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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-08-2009

Canon Powershot SX100 IS

I have a Canon Powershot SX100 IS camera and would like to blur the background while keeping the subject in focus...achieve bokeh.  Does anyone know the settings I would need to use?  Shutter speed, aperture, etc.?  Please advise.  Thanks!

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Posts: 1,418
Registered: ‎08-28-2009

Re: Canon Powershot SX100 IS

Portrait mode is your best bet if you want to fiddle around but it's not really possible to get decent Bokeh with the lenses used in P&S cameras.

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Registered: ‎01-15-2009

Re: Canon Powershot SX100 IS

If the camera supports aperture priority, set the aperture as wide open (low number) as possible.

 

Unfortunately, due to the small sensor size of P&S cameras (and the resulting very low focal lengths used to achieve a given field of view), P&S cameras generally have incredibly deep depth of field even when wide open, so they aren't very good for photographic situations where a shallow DOF is desired.

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