I have never been able to take that great clear non flash photo of my 1/43rd models can anyone out there give us some advice would be much appreciated
Hey alfa....sorry for the late reply back to you. Jayfield's is quite right. To get as much of the car in focus from the front to back, you are best off to position your camera further away from the model. Setting the camera on a tripod is ideal to minimize vibration (which results in poorer focus). Use as much optical zoom (no digital) as you can to fill out your viewfinder (LCD screen in your case) to compose your photo. Although the camera specs says you can take pictures as close as 4 cm, you might want to try from a distance of 20 to 35 cm (that's what I typically use for shooting 1/43 models). I think what I would try it to attempt to take the pics at 2x zoom. The more zoom you use, the more light is lost traveling through the lens of the camera (I hope this isn't getting too technical!).