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Subject is too dark and out of focus indoor

I had set it on auto mode, But my subject is always dark and out of focus during indoor location. Even all lights are on like parties. Outdoor is fine nice and clean recording outdoor

I have an EVERIO GZ-G37U

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I can't seem to get my autofocus to work on my new Canon T1. The mode dial is switched to full auto, the fous mode switch is on AF, and the Image Stabilizer switch is in the "on" position. When...

Hope I can help with some input to your problem. Let me suggest please that you switch the "mode" dial to "P" for program, check your ISO (I personally shoot ISO 100) and set it for a speed ISO 400 or lower. Most DSLR's use contrast to focus so a mirror, chrome, flat body of water, painted wall especially a white wall are just terrible to get an auto focus on. Also auto focus isn't going to happen in darkness unless you have (for Canon) an external Infrared auto focus assist beam. Also you could be to close to your subject as in attempting to do close up or macro photography and have over extended your lens capabilities.

You aren't doing anything wrong it's just I think that you have fallen into one or all of the above situations that auto focus just can't read being either dark, lacking contrast, or reflective surface or to close to your subject.

I wanted you to get off the full auto so you could enjoy the Rebel and expand on its features shooting in full auto turns it into a very expensive point and shooter. Shooting in "P" you can do what is called Program shift where you actually input settings into the camera before the picture is taken.

That little green dot focus confirmation will work even in manual mode so even though it might look out of focus to you if that dot is green and solid not blinking then it's in focus squeeze the shutter make the shot.

One other bit of information make sure you shut the IS off before mounting the camera on a tripod. if left on it will actually cause more vibration (that took me a while to figure out) have a great day hope this was a help sorry it took three days for me to find you with this problem Robert in Canada

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When the camera is on sport mode all pictures are blurry

This rather odd as the "Sport" mode should cause the camera to use faster shutterspeeds in order to stop your subject from blurring.

I can think of two issues here: First, in order to get faster shutterspeeds the camera uses a larger lens open to let more light reach the sensor. This results in less depth of field and makes accurate focus even more important. It also may be that the "Sport" mode defaults to "Continuous" focus which will allow the camera to fire before the subject is in focus.

The other problem could be that you are using a low ISO setting which results in slow shutterspeeds. If you are shooting outdoors try setting the ISO to 400. Indoors, you will need to go to 800 or even higher.

The one that I really must stress is that you should read the manual. There is always some information on how each mode works and how each should be used.

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You really want to get a better lens for indoor work. If you need cheap, try the 50mm f1.8, it's a prime not a zoom, so you will need to use your feet to "zoom" but it's incredibly good for indoor / low light work.

I upgraded to a 17-55mm f2.8 IS, it was rather expensive but I have never had a blurry indoor shot since - I do also use an external Speedlite flash with it though, which also helps tremendously.

It's an expensive hobby!!

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You are expecting too much for any auto mode. When shooting under low light conditions, the camera may take longer to achieve focus lock. If the subject is moving too, it will take even longer to lock focus. Try using manual focus for the conditions you described.

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Best situation to use each of the shooting modes

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