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Old Aug 31, 2009, 4:09 PM   #91
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In Picasa you can re-size the image w/o loosing the EXIF data.
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 9:19 PM   #92
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thanks..Using Picassa, I resized it to 800 pixels..and here is the full picture.
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 9:36 PM   #93
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awesome pic!
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Yes, Canadian it is an awesome photo-

But I still believe that it is less than what the H-50 can produce. The Sony HX-1 camera still has a long,long way to go. The WX-1 with its lighted CMOS imager is much more efficient and useful. I for one will happily await the HX-2 camera.

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The EXIF data shows that sharpness is set to HARD.Other than that, everything else looks normal in terms of camera settings. I don't have the HX1 so I don't know how many steps it offers for sharpness, saturation, contrast, etc. However, if you have it set to +2 or higher, I'd cut down to +1. If the camera has a setting for noise reduction, I'd have it set to +1 as well. Set contrast to -1 and saturation to +1. Let us know what comes out.
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Good Morning, Tullio-

The HX-1 just has one step of focus hardness. So it is either on or off. I tried it both ways.

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Thank you so much Tullio, I have already set the Noise reduction to Off. But I will definetely check the other 3 settings namely, Sharpness, contrast and saturation and will set them as recommended. Lets see then how my pictures come up.

Sarah Thank you for your advice. But this camera is million times better than my cybershot P52. :-)
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You should reduce sharpness and increase NR. In some cameras NR can be very intrusive but that may not be the case with the HX1 (it certainly isn't with the Pana FZ28). So, I'd set NR to +1 and sharpness to +1 (if there is more than 1 step) or 0 if there is only one step (which would be +1).
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Here is one 100% crop shot for a macro shot. A lot of noise is very obvious. I know I did something wrong here but do not know what. Any idea what can I do to improve IQ? Exif data of the image is

Focal length : 100.0 mm
Exposure time : 0.006s (1/160)
Aperture : f/5.2
ISO : 160
Exposure bias : 0.00
Metering mode : Matrix

You did not do anything wrong. The HX-1 is very noisey. It should come with a noise reduction program (I love it by the way and own one). In any event, I ran you picture through Topaz noise reduction (attached). It makes a big difference. Seriously, it is the biggrest problem with this camera. The good part is the noise reduction programs work well. I recommend you set you NR to the lowest on the camera (-NR) and use an outboard program.
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thanks..Using Picassa, I resized it to 800 pixels..and here is the full picture.

Beautiful pic SSKy! I had not seen this when I did the Topaz NR for you. Picasa seems terrific as well. Bill
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