How to setup Canon EOS Camera to get the best JPEG photos – Howtoshtab – how to, lifehacks, tips and tricks

Hi my name is Vit Valenta and today is about setting your Canon camera in order to get the best JPEG results. Presentation will be shown at Canon EOS M6. These basic settings are the same in mirrorless cameras and DSLRs. First thing we need to talk about is sharpness. This topic is very discussed in the video sector. There they are advising to set your picture style sharpness to zero. But when you’re shooting to JPEG you need to enhance your image a little bit. In RAW files, Picture is usually bit softer and over sharpening isn’t also an option. Standard picture profile can mess it a little to create unrealistic edges between two contrast areas.

So I’m using custom picture profile based on fine detail profile with sharpness set to three finest set to one and threshold set to one. Contrast at minus four because I can play with the picture more in post. You can leave the saturation at zero. I find out with these settings you have saved the best detail in the picture without compromising quality in any textures or details. If you even after that experience soft image it’s your lens to blame. Second thing that has part in sharpness is high ISO noise reduction. Usually people shoot at ISO 100 to get the best image possible but when you are at happenings in imperfect environment you will have to use higher ISO for that I recommend to set noise reduction to low. If you turn it off you will have colored noise that looks horrible with noise reduction set to standard or high you will lose detail through process of the noise in in-camera with setting at low you ditch unwanted colored fields keep most of the detail and image has some sort of grain that isn’t that horrible and feel more classic film like.

If you never go over ISO 800 you can keep the settings off. You will have sharpest output in JPEG. If you auto ISO and keep other settings manual you can set maximum ISO that camera can use an automatic mode. So you can set it 1600 which still isn’t super high and still it is 16 times more sensitive than the ISO 100. When camera hits this limit it will under expose image but you will have sharp image with lower noise. Another way to improve your quality of your pictures is using highlight tone priority. Use it carefully. in environments with good light, contrast environments it’s absolutely yes because you maintain the white tones contrast in very white parts of image, like clothes textures on clothes like stitches or something. Brides cloths! But in low-light high ISO situation – you need to set it off because when you turn the highlight to in priority it actually uses step-down ISO and brings shadows to equivalent of your setting ISO, So the noise that would be hidden in shadows is shown in mid-tones.

So final image is actually more noisy for video they’re actually recommended different settings. So this is really for pictures and JPEG. Ok, if you disagree with me or if you have something to add, please comment. thank you for watching. if you’re still watching, congratulations that you bought Canon camera and trying to get the best results and probably low-light results. but Canon doesn’t have that great low-light performance. Sony is much better. Panasonic is much better – actually any other manufacturer has better low-light performance but people love cannon course I like the usability, autofocus, because I use a lot of video and I’m so lazy to manualy focus. And with the optical viewfinder i I can’t manual focus is so horrible with yeah with mineralize I would manual focus because I can see the results but if you love to manual focus use lower ISO and to have good lower light performance I would recommend you to buy cheap full frame.

Used full frame. I mean like five years old tops. At least 18-20 megapixels because the image processing is later on much better in in Sony you can buy A7 or A7 mark II. You will have great pictures yeah and for a very reasonable price the basic A7 🙂 I was really tempted to buy one but 50% of what I do is video and I use autofocus in video. So I bought a Canon 80D – see ya!.

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