S110: good but one major disappointment

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brianj
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Re: S110: good but one major disappointment
In reply to thermal1, 2 months ago

thermal1 wrote:

I had a Canon 300HS. I loved the size & portability, and was happy with the picture quality. The one thing I missed was manual control, so I gave the 300HS to my niece and purchased an S110. Great build quality, good quality photos, and full manual controls!

But when I took the S110 out to the beach one sunny afternoon and tried adjusting shutter speeds, I was disappointed to find the aperture only closes to F8. Daytime shots with shutter speeds over half a second are all overexposed, even with the ND filter on. I was very disappointed as I really enjoyed playing with shutter speeds on my SLR from 20 twenty years ago (I seem to remember F22); I loved slowing water at beaches, waterfalls etc. Can't do it with the S110.

I'm hoping this will be addressed in future models.

Did you say with shutter speeds over .5 sec, by that did you mean longer?

Generally one would be using 1/1000 sec or shorter time on a bright beach.

Brian

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