Sony H9 Test photos and comments


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Allan Teo

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The following images are

A) High ISO is copied from the mstick , resized to 600x400. No other processing
is done. All taken in A mode, F=8

B) ISO 80 photo has shadow highlight adjusted to show the rocks.



ISO 3200


1600


800


400



ISO80 against the sun.. F8, Drange seems good. Taken in A mode.
You adjust the exposure +/- until you can see that the highlight is not blown
with the reflection on the water.

Other comments:
There seems to be a BUG, the ISO jammed at 400 until I messed around
with the camera. It is unexplained..

LCD: During composition, there seems to be a very bad purple
tinge on the whole LIVE view, making is hard to compose

Night Shot Mode is daylight is DISABLED by firmware. the aperature
becomes fixed at F4.

If you want a versatile camera for loads of fun, I think this camera
does the job. If you are looking to do fine detail, you'd better stick
to ISO 80-200 until you can test for yourself if ISO 400-3200 destroys
the detail you are expecting.

Any Dark Object could cause RED color noise if not exposed properly.

A bit of noise processing would reduce the noise. Printing out
on a printer would afterward should be no problem. If you want to Pixel PEEP
you will of course be disappointed.

The quality of the zoom is very crappy if you want fine details.
Dark objects come out with a lot of red interferrence noise at ISO 400 in full daylight.
Avoid shooting dark objects at high ISO. (400-3200)

Allan
 

Allan Teo

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Here are the Infrared Photo tests


Point up at the grey sky


Point down away from the sun

For the IR enthusiasts you need to make your own mechanical shutter, otherwise since you
are not allowed to control the internal aperature , you need to purchase a large range
of glass to suite the change in IR light conditions as the intensity of the sun changes.

Jpeg Artifacts are very heavy

100% crop.

There seems to be no control for COMPRESSION level , only photosize. I hope sony will fix this.
I don't mind bigger files for less Jpeg Artifacts or even RAW for my own decision.



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Allan
 

Rashkae

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To be totally honest... Even the ISO 3200 images are acceptible!
 

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Hi Allan

What was the ISO for your 100% crop that showed the high compression?
 

Allan Teo

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Hi Allan

What was the ISO for your 100% crop that showed the high compression?
ISO 200. Its not high compression, it is compression artifacts.
My PC can also do high compression but with no noticable artifacts.

Of course compression also come with artifacts, however I expect
Sony to do better than this today.

Allan
 

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