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anon(4735768)

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Don't know if its already been mentioned but when taking pics with default settings in full auto, the setting defaults to "Widescreen 16:9" mode with image resolutions of 3264 x 1840 which is really a 6 MP shot. If you change it in camera settings to "Widescreen 4:3" your image resolution then jumps to 3264 x 2448 which is your 8 MP shot.

Something to keep in mind.

Also, don't let it auto adjust your ISO speeds, its calculations are way off, putting normal lighted shots anywhere from 500-1000. Manually setting it to 100-200 for closeups, 200-400 for stills, and 800ish for action will net you much better results.

Auto white balance seems to be doing okay, but if your colors aren't coming out the way you intended, might look at manually setting that depending on your environment.
 

shea-bird

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nice tips...thanks

I knew about the resolution but haven't yet played with the settings much...will be nice to see some differences.
 

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I've actually seen no evidence of auto ISO being wrong in any of my shots.

On what are you basing you claim that it can be wildly wrong?



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anon(4735768)

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Didn't say they are wildly wrong, I said it's way off. When I shoot a shot in full daylight, no cloud cover, etc, ISO shouldn't ramp to 586 on a bunch of shots, nor should it increase drastically because of shade cast by trees which it frequently does.

Take a variety of sample shots, load them up in Lightroom or Photoshop and check the metadata. Being that I shoot professionally and edit media for a living, I don't expect the camera to perform like my DSLR, but I also know that the auto ISO should be a little tighter and that HTC most likely would prefer a little noise in the shot instead of blurring and probably figure most people will be sharing via compressed formats anyway.

*EDIT*

Just looked over some shots of my daughter and wife outside this weekend at a birthday party. Shots jumped between 100-400 in the same position with no changes in focus, target or lightning. Everything should have hovered around 100-200 on auto settings, but jumps into 400 had no rhyme or reason.
 
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