Question about Olympus SP-510 UZ Digital Camera

2 Answers

I used to get very clear and crisp photo's, but now they are all grainy. Why??

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • neilbrooks1 Jul 20, 2009

    I have tried all those suggestions that have just been given to no evail.

  • neilbrooks1 Jul 20, 2009

    I have tried all of what you suggested. I guess the camera has developed a defect. I just wanted to eliminate all possibilities before sending it off for repair.


    Thanks

  • neilbrooks1 Jul 20, 2009

    It helped me decide to send it in for repair as it must be faulty as all suggestions did not correct the problem.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,472 Answers

Unfortunately due to fixya's answering system, I cannot see what previous experts have suggested. Have you tried turning off the image stabilizer? Also are you using the Digital zoom when your taking these pictures as that effects it as well. Try setting basically all of the settings to manual. This camera overdoes the ASA to solve low light problems. when the rating is over a 100 then is when you see so much noise in the JPG's. I would first test, change, and test again all the settings. Then we can go from there. Now there is the chance that the camera is defective.
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp
If you go to this link you can fill out a repair form to start the process. Also you can call them between these hours and inquire about an estimate and service options. -(800) 622-6372, M-F, 8:30am to 7:00pm ET
If you need any further assistance or have any other questions please let me know before going onto another expert.
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Ad

Turn off the image stabilizer...The image stabilization system used in your camera does not use the best approach to overcoming camera shake - rather than the more expensive sensor based systems it downgrades the picture quality and in dark (relatively) situations the result is grain in the picture. See the bottom of Page #25 in the advanced manual (found on the CD which came with your camera). A similar problem occurs if you turn on and use the Digital Zoom available in the camera. Unless absolutely vital for a particular shot turn both of them off

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why are pictures grainy, Photos are usually very crisp. This time every one was grainy like low res when I have it set on High. The camera is a Canon PowerShot S3 IS


Some people report that with an ISO setting of 200 or higher, there is graininess in the pictures, so check your ISO setting. I don't own one of these cameras, but there is a lot of discussion on the net about them. The following amazon discussion about the problem deals with a fellow who upgraded to the S3 from the S1. One problem was the ISO setting got bumped up, but another problem was the ISO was increased in the Sports Mode. See if any of this applies to your situations:
http://www.amazon.com/Grainy-noisy-pixelated-photos/forum/Fx36DLASC37633N/Tx2BFEA8BW518TA/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B000EMWBV0

Jul 05, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Grainy picture quality Olympus FE-230


check to see if your image stabilization is on (shaky hand). turn this feature off. also check the properties of your image to see if the iso is set to automatic. high iso, such as 800, will cause this in cameras

Jan 18, 2009 | Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Have acer AL2016W Bb- resolution used to be crisp & clear-


Hi katereed990,

  1. Can you tell us what is the Operating system you are using?
  2. What is the general specifications of the computer you are using?
Thank you for providing this info to us.

Jan 06, 2009 | Acer AL2016W 20" LCD Monitor

2 Answers

Graininess on xerox dc12 print s


hi i think u took print in low resulution photo. pls check ur phot resulution.

Nov 21, 2008 | Xerox DocuColor 12 Printer

1 Answer

How to overcome Grainy photos on some in door shots with my Canon A710


The reason for this is that the auto scene function chooses which ISO (light sensitivity) is needed to have a fast enough shutter speed to capture a still image (instead of a ghosted image). There is no way to change this. You can switch modes to P and specify the ISO you want to use (100-200 will give you a clear, non-grainy image, 400+ will be grainy). To capture a still image in low light with a low ISO, you need to use a tripod. Hope this helps.

Sep 22, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

From one photo to next the anti shake goes off


Send for repairs... check the camera is in "Auto" mode first tho...

Mar 05, 2008 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus SP-510 UZ Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

66 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Cameras Experts

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

593 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1689 Answers

Are you an Olympus Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...