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Old May 11, 2008, 1:15 AM   #1
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Hi people,

I bought a Xacti Cg6 some time ago and didn't really got the time to explore it until now.

While the outdoor shots are really good with ample light, things went downhill when I took indoor pictures.

At indoor, be it a normal sunlit room or a exhibition hall with sample lighing(but not overly bright), the image quality reallys suffers.

Is there any way to improve it? I'm tried fiddling with the the exposure and ISO settings, but there's no improvement.

Or is it that this is the cam's archilles' heel?

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Old May 11, 2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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When shooting video indoors, I've had success shooting at no more than ISO 200, because anything above that is ISO 3600 (noisy). I don't use Auto-ISO. I prefer center-weighted or spot exposure metering. I've had problems shooting stage performances where the background is black, because the foreground gets washed out. In those situations, I've leaned to depend on the Exposure Correction feature. Hope this helps.

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Old May 16, 2008, 9:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info man.

The video, I am still ok with it, but the indoor quality really is crappy.

Guess the flash is too weak, only close shots are any good.

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Old May 16, 2008, 12:36 PM   #4
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Since Lpm mentioned exposure correction I'm assuming the CG6 also has this function built in. I have an HD1000 and use the exposure correction (assigned as a shortcut to the joystick) and it makes a huge difference in indoor and low lighting video quality. Sometimes you just need to increase it a little, sometimes more. If you haven't already, try the feature out.

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