I do not know any of the cameras you mention but it might help to mention that most DSLRs have an analogue display which when in Manual tells you how far the meter thinks you are off the right exposure by deviating from the central "correct" position..
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If they have a manual mode, then they have some means of indicating exposure bias. The Canon S5 IS does have a manual mode and has the standard needle and scale model. 2 stops with marks every 1/3 stop displayed on the LCD..
My Fuji F31fd has an M mode, but as the manual says M is an automatic mode&.
Thanks for your responses. Reading around, some people mention that learning to read the histogram can help - what are your thoughts on this?..
I often use the histogram for setting manual exposure. It is probably more useful than a simple exposure indicator because it provides a lot more information.Joel Orlinsky.
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Thanks for your responses. Reading around, some people mention thatlearning to read the histogram can help - what are your thoughts onthis?.
If it is a live histogram, then yes, there is much more information than from the simple needle/scale display. If it is a histogram of the shot just taken, then you can use that information to correct a poor exposure on the next shot..
Thanks, I've had a look around at how to read the histogram and it seems to be a very useful tool. Most cameras in this class seem to have live histogram functionality, so I'll start to make use of it. ..