Post By wt21
Post By KianO
August 7th, 2012, 11:49 PM
RX100: is it just me, or is this thing a high ISO machine (but weaker in low ISO)
I'll try to post some pics, but this little thing is incredible at ISO3200 for what it is (a pocket camera). It's better than my EPM1!
But I've got some ISO200-400 shots, especially with high contrast, where there's some white bleeding kind of effects. And generally not as clean as I had hoped. I only have 40 indoor around-the-house test shots so far, but wondering what others are finding.
I have to relearn how to shoot with a compact zoom again! Haven't done this in years.
August 8th, 2012, 03:07 AM
I've had that on a few shots where there are harsh contrasts, highlights and shadows. I wonder if that may come from the Dynamic Range Optimisation, have you turned that on?
Originally Posted by wt21
August 8th, 2012, 10:39 AM
I returned mine because the pictures just did not look right to me, and I figured I would not use it that much anyway. RAW was much better, but for now requires a lot of lens correction.
August 8th, 2012, 11:52 AM
KianO is on to something. I did turn off DRO for some am shooting today, and the pics have improved. I also discovered the in-cam HDR. Nice!
August 8th, 2012, 12:16 PM
I've never turned DRO on. I either use DR-Off (mostly) or Auto HDR, which is pretty handy and effective when the situation calls for it. Sounds like DRO is better avoided?
August 8th, 2012, 01:50 PM
DRO just seems to lift everything. Worse blown highlights with DRO. Auto HDR is sweet. I also tried 6 stop HDR in some torture tests, and it pulled through. I found a real easy 2 step process that worked pretty well. HDR in cam, then "auto tone" and LR, and the pics came out nicely balanced. Only issue with Auto HDR of course, is the lag, but it's much quicker than I thought it would be (oh, and of course the problem of lateral movement in the frame).
Last edited by wt21; August 8th, 2012 at 04:36 PM.
August 8th, 2012, 04:28 PM
"The RX100 shoots Seal in concert" on Steve Huff blog. I've looked at some of those ISO1600 shots, they are great!
August 12th, 2012, 05:00 AM
Use the Pana GX1 for lower isos ........ a 45mm in marginal light, sits well with the 28mm RX100 ............................................yet to use the zoom I also enjoy the 28mm sigma DP1
Last edited by lapsa; August 12th, 2012 at 05:03 AM.
August 12th, 2012, 04:18 PM
DRO is adjustable - when I use it I normally set it to level 3 or 4. It's not something to turn on and forget about. You need to learn what it does and use where appropriate (or just fix it all in LR when RAW support becomes available.)
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