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3200 ASA setting when using AUTO mode

Dakota Kid

Santa Clara, US
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Dakota Kid Registered since 14th Jun 2012
Thu 14-Jun-12 04:48 AM

I recently purchased a refurbished D5100 and noticed that in AUTO mode, many, if not all of the pictures I take, are very grainy, then I noticed that the camera sets the ASA to 3200. Almost every flash picture I take the camera sets ASA to 3200. In P, S or A modes, the ASA numbers are set to a reasonable number, 200 or 400 or whatever ASA maximum number I set it for.

Is this the way the AUTO mode is supposed to work for the 5100, or do I have a defective camera? I have been searching on the web to see if other 5100 users have the same problem, but never found anyone having this problem.

I've used many Nikon digital cameras since 1999 from a coolpix 950, 4500, 8800 & D60 and non of those had a similar problem in AUTO mode.

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Reply message RE: 3200 ASA setting when using AUTO mode Dakota Kid
14th Jun 2012
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Reply message RE: 3200 ASA setting when using AUTO mode jpFoto
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               Reply message RE: 3200 ASA setting when using AUTO mode coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire”
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                         Reply message RE: 3200 ASA setting when using AUTO mode coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire”
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                                        Reply message RE: 3200 ASA setting when using AUTO mode Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library
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                                             Reply message RE: 3200 ASA setting when using AUTO mode Bob Chadwick Silver Member
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