Canon EOS60D18135ISKIT User Manual (en)

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Exposure compensation can brighten (increased exposure) or darken 
(decreased exposure) the standard exposure set by the camera.
Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-
stop increments, the exposure compensation indicator on the LCD 
panel and in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±3 stops. If 
you want to set the exposure compensation setting beyond ±3 stops, 
you should use the Quick Control screen (p.44) or follow the 
instructions for [2 Exp. comp./AEB] on the next page.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <d>, <s>, 
or <
f>.
2
Set the exposure compensation 
amount.
 
After pressing the shutter button 
halfway (0), turn the <5> dial. If 
the exposure compensation cannot 
be set, press the <R> button 
below the <5> dial (0), then turn 
the <5> dial.
3
Take the picture.
 
To cancel the exposure 
compensation, set the exposure 
compensation amount back to <E>.
Setting Exposure CompensationN
Increased exposure for a brighter image
Decreased exposure for a darker image
If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.101) is set to anything other than 
[Disable], the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set.
 
The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you 
set the power switch to <2>.
 
Be careful not to turn the <5> dial and change the exposure compensation 
inadvertently. It is safest to set the [6 Lock 5] menu to [Enable]. Before 
turning the <5> dial, press the <R> button (0), then turn the <5> dial.
 
If the amount set exceeds ±3 stops, the end of the exposure level 
indicator will display <I> or <J>.
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