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Casper Nov 5, 2004 12:23 PM

I need help from you...i own my new S1. Before my camera was A60. Now i see that i do not know how to take picture indoors in low light. With A60 it was siple. But With S1 i have noisy pictures :( ...maybe you can say setings for dark room, flash power and etc. to make pictures better and not so noisy

steve Nov 5, 2004 12:41 PM

Manually set the ISO speed to 50, use "P" mode instead of Auto. If shooting people pictures then be sure that the Red-eye flash option is enabled.

sgajraj Nov 5, 2004 2:12 PM

You may also have to use Manual focus.

Casper Nov 6, 2004 1:22 AM

Yahoooo.....its working...i set 50iso as Steve said...and now its less noisy...before i have use iso 100-200....thanks :)

Casper Nov 6, 2004 3:12 AM

can be that ultra zoom cammera have more noisy pictures in low light?

Brendon Nov 6, 2004 6:00 AM

Hi Casper,

If you decide you need to use ISO 400 there are a number of noise reduction programs you can down load that are very simple to use.The one I am using is downloaded from imagenomic.com .As this one was free I have not tried any others yet but have heard good things about noise ninja which has profiles available for download for the S1(I think S1 users made them up and posted them for others to use.)

I am not sure that an ultra zoom camera should be any more noisey as I think the S1 has the same imaging chip in it as the other canon 3.2mp cameras released about the same time.

I use ISO 50 and p mode almost exclusively and go to ISO 400 as last resort.

Brendon

coontie Nov 11, 2004 10:04 PM

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yea, anything above 200 (including 200) is too noisy. In low light, try this: Switch to Av mode, aperture priority. Set it as wide as you can, then start increasing/decreasing shutter speed, while still making sure its not too blurry due to hand shake. Basically start at 2.8 and work upwards on shutter speeds until its too blurry but not so fast that you can't see anything. You should be able to nail good photos, w/o flash, at low ISO. Check this one:

(no flash, aperture 2.8 shutter 1/8s)

aeapen Nov 12, 2004 9:11 AM

coontie wrote:
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yea, anything above 200 (including 200) is too noisy. In low light, try this: Switch to Av mode, aperture priority. Set it as wide as you can, then start increasing/decreasing shutter speed, while still making sure its not too blurry due to hand shake. Basically start at 2.8 and work upwards on shutter speeds until its too blurry but not so fast that you can't see anything. You should be able to nail good photos, w/o flash, at low ISO. Check this one:

(no flash, aperture 2.8 shutter 1/8s)

WoW!!! Wonderfull. I should trythis setting today itself. Good picture in the dark. Less noisy.

Sivaram Velauthapillai Nov 12, 2004 4:52 PM

lol that's a good pic of the dog Coontie :)

coontie Nov 13, 2004 10:28 AM

that's not a dog. That's a pig. :)

yea, but try that..

I got a lot of tips from here:

http://www.photoxels.com/digital-pho...tutorials.html

when I got my S1 I was totally clueless. I'm still clueless only a little less so now.


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