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Old Mar 16, 2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default HIGH ISO Question - FZ35

I own a FZ35... and have seen a mode called "HIGH SENSITIVITY".
This mode shoots from ISO ranges 1600-6400.
There are times when I'm pushed to use this mode, but the image is shot @ 3MP.
Is there a way I can shoot using 12MP in this mode?.
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Is there a way I can get this range of ISO (say ISO80-ISO6400) in "P" mode?

I asked the same question in another forum as well.
Did not get much response. I'm posting it here, since I've seen more FZ35 users in this forum.

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Old Mar 16, 2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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Hi Mithunbabu, I haven't researched that specific mode (high sensitivity) for the FZ35. I generally set my camera for an ISO of no more than 200. I know that when the ISO gets up into the 800 plus area I see lots of "noise" in the photo. I would imagine that 1600 to 6400 would look pretty grainy. There are plenty of folks here that will be of better help than me. Just stay tuned to the site.
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Old Mar 16, 2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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mithunbabu-

The High Sensitivity mode automatically decreases the camera's resolution, in an attempt to reduce image deterioration. In the Program Mode you can only go as high as ISO 1600.

In actual practice, I have found the ISO 800 is about as high as you want to go on the ISO scale, and the image suffers from noise reduction smearing.

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Old Mar 16, 2010, 2:46 PM   #4
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Default HIGH ISO Question - FZ35

Thanks for the reply guys....
I like the amount of light I get in the night in "High Sensitivity" mode.
Even @ ISO 3400... some shots come out really well....
and if I run denoise, they come out really well for computer viewing atleast...
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Thanks for the reply guys....
I like the amount of light I get in the night in "High Sensitivity" mode.
Even @ ISO 3400... some shots come out really well....
and if I run denoise, they come out really well for computer viewing atleast...
I recently attended the opening ceremonies for my grandson's Little League games. These were held inside a gym due to inclement weather. My subjects were 50-75 yds away in this fairly dark gym. I shot in "high sensitivity" at iso 3200 at 18X zoom. The pictures came out just fine, and look great on my computer. I'm sure they wouldn't stand much enlargement but the results I got are a lot better than no picture at all.

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You're entirely right, Jack-

The High Sensitivity Mode is a good one to keep in mind for those situations where you just have to get the photo.

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I would not put any small sensor pass 800iso as this is their upper limits, even though they have 3200 and 6400 iso, it is really a marketing thing.
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