SONY NEX-3N -Tips and settings shooting indoors with low light

Started Jan 4, 2014 | Questions thread
keeponkeepingon Senior Member • Posts: 1,376
Re: SONY NEX-3N -Tips and settings shooting indoors with low light

joe6pack wrote:

keeponkeepingon wrote:

Question: For low light which would be better: RAW and Lightroom to rescue exposure issues or jpeg and rely on the camera's wizardy to nail the exposure and compensate for the low light?


You are really asking if you should use RAW or JPEG. The exposure is fixed regardless of RAW or JPEG. If you want good image quality, shoot both. RAW will definitely give you more details but your software needs to know how to do lens compensation.

It is unfortunate that the NEX menu system does not allow me to choose RAW + STD JPEG. As I prefer smaller JPG files for storage.

Thanks. I know exposre is exposure but with the RAW and jpeg you loose some of the low/dificult light compensation modes of Superior auto.
"When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], [Hand-held Twilight] and [Auto HDR] are not


I'm not that familiar with those modes on the NEX;  I'm not just trying to rehash the age-old RAW versus JPEG debate, I'm asking if those modes are so great that they make up for the loss of post processing ability offered by the RAW files.

The handheld twilight/AutoHDR is not availabe in RAW + JPEG but I did shoot in those modes for a bit to see what sony was doing with NR. I liked being able to play with the NR in LR but sony's  processing (while a bit heavy handed for my tastes) was not horrible.

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