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In manual, exposure compensation is meaningless and the dial doesn't do anything. The exposure compensation display on the rear screen and in the EVF however changes its purpose slightly, and effectively becomes an old fashioned light meter / exposure meter. As you move the camera, it changes dynamically showing you how over/under exposed you are. It is not doing anything active - not changing a setting - simply passively showing you the result of your manual settings of F/SS/ISO you have set on the resultant exposure. You do not want to disable this. Manually change F/SS/ISO until the exposure comp scale reads 0, and you will have a perfectly manually exposed picture. You can, of course, use it to accurately over/under expose by thirds of a stop, depending on your artistic intent.

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It sounds to me like even though the OP is in Manual Mode, Auto-ISO is on. You're setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture that you want, and the camera is adjusting the ISO within the parameters set in the camera for Auto-ISO 1, 2, or 3. Third leg of the so-called exposure triangle.

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