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    Default new Olympus P&S capable at ISO 1600?

    Recently I came across the Olympus advertisement a new P&S digital camera capable to shoot at high ISO1600...thinking that if this is true, it would be perfect to incorporate the technology in the Olympus DSLR..

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    Default Re: new Olympus P&S capable at ISO 1600?

    It can but the way in which the noise is 'removed' is by means of downsampling.

    You must be referring to the mju800 in which a 8MP image is downsampled to 4~5MP (not too sure) to reduce the noise when taking images in high ISO. Not sure if you can consider that as low noise high ISO performance. Better than nothing I guess.

    So far, the only P&S digicam capable of high ISO without noise getting too horrible is the Fujifilm F10. But personally, I find the F10's images at high ISO kinda soft and devoid of details, a catch of using high NR algorithm? But guess that for most endusers, better than no usable high ISO.

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    Default Re: new Olympus P&S capable at ISO 1600?

    For E-300, we may try setting this:

    1. Use SQ Mode, at 1600x1200 (2MP) for best results (2560x1920 5MP also can)
    2. Lower saturation to -1
    3. Lower Sharpness to -2

    With this, we can get pretty good low noise ISO 1600 pictures that are printable up to 5R, straight out from the camera.
    In printout, the grain is actually pleasing.
    Last edited by ykkok; 14th August 2005 at 03:26 PM.

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