ISO set at 400 on bright sunny day? Why? How to set to 100-200

Please advise what the auto settings are for ISO on a P4Adv/Pro?
On a bright sunny day i would have though 100 ISO for a 1/300th or 1/400th capture speed would have been possible and provided the best quality images.
However, i have just seen my images are all taken at 400 ISO (NOT GOOD/GRAINY) and although not blurry, not the desired settings.
Please explain how I can get a MAX ISO setting of 200, still take images at speed, and not be in danger of blurred images??
P.S. I did not have “Low Light” on.

DroneDeploy is ISO 100 by default unless you enable the low-light setting (ISO 400) or defer camera control to DJI.

Many thanks for reply.

Therefore, if all controls are reliant on Dronedeploy (ie not set ON to use DJI settings for Focus etc) is there any way of knowing Aperture, and Shutter speed settings used, before downloading imagery?

Obviously, I’m trying to fly as fast as possible, but get the sharpest images with a low ISO (NOT above 200)…and know all is ok before completing 3hr missions. I’d be grateful if you can advise all other default settings (Aperture 5.6?, Shutter Speed, AutoFocus infinity???..) settings.

Does a paid version offer more statistics/analytics options?

Thanks so much for the help.

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As far as I know ISO is the only parameter that is static and the rest are as they would be in Auto. If you’re just talking about camera settings there isn’t any additional functionality in a paid account.

Is that correct @Kaitlin_Blando, @Erika_Houseman?


Grateful for the prompt responses.

Sincerely, Graeme Heinrich

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So, to be 100% clear, on a P4Adv Drone:

  1. Default ISO is 100

  2. Based on DD settings used (ie DJI Go4 App not flicked on for Focus or etc) ISO 100 and Infinity Focus is set?

  3. Shutter Speed is not known until imagery is taken from SD Card and viewed on Computer?

  4. Flight speed cannot be adjusted mid flight to allow for dimmer conditions?

  5. No indication on screen is given as to shutter speed during flight?

  6. There is no “pause/Resume” button on mapping mission?

  7. There is no way of knowing motion blur mid flight and allowing for it manually or automatically to gain the clearest imagery?

  8. All unfinished flight lines on a parallel gridded mapping mission are reflown from the start of that line (no way to “resume at last image taken” point)? **This is a real battery burner for larger missions. I wish you could resolve :blush:


P.S. DD got me out of trouble on the 3rd day of flying a job in Japan. Imagery was MISSED (not triggered) and Flight Lines JUMPED on 2 other softwares. So thanks for the help in allowing me to get that done!!

Graeme Heinrich




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