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skuba Mar 10, 2004 11:47 AM

As far as I know you can change Exposure -2EV to +2EV and Aperture F2.8 - F5.6 .
And you can also choose 4 or 5 focus ranges.
Am I wrong?

ajan Mar 11, 2004 3:11 PM

Yes. That is right, but you can not change shotter speed, and that is most important for me.

skuba Mar 11, 2004 3:41 PM

Bu the SCN have already pr eprogramed different shutter speeds. I mean, as far as I know what each one means.
I am not a professional photographer, I don't need a hi-end professional cam. I am looking for a hi-end consumer cam.

ajan Mar 12, 2004 1:52 PM

Yes. You can set fast object (SPORT mode) and that is 1/250 shotter, night, night portret, landscape, and all of them use predef/auto shotter speed. You can do nothing about that. But if you want to use SPORT mode indoor that you can not use LCD because it is too black because of shotter speed (1/250) and you have to use optical viewfinder. Another problem I found when I use optical finder (OF) is: When I zoom in view does not match "OF" and LCD. "OF" take pict about 0,5m turn to left.
If someone can try on because I need to know if it is on my P12 or it is general error.

About professional photographer. That's me. Now, my choice would be Canon A-70 (3MP), or A80 (4MP).

efe85 Mar 19, 2004 1:22 PM

Following the topic a bit late but;
As far as I know; there is 1/2000 shutter speed at max...it says so in the ad's ... Is this not true; is sony lying??? :?

ajan Mar 21, 2004 4:49 PM

No, generaly, Sony is not lying, BUT...
In most indoor situation it set max 1/50. And if you use zoom than it is even lower (1/8).
You can get over 1/1000 only if you point on the sun. And that is not what makes me hapy.
So, buy a CANON.
I have P-12 and I am not satisfied.

efe85 Mar 22, 2004 10:09 AM

Thanks for the answer;now I'm one more step closer to making my decision: Whether I buy a Canon or a Sony.
I've heard from everybody that quality of pics taken with a canon are better than sony's, plus you have manual controls which you dont have with sony. BUT; Canon ( A80 for example) is much bulkier than a Sony (p-10 or 12) and it does not have the "continuous movie mode" which sony has... Now can you help me with that??? :)

Note: I'm not a professional photographer , maybe I wont use many manual controls; but ı will use the cam for 4-5 years which makes me want to buy the best one in p-10, a-80 price range.

ajan Mar 23, 2004 11:51 AM

OK. If you look this picture then you will see what I talkin about.
http://www.ajanovic.0catch.com/test1.jpg
http://www.ajanovic.0catch.com/test2.jpg
http://www.ajanovic.0catch.com/test3.jpg

It is not allways like this. If you have still object than pictures are great.

skuba Mar 23, 2004 12:01 PM

Can't see the links

efe85 Mar 23, 2004 1:18 PM

is there any other way we could look at the pictures ajan?
The links do not work I suppose.
So you say the only problem with sony is the fast objects,and indoor shots; there is no any other problem??


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