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Old May 17, 2009, 11:20 PM   #21
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I am not crazy about the Sony H-50's custom WB, but here is one at ISO 800 from 150 feet away. Now that is a real grab shot! Is anyone considering the new Sony HX-1 camera??

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Old May 18, 2009, 7:46 PM   #22
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Here in the USA www.sonystyle.com is beginning to measurably drop the price on the Sony W-300. Could that be an indication that a replacement to the W-300 is near at hand? Perhaps a W-320 or something of that sort.

If that is so, then the price on the W-300 will fall nicely. I would very much appreciate that little event.

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Old May 21, 2009, 12:17 PM   #23
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Hi Sarah

Yes I think the replacement for the DSC-W300 is due, rumours elsewhere are saying it will drop the optical viewfinder and uses a smaller sensor, hope these rumours are not true.

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Old May 27, 2009, 6:47 AM   #24
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Nice photos, Wirraway!-

. I am also enjoying a Sony H-50 that I was able to pick up for $175.

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How in the sam hill did you pick it up so cheap? I think I dropped 4 beans on it ( with no regret mind ya) when I picked mine up in Oct08 as well.

Let me not forget very nice shots Wirraway
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Yes, it was an excellent price on the Sony H-50. I purchased it from a friend who had caught the DSLR bug and who wanted to unload the H-50 in a hurry for cash. I was both lucky and fortunate.

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Good buying Sarah on that H50.


Camera: Sony DSC-H5
ISO:200, Exp:f3.2, Shutter:1/50, Exp Bios: -0.3ev, Flash:yes, Focal Length : 7.5mm
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Old May 30, 2009, 10:47 AM   #27
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What a nice H-5 photo! I have not had my H-5 out of the drawer for a good long while. I agree with you that it would be a shame if Sony deleted the viewfinder and used a smaller imager o the W-300. It would defeat what the W-300 was designed to do.

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Old Jun 3, 2009, 7:38 AM   #28
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Thanks for your post, yes if the W300 replacement sensor is smaller and no optical viewfinder I will leave well alone, but as I said it is rumoured only so we will have to wait and see, I must get out and try ISO 400 with appropriate minus exposure compensation for this night street photography here in Cebu City, wish you well with your cruising life.

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Old Aug 9, 2009, 11:35 AM   #29
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Well with the just announced Sony WX1, the rumour about smaller sensor and loss of viewfinder as proved correct if this is the replacement for the W300 it is a shame, as well the WX1 has lost it's manual and the longest shutter speed is 3 sec against 30 sec for the W300.

If Sony put the larger 1/1,7 CMOS sensor with a W300 replacement they would just about clean the market up for compacts.

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IMO, OVF's are almost unusable, despite the camera. They usually are not aligned with the lens so what you see is NOT what you get. It may help with the framing a little bit in some extreme conditions but overall, they do more harm than good. I say that because people end up with spoiled images caused by this offset. The Panasonic ZS3 has an very high def LCD and if Sony implements a similar LCD on the new models, there will be no need for any type of viewfinder.
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