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A range of test shots are shown over the next three 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.
¼ sec, f/5.2, ISO 50
At the lowest ISO setting the S770 produces a nice smooth image with a very high level of detail.
1/8 sec, f/5.2, ISO 100
Likewise at 100 ISO the image is clean and sharp.
1/15 sec, f/5.2, ISO 200
At 200 ISO there is just a hint of colour speckling in the darker areas of the image, but they wouldn’t show up on even a large print.
1/30 sec, f/5.2, ISO 400
At 400 ISO, the highest manually selectable setting, there is slight image noise visible in the mid tones as well, but it is well controlled and doesn’t detract much from the overall quality.
1/60 sec, f/5.2, ISO 800
800 ISO is only selected in High Sensitivity or Anti Shake modes, and does result in visible noise across the whole image, but I’ve seen a lot worse.