- 12-13-2012, 12:17 PM #1
Hello everyone, I have seen several topics about the camera and how poor it is.
I agree with a lot of these comments, but only regarding the AUTO settings, which I hope to god Nokia/MS sort out ASAP.
I am not a professional in the slightest, I've just played with the settings a bit and if you know what you're doing, you can adjust all of those settings to get a great photo.
Scenes can dramatically change how a photo looks, I'd suggest that unless your 'scene' is well lit and there isn't much movement don't use Auto.
ISO again can really make a difference, if everything is well lit and you're not shaking like a granny use a lower ISO.
Exposure level helps with lighting as well, I've experimented with this and found that (depending on light sources around) -1 to -1 2/3 helps to reduce the glare from lights in night shots and make things a lot clearer.
The one setting I haven't really messed with is White balance.
Focus Assist Light helps with most shots I've found.
I'm sure there are others out there who know much more than I do about the settings and might be able to offer advice?
12-14-2012, 07:57 AM #5
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For example though, if you want to take a macro shot, press the screen exactly where you want it to focus, and it will focus in a tighter, more precise area than if you used the button.
12-14-2012, 09:28 AM #7
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Depends what good means. If you mean in focus and exposed right then the auto tends to do okay.
If you mean a good photograph that would win an award then you had better think about interesting things to take a photo of, good lighting and colours (weather conditions, time of day and good scenery).
A good camera won't make a photo of a poor subject matter and rubbish lighting appear magical.
- 12-14-2012, 09:38 AM #8
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