Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Equipment Talk' section > Small Compact Digitals by Canon
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14th of February 2004 (Sat)   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 10
Default S400 Newbie... some indoor pics pointers?

Great forum here but I do have a question. This is my first digicam and would like to say CANON made a great product. All of my outside photos have been great.

The problem I get is when I take indoor pics during the evening with regular indoor light my pictures come either too dark without the flash or too bright with the flash.

I am still learning so please bear with me if this is a easy fix. Thanks and I am still continuing to learn.
slza805 is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 14th of February 2004 (Sat)   #2
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 33

Well this works wit A80.

If you are using program(P) mode you can change the exposure.
press func then exp +.5 -> +1 without the flash or
-.5 -> -1 with flash.

Do you have any bright lights in the background? Try to use "spot" metering on the main target to get an accurate exposure...

morim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th of February 2004 (Sat)   #3
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 56

One thing that helps me is using manual mode and adjusting the white balance for the lighting. Another thing is changing the settings on flash: Auto versus twilight mode ? seems to work. Changing the ISO also helps with the sensitivity of the light. Lastly, you can change the metering from Ave metering, spot, and 9 point to get the result. All I usually do is experiment.... That's what is so nice about digital. You're only limited by battery life and space on the card.
platinumdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie needs advice for indoor holiday portraits picsbydanie People 1 4th of December 2006 (Mon) 11:45
Newbie: Indoor Hockey Barbados Radix Sports 4 1st of February 2006 (Wed) 07:27
Newbie G2 indoor photgraphy question tjpera3 Canon G-series Digital Cameras 4 31st of October 2005 (Mon) 15:11
Newbie questions on Indoor Basketball b3l5tele General Photography Talk 1 10th of May 2005 (Tue) 10:00
Newbie taking indoor photos with a G3 markubig Canon G-series Digital Cameras 3 2nd of November 2004 (Tue) 15:18

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:11.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.