Comparing this image with the previous image shows the optical telephoto gain achieved by switching the camera from 8 megapixels to 3 megapixels (504mm to 803mm). An intermediate setting of 5 megapixels, which boosts the optical telephoto to 644mm, can also be selected. ISO 200. No PP noise reduction. Hand held at 35mm equivalent focal length of 803mm. Stabilizer setting #2. Other camera settings were: Contrast: +1; Sharpness: 0; Saturation: +1; Noise Reduction: 0. Image modified in PhotoShop Elements 5.0. These houses were far down in a valley below the Blue Ridge Parkway.