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. The following pages consist of resized images so that you can evaluate the overall exposure. For those with a dial-up connection, please be patient while the pages downloads.
Although the automatic exposure has produced a rather dark shot, the lack of noise at 80 ISO even with a ¼ second exposure is an encouraging sign.
The results at 100 ISO are virtually identical to the previous setting, with this shot also requiring ¼ of a second at f2.8.
The exposure meter must like f2.8 and ¼ of a second, made lighter in this shot by the 200 ISO sensitivity. Still no visible noise.
This time 1/5 of a second at f2.8, but at 400 ISO there is still no visible image noise, and enough detail to make out shadows on the wall. Remarkable.
At 1/10th of a second at f2.8 and 800 ISO some noise reduction artifacts are beginning to appear, but even in darker areas there is very little real noise. Astounding.
1/20th of a second at f2.8 is virtually hand-holdable, thanks to the 1600 ISO speed setting. There is some visible noise in the darker areas, but little colour distortion, and the image is quite usable. Brilliant!