Why does the ISO indicator blink.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by rlcym, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. rlcym

    rlcym New to Mu-43

    May 31, 2012
    Hi, I searched the net and also the manual but could not find the answer and hope someone can help.

    I am using the OM-D.

    When I set my auto-iso range from 1600-to-200, the ISO indicator on the LCD/EVF stay lit at any ISO number right up to 1600 and I can take pictures normally.

    When I set auto-iso range from 3200-to-200 (for low light purpose), the camera can still take pictures properly - pictures look alright to me in term of exposure.

    The only thing is that the ISO indicator keep blinking when showing 3200! It doesn't blink when it is lower than 3200.

    The pictures are alright but why do the ISO indicator blink?

    Thanks in advance for any information.

    ps - if I set ISO3200 manually, the ISO indicator stay lit, and doesn't blink
  2. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    I believe it is because you have reached the preset ISO limit with your given shutter speed and aperture settings. Shutter speed and/or aperture will also blink when they are at their limits as well, depending upon what exposure mode you are in.
  3. rlcym

    rlcym New to Mu-43

    May 31, 2012
    Oh, I see. That's what it is! Thought something is wrong with the cam :) many thanks.