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Old Aug 31, 2006, 8:19 AM   #11
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This link primarily talks about film photography, but the basic principles carry over to digital too.

http://www.nyip.com/tips/topic_arena0301.html

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 10:29 AM   #12
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Hey dawg! I know that DSLR's go above 800 ISO:blah:

I mean with Kodaks P n S cameras and Prosumer cameras, they all seem to have bad high ISO modes. Like to be quite honest, the P850 performs poorly at ISO 400 and ISO 800 can only be used in 1.2MP mode... and then the noise is insane anyways.

In comparison, I've seen Sony prosumer cameras that shoot ISO 1600 without any discernable noise and even little point and shoots that can do ISO 800 with no noticeable noise.

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(do they even have a camera that goes above ISO 800?)

They are called Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras!! Or DSLR's for short!


I know for certain that the DX6490 and the DX7590 will go to ISO 800 but it reduces the resolution to a lower level! I've shot quite a bit with this setting but you lose clarity and gain substantial noise! If you want to loose some blur in sports shots learn panning. An ISO 0f 400 will do most of what you want! Be sure to try out different white balance to get the light right but for most sports arenas that are well lit Auto white balance seems to work pretty good! Use a medium to low F/stop and adjust the shutter speed to catch the action! I have never had much luck with the sports mode but the P850 may do better! Good luck....

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 11:45 AM   #13
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Sounds like some great cameras for high ISO's. Didn't mean to sound flip. Just stating a fact! My DX6490 does very well at ISO 400 and I couldn't say why the P850 wouldn't! Different CCD maybe???

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 12:03 PM   #14
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just use a noise removal software, then it works great!'

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 1:27 PM   #15
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Noise will really show up w/ such a plain looking background (i.e. ice).
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 9:38 PM   #16
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Well I personally won't go to 400 ISO unless I'm desperate, I usually get poor results.

And here is what I"m talking about when I say other brands have good ISO modes.

This is a shot taken by a user in the Sony forum with a Sony R1 at ISO 3200.

http://nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gall...86728477/Large

I can't even see much noise besides on the dancers black pants.

That same shot with ISO 400 on my Kodak? It wouldn't even be usable. I don't mean to complain, the P850 is a great camera, but the ISO is one thing that dissapoints me.
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if you uses iso 400, and use a noise removal software, like The Gimp (it's free) I find it works great and removes most of the noise!

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 9:46 PM   #18
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I will have to try that. I have Photoshop Elements 4, it should have a good noise removal function.
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