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Old Oct 23, 2009, 12:18 PM   #11
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In today's market place, does the Sony WX-1 priced at around $305.00, has a price advantage over its logical competitor, the Canon S-90 which is currently priced at $429.00. Will that make a difference?

Just looking at various Forums, there seems to be more expressed enthusiasm for the Canon S-90, and fewer comments about the Sony WX-1.

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Old Oct 23, 2009, 3:28 PM   #12
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The rain is coming down steadily, so we are restricted to indoor stuff with the Sony WX-1 camera. Here is a close-up lighted by the camera's built-in flash unit.

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Old Oct 23, 2009, 3:35 PM   #13
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For the pixel peepers, here is a 100% crop of the above photo.

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Sarah -- thanks for the pics.

What do you think? The flesh tones seem good, but need more than one shot to reach any conclusion. The 100% crop seems noisy. In the peppers shot, not just the reds, but the greens and purples seem a little too saturated (admittedly hard to tell, and don't know what the light was like). Likewise, perhaps, any already saturated blues, reds, and oranges in the wide angle indoor shot. Perhaps significantly, the colors of the shadows in the shot taken with flash seem good.

I'd say, for $300, so far so good.

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Old Oct 23, 2009, 5:13 PM   #15
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Kriekira-

I agree. So, far it looks good. On the red pepper shot I had overhead sodium vapor lighting that I believe affect the white balance. If the rain stops we can head outside and get some much better photos to evaluate colors.

Have a great weekend.

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Sarah -- thanks for the pics.

What do you think? The flesh tones seem good, but need more than one shot to reach any conclusion. The 100% crop seems noisy. In the peppers shot, not just the reds, but the greens and purples seem a little too saturated (admittedly hard to tell, and don't know what the light was like). Likewise, perhaps, any already saturated blues, reds, and oranges in the wide angle indoor shot. Perhaps significantly, the colors of the shadows in the shot taken with flash seem good.

I'd say, for $300, so far so good.
I agree that noise seems very high for a camera in this price bracket however one shot doesn't tell the whole story.
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Following up on Mark's post-

I find myself working through this: Yes, for $310.00 I can have the Sony WX-1. However, perhaps that money is better invested in a good DSLR camera. The physical size of the camera is not an issue for me at all.

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Old Oct 23, 2009, 7:24 PM   #18
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Unless I'm missing something I think I would go for the Panasonic ZS1.
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 8:01 PM   #19
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Mark-

How is that an answer to my post? Or did you desire to make something like a jump shift in the topic we are now discussing, going to an entirely new and never mentioned before topic? Am I missing something here?

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No, I was following on from your point about going for dSLR for better quality and you also mention the Canon S-90 so I was adding another option.
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