Sony How is Auto ISO implemented on the NEX bodies?

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
My favorite implementation of Auto ISO to date is that on the Nikon bodies. In aperture priority mode, you simply choose a minimum shutter speed and a maximum ISO, and the auto ISO does the rest. In manual mode, you simply choose the max ISO, and the auto ISO just works. It's simple as can be, and I don't understand why other companies don't do it this way.

Auto ISO on my GH1 is a frustration. If I mount a manual focus, adapted lens and choose auto ISO, it assumes I want a minimum shutter speed of 1/30s. If I switch to manual mode, auto ISO stops working. With a 50mm lens and no image stabilization, that means auto ISO is basically worthless to me since I can't handhold steady at 1/30s.

How is auto ISO implemented on the NEX bodies?
 
Jul 8, 2010
18
I also share Amin's frustration at the 1/30 second speed, but have developed a work-around and by under-exposing am able to get 1/60 or faster. I would of course prefer to have the choice of being able to set nothing slower than 1/60 or 1/100 in camera (similar to Nikon's custom setting).
 

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