The "A" may be an "F", but I used it for these anyway...

Started Jun 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
momo Contributing Member • Posts: 859
Re: raw file without processing...

Ray Sachs wrote:

ryder78 wrote:

Thanks for the information. Much appreciated. If you have any similar shots of the Coolpix A (indoor, moderate low light) in ISO 3200 or lower, would appreciate if you can post some of them over here. Preferably without processing, original JPEG files.

I don't have any jpegs - just shoot raw. For the first few days I had a loaner in March, I did some jpeg test shots (because there was no Adobe raw support yet). Anything above 1600 had some level of noise reduction turned on (even when you chose "off" in the menus) and I didn't like their noise reduction at all. Lots of smearing and artifacts relative to the raw file with grain.

Here's a 6400 raw file with no processing other than cropping and about 25% noise reduction in Lightroom, to get an idea of how clean these files CAN be if that's your preference.


Hi Ray, that's amazing for a file at iso 6400. I wonder, were the raw files from the Ricoh this clean and detailed at 6400?...

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