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Old Nov 18, 2003, 5:17 AM   #1
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Default Strange ISO's in C5050

Hi, it is my first time in this forum, I'm Portuguese so forgive any error in my English!
I have a C5050, and when i take photos in P mode, i see very strange iso settings. Ex. 94, 120, 160, 250.
In manual mode i only have 64, 100, 200, 400. So, what is going on? I have no complaint with the photos quality, but where the machine gets that iso numbers? is this normal? if anybody wants, i can put some photos in a web site.

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Old Nov 18, 2003, 7:16 AM   #2
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Nope, absolutely normal. Guess Oly found that those ISOs give the best results, while we humans are only used to using the other numbers, so that's the manual options the camera has. Another reason why we can't access those numbers, suppose you use a lightmeter...it doesn't have those odd numbers available, it only has the standard 64, 100, 200, 400, etc. because that's all that exists in film. I have to admit though that even on my SLR I can select in-between ISOs...but in that case I'm going against what the actual ISO is rather than on the digital where I'm selecting the ISO of the CCD.
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