RX 10 In Camera flash

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David Gore Veteran Member • Posts: 4,512
RX 10 In Camera flash

When I use the flash I find what works best for me is the following

1. Use the FN button and change auto ISO to usually between 125 and 200 ISO depending on the

distance

2. Set Aperature for desired effect but for me around 5.6 to 6.3

I found if I kept the ISO on auto ISO the camera would usually select a much higher ISO than I wanted and/or be overexposed.

Just sharing my .02

Biological_Viewfinder Senior Member • Posts: 1,898
Re: RX 10 In Camera flash

David Gore wrote:

I found if I kept the ISO on auto ISO the camera would usually select a much higher ISO than I wanted and/or be overexposed.

That's sort of typical behavior really (especially indoors).

I think that generally it's just that our human eyes have so much dynamic range that we don't realize how complicated the light is for a camera.

Our eyes also have exceedingly good ISO range. We feel rather comfortable with indoor light, but almost no camera in existence can manage that low light without a flash or very long shutter speeds that blur anything that moves.

It would seem to me that it would make sense to have a combination sensor in the camera, just like any animal- The cones and the rods. A smaller secondary sensor that starts off at a base ISO of 3200, and can pick up good detail in the shadows, and the regular sensor to pick up the regular light without blowing out the light from outside coming through a window. Well, I guess we will have to wait for that in the future, but for now I'm glad though that you were able to find this solution that works for you.

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David Gore OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,512
Re: RX 10 In Camera flash

Your correct,,it is pretty basic stuff but thought it might be of some value to fellow hobbyists.

Biological_Viewfinder Senior Member • Posts: 1,898
Re: RX 10 In Camera flash

David Gore wrote:

2. Set Aperature for desired effect but for me around 5.6 to 6.3

I want to mention that these should be the sharpest apertures of all. So your pictures should be capable of being sharper than anyone else's just because this is your favorite effect. It's mine too, and I can hardly wait now that I know the camera is scheduled to be here tomorrow!

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lancespring Veteran Member • Posts: 3,786
I experimented only a little with Flash

But I noticed this problem right away too.  Using AUTO ISO resulted in several overexposed photos.

I've not taken the time to pursue this and test the issue any further, though.

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