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sdh Aug 25, 2004 6:38 PM

Got a new w1 which Im psyched for taking skiing photos with this winter. Does anyone have suggestions about what scene mode and/or settings would be good for snowy surroundings, since the w1 doesn't have that scene mode. Would 'beach' be a good approximate? Strange that Sonyleft outthis seemingly common featurefrom this model yet included it in the nearly identical p100 <shrug>.



Cement Aug 25, 2004 8:17 PM

I am certainly no expert but if you want any sort of correction you will have to use either the 'P' (program) or 'M' (manual) mode. Easiest might be program mode, select sunlight for your white balance and adjust the exposure compensation to the + side (from memory) to darken up the image ... or should I say bring it back to something acceptable. Take a few shots and review them to make sure the settings are good.

Thats just my very amature take on it, I have not been to the snow with my W1 but i think it would be a good place to start at least :) Let me know how you get on.

Zal Aug 26, 2004 2:15 PM

Yes, beach would be a good approximation. My old Nikon Coolpix 3100 actually had it as "beach/snow" together. They both do the same thing: slightly overexpose the scene compared to what the meter reads, because both types of scenes are typically very bright.

sdh Aug 26, 2004 7:12 PM

I agree it makes sense that beach & snow would be similar - ie overexposed slightly since beach/snow pictures are supposed to be bright. But then why do some camera have separate settings/scene modes for beach & snow? different white balances perhaps? in any case, thanks for the replies, Cement & Zal!

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