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20th of December 2008 (Sat), 19:47
I have recently purchased a SD 1100. I tried it out at my daughters gymnastics in a well lit gym and with the camera on auto flash and auto ISO the pictures were very dark. When I turned the flash off the pictures were brighter like I would expect but came out very blurry. Is this normal? And what can I do to find a happy medium? Thanks for your help....
20th of December 2008 (Sat), 19:52
Yes, it is. Unfortunately, the flash on the SD1100 has a range of around 15 ft. And if you turn it off, the camera needs a long exposure which doesn't stop blurring. The root cause is that what looks bright to us isn't really all that bright; it's just been post-processed by our brains so it looks that way. The camera doesn't have as powerful a computer.
About the only thing you can do with the SD1100 in that situation is to turn up the ISO setting as far as it'll go. That will help get shorter exposures and also let the flash reach a little further. It will also lead to "noise" in the pictures; this won't be a big problem with small prints, but if you look at the picture blown way up on the computer ("pixel-peep"), you'll see it. Of course, blown way up on the computer isn't how most people look at their photos.
21st of December 2008 (Sun), 17:36
Okay Thanks for the information!!
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