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Pentax Optio M30 - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

By Cliff Smith


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A range of test shots are shown over the next two 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.

Full-sized versions of some of the following images can be downloaded by clicking on the sample shots as indicated. However be aware that the average file size is around 2.4MB, so those on very slow connections will experience some delay.


Not my usual shot of the cathedral today, but from this shot you can see the level of detail recorded by the M30. It's about average for a 7MP camera.


This is a full-sized crop from near the centre of the above image.


In this shot, taken at the widest angle zoom setting and a range of about two metres you can see that the M30's lens produces quite a lot of barrel distortion under these conditions.


This is a full-sized crop from the bottom left corner of the above image, showing poor corner sharpness.


The widest angle setting of the zoom lens is equivalent to 38mm on a 135 film camera, not very wide but about average for a camera of this type.


This shot was taken from the same position as the wide-angle shot above, but this time at the other end of the zoom range, equivalent to 114mm.


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