I am just starting out with my Nikon D3100 and taking pictures of my kids who never seem to sit still. I thought that Child mode would be the most appropriate mode to do this with but I seem to be getting slower shutter speeds than I would have expected and consequently the pictures come out blurry when inside with available light. The settings I have are:
- Child Mode
- Flash disabled - because I only have the built in flash and it seems to really blow out the kids faces when it's on.
- Aperture automatically set to largest value (in this case, f2.8)
- ISO automatically set to 400.
- Shutter speed automatically set to 1/20.
My thought was in Child mode I would have expected there to be a lower bound on shutter speed, say 1/50 or so, and let the camera bump up the auto ISO to 1600. Then, if the camera hit the ISO limit, it could start backing down the shutter speed to get the correct exposure, but that doesn't seem to be what is happening to me.