I just got a new camera (Panasonic ZS60) and I've been running into a few problems/questions while testing. Mostly it seems like leaves have a low-resolution, watercolor-like appearance in low-light conditions. But sometimes things look pretty bad in good light, too.
My guess is that this may just be inherently low resolution of the camera, but in-camera smoothing and noise may play a part as well. I just want to know if there is some postprocessing or exposure setting I could change to fix it.
Photo link: https://flic.kr/p/29msFRz
I understand that bigger sensors do better in low light (I have an LX100 for low light) but I'm not entirely clear why. They should have less noise and better ISO and they may be able to use a faster shutter for less blur. But the photo I'm posting was shot using a tripod with the ISO forced to 80.