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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 - Test shots - Detail and lens perfomance

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.


Close to the centre of the frame, the level of sharpness and fine detail is impressive.


The "Carl Zeiss" lens produces horrible barrel distortion at the wide angle end, and the shot is also slightly over-exposed.


Centre sharpness is good, but you can see traces of chromatic distortion even here.


The cyan and green fringes here are caused by chromatic aberration, the lens not focusing all colours at the same point.


At the telephoto end, pincushion distortion squeezes in the sides of this shot.


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