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Flash adjustments the problem i'm having is the utilisation of the flash at night???? i cant get good pictures indoors or outdoors at night will i have to buy a flash to fit on the flash mount on the cam or is there a way to set the cam in a manual mode with the f's ajustement ???

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My experience is - NOT to set to other modes, BUT using the "Auto" Mode only!

Of couse, my other experience is very sweet when using an external flash unit (any common brands).

Its Hot-Shoe is the second reason I bought this camera! The first one being its Lens aperture of F2.0-2.5!

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Use the flash when you take pictures at night, indoors, or outdoors in heavy shadows. You can chose what flash mode, by pressing several times on the little button on top of the camera where the lightening logo is. One of the settings is flash off. Make sure it is not in that mode, because even when it is dark the flash won't fire. The other modes are flash, fill in flash and red eye reduction flash.
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Very grainy pictures indoors at night

If you can adjust the ISO sensitivity to a lower number then the graininess will be reduced.

However, by reducing the ISO, you will need a slower shutter speed and a larger aperture. A tripod, table or other support may be necessary.

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Taking pictures at full resolution and fine compression will also help.
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Overall, at least try lowering the ISO, and using the flash brighter.


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Indoor picture too dark with flash

Hey Jewdeit,
The built in flash on the K100D has guide # of 52 at iso 200 which does fine for close-up photography and as fill flash outdoors, but is not a powerful enough flash for shooting far away subjects indoors. What you probably should do is purchase an external shoe mounted flash such as the AF540FGZ which has a much higher guide number of 148 at iso 100. When shooting with flash if you are using aperture priority or full manual you can also try opening the aperture to let in more light that the flash put out, but doing this might over expose anything in the foreground.

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