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Pentax Optio M60 - Test Shots - ISO Performance

By Cliff Smith
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Summary

Our Score

8/10

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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.

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The full frame at 64 ISO, the minimum setting.

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At 64 ISO the image quality is good, with no visible noise and good colour reproduction.

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There is a hint of chroma noise at 100 ISO, but overall quality is good.

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Noise is clearly visible at 200 ISO, but still no major problems.

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Noise reduction is causing some loss of detail at 400 ISO.

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Significant levels of noise at 800 ISO, but still plenty of detail.

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Pixel binning at 1600 ISO has greatly reduced the level of detail.

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3200 ISO is restricted to 5MP, and picture quality suffers accordingly.

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6400 ISO is also limited to 5MP, and picture quality is even lower.

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This is the full frame at 6400 ISO.

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antman

December 19, 2008, 12:30 am

You gave the M50 8/10, but this M60 gets 7/10 for image quality. Is the lens and hardware all that different?

Mike Dowler

December 26, 2008, 4:08 pm

Can you recommend something similar (or not too much more expensive) which *isn't* glacially slow to autfocus? I am looking for a cheap-ish compact, don't need any bells or whistles, but the one crucial feature is that it must be able to focus (relatively well, even in low-ish light) fairly quickly. My wife's main complaint with our first digital (a Canon S45) was that, by the time it had focussed and taken the shot, the subject had moved.

Cliff Smith

December 31, 2008, 6:04 pm

Casio's ultra-compacts are excellent value for money, and have very fast autofocus.





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adw918rrx

February 2, 2009, 1:42 am

Just bought this camera from makro for 㿱.99 + vat what a bargain!!!


Quality of photos are excellent,easy to use,would recommend to anyone who is after a 10mp camera on a small budget

SMMTS

June 3, 2013, 2:14 am

Very exclusive design design I like this this camera. because the Quality of photos are excellent, and easy to use.

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