Coolpix P5000 received + samples (large)

Started Mar 19, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Re: ISO

Tore Lund wrote:

w3 wrote:

Mini D200?

You don't mean that the P5000 has Customizable Auto ISO like the
D200 does, where you can set the Max ISO and Min Shutter Speed?

How does P5000's P mode Auto ISO work?

The posts that I made were taken with Auto ISO on in the P mode. It seems that the P5000 prefers to increase the ISO dramatically to obtain good shutter speeds. Several pictures that I took indoors yesterday ended up with ISO values in the 800-1600 range.

You probably want some extra info besides what is in the manual. I
just note with horror what it says in the manual (p. 71):

"Auto is equivalent to ISO 64 under normal conditions; when
lighting is poor and the flash is off, the camera compensates by
raising ISO sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800 (note that ISO
sensitivity is fixed at 64 in mode M)."

800 doesn't seem to be the maximum for Auto ISO, see above.

Someone please tell me: can it really be true that sensitivity is
fixed at 64 in mode M? I do hope they mean that ISO is initialized
to 64, or that I am missing something.

You can set the ISO to any value in M mode, including Auto ISO.

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