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taolang
04-28-2005, 04:13 AM
Just Some inquiry, Ive read a lot of reviews regarding Noise at High Iso ( 800-1600 ) on E300.

Just like to know coming from guy who owns a Nikon compact digicam with a 2/3 CCD sensor, if how bad is the noise at Iso 800. I would be printing all pictures at 8x10, at a museum where flash is not allowed.

If you would to have campare the noise of E300 at 800-1600 to my compact to my DigiCam with Iso 50 - 400. what would it be?

EX. E300 Iso 800 = 100 Iso digicam.

thanks in advance

Rhys
04-28-2005, 06:05 AM
Just Some inquiry, Ive read a lot of reviews regarding Noise at High Iso ( 800-1600 ) on E300.

Just like to know coming from guy who owns a Nikon compact digicam with a 2/3 CCD sensor, if how bad is the noise at Iso 800. I would be printing all pictures at 8x10, at a museum where flash is not allowed.

If you would to have campare the noise of E300 at 800-1600 to my compact to my DigiCam with Iso 50 - 400. what would it be?

EX. E300 Iso 800 = 100 Iso digicam.

thanks in advance

Why not look at Jeff's review pictures?

Norm in Fujino
04-28-2005, 09:40 AM
Just Some inquiry, Ive read a lot of reviews regarding Noise at High Iso ( 800-1600 ) on E300.

Just like to know coming from guy who owns a Nikon compact digicam with a 2/3 CCD sensor, if how bad is the noise at Iso 800.

Personally, it depends a lot on the purposes the photographs are to be put to. E300 noise at ISO800 looks rather like grain and may not be objectionable under all cases. But for most of my own uses, I would put any important photos through Neatimage or Noise Ninja as part of the pp handling.

Rhys
04-28-2005, 02:15 PM
I keep comparing the Canon D20, Canon D350 and Olympus E300.

In all of Jeff's reviews, he comments on the lack of sharpness in the images. Looking at the images, I agree, at the pixel level - they do look soft. But.. they seem universally soft which seems to cancel-out the critiscism since none is better than any of the others in that regard.

I don't have much opportunity to try any of the cameras so Jeff's reviews are very useful in comparing them. Personally, I have a fancy for Olympus. I am still very miffed at Nikon and also remember a few people have had D70s fail on them. I'm tempted by Canon but the 4:3 format of the Olympus cameras grabs my attention.

taolang
04-29-2005, 10:10 PM
reason fo this comparison is that for some time now I have been using a compact digicam at Iso 100 to get the best result i can have at 8x10 for my low light pictures, but now i think i'm ready to jump into the dslr bandwagon i have no previous lenses or accessories from any slr brand before so its not an issue for my to stick to one brand. im considering Canon 350, nikon d70 and olympus e 300. i love the e300 build quilty and package with 2 quality lenses for the price of xt with plasticky body and a note so good lens. nikon is of good quality but its on the top end of my budget.

im sure there's somebody out there that has an e300 and an advance compact digicam. im just wandering if at what iso on you compact digicam, would you compare it on iso 800 on e300?

Norm in Fujino
04-29-2005, 11:34 PM
im sure there's somebody out there that has an e300 and an advance compact digicam. im just wandering if at what iso on you compact digicam, would you compare it on iso 800 on e300?

The comparison is kind of hard for me, since I would use a noise-removal program on either one. I have an Olympus C-755 that goes up to ISO 400, and whenever I shoot at ISO 400, I use Neatimage. End of story. Same pretty mch goes for my E-300. If an ISO1600 picture is worth saving and working on, I usually use Neatimage to clean it up. They both come out looking very good, and post-processing NR allows you to choose the degree of NR you want for the kind of results you need.

taolang
04-30-2005, 12:54 AM
heres the thing, i would love to process it also with those noise removal softwares, but the situation is that I have to take the pictures of the visitors inside the museum and have to make sure that by the end of thier tour inside the museum their picture has to be ready for them on the reception, so that best processing i can do is color correction and brightness adjustment all pictures will be shoot in Jpeg another thing i love about e300 is its low compreesion jpeg and sensor size is perfect for 8x10.

speaklightly
05-09-2005, 05:59 PM
Tao-

Yep, I love Olympus too! However, for day to day really honest reliablity, I use my Canon 20D or at the least my Canon 350XT! 'Nuff said.

Sarah Joyce

Rhys
05-10-2005, 05:54 AM
Tao-

Yep, I love Olympus too! However, for day to day really honest reliablity, I use my Canon 20D or at the least my Canon 350XT! 'Nuff said.

Sarah Joyce

You find the E-300 is not reliable? I'm very attracted by the anti-dust gizmo and by the 4:3 format.

speaklightly
05-20-2005, 05:58 AM
Rhys-

No, I find no fault with the Oly build quality at all. ISO is the problem for me, Rhys. I shoot a good portion of my photos in existing light conditions. Therefore, the E-300 performance, which is great at low ISO numbers and poor at high ISO numbers leave me asking for more.

Sarah Joyce

D70FAN
05-21-2005, 03:53 PM
Some cameras have very good (external) speedlights and can actually take a decent picture using flash. Not sure about the E-300.

Speedlights have come a long way. To the point of actually replacing fast glass in many cases.

Rhys
05-21-2005, 04:09 PM
Ah.. I see. Thanks for the info Sarah.

Has anybody tried the E-300 with longer focal length lenses? How does it perform?

Norm in Fujino
05-21-2005, 05:16 PM
Some cameras have very good (external) speedlights and can actually take a decent picture using flash. Not sure about the E-300.


The Oly FL-50 is an excellent, tho expensive, flash; I first bought mine to use on my C-755 since I was doing some museum photography for a dictionary, but now use it on the e-300.

Rhys
05-21-2005, 07:10 PM
Rhys-

No, I find no fault with the Oly build quality at all. ISO is the problem for me, Rhys. I shoot a good portion of my photos in existing light conditions. Therefore, the E-300 performance, which is great at low ISO numbers and poor at high ISO numbers leave me asking for more.

Sarah Joyce

I always tend to keep my S1 at 50 asa and never go above 400asa even with 35mm film (except when I tried Kodak P3200).