Nikon COOLPIX 5200 User Manual (en)

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 Controlling Exposure: Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter the exposure from the value suggest-
ed by the camera. Exposure compensation can be set to values between –2.0
EV (underexposure) and +2.0 EV (overexposure).
Selecting Exposure Compensation While Using 
Manual Option
When  AF area mode (
91) is set to 
Manual (
93) and focus area selection
guide is displayed on the monitor, press 
 to hide focus area selection guide and press
 (
) to use the exposure compensation.
Cancelling Exposure Compensation
To cancel exposure compensation, select a value of 0. In 
 (auto shooting) mode, a
selected value remains even if the camera is turned off. In another shooting mode, ex-
posure compensation returns to the default value for the selected mode when the cam-
era is turned off or the mode dial is rotated.
 Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is not available when 
 (fireworks show) (
38) is selected in
the scene mode.
Display exposure compensation menu.
Highlight desired value.
Exit menu. 
 icon and a value for expo-
sure compensation are displayed in mon-
itor at settings other than 0 (to exit
without changing setting, wait two sec-
onds without pressing any buttons).