Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

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visoflex Regular Member • Posts: 335
Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

This was also posted a few days go on the Fuji Finepix pages for comments -

Last weekend I took out both cameras. On high contrast scenes I set the FZ150 to High Dynamic mode, and the X20 to Auto High Dynamic.

The images were duplicated to show how the cameras coped.

Any Pana comments ? All photographs at Ladybower Reservoir Derbyshire.

p.s. Loving the X20 (ex. Leica M user) but the FZ150 scores on a number of tasks.

X20

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FZ150

FZ150

X20

FZ150

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kkardster
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Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

visoflex wrote:

p.s. Loving the X20 (ex. Leica M user) but the FZ150 scores on a number of tasks.

Nice comparison series and both cameras delivered well. Makes the FZ look like even more of a bargain than I thought!

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Jerry045
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Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

I, for one, definitely prefer the FZ150 renditions. They show a lot more details in the shadows than the X20 without blowing out the highlights.

Thanks for the comparison, it was educational.

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manthasfamily
manthasfamily Veteran Member • Posts: 6,443
Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

I'm with Jerry on this one.  The Panasonic shows more detail which to me allows for more manipulation if one wants to adjust the photo.

But....  Both are very good.

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Kevin Coppalotti Veteran Member • Posts: 9,098
Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

The original 'EXR' cameras had hardware that captured hdr scenery, but the  x trans is software exr, and as dpr mentioned in the review the sensor smudges fine detail. setting the camera to 'auto' may also be less effective than choosing the hdr setting to suit.

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Rodger1943
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Way more detail in the shadow areas (as already mentioned) in the FZ150 shots.

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GeraldW Veteran Member • Posts: 7,798
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I've found essentially the same thing with my G15 Vs the FZ150 or FZ200 at ISO 400 or lower.

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Crocodile36 Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

An impressive result from the still-wonderful FZ-150.  But do you mean "I.Dynamic"?  I can't find "High Dynamic" in the manual.

Some nice pictures of my local water supply.

Ken.

kkardster
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Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

Crocodile36 wrote:

An impressive result from the still-wonderful FZ-150. But do you mean "I.Dynamic"? I can't find "High Dynamic" in the manual.

Some nice pictures of my local water supply.

Ken.

It's one of the Creative Control modes:

[EXPRESSIVE] This is a pop art style image effect that emphasizes the color.

[RETRO] This is a soft image effect that gives the appearance of a tarnished photograph.

[HIGH KEY] Overall, the image effect will become brighter.

[SEPIA] A sepia color image effect.

[HIGH DYNAMIC] This is an impressive image effect that adjusts dark areas and bright areas to appropriate brightness, together with enhancements on colors.

[PIN HOLE] Picture is taken darker and with soft focus around the subjects.

[FILM GRAIN] Picture is taken with a grainy texture as though blasted with sand.

[MINIATURE EFFECT] This is an imaging effect which defocuses the surroundings to make it look like a diorama.

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Crocodile36 Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

Bruce,

Many thanks.  My error.  I'll look again.

Ken

jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

X20 shot is underexposed so that is expected...

Equalize both and lets see it again. After that, you can lift the shadow on the X20 coz that is what the FZ150 did here.

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OP visoflex Regular Member • Posts: 335
Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

Yes, I realise I can pp the X20 images to get to the FZ150 rendition. but these examples were with both cameras on P Auto I do not use any pp software, only the adjustments available in "Faststone"

Yes I wrongly said High Dynamic Mode for the FZ150, it is of course a Creative Control.

If I want out of camera jpgs in HD situations the FZ50 gives the gives the results I like.

I now find I am taking both camers out, if I wish to travel light the Fuji X20 in it's ever-ready case is ideal, just like my old Leica M4 days, then I will spot something that requires the FZ150 zoom !!!

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windmillgolfer
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Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

Very impressed with the FZ150 and, even better, since I upgraded to FZ200, Gerry says the FZ200 is the same.  Must try it and compare it with the 3AEB shits with HDR PP.

Given the Fuji's high dynamic range and low light capability I'd have expected it to do better.

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Re: Fuji X20 v DMC FZ150 using High Dynamic

windmillgolfer wrote:

Very impressed with the FZ150 and, even better, since I upgraded to FZ200, Gerry says the FZ200 is the same. Must try it and compare it with the 3AEB shits with HDR PP.

Given the Fuji's high dynamic range and low light capability I'd have expected it to do better.

Agreed...just the opposite of expected from the Fuji.

Definitely want to try it on my FZ200.

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