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I want to take action shots

What is the best setting for action shots? I want to take action shots of my boys snowboarding and my camera flashes twice and sets forever before actually taking the shot. My camera is a Sony DSC-W30.

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Try turning the flash off. You can also prefocus and meter the exposure by pressing the shutter release button halfway. Hold it there until the right moment, then press it down the rest of the way.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012

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SOURCE: problem with sony dsc-w30 cyber shot flash

I found this solution in Yahoo Answers. go into the Setup Menu and find "Initialize". Select Initialize to reset the camera adjustments. Then try using the camera again.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: althering the aperture.

sony usually has either shutter priority or aperture priority-put camera in either program mode or see if dial has a s or a for either mode-not all models support this feature

Posted on May 14, 2008

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SOURCE: sony cyber-shot dsc-w30 digicam problem

The lens due to some problems is not intialising ...... most commonly it may be dust particles getting stuck in the lens barrel ...... or the barrel itself is damaged ...... get it repaired from a repairman ..... as opening a lens is a difficult procedure ...and you may end up messing up the whole thing ......

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

If you want to reset DSC-W30, press Menu and go to Initialize, select it and press OK
Camera will be RESET and go to factory default settings.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W30. The lens is in a "stuck" position

You have a bad lens, it prob. also says turn off and on again.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: when turning on power lcd says acess ,lens opens

I had the same problem. Your focus is stuck.
Try to free the focus from whatever (sand, dust, etc.) by hitting the camera. Start gentle, and if it doesn't work, hit it hard...the DSC-W30 is very rugged , that was my experience!
Greetings from Germany and good luck!

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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Hello! I have problems with my flash. Untill yesterday, when I take photos they make multiple light on exposure objects, but not anymore. Now, wheni I turn on automatically flash sometimes it not working,...


Perhaps you only changed the settings. As long as you are on automatic, and don't force the flash off, the flash should work when needed.
The multiple flash you mention, is the flash used to avoid red eyes.
With the first flash(es) the eye closes the pupil, so ref;action of the retina is minimal.
Sometimes the camera also uses the returning flash light to fine tune the focus, if on auto focus.
Just check if the camera is in the setting you always used. Just check if you have the best results with this setting.

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Hi i m new at slr camera , i buy canon 500d , and when i take a shot , flash light twice or more before take the shot then flash be busy then take shot with flash did it a problem or what/


Check to see if you have the flash set on "red-eye". This causes the flash to pre-flash to eliminate red-eye in your photos. It's a real pain for most photos but if you're shooting in low light, it will eliminate the red-eye.

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Flash settings cannot be changed...


Check and make sure multi shot or continuous shot is not selected (/BRK button between shutter button and options dial). Flash settings cannot be used with either multi shot or continuous shot, took me forever to figure that out... LOL

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Have a EOS 450D When I take a picture it says busy for a good 1


Switch to Shutter Prioriy (S) and set the shutter speed to what you want it should be at least 1/60th of a second.

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Taking "night" photos ("flash") - takes too long


Any 'night' shot will take longer... and if you have 'Noise Reduction' turned on, it doubles the amount of time it takes to process the picture. Its probably best to leave that setting enabled, also.

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Settings for dance/on stage action shots with no flash and low li


If there isn't good lighting on the stage (nevermind the auditorium), your 18-135mm lens does not have enough light-gathering ability for action shots, especially when you zoom in for that close-up of your daughter. Even at the highest ISO speed setting, you would likely have shutter speeds longer than 1/30 second, too slow to avoid camera shake and certainly too slow to freeze action. While a dreamy motion blur can make a nice impressionistic effect, I'm sure you want to recognize your daughter.

Sorry to say that the only solution for low-light, no-flash shots is to spend money on a fast lens. Either that or sneak in beforehand and put high-wattage lamps in the stage lights. The best value is the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens available new with full warranty at B&H Photo (bhphotovideo.com) for $134.95 with free shipping. This lens gets highest marks in every professional review, and it's a huge value at that price. Or, if price is no object, go for the 50mm f/1.4D at $350. These are both prime lenses, not zoom, so you will want to get there early so you can choose your seat for the best view close to the stage.

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Continuous mode


i think the frame rate is 1.3 frames per second.

Issue:
How do I set Continuous Shooting?
Solution: Setting Continuous Shooting mode PowerShot SD750 and SD1000.

Continuous Shooting In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter button is held down. Recording ceases when the shutter button is released. In addition, under the following conditions, continuous shooting can occur at a consistent interval until the SD card is full*.
  • A resolution and compression combination other than 145.gif and 129.gif is selected.
    * If continuous shooting suddenly stops, the SD card may be full.
Continuous shooting is available in all modes except 171.gif[AUTO], stitch_assist_icon.gif[Stitch Assist], coloraccentdropper.gif[Color Accent] and colorswapdropper.gif[Color Swap].
To set Continuous Shooting
  1. Press the cont_icon.gifbutton to display cont_icon.gif.

    cont_menu.gif
  2. Shoot the image.

    The camera will continue to record successive images while the shutter button is fully pressed. Recording will cease when the shutter button is released, the card is full or the card does not support a write speed to allow continuous shooting to continue.
To Cancel Continuous Shooting
  1. Press the cont_icon.gif button twice to display single_icon.gif.
caution_a70.gifTo enhance the continuous shooting performance when you suspect the speed has dropped, you are recommended to format the SD card in the camera (Low Level Format) after you save all its images to your computer. note_icon_a70.gif
  • The interval between shots may lengthen slightly when the camera's built-in memory fills.
  • If the flash is firing, the interval between shots will lengthen to accommodate the flash's charging requirements.

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When using flash, my sony cyber-shot dsc-t10 takes forever to take pictures!


Have you tried Hi-Speed memory cards, as writing speed of the card affects the response time of camera, I am using Sony MSX-M2GN 2GB and it's gives me quite good response.

Other thing you might try is format the memory card using camera, camera has card format functionality and it does also improve the performance of the camera.

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Flash on action shot


Your flash Curcuit is out and need to be replaced I do not have one in stock. I beleave you can get a broke digital camera off ebay to get on from. or if their is a external flash for your camera that should fis it also.

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Having problems with the flash\ blurred and grainy images


You should not use the flash for these shots (unless you connect a powerful external flash), it won't help you at this distance. You should use the shutter priority mode and experiment with shutter speed (no flash) to get the best result - for sports action it should probably be faster than 1/100 sec. If the light is too low you may use higher ISO setting - 200 or 400 (though higher ISO will result in grainier images, it may be your only option for blur-free photos).

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