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Even shooting into the light, the R717’s metering system copes well and the adaptive lighting smoothes out the shadows.
At the lowest sensitivity setting of 50 ISO there is no noticeable image noise, although the image is over-sharpened.
Likewise at 100 ISO the image is noise free, but the noise reduction has degraded the level of fine detail.
At 200 ISO a small amount of image noise is beginning to creep into the shadow areas, but the image is still good.
At the highest setting of 400 ISO image noise is clearly visible in the darker areas, but exposure is still accurate.