How to take good indoor pictures with Sony camera

Discussion in 'Sony' started by satoshi, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. satoshi

    satoshi Guest

    Under other thread, I mentioned pictures taken with Sony T1 camera (5 Mp)
    were gorgeous when printed at Costco. All of these pictures were taken
    outdoors. When pictures were taken indoors with default flash setting,
    pictures were disappointing. I am wondering whether that is the inherent
    problem with Sony's P&S camera or not. I am also wondering whether there
    is a way to improve quality of pictures when pictures were taken indoor.
    My feeling is that the built-in flash is too weak to brighten the
    surrounding area. I wish to hear some tips from experienced people with
    Sony cameras. craig
     
    satoshi, Jun 8, 2005
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    Bob Williams Guest

    I have used 4 P/S digicams: 2Canon, 1Pentax and 1Panasonic.
    None gave good indoor flash exposures at greater than 10 feet.
    Of course, the manufacturer never claimed that the flash was usable
    above 10 feet (at ISO 50-100).
    I have cobbled together a little slave flash that triggers off my
    camera's flash. If your camera has a preflash, you either de sensitize
    the slave detector, (e.g., one or more thicknesses of Kleenex taped over
    the sensor) or purchase a special digital flash which fires on the
    second burst. It is somewhat of a PIA to carry around and use. But if
    you MUST get the shot, it should work for you.
    Bob Williams
     
    Bob Williams, Jun 8, 2005
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  3. satoshi

    Tim Guest

    Under other thread, I mentioned pictures taken with Sony T1 camera (5
    Hi

    I also have a Sony T1

    The flash sucks - and when it's not sucking then it's giving great red eye
    :)

    As the other post mentions this is an issue with all/most P&S cameras

    Tim

    PS Have you player with the macro mode hidden in the Menu-Camera settings,
    you get some pretty good closeup stuff with a little patience
     
    Tim, Jun 8, 2005
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