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Old 24th August 2010, 11:24   #4081
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Guys

Facing issue with FZ35
When the still images are taken and then enlarged to 100%, there is lots of noise. This is same with any pic i am clicking no matter full daylight or what.
The video is good.. No issues at all.

Is it time to get it checked.

PS: Have tried each and every setting. To rule out handshake, even have used the tripod.

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Please advise for next steps

As the MPs are growing the small sensors that all the p&s cameras have will surely exhibit noise. What i see in your picture is pretty normal for a 100% crop of a high megapixel p&s camera. Also avoid auto ISO and shoot at the lowest ISO that you can.
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Always use ISO 80. Even then there will be a hint of noise(as with most small sensor cams), but nothing you would really notice.
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Old 25th August 2010, 09:13   #4083
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A question to tsk and other photography experts:

What if i take a a 8MP picture in a 14MP camera? Will the noise be lesser than taking a 14MP picture on the same camera?

I feel a 6-8 MP picture is good enough for regular viewing on a PC/TV and printing purposes. Unless your want to crop off 90% or take printouts measuring in feet.
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... and compare FZ40 va FZ100, every things seems to be the including the LENS system...
The LENS (the physical device) is the same in both FZ40 and FZ100, but the sensor (the device behind the lens which converts the light into electronic form) is very different in both : the FZ100 has a MOS sensor, which the FZ40 doesn't.
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Old 25th August 2010, 10:56   #4085
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A question to tsk and other photography experts:

What if i take a a 8MP picture in a 14MP camera? Will the noise be lesser than taking a 14MP picture on the same camera?

I feel a 6-8 MP picture is good enough for regular viewing on a PC/TV and printing purposes. Unless your want to crop off 90% or take printouts measuring in feet.
I guess that would depend on the camera and the way it is using the pixels to reduce resolution. Say if you are using a D700 the lower resolution at DX image circle is obtained by cropping the image which actually does not use the pixels in the area outside the DX image circle. So in this case the center DX pixels are still operating normally so there will not be any improvement in noise due to lower resolution in this case.

In normal full sensor usage but at lower resolution, fewer pixels are being utilized thus allowing greater space between sensor pixels which I think reduces sensor noise. But this also reduces image size so thus contains lesser data which even if you take a 100% crop of will be much smaller size than the original full resolution crop so making comparisons pretty much useless. But yes visible noise will be reduced in this case.
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Old 25th August 2010, 11:04   #4086
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Many compact cameras, which offer lower resolution high ISO mode(for example max 6MP at 6400ISO for a 12MP cam), use something called pixel binning, i.e. combining output from 4 pixels into one super pixel. In reality, it gives only marginal benefit.
If you really want to use the benefit of lower resolution, you can simply take the pic at max mp possible, and then resize it in PP after doing noise reduction.
Noise reduction algorithms will rob image of detail, and when you downsize to 8MP from 14MP(scale image using one of the scaling algorithms, you will get better detail).
Think of it this way, even a high noise image(14MP) when viewed in small size on your screen(1600x1200), it appears noise free, when you look at it 100%, you see all the flaws.
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Guys - I wanted to check if anyone here is using a Olympus SP800 UZ - a friend of mine is in the US and I would want to get this from there.

Would help me much if you let me know the pros and cons of the camera and approximate cost of the same here in India.

Also, tips on how to avoid customs will be helpful...
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Hand carried cameras don't attract custom duties. I have carried enough cameras via customs to know that.
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Guys - I wanted to check if anyone here is using a Olympus SP800 UZ - a friend of mine is in the US and I would want to get this from there.

Would help me much if you let me know the pros and cons of the camera and approximate cost of the same here in India.

Also, tips on how to avoid customs will be helpful...
While i won't be able to help you regarding the camera since i haven't used it, i would like to tell you that its easy to get camera from USA.

Your friend just needs to carry it with himself/herself. Get a camera case to avoid damage and put it inside and carry it on the shoulder. I have carried two cameras and one camcorder without raising any question. So it should be peanuts for your friend.

The other accessories like the box, cd, manual can be carried inside the check-in bag. The box needs to be fold flat in order to avoid any questions.
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Hand carried cameras don't attract custom duties. I have carried enough cameras via customs to know that.
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While i won't be able to help you regarding the camera since i haven't used it, i would like to tell you that its easy to get camera from USA.

Your friend just needs to carry it with himself/herself. Get a camera case to avoid damage and put it inside and carry it on the shoulder. I have carried two cameras and one camcorder without raising any question. So it should be peanuts for your friend.

The other accessories like the box, cd, manual can be carried inside the check-in bag. The box needs to be fold flat in order to avoid any questions.

Thank you guys for the suggestion!
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Fuji HS10 price dropped to 24K, makes it a good buy now. Any specific reasons to keep away from the cam?
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Fuji HS10 price dropped to 24K, makes it a good buy now. Any specific reasons to keep away from the cam?
No specific reason ( that I know of anyway)

Remember image sensor wise - its still and P&S in a SLR body.
Buy it only if you really want the extra zoom,else there are cheaper options in the P&S world.
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Hey Amp, Sorry to confuse you mate. What is meant was they (FZ40 and FZ100) may look similar in specs of their Lens but the lenses are actually functionally completely different. I donno if i make snese, but here are a few links if you wanna read-up. I hope some of the experts from our forum can help me explain this to you .

CCD and CMOS sensors | DigicamGuides.com
Thanks guys. Any reviews of the FZ100?
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Here are a couple of them - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review | PhotographyBLOG

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review | Compact Digital Cameras | CNET UK
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I need to buy a point and shoot for my wife. We already have a DSLR, so need suggestions on a camera that is:

1. Easy to carry.
2. HD Video recording.
3. Good image quality.
4. VFM.

Thinking of a 12 MP camera. So far biased towards the Panasonic Lumix cameras:
DMC-F3 and DMC-ZR3.

I came across a deal for the DMC-F3 @ $75 (Used camera)
Website: B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography, Camcorders


Can you guys give your inputs on the same? Also, can you advice any place online where I can get good deals for cameras in the US.

Thank you!
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