Sharpening In Olympus DC: What Has It Gotta Do With Contrast?


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Jayan

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I've seen some posts on Oly DC producing soft pix with flat colors...

Maybe this has something to do with the Sharpening setting in ur DC's option menu.

See these samples:



Soft Sharpening



Normal Sharpening



Hard Sharpening

As you can see, the sharpenong is tied to contrast. The more shrpening there are, the higher the contrast.

So at the higest sharpening setting the pix looks less 'hazy' with more vibrant colors...but this is due to the higher contrast setting.

Note: All pix taken with flash, F2.8, 1/30 sec, and auto WB. Originals are 1600x1200 SHQ resized to 800x600, and at higher JPEG compression rate to keep file size down.
 

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Originally posted by megaweb
according to dpreview , Phil (who does the review of the DC ) always recommends to set the sharpening settings to -1

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusc2100uz/page12.asp

the reason is to cut down the noise level as much as possible. later you can sharpen it using a graphics tool like photoshop.

Yup, I saw that article too.
 

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