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Old May 5, 2003, 9:37 PM   #1
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Default FZ1 and indoor pix-- user experiences please!

I am deciding between the FZ1 and the Pentax Optio 550. I am leaning toward the FZ1 but am worried about comments I've read re:indoor pix with flash-- I take a lot of these. Any thoughts?
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Old May 20, 2003, 12:48 PM   #2
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Here are some indoor shots I took w/ and w/o the flash:

http://www.jacobfam.net/gallery/Charis
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 12:58 PM   #3
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No. It's NOT for indoors!!
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 1:29 PM   #4
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No. It's NOT for indoors!!
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What is your reasoning?
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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Unless it's a very bright indoor enviroment. Not for normal households. I experienced serious noise problems, and occasionally focusing problems, which never with Oly 2100 before.

Please see below:

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...?p=55181#55181
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Old Jul 22, 2003, 11:31 AM   #6
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Unless it's a very bright indoor enviroment. Not for normal households.
This was taken indoors, in a normal (well, perhaps "semi-normal") household

http://www.jacobfam.net/gallery/albu...C_2003_NHJ.jpg

[I removed the image from the post in the interest of not being a browser hog]
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 5:11 AM   #7
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Default No. It's NOT for indoors!!

KW2003 , it would have been polite to answer PrmseKpr question without acting like a spolit child. Making a stupid comment like that only proves that maybe this camera is too advanced for you. May I suggest maybe a Kodak Box Brownie.
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 5:23 AM   #8
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i have tried a few indoor shots with the flash and so far they have quite satisfactory . the fz1 manual makes mention of some settings to change if you are under fluro lights
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 9:32 AM   #9
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KW2003 , it would have been polite to answer PrmseKpr question without acting like a spolit child. Making a stupid comment like that only proves that maybe this camera is too advanced for you. May I suggest maybe a Kodak Box Brownie.
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I let the camera do its job by using Auto. Awful noise. And not sharp too (even after downsized to 60%). It'd be better if a manual ISO 50 was used. But then the EVF would be very dim (I set its brightness to max) and very hard to focus.

Another problem of FZ1 is when using flash for indoor shots, most up front highlight area would be blown out. I find that the best range is 5' - 7'.

Oly 2100 gave me 99% good shots, under any condition. And you call this point-n-shoot FZ1 'advanced'? :lol: The only main advantage it has over 2100 is the size. I miss that extinct dinosour.

But of course most people (including myself) like to hear good words about something they own rather than bad ones.
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 10:47 AM   #10
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But of course most people (including myself) like to hear good words about something they own rather than bad ones.
I haven't read anything bad about the FZ1. Take a look at the other FZ1 posts and Steve's review and I don't think you will see anyone condeming the camera.

I don't know what your photography experience is. I myself would classify myself as a beginner in DigiPhotography. I have previously used 35MM and APS P & S cameras and find the FZ1 to fit my present needs. As I advance (and as I have $$$) I can always move up to a more advanced camera. If the FZ1 doesn't suite your needs, then get something else and quit your belly-aching.
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