Can someone with an Nex-5n check something for me?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Can someone with an Nex-5n check something for me?

casjcave wrote:

Hi all,

I'm looking for someone else with a NEX-5N to confirm that what is going on with my camera is a 'feature' not a specific problem with my camera.

When I have the external flash attached and in the up position (i.e flash is on) if I take video the camera operates in apperture priority mode - i.e. the camera is adjusting the shutter speed based on available light. This is happening even though I'm working in manual mode.

The easiest way to replicate this issue is try taking some video in low light with the flash connected and raised and see what happens. For me any movement in the video is slow and blurry.


Well I tried this. Flash up or down I got the same results. but in M mode the camera wasn't making any changes to aperture Shutter speed or ISO  I did get a slide show because my SS was 1/6 I don;t think I would have expected any other behavior than this

My settings were 1/6 F8, ISO 800

The meter indicated underexposure (maxed out at -2ev)

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