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Old October 13th, 2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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tips for low light shooting (How to reduce or disable gain)?

Hello everyone!

I got my HV10 yesterday. I chose it over Sony and Panasonic, mainly thanks to this forum! :)

The camera is otherwise perfect(!) except the low battery life and poor low light performance... oh well, you can't have everything in a such small package... ;)

So far I have discovered that the only way to disable the gain at the low light situation, is by choosing a SPOTLIGHT or SUNSET preset. However, with these setups, you can't use a manual white balance. So is there any way to reduce the gain in P -mode, where the white balance setting is enabled?

I prefer dark but high quality picture over a grainy picture with vertical stripes... :/

Thanks!

- Axu
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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Off topic - but have you bought a PAL version of the camera (Finland) ??

I am still waiting for a PAL version to hit the UK... :(
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Old October 14th, 2006, 01:46 AM   #3
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Lee, yes, I have a PAL version. I ordered it four weeks ago and this unit was in the first batch they delivered to Finland...
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Old October 14th, 2006, 06:15 AM   #4
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Lee, yes, I have a PAL version. I ordered it four weeks ago and this unit was in the first batch they delivered to Finland...
Excellent, they exist !!!

I will have another look in the shops today.


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Old October 15th, 2006, 04:26 AM   #5
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Whops, sorry, thought you had the hc1.
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