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First Generation Lytro Camera - ISO Sensitivity (Manual Controls)

ISO sensitivity determines how sensitive to light the sensor on the camera will be.  Lower ISO settings compensate for a very bright day (or can keep a bright light source from 'blowing out' a night-time image during longer exposures), while higher ISO settings make the most of limited light, as with indoors shots, allowing you to use a faster shutter speed and thus limit motion blur.  

Here's how to set ISO sensitivity on the first generation Lytro camera:

  1. Make sure Manual Controls are enabled (swipe up on the touchscreen, touch the "gear" icon, then from the Menu verify the "Manual" option is checked; touch the blue "X" to exit the Menu).
  2. Swipe down on the touchscreen and touch the "ISO Sensitivity" button.
  3. To reach one end of the ISO range quickly, repeatedly swipe the on-screen slider toward the left for less sensitivity (down to 80), or to the right for greater sensitivity (up to 3200).  For fine adjustments, tap on either of the arrow heads.  
  4. Touch the "Set" button. (If you touch "Auto" then your adjustments will not be kept.)
    TIP: Your manual setting will be confirmed by horizontal lines above and below the ISO Sensitivity in the upper right.


NOTES: You cannot toggle the ND Filter or see the EV meter unless both the Shutter Speed and ISO Sensitivity are set manually.
Conversely, the Auto-Exposure Lock is only available when the Shutter Speed and ISO Sensitivity are not both set manually.

This article applies to the first generation Lytro camera only.