X10 - Struggling to get sharp images

Started Jun 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
JJJPhoto
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High ISO combined with crop
In reply to jamin100, Jun 13, 2012

High ISO (in this case, ISO 800) combined with a close crop will generally result in an image with less fine detail and apparent sharpness.

For example, here is a close up portrait taken at ISO 1000 with available light. The image is reasonably sharp, but ISO noise and noise reduction is obscuring some of the detail and making it look a little "soft" to the eye:

On the other hand, here is an image taken at a similar camera-to-subject distance with ISO 200 with bounce flash:

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