A&P Konica Minolta Dimage Z5 owners and photo pros, in here.

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  1. nateg

    nateg New Member

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    Yeah, so I bought a refurbished Z5 as a beginners camera and I love it.

    The only issues I've been having are some speckles in the pics, which usually occur when I'm taking indoor or outdoor night shots. Is this typical for this camera or for all 5mp cameras? Or could I just have a shitty digital camera?

    Oh and for most of you digi cam owners, what quality setting and size are you using? Right now I've got the best one on this camera which is 2560x1920 and "fine" quality? Do I really need the best setting even for really good shots? If I switch the qaulity from Fine to Standard it seems to look the same and I get an extra 70 photos on my card, but I will eventually print and frame some of these photos. :dunno:

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    Shitty indoor/night speckles I was talking about. :hs:
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    EDIT: Pics were resized cause I can't find an uploader that'll take a 1.8MB pic. :hs:
     
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    I think speckles you are talking about are usually referred to as noise. Noise is obvious in both film and digital pictures if the images are overexposed. You may want to use teh noise reduction tool in PS.

    and yes keep the resolution of 2560x1920 and the fine setting to get better results. You cannot tell sometime on the camera preview screen if there is a difference in quality. You will begin to notice difference in sharpness when the pics are loaded to your computer, and you will notice that you cannot make prints very big with lower quality settings.
     
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    Thanks.

    I miss my photoshop. I left my copy back in Boston. :hs:
     
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    I had a Z6. It was so bad at taking anything that I returned it to Amazon. I can expand if you like... I took 1500 photos so it wasn't just something little, I HATED it.
     
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    i have a konica minolta D5 btw :wiggle:
     
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    noise occurs more at a higher ISO, not overexposure. Your camera probably automatically increases ISO so it can use faster shutter speeds indoors or at night. If you can manually set it, do it and then use a tripod or hold the camera more steady
     
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    tru tru forgot about that :x:
     
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    I'll have to look into this. Thanks!:bigthumb:
     
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    :cool:

    I'm dying to get a canon. Like an EOS 20D. :bowdown:
     

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