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Low lux mode FD83

Hello I'm using a Mavica FD-83 for a project at university, taking pictures of plants with an IR filter. The low lux mode is fantastic for brightening the images, but I need to do some quantitative analysis of the image and I'm not sure what the low lux mode is doing to it. Is it forcing a very long exposure or something? Can anybody help me? Thanks -- Sally

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I also, almost always use the low lux modes with that cam, that is, when I have a tripod or can keep the camera steady. Oh, and it s$cks for action shots, but for stills its great. I find that the lox lux mode actually reduces noise in addition to brightening the image and making the colors pop. Who woulda thought? It's a nice feature to have when the onboard flash is useless. Anyway, this mode apparently does use a longer exposure seeing how you get blur as the shutter speed is dropped. I'd say its around 1/3 to 1/15 of a sec (I wouldn't think it to be longer than 1 second). I really don't have a clue as its a preset, though. But, again, that mode saved that camera from being crapo (like the earlier ones before it), despite its limited uses (stills).

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