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This wide-angle shot looks fine at first glance, with good exposure and colour balance, but there is a lack of resolution that betrays its interpolated origins.
At 64 ISO, this is about as good as it gets with the Z1. There is a reasonable level of detail and colour rendition is acceptable, but there is a general softness to the image and purple fringes around the highlights.
At ISO 100, there’s not much difference generally from the previous shot, but there are a few noise reduction artifacts in the darker areas.
At 200 ISO there is a distinct speckliness creeping into all areas of the image, but most noticeably in areas of plain colour.
At 400 ISO there is a sudden drop-off in image quality, with an overall loss of detail and blurring of edges. Colours remain reasonably accurate however.
To be fair, 800 ISO would never be used on such a bright day, which probably explains why the sky looks so awful, but the rest of the image is usable despite a general loss of detail.
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