Sorry for the late reply.
A few questions to be answered I guess!
Ok firstly Manual mode will not let you control the +EV balance. The EV balance is a GUIDE in manual mode.
If you set your aperture and shutter settings manually you will get a +EV information in the top right of the screen. If you point at the subject and it says +1.0 your image is over exposed. If the EV says -1.5 your image is WAY under exposed. TRY IT....
It's not hard to get the just about right area where if its + or - a bit the image is still perfect. Something like F5.6 or F7.0 and 1/800 on a sunny day would show around +0.0 which is correct.
I always use the eye viewfinder, the camera seems to have a excellent auto focus and the pictures always seem to turn out excellent for me.
Hope that helps your moving shots.
PS Just to show you a +1.5 Overexposed photo, look at the BMI below.
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Photo © Colin Abbott