Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Can't take pictures in low light/no flash with my Nikon D40X

\015 I have tried, many times, under every setting I can incorporate, to take pictures in low light/no flash situations (flashes prohibited). I get very poor, blurred shots when flash is off. I have pushed the ISO as high as I can, tried noise reduction on and off. Have tried to just "manually" focus with ISO set HI and again with ISO as AUTO, still, same result, blurred photos. My film SLR cameras would capture images in low light if I used fast speed film and pushed the ISO. This digital will not. Am I doing something wrong?\015

Answers :

First of all you need a tripod to cut down on the movement . Next use the mode dail and select a nigt setting .
\015\012You can even use a shutter speed in Aperature Prioity .Ypu might want to use exposure comp .
\015\012This should work for you.
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