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leo_perf Registered since 23rd Jul 2010Tue 03-Aug-10 08:41 AM
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"D3000 Image Quality"


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Good day Nikonians,

I've got my D3000 for 2 months now; I've noticed that image quality is not that good in terms of contrast, sharpness and colour. I compared those images I captured with my friend’s camera (canon).With his camera, images are so dynamic and lively.

Will it depend on the lens or settings of the camera?
Guys please help me enhance my camera settings.



Thanks in advance.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 03-Aug-10 04:31 PM
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Tue 03-Aug-10 04:32 PM by MEMcD

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Hi Leo,

Welcome to Nikonians!
I think the difference you are seeing has more to do with the picture controls than anything else.
What exposure modes are you using.
The Vari-Program modes adust the picture controls to best fit the scene.
In Auto mode I am not sure what happens to the picture controls but they are likely controlled by the camera.

If you are using P,S,A, or M exposure modes you can control the Picture Controls in the camera menu. If you set the Picture Control to Vivid the colors will be dynamic and lively which is great for images with brigt primary colors but not as well suited for skin tones. See page 87-90 in the Nikon D3000 Users Manual .
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Tue 03-Aug-10 06:06 PM
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East Frisia, DE
          

Hi Leo,

yes, set it to Vivid.

I have a D3000 and use this setting.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Tue 03-Aug-10 11:09 PM
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Not to be too offensive, but it also has a lot to do with how the camera is used. Getting proper exposure, shooting the right scenes, having good support and/or hand-holding technique all contribute to color, contrast and especially sharpness.

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Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member

My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!

  

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diaxio1966 Registered since 29th Jul 2010Wed 04-Aug-10 08:39 PM
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here is one of my better shots using a D3000 and the kit lens. i have only been shooting for about 2 months and this is my results after a lot of advise and practice.



  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Wed 04-Aug-10 10:35 PM
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That could have been shot with a D3s and a 70-200 Excellent!

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Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member

My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!

  

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Nikonian666 Registered since 04th Oct 2011Tue 04-Oct-11 03:23 AM
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PH
          

Nice shot! Im a D3000 user also... Follow me on my FB account.
Reniette M. Cabrera

  

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Nikonian666 Registered since 04th Oct 2011Tue 04-Oct-11 03:24 AM
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PH
          

I agree with that

  

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leo_perf Registered since 23rd Jul 2010Thu 05-Aug-10 04:17 AM
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PH
          

Good day everyone,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and I appreciate for the quick response. Thanks for sharing your shots, it was perfect and that’ the quality I really want.

To be honest with you, I’m not so familiar with P, S, and A. Most of the time I use M to control Picture quality.

I’ll be out this Sunday and I’ll try your suggestions to use vivid settings.

Perhaps I need more practice, studies and advice from you guys.


  

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Nikonian666 Registered since 04th Oct 2011Tue 04-Oct-11 03:17 AM
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Wed 05-Oct-11 03:00 PM by Asgard

PH
          

Hey check out my pictures using Nikon D3000 on my FB account.


  

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