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Old Jan 9, 2011, 7:35 PM   #1
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Default G1 - Grainy images indoors

I am getting a lot of grainy image with G1 while shooting indoors. I have gotten excellent results outdoors. I am posting one of the pictures below.Would appreciate if you can review and let me know if I am doing anything wrong. I am a beginner with limited photography experience.

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I think its my fault but I am getting a bit frustrated and am thinking of returning the G1,
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 7:37 PM   #2
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That is one of the weakness of the panny m4/3 except for the GH2. They do not handle noise at iso pass 800 that well. It is not you, it is the limitation of the camera.
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 7:48 PM   #3
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Thanks. This was taken at ISO 400. Based on the reviews, I thought ISO 400 is ok with this camera. Could it be the shutter speed?

The Pic specs are as follows:

Color Space: sRGB
Compressed Bits Per Pixel: 4
Contrast: Soft
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Date Time Digitized: 2010:12:27 15:27:40
Date Time Original: 2010:12:27 15:27:40
Digital Zoom Ratio: 0
Exif Version: 2.2.1
Exposure Bias Value: -0.66
Exposure Mode: Auto bracket
Exposure Program: Portrait mode
Exposure Time: 1 / 13
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
FlashPix Version: 1.0
FNumber: 3.5
Focal Length: 14
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 30
Gain Control: High gain up
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Light Source: unknown
Max Aperture Value: 3.613281
Metering Mode: Pattern
Pixel X Dimension: 4000
Pixel Y Dimension: 2248
Saturation: Normal
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Sharpness: Soft
White Balance: Auto white balance
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 7:53 PM   #4
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well some panny user say 600 iso the noise come in. Also improper exposure also can cause higher noise level. The link you post did not come through, so I can not tell the noise level.
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Thanks. For some reason the upload is not going through. I have uploaded it on blogspot page. Here is the link:

http://amjain10.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post.html

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yeah that is about what I have seen with the panny and the iso, that is about where noise start to creep into the shadow area. So it is really the camera and not you.
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Wow. 400 ISO is low. I was expecting that it would be the settings.

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compare to a point and shoot, that photo is really clean.
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PS

Do you have any noise reduction software. Topaz denoise at mild would clean that up very nicely and retain allot of details.
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No, I dont. But I should probably get one.

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