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Nikon CoolPix S230 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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).

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

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The same, but with distortion control turned on.

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Centre sharpness looks pretty much the same in both cases.

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