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Old Jan 21, 2007, 5:25 PM   #1
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So far I'm not too impressed with my new Olympus 1000. I had the Olympus C-50 for four years without any issues. I thought it was time for an upgrade.
After taking a few pictures (indoors) with image quality SHQ 3648 x 2735 I noticed a know issue. The picture is too grainy. Grainy with the camera set to the highest quality.
According to the manual the cause is as follows:

Using the digital zoom can cause grainy pictures. I'm not using digital zoom.

When ISO sensitivity is increased ‘noise' will appear as spots of unwanted color. This is what leads me to my question. Page #21 in the manual describes how to change the ISO sensitivity. On the camera itself I can see the ISO option under the menu. I just can't access it. It's grayed out. Can someone please help me gain access to this option? Lowering the ISO sensitivity should clean up the graininess.
Thanks for the help.

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Old Jan 21, 2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Page 12 of the advanced pdf manual says that if you are in full auto mode the camera the camera will set the ISO automatically.

Just wondering if thats the problem and you may need to go into program auto.

You also may want to turn the so called image stabilization off, as its not real IS where the lens or sensor moves to counteract shake, but a combination of software blur removal and boosting sensitivity (aka boost iso to get fast shutter and who cares of the high ISO reduces the picture to a mess of noise..)

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