Automatic Gain and ISO Limits (XC15)
Article ID: ART166520 | Date published: 09/12/2016 | Date last updated: 09/20/2016


Automatic Gain and ISO Limits (XC15)


Depending on the brightness of the surroundings, the camcorder will automatically raise the gain or ISO speed to try to get a brighter picture. Because doing so can lead to video noise, you can select a maximum limit for how high levels are raised. These limits are referred to as the automatic gain control (AGC) limit and auto ISO limit. Shooting with a smaller limit is useful as it results in a darker picture but less noise. This function is available when the shooting mode is set to [ Av ] , [ Tv ] or [ P ].

1. Press the [MENU] button.

•[ ] mode, skip to step 5-3.

2. Touch [ : Camera Setup ] -> [ISO / Gain].

3. Select the desired option.

4. Touch [ ].

5. Open the submenu to set the AGC limit or auto ISO limit.

  • 5-1. Selected [ISO]:
Touch [ : Camera Setup ] -> [Auto ISO Limit].

  • 5-2. Selected [Gain]:
Touch [ : Camera Setup ] -> [AGC Limit].

  • 5-3. [ ] mode:
Touch [ : Camera Setup ] -> [Auto ISO Limit].

  • Because only the ISO speed can be adjusted for photos, you will be able to set only the auto ISO limit.

6. Touch [ ] or [ ].
  • The AGC limit or auto ISO limit dial will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • Touch [A] to remove the limit.

7. Drag your finger left / right along the dial to select the desired value.
  • You can also push the joystick up/down until the position of the current value is highlighted in orange and then push left/right to adjust the value.

8. Touch [ ].

9. The AGC limit or auto ISO limit icon will appear on the left side of the screen.