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I don't understand alot of the wording in the manual. I don't understand the ISO. I am camera illiterate. Is there any help out there that can help me?

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Go to your local library and look through the photography section.

The ISO is the digital equivalent of film speed. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive to light.

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Why does the flash come on when there seems to be enough light


I am assuming that you are in manual mode. It's on board computer has decided that to prevent camera shake or motion blur that the flash was needed. Now there are things you can do if you don't want the flash to fire. If you use one of the manual modes and set your ISO to a high ISO(800ish) and make sure your f-stop is set for the lowest number your lens will accept.
Play around and see what works for you. Chris

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All of my shots are grainy--really grainy. My old 8 mpx camera took beautiful, tack-sharp photos. This is 14 mpx and it looks terrible. Someone suggested that maybe the contrast needed to be adjusted ...?...


Unfortunately with higher mpxs sometimes you pay for it with higher noise levels. The smaller pixels are more sensitive and can cause noise. A couple of things you can do to help control the noise is make sure your pictures not underexposed, you may need to bump up you exposure compensation a little as long as you don't end up too bright.
You can also try to shoot with the lowest ISO setting your camera has. High ISO = NOISE!
Last you can run your photos through a noise reducing program such as"Noisware" their community edition is free. http://www.noiseware.com/download_nwsa.aspx
PS Contrast settings will do nothing for noise.

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I'm having problems with the settings on my Canon EOS 400D. When I take pictures in AV mode I can get quality pictures but in TV or M modes the pictures always come out so dark even when taking them...


You need to understand the relationship and teractivity of aperture, shutter speed and iso. In Av mod, you choose the aperture and the camera makes thw shutter speed agjustment, In Tv mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera makes the aperture adjustment, In manual, you have to set both shutter speed and aperture manually. If the ISO mode is set to AUTO, the camera chooses the sensors sensitivity to light automatically. Change to specific ISO
(200-400 for daylight and 799-1600 for night). Take a picture in AV mode and note what shutter speed the camera chose. Then switch to TC mode choose the same shutter speed and see if camera chose the same aperture(f-stop) you chose in first shot. Change to Manual and choose same f-stop and shutter speed the camera chose for you in the other modes. Compare all three photos. They should be almost if not exactly the same exposure wise.
In Tv mode choose a dlowers shutter speed, In Manual choose a combo of slower shuuter and wider f-stop(smaller number). Read your manual.

Jan 02, 2011 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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I want to know the iso speed


Hi. You can set the ISO through the menus on P.86 of the manual,

Instead, see P.89 of the manual, you can assign ISO to the left/right keys,
This is so that you can cycle through the ISO settings in REC mode,

You can also specify what settings, including ISO, are put in place when you next switch on, see P.90

If you do not have access to a manual you can download it free at:-

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Casio-EX-Z30-Digital-Cameras-manual/id/200ag205/t/2/

In playback I don't think you can display on the camera the ISO of the images which you have captured, but the EXIF data, including ISO, can be viewed on PC with an EXIF reader/viewer/editor or using an add-on to Firefox browser call FxIF.

Hope this helps!

Dec 28, 2010 | Casio Exilim EX-Z30 Digital Camera

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I bought this canon rebel t2 film camera recently and used film with ASO 400. Portraits look ok. but the landscapes, especially the sky area look dark and grainy. I used ef 28-135mm usm lens. Any solutions...


That's odd that the pictures would be coming out under exposed unless the previous owner has gone into the camera functions and switched the ISO from auto to manual. Another reason is that the exposure compensation has been activated and set for - exposure

Under "normal" use the camera will read the DX code on the film canisters and adjust the ISO automatically. However the previous owner may have shut this off in preference to setting the ISO manually. Even though you have ISO 400 in the camera the ISO on in the camera setting may be ISO 1600.

Checking for the Auto ISO and exposure compensation is fairly easy as you can see the film canister through the film window or you know you have loaded 400 speed film. on the LCD panel at the back of the camera is an ISO icon and exposure compensation.

Make sure the ISO for the camera is the same as what you have loaded and if the exposure compensation is to the right of 0 then the resulting picture will be dark. Move this back to the Zero.

I wasn't able to find an exact manual (if you don't have one) for your camera but have found a camera with similar. Here is a ling for that manual.

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/canon/canon_eos_rebel_ti/canon_eos_rebel_ti.htm

Hope this was a help

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I want to know what setting to put my Nikon D80 on


keep the camera in manual mode and increase ISO more than 800 and shutter speed should be low , for black &white picture go setup in pencil mark & go to black&white option

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How to adjust the ISO from 100


All of the AUTO ISO settings would be harder to figure out if you couldn't set an ISO range for the camera to use, but with the K20D you can:
  1. Press the Fn button
  2. Press the right directional arrow to select the ISO setting
  3. Set the ISO to AUTO
  4. Turn the front control dial to set the MINIMUM ISO the camera will use
  5. Turn the rear control dial to set the MAXIMUM ISO the camera will use
In this sense, you can set the AUTO sensitivity of the camera to range between ISO 100 and 400 or even ISO 800 to 6400 (if you so desire).
Of course, this assumes that you'll want to have this level of control over ISO, aperture and shutter speed.
If you don't have a good command of these controls and really never want to, then the K20D has a ton of modes and features that you'll simply never use.
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I don't understand the numbers of the drive ISO ?


You can get a manual from the manufacturer's web site at http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=314&modelid=12929

AF allows you to select between the various autofocus modes. WB allows you to set the white balance, to compensate for the color of the light. Drive allows you to select the drive mode, from single to continuous to remote. ISO allows you to set the sensor sensitivity, similar to choosing film speed for analog cameras.

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Color noise on pics


Camera is setting a high ISO, probably due to low light. Higher film speed results in higher grain. Try turning off high speed shooting mode which ups the ISO so cam can set a higher shutter speed. Or, select the P setting (Program) and select a pre-set ISO under 400.

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High iso on s5200/5600


just wish the anitblur was a seperate button that you could turn on or off at anytime/any mode. I assume that is how image stabilization works on other cameras. I'm just waiting for a good batch of sample pics from a normal user.

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