airina

airina

Joined on Jan 1, 2013

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On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (417 comments in total)
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airina: I recently purchased XZ-2 (having read this review) and I have been extremely disappointed with its focus performance. It can't lock on most of the time indoors with low light levels. So I end up being forced to use manual focus - it works great, but definetely not for moving objects: by the time I'm done setting it up, the moment is gone (when taking pictures of my child).

Everything else in the camera works quite well for me.

The focusing problem is really bothering me though and I am looking to buy a different camera that would perform better indoors - in low light conditions. Could anyone recommend what to go with, out of your own experience?.. Any advise will be much appreciated!!

Thanks for the video - that's exactly the problem I've been experiencing. For except i primarily use some other focus point than center and in that case it doesn't lock onto the manually selected point when in multipoint focus mode.

In this demo the camera manages to choose the subject correctly with all focus points selected - however in slightly more challenging circumstances it simply locks focus on some arbitrary spot in the frame. I'm no expert by all means, but it seems odd to me that if i am setting up a portrait shot, the camera chooses to focus on the chin / neck area... To answer my own concern, it probably locks onto wherever it can see most contrast in this case. Again, this is true for dimly lit indoor scenarios.

I love the camera, and i am torn between the option of exchanging it for either p7700 or G15, each most likely having their own problems, or just keeping it and using workaround solutions (just that for its price it's a shame to have this limitation!).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:11 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (417 comments in total)

I recently purchased XZ-2 (having read this review) and I have been extremely disappointed with its focus performance. It can't lock on most of the time indoors with low light levels. So I end up being forced to use manual focus - it works great, but definetely not for moving objects: by the time I'm done setting it up, the moment is gone (when taking pictures of my child).

Everything else in the camera works quite well for me.

The focusing problem is really bothering me though and I am looking to buy a different camera that would perform better indoors - in low light conditions. Could anyone recommend what to go with, out of your own experience?.. Any advise will be much appreciated!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 18:44 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
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