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Jazz DV179 - Poor video Quality when filming at night.

I purchased the above Digital Camcorder for my wife for Christmas. Earlier tonight, we took it outside to tape the snow falling. We live on a street, that when covered with snow, looks picturesque... Well, the DV179 from Jazz is terrible when filming with little light. I did read some reviews, that it took excellent video during the day, in bright sunlight, but what can I do about the poor quality of the video while filming at night? The unit has an auto setting for white balance, or daylight, or flourescent, or Tungsten/incandescent lighting, but what about 'night lighting'? The video was so dark, we could not distinguish anything, and the scene was so nice, I just had to capture it...

Well, what should I do, carry around a huge spotlight? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks.

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  • Spawn666 Dec 28, 2007

    That might work for photos, but I tried every manual setting for the video, with no increase in quality... :(



    I tried +1, .6, .3 and 0, nothing changed...



    Any other suggestions?

  • dragonita Dec 28, 2007

    Received this item as a gift - alot of bells and whistles but takes a very poor quality picture with low lighting. Tried different settings for exposure, etc, but no change in quality.

  • DANDD2176 May 11, 2010

    how do you change the iso?

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  • If you can manually change the sensitivity ie iso you will get better images in low light. My digital camera on auto is not good in low light but I do the above and get satisfactory images.good luck...jw

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