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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.
1/4sec, F2.8, ISO100
At this low ISO setting, the late evening light is too low for the exposure system and the shot is slightly under-exposed, however the image quality is fine and the colour balance is good.
1/4sec, F2.8, ISO200
At 200 ISO the exposure is spot on, and there isn’t a trace of image noise
1/6sec, F2.8, ISO400
Most other cameras are starting to have problems at 400 ISO, but the F30 produces a clean noise-free shot
1/12sec, F2.8, ISO800
At 800 ISO the noise reduction system is starting to lose some fine detail, but there is still no trace of the colour speckling produced by image noise
1/25sec, F2.8, ISO1600
At 1600 ISO more detail has been lost, but the image is still largely noise free and is quite usable. At 1/25th of a second we’re approaching hand-held shutter speeds.
1/45sec, F2.8, ISO3200
At 3200 ISO the image now looks quite blurred as the noise reduction system sacrifices more detail, however the colour and exposure are still good, and at 1/45th of a second this shot could have been taken hand-held.