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Does the W1 have infrared abilities?

Who knows if the W1 has a night mode and infrared abilities? The manual does not mention it, but the manual is not too good anyway.... Maybe there is a way to do IR photography with the W1 ? If there is no NIGHTMODE, can I still use the ND filters to take IR photos? Never tried it and am interested in doing it to begin with .... Thank you kindly for replying with pertinent info...

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Re: does the W1 have infrared abilities?

Because the filter blocks out visible light, meaning it is like taking a picture at night. It takes the camera a long time to gather enough light for the image to appear. My Nikon took approx. 2 sec with a IR filter in place, and without a tripod or in a breeze the pics were blurry - always.

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Re: does the W1 have infrared abilities?

Because the camera has a fixed, built-in IR BLOCKING filter, positioned in front of the sensor, thus it takes a long time for enough IR to make a photo, to get through the blocker. The Sonys with Nightshot allow this IR blocking filter to move out of the way.

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Re: does the W1 have infrared abilities?

The Sonys with Nightshot are best at IR, IMHO. The W1 does not have this feature. I imagine it could take IR pics in Manual mode, but the exposures would have to be so long that picture quality would suffer to an unacceptable degree, IMO. The V1 has nightshot, and the price on them has come way down since the V3 was introduced. If you want to get into IR, I suggest a V1.

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Need manual for cyber-shot dsc-w1


I downloaded the manual, if you give your email id i can send it to you. or you can directly download it from this link
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Blurry pictures


There is a well documented problem with the W1 (and its brother, the P100). If you are shooting in good light, you will have no problem. If you are shooting in low light or flash, you will encounter various degrees of blurred photos. Unlike most cameras, the W1 has only two f-stops (f2.8 and f5.2). So the camera must select one or the other (nothing in between). The firmware in the camera will try to select f5.2 as long as it can in low light. This results in a slow shutter speed. And with flash you usually end up with a shutter speed of 1/40th of a second. A slow shutter speed is the cause of the blurred photos. If you can hold the camera perfectly still under low light conditins (and flash) you will get good photos. If you use the cameras manual mode and manually select a faster shutter speed you will get good photos. It appears that Sony could fix the problem with a firmware change so that the camera made better use of the ISO settings along with the f-stop selections. However, they have not done so.

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