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Samsung ST500 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith


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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.


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. The downloadable file is approximately 5.8MB.


Despite the Schneider-Kreuznach lens and 12.2MP sensor, the level of recorded detail is not that good.


The 27mm wide angle lens produces relatively little barrel distortion.


Centre sharpness is actually pretty good.


Corner sharpness could be better though.


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