Aperture-priority ae – Canon EOS D30 User Manual
In this mode, you set the aperture value, and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed
to suit the brightness of the scene. This is called Aperture-Priority AE.
By setting a smaller aperture value (larger aperture), you can blur the background to make the
subject stand out as in a portrait. Or, by setting a larger aperture value (smaller aperture), you
can increase the depth of field to make both the foreground and background look sharp.
stands for “aperture value.”
Set the Mode Dial to
Select the aperture value.
Focus on the subject.
Press the shutter button down halfway.
The shutter speed is determined automatically.
Check the display, then take the
If the shutter speed is not blinking, the
exposure is correct.
Compose the picture, then press the
shutter button down fully.
Small aperture value
Large aperture value