I am trying to learn more about the camera and its functions. I just wanted to get some clarity on the Exposure compensation. My current understanding is that, if a picture is too bright or too dark ( but I want to retain my current DOF and shutter speed ) then I can tweak the exposure which is basically making the sensor more or less sensetive? Is this correct? For instance, I was shooting a white swan the other day and I was getting a lot of blown out area in the white feathers but wanted my depth of field and shutter speed to remain the same. Would a 1/3 or 1/2 stop down on the exposure comp been a wise choice to remedy the problem?