l We Apologise For The Inconvenience: As promised...

September 15, 2005

As promised...

Had the camera for a couple of days now, so the obligatory pictures are now live, straight out of the camera with no post-processing of any kind whatsoever:

Note the very neutral colours, and smooth tonality. In-camera contrast and saturation were set to "low" which is the minimum. Size was 640x480 pixels (the smallest option) and quality was 1/8 JPG, the most lossy and therefore lowest quality. Not bad, huh? 140mm equivalent. Not sure how close I was (close enough to require macro mode, but not close enough to hit minimum focus-distance limitations). Program mode, ISO80 (minimum), Auto White Balance. Yes, it's not tack-sharp, neither is it contrasty, nor eye-poppingly rich in colour... that's a matter of preference and taste, but I wanted to see what this thing can do out of the box, so to speak. Minimal processing in-situ will allow for better results later in an image editor.

One of my favourite things about the camera is the incredibly fast lens (numerically smaller f-number), so transition from in-focus to out-of-focus is very creamy, as surely you have noted above.

Another example is the egg photo to the right where you can better see the effect of the foreground being out of focus. The slightly green tinge is due to camera being in AWB mode under flourescent lights--very few cameras can pull off perfect hues under those conditions.


Anonymous Ryan M said...

Very nice! Glad you got the battery issue sorted (I assume?)

September 16, 2005 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger iddi said...

Batt issue is not yet sorted... I've only gotten one cycle through the camera, so a few more samples are in order before any definitive fault can be determined.

September 16, 2005 at 12:43 AM  

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