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Samsung NV100HD - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, 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 to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.

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Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.

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Compare this shot with the 10-megapixel Samsung NV9. The 14.7-megapixel NV100HD produces less sharp fine detail, and less tonal gradation. This was shot in bright sunlight.

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The Schneider-Kreuznach lens produces some barrel distortion at wide angle, but it's not too bad.

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Centre sharpness is quite good, although the image lacks detail.

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Corner sharpness is also good, although there is some chomatic aberration.

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The small over-powered sensor has poor dynamic range. The shadows have almost no detail.

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Applying Auto Contrast Balance in playback mode has almost no effect at all.

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