"Auto" mode for babies

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by alaios, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
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    Dear all
    my wife wants everything in auto and I was wondering what would be the right setting for capturing our baby.
    I was having her to put the camera either in superior auto, or intelligent auto. Both these autos set the camera to a shutter speed roughly around 1/60 that is not fast enough to capture a baby moving....

    Are there any other auto modes for this type of photoshooting or is just the shutter priority mode?

  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    If you want to stay somewhat auto there are preset modes under SCN. Perhaps "Sport" as it keeps the shutter speed high.
  3. Moshe

    Moshe TalkEmount Regular

    May 25, 2013
    Congratulations on your baby! My wife and I just had our first too, today he is 1 month old.

    How old is your baby?

    I would try using Dave's recommendation with a flash if using the kit lens and indoors. Otherwise getting a faster lens should help so that you don't have to use flash, which is what I am going to do.

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  4. Piyapat

    Piyapat New to TalkEmount

    Jul 25, 2013
    I found 50 mm. 1.8 make life much easier with kids.