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12-31-2017, 12:00 PM   #16
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Same problem

Hi Kristie, I have the same problem. Did you find a fix ?

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12-31-2017, 12:34 PM   #17
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The most obvious answer is, based on the photo taken of the screen, that the room lighting was too dim for the settings shown to successfully take a picture. One would either have to increase the range of the ISO capability, or use a larger aperture (smaller number), a much slower shutter speed, or all 3 of the above. But it seems that P or auto-green mode was not being used or the lens would have been wide open (f/3.5-5.6) with the Program trying to cope with low light, not at f/7.1 as shown. Also make sure the lens cap is removed. One way to test this out is to note these 3 settings, put the mode dial on Manual mode and adjust for the same 3 settings, then see how far off center is your meter reading with the camera in the same position to take the same picture, and the lighting the same. If the meter indicates the exposure to be way under and a "correct" exposure reading cannot be obtained, the lighting is indeed too low for the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO that were set. Surely, this camera is capable of higher ISO than 3200. You should be able to go to the ISO menu and set a higher value. Also, with the zoom lens mentioned, there is only a maximum aperture available of f/3.5 and that only at the short end of the zoom.

A lens having a larger, "faster" aperture, like the DA 50mm f/1.8 would allow more latitude for the settings.

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12-31-2017, 05:39 PM   #18
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The other option, of course, is use a flash.
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