Concerns with noise/sharpness on new d5100 vs old d40x

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Concerns with noise/sharpness on new d5100 vs old d40x
Jul 17, 2011

Hi all, I received a d5100 as a gift (it can be returned) to replace my old d40x. I was excited by the prospects of better low-lighting results and more focus points. You should know that 95% of my shooting is of family in green AUTO mode.

Im concerned with the results from the d5100 on shots taken indoors. The camera is using very high ISO and the result is a lack of sharpness and more noise than i care for even when the pop-up flash is used. The d40x would take the shot at ISO 200 with popup flash while the d5100 is doing it at 2100. Granted the result is different, but im not thrilled.

Anybody have a trick for green AUTO mode to get the ISO to stay under 1000 or 800 to manage this result? Any guidance will be most appreciated.

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