Auto ISO is a feature that has saved the butts of many photographers since its inception, and also makes life easier when the camera does the work itself. Here's how to get it set up and dialed in, and learn what exactly the setting does.
Steve Perry loves his Nikon cameras, so in this video he is talking specifics with his favorite brand, but if you shoot with Canon or another manufacturer's camera, it's easy enough to follow along too. Auto ISO will be featured on most newer DSLR and mirrorless cameras these days, and the way it's set up and how it functions is similar across the board.
Perry does offer a little cheat sheet of his preferred maximum ISOs for a variety of different Nikon cameras, however. If you shoot something else, you may already know the limit that you are comfortable with or you may want to do a simple test to find out where the image starts to deteriorate beyond your satisfaction. On my Canon 7D Mark II I have the limit set at ISO 1,600, however I've heard other people capping this camera at ISO 800.
Do you use Auto ISO or do you prefer to control your camera manually? Share your thoughts in the comments.