canon ixus 60IS very disappointed

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  1. mebond007

    mebond007 TPF Noob!

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    hi
    i just baught canon ixus 860IS recently after much research . i wen to sounth island and took some pcitures and expected sharp pictures.
    but i am very very disappointed.
    i have attched some pcitures.
    i took them at 5MP setting and fine setting.mostly in potrait or snow mode.
    It produced images of size of only 700-800 KB and the quality was much below expoctation.


    images did not come very good.
    in fact i am shocked at the images the camera produced.
    can some one explain what i did wroong. or it could be a problem with camera.
    thnaks in advance.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52195557@N00/1802867040/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52195557@N00/1802025445/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52195557@N00/1802023179/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52195557@N00/1802023731/
     
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    These pictures look very sharp. It looks like you took the photos on the lowest setting. Try shooting in RAW or the highest quality. Otherwise these photos are great.
     
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    wel itook a pic and if i open it up in IE, scroolls bar come up . exllporer shows a size of 2.5MB and a dmiension of 3264 * 2448.


    and if i open it up in IE, it is very grainy and hazy. not at all sharp.!!

    i do not know what am i doing wrong?????
    I took the picture at 8 mega pixel setting and superfine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52195557@N00/1803341064/
     
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    ixus 86? wtf?

    never heard of it. you in australia? i've only ever seen the ixus 70 and 75, very good cameras
     
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    sorry this is canon IXUS 860IS. misspelt the topic header
     
  7. Wow. I disagree with you, these are technically very good images. In terms of composition and subject matter, that's your choice. But your showing examples of some of the hardest things to shoot - ice and snow, as well as night shots. I would say the camera has done a stellar job getting these images - there's good dynamic range, compensation, and color rendition. That's a pretty good camera, give it a little time, learn how to adapt it best to your style, and I think yop'll be quite happy.
     
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    Those pics look great to my eye as well...

    Are you using a flatscreen monitor? It they aren't set at the correct resolution things can start looking pretty horrible...

    Also, Internet Explorer is a web browser, not a graphics program, images aren't going to look great in it! The camera should have come with software for viewing and doing basic editing, install it and see if viewing through that makes a difference.
     
  10. jedithebomber

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    Agreed, these images look excellent to me. Although flicker is sizing them down and your flickr settings don't allow for me to view the original size. Or if this is the original size, you need to adjust your camera. I like to take any digital photos at the highest quality setting, unless I am running out of space on my card.

    You may just need to figure out the limitations of this camera, and figure out how to use it best. For a little point and shoot, you cant expect perfection, but you can get some dang good shots none the less.
     
  11. NoNameFace

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    These are good shots! especially knowing that it comes from a P&S camera. just keep shooting man and you'll get a grip of your camera much better.
     
  12. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Anytime someone buys a camera, even a P&S, one needs a learning time to get used to the camera.

    In this case, I have to agree with the majority, the pics look very good. Maybe you are being over-critical of your shots or your expectations? (I also only see the small flikr reduced images)

    Also one cannot expect to take excellent shots 4 seconds after taking it out of the box. Someone that took the time to learn their own camera is always going to have better pics than someone that just uses it for snapshots.
     

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