D5000 and shutter speed?
I'm new to cameras. I'm wondering if anyone can help on this. I left my camera on overnight during downloading to the computer. Prior to this everything was working fine. I could take shots at night without flash and the shutter seemed to be working find. I let the battery run all the way down, recharged it and now when I press the shutter button it seems to take the shot very slowly. And when I look at the pic. it looks like it is staying open for too long and before this batter running down it was at the normal shutter speed. I had the camera set for continuous shooting so I could hold down the shutter and it would click continuously. Now I hold down the shutter button and it will click continuously but at a much slower speed.
I hope I am making myself clear. How did the settings get changed and how do I get them back?
Thanks for any help.
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JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Thu 11-Nov-10 06:42 AM
Draining the battery all the way down was probably not a good thing. Now that it is powered back up, try the two-button reset.
Get an external card reader. They are much faster, and better than hooking the camera to the computer.
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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Thu 11-Nov-10 12:18 PM
I seriously doubt that you did anthing "bad" to the camera. AutoFocus in low light situations often takes longer and is more difficult for the camera to handle. Perhaps the new subjects that you photographed after the battery was run down were harder for the camera's autofocus system to acquire.
Try taking some shots in good light with contrasty subjects, and I'll bet that the camera works just as before. Cameras are not like flashlights where the light begins to dim as the battery drains. You either have a charge or you don't up until almost the very end.
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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Fri 12-Nov-10 02:22 AM
>"I left my camera on overnight during downloading to the computer."
>Bad idea. Another vote for a card reader.
But, definitely not of any concern for damage to your camera. It will work the way that it has always worked.