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Old 17th March 2012
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Best Lumix G3 Settings

Hi,

I recently purchased a Lumix G3 Camera and have changed the settings several times but the pictures either come out very blurry or if the flash is on they come out extremely bright, I've also tried taking them in IA mode. We take lots of pictures of our cats mostly indoors but sometimes outside.

Could you tell me what would be the best settings for this?

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Re: Best Lumix G3 Settings

Not sure how familiar you are with the G-3's menu, but I suggest you set every thing back to default and start again. Read the users hand book which is a down load off the supplied CD.

A good starting point is to set white balance to auto,
Set ISO at 200 or even higher at 40O. Either use one of the scene modes or use 'P' Programme. Flip up the flash gun by pressing the flash button before you take a flash picture of the cat or whatever requires flash.

Your blurring is possibly due to too slow a shutter speed because your ISO is too low, so as I said, increase ISO and use flash.
I'm sure you will get plenty more help from this forum.
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Re: Best Lumix G3 Settings

Here's one way you could approach this...

For shooting your cats (which often get blurred), use Shutter Priority and Auto ISO, setting your shutter speed to something fast enough to stop any action (ie, 1/125s, 1/180s, 1/250s, etc.).

For shooting with flash, set your camera to Aperture Priority and ISO160. Start off with a wider aperture (smaller F-number) and if that turns out too bright then stop down the aperture to a larger F-number.

There are countless of different methods, you just need to learn the relationship between Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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