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Pentax Optio A30 - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

A range of test shots are shown over the next two pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and in some case 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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Here's usual detail test shot. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.

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The level of detail produced by the lens 1/1.8-in sensor is exceptionally high, among the best of 10MP compacts.

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The lens does produce noticeable barrel distortion at the wide-angle end of the zoom range, but overall sharpness and detail are excellent.

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This corner crop from the above image shows the high level of edge and corner sharpness. It only falls off in the extreme corner of the frame.

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Unlike a lot of 10MP sensors the A30 copes well with high contrast.

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There is almost no fringing around this high contrast edge.

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The wide-angle end of the zoom range is equivalent to 38mm.

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Taken from the same spot at the telephoto end, equivalent to 114mm

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