Question by EzzyMezzy: Digital Camera Best Photo Settings?
I bought a Sanyo x1420 supposedly 14mp.
I tried taking pics with a typical 8gb SD card, class 2. but the pictures were always noisey and abit colour-less.
So i went out and bought a class 10, 16gb SDHC instead. hoping the quality would improve.
Needless to say, it hasn’t.
I’m going on holiday in a few weeks and want to take lots of pictures and movies. I bought this SD card mainly to film in HD since my old class 2 and class 4’s couldn’t.
But the quality is the same?
And when i set my camera to 14MP it adds “black bars” to the side and its not wide screen even tho it says it should be. so i have it on 10mp wide screen. The quality looks the exact same
My question is, can you please recommend the best settings for my camera?
I know my camera isn’t the most advance thing. but its small, i can carry it around and i thought 14mp would look a lot better but the pics r noisy, its ridiculous.
What are the best
Photo stabilizer: on or off
Focus mode: 9-pt autofocus, spot focus or AF seeker
EXP measure: wide, center or spot
ISO settings: 64 – 6400
compression: fine or normal
Resolution 0.3m – 14m
Please help 🙂
Answer by Zu Teo
I’m not exactly a photography expert…
But I’ll just answer what I know of.
Image stabilizer is an anti-blur or anti-shake function.
Focus is up to you really. Auto focus automatically detects a subject and focus on it. Sorry but I have no idea what AF seeker or spot focus is.
For ISO settings, for sunny outdoor pictures, the recommended ISO is 100-400. Overcast skies or evening would be 400-1600. 1600-6400 is necessary for dark environments. Please note that this does not include the flash option.
Compression probably means compressing the image file. Considering that your SD card has quite a high memory, I would say normal instead of fine.
Resolution is the amount of information an image holds. Generally, higher resolution equals better quality.
The problem may not lie on your SD card. You should check if there are any problem with your LCD screen. Have you popped your SD card into your laptop to view your photos yet?
If everything doesn’t work, you should bring it over to Sanyo’s technical support.
Hope this helped 🙂
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