Fuji F480 - poor picture quality in low light conditions
My Fuji F480 only produces good pictures on bright sunny days. When overcast the pictures are very dark and lack tonal range. My much older Fuji A400 easily out performs it on dull days. using the alternative picture modes does not seem to make any improvement. Am I missing something?
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Re: Fuji F480 - poor picture quality in low light...
Try pressing the f button next to the LCD then going to the second option down -that is where you can change your ISO -and either increace your ISO when there is less light, or set your ISO on auto, and have the rest of the camera on auto too
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Sounds as if you have an older model T.V that still use Light tubes to produce the picture,both conditions are indicators that the picture tube is failing. Not many TV repair shops around anymore,since the price of Good quality TV's are realetively inexpensive. may need to buy another.the tubes themselves are very hard to find.
From the BlackBerry Curve 8520 Home screen, press the Camera key on the side of the phone > Press the Menu key > Scroll to and select Options > Scroll to and select the desired setting:
* White Balance : This setting changes the contrast of the pictures taken to optimal for the listed conditions:
o Automatic: The device automatically adjusts the contrast for each picture.
o Sunny: Ideal for outdoor pictures on a sunny day.
o Cloudy: Ideal for outdoor pictures on a cloudy day.
o Night: Ideal for pictures in low-light conditions.
o Incandescent: Ideal for indoor pictures with incandescent lighting.
o Fluorescent: Ideal for indoor pictures with fluorescent lighting.
* Picture Size: To change the size of pictures taken. Larger pictures require more storage space.
o Large (1600 x 1200)
o Medium (1024 x 768)
o Small (640 x 480)
* Picture Quality: To change the quality of pictures taken. Finer quality pictures require more storage space.
o Superfine: Best quality
o Fine: Medium quality
o Normal: Lowest quality
* Color Effect
o Normal: To take color pictures.
o Black & White: To take black and white pictures.
o Sepia: To take pictures with a sepia tint for an old-fashioned look.
* Store Pictures: This gives you the option to store pictures you take to either the device memory or the media card, if available.
* Folder: To change the default storage location for pictures taken with the camera.
After you adjust your BlackBerry Curve camera settings, pess the Menu key and select save.
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.
First, make sure you have the file size set to the highest size and highest quality. Small file size and low quality settings produce small files with pixelization.
Second, no camera performs as well in low light as it does in bright light. It sounds like you are new to photography, so you should start out by shooting in bright light - outdoors in the sun. Once you know how to take good photos in the sun, then you can try taking photos when it is overcast, or in bright shade (on a sunny day but outside of the direct sunlight). As you develop more experience in taking photos you can try more difficult lighting situations such as indoors.
Flash lighting is difficult because the light "falls off" quickly as the distance from the flash to the subject increases. The camera's flash tries to put out enough light to illuminate both the subject closest to the camera and to also try to light the background, but this is often impossible. So the subject is too bright, and the background remains dark. If your subject is further away, the lighting evens out some. If your subject is close to the background (e.g. standing in front of a light colored wall) the camera will get the flash exposure set to a better value and the photos will come out better.
It would also help to get a book on basic photography.
This is easily fixed - go into MENU and you will find a picture quality Q. This is designed to go from FINE - Medium - POOR in order to enable you to take more photos on you cameras memory. Install at least a 1gb memory stick into your camera and then choose HIGHEST QUALITY you will now be able to get plenty a photos at the highest quality possible gor the camera with an 8.2 megapixal those photos should be really nice. Have Fun Lancer721
Look under *mode menu*, this will have options for both picture quality and ISO settings.
This could be an ISO setting on a fuji since high ISO degrades the picture a lot without a lot of obvious noice. The lower the ISO, the higher the quality of the picture, but gathers the least light. If low light (indoors or twilight) raise the ISO, or lower it with good light.
Appature settings are never precise because they constantly need to be adjusted to suit the individual lighting conditions, in other words it is impossible to make a blanket statement for the best fstop and shutter speed to use for florescent lighting since that would depend on the size of the room ambient light the number of florescent lights and the distance to the target. As a rule of thumb these cameras have reasonably good light sensors so setting them to auto and pressing the button halfway should show you a display of the recommended fstop and shutter settings. I would recommend then bracketing from these settings. Bracketing is the process of taking several shots while varying the exposure settings to "passthrough" the optimal settings. Usually if you have a good idea what exposure will work a three step bracket is all that is required. Example (based on outdoor exposure): Optimal settings show shutter at 500 fstop at 16 Bracket picture 1: shutter 250 fstop 16 Picture 2: Shutter 500 fstop 16 Picture 3: Shutter 1000 fstop 16
There is also a handy rule of thumb for exposure settings Note that this also changes based on type of film See the following chart for iso 400 film fstop of 16: Bright sunlight: shutter 1/2000 th or just 2000 Partly cloudy: about 1/500th or 500 Overcast:1/125th or 125 Medium source (open window on a sunny day): 60 Inside light: 30 Low light: 15 up to 1" night: varying
The LCD is completely WYSIWYG and if you can't see anything through the LCD then the picture you take will be black too. If you are outside and open the shutter really wide you will see the LCD go white as the light overpowers the exposure.
The best thing to do is to increase the ambient light in the area by turning on every light. You will still use the flash for the picture but you need to get more light on the scene to see through the LCD.
For what it is worth, an optical viewfinder probably wouldn't do any better job in those situations.