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Jan 8, 2012, 12:46 PM

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Re: [Lazlo] Mountaineering camera
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Lazlo wrote:
Image quality is very important. I took a point and shoot (panasonic Lumix) on my last trip; took over 200 photos and was not pleased with a single one.
There are a lot of different Panasonic Lumix cameras - and that's just the P&S models - using different versions of Panasonic's software, depending on model/production year. The lenses are made by Leica, and all the Leica digitals are rebranded Panasonic Lumix models. Frankly, if you didn't have one shot out of 200 that pleased you out of a Lumix, perhaps its not the camera that is the problem.

What was it that didn't please you? Did you use default settings when you made the shots or did you use some modification? For example, on my Canon P&S, I use Canon's "vivid" setting and drop exposure by 2/3 of a stop. I can recover shadow detail with post-processing, but no one can recover blown-out highlights. Did you do any post work in PS or whatever? There are extraordinarily few digital photos that do not need some degree of adjustment in the digital darkroom, even if it's just a subtle boost in saturation and a very gentle unsharp mask.

A "better" camera does not mean you will get better pictures.

If you want a pocket P&S that takes great photos and offers just enough adjustments, get a Canon S95 IS. It uses the same sensor and software as the G11 and G12 but with a faster lens at a lower price point - and it's not as bulky.

Read this:
for some suggestions.

Then for some real perspective, read these:

(This post was edited by marc801 on Jan 8, 2012, 1:26 PM)

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