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Olympus C-180 - Test Shots - Full Res Crops
A range of test shots are shown over the next two pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced 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) so that you can evaluate the overall exposure. For those with a dial-up connection, please be patient while the page downloads. Please also note that there are no ISO comparison shots for this camera, since it has no manual ISO control.
In this shot taken at the maximum 4x digital zoom you can clearly see the degraded quality of the image, which is blocky and pixilated.
Compare this with the previous shot. At full optical resolution the C-180 is capable of producing excellent quality pictures, with bright colours, accurate focus and tons of detail.
Even at medium digital zoom (x2.8) the image quality is much lower than at full resolution, reducing detail and making the image blocky.