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Old Dec 28, 2010, 4:21 PM   #1
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I am seriously looking at purchasing the FZ40 camera. Could any current FZ40 users provide some posted photo samples using the "High ISO Scene Mode."

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Old Dec 28, 2010, 7:18 PM   #2
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Hi Sarah Joyce, what kind of subject should be taken with that mode? I'm happy to try it out.
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Mick-

It is a Scene Mode designed to be used in low light level photo environments. There are a number of photo samples on www.flickr.com using the "High ISO" Scene Mode that are very impressive.

And BTW, I went ahead and ordered my FZ40 today, 28 December 2010.

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Hi sarah Joyce, well done on the purchase, I'll be looking forward to learning from your experiences with it. I'll try that mode out for my own interest anyway.
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Well my FZ40 arrived an hour ago. As soon as a got a small charge on the battery I tested the "High ISO" Scene Mode. It works quite nicely as you can see from this photo sample taken at ISO 3200.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pa...57_NmFSk-L.jpg

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Wow, that did turn out well! I'll definitely have to try it too.
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Wow, that did turn out well! I'll definitely have to try it too.
It's worth checking this thread out as the small photo shown (for those who will click external links rather than ignoring them unless embedded) is no good at showing quality.

Why a resized photo is no use in showing camera quality

I'm not saying that the camera can't or can do good ISO 3200 shots but too many people get misled with good looking low res photos rather than seeing the real deal.
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Hi Mark-

Please understand that this is a 3mp Scene Mode feature of the FZ cameras. I will be happy to post a 100% crop for the pixel peepers. No problem.

This 100% crop still looks pretty good considering that this is a 3mp photo.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pa...6_ERk34-XL.jpg

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Old Dec 30, 2010, 7:37 PM   #9
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This is another "High ISO Scene Mode" photo sample.

This sample used ISO 1600, making it still prety impressive as well.

[B]http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pa...5_axAjQ-XL.jpg[B]

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Thanks Sarah, that works better to give other members a real idea. Pixel peeping or not, the original photo would have suggested they could do a pretty decent size print as it looks clean at web size. The crop and knowing it is only 3mp removes that confusion.
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