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Old Aug 19, 2009, 8:12 PM   #1
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Default ZS1/TZ-6 A Bit More Complicated than You Expected

Whether it be the TZ-6/ZS1 or the TZ-7/ZS3 exposure indoors can be tricky. Outdoor photos are no problem at all. It is in indoor photos that things seem to slide toward the negative side of things.

There are really several issues to take into consideration:

(1) Stay away from increasing the sharpness.

(2) Respect the flash range of your camera. The ZS1/ZS3 cameras do well at a range of 12 to 14 feet when set to ISO 100. if you set ISO Auto the flash range will extend out to about 20 feet.

(3) Keep things simple. Then start implementing one change at a time and testing with photos to verify the changes you have made.

(4) Please keep in mind that the FZ-28 and FZ-35/38 are much more tolerent of changes that the ZS1/ZS3 cameras.

Here is a flash photo that worked well when the rules were observed.

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Old Aug 21, 2009, 1:44 AM   #2
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You can't control sharpness on the ZS1/ZS3. There is no Picture Adjustment settings (Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Noise Reduction). Since the camera only offers AUTO mode, by design the camera will control everything. Really bad IMO.At one point I was seriously considering buying the ZS3 but I have changed my mind.
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Hi Tullio-

Yep, that is why the FZ-series cameras have so much better image quality!

Have a wonderful day.

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