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Old Jul 25, 2009, 1:43 PM   #71
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I have found that the Sony HX-1 performs very well with the Mode Selector set to the "P" for Programed Auto Mode. If you detect any over exposure, just use some minus Exposure Compensation.

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Old Jul 25, 2009, 1:55 PM   #72
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As you have seen from my posted photo samples from the HX-1, the camera is capable of producing very sharp and crisp photos. I have attached another HX-1 photo to demonstrate the camera's sharpness.

You mentioned also considering the Nikon D-90 camera. The D-90 is an excellent, but fairly heavy camera. You might also want to consider the D-5000 which has many of the D-90's features, and includes a rotatable LCD screen and the same high ISO capability of the D-90 DSLR.

There is a recall out currently on the D-5000 camera. The problem is a defective ON/OFF switch, so if you get a D-5000 all you have to do is get one with a serial number GREATER THAN 3114394 and you will have a good D-5000 camera that is not affected by the D-5000 recall.

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Old Jul 25, 2009, 3:35 PM   #73
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I meant the P90, not D90. Sorry!!


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But I'm really leaning toward the Sony HX1.

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Old Jul 25, 2009, 4:03 PM   #75
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That is relieving to hear. I honestly see the Sony HX-1 camera as a much better camera than the Nikon P-90 camera.

You must keep in mind though, that there will be a learning curve to go through with the HX-1, as it is a fairly complex digital camera. Lots of users has posted about the learning curve that they experienced.

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...I set the dial to "iAuto" during my first two shots (wide and telephoto) and I was quite upset with the result (pictures were washed out).
I don't care what people say but IMHO, any camera should take decent pictures in AUTO mode. If the camera can not properly choose its setting automatically, I see it as a real problem because many people will rely on the AUTO mode and assume they will be OK. I hardly ever set my cameras to AUTO but I can tell you that the FZ28 never fails to perform real well in iA mode.
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Man, have you tested the other dial's modes well? Excluding "S", which one have you been using most? Tell us more...
Hey buddy! Hope you are having fun with you HX1. I prefer shooting with "S" mode; because this is something that understand; how fast the shutter works to capture image. I try not to shoot with ISO above 400 so most of the time I usually have to lower the shutter speed. I only use the "iA" as a last resort when my brain goes haywire (usually happens when I shoot in extremely low light), but I don't give up on learning, I'm determined to beat Mrs. Joyce on Photography even if it means working day and night .

After reading an article at a different site, I tried the "A" mode, for me it is a bit difficult to use, I cant relate aperture to anything, so I can't understand what it does on physics term. The "A" mode always keeps the shutter speed low, causing my image to get blurry. Beside that, there is a nice option in the "A" mode, called "Sync Flash", you should try that one out.

At very low light the Twilight mode reduces the noise amazingly.

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Fhame,

I am considering buying the Sony HX1. Are you images sharp? Overall, do you really like it? I am looking at that one and also the Nikon P90.
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The HX1 is my first digicam and I've used it just for a week. Please don't take my words too seriously. Compared with the picture here "http://forums.steves-digicams.com/what-camera-should-i-buy/157616-nikon-p90-vs-olympus-e450-dslr.html" the image of the HX1 wont be sharp like this but you will get close result if you use flash (which I strongly discourage as it can't keep the natural color of the object). Perhaps Mrs. joyce or other experienced user can shred some light on it. On a different matter; probably, it would be good if you have a look at the Panasonic FZ28, not that I'm saying FZ is a better camera, you should have a look.

I'm sorry, I couldn't be much of a help.
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I have found that the Sony HX-1 performs very well with the Mode Selector set to the "P" for Programed Auto Mode. If you detect any over exposure, just use some minus Exposure Compensation.

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Totally agreed with Mrs. Joyce. I always get washed out image whenever I used the iA mode. The contrast gets way better if any other mode is used.

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But I'm really leaning toward the Sony HX1.

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Natural. I had Dilemma between the FZ28 and the HX1. I was sold to the HX1 for its 1080 video, 10fps burst mode, and the very very useful tilt-able 3inch superb LCD screen
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Well, I pulled out one of the two Sony H-2 cameras that I let my students use who want to experience a super zoom camera. And I have to say that the H-2, although an older Sony, still provides excellent photos.

Here is a sample photo taken with the H-2 of my ever patient husband.

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Here is a 100% crop of the above photo. There is a lot of detail in that photo.

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Old Jul 26, 2009, 6:10 PM   #80
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Sarah Joyce,

I have ordered the Sony HX1 from Amazon. It should be here in a few days!! Yall be careful on your trip.

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