Coolpix P5000 received + samples (large)

Started Mar 19, 2007 | Discussions thread
w3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,839
Re: ISO

Hi Lars,

Thank you very much for your response and information.

uneed wrote:

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.

That's strange.

It says in the EXIF info of your two higher ISO pictures, namely DSCN0008.JPG with ISO 706 and DSCN0013.JPG with ISO 1476, that they had something to do with ANTI-SHAKE:

"Lighting Type = ANTI-SHAKE (Tag) 008F"

The one with ISO 64 was blank under Lighting Type.

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.

800 is supposed to be Auto ISO's Maximum unless it is in the ANTI-SHAKE mode or High ISO mode, according to the manual.

In the ANTI-SHAKE mode or High ISO mode, the maximum will be 1600.

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.

Good to know. But why did the manual say "fixed at 64 in mode M" - a mistake in the manual, or they only mean the default is 64 and you can change it?

Thank you again for answers.

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