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Image parameters (contd.)

Contrast

Adjusting the tone alters the shape of the 'S curve' used to map the linear image data captured by the sensor into the correct gamma. A lower contrast setting maintains more of the original data's dynamic range but leads to a flatter looking image. A higher contrast setting stretches the grayscale (dark to light) of the image and could lead to clipping of both shadow detail and highlights. Like its predecessor the E-420 doesn't really provide too much latitude of adjustment here. This setting provides more of a contrast fine tuning and you are better off doing this on your computer.

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Saturation

Saturation adjustment allows you to control the strength of color in the final image. As you can see from the crops below the latitude of adjustment for this setting is again quite limited. If you prefer your color a little stronger out of the camera you can use a +1 setting without having to worry about over-saturating your images.

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AARTHu

I bought this oldie digital as a first experience vith digital cameras, even still use film mainly. So may it was a wrong decision, but I stay beside classic film photography. This camera slow, cheap and only manual mode able to firing promptly. I missed such a moments just because it wait so much before release the shutter. The lens as it is, so far from my zeiss with contax 35mm. Obviously nonsense to compare 66 rolleiflex images. There are lots of set up features, but practically takes long time to modify them, which disturb so much the picture taking. The CF card door a slim plastic door, very fragile. The viewfinder very small. All around this model are far away any real reflex cameras, it seems who design it just never take pictures with a proper camera. I can not recommend this camera, better to smash them all in the name of photography.

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