Discussion in 'Sony Cameras' started by Jeff15, Aug 30, 2019.
I must confess that I never use manual, always shutter or aperture priority with auto iso...
I just signed up to this forum just to answer your question...................
I had a most horrible initial experience after buying this camera...........
I'm not a very experience photographer but literally nothing i did on this camera helped............
auto, manual, every setting i tried for a year...................crap,
the shop wouldn't buy it back, nobody seemed to know what was wrong................
Here's what solved it for me................
I upgraded the firmware.............they said it wouldn't help but guess what? it solved 95 percent of the issues i had..............it works soooooooooooo much better! see if you have ver. 1 still of firmware.
if you have ver.2 already........idk
Hello and welcome, I am glad you sorted it........
it was extremely frustrating experience! I love the camera now but will have second thoughts before buying another sony.... I used to work in an industry where the machines we repaired the manufacturers would say the firmware fixed one issue when it really fixed alot of issues. So I'm not suprised it fixed it, but it took forever to even find that the firmware had a new version out!
I love my Sony RX10 M4, best thing since sliced bread.......
I agree, once fixed it is a great do it all camera!
Thanks for the info on doing the firmware update but as I looked on my camera it is already on version 2.
So it looks like I have to stay in manual all the time.
Camera has a lot of settings. might try a reset?
Mine does everything I need it to do, good luck.....
Crazy I did do a factory reset and if anything it made it far worse.
I have a feeling I might have got the one that just isn't quite right yet still works.
The other day I went out with our photo group and out of 154 shot less than 50 were workable.
But not one setting was changed yet I got different results.
Today after I watch a few youtubey things I done a few setting changes to what they were saying.
I then went outside and set up a tape and place a small eraser and a battery plastic holder on a flat surface about 5 foot off the ground.
Stepped back 10 foot and took a shot of each and went back about 10 foot until I reached 40 foot.
Each time I adjusted the zoom to get it right.
Then I thought I should put the camera on full zoom and doing all over again as this would give me a true shot.
Done it and downloaded the shots and the results were good and pleasing.
Tomorrow I will try a few shots over the road as I live across fro a wetlands with ducks and waterbirds in it. So this will be the final test.
If this does fail I know I will need to put it in to be looked at as I will be about ready to throw it away if this all fails.
I will keep you posted on the results.
I done a focus test the other day and went from 10 feet away and then added 10 feet until I was 40 feet away from an eraser and a camera battery plastic holder box.
I adjusted the zoom on all of these and I got a quite a good result even to the longest distance.
But I thought this wasn't a real test so I re done it on all the same length again but with the zoom fully out.
To my surprise I got a good result even at 10 feet away.
The next day I went over to the wetlands and here I got a few hit and missed but over all it was good.
I am now much more happier with this camera.
Posting up the shot of the full zoom at 10 feet away.
I'veused it for a year. Fantastic all arounder!
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