M Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture

You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot When you press the shutter button halfway, the difference between the standard exposure* and the selected exposure appears on the LCD monitor. If the difference is more than 2 stops, -2 or +2 appears in red. * Standard exposure levels are calculated by measuring light according to the currently selected metering mode. If you wish to change the exposure, select shuttc speed or aperture using the button, then adjust the value using the...

Av Setting the Aperture

The aperture adjusts the amount of light entering through the lens. When you set the aperture value, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the brightness. Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you to blur the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to background into focus. The larger the aperture value, the greater the range of the image brought into clear focus. If the...