2012 - the year most people skip upgrading and go for the price reduced 2011 models if they need a new super zoom.And 420 Euro = $565 for a HX30V is just crazy - most retailers won´t even bother...
who in his right mind would use the Kodak name to offer a new camera?The Kodak name stands for cheap crap since a long time now.
it is pretty much the same camera as the SZ-30MRSame 16MP sensor, same lens.I had this camera for one day and took it through the paces, wrote a blog about it. It was the worst picture quality camera I had in over 12 years and a sensor IS with that zoom range just does not work.
spidermoon: I rarely use those big guns for simple adjusting light/shadow/contrast, i'm using FastStone Image viewer, try this with the first jpg: open the photo, use Adjust Lighting on the left menu (move your mouse to the left), push shadows to +50, highlights to -50, contrast to 10. This works very well, even on the original 800k jpeg. For funny HDR looks, push shadows to +60, drop highlights to -80 and push contrast to 50 ;) With original jpg or raws from camera this work surprisingly well.
me too, I shoot so that the highlights are not blown out and then get the detail out of the too dark areas with around up to +50 for the shadows. contrast is mostly a bit enhanced as are saturation and sharpness.done in a few seconds, simple and free
try for yourself, just download the original picture above and change in faststone to:shadow +38 highlights -18 saturation +8contrast +5 sharpness +17 and wow