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Exposure value compensation

Christopher Kierkus (dpreview, Panasonic forum, 1 March 2004)...

Exposure: most of us seem to find -1/3 to -2/3 works best. I usually use -1/3 on cloudy days, 0 or -1/3 on indoor pictures and -2/3 on bright, outdoor shots.
Doug Wilcox (alternate photo-gallery) (Yahoo! FZ10 group, 18 June 2004)...

Digital cameras being a positive medium like slides likes to be a bit under exposed. {By contrast, a colour negative for print photography is a negative medium}. You can always lighten the image in {an image manipulation program like} PhotoShop or Elements but if it is over exposed the details are usually gone and cannot be corrected.

David Fong 2009-09-04