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Old May 24, 2009, 12:47 AM   #31
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This is a much better shot, colors are more saturated. You could actually increase exposure by 0.3 or even 0.7 (if you shot at -1.0 you could certainly do -0.3) as the image looks under exposed enough to allow some extra exposure marks. So, what changed since this was also taken in Twilight mode?
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Old May 24, 2009, 10:05 AM   #32
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I think that you hit the nail on the head. I went into Photoshop Elements and adjusted the hue and brightness to overcome the "pasty" look on this "Twilight Mode" photo.

What the real problem was that the photo was .3 to .7 under exposed in the first place, as demonstrated by the lack of detail in Bradley's beard. So you are entirely correct. The HX-1 needs some minus EV correction, but not as much as I have been applying. That is an excellent point!

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Old May 24, 2009, 11:10 AM   #33
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Exposure compensation is always a bit tricky. It seems to me that when you set the camera to Twilight mode, the camera performs some sort of exposure bracketing in order to come up with what it thinks is the correct overall exposure. So, by changing the exposure as much as -1.0, will make the camera shoot a bunch of over exposed images and then combine them to get the "correct" one. I'd try to keep the exposure at 0.0 in Twilight mode to see what you get.
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Old May 24, 2009, 11:49 AM   #34
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That is an excellent idea. And we will also use in in an appropriate low light level environment this time as well.

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Hi I am retired and just bought the HX1 and after using more cameras than I care to remember, this suits me the best ever
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Old May 29, 2009, 6:40 PM   #36
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That is great to hear from another HX-1 user. i remain a bit disappointed in the image quality. I guess I expected a huge step up from the image quality of the H-50. In reality, under certain conditions, the H-50 actually has image quality that is a bit better than the HX-1.

You have to love the HX-1 for its new breakthrough features.

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That is great to hear from another HX-1 user. i remain a bit disappointed in the image quality. I guess I expected a huge step up from the image quality of the H-50. In reality, under certain conditions, the H-50 actually has image quality that is a bit better than the HX-1.

You have to love the HX-1 for its new breakthrough features.

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That Sony H50 is pretty hard to beat.
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Old Jun 2, 2009, 11:58 PM   #38
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I'm not sold on the photos of the new sony, i still think the H50 is hard to beat and it takes great photos, once you get used to what settings to use it can take incredible shots, i will keep it for a few more years yet
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Old Jun 3, 2009, 12:13 AM   #39
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H50 bear shot was zoomed in, like i said i;ll keep this camera until i find one that blows me away
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