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Old Nov 25, 2007, 6:42 PM   #1
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Anyone have any tips on improving image quality on S8000FD? I have tried all available features and not happy with image quality.
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 7:33 PM   #2
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Improve in what way?

You need to post a few unhappy pics, so we can see what the problem is.

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Old Nov 25, 2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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I haven't been happy with mine either. I had a 3MP fuji that this is replacing, and the old camera took better pics, IMO. My manual focus was not working nor would the autofocus work at all times, so I sent mine in for warranty repair. They got it Friday, I'll know withing a few days if there's a problem..I had even installed the driver update!
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 8:03 PM   #4
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Here's a good example of poor image quality. This was shot at max zoom under ideal light conditions. The image appears soft to me. This was set at standard image sharpness, but I have shot in "P" mode with the camera set to sharp and still get soft images espcially with people
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 8:04 PM   #5
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Looks like I'll need a crash course in how to send a picture to this forum. I see the file size is limited to about 250 kB ad my pictures are 20 times this size.
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Download and re-size...works great - it's free.

http://www.irfanview.com/

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Old Dec 10, 2007, 7:28 PM   #7
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Sorry it took so long to get back to this. i've been studying various ways to send and post pictures

This pix was shot at full zoom, hand held.

I may be expecting too much from the optical image stabilizer, or not? This image is not as sharp as I'd like
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 9:09 PM   #8
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Hi coloradoice, I didn't see the picture that you described.
But I agree that my camera isn't up to snuff in low level lighting.
On the otherhand, I won't flash the firmware which is supposed to correct this.
At least not until I get the AC adapter (ordered it last month), I'm probally being over-cautious.
Did you upgrade the firmware?

I've attached an example of poor lighting and of medium lightiing.
The portion of the images are cropped to stay at 100% original size.
Have a look and let me know if the image on the left is what your talking about.

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Old Dec 12, 2007, 11:00 PM   #9
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I also own the s8000 and have discovered to avoid the "auto" setting at all cost especially with indoor shots and flash. If you turn the knob dial to "P", your results will look a a lot better and you can use any ISO you want. "Auto" defaults at 800 ISO which is way to high to use with flash IMHO
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 8:22 PM   #10
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OK now maybe I can post some pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?saved=1

Hopefully this link will get you to some pictures taken with the S8000FD



Now I'm a bit puzzled because the qulaity of the pictures on the website (Flickr) is much sharper than what I was observing from either Photoshop elements or the FinePix viewer. Can anyone explain why this might be?

A little info here. These 5 pictures were taken under very cold conditions: single digits. The shutter and zoom mechanism worked without any noticeable difference compared to room temps. Battery lfe is shortened but thats to be expected.

Another question: I was wondering if there is some way to "retreive" all the features that were selected for each picture: for example what mode was used P, A, S, M etc. Photometry settings; zoom factor;Quality settings; ISOetc.? Is it possible to retreive all such detail?



It has also been my experience that the P mode provides the best images.
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