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Old Dec 26, 2004, 5:04 PM   #1
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Hey all, im new to this digi-cam world and need some help

I got myself a DSC-W12 and have experienced those blurry pictures in auto-mode as so many have already.

At the moment the settings I use are:

P-Mode, ISO 200, Metering - Spot, Contrast -, Sharpness +,

so far so good, but just wanted to know if anyone here as their own settings which takes great pics for them and hopefully better than what mine takes (which isn't bad). I just want to get the best out of this great little camera.

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Old Dec 27, 2004, 12:20 AM   #2
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Try manual (M) mode: 1/100sec.(Says 100)shutter speed, +flash, 100 ISO, sharp.-sat.cont. set at 0
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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hey,thanks but what do you mean by

"sharp.-sat.cont. set at 0" ?

sharpness +

saturation -

Contrast -

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im a newbie at this.
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 11:10 AM   #4
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All 3 set in the middle...
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 12:53 PM   #5
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Mike,

If you want the most details and sharpness from the W1, keep Sharpness setting at Low(-). Check out my reasoning and pics at this thread:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...89&forum_id=28

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Old Dec 27, 2004, 1:03 PM   #6
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Auto or P - Mode

All standard. Never had a "blurry" picture people seem to talk about. 600+ pictures taken.

I especially like the night time shots this camera can do.
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 7:14 AM   #7
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All 3 set in the middle...
I thought "sharp.-sat.cont. set at 0" means sharpness -, saturation 0, contrast 0?

Anyways I usually have my settings on Spot Focus (Monitor AF), Sharpness +, Sat +, Contrast 0, Flash +.

Even in P mode the resulting indoor pics are sometimes out of focus due to the default 1/40 shutter speed. I think I will try do Manual mode now and set the shutter speed to 1/100 or something for indoor shots.
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Mike,

If you want the most details and sharpness from the W1, keep Sharpness setting at Low(-). Check out my reasoning and pics at this thread:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...89&forum_id=28

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hmmm i just read your reasoning for keeping the sharpness to -. but this is only the case when NR is on right? Is there a way to determine when NR is on besides being in Manual mode and choosing a slow shutter speed?
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 7:28 AM   #9
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Sharp "0", Satur "0" Contrast "-".

Contrast in "-" set only for getting the best shadows range. Especially when well illuminated scenes.
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Sharp "0", Satur "0" Contrast "-".

Contrast in "-" set only for getting the best shadows range. Especially when well illuminated scenes.
I'd concur with the Contrast Setting on this model. I've been involved with a couple of users that upgraded to the W1 or P100 models fromdifferent cameras, complaining about shadow areas being too dark, thinking that exposure was the culprit.

The culprit was actually contrast. By default, these Sony models have very contrasty images (with dark areas darker, and bright areas brighter).Two users I was involved withdecided to keep their Sonycameras after they were ready to return them initially, after they tried setting contrast to it's lowest setting (which made the images more like the cameras they were using before).


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