Question about Olympus Camedia C-2100 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
I'm trying to take indoor action shots in a gym (not the greatest lighting so I need to use the flash) with the 2100. I'm having two problems. 1. There is about a 10 sec. delay for the flash to recharge before I can take another shot, is this normal of digital cameras? 2. The shots I am getting are blurred (arms and legs) and grainy images. I have tried the s-prog in action mode and the s mode where you can adjust the shutter speed. If I up the shutter speed the pictures are dark.
Posted by Anonymous on
I haven't seen this with mine, it usually takes about 4 seconds. As the batteries drain it does take longer. I haven't tried this with the 2100 but on some other cameras I've had it does take longer if you use the flash repeatedly. Try manually setting the ISO to 400. I don't know about S-Prg but in S mode the ISO is automaticly set to 100 if you were in auto ISO before. So I would switch to S mode, set the ISO to 400, and use the fastest shutter speed you can, even if you have to under expose a little to freeze the action. You can adjust the brightness or gamma later with software. I can't comment on the grainy, the CCD in my 2100 seems to have much less thermal noise than others. Also remember as you zoom your minimum F-Stop increases, so you get less light into the camera the more you zoom.
Posted on Sep 07, 2005
You should not use the flash for these shots (unless you connect a powerful external flash), it won't help you at this distance. You should use the shutter priority mode and experiment with shutter speed (no flash) to get the best result - for sports action it should probably be faster than 1/100 sec. If the light is too low you may use higher ISO setting - 200 or 400 (though higher ISO will result in grainier images, it may be your only option for blur-free photos).
Posted on Sep 07, 2005
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