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Old Jan 22, 2010, 6:45 PM   #1
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Because there has been no Panny ZR-1 photos posted in the folder, and because I just purchased one, here is a sample photo.

It was taken in the Sunset Scene Mode and I was impressed by how well the camera handled the sunset.

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Old Jan 22, 2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Here is another sample photo from the ZR-1, taken under existing light. I had trouble controlling the focus point. The exposure was F 3.3 at 1/4 of a second, ISO 400.

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Old Jan 22, 2010, 11:11 PM   #3
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But, add a little light from the Zr-1's built-in flash unit and the photo begins to look better. The exposure was F 3.3 1/30th of a second at 100ISO. With a little light we got a substantial change in image quality.

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yea, it really did improve it. and the white balance with the flash looks good.

though the white balance is off on the first camera pic, and its a tad soft. for a shutter speed of 1/4 its pretty darn good!, that new OIS system seems to be working really well.
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Sorry Sarah, I personally did not like how the ZR1 handled the sunset shot. The image is far from clear. Colors are OK but the ocean is smudged and so are the clouds. Nothing seems to be on focus. Perhaps you need to adjust some camera settings but going by the first two shots, I'd say stay away from this one. As Hards80 pointed out, the WB on the first camera shot is way off, which means the camera has a hard time dealing with indoor light in AUTO WB. One of Panasonic strengths has been the OIS system. It's usually very effective and it seems like the ZR1 is no exception.
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 10:28 AM   #6
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Hi Tullio-

I agree with you. There is a disturbing overall softness to the photo. Howerver, it was the last photo of the evening, when there was the least light in the series of 8 sunset photos. Here is the first photo in the series, which I initially felt was a bit too bright.

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This shot certainly has more definition. The camera renders colors well. To make the image look less bright, you might want to consider cropping the top a little less (leave more sky). As you move up, the sky should go from bright orange to blue, braking up the intensity of colors giving the image more dimension. That of course, is just a suggestion.
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Great suggestion, Tullio-

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