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Over exposure when zooming

When I zoom in with my Nikon Coolpix 4300, the F stop goes up to 4 (and change) and the shot is over exposed.  Widening back out solves the problem (but I'd really like to be able to zoom in, that being the point of optical zoom).  Any ideas as to what's wrong?  I've tried different ISOs, resetting everything to default, nothing has helped.  Is this something that can be repaired?

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  • dcboo Jun 22, 2008

    Yep, nothing seemed to help.  It only seems to be a problem in natural light (i.e. outdoors on a sunny day). If I use a flash inside, the F stop still goes way up, but the exposure lighting seems fine.


    Thx.

  • marlon john madrid
    marlon john madrid May 11, 2010

    well its like a usual output of point and shoot cameras, like what i
    have for outdoors, if i zoom it up to the digital limit after the
    optical, i get blurry images, not just by over exposure but also loose
    focus. mine even has image stabilizer but i sometimes get the same
    result specially if i dont wait for the auto-focus to trigger the
    stabilizer.



    mines a canon a460



  • marlon john madrid
    marlon john madrid May 11, 2010

    have you tried combining manual and automatic focus settings to diff ISO's?

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Tried this one earlier DCboo, placed the camera on a tripod then set it to half full digital zoom on auto focus (tried 4000 also), then set it to a 10 second delay facing a mountain range, its pretty clear compared to setting it to full digital zoom, seems to me that the image stabilizer on both our cameras have the same effect on digital zooms.

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If you want to be able to use optical zoom try getting a more advanced camera because cameras like Nikon Coolpix 4300 does`nt have quality zoom its very poor and you can see it yourself the images gets blurry when maximize your zoom.

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