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Old May 1, 2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Sold my H9, and got this with 10% discount from CC:

Will explore camera and let you know.

First findings:

1) The flash fully illuminated my livingroom lit only by my TV. Color balance was perfect, colors.

2) Seems ISO is limited to 400 in A & P and M mode. But using the exposure compensation will provide higher ISO if your settings require it.

3) Hi ISO mode is bad , so far, unable to change ISO nor adjust NR.

4) Shooting on Auto provides great results, amazingly. WB is spot on, color perfect.

5) When properly exposed, noise is not a problem.

5) Night Shot provides dark Black & white noisy image that is better than the pitchblack of a darkened room. Three shots, all in focus.

6) When using NR lOW the camera processes the image before displaying in the LCD creating a time lag. Not sure if i can continue shooting by 1/2 pressing the shutter.

7) Smile shooting is fantastic and alot of fun, accurate too,

I went for the H50 as I can uses my tele lens, filters and extra battery from my H9.

What sold me was my H9. I had over 200 images on my card after using my D300 sice November 07, I and finally sent them for printing on the internet, only using auto levels and auto sharpen in PSE6.

When I picked up my prints i was very pleased at the results and this reminded me how effective a camera the h9 is. When I saw the H50 i decided to get it, luckilyI got 10% off, paid $359.00.

Will be busy this weekend but will post updates when I learn more about my H50.

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Old May 2, 2008, 8:06 AM   #2
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Hi Nick hpoe you enjoy the new camera, Do you think there is any improvement over the H9
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Old May 2, 2008, 8:57 AM   #3
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Time to start posting up some sample photos please. I would like to see how good the image quality is.
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Thanks All.

I made some incorrect statements 'too fast' above which I will edit later when i return.

Going out now. Will not have my H9 with me but will try some telling H50 shots to report to you.

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Old May 2, 2008, 2:49 PM   #5
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How is the compression? Can the user select anything like fine or normal? Is it still as bad as the H9 was?
What is the shortest shutter speed in nightshot mode? Still 1/30?
I'm looking forward to your samples, too :-)

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Old May 2, 2008, 9:17 PM   #6
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I posted my link to my first day's H50 images in a new thread.

Will try to answer when i get a chance. Hopefully my images answer some questions.

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