Joe M Amadas

Lives in Spain Spain
Joined on Feb 21, 2011


Total: 4, showing: 1 – 4

2012 - the year most people skip upgrading and go for the price reduced 2011 models if they need a new super zoom.
And 420 Euro = $565 for a HX30V is just crazy - most retailers won´t even bother...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 13:38 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (141 comments in total)

who in his right mind would use the Kodak name to offer a new camera?
The Kodak name stands for cheap crap since a long time now.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 19:28 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies

it is pretty much the same camera as the SZ-30MR
Same 16MP sensor, same lens.
I had this camera for one day and took it through the paces, wrote a blog about it.
It was the worst picture quality camera I had in over 12 years and a sensor IS with that zoom range just does not work.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:39 UTC as 12th comment
In reply to:

spidermoon: I rarely use those big guns for simple adjusting light/shadow/contrast, i'm using FastStone Image viewer, try this with the first jpg: open the photo, use Adjust Lighting on the left menu (move your mouse to the left), push shadows to +50, highlights to -50, contrast to 10. This works very well, even on the original 800k jpeg. For funny HDR looks, push shadows to +60, drop highlights to -80 and push contrast to 50 ;)
With original jpg or raws from camera this work surprisingly well.

me too, I shoot so that the highlights are not blown out and then get the detail out of the too dark areas with around up to +50 for the shadows. contrast is mostly a bit enhanced as are saturation and sharpness.
done in a few seconds, simple and free

try for yourself, just download the original picture above and change in faststone to:
shadow +38
highlights -18
saturation +8
contrast +5
sharpness +17
and wow

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 22:49 UTC
Total: 4, showing: 1 – 4