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Old Jun 11, 2003, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Enjoying my new camera...and a question

I recently purchased a DSC-P72 and have been enjoying everything about it. I'm new to digicams so I have been helped by reading many things on this board.

I have a question and it may be the dumb question of the day....when the camera is on and I take pictures, can I switch the mode selector to other modes (edit images, shoot movies/clip motion, and set up) without turning the camera off first? Is it safe to have camera on and switch between them?

Thanks for your help.
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Old Jun 11, 2003, 9:33 PM   #2
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Hi,
There is no problem keeping the camera on when you switch modes. Heck, I have a DSC 717, and I'll snap a picture, then flip over to movie to get a quick clip, then switch over to playback to see what they looked like<g>. And then go into setup because I forgot to turn the date stamp on! Hope that helps
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Old Jun 11, 2003, 9:52 PM   #3
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Default Turning camera off before changing settings or leaving it on

Hi Hitcher...Welcome to the Forum! I am a " newly joined " poster and digital camera user myself...I used to do some 35mm film work. Ok here's my answer ; for what it is worth.

I have a Sony DSC-D770 camera. It has the ability to ( while looking through the viewfinder ; (or LCD) ; to adjust shutter speeds/aperature (f/stops) I like that term better ; at various combinations of settings ALL WHILE ON..

ALso ; it allows to adjust the White balance settings..and size and quality of pics. I do not KNOW your model...but I would think it " should " be a safe allowable thing to have the ability to make " exposure settings " on the fly as you move to different lighting and etc....

hey you fellow readers ; anyone wish to also make a viewpoint comment on this subject to help out Hitcher..?

Thanks I have questions so catch my posts in various forum's headings.

Good Luck have fun takin' pics! Bye for now...Ed~
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 9:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies. I kind of figured it would be o.k. but I just wanted to check.

Thanks again.
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 9:46 PM   #5
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Your are Welcomed and it isn't wrong to ask at all....I understand you " sound as though " you wanted to make sure to " protect " your camera...and there's NOTHING wrong in that attitude.

Mhardy ( luv the cows comments) hahaahaaa ; I'm from the country Western New York...and have been " stampeded by Holstein milking cows ( in a pasture NO KIDDING!!) was a school boy...shucks where was my camera.!!! ?? CLICK-MOOO-CLICK :lol:

Almost like the " Running of the Bulls " ; well...maybe not quite...But this tale isn't any BULL!!! hahaaa

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Old Jun 13, 2003, 8:35 PM   #6
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have a question and it may be the dumb question of the day....when the camera is on and I take pictures, can I switch the mode selector to other modes (edit images, shoot movies/clip motion, and set up) without turning the camera off first? Is it safe to have camera on and switch between them?
Hell I do all the time. :twisted: And I've got a cd250, I should be the most worried about it.
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