Are those diagonal stripes across the UPC bar codes on the original box? If added by the camera, it really ruins the image.
What "diagonal stripes across the UPC bar codes" are you talking about? I don't see it
All three of the bar codes have stripes on the posted image as viewed on my monitor, which is why I was wondering if they were actually there. Others are seeing them as well.
I downloaded the image and noted that there were no stripes, but there appeared to be a lot of NR. Cameras do add NR, even if turned off, and if its set to "Normal", they add more with high ISO. Its pretty typical of all cameras at high ISO using jpeg.
Can you process a raw image and clean it up so we can see what the camera can really do at its best?
Try resizing the image to 800 pixels on the longest side. That will prevent the built in resize software in the forum from causing any issues, but it will also prevent viewers from downloading the full size file, so that's unfortunate. Still, only a few download it for every thousand that view the image as posted.