A&P So what's the best setting to get the best pictures?

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  1. m4m4 l0n9

    m4m4 l0n9 Well-Known Member

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    I don't care about video, I just want some nice quality pictures. I have a Canon Powershot s200, and I can't ever get a real decent picture. :sad2: I figured out how to take the flash off but other than that I'm having a difficult time getting a picture that doesn't look out of focus. I messed with the settings alot already, and I think i had the right settings at one point, then (typical me) i messed it up all up by messing with it some more, thinking i can make it better but unfortuantly not.
     
  2. nitro

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    Press the fire button halfway
    wait 3 seconds
    ????
    Profit
     
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    digital.....:greddy:

    there is no one setting that takes magically perfect pictures...
     
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    since its a point and shoot, there aren't a whole lot of adjustments. Why don't you post what options it has and we can tell you when to use them. The newer elph's have different metering modes and iso etc, so let us know if those are options and what else there is
     
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    yeah i tried that.. doesn't seem to look any different when i press the button for 5 secs. :hs: It's supposed to isn't?
     
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    this is the exact camera i have

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/S200/S20A.HTM#accessories

    i tried some of the tricks they show you can do with your camera, but apparently i suck at making it work. :hs:
     
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    Do you see the image area through the LCD or the viewfinder?
     
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    LCD.
     
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    You should see it focus at the subject you're pointing at. If it doesn't do anything, it may means the focus doesn't work. :dunno:
     
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    Does alot of light require to get the best focus? I know lighting has alot to do with filming.
     
  11. nitro

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    Right. Lighting helps the auto-focusing system to get a better focus. Does your pics come out sharp outdoors?
     
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    Yes, now they do!! :o :big grin:

    I had the resolution set to Small. :uh: I put it on Large and it looks a whole hell of a lot nicer. :)

    small :ugh2: (note: this pic was taken inside too! i was standing still as well when i took it)
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    large :)
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    I'm such an idiot for having it on small the whole time. :hs:
     
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    77 Celica GT if I'm not mistaken?

    Cool cars. I used to have one. Are you on classic-celica.com?
     
  14. m4m4 l0n9

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    Yes, very cool cars. :)

    Nope not on that forum (assuming it's a forum)
     
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    I have the flash turned OFF when I took the aiport picture on large. Would having the flash, ON, make a difference in how the picture looks? I had it off because it seemed to cause too much glare.
     
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    Being outdoors in bright sunlight - the flash probably wouldn't have gone off anyway. No need for it there.
     
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    Hmm Yeah I guess so. I just thought it would make more glare w/ the flash on. :o

    Does taking Large pictures, take up more battery power?

    I'm such a newb at this. :hsugh:
     
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    No, taking large pictures just uses more space on your memory card. Personally, I set my camera at the highest settings for size and resolution. You can always downgrade them later on your computer, but you can never go the other direction. Most cameras have a setting for image size and another for jpeg quality. Make sure you have both set to the max.

    Bright sunshine is actually not the best condition for good photography. An overcast day is.

    Keep the camera as steady as possible.

    That's about it. Once you are comfortable with all the automatic settings the camera chooses for you, you may want to start playing around with other settings to get a feel for what they do. Only then will you start to get the picture quality you are hoping for. But... In the end, the most important part of the camera is you. A great photographer gets great pictures out of crappy cameras and a poor photographer gets crappy photos out of great cameras. Just experiment and see what you get and then think about why it turned out that way and then think of a way to correct what you didn't like.
     

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