Blurring the background is an effective way to guide the viewers' attention to the main subject. However, because the Auto function automatically adjusts the aperture according to the surrounding light intensity, it's not possible to intentionally blur the background.
By fully opening the aperture and zooming in to the maximum limit, the depth of field becomes shallow. This lets you focus only on the subject that is located close to the camera, and blurs the background to create the kind of striking images that you often see in movies.
*You may adjust the exposure with the shutter speed or ND filter.
Experiment with the depth of field effect by referring to the chart below.
Using the aperture to adjust the light intensity is also helpful in the following scenes.
When the camera pans from a dark room to the bright outdoors,
the image is briefly washed out as the camera initially captures
the outdoor scenery. The automatic adjustment function then
When panning the camera from a room to the outdoors in the
same way as above, you can prevent the washed-out effect
by reducing the aperture as soon as the camera is pointed