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04-19-2015, 08:22 AM   #1
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Grainy Live View, normal?

I usually don't use Live View but today I did for the very first time. I got a bit confused and not really sure whether it's a setting issue, normal behavior or something wrong with my K-3 but it was grainy, kind of white spots.
I tried to catch it using my cellphone, look especially in the dark areas and you'll see what I mean.

So is this normal?

04-19-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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In low light situations, this is common. It amplifies the display to be as bright as possible, which will introduce more noise. Think of it as driving up the ISO for your viewing pleasure.
04-19-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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Ok, so it's normal. Good, got a bit nervous for a while. Thanks a lot for the reply!

Checked the manual but couldn't find any setting to change this behavior, took a quick look though so might have missed it.
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Plus longer usage time will cause grain due to heat build up.

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The "grain" may also be focus peaking.
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Yeah I was thinking focus peaking. I flipped out the first time I saw the white grain until I realized what it was.

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