Barred Owl with P900 at ISO 1600 and 1/8s

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CMCM Senior Member • Posts: 4,792
Re: Barred Owl with P900 at ISO 1600 and 1/8s

Justme wrote:

CMCM wrote:

Impressive....I'm surprised it would be so good at ISO 1600 in particular!

Thanks. I too am often surprised at how good the higher ISO shots come out with the P900. They're not perfect as in-camera noise reduction can affect the quality to a degree but overall, the images are quite nice. I added 1/3 exposure compensation. I like to shoot-to-the-right in low light conditions when I can get away with it.

I was thinking about your photo...it was pretty even lighting, even though the light was not great.  I think when I've gotten a photo with terrible noise at a higher ISO, it was a case in which the light was not only low, but there was a big range of very dark areas together with lighter areas, and the P900 can't handle that kind of dynamic range as well...so the darkest areas show the most noise.

If I see an interesting subject, I'll always give it a try and sometimes I'm surprised at how it turns out!  Always good to give it a shot!

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