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Kodak EasyShare C180 - Test Shots - ISO Performance

By Cliff Smith



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Over the next few pages we show a range of test shots. On this page the full size image at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced to let you see the full image, and a series of full resolution crops have taken from original images at a range of ISO settings to show the overall image quality. These pictures were taken indoors using reflected natural light


This is the full frame at 80 ISO.


Even at the lowest sensitivity setting there is visible image noise in this 1/8th sec exposure.


Image noise, low contrast and poor colour fidelity at 100 ISO.


Even more noise at 200 ISO and 1/15th sec.


At 400 ISO and a 1/40th sec exposure the results are worse than most other compacts produce at 1600 ISO.


800 ISO and the image quality is completely unusable.


At the maximum 1250 ISO the image has almost no detail or colour, and is swamped by image noise.


This is the full frame at 1250 ISO.



July 21, 2009, 3:58 pm


Only partly on topic here, but have you guys ever considered reviewing camera lens? I'm trying to find a decent wide-angle lens, but decent reviews are few and far between...


July 23, 2009, 1:48 am

Hi TheEvilGenius :)

Have you tried the Fred Miranda's page? -> http://www.fredmiranda.com/...

Steve Ayres

July 23, 2009, 4:06 pm

Also there's the more scientific side of things very well covered at; http://www.photozone.de/ and there's also a fair bit on http://www.dpreview.com/.

Personally I like the Fred Miranda ones as they are 'in the field' user reviews.

Cliff Smith

July 24, 2009, 4:36 pm

I have considered doing lens tests, and Riyad and I have discussed it several times, but I don't have the budget for the expensive optical testing software needed, nor do I have the space in my flat for the permanent studio that I'd need to ensure consistent and accurate results. If either of those factors changes then I'll reconsider.


September 9, 2013, 12:22 am

I think the sky colour looks just fine.

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