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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

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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The Carl Zeiss lens provides tons of sharp detail, but some of it is lost in a general graininess.

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The lens does produce some spherical distortion at wide angle. Surprisingly Sony hasn't yet implemented software correction.

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Centre sharpness is very good, as you'd expect.

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Corner sharpness is also excellent, with no chromatic aberration.

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stevecost

August 4, 2009, 8:57 pm

Got one 3 weeks ago, and it wasn't from Jessops... the internetweb thing is a great source for gadgets.


I've finally got a camera with some decent bells and a whistle or two and the wife loves the blue colour. Major praise for the EASY setting (same as camcorder!), it took away all of the normal teaching pains that come with new gadgets at home... if only there was an EASY setting for tv's, dvd players (her) and washing machines and cookers (me)! :)


... pity the spare batteries are so expensive :(

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