Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 50 Posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
I have noticed that there is an aweful lot of grain and noise in the photos I take with my Panasonic Lumix FZ100, if the lighting condition is not 100%. I know I should expect some grain, but it looks a bit too much to me.
On my previous Lumix camera, the FZ18, I experienced a similar problem. However on the camera before that, the FZ20, it was possible to reduce the noise/grain by accessing a setting in the menu. This seemed to work nicely on the FZ20, but as far as I can see, there is no such option on the FZ100.
Can anyone help?
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san747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4936 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4237 times:
I have the FZ35, so assuming the menus are the same, go to the main menu in pic taking mode, scroll down to "Pict.Adj." and set "Noise Reduction" to +2. I've found this gets rid of grain pretty well without sacrificing quality or sharpness, though obviously when used with lower ISO settings like I prefer, it will necessitate lower shutter speeds.
Overall, I'm still learning the camera (I've only owned it for about 3 weeks), but I've found it helps noticably, because I've had the problem of high grain with my shots too.