Canon lover switched to RX-100, and it was terrible! Need advice....

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bluto Contributing Member • Posts: 692
Yep, it's noise reduction.

AdamT wrote:

Sony JPGs are glooped to death with NR at ALL ISOs so I class them as RAW only cameras ...

I confess, I haven't read this whole thing, and have never used an RX100 but ...

this is exactly what i was thinking as I read the OP. What he is describing it Noise REDUCTION, not NOISE. He is talking about the smearing of details that many digital cameras apply liberally. If he hasn't tried shooting RAW to compare the results, he should.

That said, It's rare that you need to use a picture at native resolution, i.e., pixel peeping. Unless you are printing poster size and viewing close up, it is very often not an issue. OP didn't say what size he prints at, so maybe his walls are filled with 24" x 36" prints and it is a bigger issue for him.

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