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Sony Alpha a100 Digital SLR - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

By Cliff Smith



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Sony Alpha a100 Digital SLR


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A range of test shots are shown over the next three 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.


1/100th sec, f6.3, ISO 100

These two old Berber women seem pretty happy. I’m not sure what she’s mixing up in that mortar, but I’ll have a tenners worth.


1/125th sec, f6.3, ISO 200

A slight shift in the metering has made this shot a lot lighter, but it is still just as smooth as the 100 ISO shot.


1/160th sec, f7.1, ISO 400

At 400 ISO some colour speckling is starting to appear in the darker areas, but the overall colour rendition is still very good.


1/250th sec, f8.0, ISO 800

At 800 ISO there is quite a bit of noise across the whole image, and a lot of speckling in the darker areas. Some contrast has been lost.


1/640th sec, f8.0, ISO 1600

At 1600 ISO the image is quite noisy despite the very fast shutter speed. It’s no worse than most of its rivals though.


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