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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.

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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.

Mar 09, 2014 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130 Digital Camera

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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

Sep 01, 2010 | Cameras

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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.

Jun 12, 2009 | Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital...

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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.

Jun 02, 2009 | Olympus Mju Tough 6000 Digital Camera

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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.

Mar 22, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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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.

Feb 18, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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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.

Jul 16, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10 Digital Camera

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Night shots


Hey matty reps,
You are attempting one of the most challenging types of photography there is, because you are combing nighttime photography and action photography. If you want to stop the action you normally would be using the highest shutter speed possible, but since you are trying to take nighttime action photographs I would rely on a flash since the flash duration in essence becomes your shutter speed. I would definitely use a hotshoe mounted flash because the built in flash will most likely not be powerful enough for your needs. I would have the camera set to aperture priority so I could control the depth of field, because the smaller the aperture the larger depth of field you will have and the less likely your subject will be out of focus. If you are attempting natural light nighttime action photography you will definitely need a very fast film speed such as 3200 speed film which will provide significant loss of image quality. You will also need a very fast lens meaning a lens with an aperture of at least f2.8 or larger, and your camera in this scenario should be set to shutter priority so you can set the camera to the fastest shutter speed possible but this will present focusing issues. In both scenarios I would have the AF system set to continuous so the camera doesn't require you to achieve focus to be able to trip the shutter. As in all challenging photography situations more photos are better than less, because you should have more failed photos than successful. I hope this helps!

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Allan
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May 28, 2008 | Canon EOS Rebel K2 35mm SLR Camera

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Action shots


Action shots generally require a fast shutter speed -- to freeze the motion. So you need plenty of light or a "fast" lens. A fast lens is one in which the aperture opens further to let in more of light. The smaller the number of the maximum aperture, the faster the lens, so a 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 lens is "faster" than a 28-105mm f/4.0-5.6 lens. But usually, faster lenses cost more.

For the settings on the camera, the Rebel K2 has a Sports image mode (silhouette of a runner) on the control dial which should get you appropriate settings for most action shots.

If you want to set the shutter speed yourself use the Tv mode, and with a fixed shutter speed, the camera will set the correct aperture. Watch in the viewfinder -- if the aperture value is flashing, it means the shot will be underexposed. You will have to select a slower shutter speed.

Another way to get action shots with limited light or a "slower" lens is to use film with higher ISO/ASA. ISO 100 film is good for daylight shots, but for inside shots or evening shots, use ISO 400 film. Higher ISO film is "grainier", so enlargements will show less detail.

May 07, 2008 | Canon EOS Rebel K2 35mm SLR Camera

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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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