F717 owners: low light non flash pics? -- use Aperture Priority

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ron, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I have read many posts where F717 users criticize the low light non-flash
    capability of this camera. They cite dark pictures and/or noise.

    Use Aperture Priority (or Manual)! In "Auto" or "P" setting, the camera
    will not shoot slower than 1/30 sec. Use "A" (or "M") and open up the lens
    to F2.0. Hold it VERY steady or use a tripod. Optional: manually set the
    white balance. Sony's built-in noise reduction will automatically kick in
    and your pics will turn out great. In fact, best in a prosumer non-DSLR
    camera. Sony's laser AF makes low light focusing a non issue.

    The upcoming F828 changes this, giving "Auto" and "P" modes the ability to
    shoot slower than 1/30 sec.
    Ron, Sep 7, 2003
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