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Underexposed image on Auto mode

We have had the Canon S5IS for about 6 months with great results, until recently. Using the camera on AUTO mode produces underexposed daylight images (flash photos seem better). I noticed that the ISO setting stays at ISO 80 in AUTO mode and does not change under different light conditions. I switch to Aperture priority and get much better exposures, and the ISO setting changes automatically. Just wondered if there is a setting that I need to change in AUTO mode to improve exposure.

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You can change the ISO setting also to Auto. If you have the advanced guide (see pp 80, 107).
Press the ISO button it will switch from various ISO setting to AUTO.

Do remember in Bright light , a lower ISO number like 80 will give you very fine images, while as the light level goes down, the ISO number will change to a higher number and the image will become more grainer.
I hope I could answer to your query.
Please do rate. Thanks

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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