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Old May 25, 2007, 2:05 AM   #1
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http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/sony-h9/h9-results.php

check out the score of its IQ. bye bye H9
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Old May 25, 2007, 2:12 AM   #2
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Yep, matches the concerns of the cameralabs review.

One new thing to check out is the so called "sports mode"

Seems its nearly always locked to 1/60s, hardly going to freeze fast movement is it !

Compare that to the H2/H5 where you never got lower than 1/240s or so and often 1/500s
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Old May 25, 2007, 10:57 AM   #3
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Cool my H5 rated higher. Maybe I don't need to upgrade.
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Old May 25, 2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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That review is an absolute joke. My H9 is the very fast focusing...the best I have seen in an ultra zoom. Far better than my H1, H5, Panys, and Olympus ultrazooms. Based on their idiotic and laughable focus score you can take this review with a grain of salt.

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Old May 25, 2007, 12:27 PM   #5
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Even AAK mentioned the H9wide-angle problem, herecons it is ok from 40mm which considering the previous H series start at 38mm with no problemnullifies one of thebest feature'sof the H9.

http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/sony-h9/h9-gen3.php

The way these damming reviews are showing up one would think Sony will have to do something to rectify the problem, people elsewhere are saying just usethe H9at 200 ISO and below, but that puts it in the same boat as the Pannys with their noise problemsat ISO 200, which is a shame concidering the overall feature's on this camera.
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Old May 25, 2007, 6:38 PM   #6
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sigh, this confuses me.

I really really want the H7 for every day indoor photos of my son... but I keep reading these things that dont even make sense to me, will they even matter in my situation?

Am I better off get the H2 or H5 even though I didnt like them as much when I played with them(not comparing image quality, but ease of use and options). Or maybe should I even look back at the canon S3 IS and fuji s6000fd?

I thought I was settled on a camera, but every time I come across a negative I get unsure again
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Old May 25, 2007, 6:57 PM   #7
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If you are going to picture predominantly indoors, external flash is a must. You can aim the flash gun into the seiling and you have absolutely natural light conditions without any deep dark shadows
Based on your priorities, I'd considered Kodak P712
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thanks for the recommendation. Im going to skip the kodaks this round. That is the brand of my last 2 cameras and Im ready for a change.
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Old May 25, 2007, 10:24 PM   #9
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SDIX wrote:
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sigh, this confuses me....

I thought I was settled on a camera, but every time I come across a negative I get unsure again
same here.

so what's the right camera for me other than H7/H9(can't accept their IQ problem)?

Olym 550? - very medicore burst mode at full/fine resoland can't zoom with sound or iS

Pany? - noise problem at low ISO

Canon? - all their powershot series are like this: when set to mode A, you can't see the shutter speed readinguntil theshutter button was pressed halfway. same to themode S. If they add this basic feature to the S5iS, i'd consider it.

other brands? let's not waste steve's space here.

so if there's something wrong with my 3 y/o olym C765 today, i might conider H2 or H5. or maybe i'll settle with SP550 and accept itslousy continous shots.
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Old May 25, 2007, 10:43 PM   #10
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and have a look at this.. poem?

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=23373875
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