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DSC-H2 Colour

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irockthecasbah says:

I've had my H2 for just over a year now and i have noticed that the colours in my pictures are not as crisp/bright as with other cameras =(

If i select the vivid option i find the tone of the picture just isn't right, the colours look false and often appear totally different to the source subject.

Is this just a trait of the model or am i doing something wrong?

thanks in advance fro your help!
1:37PM, 6 December 2007 PDT (permalink)

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RTrevisoli says:

Hello,

Check the option of MENU/ISO its camera!


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Phydeaux Haxor says:

I've had my H2 about six months, and already the autofocus (at intervals) does not work, the lens (on power) gets stuck, and I have to turn it off and turn it back on, the color, I haven't had much of a problem with, and the problems I have had, I got photoshop cs3 extended. But yes, an advanced point and shoot camera isn't going to get the crisp/brightness that a dSLR will get.
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Dixon Marshall says:

I have had absolutely no reliability issue with my 13 month old H2, but I do keep it immaculately clean all over, including the lens (I carry a large, plush microfiber cloth with it). Whenever there are less than ideal conditions, such as dust or rain, I keep it covered with a one-gallon zip-lock with a hole for the lens adapter.

I also rarely remove the lens adapter tube, as it serves as good protection for the lens and its mechanisms. It fits perfectly in an SLR bag with the adapter, hood, and lens cap attached.

This is not because I think the H2 is especially delicate--I am an engineer, and I'm this way with all precision equipment.

I've ordered a Canon EOS 40D, and it will get the same treatment. I will keep the excellent H2 principally for its excellent macro and telephoto capabilities. I've had a professional photographer tell me that he could not believe that many of the shots that I've done were not from a pro-grade SLR.

Dixon
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Greenbiar says:

Sometimes colors can get really awful if you don't have the correct White Balance. Try to put the camera on program mode and then take the white balance manually off a napkin.
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Dixon Marshall says:

Greenbiar, you are correct.

I do this with all indoor shots, but I find that a half sheet of quality matte photo paper (which I keep in my camera bag), gives consistently reliable results.
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RukatheBlackfish says:

Also the H2 in vivid mode does not actually truly represent the colors you see. I'd stay on normal and take the advice of the other people. But Hs I havee noticed has some issues with color especially blue. My H1 as good as it was sometimes did not capture the true color.
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