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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 12-Apr-13 17:21:59
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Opinions...dangerous to ask I know


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Okay almost at the 2000 picture point, but still tweaking and playing to learn a range of good picture settings.

http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/sony-hx200v/

Page has a few pictures from yesterday, so wondering what people think of quality of picture.

Sometimes find the camera can smooth things too much, but trying a new range of settings. The mobile mast that was x30 zoom handheld, you can't actually spot the mast with the mark 1 eyeball.

I have dropped from 18M to 10M resolution pictures, reduced noise smoothing, and increased sharpness and pictures I think are more like what I'd expect. Should get the tripod on a dry day and do a few shots at different settings really.

Have been having some doubts, as to whether I should get a second camera to improve resolution, but it seems without spending a fortune I may be close to the limit quality wise.

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 12-Apr-13 17:28:34
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http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/sony-hx200v/wgc_media/s... looks really good - even with the futher compression for the web?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 12-Apr-13 19:13:48
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Need to find the mast on a map and work out the distance

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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Fri 12-Apr-13 19:50:35
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a set of photos 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 30 of the mast could be quite impressive, but a tripod would be essential.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 12-Apr-13 20:59:02
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If the sun appears consider it done.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 13-Apr-13 01:25:55
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and a level horizon ... or warn the mobile operator that their tower is leaning!

The OFCOM checker for mobile masts is normally quite accurate on location.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 14-Apr-13 14:42:32
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4km looks to be the distance have a load of shots to look at on big monitor and label up

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 14-Apr-13 16:48:10
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Hopefully I managed to level myself a bit better this time and not bad pictures for something that is 4km away.
I nailed it to ISO 100, and used a 2 second delay to avoid my shutter press shaking image at long zoom.

http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/sony-vs-mast/

Some crops to show the detail, and at wide angle it is hard to spot the mast in the images.

http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/sony-vs-mast/wgc_media/... (10 Megapixel)
and
http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/sony-vs-mast/wgc_media/... (18 Megapixel)

Show the main aspect of the camera that is not so great, and that is it can lack detail for things like grass when you view at full resolution. Am I expecting too much, it looks to me as if almost the JPG compression is just too much, and I would get similar from the more DSLR like low end cameras.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 15-Apr-13 01:36:47
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Optical zoom is OK, but as expected the "digital zoom" does not perform miracles! What is the actual point of a "digital zoom" when all it does is crop the centre of the image and interpolate pixels to "zoom in"? Always better to do that in post processing.


Colours are average but maybe a little washed out - what was the weather like? Around here was bright and sunny for a lot of the day.


And you may want to tell your neighbours (across the field) about the missing tile on their gable end!


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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Apr-13 01:54:43
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In reply to a post by MHC:
What is the actual point of a "digital zoom" when all it does is crop the centre of the image and interpolate pixels to "zoom in"?


Agreed, however it makes a very useful "telescope" when one is in the field but not much use for photos cool
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