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Old Apr 25, 2010, 1:45 PM   #11
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Here is another photo comparison between the Sony HX5 and the Panasonic ZS3 cameras. This photo was taken in the early morning sunlight, usin EV-0.7 on both cameras. Both cameras are just about equally sharp.

In a spirit of fairness I will rotate the order of display with the Sony HX5 camera going first this time.



Here is a 100% crop of the HX5 Flower Macro:



Now we have the ZS3 photo:



Here is a 100% Crop of the ZS3 Flower Macro:



You will notice that the HX5 has a bit more contrast and "pop" to its photo.

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Old Apr 25, 2010, 2:32 PM   #12
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This is the thread that initially failed and I am asking that it be deleted. If you read my other thread carefully, I offered 100% crops in the very first post.

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As usual I did read your other thread and this thread very carefully and you state the following in both. (I only read this thread at the time as didn't spot there was another one that you started rather then editing this so that it worked properly.)

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This initial selection of photos were all taken by using the built-in flash units on the HX5 and the ZS3 cameras. These are reduced size images, 100% crop images are also available on request.
Now we all know that a quality comparison is impossible without 100% crops which is why I suggested these be included straight away so people reading this are not left wondering, and just looking at a collection of web sized photos.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 2:45 PM   #13
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I've deleted the other thread and copied the relevant posts to here.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 3:05 PM   #14
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Thank You very much Mark-

I will now begin the process of adding 100% crops to each photo already posted.

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Old Apr 25, 2010, 5:02 PM   #15
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OK, Mark-

The 100% crops are all in place.

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Old Apr 25, 2010, 5:28 PM   #16
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Just purchased the HX5 but was also considering the ZS7 so I'm interested in seeing your comparison pictures when you receive it.

So far I'm happy with the HX5 ... just need to learn how to operate it more effectively without using the IA mode.
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You raise an rather important issue, SGF-

The Sony HX-5 actually produces better image quality in the P or Programed Auto Mode, rather than in the IA (not a Sony term) or EASY mode. Likewise, the best image quality, at high ISO settings, can be obtained by the unique Twilight Mode.

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 1:33 AM   #18
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Fantastic thread. I'm definitely leaning HX5 now. One thing I havent figured out though.. is it the same as the HX5V?
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OK, Mark-

The 100% crops are all in place.

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Thanks Sarah, not sure that these are 100% crops though as some are about the same size as the reduced originals.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 11:54 AM   #20
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Yes indeed. I had to "shoehorn" some in size-wise. Everything further will be properly proportioned, as they will be properly added at the end of the thread. Have a great day.

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