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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, 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 to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual test shot of the west window of Exeter cathedral to compare detail and sharpness with other cameras. Click on the image to download the full-size version, or see below for a full-res crop.


The overall level of detail is very good, despite the dull weather, but compare this result with the SX10.


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February 5, 2009, 3:01 am

Yuck! High ISO performance (400 and above) is worse than that of SX10! And we all hoped that SX1's CMOS sensor will be superior to the CCD sensor used in SX10...


February 5, 2009, 3:04 am

Seems like the iso noise is a higher than the sx10, and noise reduction comes into it more, and smudges it all

coupled with the extra 130 quid or so over the sx10, doesnt seem worth it just for the video mode, which most pc's wont manage to play anyhow

Stuart 3

February 10, 2009, 10:46 pm

Has anyone used the SX1 for HDR? The 4 fps should give you 3 bracketted exposures in less than a second. I guess ISO 200 would be max for HDR because of noise. I shoot an EOS D40 at 7 fps for HDR and 90% are keepers, but the kit weighs 3x the SX1.

Cliff can you shed any light on this?

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