Do mirrorless (hybrid) cameras like the Sony NEX-x or the Panasonic Lumix GFx let you set manually the diaphragm?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Did you check either manual or look at one of the thousands of reviews online for either model? \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Feb 21, 2013 at 23:54

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Yes. Every single mirrorless ever made offers full-manual controls. Some just hide them better than others! Having a mode-dial also helps to quickly set the camera into Aperture priority mode. Fuji lenses for mirrorless cameras all have an aperture ring right on the lens which makes things very easy.

If you are keen on using semi-automatic (A/S/T) or manual (M) modes, I suggest you look for a camera with at least one control-dial. Two is better if you use Manual mode as there is nothing to press to toggle between both parameters. Some mirrorless cameras even have three control-dials.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Hey, doesn't the OM-D have 3? 1 for mode, 2 for aperture/shutter? \$\endgroup\$
    – BBking
    Feb 22, 2013 at 2:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ That would be one Mode-Dial and two Control-Dials. There are lots of variants too as some camera do not need mode-dials (as opposed to need one but not have one) and others need two controls per parameter! \$\endgroup\$
    – Itai
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:10

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