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Old Apr 4, 2010, 7:03 AM   #181
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Old Apr 4, 2010, 9:37 AM   #182
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Wow ! Picture with TX7 - 3200 ISO !

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Old Apr 4, 2010, 9:40 AM   #183
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 12:46 AM   #184
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DonalDuc,

I am very impressed by your indoor and outdoor shots - I am a newbie to this forum and had just purchased a Hx5V ( I like 10x zoom) and I had lots to learn to take still photography even though I am used to taking videos the last 6 years.

Hope you don't mind me my asking some beginner questions:-

1) Do you set to "food" setting for your fabulous food shots?
2) If I like to share pictures in this post after I am up to speed in the future, how do I post the pictures...

Thanks... and I will sign in this thread often to enjoy your creations

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Old Apr 5, 2010, 1:51 AM   #185
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Donald, this is all amazing, both cameras! Hope to see some pictures!

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Old Apr 5, 2010, 1:52 AM   #186
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and no sooner I clicked "Post Quick Reply" there were pictures!! Wow. Thanks
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 4:18 AM   #187
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1) Do you set to "food" setting for your fabulous food shots?
2) If I like to share pictures in this post after I am up to speed in the future, how do I post the pictures...
On ALL my cameras, I never use such settings (to lazy to try :-) ) - I also allways take photos with 7 mpixels (16:9) or cut them to 16:9 (IrfanView, no other postprocessing). I use "P" in 95% of all situation

For uploading of resized photos (~ 800x450) I use since years this server www.666k.com, max. size 666kB (that is enough), it's free and without advertising. But there are other servers too where you can upload pictures.

Then place the link with [img]....jpg[/img] into forum. That's all.

I think HX5 is a very similar camera to TX7 (I do not need 10x zoom, have Canon SX1 with 20x zoom). Touch display of TX7 has advantages, but also disadvantages. It is no "must", but TX7 is SMALL, that's important.

IQ of both cameras is equal - same sensor. Replacement Battery for HX5 is cheaper, I'm waiting for 3rd party battery for TX7 (it's new)

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IQ of both cameras is equal - same sensor. Replacement Battery for HX5 is cheaper, I'm waiting for 3rd party battery for TX7 (it's new)
Dude, the battery for the TX7 is the NP-BN1 right? I have one of that series, and I'm not using it; The online store I bought the Hx5v at, had the BN1 battery in the accessory list for the HX5, so I bought along one as spare.. Wrong battery You can have it for some €20.- if you like; it's brand new, not used, and of no use to me.

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Old Apr 5, 2010, 9:46 AM   #189
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Thanks DonalDuc for your advice. I agree that Tx-7 has ultimate portability. Tx-7 great shots were what directed my attention to Sony's new class of cameras in the first place. If my other old camera has a bigger zoom, I would have gone for Tx-7.. but my old Sony cam only has 3x zoom, hence, I selected Hx5v for the 10x zoom.

When I compare sample shots taken between Hx5v and Tx-7, you are right, they are almost similar but it seems to me that Tx-7 has a slight advantage and better looking shots in terms of brilliance...I think this is due to the photographer....

another beginner question.... for your Tx-7, for your "P" selection, what other further settings under "P" would be good for "landscape" shots and "food" shots ie bracket settings, 0EV, ISO, White Balance.

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Old Apr 5, 2010, 10:32 AM   #190
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Ric-

Scene Modes are convenience modes. If you really want to learn photography, take your time and learn to set your camera as needed for any given situation. You can begin with scene modes, but try to learn and gain competence doing it yourself.

Why not join us in the HX5 "first impressions" thread as well.

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