Canon LEGRIA HV40 Instruction Manual

Adjusting the Picture Exposure Focus and Color

Adjusting the Picture Exposure Focus and Color

 Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color

Advanced Functions

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Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color

Manual Exposure Adjustment and 
Automatic Backlight Correction

At times, backlit subjects may appear too 
dark (underexposed) or subjects under 
very strong lights may appear too bright 
or glaring (overexposed). To correct this 
you can use the automatic backlight 
correction or manually adjust the 
exposure.

Automatic Backlight Correction

When shooting subjects with a strong 
light source behind them, you can have 
the camcorder automatically correct for 
the backlight with the press of a single 
button.

POINTS TO CHECK

Mode switch: 

1

If the joystick guide does not appear 
on screen, press (

) to display it.

2

Push the joystick (

) toward 

.

• If 

 does not appear on the joystick 

guide, repeatedly push the joystick 
(

) toward [NEXT] to display the 

joystick guide in the illustration above.

 appears.

• Pushing the joystick (

) toward 

 

again will end the backlight correction 
mode.

NOTES

This function can also be activated with the 
CUSTOM key (

 56).

Manual Exposure Adjustment

POINTS TO CHECK

Mode switch:   (except for the 
[

FIREWORKS] recording program).

1

If the joystick guide does not appear 
on screen, press (

) to display it.

2

Push the joystick (

) toward [EXP].

• If [EXP] does not appear on the 
joystick guide, repeatedly push the 
joystick (

) toward [NEXT] to display 

the joystick guide in the illustration 
above. 
• The exposure adjustment indicator 

 and the neutral value “±0” 

appear on the screen.
• If you operate the zoom while the 
exposure is locked, the brightness of 
the image may change.

3

Adjust (

) the brightness of the 

image as required.
• The adjustment range and the length 
of the exposure adjustment indicator 
will vary depending on the initial 
brightness of the picture.
• Pushing the joystick (

) toward 

[EXP] again will return the camcorder 
to automatic exposure.

Adjusting the Picture: 
Exposure, Focus and Color

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