Gosh, I am aghast, how dare I cast aspersions on you telephotic ability <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
I do feel as though my technical knowledge learnt from good old 126, 110 and 35 mm photograpy and developing are just lost these days. I even had a qualification in photodev from all those years ago. Technology is certainly taking the "common sense" skills away from us. I now realise the technolgy you are talking about as I was pretty amazed when I saw it.
I did read this:
<hr>...and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. The camera also selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings...<hr>
from the site you linked us too and have a feeling that the differing shots , the last sentence of my paraphrase leads me to conclude that with backlight in the form of a window and enclosed areas may effect the way the camera interprets the image before saving it to memory,
My conclusion then is.....get practising Al, get to see those Grand kids over on their visits and get some action shots. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>