Nikon 1 J5

Camera Functions

A (Aperture-Priority Auto)

In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce the optimal exposure. Large apertures (low f-numbers) reduce depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main subject. Small apertures (high f-numbers) increase depth of field, bringing out details in the background and foreground. Short field depths are generally used in portraits to blur background details, long field depths in landscape photographs to bring the foreground and background into focus.

Small aperture (f/8)
Wide aperture (f/1.2)


01. Rotate the mode dial to A.
02. Choosing an Aperture

Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise for larger apertures (lower f-numbers), clockwise for smaller apertures (higher f-numbers). The minimum and maximum values depend on the lens currently in use.

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