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Note: These ISO test shots were taken indoors using a tripod and diffuse natural light from a window. They were all shot in the basic Program mode using auto white balance.
1/25th sec, f/3.7, ISO 64
At the lowest sensitivity setting images are very sharp and beautifully detailed, and exposure is spot on despite the low light conditions.
1/40th sec, f/3.7, ISO 100
At 100 ISO the image appears slightly lighter and contrast is slightly enhanced, actually producing a more balanced photo.
1/80th sec, f/3.7, ISO 200
At 200 ISO there is no significant noise, although there is some slight colour speckling in the darker shadow areas.
1/200th sec, f/3.7, ISO 400
ISO 400 gives a shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, easily fast enough for a hand-held shot, and although there is some image noise the picture remains sharp and overall colour reproduction is good enough to print.
1/400th sec, f/3.7, ISO 800
At the maximum ISO setting of 800 the noise levels are about as high as the WPi on 400 ISO. I wouldn’t recommend using this setting except in extreme circumstances.