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Digital Compact Tips

Discussion in 'Photography & The Digital Darkroom' started by Nilz, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Nilz
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    Right, some of you know I was after a decent Digital Compact, so eventually opted for the Panasonic TZ7, I have it now, but wanted to know if anyone can give any decent hints or tips on getting some decent pics.

    Thanks in advance
    Nilz
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    Depends on what sort of pics you're wanting to take really Nilz.

    The auto mode and the intelligent ISO mode are good as are some of the preset scenery modes. I have a TZ3 but its pretty much the same to use.

    For low light indoor stuff use the inteligent ISO setting. If you want to do some night stuff without flash then use the night scenery mode. The camera will have options of how long to leave the shutter open so just pick one to suit what you like. The longer you leave it open the more detail you will have. You have to make sure you leave it on something solid/tripod so it doesnt wobble. I've only ever used the night scenery mode on mine once (I use my DSLR for that stuff normally) and it was pretty good.

    Are you encountering a few problems?, if so post some up and let us know what you're doing and I'll try and help you out.

    T
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    Cheers for this Tom, I took a few pics from the meet tonite, but they just all came out really dark, and yes the flash was on before anyone asks..lol!!

    im not too clued up on the ISO and Shutter thing, so any more info on that would be great mate.
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    Nilz Nilz Nilz!!! Why oh why dont you just phone me!..tut tut :photo:
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    also just got a TZ7 :) just starting to play with it
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    Cal, i'll give you a ring one of the nights, or next time we meet, we can go thru a few of the settings.

    FM, what do you think??

    What Memory Card did you go/are you going for?
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    so far so good Ive got a sandisc extreme in it atm but im going to try either a play class 6 card ( about 14 quid for 3 x 4gb) or my dads 16gb PNY one but I think that is class 4 but worth a punt as they are £17 for a 16gb card :)

    might get to try out some pics and HD video this set off work :) been reading loads on av forums
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    Post some results guys!
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    Will do, dude ;)
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    ok was at footy this weekend and got these just messing 1st half i used ia then put it in sport mode and seemed better little and large form other side of pitch half way up


    [​IMG]
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    idea of where the pic was taken from
    they were over the rhs between area and center circle
    [​IMG]

    video is too big to upload on photobucket :(
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    hmm it might have uploaded but quality isnt as good as it is on my pc :(
    [​IMG]
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    Some good pics there dude.
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