Review of SX10IS and comparison with FZ28

Started Nov 19, 2008 | Discussions thread
CMD is me Contributing Member • Posts: 636
Re: I asked the reviewer about this...

Not really sure what that graph means, but it looks nice.

Per the reviewers comments, I'm curious what apertures the camera selects. In AUTO, when does the FZ28 pick f7 at full zoom rather than its sweet spot? Was the shutter speed high enough to not warrant f4.4? Does it do any better in SCENE modes?

I have a S5. It usually picks the largest aperture. In AUTO or P it pretty much stays between f3.5-4 from 35-430. In PORTRAIT or SPORTS it always uses the largest aperture unless the shutter is too fast.

My TZ4 (which has no A/S priority) acts similar. Here's the aperture selected at each focal length in a moderate, but not bright light (exposures were 1/160-400):

28 30 32 34 36 38 42 48 56 64 74 86 110 140 210 280
3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.9

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