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Old Dec 1, 2002, 7:14 PM   #1
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Default Need help with Nikon Coolpix 3500 image quality

Hello, I am a newbie to this forum, as well as a digital camera novice/newbie. I have been using a Canon PowerShot G1 for a couple years now, and overall have been happy with it. Recently I purchased a Nikon Coolpix 3500 primarily because of its size and weight. However, I am noticing that image quality of the Nikon seems to be noticeably poor compared to the Canon. As they are both 3 mega-pixel cameras, I am puzzled. I am assuming that I am the cause of the discrepancy, as I can't imagine others would not have noticed. At this point in time, I am not worried about the differences in exposure. I am concerned about the grainy look of the image produced by the Nikon.

Would someone be so kind as to offer some hints for improving the quality of the image output on the Nikon?

Sample images are available at: http://www.pbase.com/iansearle/canon...sus_nikone3500

If you view the originals, you should be able to see the differences I am referring to. Though, be prepared the originals are each over 1 MB.

Thank you!
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Old Dec 2, 2002, 10:22 AM   #2
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Well my favorite is the Nikonshot, the colors seems more real!
(ofcouse I dont know the colors of your walls) Concerning the graininess - I dont see the problem.
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Old Dec 2, 2002, 10:38 AM   #3
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I guess that the canon default to a lower ISO setting ( can't see in the exif) , and may be more in camera noise reduction processing.
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