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Old Jan 10, 2006, 8:19 PM   #11
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Old Jan 10, 2006, 9:26 PM   #13
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Does your camera's histogram show blown-out areas? The last two shots look a bit strange - over-exposed in some places, under-exposed in others.

I hope other H1 users post similar pictures so you'll know if something might be wrong, but I'm beginning to think your camera's metering system may be the culprit.
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Old Jan 10, 2006, 9:44 PM   #14
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Pic #1 - histogram almost blown out at about %5- more so at 75% (30/F2.8/ISO100/0EV)

Pic #2 - histogram blown out at about 5%- about 40% full scale between 25 and 50%- 30% full scale at about 95%(40/F2.8/ISO80/0EV)

Pic #3 - histogram rising to about 50% full scalenear 50%- 40% full scale near 90%- very narrow blow out at about 100% (40/F2.8/ISO80/0EV)
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Old Jan 10, 2006, 11:47 PM   #15
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Pic #1 - histogram almost blown out at about %5- more so at 75% (30/F2.8/ISO100/0EV)

Pic #2 - histogram blown out at about 5%- about 40% full scale between 25 and 50%- 30% full scale at about 95% (40/F2.8/ISO80/0EV)

Pic #3 - histogram rising to about 50% full scalenear 50%- 40% full scale near 90%- very narrow blow out at about 100% (40/F2.8/ISO80/0EV)
I think you have a defective camera. The histogram shouldn't show any blown-out areas in the first photo. If anything, it looks under-exposed.

I'm not surprised at histograms #2 and #3, they just confirm what shouldn't be there.

If I were you, I'd take that camera back and ask for a replacement. Good luck.
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Old Jan 11, 2006, 10:39 AM   #16
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The most common suggestionto work around my problem of getting good shots of people indoors under marginal lighting conditions is to use Program mode with the flash set to a lower intensity. Slipe's comment on Jan 10th in the Sony forumseems to backit up - he uses the term Auto Program Mode.Anybody have any other comments?

I still have not heard back that folks are getting good results of people indoors under marginal lighting conditions using Auto mode.

A professional photographer's whitepaper on the Sony H1 recommends not using Auto or the various Scene modes at all - just use Manual mode. Maybe this reflects his skill or passion for taking pic's?What do you folks think? Or, does this suggest that Auto mode is not as good as it should/could be? Go here:

http://www.aakatz.com/h1whitepaper/part14.htm
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My camera does roughly the same thing, but the pic#2 may be because of the black in the background.

I never use fully auto since I can't adjust or stop the flash.
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Old Jan 11, 2006, 3:49 PM   #18
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Well, if that's the way the H1 takes flash photos in Auto mode, I'm glad I didn't get one. That's a pretty serious flaw in an otherwise excellent camera. I'll keep my S5200, thanks.
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