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Old Mar 25, 2010, 3:28 PM   #21
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Excellent photos! Thank you. You know what the maximum zoom to take pictures? takes better pictures than the Sony TX7?

the problem of video, so does the TX7?

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Old Mar 25, 2010, 6:12 PM   #22
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Thanks for your review. Your pictures are beautiful. Hopefully I will have my HX5v on Monday. I plan to use it primarily for action, unless the results are sufficiently good that I can retire my LX3.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 1:31 PM   #23
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That is a great series of photos, GreenBaron-

Partly because I like airplane. I spent 32 years flying for TWA and retired as a 747 Captain and Line Check Pilot.

It looks like the Auto WB handled the photos quite well. The HX-5 is shaping up to be a very competent camera.

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That's brilliant Sarah; You spent more time flying (3 Y) than me living

@ ciro2001max, I have little knowledge about the TX7;
The Hx5 features 10x optical zoom, reaching from 25 to 250mm

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You're welcome;
I can only put it honest: If you're used to the quality of the Panasonic LX3, the photoquality of the Sony Hx5 will be disappointing. Because of it's features, it's definitely a better choice for sports/action photography; But for any situation where you don't need the smaller size, zoom / burst / video capabilities of the Hx5, you might want to consider keeping the LX3. I know I will.

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A few more pictures from the airport. The first one is cropped to 61%, the rest is resized/sharpened only

I see a small tendency in slight underexposure; Not a big deal, it can easily be corrected in post, but for out-of-the-cam example purposes I'm not doing that yet.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 1:39 PM   #24
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Thanks for replying, it has 10x optical, mixing the serious question whether the more optical zoom digital, a few x arrives.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 4:56 PM   #25
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it will do 10x and anothe 10x digital zzom, so total 20x that still looks real nice
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I have very some very serious qualms about making use of digital zoom, in terms of image quality.

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I see a small tendency in slight underexposure; Not a big deal, it can easily be corrected in post, but for out-of-the-cam example purposes I'm not doing that yet.
There is exposure compensation isn't there?
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 4:54 AM   #28
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Digital zoom is indeed best ignored. I you like a lot of zoom, check out the fujifilm hs10

@ Acheron; There is, but in some modes, like HDR, there isn't.
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That's disappointing but I guess it makes sense in a way. The HX5V certainly looks tempting in many ways but coming from a Canon, I'm wondering if I would be able to accept the loss of certain manual controls.
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The HX-1 has more manual controls. Perhaps that is an option. Here is a HX-1 photo sample, taken using the Twilight Mode.

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