HX9V sample photo, as I learn to tame it

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Brian S Kerr New Member • Posts: 6
HX9V sample photo, as I learn to tame it

I got a HX9V a few days ago as a pocket alternative to my 'real' camera. I wasn't that impressed with some of the sample images I saw beforehand, but I must admit I've been pleasantly surprised with it and it is certainly fun to use.

Here's a picture I took earlier today in my local park of a Mandarin Duck, straight out the camera. A bit mushy if you look at pixel level, but not so bad if you resize it down a bit.

The various auto modes seem too keen to push the ISO up, so here it's been set to 100.

Brian S Kerr OP New Member • Posts: 6
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Another example photo of a feathery friend to see the kind of picture popping out of the HX9V. Once again it's straight out of the camera with no fiddling!

I'm disappointed when I pixel peep, but happy at screen size and very happy that it fits in my pocket with a rather good zoom!

busch
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Tame it? Looks to me like you about have it eating out of your hand already!

If you don't mind, I would like to print the duck at DIN 3 size to see how it looks. I suspect it is going to be excellent.

Both images are beautiful!

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mvpers New Member • Posts: 12
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that first shot really hits me!

i love it.

that was from the HX9? wow!

GD1 Regular Member • Posts: 358
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Great shots - those shots are making me want to upgrade from my HXV5!

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The Mandarin Duck looks very nice. It appears to have been in sunlight, so the slow shutter speed of 1/80 seems to be unnecessary. If you'd put it in P mode and dropped the EV by 1/3-stop, it would probably have given you a shutter of 1/400 or faster and eliminated the slight blur. The slightly lower exposure would also have helped.
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MarioV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,416
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Brian S Kerr wrote:

I'm disappointed when I pixel peep, but happy at screen size and very happy that it fits in my pocket with a rather good zoom!

You just said it all, Brian.
You gotta be happy with those photos. Great shots. Well done.

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Stephen McDonald wrote:

The Mandarin Duck looks very nice. It appears to have been in sunlight, so the slow shutter speed of 1/80 seems to be unnecessary. If you'd put it in P mode and dropped the EV by 1/3-stop, it would probably have given you a shutter of 1/400 or faster and eliminated the slight blur. The slightly lower exposure would also have helped.
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I agree about the MD, the swan is excellent though, well done and have fun, as for pixel peep dont bother, these will print lovely at A4 & A3.

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Joe M Amadas Regular Member • Posts: 181
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Brian, love the duck picture.

Would you please consider to join us at the Sony HX9V Flickr group, so we may have a look in full size please?
http://www.flickr.com/groups/hx9v/

Brian S Kerr OP New Member • Posts: 6
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Will do. If you click on the link after the picture name "(Original)" you should be able to see it full size 4608x3456.

David T. Long Senior Member • Posts: 2,010
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Rally nice.

I am also finding the low light shots without flash using the various was of the multi-image combination (e.g., HDR) are looking great (will be working more onthat tonite and if looks good will post). Also manual WB seems to nail low light shoots as will as indorr shots in general.
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David T. Long Senior Member • Posts: 2,010
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So was this in P mode with default settings (e.g., standard color, saturation, etc?)

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Brian S Kerr OP New Member • Posts: 6
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Yes, David. The mandarin duck was P Mode with standard colour, saturation, contrast and sharpness. ISO set to 100 rather than Auto.

The swan was the same I think, but with Auto ISO which ended up at ISO 500.

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Would love to see more samples. It's looking like an interesting camera.
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JohnWho Contributing Member • Posts: 853
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Joe M Amadas wrote:

Brian, love the duck picture.

Would you please consider to join us at the Sony HX9V Flickr group, so we may have a look in full size please?
http://www.flickr.com/groups/hx9v/

Hey Joe -

Can I join, too?

Or don't my images qualify? -

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1009&thread=38275309

David T. Long Senior Member • Posts: 2,010
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I vote for John and can I play?

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David T. Long Senior Member • Posts: 2,010
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cool great stuff, the info really helps.

All I have to shoot for now is my dog inside and bare trees and rain outside. Although we do have a permanent population of ducks on our river, hmmm.
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JohnWho Contributing Member • Posts: 853
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David T. Long wrote:

Although we do have a permanent population of ducks on our river, hmmm.
David T. Long

Duck pictures really quack me up!

Brian S Kerr OP New Member • Posts: 6
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Here's a close-up of a mayfly I saw by the River Thames today. Well, I didn't have my DSLR and 100mm f2.8 macro lens with me, but did have the HX9 in my pocket. Not the best quality photo in the world but better than no photo at all!

David T. Long Senior Member • Posts: 2,010
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Ok here is a pic. This is to illustrate what might be very cool. Warning this is not art and the good news is that the PP patrol will have fun :).

But, this was with out flash and only ambient light using the HDR mode. Under any cercumstances a hard shot. Light directly in front of the lens and then various lights along the way. I used manual WB, but did not post process.

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