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Old Aug 21, 2010, 7:00 PM   #11
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AVCHD video looks great. I wish there was a way to show it here.

I think Panasonic has built the camera more towards to video side and lost quality on the still picture side. If the quality were as good as the FZ35 I'd definitely keep it but now it looks like I'm leaning toward returning it. I've only had it for a couple of days so I still have time to experiment.

Any advice on "better" settings is appreciated.
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I think Panasonic has built the camera more towards to video side and lost quality on the still picture side. If the quality were as good as the FZ35 I'd definitely keep it but now it looks like I'm leaning toward returning it. I've only had it for a couple of days so I still have time to experiment.

Any advice on "better" settings is appreciated.
Thinking along the same line here... I don't know what to do. I tried the HS10 a month ago. Picture quality about the same imho, maybe a touch better. It was the horrible lag time between taking pictures that was the deal breaker there.
At least B&H, I don't think has a restocking fee. HS10 cost me $60 to return it to Newegg.
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I got mine from B&H also. We have 15 days. At this rate it may be well before the 15 is up.
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Have you tried this?

page 81 of the manual
to avoid noise, we recommend reducing the ISO sensitivity, setting NOISE REDUCTION in FILM MODE towards (+) or setting the items except NOISE REDUCTION towards (-) to take pictures.

I was reading elsewhere on one of the forums to set Noise Reduction to -2 and that was what I was trying today, but it looks like, according to the manual to do just the opposite.
I'm going to give that a try.
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You guys are doing a service to the rest of us with very practical and non technical opinions of the FZ100. Personally, I have high hopes for the success of this camera but I'm trying to stay open minded.

Thanks for your continued reporting!

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pl. continue to upload the images so that people like me can see the difference and get help in deciding the camera ..its really a great help from all of you...thanks..
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 7:05 AM   #17
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I think I tried setting NR to -2 and leaving the others at 0.

I know reducing ISO helps - leaving it at 100 clears it up but what do you do for lower light?

I'll post a few shots this afternoon with NR at +2

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Have you tried this?

page 81 of the manual
to avoid noise, we recommend reducing the ISO sensitivity, setting NOISE REDUCTION in FILM MODE towards (+) or setting the items except NOISE REDUCTION towards (-) to take pictures.

I was reading elsewhere on one of the forums to set Noise Reduction to -2 and that was what I was trying today, but it looks like, according to the manual to do just the opposite.
I'm going to give that a try.
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 8:23 AM   #18
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Have you tried this?

page 81 of the manual
to avoid noise, we recommend reducing the ISO sensitivity, setting NOISE REDUCTION in FILM MODE towards (+) or setting the items except NOISE REDUCTION towards (-) to take pictures.

I was reading elsewhere on one of the forums to set Noise Reduction to -2 and that was what I was trying today, but it looks like, according to the manual to do just the opposite.
I'm going to give that a try.
This is confusing - but I'll try both
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Just got out of bed and thought I'd try this.
Nothing fancy. Took a picture of some artificial flowers. No flash, ISO 800. The only settings changed through each picture was NR. Went from -1, -2, 0, +1, +2. The first picture is at 0 to show the original composition. the rest of them were cropped to show the one flower. and go from -1, -2, +1, +2.
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Looks like +2 in NR makes it smoother looking.
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