Question about Nikon Digital Cameras

1 Answer

I cant seem to get a good shot in the dim light. Somehow the program/software could not sense and adjust the lighting and focus (in auto mode).

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,944 Answers

Hi,

Automatic mode doesn't always work the best. I would recommend manually adjusting the settings for low light conditions.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sony Cyber-shot takes lots of blurry pictures in


first thing you can do is to try reverting cam back to factory settings.to do that initialize the camera.it's under menu>setup settings>main settings1>initialize. after initializing,set cam to auto adjustment mode (green camera icon in mode dial). what to avoid when taking pictures:
1.subject too close (use macro if needed)
2.insufficient light
3.subject movement
4.camera movement (that's caused by you)
5.incorrect camera setting
5.incorrect camera operation
btw, before you take a picture,press the shutter button halfway down first to give the cam ample time to focus.you'll see a flashing green indicator on the screen that means cam is focusing.when the indicator stops blinking cam is ready for the shot.press shutter button all the way.review your picture.if still blurry, you may try changing iso (for dark or fast moving subject, note:the greater value the noisier the picture gets), metering mode and focus settings by going to the shooting menu (press menu when your in P or program mode). hope this helps.tnx:)

Apr 16, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 Digital Camera

Tip

Getting Better Pictures From Your Nikon D90


I'm a professional PGA Photographer out here on the West Coast. I've been photographing for over 40 years. A few years ago, I bought a Nikon D90, after over 50,000 photos, I've came up with the conclusion that Manual Focus and Manual Shooting is the best. Program, A, S, Landscape, are all good, but, they are not consistence all the time. The same with Auto Focus, I can not tell you how many times I'd line up a photo of a Pro Golfer and my Auto Focus moves in and out of focus, and I miss the shot. So, now I use the Auto Focus to start and as soon as it's sharp, I reach over and turn my lever back to Manual for the shot and any refinement focus as well. Manual exposure is needed as well, as the Program modes will not be consistence from shot to shot. I meter the subject, take a test shot and change my setting manually. That way the exposure is the same. Hope this helps

on Mar 27, 2010 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

Canon SX200 IS macro focus problem


I have the exact same problem, with macro, super macro, or manual focus. Sometimes the macro focus works so well that I can actually capture finger prints on a subject. Other times (most of the time) the focus in macro mode just does not work.

I have read in some forums that it may be related to the amount of light being used when in macro mode; although that doesn't seem to fix the problem for me, maybe that will help your solution. Could you try it out, ie. try macro mode with a brighter light source?

Jan 26, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SX 200 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon Powershot SX10 IS auto focus unreliable


I don't this its an error. I have used this Canon SX10 IS Camera for nearly a year now I haven't had this kind of problem.

Usually auto focus take few seconds to focus on object depending on distance and lighting. That might be the problem ?

Jan 13, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

450D continuous focus adjustement all the time its on


Change the AF mode from AI+Servo to One Shot and see.

Aug 17, 2009 | Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon 40d Autofocus confirmation light damage


1 I suppose this is related to hardware problem.
2 May be the focusing screen is misaligned somehow.

Mar 07, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Casio EX-S600


Try out your "Best Shot" modes and see if you have a high sensitivity mode on that model. It works great for low lit areas. Other than that there isn't any kind of "auto light" that I know of on that model.

Jul 12, 2007 | Casio Exilim Card EX-S600 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Manual Shutter Priority Settings


Try the PROGRAM MODE-SPORTS setting. this will keep the shutter speed reletively high unless there is little light. Or use APERTURE PRIORITY MODE with an f2.0 to f2.8 to keep shutter speed high. If pictures were blurry when it went to AUTO then the light had to be low for the camera to select a low shutter speed. If using flash use forced or auto flash not slow sync. Also set ISO to 400 which is >>>. If inside use a larger external flash as the one on-camera is only good for about 10ft. if more than 10ft. away set focus to manual infinity so you don't have to wait for the camera to focus. Hope this helps.

Sep 13, 2005 | Epson PhotoPC 3100Z Digital Camera

2 Answers

Out of focus shots at night


First, check to see if you're in auto or program mode, as opposed to manual or possibly even aperture priority (if it supports it). Typically, auto or program mode sets your shutter speed to around 1/60th of a second, which is usually good enough to hand-hold a flash shot without blur. The camera should emit enough flash - within its range, of course - to get a good exposure. You typically won't get a good flash shot if your subject is more than 10-12 feet away. If you want, you should be able to go back and look at the way your camera was set for each shot with a program like Photoshop or Elements. That information is stored as "EXIF" data, and if you select a file in Photoshop CS' file manager for example, you should be able to see what the shutter speed was on any given shot. Let's suppose you look at some old, blurry night-shots - the EXIF data, that is - that should've turned out OK and your shutter speed and everything look fine. At that point, I'd try taking some flash photographs using a tripod at night which would eliminate camera-shake as a possible cause of the blurry shots. I suspect that the likely cause was your camera wasn't in the correct mode though and once you get that squared away, it'll be OK. Good luck!

Sep 13, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-770 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Difference between Auto Picture/Program Mode


Auto Picture-selects on of the picture mode such as landscape(mountain), macro(flower), sport/action(running man) mode, etc. P-sets shutter and aperture. You set everything else. happy face- sets shutter, aperture and everything else.

Sep 08, 2005 | Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Digital Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

28 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Digital Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96738 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Nikon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...