NEX-F3 frustration--is this related to ISO 200?

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: NEX-F3 frustration--is this related to ISO 200?

2eyesee wrote:

You say both photos were taken at dusk, but the photo taken with the Panasonic is clearly in full sunlight. You can see by the hard shadows cast by the boat that the shot is well lit with plenty of contrast and a warm tone provided by the sun which looks like its just about to set.

The NEX photo, on the other hand, is a shot taken with most of the subject matter in shadow so it will naturally look rather flat and dull in comparison.

As I said, I do not have direct comparison shots. But trust me, the Panasonic would have "let in" light for the second shot to produce it a little better.

I'm not saying you don't have a point, but your chosen photos don't demonstrate it. One thing's for sure though is that it won't have anything to do with your chosen ISO or aperture.

Then what is it?

You'll probably find it's just that you like the out of camera jpg's the Panasonic produces better than the NEX. As dTew recommended, have a look at the 'Creative Style' settings. You mention sunset and landscape photos - there are Creative Styles for just these scenarios designed to enhance the natural tones in these types of photos. You may find these produce more pleasing results for you.

I've been trying with those, they don't do the job. I deleted a whole bunch of sunset sky shots taken with the Sony because even in post they did not do the trick. And I tried everything--from full auto and Sunset mode to full manual and tweaking A and S..

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