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Old Sep 30, 2011, 1:59 PM   #1
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Default Just bought the HX9V **Updated, page 2 has additional pictures

We have an A500 which is awesome, just wanted something more compact with zoom. We had an old H1 (I think), but it recently died

So far, I really like this camera. The sweep panorama is easy and in good light the quality is not bad. I'm also surprised at how well it does in auto. Which is good because my husband is an in auto only type of person.

I wasn't able to go out and do any test shots till about sunset time last night. Here are a couple of shots, no pp (not feeling that energetic...lol).

As for the color in the sunset shots, it did a decent job at representing the colors we saw, I believe in Auto mode. It was also a very hazy, not a lot of clouds...so not a real dramatic sunset to begin with.


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This is a 30 second exposure in manual, with an aperture of F9 (if I remember correctly). I thought it did pretty good, but I'm still a beginner.

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Old Sep 30, 2011, 7:39 PM   #2
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WOW those are some excellent shots. Enjoyd the topic. How do you go about taking a 30 secshot like you mentioned below, If remembered right I cannot be on the highest res? I am like you say a Auto matic on this cam, it's a no guesser I kinda did not have the time to snap and relaxe i rushed due to personal reasons.

How do you like the cam all around, and the video.


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Thanks for the comments, glad you liked the shots.

So far I like the camera, though I havent spent a lot of time with it yet. I havent tried out the video at all yet. Will do more shooting this weekend.

I did a 30 second shutter time in the M (manual) mode. Once you select M press the center set button on the control pad next to the LCD. The shutter speed should turn yellow and get bigger, then just turn the dial on that control pad to change the shutter time. The manual has better directions if mine were unclear.

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Thank you, unless Like said I was on hi res, it may be limited. thanks I knew that part. but uncertain which was shutter.
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I do not think that changing the shutter speed in manual changes the resolution. Though I could be wrong. I have not finished reading the manual.

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I do not think that changing the shutter speed in manual changes the resolution. Though I could be wrong. I have not finished reading the manual.

Sorry I may have said it wrong. Stills choosing th highest resolution will limit the use of camera features and functions. I am on the highest now and I cannot go highr in certain manual sets.
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Perhaps I am not understanding what you mean by resolution. I am thinking of the megapixel size, as in recording at the full 16mp.

Looking at the camera guide, the only feature it says is unavailable in M mode is tracking focus.
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camera still has a number of sizes that iswhat I said, just must be me Lol thanks anyways
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asT0z4EnH9o

here is a video what the cam just does enjoy



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Nice video fc.

Made me want a hot dog (Nathan's, of course!)

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