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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:44 am 
Hi everyone,
I just bought the TZ5 and I'm comparing the image quality of the TZ5 and SD700 and for some reason the canon has much crisper photos. I've taken many pictures on that camera (my friends), and none of them have ever come out blurry.

The TZ5 gave me a couple of blurry shots and it bugs me a little. The image quality doesn't seem to be as good as people say. Is there a reason for this or am I just being too picky? Thanks in advance.

TZ5 Shot

SD700 Shot

Can anyone give me some insight this is my first digital camera purchase.

EDIT: I've replaced the [img]..[/img] tags with [url]..[/url] tags. See my post below for the reason. Bob. :evil:

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:42 am 
Just so you know, the forum guidelines state that images posted must be a maximum of 1024px on their longest dimension, except for the On Assignment section in which the max is 500px. 8)

This is to ensure that everyone can view the images easily on various screen sizes and with different processors. :wink:


Last edited by Markh on Thu May 29, 2008 10:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 10:03 am 
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Hi Rameneater84,

I'm sorry I missed your first post here at CameraLabs so may I wish you a belated welcome to our friendly community.

Thanks for sharing your images with us but, as Mark points out, the forum image posting guidelines are there for a reason so I've edited your post. 3456x2592 pixels was just a tad over our requested size limit. :roll: With a combined size of nearly 5 MB your post would also have caused grief to members with slower Internet connections.

On your first image I see that the camera was working at ISO 800. The tiny sensors in compact cameras usually struggle to produce noise free images at anything more than ISO 100 and get around this by using quite aggressive noise reduction processing in the camera which has the effect of softening the image. Try going for a lower ISO number, if lighting permits or can be provided.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:43 pm 
Oh sorry about that guys lol. Ok yea i started messing around with the ISO and color modes. The pictures are a lot more consistent now. Thanks for the help.

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