Canon EOS60D18135ISKIT User Manual (en)

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.
Set the Mode Dial to <d>, <s>, 
or <
Set the exposure compensation 
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.
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>.