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What are the normal settings for night shots on oly C3030Z. Shall I use flash when I shot on nights? If I set the aperture on F2.8 and the shutter from 2 to 16 sec. I got a lot of pixels on the picture. I found out that if I have the shutter open for a very long time there are many pixels on the shot. I hope you can tell me,about the settings for night shots. I am new to this digital world,and this is my first digital camera. Is this camera not good to shot in the night?

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There are ways to deal with this problem. As others have said, your camera appears to be normal. Consider using "dark frame subtraction" to successfully employ long shutter speeds. The technique involves capturing two images using the same exposure time and the same camera temperature. One of the images is your picture. The other (the "dark image") is captured with the lens cap on, or other suitable way to block all light. Then using one of the more sophisticated photo editing applications, "subtract" the "dark image" from your picture. This technique will dramatically reduce the noise, because moist of the noise is deterministic, but is highly dependent on shutter speed and on CCD temperature. Of course you can use flash at night, but only for subjects that are close enough to the camera - not for a subject such as your stjernehimmel 2 photo

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