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Moire patterns A few months ago I decided to 'wet my toe' with digital photography and I bought very cheap Mustek GSmart Mini 2 digicam. As you might expect with a $60 camera the image quality is a bit limited due to the fixed focus lens, low resolution (1.3MP) and poor low light performance. Anyway, now that I can see the advantages of digital photography I'm planning on buying a decent camera e.g. Canon S230 to overcome the problems of the Mustek. One problem that the mustek has is moire type patterns on some images particularly where there are close parallel lines in the picture. The question is, is this a problem because its a cheap camera or is this a general problem with digicams. Is the Canon likely to suffer the same problem ? Thanks Simon I have a SonyDSC-H1 and use it for house appraisals. With clapboard sided homes I get a moire pattern from the boards running across the house. I am not really sure how to get rid of this problem but a professional photographer told me to use the least "quality" settings. Seems the problem is lessened but the pixels are bigger? What to do.

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Re: Moire patterns

The moire pattern is most likely due to poor lens resolution and a resolution that conflicts with the close pattern of the house design. By lowering the resolution. you are making the receptors "bigger" so they dont pick up the smallest details. if you get a larger MP camera, you can use the best resolution and the pattern will look natural. It is as if you are right in the "sweet spot" for the moire pattern to manifest itself. Another way to combat this is to slightly tilt the camera as the pixels are lined up like bricks in a wall. and the horizontal patterns will not be overlayed onto the horizontal biasing of the CCD.

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