Z7 auto ISO seems seriously flawed

Started 4 months ago | Discussions thread
olyflyer Forum Pro • Posts: 26,657
Re: then don't use it

j2scriba wrote:

I would disagree, and that’s precisely why I brought this up:

Indeed, bringing up shadows in post gives you very much the same results as boosting ISO in camera. BUT with uniform high ISO the camera blows out the highlights in a predominantly dark scene. In my experience, that’s unrecoverable in post. But you can boost the shadows in post with no disadvantage over higher ISO in camera.

That’s why I’m unhappy that the auto settings prevents me from accepting seemingly underexposed pictures to recover in post in favor for either blown-out or motion-blurred captures which cannot be fixed.

I tried to explain this motivation in my original post, however most replies seemed eager to to address presumed OP confusion or defend Nikon in some perceived “controversy”. I learned that the auto ISO behavior seems to be a historical relict of giving auto mode users some kind of average proper exposure. Unfortunately, the seemingly advanced settings which non-average users might benefit from are rendered useless by this historic strategy.

Nobody is "defending" Nikon, but really, the camera offers so many possibilities that if it is not enough for you then it's your skills which must be improved the first place. It is obvious that you misunderstood how Auto ISO is working, I gave you a good description but it seems to have been waste of time to post it.

You have also been given many alternative advices, none of them are good enough for you, you are only looking for support of your own whining.

Anyway, if you think the Nikon auto ISO implementation is faulty then contact Nikon. Maybe they will listen to you, if you can convince them. Here is the link:


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