Rotate the exposure compensation dial to adjust exposure when photographing very bright, very dark, or high-contrast subjects. The effect is visible in the display.
Choose positive values (+) to increase exposure
Choose negative values (—) to reduce exposure
The amount of compensation available varies with the shooting mode.
When the exposure compensation dial is rotated to [C], exposure compensation can be adjusted by rotating the front command dial.
The front command dial can be used to set exposure compensation to values between −5 and +5 EV.
Press the center of the front command dial to toggle between exposure compensation and sensitivity.
Choosing an Exposure Compensation Value
Backlit subjects: Choose values from +²⁄₃ EV to +1²⁄₃ EV.
Highly reflective subjects or very bright scenes (e.g., snowfields): +1 EV
Scenes that are mostly sky: +1 EV
Spotlit subjects (particularly if photographed against dark backgrounds): -²⁄₃ EV
Subjects with low reflectivity (pine trees or dark-colored foliage): -²⁄₃ EV