Summary

Our Score

8/10

Review Price £1,529.95

Olympus E-5 - Test shots: ISO performance

"The following were all shot as Large, Fine quality JPEGs under available natural light, with automatic white balance deployed and the camera set to 'Natural' Picture Mode."

----
/94/aa8d64/7c92/14859-e5autoiso.jpg
Showing the full frame with ISO set to Auto, the camera has correctly ascertained ISO200 as being up to the task.

----
/94/9db461/ce90/14859-iso100.jpg
The same framing at ISO100 and no noise to report. Nice colours too.

----
/94/a8e87b/3afb/14859-iso200.jpg
Same shot at ISO200 and similarly no image noise to report.

----
/94/a818ab/858b/14859-iso400.jpg
We're at ISO400 and some very subtle image noise is creeping in.

----
/94/22d723/6006/14859-iso800.jpg
ISO800 and there's noise, but again hardly at a noticeable level.

----
/94/5bccf9/0e0f/14859-iso1600.jpg
Things are taking a turn for the worse at ISO1600, so avoid this setting if you want to avoid noise levels appearing incrementally worse.

----
/94/3413bb/f381/14859-iso3200.jpg
Noise is visible across the entire frame at ISO3200.

----
/94/d50740/69e6/14859-iso6400.jpg
And looking distinctly gritty in appearance at ISO6400, so this is one to avoid unless you are deliberately aiming for a grainy look and feel.

Previous page
Next page
comments powered by Disqus