A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, 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 in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality. The following pages consist of resized images so that you can evaluate the overall exposure. For those with a dial-up connection, please be patient while the pages download.
Note: These outdoor shots, including the ISO test shots, were all taken during a very cloudy weekend, under lighting conditions that hardly do justice to the picture quality of which this camera is capable. Hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to shoot some better pictures soon, at which point maybe these pages can be updated.
1/6th sec, F2.4, 64 ISO
At this lowest sensitivity setting the image is smooth, sharp and totally noise-free, despite the slow shutter speed.
1/8th sec, F2.4, 100 ISO
At the next setting up there is still no image noise, eve though it was practically dark by the time this shot was taken.
1/15th sec, F2.4, 200 ISO
At 200 ISO there is a slight roughness to the image and some slight colour speckling, but image quality remains very high.
1/30th sec, F2.4, 400 ISO
At 400 ISO there is definitely a pattern of noise right across the image, and a slight failure of exposure reciprocity has over-exposed the image.
1/60th sec, F2.4, 800 ISO
At 800 ISO the image is now quite noisy, but I’ve seen worse at lower speeds from other cameras.
1/125th sec, F2.4, 1600 ISO
At the highest ISO setting the image is now very noisy, but if you need a shutter speed of 1/125th of a second in this kind of light then it’s not too bad.