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Panasonic DMC-L1 Digital SLR - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

By Riyad Emeran

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

5

A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, 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 in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.

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1/50th, f/4, ISO 100

At the minimum ISO setting the picture is silky smooth with no noise, as you’d expect.

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1/60th, f/5, ISO 200

At 200 ISO there is still no image noise.

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1/125th, f/5.6, ISO 400

Up to 400 ISO and already there is visible noise in the darker areas of the image.

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1/160th, f/6.3, ISO 800

At 800 ISO the image noise is now quite significant, but the image is just about usable.

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1/200th, f/8, ISO 1600

At the maximum 1600 ISO the image noise is now so bad that the shot is effectively unusable.

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Peter H Mussell

November 5, 2009, 1:51 am

I bought the original fixed-lens 5 m.p. pre-cursor to this camera. I loved it but, out of warranty it turned into a paperweight! I'm not sure I would pay any more for a Panasonic camera. Perhaps I should have bought the Leica clone instead? I still have a DMC-FZ20 which is very competent.

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