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Canon PowerShot S3 IS - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

By Cliff Smith

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Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Summary

Our Score:

10

A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.

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0.3 secs, f/3.2, ISO 80

I think I may have more photos of Mol’s Coffee House than anyone else in history, but it does look good in this silky-smooth 80 ISO shot.

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1/4 sec, f/3.2, ISO 100

At 100 ISO as well the image is very smooth, with no visible noise.

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1/8 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200

Unfortunately, image noise is already creeping in at only 200 ISO, although it’s not too bad and the image is still quite usable.

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1/15 sec, f/3.2, ISO 400

At 400 ISO the image noise and colour speckling are now visible in all dark and mid-tone areas, but again it’s not too severe and the image is good enough to print, but not too big.

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1/30 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800

At the maximum 800 ISO the noise levels are much worse and the image quality is much lower, losing a lot of shadow detail and colour saturation.

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