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08-26-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
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Auto Pict always shoots at 6400 ISO??

Ok, is there a setting or something that i'm missing, i was taking some pictures on the auto settings just to get a handle on the cameras menus and its ability to take pictures if i need to take one now without adjusting settings.

All of the pictures i took came out dark and at an ISO of 6400. I used Auto Pict for everything, i did some Macro shots of a flower in direct sunlight and the image looked great on the cameras LCD screen, but on my computer they look dark, grainy, and the metadata says ISO 6400. This happens while shooting JPEG or RAW

Can anyone tell me the easiest way to upload a photo so you can see what i'm seeing?

EDIT: Problem solved, Ignore or Delete if you can. Problem was i am wearing a Dunce Cap


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08-26-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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What camera?

on the K7 you can't change any exposure settings in green mode, you can't even use RAW (btw RAW or JPEG wouldn't affect the ISO)

I doubt you'd even have to upload a photo, ISO 6400 is ISO 6400 and that's a problem if it's shooting like that all the time, that shouldn't be happening
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What camera?

on the K7 you can't change any exposure settings in green mode, you can't even use RAW (btw RAW or JPEG wouldn't affect the ISO)

I doubt you'd even have to upload a photo, ISO 6400 is ISO 6400 and that's a problem if it's shooting like that all the time, that shouldn't be happening

Pentax KX i got monday.

OH MY GOD I feel so stupid. I just checked my camera again, and i found that while going through the menus and such i had somehow changed the ISO from AUTO to MANUAL at 6400

I feel like a donkey.

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08-26-2010, 01:33 AM   #4
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That's not right

I'd advice a factory reset, have you updated the firmware yet? I would do both of those things and I bet it might resolve itself

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That's not right

I'd advice a factory reset, have you updated the firmware yet? I would do both of those things and I bet it might resolve itself

ISO can be changed in Auto Pict by pressing the right directional pad. Somehow i managed to set it to ISO 6400 without realizing it instead of auto ISO so every picture i took was ISO 6400 no matter what setting my dial was on.
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well glad you figured that out

I couldn't remember if the Kx lets you change any exposure settings or not

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