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Old Jul 16, 2005, 2:38 PM   #1
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I have a number of problems when it comes to indoor shots with my camera. I cannot always get close to the subjects with my camera and I need to use the 10x zoom.

When my daughter was on stage I tried taking pictures of her in different modes with the camera as well as with different modes of flash. But I had two major problems. the children came out blurry with bad coloring. Also instead of red eye their eyes were otally white.

Next when my gaughter was playing in a basketball game I had a number of problems. The gym was well lit just like you were outside. I tried using the camera with the in built flash and without te flash. I also triued using differnt mosed including auto and sports. When I took the pictures without the flash the coloring seemed to come out ok, but they were blurry like they were in motion, even using the sports mode. When I tried withut the flash the were a little clearer although some were grainy. But than the pictures came out to dark.

Wouls a slave flash along with the built in flash help at all in these situations? If so should I shootit staight on or at an angle? Like I said I was a bit of a distance from them, but this was unavoidable since I could not get very close and that is why I neede to use the 10x zoom
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 6:00 PM   #2
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Spec page of the C770 manual states:

[align=left]Wide: 11.8" – 14.8' (0.3m – 4.5m) @ ISO 100
Tele: 3.9' – 17.1' (1.2m – 5.2m) @ ISO 100[/align]

Stay within these guidelines and you shoul generally be fine; the other things to consider is shooting action shots require higher shutter speed, and using the longer end of the lens also requires a steadier hand - all of which you are doing under indoor lighting (no matter how 'bright' it is, you can't hold a candle to outdoor lighting :-))

The FL-20 (about $120 @ buy.com iirc) should help out quite a bit more - you'll have to refer to the 770 manual to see if you can set it up to use both camera and FL-20 flash. There's also the more powerfull FL-36 and FL-50.

For most indoor spot shoots like the ones you see in print, you'll probably need a much higher end camera, with a fast lens (lens alone could buy you half a dozen C770's).

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