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Intelligent ISO - does it work? (1 Viewer)


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Intelligent ISO is supposed to work like Auto ISO, but increases the ISO further if the subject is moving, so that the shutter speed can be increased.

I tried it today, but shutter speeds seemed about the same as with Auto ISO. Has anyone found that it works? Perhaps the birds weren't moving enough to activate it. Or perhaps they were to small in the frame?

I'm using a TZ80, but I imagine it works similarly in all the Lumix models.
Never tested, sorry. I would imagine it is about whether the camera moves? Or maybe it only works if you are working in tracking mode as well.

I have to admit I have tended to leave auto iso on. Perhaps the reason you observed no change is because all the settings were suitable for the shot and it didn’t need to change. I started photography with film when something like 100 iso was pretty standard and we went to 400 for sport or in low light. Once it was in the camera you were stuck with a whole roll. Digital cameras can produce great results at much higher iso than this and quite likely the auto iso is just sticking with something that gives good quality within the range of shooting you were doing.
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