Ixus i - grainy shots in poorly lit conditions

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Topbanana, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Topbanana

    Topbanana Guest

    I bought one of these recently and have been trying it out all over
    the place - I've noticed however that in indoor dark and open rooms
    (museum galleries for instance), the resulting pics in 'auto' mode
    become very grainy in the darker areas of the pictures - even at the
    highest resolution with lowest compression. Indeed, in large (say
    100~200 square metres) fairly reasonably lit rooms with high ceilings
    the camera decides to use the automatic flash and pictures come out
    extremely dark.

    I'm no expert in the world of digital photography, so should this be
    expected or should I perhaps be tweaking some of the settings manually
    to overcome this?
    Topbanana, Nov 21, 2004
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  2. I'd say it's expected. All compact cams have quite a small sensor that gets
    noisy above of ISO 100 or 200. You can try to compensate with image
    manipulation software (Helikon Filter for example) but of course the result
    will never be as good as that of a full size sensor cam.

    Kind regards

    Robert Klemme, Nov 22, 2004
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