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    Unhappy Nikon CoolPix 775 Pictures Too Dark

    I have this Coolpix 775 digital camera, and I must say that it's rather good for a cheap digital camera for average use.

    But I'm having this problem of dark pictures. If I take shots indoors, the photos will look very very dark. The situation is slightly better if I take the photos outdoors. Photos taken at 12pm will look like photos taken at 6pm.

    I'm using AUTO mode by the way.

    To overcome this problem, I increased the EXPOSURE setting from 0 to +1.3 or sometimes +1.7. This is really troublesome as the setting do not stay after I off the camera. Sometimes I do forget to set the exposure and my pictures will appear to be horrible.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!!

    PS: I heard that ISO also plays a part too. Sorry I'm a newbie so I dunno the difference between ISO and Exposure. How do I change ISO in 775?

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    did you use flash indoors?
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    post the underexposed pic

    a pic tells a thousand word ...
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    did you use flash indoors?
    It's set to auto mode, and the flash is always on.

    I'll try to post the pic later.

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    Below are the photos taken at 1900hrs at somewhere in Shenton Way... Don't you find them kinda dark?


    Auto mode:




    Night Shot mode:




    Auto mode +1.7 Exposure:

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    just as I expected. the pics appear "dark" because the sky is too bright. but overall the pic is about moderately gray which is what the camera tries to achieve.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    just as I expected. the pics appear "dark" because the sky is too bright. but overall the pic is about moderately gray which is what the camera tries to achieve.
    So what should I do? Maybe you could give me some pointers, or direct me some newbies' guide to digital photography?

    Thanks.

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    http://www.shortcourses.com has some good articles. check it out.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    http://www.shortcourses.com has some good articles. check it out.
    In view of my current problem, can you provide with any pointers?

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    when your shot includes a lot of sky, use +EV to properly expose the foreground objects, or use centre-weighted metering and meter the foreground objects.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    when your shot includes a lot of sky, use +EV to properly expose the foreground objects, or use centre-weighted metering and meter the foreground objects.
    I understand the first part, but what's centre-weighted metering?

    I'm reading the chapter on Fine Tuning Exposure now... very informative.

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    Originally posted by cci[RR]us


    I understand the first part, but what's centre-weighted metering?

    I'm reading the chapter on Fine Tuning Exposure now... very informative.
    not too sure whether you camera has it. you got to check out the manual.
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