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Old Aug 20, 2012, 3:07 PM   #1
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 3:21 AM   #2
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Default Fireworks Shutter speed problem

It takes fireworks mode with only ~1 s shutter time, instead of 4 s that in the specifications on the official site:
http://europe-nikon.com/en_GB/produc.../coolpix-s6300
Under specifications: "Speed: ... 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)"

I have made a video about my problem:
http://youtu.be/z9ZT08_LqVY

Please test your device and reply as fast as possible cause I have 3 days return warranty and I don't know that my device broken, or it is a serial bug!

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Perhaps shining bright torch into a camera's face is making the camera shorten the exposure time automatically..? Try duplicating a similar scene or lighting to try the firework mode- maybe a dark street at night with little lighting or a scene of a distant night cityscape...?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 5:10 AM   #4
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It shows the same symptoms in a completely dark room, and with a laser pointers light moving on the wall. But I cant record that with my other camera so clearly like in the video.

Edit:
There U go a test in the dark:
http://youtu.be/qWgG3TjXSpY

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Bencu,

Your best bet would be to contact Nikon directly with this issue. We no longer have the S6300 in house to test (we are required to return these models after we finish our hands on reviews).

I'm sorry we couldn't be of more help. Good luck!

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With regards your latest test- the screen appears to be blank for 4 seconds or so,as on the first video...
What does the exif data on the pic show...?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 2:12 PM   #7
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Exif data shows both of the pictures:
Exposure time: 4 sec

I share the pictures, that you can download, and check for further information from exif data if you need. It is the original, I did not modified that.

Original dark picture from video:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/trawjwa0s8b24iz/Dark.JPG

An other, but similar light picture like in the first video, cause I deleted that:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3itirtgpdsst18/Light.JPG
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Looking at your video's and indeed the exif data on your images, I would suggest that the Firework mode is indeed using a 4 second exposure..!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 4:37 AM   #9
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I made the last video which one has the best annotations I think.
Listen to the sounds, the timer, the image, and the annotations!

http://youtu.be/PWbT_Y_EyUI

I think the 2 nd click closes the hole in front of the sensor.
I hope that you realize there is NO 4 s exposure time.
(If exposure time means that the sensor is recording the light comes from the optics for the specified time, 4 s)
So I think it records the light for 4 s, but the mechanism closes after ~1 sec, what shows the same result because the remaining ~3 s is recorded as black screen.

Yes exif data says 4 s but I think its an FALSE information as you can see in my video.

Can I say it is design flaw of the camera model, or I misunderstand something?
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You might have a difficult time proving the short exposure time- shorter than indicated.
Maybe contact Nikon..?
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