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A quick trip back in time to a medieval jousting tournament in 1465 provided some excellent photo opportunities, with lots of action and bright colours.
Compare these shots with the samples from the Olympus C-180. A digital zoom has not been used here.
Despite the camera shake, at the lowest ISO setting the image is noise free and colours are smooth and accurately rendered. At ISO 200 there is some speckling of image noise in the black areas, but colour distortion is kept to a minimum. Archbishop William Courtney’s nose remains mostly speckle-free even at the maximum setting of ISO 400, but some colour distortion has crept in.
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