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A range of test shots are shown over the next two pages. Here, the full resolution image has been reduced in size for bandwidth purposes, and a crop (taken from the original full resolution image at Adobe ImageReady jpg quality 60) follows each image in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality. The next page consists of resized images (to Adobe ImageReady jpg quality 50) in order for you to evaluate the overall exposure. For those with a dial-up connection, please be patient while the page downloads.
At ISO 50, the Z5 can resolve a decent amount of detail. Chromatic aberrations also appear to be well under control.
47mm (approx. 282mm equivalent), f7.1, 1/200, ISO 50.
This macro shot demonstrates the Z5's ability to really get in close. The detail is retained well.
10mm (approx. 60mm equivalent), f3.2, 1/8, ISO 50.
The Z5 performs at its best when the ISO-setting is kept at 50. Here the ISO is at a value of 80, and although the image detail looks acceptable in the overview shot (top), at full resolution (bottom crop) there is evidence of some noise in the shadow area of the step.
12mm (approx. 72mm equivalent), f3.2, 1/40, ISO 80.
Here we can see how increasing the ISO affects the overall image. At ISO 50 to 100 the detail is pretty much retained. However, anything above ISO 100 seems to suffer from noticeable image noise.