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ISO 400 and noise

If ISO greater than 100 is used (e.g. ISO 200 or 400) there are often problems with excessive picture noise. However, this situation often happens when the ambient lighting is inadequate (see Section [*]). Even if ISO 50 is used on the FZ10, or ISO 80 on the FZ20, there may be excessive noise if the lighting condition is poor.

RDV (Steve's Digicam, Panasonic forum, 4th March 2005)...

I have not been using {ISO} 400 because all I have read is that there is too much noise. I took about 20 shots today that turned out real nice when I had enough light to shoot at 1/1300 {second shutter speed}.
NickTrop (Steve's Digicam, Panasonic forum, 4th March 2005)...

Perhaps the {way to use ISO} 400 {on} these cameras is {when it is possible to use} fast shutter speeds with lots of light, instead of using {ISO 400 when there is} low room lighting {and without} flash.


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David Fong 2009-09-04