How to Change ISO Speed on DSLR Camera

After learning about ISO speed settings and how ISO speed effects a photo and you are now ready to learn how to change your ISO speed on your DSLR camera. Not every DSLR camera is the same. I’ve used Canon, Nikon, and Sony DSLR cameras and each one you have to change the ISO speed differently. I usually shoot in manual exposure mode so I’m not 100% positive on this next statement, but I think the only modes you can change your ISO speed setting is in the manual exposure mode and program exposure mode. If I’m wrong I’m sorry, please let me know by leaving a comment below.

Anyway the instructions on how to change DSLR ISO speed setting for a Canon are as follows:

  1. Turn your Canon DSLR camera on
  2. Turn the exposure mode dial to manual exposure mode, which is normally represented by a M
  3. In between the shutter speed dial and the exposure mode dial there is a ISO button, press and release the ISO button.
  4. Immediately rotate the shutter speed dial which will change your ISO speed setting
  5. Rotate left or counter clockwise for lower ISO speed
  6. Rotate right or clockwise for higher ISO speed


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