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Nikon CoolPix S230 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith


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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.


The level of fine detail is actually pretty low for a 10MP camera; you can barely make out the stirings of the anti-bird netting.


With the Distoertion Control feature turned off the lens produces horrible barrel distortion at wide angle, despite only haveing a wide end of 35mm.


Turning the distortion control on corrected the curved paralells, and apparently makes the sun shine too (not really, it was taken on a different day).


This is the top right corner of the above image with distortion control turned off.


The same, but with distortion control turned on.


Centre sharpness looks pretty much the same in both cases.


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