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Old 02-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Tips for sony hx30v

Just bought this camera.

If you own it please share your best kept secret or be advice on handling all types of pictures.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Congrats! It a fun camera to play with, and that's the best tip, keep playing! I'll go into a setting, like a ball game and compare Auto to Sports scene, go back and forth and learn which worked better.

Here's my HX-30 trip report from back in July:

Turn on the full display details, look at the histogram, a picture will be overexposed (too much white) if the right edge of the graph has any lines or height.

P mode, ISO 100 anytime you have good lighting.

The lower Aperture "setting" (higher f/) is actually an ND filter (that's a photographic goodie that pros buy as an add on filter). Use that if you can with bright lights in a shot (like sunsets) or to slow down an exposure (to attempt a dreamy waterfall.

If you need a flash for a portrait, Use P mode or the portrait scene and then select SL flash so people are not overexposed.

For panoramic pictures, instead of pivoting your entire body, hold the camera with 1 finger on top and a thumb on the bottom, and with your other hand, press the shutter, then spin the camera as your fingers just created a perfect axis going through the camera. (Otherwise you get too slow or too fast messages if the camera cannot visually piece low contrast scenery together

I usually use the 24mAVCHD in order to capture stills during video.

Remembering my mom's old photographical axiom, pictures look better with the sun behind you.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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Plus the standard camera: get extra battery pack(s). (I got generic ones on Amazon) And have an extra memory card. A few things are a fraction faster with a class 10 or better card.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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Thank you

I am headed on a Disney Cruise next week so I am hoping to play around with it as much as i can before I go
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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Just bought this camera.

If you own it please share your best kept secret or be advice on handling all types of pictures.
There is no real secret to getting great images in any situation. Learn how ISO, shutter speed and aperture affect an image and how they work together to make the exposure. Understanding that relationship will tell you what settings or modes you need to be in any given situation.
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There is no real secret to getting great images in any situation. Learn how ISO, shutter speed and aperture affect an image and how they work together to make the exposure. Understanding that relationship will tell you what settings or modes you need to be in any given situation.
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