Nice shots, Jeff, and an interesting study, too. I love the first shot of the store, though I can sure see what they mean by "noisy" above ISO 100. How do you like the IS?
You're going to make me do this, aren't you?
Every Canon digital camera I've worked with has been "noisy" above ISO 200, but superb in the 50-80 ISO range. In a way it's been a lot like shooting with Velvia. The 20D was sort of an exception because it would do well with good light at 400 ISO (not clean, but relatively less noisy). I haven't shot with any of the newer generation (post 20D) Canons.
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Originally Posted by SNC1923
all in all I'm having a blast with it and I'll have to try the store at lower ISO settings when I have time. those were done at auto and it went to 800. I did a crop of the plane shot from this AM (set at 100 ISO) and again you can start to see some noise so i don't see this as a replacement for my D80 but the sony Cyber shot W100 is gonna get pretty dusty now!
The other drawback, if you will, is that it won't do RAW and jpeg med or small, just jpeg large so it really eats up the 4 gig card if I have both going. It would be nice to have jpeg small like my DSLR cause I like to download the pic's into my Archos 605 PVP to view the results while on the go or on travel, (it has an 800x640 display) but whatcha gonna do?
The face decection mode can be a bit cludgy as well if there are more than just one or two so don't know if I'll use that much. we'll see. The viewfinder is nice and sharp and easy to view thru, even with glasses though with the option for grid lines in the 3" display and with IS I'm shooting more with it at arms length something that the other P&S didn't handle well below 1/125.
I like the color rendition and with many of the test shots I've done, then run thru auto correction in PS unlike the sony, ofhen there are very little changes made by PS. And I love the way you can push the function set button and most of the main most used function pop up around the display so you can move between them quickly without going in and searching thru several levels of menus.
Gee, I quess I'm kinda hooked, huh?
So my camera arrived last night. I unpacked, already had a charged battery, and pretty much flew out the door to go play poker.
On the way home, after midnight, and with a few more dollars than I left home with, I stopped to snap a few pictures with my Bogen window-mount "tripod."
Here are my first three efforts:
Prime cut, a local gourmet butcher shop. Pricey, but the best ribs money can buy locally.
It's rather amazing and not a little incongruous to run across a wine bar in Bakersfield.
Nearing home, 50 mph, reeking of cigars. The host's wife made killer sausage spaghetti and offered blueberry pie for dessert. There might have been some Jack Daniel's thrown into the mix sometime during the evening.
All shot with long exposures, ISO 80, RAW. Click on the image for exif.
These are unretouched snapshots, of course, but so far I'm impressed. Four of us are headed out to the RV show this afternoon. I'll try to get some comparison shots with the G9 and the 40D.