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Menu settings Do the picture adjustment settings affect the noise level of photographs, and if I post process should I use the 'softer' setting to minimise noise?

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Re: Menu settings

The noise occurs when your camera has to shoot in low light at a higher ISO setting. For the quality of photos this camera gives out, the noise isn't really much of a consideration unless you're planning to try to blow it up beyond 8x10. Softer settings are good for portraits but essentially they blur the edges a bit to give skin a nicer overall appearance. Using your softer setting will blur the image slightly, your image won't be as sharp but you might not notice the noise as much.

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What are the best setting for the nikon s4300

The "best" settings depend on what you're taking a picture of, and on what you want that picture to say to the viewer. The best setting for a portrait won't be the best setting for a landscape, for example. The best setting for a portrait of a young girl may not be the best setting for a portrait of her grandfather.

Two photographers taking a picture of the same thing with the same camera may not choose the same settings because each photographer "feels" different about the picture and want the viewer to get that feeling.

That's why cameras come with all these settings. YOU are the photographer, the camera is just a tool. You might want to visit your local library and look through some introductory photography books. They will explain what the various settings do and how they affect the picture. They will tell you the "best," or at least the "better" settings for certain situations. Above all, experiment. Take pictures of the same thing with different settings and look at them on your computer to see what changes. One big advantage of digital photography is that experimentation doesn't cost you anything.

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Depth of field is the characteristic of how much of, or how deeply, the...

Depth of field is the characteristic of how much of, or how deeply, the photograph is in focus. If the main subject is in focus but the foreground and background are blurred, the photo is said to have a shallow depth of field. if most of the photo is in focus, including the foreground and background, the photo is said to have a wide depth of field.

Depth of field is controlled by the aperture setting:

- A wide aperture setting (indicated by a low f-stop number) will provide shallow depth of field, resulting in the main subject being in focus and the foreground and background being blurry. This setting is particularly useful when taking portraits or when using a macro lens.

- A narrow aperture setting (indicated by a higher f-stop number) will provide wider depth of field, resulting in the entire photo being in focus. This setting is particularly useful when taking landscape or wide-angle photographs.

The photographs below are examples of how the same subject will photograph using different aperture settings. Note that as the aperture closes, which will allow less light to reach the image sensor, the shutter speed gets faster to produce the appropriate exposure.





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on Jan 08, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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How do I set the date and time spamp on a Canon A490

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To set the date and time stamp on pictures, Follow the given instructions:
Setting Date and Time:

First of all set the exact and time if your camera:
  • Press the "Menu" button on the camera and use the right navigation button to choose the "Set Up" menu.
  • Scroll down to "Date/Time" and press the ""Func./Set" button. The set date and time will appear on the screen, and the month unit will flash.
  • Adjust the month unit by pressing the up or down navigation buttons. Move to the day unit by pressing the right navigation button. Use the same instructions to adjust each unit of the date and time.Push the "Func./Set" button to save the time and date settings.
Setting Date Stamp on pictures:
  • Press the "Func./Set" button and select "Recording Pixels" and "Postcard". The camera is now set to "Postcard" mode.
  • Open the "Rec." menu by pressing the "Menu" button on the back of the camera.
  • Highlight "Date Stamp" by pressing the down navigation button.
  • Change the "Date Stamp" setting by pressing the right or left navigation button. Your choices are "Off", "Date" or "Date/Time". Now, when you take photographs the date or the date and time will appear on the picture.

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Apr 11, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

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How do i change the iso settings?

To change the ISO setting: press the F button to display the F-menu. Use cursor-up/down to select "ISO" and press cursor-right.

In general you want the ISO as low as possible in order to keep the noise down as much as possible. However, in low-light situations or photographing fast-moving subjects, low ISO values may lead to excessive blurring. In such situations you may want to use higher values since a noisy picture is better than no picture.

