On my Nikon D3400 camera I can set the picture color control to standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait, landscape, or flat. Is there any disadvantaged to leaving it to vivid most of the time to increase the color saturation?
If you are shooting raw, they don’t effect your picture. But if you are shooting jpeg, I would definitely use neutral. Because adjustments to color, sharpness, etc. are much better made in post-processing.
@austinvinar, I agree with you, to a point. 🙂 If you intend to edit your JPG files, then yes, I would agree, Neutral would likely be the better choice. However, if you’re not wanting to mess around with editing, and just want a decent looking picture straight-out-of-camera, then I’d say go for a more “punchy” look.
That’s good! Keep learning about the differences between RAW and JPG. The assignment at the end of this video will help you come to an experiential conclusion about which one is better, as well as explaining why I don’t shoot RAW+JPG anymore.