Troubleshooting Camera Image Quality

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There are a lot of factors that have had an effect on the image quality of your digital images, such as: the external light, the type of subject or the weather situations and so on.

The type of your digital cameras is also important. Each different camera has its own advantages as well disadvantages which can lead to different image quality of the photos. However, it is possible to adjust a certain number of camera settings to enhance the image quality. The following tips will help you a lot in improving the camera performance as well as lower the problems with the photo quality.

Troubleshooting Camera Image Quality

Troubleshooting Camera Image Quality

  • Select the high number of resolution whenever it is possible. The higher amount of resolutions will certainly help you increase the image quality regularly. To make sure that you have understood the resolution levels, you can find them in the camera menu organization. Don’t forget that several models automatically reduce the resolution when you select a specific ratio (for example, 4:3 or 16:9) or use the continuously-shooting mode. However, the resolution is not the only factor affecting the image quality as there are some other factors, for example, the lighting conditions or the amount of camera shake. But, certainly, the higher level of resolution can help you enhance the quality of some images.
  • Make sure to take advantage of any available image stabilization offering with your camera when you must shoot in low light. And among some types of image stabilization, the optical image stabilization should be the most considered. Therefore, if it is available, just make use of this stabilization type when shooting under inadequate lighting conditions (In some cameras, you may not be able to control the optical IS manually because the camera has automatically decided whether to use it or not).
  • If the optical image stabilization is not available, you should attempt to keep your camera firmly in your hands as much as possible when there is a lack of light. The shutter speed must be lengthened in this condition, which may result in the blurriness for images (when there is a slight movement that you involuntarily make during the shutter opening). A tripod is recommended or you may refer to a wall or a doorframe for leaning against to keep the camera steady.
  • When you shoot photos under the high contrast lighting condition – commonly found in the harsh sunlight – you may find “washed out” parts in your images. The flash is often automatically turned off under the strong sunlight, but sometimes, you may adjust the camera to have the flash turned on, even when you are shooting under the harsh sunlight, importantly making use of several “fill” flash in the image. However, the mentioned technique is only useful when your distance from the subject is pretty close. If the contrast setting is available, you can also lower the contrast number when shooting under harsh sunlight as well.
  • The built-in flashes in many low-priced digital models are not really strong. If you don’t have the large flash range enough for a specific shot, you may try setting a higher number of ISO through the menu of the camera. For example, increasing the ISO from 100 to 400 brings you a few more of the flash range. But keep in mind that a higher number of ISO may lead to more noise with your photos. (In some models, you cannot adjust the ISO numbers manually).

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