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02-09-2007, 12:01 AM   #1
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*istDL suddenly takes really bad pics

Hi, i have had my *istDL for about 3 months now and have taken hundreds of pics since then, and i had very good quality up untill recently. Now all my pictures are very pixelated (i think thats a word...) and i cant seem to figure out why, ive tried all sorts of settings, updated my firmware to 1.03 and nothing seems to help. Here are a couple pics to help explain. any help is appreciated. the top picture is before the problem started (a little distortion from reducing picture size in photoshop only) the bottem 2 after.

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02-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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Did you change the white balance settings? I had some pics like this yesterday, but when I tried a different setting, it fixed it.
02-09-2007, 12:42 AM   #3
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It works!!!

Thanks very much for the help it seems to be all better. i am kinda new to this still and this seems like a great site. thanks again

02-09-2007, 12:49 AM   #4
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I kind of love the last 2 pixelated shots

So artistic. I was looking at your pictures rather than reading your post until I want to know how you took these shots ...

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I just took a peek at the exif info in the first and the last images you posted (the middle one has no exif). The ISO setting in the first is 200, the ISO in the last is 3200, which would account for all of the noise you are seeing in the image.

In your Fn menu, reset your ISO and your problem should go away.
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You might want to do a google search on sensor cleaning. In particular, how to check for sensor dust. It's just a suggestion based on a couple little things showing in these images, IT'S NOT A CRITICAL THING, but...
02-09-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for all your help it seems it was the white balance i had it set on clouds.... i think my lense is dirrty too which doesnt help but it seems to be better now thx again.

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As Roscot points out, it looks like an ISO 3200 problem. WB affect the color, not the grain.


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