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Old May 23, 2007, 7:13 PM   #21
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Hi, Brad
I have no solutions and do not know how to help you.
Then reason of my post is to make sure you have learned lesson.
ALWAYS WAIT FOR THE REAL REPUTABLE REVIEW(S) LIKE STEVE'S. NEVER TAKE A BATE
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Old May 23, 2007, 7:57 PM   #22
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Hi Brad,

My Real Life User's review is quite Real and very Reputable as it has my Real name attached to every word of it.

I have no sponsors and don't accept/request 'donations'.

Use your H9for the next two weeks. Once you do you will be in a better position than S-grin's post attempts to place you.

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Old May 24, 2007, 5:04 AM   #23
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Maybe my previous post was a little premature.

I only received my H9 on Tuesday morning (2 days ago) and the first thing I did was to run outside and shoot the brightest, contrastiestscene I could find, just to see if mine had the CA issue.

Quite sad really, that my first photo I took with my new camera was for the sole purpose of findingthese flaws which have been so hotly debated in various forums on the internet.

I have been too busy at work to really play with it and shoot some decent photos. Until last night, I hadmy firstchance to shoot a few decent "Real Life"photos,and I must say, I am starting to like my H9.

I shot someVGA photos of the moon (inspired by Nick's VGA moon shots) at full tele, using the full extent of the "smart" digital zoom. I held the camera in my hand, but resting against the open car window. It really was just a spur of the moment thing to see how the results would look, and I was impressed. You can see the effects of the steady shot in action. While framing the shot the moon was drifting in and out of theframe with the movement of my hands, so I had to timethe shot so thatI captured the moon while it was in the centre of theframe.

I have attached one of my VGA moon photos.

I also capturedthe first photos of 6 week old daughter'ssmile.The focus is so quick and the face detection really works.

Sure, if you shoot a scene with high contrast areas and zoom right in on the photo, you will see the purple fringing. But I realized that for what I use my camera todo, which isto take "Real Life"photos, capture memories, etc, this camera is well suited to me.I love the long list of features.

I have decided that I am happy with my purchase and I am quite sure I will find more ways to love my H9 as I learn to use its features to the fullest.

However, if Sony does release a firmwareupdate to fix any of these minorimage quality issues on the H9, I will be first in line to have mine flashed.
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Old May 24, 2007, 5:20 AM   #24
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Hi Brad,

I told you so!! Great to hear you have captured moments with your new H9.

I do not see the picture of your baby.

I believe you can insert only one image per post.

Please repost the image so we can all see it.

As time goes on, budget the HD TV cable. You won't believe what you will see on an HD TV right out of the camera.

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( PS: On those moon shots, I suggest you use the 2 Second timer, - easy to set with your thumb while looking in the EVF. Once I press the shutter I then hold my breath, etc, and try to hold the subject in the center. It helps a great deal) .

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Photo of my daughter taken in Portrait mode with face detection in action. Resized and cropped for upload.


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Old May 24, 2007, 5:31 AM   #26
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What a Bundle of Joy!!! What a Blessing.

Photographically, fantastic IMHO, for many reasons, light, focus, etc.

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Old May 24, 2007, 5:39 AM   #27
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Thanks Nick

I'll try and post some more as I get more time to play with my new toy.


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Old May 24, 2007, 7:14 AM   #28
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Here I have found exactly what I was expecting from Sony H9 - high quality images. Have a look!

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http://www.pbase.com/annefromgatineau/h9_test_shots&page=all
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Old May 24, 2007, 8:24 AM   #29
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It's hard to argue with beautiful shots like Anne's. I got my H9 last week, but haven't had much time to play with it yet. I feel very confident that it will do just about everything I want it to and more.

For years I would always use a large format camera when I wanted high quality photos. As film and processing improved I turned more to my SLR cameras, but what a pain to carry around the different lens. I then purchased a Konica-Minolta Z2 just prior to a trip to Alaska and fell in love with so many features in such a compact camera. The pictures were really good too, with the only drawback being the size of your final print (Z2 is 4m).

Next month I'll be back in Alaska and amhoping for more wonderful shots, this time with the H9.

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Great, Charlie! Share your pics when you are back! In Anna's web page I finally can recognize Sony pics. And one more thing - from there I can see, it still requires good light to get great pics. Like my V1. Low light situations require more attention - and you' ll get what you want as well. Now I am sure more as ever - H9 is a proper upgrade for my V1.
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