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I take pictures inside a car of people and sometimes the pic come in good and sometime not what is the best setting iso

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Hi there, and thanks for coming to FixYa.

The ISO setting determines how sensitive your camera's image sensor is to light.
General rule of thumb...the lighter your surroundings are - the lower your ISO. So, depending on how bright the light is outside your car when you take the picture, use this:
If it's overcast 600 to 800 ISO.
If it's really sunny then us 200 to 400 ISO
If it's dark out then only use 1600 ISO

You should experiment with these ISO settings, you may have to notch it up or down depending on the light outside.

Rob

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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