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Olympus E-520 - Test shots - ISO performance

By Jamie Harrison



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A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size images at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have 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 included in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.


This is the full frame at the minimum ISO setting.


Smooth tones and no noise is visible at ISO 100.


ISO 200 continues to hold it together.


Noise is beginning to creep into shadow areas at ISO 400.


At ISO 800 there's a high amount of noise.


ISO 1600 noise is intrusive but images are usable.


This is the full frame at the maximum ISO setting.


Steve in Kentucky

September 27, 2008, 11:35 am

I was going to buy the E-510 as it has come down so much, but the features on the 520 seem worthy of serious consideration. I've read where some people complain the 520 does not deliver as sharp of pictures or as color saturated as the 510. Anybody heard anything about that?

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