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Old Sep 17, 2012, 8:23 PM   #1
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Default Standard vs. Natural setting FZ200

Hmmm - I noticed this while searching for picture quality settings in the FZ200 owners manual. The 'NATURAL' setting ( where my camera was factory set to) renders, as the manual says, a "soft effect with low contrast" -- maybe good for some situations, but seems to me that the 'STANDARD' setting would produce sharper, or at least less 'softer' photos from this camera, this all being as my first beginner photos seem a little limp. Well, I shall try out this 'standard setting' and also some of the other in-camera settings that will help to tell the tale of: Is the FZ200 good enough to hang with the FZ150??

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G'day Dave

Most digi cams have a set of choices like this & after you explore them you will no doubt select the one that suits your 'eye'

In my case I like the Vivid setting - for me it's more like colour slides than colour prints
Let us know how you go

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It has a similar effect in the FZ-150- with the "natural" setting pulling up the shadows- hence the lower contrast.
I use the "standard" mode and dial in +1 on the NR.
Of course in "iA"- the camera figures it all out by itself- and in good light and for static subjects,I find myself using it more and more...!
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Thanks for your replies and suggestions! I will try them all, and once satisfied that I'm getting the best out of the camera – I'll start concentrating on lighting, composition, etc. and post some winners!
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