Feb 20, 2011 | Fuji Digital Cameras

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Hello, I am trying to adjust my Canon T1i so that I can take a 200 dpi photo and can you please suggest which mode is best for photographing glassware?

There must be a reason you want a 200DPI which by the way you accomplish in "post" processing.
My suggestion with a Rebel and the 18-55 is to set the file is maximum Fine and then resizing in your image software. Glassware is a vague description some people may consider "Lead Crystal" as glassware and there is a difference, however in the almost 20 years I've been photographing Glassware I've used manual mode.

Feb 05, 2011 | Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital...

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What is and how do i adjust the white balnceon my fujitsu S550 digital camers?

Adjustment is in the menu screen, you shouldn't have to go very deep as it is a frequently adjusted setting.
White Balance is how the camera interprets white depending on ambient lighting. Have you ever noticed how when you are taking pictures inside at night and all of the light comes from lamps and the flash that your pictures have a yellow look? Take a picture under flourescent lamps and the pictures look different as well? How about outside? Best true color rendition on the picture taken outside, but different than the others.
White balance is a way for the photographer to adjust the tone of the picture to accurately reproduce the true colors seen in real life in the picture. Most cameras have an automatic white balance and they usually work fairly well. But for the best results, set it manually. Your whites will be white and skin tones appear accurate.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!

Oct 06, 2009 | Fujitsu Digital Cameras

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Need my A2 Konica Minolta to be silent

1. Press the menu button, then navigate across the top of the screen using the four way pad to the tool icon and select it.

2. A new set of menu options appear, navigate across the top of the screen to option 3 and then down to the item labelled "Shutter FX" and press select. Using the pad, navigate to "OFF" and select it.

3. Press the menu button to exit and you're good to go.

Note that on the same screen you used to silence the shutter there are other settings which you may wish to adjust. Note that using the option to turn off audio signals does not affect the shutter or focus confirmation signals; you already know that there's a separate option to adjust the shutter noise, and you'll notice that the same goes for the focus confirmation noise. The volume control affects all noises and I've set it on mine to low.

Jun 19, 2009 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

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Very grainy pictures indoors at night

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.

Jul 01, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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Green pictures panasonic fz7

Check the WHITE BALANCE settings and the COLOR EFFECTS settings (marked as W. BALANCE and COL. EFFECTS when MENU is pressed).

When you got to the MENU setting, press up or down arrow until you reached either selection, press the left arrow, and you'll see several options under the selected function. In WHITE BALANCE, there's an option whether you'll be shooting under sunny or cloudy skies, tungsten or flourescent lighting, and an option to select Auto or Manually set White Balance. This affects the over all color tone as it compensates the color correction depending on your shooting conditions. Fluorescent lighting for example exhibits blue spectrum, thus setting White Balance to FLUORESCENT will add warm or yellow tones to the photo. Tungsten lighting and sunny conditions exhibits yellow lighting, and setting to the White Balance on this mode will add cool or bluish tone to the picture.

Same with COLOR EFFECTS: settings include WARM, COOL, SEPIA or BLACK AND WHITE (gray scale).

Chances are, you have accidentally set the WHITE BALANCE or COLOR EFFECTS to any of these. To see if this is the problem, try shooting under SIMPLE MODE (Marked with a HEART icon at the rotary dial on top right of the DMC-FZ7). If the problem goes away, then it is with the WHITE BALANCE and the COLOR EFFECTS settings. Try setting the COLOR EFFECTS to "OFF", and the WHITE BALANCE to "AUTO".

If all else fails, then you got a problem with the image sensor of your Panasonic DMC-FZ7 Digicam

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Sep 27, 2007 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

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Dark Pictures

I've tried some night shots, and I would either adj the exposer compensation level, or you can lower the ap value witch would increase the diaphragm opening. try this out and tell what you get. I believe you can adjust your iso settings, too much you might get some digital noise.

Aug 31, 2005 | Canon PowerShot G5 Digital Camera

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