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Old Jul 29, 2011, 10:16 AM   #11
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Just to experiment a bit I went down to S as resolution.
Now the noise somehow is acceptable and the pics sharper.

I shot also a couple of video, the quality was good but there is a bad sound in all video lenght,
even though I used center focus and I was indoor with any other noise around.
But yes this is not a vidoecam.

I do not know wether or not keep posting photos here.

I hope you can give an idea about what and how I should psot detail here on in flickr.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 5:34 AM   #12
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This morning I took the decision to "leave" EXR and Auto modes and use P mode plus going down to 12MP.

I begun to take pictures and I was really curious to see the results.

I just forgot to go down to 12MP so I shot some pics still at 16MP..
I am impressed about the quality in P mode compared to all the shots I made the last 2 days.

I post here also 2 pics of "birds" taken at full 30X, 16 MP and without tripod.

If I can keep this quality consistently, and also indoor pics are this level, then I will keep the cam for sure.

I have chosen P Mode, 12MP (except the birds), Noise Reduction Low, Auto Iso 400, Sharpness standard, Single AF, Center, Multi...

I saw the pics also in 100% and the noise was very low.

I need to understand this cam, thanks especially to photo5, for all the "tips and suggestions" I received by mail , and to all of you here in the forum.

I will test more and see what happen in not sunshine outdoors and in normal/low light indoors. You suggestions are still appeciated, also for "low light and night shots" in the future.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 10:33 AM   #13
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keeping the setting to auto 400 iso allowes you to get less blurred pictures. You should also play with image size L 4 to 3 to get the best image possible, sharpness soft and noise reduction low. play with tone hard as well since it gives it more contrast and color. keep color low. mess with the film simulation at this point.

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Old Jul 30, 2011, 11:11 AM   #14
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Hello,

About the roses, the focus point seems to be on the leaves...did you really use center focussing ?

Try also sharpness "hard" and "standard" on the same object and the same other settings
See what that brings

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Old Jul 30, 2011, 11:54 AM   #15
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See once you leave the auto modes with this camera you get really good results.

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Old Jul 30, 2011, 5:06 PM   #16
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@cresho
sharpness and noisr red. are already set like you wrote, tone and colours are default so far.

@sprint
I do not remember, but I think so (centered focus) It was just a bad place and maybe I pointed to high..
Sharpness is standard, hard not yet tried.

@photo5(Dave)
well sometimes what is obvious for some is not for others..
I am a beginner, and I felt safe in Auto/EXR.

@all of you..

I am not sure what is best. 16MP or 12MP..
16MP is 4:3 while 12MP is 16:9.

photo5 suggested 16:9 which I will try.. but maybe somebody has other experience with other resolutions too.

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For the size, it depends on what monitor you are viewing your pics, wide screen or the older version 4:3.
12 Mp is what i prefer, so the sensor has a litte extra to do noise handeling
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 3:40 AM   #18
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Thanks sprint, I have only HD wide screen monitors at home.
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Old Aug 1, 2011, 1:42 PM   #19
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@ all of you guys who helped me to try getting the best out of the cam, I have to say that I still have "unregular" quality with my pics.
I am in P mode and playing around with settings provided me by some of you.
I like the cam (hardware) a lot, the buttons are placed in a very friendly way, there are 100 options, and hot shoe and all you need from a cam.

It's probably me the "problem", or the cam is buggy, which I do not believe.

Anyway I will take it with me on my trip, and see how it goes.
Regardless what I will do with it, I wanna thank you all for the great help and patience.

My actual setup is:
P mode
12MP 16:9, DR400, Sharpness hard, Noise R. low, Focus center, Quality F, Auto ISO800, Metering is multi/spot, colour and tone default, film simulation Velvia.
I miss contrast, sharpness in many pics... though.

Now it's vacation time.
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Old Aug 1, 2011, 3:21 PM   #20
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Hello

Go fo for "Noise R Standard ",
"Metering = Spot" ( no multi, i have no good experiences with this)
Color = Hard
DR = 200
Tone =Standard
AE = Spot
AF = continu

The rest is the same here


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