Setting the ISO speed (PowerShot G7 X Mark II)
Article ID: ART165546 | Date published: 04/22/2016 | Date last updated: 04/22/2016
 

Description

Setting the ISO speed (PowerShot G7 X Mark II)

Solution

Raise the [ISO speed] to use a fast shutter speed when you wish to reduce the effects of camera shake or avoid blurry subjects, or to turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area.
Also, with [ISO AUTO] selected, you can set the maximum ISO speed, or select the rate of change.
IMPORTANT
  • The following section explains the setting procedures when the camera’s shooting mode is set to [Program AE: ] mode.
  • To set the [ISO Speed], it is necessary to set the [Shooting Mode] to one of the following modes:
- [ : Custom]*, [ : Manual], [ : Aperture value], [ : Time value], [ : Program AE], [ : Manual Movie]. 
*Options vary depending on the assigned shooting mode.

Setting the ISO Speed

Set the ISO speed to [AUTO] for automatic adjustment to suit the shooting mode and conditions. Otherwise, set a higher ISO speed for higher sensitivity, or a lower value for lower sensitivity.

  • Procedures for setting the ISO speed are explained below.

1. Turn the camera on.

2. Press the [ ] button to display the menu screen, and then press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [ ].


3. Press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to select the desired ISO speed, and then press the [ ] button.


4. When the ISO speed you selected appears on the screen, the setting is complete.

[Overview of ISO Speed Settings]
  • Select the appropriate [ISO Speed] for the shooting environment.
Shooting EnvironmentISO Speed Setting
Automatically adjusts the ISO speed to suit the shooting mode and conditions.AUTO
For shooting outdoors in fair weather.125 / 160 / 200
For shooting in cloudy conditions, or at twilight.250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800
For shooting night scenes, or in dark rooms.1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800

NOTE
  • To view the automatically determined ISO speed when you have set the ISO speed to [AUTO], press the shutter butto halfway.
  • Although choosing a lower ISO speed may reduce image graininess, there may be a greater risk of subject and camera shake in some shooting conditions.
  • The faster shutter speed used at higher ISO speeds reduces subject and camera shake and increases the flash range. However, shots may look grainy.
  • You can also set the ISO speed by accessing MENU [ [ : ISO Speed ] [ISO Speed].

Adjusting ISO Auto Settings

When the camera is set to [AUTO], maximum ISO speed can be specified in a range of [400] – [12800], and sensitivity can be specified in a range of three levels.

  • Setting the maximum ISO speed for [ISO AUTO].

1. Press the [MENU] button.

2. Choose the [ ] tab from the menu screen.
  • : Move the zoom lever to choose the [ ] tab.
  • : Press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [ ].
 

3. Press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [ ISO Speed ], and then press the [ ] button.


4. Press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [ISO Auto Settings] from the next screen displayed, and then press the ] button.

5. Press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose [Max ISO Speed], and then press the [ ] button.

6. Press the [ ] , [ ] buttons to choose the maximum ISO speed value, and then press the [ ] button.

  • Changing the setting for [Rate of Change].

7. Perform steps 1 to 4, display the [ISO Auto Settings] screen, and then touch [Rate of Change].

8. Select the desired rate of change from the 3 options listed ([Standard], [Fast], or [Slow]), and then press the [ ] button.


SIMS Doc Id

8202872500