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Old May 3, 2010, 6:39 PM   #21
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The performance of the HX5 you describe in your latest post is not the usual performance of the HX5. What mode are you using? If you use any of the night modes, which the HX5 can use, by looking at the Camera Manual, you will see that a tripod is required for any Night Scene Mode.

I have a night photo sample taken with P+S cameras that was taken on a tripod. We let the fireworks provide some of the lighting.

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Old May 4, 2010, 9:31 PM   #22
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The performance of the HX5 you describe in your latest post is not the usual performance of the HX5. What mode are you using? If you use any of the night modes, which the HX5 can use, by looking at the Camera Manual, you will see that a tripod is required for any Night Scene Mode.

I have a night photo sample taken with P+S cameras that was taken on a tripod. We let the fireworks provide some of the lighting.

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I switched it to the Anti-Motion Blurr mode and everything is on auto. When I take photos of people, the skin tone tends to be a very an unnatural pale and the environment seems to be very dull. I have not yet used the night modes other than the HHT so far.. Thats a really nice shot of the fireworks! Do you think the HX5 is capable of that kinda shot if not better?
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Yes, the HX5 would be capable of the fireworks over the Sydney Opera House, provided it was on a tripod.

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A tripod kinda defects the purpose of a pocket point and shoot. You will need to carry something additional. Something a table tripod would work or a gorillapod compact would work. But with either, if you have nothing to set it up on, you will need to get down an dirty to set it up on the ground.
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Hmm.. I think I'll keep it and give it another try. The features on the HX5 definitely make it much more appealing when I compare the S90 to the HX5. Hopefully my indoor shots wont turn out blurry.. I don't like turning on flash too often.. too many shadows appear in the photo. Haven't had a chance to actually go out and take night shots with it yet. Thanks for the help guys.
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You are welcome. We are always here to help.

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