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I have a canon sx600hs and I want to take photos of our xmas

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Hi, I have a canon sx600hs and I want to take photos of our xmas lights in very low light -- I know the ISO has something to do with the correct settings but I can't work out how to get to the ISO settings on the camera -- can you help please?
Thanks , Neville.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Neville,

One of the limitations of this camera is that you can only access the ISO speed adjustment in P (Program AE) mode. In all other modes, including the scene modes, the ISO is set automatically by the camera and does not appear in the menu. I have found that a lower ISO can help to keep the color of the lights more natural and reduce flaring. If you are shooting a still shot, you may also want to try Fireworks mode just to see what type of effect is created.

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Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.

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