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.
The level of detail recorded by the 7MP sensor and Olympus ED lens is extremely impressive, and colour fidelity is perfect.
This shot was taken from the same position as the ISO test shots to demonstrate the 110mm end of the 4x zoom range.
ISO 80: At the minimum setting the image is noise free and astonishingly sharp. You can count the blades of grass across the river.
ISO 100: The image is still noise-free and just as sharp, as you might expect at this level.
ISO 200: At the medium level the image is still largely noise free, but there is a hint of colour noise in the very darkest areas.
ISO 400: The noise reduction system has robbed the image of some detail, but the noise is still extremely well controlled and the image is completely usable.