A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes and below that are crops taken from the original full resolution images so that you can inspect the quality at various ISO sensitivities.
1/30th, F5, ISO 100
Due to the awful weather this weekend, I’ve been forced to use indoor flash shots for ISO comparison. At 100 ISO the image is clean and sharp, certainly an improvement on the quality of the FX9.
1/30th, F5, ISO 200
At 200 ISO there some visible colour noise - random red and green patches on the darker areas of the image.
1/30th, F5, ISO 400
400 ISO - a higher level of noise, but the image is still nice and sharp, and would make a good print.
1/30th, F5, ISO 800
In the High Sensitivity mode, the camera has set the ISO to 800 for this shot. Although there is little visible noise, the image appears very blurred - a product of the noise reduction system.
1/30th, F3.8, ISO 1600
This was taken in High Sensitivity mode at 1,600 ISO, with the Mega OIS switched on. It was shot hand-held, illuminated by a 60w bulb. The shutter speed was 1/30th of a second, and the shot is sharp and shake-free, although the noise reduction system has reduced the level of fine detail.