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Ricoh Caplio R5 - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

By Cliff Smith


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To test the image stabilisation system, I took this shot hand-held using tungsten light at a range of focal lengths and shutter speeds.


Shooting at 1/17th of a second at a focal length of 10.9mm (equivalent to about 70mm) is 2 stops below the recommended hand-held speed, but the IS system has produced a nice sharp shot.


Shooting a 1/25th of a second at 33mm (equivalent to 200mm) is 3 stops too slow. This time the IS system can’t cope and the image is blurred by camera shake.


The metering system has coped well with this high contrast shot, preserving good shadow detail and some highlight detail, although there is some blue fringing.


This is a 100% crop of the top left corned of the previous shot, showing the blue fringes along the edges of the burned-out sky areas. To be fair most high-res compacts do this.


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