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Sony RX100M3 why can't I select drive mode while in manual setting?

Discussion in 'Other >= 1" Sensor Cameras' started by TomRocket, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. TomRocket

    TomRocket New to SC

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    Why can't I select drive mode while in manual setting?
     
  2. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    I don't know, it seems to work OK on my RX100 mk I

    I just select M on the top dial, then press the left side of the rear control wheel to access drive modes. There's no apparent restriction, it even seems to work in Bulb mode.

    I doubt that the menu system differs between the RX100 variants in this respect, so something else may be restricting drive mode selection. I can't see what though, as the manual suggests that the drive modes available in PASM modes are the same. The only function you lose with M mode is Exposure Compensation.

    Welcome to the site, btw.

    -R
     
  3. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    I can select drive mode on my Rx100 mIII, I am in manual, I hit the FN button and I can change the drive mode to all the given settings. So, something isn't quite right with your camera.
     
  4. TomRocket

    TomRocket New to SC

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    Dec 13, 2015
    R...thanks for the response. When I set the M and hit the left rear control dial, the screen just goes black. If I go through the function key, drive mode is grayed out when in M mode. Wish it worked. I like having it set a 2 seconds and let it take the photo. Keeps the camera nice and steady for certain shots.

    TR
     
  5. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    I did what you just said, hit the left rear control dial and was taken to the drive menu and can select any setting, I also use the 2 second mode a lot. Maybe there is a way of resetting your camera, because the MIII can do this, as mine is.
     
  6. TomRocket

    TomRocket New to SC

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    Dec 13, 2015
    Lucille, when I try that, I get this message........."This operation or setting not available as follows.....ISO....MultiFrame NR". I think it is somehow linked to some setting.

    TR
     
  7. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    G o into your menu and turn off all noise reduction settings.
     
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  8. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    I found your problem under the menu for ISO you cant be in multi frame wich is iso auto, you can be in auto, but not iso auto.
     
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  9. TomRocket

    TomRocket New to SC

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    Lucille........I figured it out a minute before your suggestion. It is tied into NR. Works now! Spent a couple of hours messing with it last night.
    Glad it is working. I took some M mode photos last night of the night sky and they turned out really great. Wanted to use the 2 sec drive mode
    and just could not get it to work. I'll use it again tonight. I just bought this camera a couple of weeks ago and still figuring it out. Thanks so much
    for the help.

    TR
     
  10. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    Honey, the Rx100 MIII is a very powerful feature packed little jewel of a camera with a superb lens, you made a great purchase and will enjoy this tiny easy to carry everywhere camera. The features and menu's do take some learning, but the files will reward you.

    Good luck,
    Hepkitty
     
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  11. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    For what it's worth, I just tried manual mode with multi-frame NR selected and the (lack of) drive mode functionality of the RX100 mk 1 is the same.

    Glad you worked out what was causing the problem.

    -R
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015