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The Sliding Lens System seems to have been cured of its barrel distortion and corner blurring tendencies.
The S5n has two macro ranges, and this shot was taken at about 6cm. Focus is good, but the image appears somewhat soft.
ISO 80: At the lowest setting images are smooth, detailed and completely noise-free.
ISO 100: There is still no noise and the image is just as sharp as the previous one.
ISO 200: Some colour speckling is visible in the darker areas, and noise reduction has blurred out some fine detail.
ISO 400: At the highest setting darker areas have quite a bit of noise, but lighter areas are still relatively clear. More detail has been lost though.