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Can the DSC-S75 shoot in B & W?

From where I can tell there seems to be a scarcity of Scene Modes in the S75 (compared to the Canon G1 and esp. the Nikkon Coolpix). Specifically, can one shoot in Black & White with this camera? Or do you depend on doing later on your computer? ' Also, can one add a zoom lense to this camera? Again, the Nikkon Coolpix has that option. I appreciate the help, thanks...! -- Mark Perry

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As you specifically asked about B&W, I would like to add more . It's B&W is very simple. It just takes the intensity of the pixel out of RGB values. The result is the same as the one that you can get from imaging software later. The result is different from real B&W film.

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Scenes modes are for when you aren't sure about the settings yourself and just want the camera to try to figure it out. They can work pretty well, but they are more for the point-n-shooter. With the manual capabilities, those are where I'd focus my attention. Still, the scenes modes are adequate for the types of situations that most people will need: • Twilight (low light shots, long exposures) • Landscape (focus locked to infinity, small apertures, flash cancel) • Portrait (large apertures) Beyond that, and you're likely to use either Auto or the Full Manual Mode. Of course, you can shoot in B & W. This is a very basic function for most digicams, and a walk in the park for advanced cameras like the S75. I'd also bet that a S75 B&W shot with the Sharpness turned down to -2 would make for a very interesting and moody shot. You can add a zoom lense. In my opinion, the best tele lens for the advanced-class Cyber-shot family members (S75, S70, and F505V) is the Olympus B-300. You'll have to do a search of your own to find it. It's rare now, because it seems everyone has sort of "discovered" its capabilities --- Sony users, Canon users, Olympus users. Get one if you can.

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