One thing to keep in mind is that each picture mode setting (natural, vivid, etc.) have different default settings for those things. And then Olympus set those defaults to +/-0. So when you apply a -1 to sharpening for example, you are applying -1 to the default setting for that mode, not an absolute value of -1. So if Natural mode has a "default" setting of, just pulling numbers out of my arse, +1 on natural, then you biasing it -1 will give an absolute value of 0.It took me forever to figure out that the settings for sharpening, contrast and graduation were buried under the Natural picture mode.
I will have to give it a try as well. I think my sharpening and contrast are both at 0 for "natural" mode. Easy test to shoot a couple shots of a few things with both and see if I like it better. I shoot RAW so normally these can be easily changes in post, but I do like to try and get it right as I can straight out of the camera as I don't like to spend a lot of time post processing photos.John’s recommendation from page 1.
noise filter = low
sharpening = -1
saturation = natural
contrast = -1 and
gradation = normal
Wish I could say the same John but I'm such an impulsive buyer of gear I'd have a garage full by now.Glad that you are happy with your new camera, Randy.
I never sell anything.
Don't know why.
Oh! Man! I love those weird and wonderful early digital camera designs!