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Old Sep 5, 2009, 1:11 AM   #1031
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Default Sony A-230 DSLR at ISO 1600

Hi there-

I got tired of paying bills and pulled out the Sony A-230 DSLR. Bradley happily posed for me. This was taken at ISO 1600 using 2nd curtain flash from the A-230 DSLR's built in flash unit, at a distance of 20 feet, using my non IS Sigma 18-125mm lens at full zoom, 125mm.

I bet you are scratching your head and wondering what the heck is 2nd curtain flash.
The F stop used was F 5.6 and the shutter speed 1/25 of a second, with the ISO at 1600. In 2nd curtain flash, the camera takes the photo at F 5.6 at 1/25th, and just as the shutter is closing it puts out about a 1/2 power blink of the built-in flash unit to get rid of shadows.

I was very pleased with the resulting photo considering we were at 20 feet and I was hand holding the camera. The super steady shot feature built into the A-230 camera body made my cheap Sigma 18-125 non IS equipped lens (cost $165) instantly have IS!

No point & shoot super zoom could ever produce this image quality at ISO 1600, not even the king of the hill, the Panasonic FZ-28! That is where the DSLR really scores big due to its much larger CMOS imager, that is 15 times larger than the imager even used on the FZ-28!

'Hope you are enjoying a great Holiday Weekend. I attached the A-230 photo for you. BTW Goofas, the Sony A-230 costs less that the Sony F-717 did.

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Old Sep 7, 2009, 4:49 AM   #1032
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Was up and about yesterday morning and said self sun will be coming up soon =D and sure enough it was

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Old Sep 7, 2009, 11:32 AM   #1033
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I love the colors in that sunrise.

Have a great day.

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...No point & shoot super zoom could ever produce this image quality at ISO 1600, not even the king of the hill, the Panasonic FZ-28!
Humm, that's a pretty strong statement. Here's a shot taken by the FZ28 at ISO 1600 (the second image is 100% crop). Sure there is noise but a lot of detail was well preserved (look at the printed house on the wine label). This is the "out of the camera" image. However, I ran this image through Photoscape and came out with a great picture.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 5:06 PM   #1035
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Very nicely done Tullio-

That is indeed very impressive. Thanks for clearing that up. If I can have your permission, I will re-post the photos (with full credit, of course) into the other thread as I want those viewers of that thread to see these very impressive images. Did you use Neat Image or Noise Ninja? I was surely wrong. Thanks a lot.

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The FZ28 is a very capable camera. I hardly use any other of my cameras these days.

Yes, you can use my pictures to illustrate your comments. I did not do any post processing to these images. I did experiment with Photoscape and Neatimage but I haven't posted those images.
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 1:56 AM   #1037
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The FZ28 is a very capable camera. I hardly use any other of my cameras these days.

Yes, you can use my pictures to illustrate your comments. I did not do any post processing to these images. I did experiment with Photoscape and Neatimage but I haven't posted those images.

Just for what its worth..I viewed your photo and just took one of my tea cup...with the H20 at 1600..

your thoughts.. (no flash..)

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That is a great photo, littlejohn-

Very well done! Your photo shows very convincingly what the amazing little Sony H-20 camera can do.

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There has not been much activity in this thread, so I thought it was time to get it moving again. My photo today is an indoor, no flash photo taken with the ill fated H-9 camera.

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Old Nov 22, 2009, 10:49 PM   #1040
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Good shots, John and Sarah. It looks like the H20 handles high ISO fairly well.
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