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Samsung L310W - Test Shots - ISO Performance

By Cliff Smith

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Summary

Our Score:

8

User Score:

A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size images at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced for bandwidth purposes to let you see the full image, and a series of crops taken from original full resolution images at a range of ISO settings have been included in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.

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This is the full frame at the minimum ISO setting.

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At 80 ISO the image is sharp and impressively big, but there are traces of noise in the darker areas.

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Noise is reducing shadow detail at 100 ISO.

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The noise reduction is starting to blur fine detail at 200 ISO.

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Noise reduction blurring has reduced the level of fine detail and tonal distinction even further.

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The image is quite noisy at 800 ISO, and colour rendition is also starting to degrade.

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All shadow detail is gone at 1600 ISO. Can you make out the tread on the spare tyre?

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3200 ISO is available at 3MP, but the image quality is very poor. You can't even make out the edge of the spare tyre in the darker area.

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This is the full frame at maximum ISO.

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Martin Daler

October 30, 2008, 2:41 am

"in general the overall increase in sensor resolution across the market has not produced a corresponding increase in picture quality. There's very little advantage in image quality from a 10 or 12 megapixel camera over an 8 or 9 megapixel camera"


So which is it, "no corresponding increase in picture quality" or "very little advantage in picture quality"? You seem to equivocate.

Martin Daler

October 30, 2008, 2:49 am

...ah, of course I should have read on to the end for the answer ("There are better cameras with smaller numbers on them"), silly me!

PK Son

October 30, 2008, 10:04 am

hahaha.. "or three Americans" haha.. I burst out laughing. My co-workers ignored me. hehe.

fontheking5

December 25, 2008, 6:19 pm

Awful Crap . Impossible to get the memory card in , no place to put the cable so you can import photos to your PC . This camera is not meant to be used on computers at all or meant to be used at all since there is no desription whatsoever about memory cards and cables to the PC . DON`T BUY THIS CAMERA , DON`T MAKE SAME MISTAKES AS I DID

journeyman1984

December 30, 2008, 6:13 am

for 13.6 megapixel this is very cheap and comes with a lot of great features, high quality pictures at an astonishing 4224 x 3168 resolution, takes sd memory cards which are very cheap got 4gb card for about 㾶, the interface is a little tricky at first but once you play around with it you'll get used to it, comes with software for editing videos and pictures and of course downloading them to your pc, i give the camera 9/10.

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