may not be attained. 
The white balance refers to the correctness of 
color reproduction under various lighting. If the 
white balance is correct, all other colors will be 
accurately reproduced.
The white balance is usually adjusted 
automatically. However, more advanced 
camcorder operators control this function 
manually to achieve a more professional color/
tint reproduction.
To change the setting
Set “W. BALANCE” to the desired mode. 
(
੬ pg. 31)
● The selected mode indicator except “AUTO” 
appears.
[AUTO]: White balance is adjusted 
automatically.
 MWB: Adjust the white balance manually 
when shooting under various types of lighting. 
(
੬ “Manual White Balance Adjustment”,  pg. 40)
 FINE: Outdoors on a sunny day.
 CLOUD: Outdoors on a cloudy day.
[  ] = Factory-preset
To return to automatic white balance
Set “W. BALANCE” to “AUTO”. (
੬ pg. 31) 
Backlight Compensation
Spot Exposure Control
White Balance Adjustment
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