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Old Feb 4, 2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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I just recently bought a new D70s and love all the features. This is my first digital camera and am like a kid in a candy store BUT..... I have fooled around with the camera and seem to be doing things wrong. Everytime I take a picture in auto ( because its idiot proof ) it always comes out over exposed. Not only that but I looked at some pictures on the T.V. because I had to try that feature and the pictures looked grainy. Is that normal? Please:angry: help a very inexperienced Ansel Adams wanabe.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 7:13 AM   #2
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I felt the same way with auto and hardly ever use it for anything besides grab shots. I usually use the "P"rogram mode and have much better results.

As for the TV, yes what you are seeing is normal. The camera has much more data than the TV can display so it reformat the picture for your TV... the result is not very good because the TV picture cannot display a high enough resolution. But you can show your pictures in a hotel room to your friends on the road. I use it frequently on our Jeep outings.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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I just recently bought a new D70s and love all the features. This is my first digital camera and am like a kid in a candy store BUT..... I have fooled around with the camera and seem to be doing things wrong. Everytime I take a picture in auto ( because its idiot proof ) it always comes out over exposed. Not only that but I looked at some pictures on the T.V. because I had to try that feature and the pictures looked grainy. Is that normal? Please:angry: help a very inexperienced Ansel Adams wanabe.
Digital SLRs have learning curves. My suggestion is to read about exposures and stay away from auto. I would start by shooting at Aperture Priority Mode.

Here's a good site about DSLRs. It's not for the D70s, but the concept regarding Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure Compensation are the same:
http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/enjoydslr/index.html


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That is a good link, Rey-

You also might want to pick up Scott Kelby's new book called "Digital Photography." It is very oriented to DSLR camera photography and most folks have really gotten a lot of of it.

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Old Feb 6, 2007, 8:53 AM   #5
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Thank you all for your responce. I feel a little more at ease and will definately do some more research. I will look at the site you have suggested as well. As someone who is very new to this I am overwhelmed but excited as well. You have brought back the excitement part thank you. WHEW!!
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