Why does iAUTO default to 1/60 on the Panasonic GF3?

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Re: Why does iAUTO default to 1/60 on the Panasonic GF3?
In reply to AngelicBeaver, Nov 3, 2012

AngelicBeaver wrote:

I have the 20mm on there and it often drops the shutter speed to 1/60, which causes a lot of blurry photos. I got it for my wife as a P&S, but this makes it rather unreliable. I'm used to using cameras in shutter priority, but I always thought auto modes were supposed to be dummy resistant. Is there any way to encourage it to bump up the shutter speed a little while leaving it in auto?

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Your best bet might be to teach your wife to hold the camera steadier. I would think that with even moderate levels of caution, 1/60s with the 20mm lens should fast to avoid most camera shake. Subject motion at 1/60s could be an issue for faster moving subjects, but should still be safe for a lot of applications.

Despite how good electronics are becoming, I always use the following adage:

Dummy resistant =/= dummy proof

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