My Pwershot SD450 will not take photos in low or interior light.
Have it on auto, but at night or indoors the photos come out almost black or so dim they are useless. How can I fix this? Are my settings wrong? (in an effort to correct the problem, I have tried a number of settings, so now I don't know what it SHOULD be set on.
Re: My Pwershot SD450 will not take photos in low or...
I hope that you have selected "flash on". Try first on at all times;and then flash AUTO. ISO at 400 or 800 Does it flash when you take a picture ? If not, and it is selected to flash, then the capacitor or bulb needs replacing.
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Grainy photos is due to high ISO that is needed to capture photos in low light. The solution to that problem is to use flash. Blur in low light would be due to a long shutter speed in an attempt to capture enough light to get a properly exposed photo. Again, the solution here is to use flash. Auto mode with flash on is just fine in this situation-- you could also try night mode if you wish.
Your camera is choosing (or you chose) the wrong white balance setting. Try Auto White Balance, and if that doesn't work, try tungsten white balance. You could switch to daylight color bulbs in your lamps.
when you think that there is less light or whn you are taking a picture indoors or during night times under auto then reduce the ISO acordingly like if the lighting is of the indoor lighting then you can place the ISO at 80-200
if outdoor and during night time 80 or below and so on depending on the light conditions
the lower the light the lower the ISO
this would increase the shutter time though improving exposure quality
If your indoor photos appear ok then most likely your camera is set on a specific setting. Switch it to auto for convenience. Or read your manual, there are a lot of things you can learn from the manual. Look under the different types of scenarios, night scene, macro, daylight, etc.
If you can adjust the ISO sensitivity to a lower number then the graininess will be reduced.
However, by reducing the ISO, you will need a slower shutter speed and a larger aperture. A tripod, table or other support may be necessary.
The "noise reduction" setting on the camera can also be adjusted a step up.
Taking pictures at full resolution and fine compression will also help. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Overall, at least try lowering the ISO, and using the flash brighter.
I read in another Toshiba forum where some users were putting a small piece of electriacal (black) tape over the flash sensor, and their indoor photos with flash turned out spectacular, since it allows the camera to apply more light . Actually fools the camera but it works. You might want to experiment with it..