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Finepix E550 -suddenly very grainy photos and over exposed?

\015 Our E550 was generally very reliable and provided good shots under almost all conditions when on Auto. Now suddenly most indoor shots are very grainy, or as described elsewhere with finger print swirl marks over them, and outdoor shots are totally over exposed? Again, exactly as the other posting our camera will take video without the same problem??What should we do to try to fix this. We are not aware of anything unusual having taken place?Help please\015

Answers :

Have you checked what ISO you have selected here?
Graininess and over exposure can be caused by selecting the wrong ISO ( which in film days was ASA ( film speed) The average ISO should be 100 some early models allowed ISO 64 or similar. Having it set at 400 -800 ISO can also have the pics come out grainy. But not nescessarily overexposed unless you point directly at the light source as these ratings are for low light/movement situations. The video mode usually sets itself up differently to picture mode. The fact that you say your video is OK says there is nothing wrong with the lens or sensor, just the settings you have initially chosen to have autoed.

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