Aperture Priority Shooting

You can manually adjust the amount of light that passes through the lens.
  1. Set the mode dial to (Aperture Priority Shooting).

  1. Press the jog dial.

  1. Turn the jog dial to select the aperture (F value).

You can select an aperture (F value) from F 2.8 to F 8.0.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/2000 to 8 seconds.
You can set the EV or ISO setting with the jog dial.
  1. Shoot with the shutter button.

  • If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen flash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the flashing values again.

  • You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]

About the aperture priority
The lower the aperture (F value), the wider the hole that lets light pass through. The depth of focus decreases, and everything except objects within a narrow range of distance will be out of focus. This is good for portraits, etc.
The higher the aperture (F value), the smaller the hole that lets light pass through. Both objects relatively close and far away from the lens will appear sharp. This is good for landscapes, etc.