I think I'm seeing excessive noise???

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  1. cpimp

    cpimp TPF Noob!

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    So I bought my fujifilm s5100 like a week ago and I am really experiencing quite a bit of noise. Maybe its just me so I included a couple sample shots. What do you guys think, whats going wrong?
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    I have owned a couple fuji point and shoot cameras (im not sure if yours is point or shoot or not). But both of them I owned had HORRIBLE noise problems (they looked just like your pics). My fuji cameras were some of the lower end models though (a210, etc.)

    Now I have my canon 20D and dont worry about noise anymore.
     
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    What ISO setting did you use? The higher you go the more noise you'll get.
     
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    That looks about right for a digital point & shoot camera. The sensors on those things are just so small...you get noise...especially with higher ISO settings.

    A DSLR with a larger sensor will produce images with far less noise.
     
  5. cpimp

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    well, after photoshop I'm really not dissapointed with the shot. I guess i'll just have to get over it... and the model camera I have is halfway between a DSLR and a point and shoot. Thanks for the ideas.
     
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    There are a few good noise reduction programs out there...so yes, you can deal with the noise.

    The 'SLR-like' cameras, like yours, have a lot of the features of SLR cameras, pretty good lenses and decent image quality. However, they use the same sensors as the little cameras. Yours is 1/2.7 " (5.27 x 3.96 mm). Compare that to something like the Rebel XT (22.2 x 14.8 mm)...you will see that the DSLR sensor is much bigger even though it only records twice as many mega pixels. That's why there is much less noise from a DSLR.

    I don't mean to belittle your camera or to make you feel bad about your purchase. You can get great images from it. You will just have to deal with the noise.
     
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    Were these underexposed and lightened in photoshop? The midtones are awful high. More contrast would help.
     
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    well, those were the original images posted earlier... the colouring, noise, everything seems pretty weird. The post photoshop image I'm pretty pleased with...
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    and how might i go about dealing with noise in photoshop, I'm not that familiar with the program
     
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    Well, getting rid of noise means blurring the photo some. You can try the dust and scratches filter, but you'll need to do a careful USM afterwards. Also try duplicating the background layer, gaussian blur at 6 pixels, then reduce the layer opacity down, from 20%-50%.
     
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    I just realized the unsharp mask created some noise on the picture i posted above... that was a really weird picture, I am not finding excessive noise in many of my shots
     

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