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Grainy Photos using Natural Light

Hello. I just purchased the Nikon Coolpix S200.  I took pictures today with it and found that when I use natural light the picture turns out really grainy (I guess that's called noise?) and when I used the flash the pictures turned out fine.  I hate using the flash and love using nat light.  Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening?  Or is there someway to edit the grainy pictures in the camera? Thank you.

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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.
Overall, at least try lowering the ISO, and using the flash brighter.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Blurry images on a Coolpix 5700?

This camera was in the time when the ccd had problems.
Call Nikon concerning your camera. You can send it to them, they will estimate it, and may repair it for free if it is the ccd problem.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Grainy screen

Check the iso settring, if it's too high you'll get a grainy picture. Also, it's worth selecting reset in the camera menu to get the camera b ack to factory reset values.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Some of my pics are grainy

lower the ISO settings to 200 or 400 specially if you are shooting in daylight.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: fuzzy grainy screen on nikon coolpix camera

Did you see if it is in manual focus mode? Try to switch to auto in the menu, or do a complete reset in the menu. Who knows what the last person was doing when you last used it, hehe

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: grainy photos with canon 350d

Set up a cleaning session on the sensor frrom settings and see if that improves it

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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