A6000 Noise

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Pitter, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Pitter

    Pitter TalkEmount Veteran

    I wonder if I'm doing something wrong or if others have found this. I find it produces quite a lot of noise at just 1000 ISO.
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    What's "quite a lot?" Can you show us an example?
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Some times its also lens dependable and scene/light dependable... My Nex-6 was "good" up to ISO800 FOR ME :) 
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  4. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I rarely shoot my NEX-7 above ISO400 [RAW], there's already some noise in skies at base ISO. According to DXO the low-light performance [RAW] of the A6000 is about one third stop better than that of the NEX-7 - nothing to write home about IMO.
  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    DXO software does a much better job of removing noise from my RAW files vs. LR. I guess you could also try downsampling a file. I find the noise acceptable up to 1600iso on my Nex-7 but I'm not printing anything shot at that level either.
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  6. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Thanks, Chris. I usually don't apply noise reduction anywhere (another silly old habit) and mainly use the NEX-7 as digital back for my legacy glass at base ISO these days and need the 24MP for some long-term projects (large prints - different story). For the rest I've got my X-Wax snappers and the film cameras.
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  7. Pitter

    Pitter TalkEmount Veteran

    Darn it. Digging around I can't find a good example but anyway now I've learned about DXO. What I currently have apart from the noise reduction in Elements 14 is Neat Image. I wonder if there are any opinions on that.
  8. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim TalkEmount Rookie

    Aug 8, 2011
    Westchester, Illinois
    I don't shoot with Sonys (Olympus and Panny u43 and Nikon APS-C) but the best noise reducer I've found is Topaz Denoise. I've tried just about all the others. DxO does a good job, but Topaz does a GREAT job!

  9. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Are you seeing lots of noise in unedited images? If you are manipulating your images heavily (boosting shadows etc), you could see more noise.
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  10. siftu

    siftu TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 30, 2016
    Hard to tell without samples but I mainly see people importing into LR and having the default sharpening settings. Try putting the mask up to 40 or so. If you don't do this you end up sharpening noise which makes it worse.
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