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Better low-light performance from SX260.

 
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Feb 22, 2018 08:35 |  #1

Was considering upgrading to another compact pocket zoom to get better low light performance. My SX260 is still going strong, and from what I have read it seems unless I go to a 1" , there is not a definitive camera that is better for low light (or is there?). For me, there is not enough zoom range with a 'compact' 1", and I already have the Lumix FZ2500 ( 1" ) which is too big for pocket.

So perhaps there are a few techniques or software tweaks for the SX260 that can help me improve the final image (or video clip)? I have lightroom and can improve noise, but there is so much banding; any tips for that?

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Feb 22, 2018 09:00 |  #2

the best technique is to over expose a little and then bring it down in post.

if you are getting banding, that makes me think you are underexposing and bringing it up in post???


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Feb 22, 2018 09:20 |  #3

As mentioned above. over exposing a bit and pulling it back in post processing will reduce the effect the noise will have in the image. Another it to shoot at the lowest ISO you can manage. Banding becomes more apparent as ISO increases. Also, you might try picking up the NIK collection now free and use their noise reduction filter.


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Feb 22, 2018 11:02 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #4

I will try that out. Some of the shots for example are late sunset with a lit tent, dramatic tree-over-water shadow/silhouette at dusk, northern lights. I will mess around with overexposing/then brighten in PP and see where that goes. I have 60D for when I am not going ultra light (backpacking etc.) which is when I have the compact, and when so many cool things happen at low light.




  
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