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You should be able to, but the controls (or lack thereof) on the s70 will make it a little difficult. The key to getting a good silhouette is to put your subject in front of a bright background, then expose for the background. The easiest way with your camera might be to set up your shot without the subject, half press the shutter, and then have your ...


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If the washed out look is fairly subtle, than this is a common problem, especially if you shoot in RAW rather than JPG*. The reason it happens is that the camera's trying to give you all the data in the photo by not under-exposing anything (making it pure black) or over-exposing anything (making it pure white). The resulting photo with no true white or ...


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There are three aspects to batteries: The size (AA, AAA, etc.) The chemical composition of the battery (Ni-Mh, Ni-Cd,Alkaline, etc) The rated capacity (measured in mAh) Your device will only specify the size of the battery it needs (in this case AA). Technically you can use any AA battery (rechargeable or other wise) and it would work just fine. But ...


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You'll also want to be sure you're using a tripod for these shots. You might not be able to get all of these with your camera (stopping action on a shot like this will be tough), but you should be able to get shots where the subject isn't moving quickly.


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The LCD screen (which is what I assume you mean when you said viewfinder in the question) can't be reliably used to gauge color or exposure. The best option is to learn how to use the histogram feature on your camera (this question can help). Another scenario might be that you have a monitor color problem - the ink provided in matt burns' answer is a good ...


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Other items of possible interest and a useful link Here's a useful link: http://batteryuniversity.com/ They have more information than I will ever be able to absorb about batteries of all sorts. I would add that you may be interested in the rated voltage and maximum current of batteries. I'm not entirely sure of the physics, but if they can deliver a ...


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From Wikipedia: Bridge cameras are cameras which fill the niche between the single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) and the point-and-shoot camera. They are often comparable in size and weight to the smallest digital SLRs (DSLR), but almost all digital bridge cameras lack an optical viewfinder system (film bridges generally had a lighter version of a reflex ...


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The problem may be the voltage rather than the mAH. A standard AA is 1.5 volts. If your battery is only providing 1.2 volts, it may be insufficient voltage for the circuitry to operate on.


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If AA is the right type for your camera, I suggest to go with Sanyo Eneloop batteries. But get the charger which is more expensive, because the cheapest one charges batteries for ~13 hours... But the batteries itself are really awesome. Used 3 packs for 4 years with my dslr camera - enjoyed.


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Cameras usually do not like other software modifying their files. Camera firmwares usually able to create files and handle their own file formats, but they are not prepared to be fully standards compliant. Most cameras are extremely sensitive to even filesystem changes on the memory card, done by a computer. Another error can be if you did not close your ...


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So, macro is usually considered 1:1 so if you had a 35mm object it would fill the frame of a photo on 35mm film. What you have is large enough that you should be able to either zoom with the lens or just get closer (be careful to not use "digital zoom" which is really just magnifying an image by making pixels larger and discarding the edges. Only use optical ...


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It likely has to do with the image size that is selected. If you use those for 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1, most of the in-camera editing functions are not available. See manual page on "Picture Editing Functions." There is a footnote about the restrictions.


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Are you logged in as an administrator account on your computer? If not, I'd login as admin and try again. If it fails, try plugging into another USB port on the computer. You might also want to check that you have the latest version of View NX2 (which seems to be 2.3.1 - probably doesn't matter for this problem, but the version that came with the camera ...


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I was going to suggest the same thing as chills42, with you exposing correctly for the background and then moving the subject move in. Obviously this is less ideal if you're trying to shoot trees or a fence, for example, in silhouette, but maybe you could move the camera to get a clear view before you half-press the shutter? The blurring you describe is ...


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Since you are mentioning the P100 specifically, the display on my evaluation unit rarely showed exposure correctly either, it was one of my biggest complaints. Many cameras show a much more accurate preview. Here is the relevant paragraph from the review (Usability page): "The LCD preview is unfortunately rarely accurate. While white-balance does not ...


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If you take a simple portrait of someone in daylight on the camera's auto mode you should expect the camera to expose the photo correctly. If it looks dark on your screen you probably need to adjust the monitor settings. Here's a website with some simple test images to see if your screen needs adjusting. http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/



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