Stills with Sony 760 at night

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  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone taken stills with the Sony 760 at night? If so what settings are you using?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I've been super unimpressed with the stills from that camera. I like the video, though. :)
     
  3. Gary Haynes

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    I tried it in daylight and agreed with Steve pretty bad but depends on you usage. Night would probably be worse I would imagine.
     
  4. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty surprised at the feedback. I know its not a Canon DSLR but I found it to be pretty good at least for the applications that I am doing which is mainly web. I did print out 8X10's and they looked great too. I showed the pictures to the photo faculty at my school and they were really impressed that I got these out of a camcorder. I know that the camera isn't going to cut it for larger prints but it's good for what I need. Here's some shots I took over the last month (down res'd for size)

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  5. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Those look really nice, Dave. Maybe I should give it another shot. Did you do anything special with the camera's setup? And these do appear to be slightly sharpened in post, right?
     
  6. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    HI Steve

    Thanks! The only thing I do with the camera is run it in manual focus mode. One thing I will preface is that I have the newer PJ-760 which is supposed to be the exact version of the CX-760 but just with a projector. I don't know if any improvements are made or not. Yes I do a bit of post production cleanup so I do admit its not raw like that coming out of the camera. In Photoshop I modify the curves a little for contrast, add about 3% saturation, and add a little green to make the trees, fairways and greens pop! I just figure who cares if tts coming out of the camera like that raw or if I just clean up a little in post. I normally have to crop anyway regardless.
     

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