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Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3 I have used the Exposure compensation aplication, and I find the third exposure is the same as the first in low light situations, eg F3.3 1/8, F3.3 1/10, F3.3 1/8, or with a +/- 1 EV it is F3.3 1/8, F3.3 1/15, F3.3 1/8. In other situations the three exposures are different eg F3.3 1/160, F3.3 1/250, F3.3 1/200. Can anybody explain why the low light situations should be different?

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I guess and do mean guess the sensitivity tails off sharply in low light- and it is operating at the limmits of its capability therefore no further compensation is possible. But Get Panasonic in on the act - Panasonic Technical Support.

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