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Nikon CoolPix P5000 - Test shots - ISO performance

By Cliff Smith


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A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size image at the minimum ISO setting has been reduced for bandwidth purposes to let you see the full image, and a series of crops taken from original full resolution images at a range of ISO settings have been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.



At the minimum setting of 64 ISO there is no image noise despite the 1-second exposure, and the picture is sharp and well detailed.


At 100 ISO there is a little colour distortion due to the long exposure time of 0.5 seconds.


At 200 ISO there is virtually no change.


Slightly more noise at 400 ISO but the picture is still very printable.


Progressively more noise at 800 ISO, but the overall level of detail remains good and colour balance is unaffected.


At 1600 ISO there is a notable increase in image noise, and the level of visible detail drops off sharply.


At the maximum full-res ISO setting of 2000, there is a lot of image noise and now the colour balance is off too.


The absolute maximum of 3200 ISO, but only at 5MP resolution, so image quality is a lot lower.


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