Article ID : 00018896 / Last Modified : 05/17/2012

How to manually adjust the aperture and shutter speed when recording movies

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  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Move the focus mode dial to the MF position.
  3. Turn the mode dial to the Movie icon. Image
  4. Press the Fn button.
  5. Press the center of the multi-selector/control button.
  6. Push the multi-selector/control button up or down to select the desired setting.

    • Program Auto allows the camera to automatically determine the aperture and shutter speed, while other settings can be adjusted manually and saved.
    • Aperture Priority allows both the front and rear dial to manually adjust the aperture, while the shutter speed is automatically selected by the camera.
    • Shutter Priority allows both the front and rear dial to manually adjust the shutter speed, while the aperture is automatically selected by the camera.
    • Manual Exposure allows the rear dial to adjust the aperture and the front dial to adjust the shutter speed.

  7. Press the center of the multi-selector/control button.
  8. Turn the front or rear control dial to adjust the shutter speed or aperture value to your desired setting.

    NOTES:

    • Adjusting the shutter speed controls how moving subjects are captured. Larger values tend to stop motion. Smaller values tend to blur motion.
    • Adjusting the aperture changes the focus range and background defocus. Small values blur the foreground and background, while large values maintain focus for the entire scene.

  9. Point the camera at your subject.
  10. Adjust the lens focus.
  11. Press the MOVIE button to start recording.