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09-17-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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GR noise?


Just got my GR.
I'm not sure what to expect in terms off ISO performance, noise, blur etc.

This RAW file was shot at 800 ISO, f 3,2, 1/500sec

Is it just me or does it seem a bit noisey, even for 800 ISO?

I also noticed that when zooming in on the shot on camera it also shows up a bit blocky at times.

I'm coming from a K5-II (Pentax), but given the sensor I should achieve similar results?

Jpeg (with NR and sharpening in Lightroom:

In short: is there something wrong (maybe just a setting?) with my GR, or am I going pixel peeping mad...

09-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
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The noise should be very close to that of the k5, though the gr doesn't seem to be quite as good at iso 3200 and above. It's essentially the same sensor after all, just a different cpu. I'll take a look at the pic from my desktop later today

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09-22-2014, 02:49 AM   #3
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I have not found any problems with my GR noise wise, I do limit my auto ISO to 1600 ISO and find that delivers more than acceptable images.

The images that you see on the LCD are JPEGS from RAW and as such when blown up to view look evil, the raw image is a totally different case and I have never been concerned about sharpness / grain / noise on any of the images even those using longer exposures.

I find that Lightroom (as good as it is) does create images that have more noise/grain than those I get from Photoshop / NIK software.
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QuoteOriginally posted by twostroke Quote
I also noticed that when zooming in on the shot on camera it also shows up a bit blocky at times.
Shoot RAW + jpeg and the in-camera preview will be much better. Just delete the jpegs after you've downloaded the RAW files

09-24-2014, 03:01 AM   #5
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I think GR has very good noise handling at high ISOs - if you shoot RAW of course. Found it acceptable up to 6400 in some cases, especially if you're not blowing up or printing the photo poster size.

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