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Old 09-23-2012, 12:12 PM   #51
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Sorry, I missed the last few posts here. I'm no expert on the Panasonic FZ150, once I learned the basics I got lazy and didn't explore all its possiblities but here are some basics that work for me. YMMV.

As far as low light shots go, yes I am happy with it, I take very few indoor shots but I can verify that the outdoor shots around sunrise or sunset turn out very well. Also shots in dense wood are good too. The mushroom photos I took were in deep shade. You can make some adjustments with shutter speed and aperature to get better results then just using the automatic feature. I actually never use the Intelligent Auto, I use the Program (P) mode with the AF focus setting when taking distance photos, like a landscape and the close up mode with the AFflower icon setting for close ups. I almost never use flash, this camera is good without it, but when I do use it the photos never come out with all that harsh, washed out glare that I despise.

These were taken right after I got the camera and was experimenting. All of these were near sunrise or sunset. There is a sunset feature which I tried out and is pretty good. If you are a rank amateur like me it's useful. Actually with the second photo I used the zoom and am pretty pleased with the clarity although I've learned a few things (not many!) since I took these photos. Have fun experimenting!
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #52
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Ohhhhh Linrose.......Or anyone else that can lead me in the right direction.

I'd like to bring the new camera with on the trip to Biigblueyes tomorrow.
I haven't learned very much about it yet but it does seems kind of similar in action as my current camera (which no longer captures color very well) I'd like to THINK I could take a few decent photos with wonderful, glorious COLOR once again by using this new one.

Problem is......I can not for the life of me figure out how to turn the vertical shots into horizontals to view them IN camera.
Does anyone know how to get to the controls to flip them or doesn't that camera do that?
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #53
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I couldn't find anything in the manual about that, only how to fix the rotation for display on your computer.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:02 AM   #54
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Thanks for checking. I see it does flip the ones it thinks it should but there were a few I suppose it couldn't read proper what was up or down as in... A lot of florals all in one shot pretty much taken over head. That's Ok....Going to learn by trial and error on the trip this week. If it's taking too much time away from enjoying the moments I'll go back to using the old trustworthy (but not so vivid) Fujji.
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Ummm.... I got an idea.... why not turn the camera so you can look at your verticals as horizontals until you can figure out how to flip?
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The new camera worked just fine but the videos won't play along with the photos. Just says this video can't be displayed. They show up as CONES instead. The do open up to view when I click independently upon the cones though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #57
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Ummm.... I got an idea.... why not turn the camera so you can look at your verticals as horizontals until you can figure out how to flip?
Hahaha! That's what I thought too but it doesn't work with my cam!

Hava, since you're using Google,Chrome are you also using Picasa for your photo-editing and organizing? If no, then what?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #58
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I never got around to trying out the Picassa much beyond trying to adjust a horizon in one of my photos. I recall after adjusting it, I closed the window or whatever it was and reopened it to see the change....It looked the same kitty whompus as before the adjustment was made. Hmmmmmm?

I use Windows photo gallery and Paint for any photo alterations made.

As far as the videos not showing up...My son took a look at things this weekend and found windows is NOT capable of handling the new cameras whatevers. He said turning down things in the camera would not alter things either. It's just not capable....... and I do recall reading that some computers will have trouble reading things PREVIOUS to buying it. Soooooo If I want to view things via slide show I must move ALL the videos to the folders end or it will STOP the slide show if it hits one in the process. I THINK he said they may show ok via the teli.
Bad thing is.....I have no idea what the videos are about unless I open each one AND rename them all.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #59
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You could upgrade your Windows...
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I asked my son if we could and he said we didn't need to. Hmmmmph
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