Question about XZ-1

Started Jun 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
Steven Wandy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,349
Re: Question about XZ-1

Don't have the Pana P&S that you mention - always had either Canon or Olympus P&S cameras - but I have been very, very happy with the indoors/low light shots from the XZ-1.

Two points - I am not as anal as others about higher ISO noise (I still remember Kodax Tri-x X and their ASA 1600 films) and I don't feel that the loss of detail/smudging from the Oly higher ISO noise processing is as bad as other do. But it does tend to smudge the details, so I will shoot RAW and do the processing myself.
This was shot in JPEG at ISO 800 when I first got the camera.

This was shot in RAW at ISO 800 and no noise reduction aside from conversion from RAW to JPEG in LR3.4.

Also, as others have pointed out, the flash on the camera is great for fill shots because the large aperture lens still allows a lot of ambient light in.
Hope this helps, Steve

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