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07-07-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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How to avoid blowing highlights / what are your settings? (WG-4)

Hi all,

I bought a WG-4 recently and we are getting acquainted. One trend I am seeing is that many of the photos have blown highlights.

So ... I'm wondering if anyone has noticed the same. And I'm wondering what settings you typically use (both in general and also specific to the blown highlights).

Settings I changed (I think!):
Recorded pixels: 16M
Quality: *** (3 stars)
EV Comp: I've been trying to figure out how to set it to -0.7 and to have that setting "stick" but I haven't figured out the sticky part yet.
Face Detection: On. (I think default was actually Off)
Digital Zoom: Off
Green Button: (I haven't tweaked it yet, but would be happy to hear how others use it)
Sharpness: default ... have you tweaked yours?
IQ Enhancer: I just turned mine off after reading the WG-3 review on this site!

Enable Autofocus: I think default setting was off, which is strange. Turned mine On.

USER: Are you using the "user" feature? I'd like to know how you use yours.

07-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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I don't believe the WG-4 has a memory menu, so the EV setting will most likely be lost after you turn the camera off. The best way to avoid blown highlights is to check your histogram and adjust the exposure as needed.

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