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Noisy/grainy pictures on my digital camera

I have had a Panasonic FZ20 for about 3 years now and in the last 6 mths or so have found a lot of the pics are grainy/noisy. They appear even worse on the pc. My ISO is normally at 200 - 400 during day and 80 at night. Image stabilizer is on unless I take night shots in which case I use a small tripod. I have tried all settings to try and get cleaner, sharper shots but it seems to be worse when there is a lot of contrasting colours or at night. (Night shots are in M mode with MFocus on). Occasionally I do get a crisp photo but generally speaking, they're quite poor. What I do find interesting is that others have posted very similar problems with the same model camera and only recently started having these issues even though initially they got good results. Is it possible that this is a common problem with this model?

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Posted on Apr 02, 2008

SOURCE: very grainy pictures indoors at night

If you can adjust the ISO sensitivity to a lower number then the graininess will be reduced.

However, by reducing the ISO, you will need a slower shutter speed and a larger aperture. A tripod, table or other support may be necessary.

The "noise reduction" setting on the camera can also be adjusted a step up.

Taking pictures at full resolution and fine compression will also help.
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Overall, at least try lowering the ISO, and using the flash brighter.


Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Underexposed image on Auto mode

You can change the ISO setting also to Auto. If you have the advanced guide (see pp 80, 107).
Press the ISO button it will switch from various ISO setting to AUTO.

Do remember in Bright light , a lower ISO number like 80 will give you very fine images, while as the light level goes down, the ISO number will change to a higher number and the image will become more grainer.
I hope I could answer to your query.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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Without ISO you will not be able to take pictures.
ISO is the old ASA which is related to film speed
ISO 50 is very slow film speed and may result in blur and some grainy appearance , same as if you PUSHED ISO up to 800 in low light.

Try setting it to ISO 100 and see if that helps.

You can still select auto, but its related to either shutter or aperture priority in relation to the set film speed ( now ISO 100)

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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