Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by portajesus, Jul 25, 2006.
Do most P&S cameras have this much noise at ISO 400? Or is my camera just a piece..
if you want SLR quality, buy an SLR
Well, obviously.. Just kinda curious if ISO400 is very low for a P&S or average
plus the amount of noise is nuts
still better than a Nikon DSLR
I doubt it
I take it you use a Canon. Is a 350Ds noise at 1600 less than that?
Most P&S cameras only go up to 400; a few can do 800 but even then they produce a lot of noise.
My camera does the same (Casio Exilim Z-55). More light = less visible noise?
It's the difference between a CCD sensor and CMOS.
CCD has far far smaller pixels. The picture you took is a little underexposed. Expose a little more and a lot of that noise will not be so bad. Noise is always the worst in shadows (because the sensors do not have as many photons to work with, and since the sensitivity is high, the variation between photo detectors is high, thus giving you noise)
The only P&S camera that takes good high ISO photo is the Sony R1 thanks to its APS size image sensor.
I got a Canon SD700.
I'm disappointed with the level of noise at 400 and 800. There is even a good bit at 200 in low light. I'm thinking my Old CDMavica had less noise than this new camera.
Edit: Just checked and my Mavica CD-500 has a larger sensor than the SD700 Of course I can't fit it in my pocket.