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Pentax Optio M40 - Test shots - Full-res crops

A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, 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 to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.

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Here's my usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.

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The level of detail is about average for an 8MP camera, but contrast and sharpness could be better. The dull day didn't help though.

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As with the M30, the lens produces a lot of barrel distortion at the wide angle end, as well as pincushion distortion at the telephoto end.

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Centre sharpness isn't too bad, but I've seen better.

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Corner sharpness is also rather poor.

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