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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - Test Shots - ISO Performance
Over the next few pages we show a range of test shots. On this page the full size image at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced to let you see the full image, and a series of full resolution crops have taken from original images at a range of ISO settings to show the overall image quality. These ISO test images are shot indoors using reflected natural light for maximum consistency.
This is the full frame at the minimum ISO setting.
80 ISO. For future reference, this is what these cars are actually supposed to look like. There aren't many compact cameras that can better this.
Image quality is still flawless at 100 ISO.
There's a slight mottling in the mid-tone red, but still no visible noise at 200 ISO.
There are some small signs of noise reduction at 400 ISO, but the image quality is still better than some compacts can manage at 100 ISO.
There is noise visible at 800 ISO, but it is very well handled. The colour depth and level of detail are still excellent.
Noise is more apparent at 1600 ISO, but this shot is still good enough to make a decent print. A very impressive performance.
3200 ISO is a bit shabby, with some serious colour distortion, but not totally unusable for small images.
This is the full frame at 3200 ISO.
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