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Old Apr 19, 2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I was testing my new S3 IS's low light capabilities yesterday, and sadly I am disappointed. The shot was taken on a Tripod mounted S3 IS with a 10 Second delay timer. So absolutely no camera shake .

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Aperture: F3.5

Exposure timing: 5 seconds

ISO : 200

The pictures have turned out very grainy. Am I doing something wrong, or is it the camera itself?
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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Hi, One of the drawbacks to the small S3 CCD is a tendancy towards noise at higher ISO settings. With a 5 second delay you are absorbing a lot of ambient light from different sources. I would suggest experimenting with a lower ISO 80 and slowly work up from there. In most test shots on the review pages, once ISO hits 400 on the S3 it gets noisy. Most state pictures at ISO 800 are virtually unusable. What I enjoy about the S3 and softwear is that you can take a lot of Test Shots. download them and then using Zoombrower can actually audit the pictures visually and see all the applicable settings used for that shot. Then if you like you can print a contact sheet out that will show a small picture and the basic shooting parimeters used for the shot.

The other suggestion is set you pictures for Superfine and try not to overzoom the subject.

Hope this helps.:homey:




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