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Even under ideal conditions, the shot looks over-processed, with very little fine detail, over-sharpened edges and a bizarre, almost painted look in areas of bright colour.
Even on a nice bright day the M22 performs poorly, providing very little fine detail even for a 4MP camera.
*At the minimum setting of 100 ISO image quality is as good as it’s going to get. Not much detail, but at least there’s hardly any noise.
*At 200 ISO noise is clearly visible in the darker areas of the image, and the shot also lacks contrast as well as detail.
*At 400 ISO the shot at least has more contrast, but only because the darker areas are now totally black with no detail. The rest of the image has heavy noise.