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Old Oct 7, 2009, 5:23 PM   #1
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I went to a TV shop today to look at a Panasonic set which took my SDHC card straight into a side slot. Amazing! I have never seen my pics look so good, 42" screen. I only took my card to see if it worked ok, with some grab shots I took of a football match in poor conditions at 200 mm. Just blew my mind, I didnt think my outfit was capable of that level of quality. It makes me realize that these cameras are far better than we think looking at them on our P Cs. Cant wait to see what some of my good shots look like.
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Old Oct 9, 2009, 5:00 PM   #2
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The TV downsampled the images on your card to fit the screen. I'm pleased that your photos looked so good on the TV, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find an image that didn't.
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 3:44 AM   #3
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The TV downsampled the images on your card to fit the screen. I'm pleased that your photos looked so good on the TV, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find an image that didn't.
Hi TCav,
I'm not sure that I can go along with this entirely. Are you saying that if my lens was soft focus or my images had hand shake through the VR not working, or they were over exposed with burnt out highlights and
skies, they would still look great at 42" ?. If thats the case then my avatar taken by my Mother in 1945 with a Kodak Brownie box camera should look exellent at 42 " I do agree however that any well taken picture in the right conditions with any make of modern camera would probably look excellent. What you have to realise is that my generation of photography nuts find this technology fantastic, my only regret is that I didnt have anything as good when my wife was young, as she was a real stunner and I never got many shots good enough to do her justice plus I couldn't afford studio photo's. I do hope what you say is right as I'm getting a similar TV then I wll be able to look at her on 42".
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No. If they were underexposed or overexposed, they'd still be underexposed or overexposed when seen on a TV. But, yes, if the lens is soft or the focus is off or there's CA and motion blur due to camera shake, maybe even motion blur due to subject movement, they'd still look great on a TV.

The 4288x2848 images from your D5000 are being downsampled for display on a 1920x1080 TV. Each pixel on the TV will contain image data from about seven pixels in the image your d5000 created, and many flaws will simply be lost in the process of reducing the general detail of the image. Generally, the loss of detail is bad, but sometimes the loss of detail can hide flaws, and that's what's happening.

I'm sure you've seen posts here when people are complaining about some aspect of an image or images they took, and post some examples that are reduced in resolution. When we look at the posted images, we can't see the flaws and ask the OP to post some 100% crops. The 100% crops are to eliminate the effect of downsampling, which is masking the flaws.

The same effect happens when you put a CD of photos into a DVD player. The Panasonic TV eliminates the middlemen, but the process is still the same.
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 5:18 PM   #5
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TCav, good info and very interesting. What I have noticed is that when I print an A4 off of a picture I'm not 100% happy with it very often amazes me how sharp and detailed it is, I guess it's the same effect?
Having said that, I am now very happy that on TV and in print I'm getting same great results, I dont know what else I can ask for.
I'm going to start a Memory thread in Digicam help, that you could probably help me with if you dont mind.
I could follow on here but it may get moved.
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Hey. If nobody says anything about What point and shoot should I buy? they'd have a heck of a nerve saying something about this thread.
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