2.) I find the best photos are
taken when I use a higher Image size/resolution ( like 1280x960 or
even higher). It does take up more space on the memory stick and the size
is quite large, but it's worth the clarity. Investing in a larger memory stick
is definitely worth the investment.
3.) Using the Sharpness Level option in conjunction
with the higher resolution - - makes for great computer photos, reproduced
photos on photo paper, as well as poster size print-outs.
4.) Rarely do I use the focus and AE options,
but when I do - - that can make a difference in the photo as
5.) Later, on the computer I can cut away the
excess, without cutting away the size of the desired subject or reducing the
quality of the photo. If I do reduce the total size of the photo it's
still better quality than beginning with a lower resolution/Image size -
like 640x480. The program I use to help with cropping etc. is Paint
Shop Pro 7.
6.) Photo quality IS compromised a little
though when compressed for displaying the photo on Iris-Photos, so expect
hope these hints help.
The Carl Zeiss MTF lens does a top notch job
reproducing the subject for clarity and contrast. (I don't know
if yours came with one or not. The older models of Sony Cyber Shots did.)
also have a built in microphone - so you can record the names of the iris
(or whatever) as you take the photo. (that comes in handy)