Summary

Our Score

8/10

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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. 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 download.
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Note: These ISO test shots were taken indoors in my landlord’s dark and spooky cellar using natural ambient light. The Finepix F11 has six ISO settings, from 80 to 1600, but since there was no appreciable difference between ISO 80 and ISO 200 only four samples are shown here.
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¼ sec, F3.2, ISO 80
At this lowest sensitivity setting the image is, as you would expect, completely noise-free. However there is massive purple fringing around the highlights.
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1/15 sec, F3.2, ISO 400
At 400 ISO most other cameras are at the limit of their sensitivity and produce tons of image noise, but the F11 remains virtually noise-free.
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1/30 sec, F3.2, ISO 800
At 800 ISO there is a small amount of noise beginning to creep into the image, but it is barely noticeable, about what you’d expect from most other cameras at around 200 ISO.
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1/60 sec, F3.2, ISO 1600
At the maximum sensitivity of 1600 ISO the image quality remains extremely high, better than most other cameras would manage at 400 ISO. There is an odd banding pattern in the darker areas, but colour reproduction is still very good.
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