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little help please with my new camera....

Postby goose/stoli » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:49 pm

my wife just got a Nikon COOLPIX

takes great still photos but I'm having trouble with the action shots...
looked over the manual and made some adjustments but for some reason i can't adjust the shutter speed and the pic come out blurry...
Any ideas???

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Postby REM1100 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:56 am

Nikon coolpix is pretty much an evtry level point and shoot without manual settings for ISO and shutter speed.

However; yo can try the Sports scene
centre focus
Set the color to vid
Turn on the Antishake
turn on the AF assist
Set it to burst or continuous shoot mode.

Most important follow the subject at the same speed as it is moving similiar to duck hunting and hold down the shutter button and track the subject at pararallel speed on continuous shoot
Do not wait until the subject comes into view and start shooting.

Do not drink or smoke prior to shooting
Post some pics for discussion
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Postby cdowden03 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:42 am

what model is your CoolPIX?
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Postby goose/stoli » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:05 am

coolpix S60

thanks

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Postby REM1100 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:49 pm

Sorry I thought it was an entry level L series.
I will get back to you for the proper fix today after lunc for the S60
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Postby goose/stoli » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:06 pm

thank you REM1100
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Postby cdowden03 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:04 pm

The S60 appears to have features that deal with image blur. This was clipped from a dpreview.com

Banish blur

The camera boasts three functions to reduce image blur. High-performance Image Sensor Vibration Reduction (VR) allows sharp pictures with minimal blur even in telephoto shooting using optical zoom and digital zoom. Its superior noise-reduction ISO technology allows a sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 with pixel addition for correct exposure and sharpness even in low-light conditions. Thirdly, with Nikon’s Best Shot Selector, the camera takes a maximum of 10 sequential shots and automatically saves the sharpest image. This is ideal for macro close-up shooting when camera shake is difficult to avoid.


The fact that you can set the ISO spped up to 3200 means that you should be able to, in proper lighting, get a clear action shot without image blur.

As I began this effort on my camera, Nikon D70s, it took some experimentation to get the right settings down, but with a little practice, the shots became fairly easy to take.

Hope this helps.
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Postby goose/stoli » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:26 pm

thanks

I'll give that a try.. :thumbsup:
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Postby REM1100 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:37 pm

Nikon coolpix S60 is a modern touch screen maze

The blurred pic was because of not turning on the Image Stabilization and not using the sports scene
Did you also turn on the Distortion control
an did you le it go on auto ISO
Yes Best pic would help also
Set it up for auto fill flash if it needs it

This camera has a tendency to cough up a soft pic
you should add in more contrast and give it more vivid colors
The ISO over 400 tends to give some noise so watch your ISO limit and test it out.

So set it on auto scene or sports scene for action and night landscape for low light.
you might want to set it at auto exposure
new touch exposure
auto ISO
distotion control
VR IS
In camera contrast enhancement.


There no shutter speed controls

post a few more pics
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Postby goose/stoli » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:13 pm

this was from this morning man was it cold 5 with a wind chill of -15 i think....Image
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Postby REM1100 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:44 pm

Those seem to be much better pics. as long as you show a certain field of view at 5x and take some wackemstackum pics ialong with some family pics is all you can ask for a multi purpose camera
Here the wind chill factor has given us an average of -35-40 below for the last week it might warm up by Christmas.

I might get a shot of frozen geese on the pond before the year is out.
keep those pics comming

I think our season is over
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Postby goose/stoli » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:54 pm

REM1100 wrote:Those seem to be much better pics. as long as you show a certain field of view at 5x and take some wackemstackum pics ialong with some family pics is all you can ask for a multi purpose camera
Here the wind chill factor has given us an average of -35-40 below for the last week it might warm up by Christmas.

I might get a shot of frozen geese on the pond before the year is out.
keep those pics comming

I think our season is over


and I thought today was cold......
thank for the help and I'll get some action shots up maybe tomorrow or wed. it suppose to warm up a little and that should help them geese fly a little better. Today they just didn't want to move...
thank again
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