Considering upgrading from Finepix S700 to F660EXR.

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Questions thread
DS21 Senior Member • Posts: 2,304
Re: How hard can EXR be?

CAcreeks wrote:

I recommend the F770 if you want to shoot RAW or care about GPS coordinates, or the F750 otherwise. The first is about $260 on Amazon, the latter about $230.

Very long zoom, but the lens is surprisingly good at wide angle, 25mm crop equivalent.

Just put the sucker on P mode, set M (medium) size, DR 400%, Auto ISO, and you will probably get lots of keepers. I do.

There won't be a lot of keepers in indoor social events type of thing, outside of EXR Auto mode (to detect motion) the new F series is keeping shutter speeds very low (even at high auto ISO setting), making motion blur very likely. Flash exposures are also on the slow side, and the flash is weak. It would be great to be able to tell people to just use EXR Auto in that case, but that mode overexposes by about +0.67 in indoor setting (overexposes almost always in fact), negating the benefits of all the fancy auto detection modes happening in EXR Auto. For still subjects, your settings are great.

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