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Old Oct 21, 2012, 2:17 PM   #31
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moose69- I succumbed to the charms of the XZ-1....lol...

Very happy overall with the cam'- and no issue with battery life.
IQ of jpeg's very good indeed, with great balance between noise reduction and detail. Nice lens also.
All I need is some decent weather to go and play...

Here's a "before and after" shot..!
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Excellent captures. Color, focus, contrast all look spot-on. Well done. You have provided nice proof of what that little camera can do.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 3:05 PM   #33
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 3:16 PM   #34
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I've used a couple of other people's XZ-1 and was really impressed for a camera this size but I thought the price was a bit too much.
I just got mine from Amazon for $199 and just in time for a workshop I am teaching next week in Florida.
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Hoaxster.... I hope you have fun with your new camera.
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I've used a couple of other people's XZ-1 and was really impressed for a camera this size but I thought the price was a bit too much.
I just got mine from Amazon for $199 and just in time for a workshop I am teaching next week in Florida.
That is a good deal that you snagged. Where in Florida is your workshop?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 7:55 AM   #37
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Default Poor Pictures from my XZ-1

I purchased an XZ-1 (upgrade from an old Cannon SD 790 IS) in October for a wedding, big family Thanksgiving and Christmas with a new granddaughter. So far I am VERY disappointed in the large number of grainy and blurry pictures I get. I have read lots of tips and can not seem to get good pictures . Today reviewing Christmas pictures I again need to delete 40% of them. I tried to take a picture of my tree from 20' in a well light room but never got a picture in focus and gave up after many tries and many settings (I may try M focus today). I pick up my old cannon and the 1st shot is perfect . I find the iAuto just does not work for me. Most of the shots I took were indoors but not in real low light. I (and my wife) are both upset about Christmas pictures that turned out poorly. They are grainy or out of focus and full of motion blur. I read all the good reviews and I have given the XZ-1 lots of chances to prove itself but it continues to fail me. (outdoor sunny shots are GREAT but a $99 camera can do that.)

Is this a very tricky point and shoot to use?
Is the iAuto just BAD?
Is my XZ-1 broken?

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 7:45 PM   #38
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Maybe your XZ-1 has a problem...?
Maybe check a few things-
Check your AF options- AF,Macro,Super macro,Tracking,Manual etc.
Check your AF area- you can select AF area or use multi-area.
Check your image stabilizer is switched on.
Check iso setting out of iAuto.
Check your metering options.

Maybe you could upload one of your dodgy images and supply the exif data for us to examine...

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Agree with Simon. The XZ-1 is cabable of excellent photos, so either the camera has a problem, or the settings are not appropriate for the situation. Posting the bad pics with the exif data would be the first step to correct the problem.
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Sorry been busy with a snow storm. I can post some bad photos.

Another question..if I 'reset' the settings from the menu does it reset ALL settings? I want to go back to 'factory' settings sometimes.
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