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Old January 21st 10, 09:48 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot,rec.photo.equipment.misc,rec.photo.digital,sci.electronics.repair
DaveC[_4_]
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Default Olympus camera overexposes

Does the camera have an exposure setting in addition to the +/- two F-
stops?


No.

Do you have the instruction manual??


Yes.

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Old January 21st 10, 10:04 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot,rec.photo.equipment.misc
Matti Vuori[_2_]
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Default Olympus camera overexposes

DaveC wrote in
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Olympus FE-20 p&s digicam.

Holding the camera up and using the display as the viewfinder, the
exposure looks normal. Pressing the shutter button results in an
overexposed photo.

It doesn't matter if the flash is on or off; the resulting photo shown
on the LCD display is always overexposed.

Changing the exposure setting does have a little effect on the
exposure.

I'm a bit confused; if the "before the shot" view in the display is
accurate, why would the exposed photo be different?


What makes you think that it is accurate? Cameras adjust the viewfinder
image to make things easier for the photographer - in the dark they make
show the preview as lighter to make it easier to shoot and in a sunlingt
darken it.

So, cameras do lie before the shoot... But note that you should not trust
the "after"-image either as it will be different to what the photo will
look on your computer. Also, brightness of most LCD's can be adjusted.
Check what the photos look on your computer, adjust the LCD and then
you'll know what is accurate and what not.

And if your camera can display a histogramm, try using that to judge the
photograph's brightness.
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Old January 22nd 10, 12:49 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot,rec.photo.equipment.misc
DaveC[_4_]
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Default Olympus camera overexposes

What makes you think that it is accurate?

It's a relative term. The LCD viewfinder looks fairly normal. The recorded
image is totally washed out.

And if your camera can display a histogramm, try using that to judge the
photograph's brightness.


Not an option on this camera.

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Old January 23rd 10, 08:44 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot,rec.photo.equipment.misc,rec.photo.digital,sci.electronics.repair
DaveC[_4_]
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Default Olympus camera overexposes

Have you tried removing the battery for a couple of days and then
basiclly starting from scratch as far as settting up all the options,?


Yes.

Thanks.

 




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