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Old Dec 14, 2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hello! I have "Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6" and I don't know what settings to have it on so that I can take sharp pictures with nice clear detailing, lately my pictures have been grainy. What would you suggest to have it on if I want to take pictures of a soccer game at night and for hockey games??? Any help is very much appreciated!
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 4:25 PM   #2
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Grainy pictures can be caused by various factors but primarily by high ISO setting. Cap the ISO max to 400 and use iISO with ISO set to AUTO. That way the camera will choose the best ISO up to 400. If you need higher ISO, you can save the settings in one of the custom modes. Make sure the AF is set to single center point. That will guarantee that whatever is in the center of your LCD is what the camera will focus on. To shoot sports, set the AF to continuous, cap the ISO max to 1600 and use S mode setting the speed to at least 1/800 (I'd try over 1/1000). You'll need good light or the camera will bump up the ISO to 1600 and images will certainly have noise.
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Thanks Tullio! That should help out a lot, I'll be sure to use those settings. I appreciate your help
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I wouldn't bother with continuous tracking. That works best with DSLRs and passive AF systems. Just prefocus by focusing on something slightly ahead of the player and hitting the shutter just before the player visibly enters the frame.
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To shoot sports, set the AF to continuous, cap the ISO max to 1600 and use S mode setting the speed to at least 1/800 (I'd try over 1/1000).
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