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Hi, I've got a Canon A480 digital point and shoot, which I'm quite happy with. I want to go around the neighborhood at night and take some pictures of the Christmas light displays, but I don't think any of the supplied settings (night snapshot, indoor, fireworks...) will work. The nightime setting is meant to be used against night lights with a  person in the foreground.

Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks. I do have a manual, but I'm not sure what settings to use.
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set it to manual, turn off the flash (pg13) and make some test images.
 if not ok, choose a higher/lower iso setting  (lower means longer exposition time, so you need to hold it stable, on tripod)
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Thanks, I'll try that.
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post a nice one !
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ha ha, will do.
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