What Does The Aperture Setting On My Camera Mean?

Last Update date : 2014.09.09

Aperature Setting on Samsung Camera


Aperture is one of the three factors that determine exposure. The aperture housing contains thin, metal plates that open and close to let light through the aperture and into the camera. The size of the aperture is related to the amount of light.

NOTE: A larger aperture allows more light. A smaller aperture allows less light.

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F-Number and Exposure Value (EV)


The size of the aperture is represented by a value known as the "F-Number."

    • Example: F3.5-5.6

The opening in the aperture is described as the Exposure Value (EV).

    • Increasing the Exposure Value (+1 EV) means the amount of light doubles.

    • Decreasing the Exposure Value (- EV) means the amount of light is cut in half.

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Below are examples of opening the aperture slightly (Image on the left), and the aperture wide open (Image on the right).

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Watch the video below to learn more about how to set your aperture value. (For example: NX300).

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