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Samsung Digimax L55W - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

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.
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These ISO test shots were taken indoors using domestic tungsten lighting and manual white balance, with an exposure compensation of -1EV.
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With a shutter speed of 1 second at maximum aperture, this 50 ISO shot shows some image noise and colour distortion in the mid-tone areas, although oddly the darker areas are noise free.
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Something odd is happening here, because despite doubling the ISO, the exposure settings are exactly the same as the 50 ISO shot, as is the level of noise.
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Again, the exposure remains the same despite the 200 ISO setting. The level and extent of the noise also remains the same.
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At 400 ISO, suddenly there is extensive image noise all over the shot, and especially in the darker areas. Apparently noise reduction doesn’t operate at this setting.
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