Panasonic DMC-FZ10 EXIF errors.

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Stan, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Stan

    Stan Guest

    I just recently acquired software that reads EXIF, and I have begun to
    experiment with manual settings on my Panasonic FZ10, to compare the
    manual results with those of the auto-exposure option.

    I shot several images, once with a manual setting, and another of the
    same scene using auto exposure, to compare the two. Auto-exposure
    usually set the exposure -1/3 stop compared to my manual settings. Both
    were pretty close, and good images.

    What I notice is as follows:

    1. EXIF indicates "Flash Used" always, regardless of whether flash is
    used or not;

    2. EXIF indicates Shutter speed always 1 stop lower than actually set
    (in manual mode). If I set the exposure for manual, f4 @1/500, EXIF
    records "Manual, f4 @ 1/250."

    3. When my image counter reached image #P1000986, it jumped to #P1010001

    I'm surprised by the unreliability of the recorded EXIF data.

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    Stan, Nov 18, 2004
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    Stan Guest


    I was looking at the EXIF with PhotoBase (bundled software). I just
    looked at it with IrfanView, and the data is just as I set the camera.
    IrfanView also provides about 3 to 4 times as much information, too.

    It still doesn't explain the photo sequence number problem, though.



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    My Canon cameras have a limit to the number of images that they'll
    store in a folder in the CF card. When the limit is reached,
    further images are stored in a new folder. If your Panasonic works
    similarly perhaps it was storing images in a #P100 folder when it
    reached its limit for the current folder, and then resumed saving
    images in a new #P101 folder? If the folder name is part of the
    image name, the next image filename would then be #P1010001.
     
    BillB, Nov 19, 2004
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    Stan Guest

    I think you may be right. The manual gives some clues, but no detail
    about how it handles the images.


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