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Sony Mavica Fd75 Pics

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David Riggs

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In direct sunlight the pictures of an entire house come out dark. If I zoom in they lighten up but then you don't get a shot of the entire house. I have tryed some of the different camera settings but they don't seem to make much difference.

Has anyone had this problem? :confused:

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Mike Garrett RAA

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I am reasonably sure there is a setting on your camera to adjust for bright sun. My kodaks have an exposure compensation setting in preferences. During the summer in bright sun and clear skies I need to adjust a full setting (f stop).
 

Jeff Horton

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I have a different Mavica and on it, don't know about yours, I can quickly shift to spot metering. It meter the light as implied, in a small spot center of the image. I have to shift to that sometimes and it cures that problem. See if you have spot metering.

If not I am sure you have exposure compensation. Lets you override the meter to brighten or lighten the image. Just have to read the manual to see how.
 

Bobby Bucks

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David I'm unsure what year your camera was manufactured, but with my Mavica I only need to adjust the program feature to "bright sun" which has the palm tree icon. I always leave my quality settings on standard. I can only recall a couple of shots where the quality was what I would consider poor. Maybe in your particular pic the sun was directly behind the house. The only pics I ever worry about are those of the subject. If it's a comp photo and the underwriter is having a cow, remind them the photos aren't going on the cover of National Geographic. :)
 

David Riggs

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thanks all.

Bobby I will try the palm tree. The sun was right behind the house and that might be the issue. I guess I could try from a side angle.


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Mike Garrett RAA

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Youse didn't say that the first time....no way you can get a good pic under those conditions...ask me! :rofl:
 
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