What am I doing wrong here?????

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  1. LEXTC

    LEXTC TPF Noob!

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    All the pictures that I've taken with my new camera are coming out all grainy looking!!! :confused:

    I know it has to be some kinda mess up with my settings...

    I mean I'd expect more from an 8 mp camera! :confused:
     
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    LEXTC TPF Noob!

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    I think I have the ISO up to 800 since it is pretty dark outside,
    8mp
    p quality - fine
    rec mode - normal
    color - real
    saturation, contrast, sharpness - normal
    shutter speed - 1600


    without stock flash
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    With stock flash
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    I know the grainyness is probably just caused by the lack of light but I know i've seen pictures taken at night look way better than this!!! :confused:
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What camera are you using? Is it a point & shoot style digital or is it a Digital SLR?

    The sensor in a point & shoot style camera is very small. Small sensors do not perform well at higher ISO settings. You end up with noise...like you have here.

    Try setting the ISO to 400 or even 100...and use a tripod with a remote release (or self timer).

    You could also try running it through a noise reduction program like Neat Image or Noise Ninja.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    ISO 800 is your problem. I can't see a reason for 1/1600 shutter at night. Were you trying to freeze a race car at 200mph? Try it at 200 or 400 and see (if your camera has those ISOs) You can hand hold at the reciprocal of your focal length, so keep that in mind. If it's a point and shoot, try to stay above 1/60 or so, or use a tripod.
     

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