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Old Sep 26, 2010, 5:29 PM   #11
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I just bought mine a few days ago and I too am unhappy! All indoor pics with flash, etc are off on color and blurry. I am ready to return it!
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 6:43 PM   #12
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Indoor flash photos that are blurry and with a color cast really sounds like two problems. (1) Check you WB setting, AWB should work fine when using the camera's built-in flash unit. (2) Select the proper mode and watch the shutter speed. This is the item that blurs the photos. Ideally you should be in the "P" or Programed Auto Mode and the camera to subject distance should be 12 feet or less. When the Shutter Release is half pressed, the shutter speed that the camera will use is shown right on the LCD or on the EVF, please be sure that it is 1/30 or faster.

Please adjust those two item and let us know how you are getting along.

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Old Sep 26, 2010, 7:10 PM   #13
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Thank you all for comments and suggestions.

Will1384,
I think your explanation fits my dissatisfaction with FZ35.
iA mode is supposed to be P&S but it doesn't give good pictures most of the time.
While there are many features and settings, it'd be much better if the iA mode at least matched P&S cameras quality and when you have time, play with settings and get feel of SLR. That way it'd be a bridge camera. What I find is FZ35 is more like SLR that you need to work on settings each time to get decent photos as one same setting gives different results with different pictures. If pictures are taken in auto mode, it's horrible most of the time and you have to remember all the settings in your head depending upon situation.
I am getting down to this: It is a P&S hybrid camera that you can't do P&S and needs work on settings like a SLR but can't get quality of SLR either.
I always had P&S cameras and this is the first semi-slr type camera.
May be this is because it's hard to move from P&S experience!!!

I'm totally agree with you!
To get great pics you have to avoid anything auto, specially IA mode and auto WB. Try using A mode, iso no more than 200 and set a manual WB
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 10:14 AM   #14
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Mystery if you're still intent on selling it.. Anandtech has a great trader site. I suggest you post there but look at the potential sellers heatware first.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 6:57 PM   #15
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well i believe that if you are willing to buy a camera like fz35 you should be thinking of spending a little more time knowing your camera than a point and shoot one, which is for everyone . If you get a fz35 just to use it in auto mode only ignoring the other modes is just foul for me , no offense , give us an update of what you did if u read this .
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well i believe that if you are willing to buy a camera like fz35 you should be thinking of spending a little more time knowing your camera than a point and shoot one
Problem is, this is a point and shoot camera, and the auto settings
should work as expected, they do not, I still have hope that maybe
a firmware or hack will fix it, but I am not going to hold my breath
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:07 AM   #17
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I'll try more settings next couple of weeks to decide if I want to keep it otherwise will sell this and go for a D5000 or Canon entry dslr.

Would like to know if there is a better place to sell other than Craigslist and Ebay.
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First, let me say that if you think you can take one of these DSLRs out of the box and obtain perfect pictures from the get go, you need to readjust your expectations or you'll be even more disappointed. You'll find taking many pictures of the same subject just to get the exposure right. Then you'll quickly realize that the lens(es) you have does (do) not give you the necessary reach to capture small objects from a far, which translates into more spending $$$ on lenses. You'll then have to buy a large bag to carry all that equipment with you, etc. etc. etc.

As for places to sell, there are some forums sites out there that offer a swap & sell forum. getdpi is one of them. Any online retailer that buys used equipment (i.e. Adorama, B&H, KEH, etc.), will give you peanuts for your equipment because they want to profit as much as they can from it. I'd also suggest Amazon since they have very high traffic and people trust them. The difference between Amazon and the other sites I mentioned is that on Amazon you sell your equipment, so you can charge a lot more for it as opposed to the other sites that buy the equipment from you and then re-sell it.
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