Turn off noise reduction?

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  • 03-29-2009, 07:56 PM
    Turn off noise reduction?
    When shooting in daylight with my 510 at low to medium ISO, will I get improved image sharpness if I turn off noise reduction?

    It seems as if I read that suggestion somewhere, but for the life of me cannot recall where.
  • 03-29-2009, 08:31 PM
    Re: Turn off noise reduction?
    Yes, you will. I would also shoot in RAW and turn off the noise filter.
  • 03-30-2009, 07:33 AM
    Re: Turn off noise reduction?
    Actually you won't get any difference in image sharpness in daylight if you turn off noise reduction. Noise reduction is a different technique than noise filtering, and on the E-510 it only activates with exposures of at least 4 seconds, I think even longer at ISO 100. I leave my noise reduction on since I find the camera does an acceptable job at dark frame subtraction.

    The noise filter is what you should be most concerned with - it will swallow up a lot of detail in a photo if it's too aggressive, and the E-510 is pretty aggressive with it. I keep mine off.