Adjust the camera’s sensitivity to light.
Press the sensitivity dial lock release, rotate the dial to the desired setting, and press the release again to lock the dial in place.
|Sensitivity is automatically adjusted in response to shooting conditions according to option chosen for A[SHOOTING SETTING] > [ISO AUTO SETTING]. Choose from [AUTO 1], [AUTO 2], and [AUTO 3].|
|Rotate the front command dial to choose from [AUTO1], [AUTO2], [AUTO3], and values of from 50 to 102400. Values of 50 or over 25600 are referred to as “extended values”.|
|–||Adjust sensitivity manually. Selected value is shown in display.|
High values can be used to reduce blur when lighting is poor, while lower values allow slower shutter speeds or wider apertures in bright light; note, however, that mottling may appear in pictures taken at high sensitivitie.
Auto Sensitivity ([A])
Use A[SHOOTING SETTING] > [ISO AUTO SETTING] to choose the base sensitivity, maximum sensitivity, and minimum shutter speed for the [A] position on the sensitivity dial. Settings for [AUTO 1], [AUTO 2], and [AUTO 3] can be stored separately; the defaults are shown below.
|[AUTO 1]||[AUTO 2]||[AUTO 3]|
|[MIN. SHUTTER SPEED]||1/60 s|
The camera automatically chooses a sensitivity between the default and maximum values; sensitivity is only raised above the default value if the shutter speed required for optimal exposure would be slower than the value selected for [MIN. SHUTTER SPEED].
If the value selected for [DEFAULT SENSITIVITY] is higher than that selected for [MAX. SENSITIVITY], [DEFAULT SENSITIVITY] will be set to the value selected for [MAX. SENSITIVITY].
The camera may select shutter speeds slower than [MIN. SHUTTER SPEED] if pictures would still be underexposed at the value selected for [MAX. SENSITIVITY].