Fuji Finepix Z33WP P&S at ISO 800 and ISO 1600

Both photos taken at my table at California Pizza Kitchen tonight, with only change (other than my elbows on table, lop-sided leveling job) being forced ISO at 1600 (top photo) after the camera chose ISO 800 (bottom photo). The level of noise on the 1600 is disturbing. Both are 10 megapixels. It was slightly dark in the restaurant. I took several pics at each setting to assure no movement artifact, these were the best.

I notice my camera seems to prefer ISO 800. Light settings, no matter, it defaults to ISO 800, it appears. Hmmm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As we discussed, ISO in point and shoot cameras typically hurt the picture significantly over about ISO200. The fact that the 800 is even reasonably acceptable, really speaks well of the Fuji. These situations are where a DSLR will shine (literally)- more light coming in the lens, combined with improved sensor and signal processing that can handle higher ISO. 1600 is fine if you simply must get a shot and will totally miss it at half the shutter speed. Camera probably won't go there on it's own as it knows the results are marginal. WhiteFordFalcon


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