I'm a sort of camera newbie. I started filming in auto but now I'm experimenting in manual where the photos appear to be a little sharper. No doubt somebody will shoot me down in flames for saying this, but I try and set the ISO as low as possible 100 or maybe 200 and then adjust the shutter speed according to light conditions. I took quite an acceptable photo yesterday evening with ISO 100 and shutter 1/50. But it's a question of trial and error.
Remember , left panel closed fully auto, left panel open but manual not selected: semi auto, left panel auto and manual selected : full manual.
Shooting video in manual is a whole new can of worms and I'm not so sure about that so I'm auto in video !
Yes and thank heavens for this forum because there's a whole lot of nothing in the manual about photo settings i.e. holding down the shutter button for 5 secs to get the different shoot modes ( burst , exposure bracketing etc ) ! I saw people talking about exposure bracketing and I was thinking how the hell do you get into that mode !
As I understand from somebody in this forum, Semi Auto : force one of shutter/ ISO . Camera selects other for EV compensation. Manual : You set ISO and Shutter speed.