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Old Jul 13, 2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default CP5400 - Sample Pic with a Problem

Hi folks! This my first post. Got the CP5400 about 2 weeks ago and was itching to try it out. Managed to do so yesterday at the local zoo.

The attached pic of a pair of black swans was one of the last I took for for the day. (It was 7 pm and the swans had just gotten into bed!)

It is cropped but otherwise unretouched. At 100% viewing size, there seems to be some bleeding at the edges where bright red beak meets black feathers.



Picture Info
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CAMERA : E5400V1.3
METERING : MATRIX
MODE : P
SHUTTER : 1/7sec
APERTURE : F4.6
EXP +/- : -0.3
FOCAL LENGTH : f24.0mm(X1.0)
IMG ADJUST : AUTO
SENSITIVITY : ISO100
WHITEBAL : AUTO
SHARPNESS : AUTO
DATE : 12.07.2003 18:53
QUALITY : 2592x1944 FINE
SATURATION : 0
FOCUS AREA : CENTER

I have a few questions that I hope some of the folks here with vaster digicam experience can answer.

Is this a problem that is inherent with the digital technology? Where does it come from? Is it the CCD?
Or the image processing/compression firmware in the 5400 camera?
Or is it just this particular unit that I have and I should send it back to Nikon.

If the problem is the inexperience of the photographer, are there any particular camera settings that will eliminate or minimize such artifacts?

Now that the picture has been taken and it is unlikely that I will have the opportunity to take it again, what sort of image processing technique should I use to touch it up? I know I can do a manual pixel-by-pixel manipulation but that would be tedious and the result may be unsatisfactory and unconvincing. Perhaps there is something more elegant and efficient that can be applied to the picture to remove the bleeding?

Thanks!
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 2:00 PM   #2
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One question not very related to your questions.

When Shutter speed is 1/7", Do you use a tripod?
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Old Jul 13, 2003, 2:24 PM   #3
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Yes, I always use a tripod and sometimes I even use the timer together with the tripod.
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Old Jul 14, 2003, 11:30 AM   #4
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I would have the camera replaced. But be warned, the 5400 has some serious soft image problems.
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