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02-22-2010, 06:09 AM   #1
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K-x high ISO setting?

Do you leave in camera noise reduction on? or off? which is better?

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off is better because it does not lose any information.
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noise reduction ON from iso3200
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I'm moving this to the DSLR discussion forum.

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I only shoot in RAW and leave NR off - but then I don't shoot at high ISO much either.
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I just finished reading the DPReview:

If you use it, the Low option on the kx only appears to affect the Chroma noise reduction, with little impact in detail/fine contrast, unlike affecting the luminance noise, which kills the detail.

Try doing low, high, and then turning it off and using HDR instead, which the review recommends for sharper results. BUT the HDR shots should be tripod-mounted, and a stationary subject.
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I use jpg and noise reduction high. That's why we buy K-x, right?
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I use JPEG and just leave NR at the default level which is medium if I am not wrong.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sbbtim Quote
I use jpg and noise reduction high. That's why we buy K-x, right?
I agree, but would really like to see some sample photos showing what's the best for out-of-camera results.
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thanks for moving it to the right board.

I've totally turned it off and shoot with RAW lately even for high ISO modes. but so far only about 3% of total shots I took were above ISO 800.
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I turned NR off. Currently, 90% of my use is at ISO 800 and above and when NR was on (whatever the default setting was) it made all my images look soft and out of focus. I'm happy with it completely disabled.

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