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Canon IXUS 130 - Test Shots - ISO Performance

By Gavin Stoker


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Over the next few pages we show a range of test shots. On this page the full size image at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced to let you see the full image, and a series of full resolution crops have taken from original images at a range of ISO settings to show the overall image quality. These pictures were taken indoors using reflected natural light.


This is the full frame at minimum ISO.


At ISO80 - starting lower than most compacts - and, as expected, all is well with the IXUS 130's performance


Same shot at ISO100 and no discernible difference


Same lack of noise to report at ISO200, so the camera is performing as predicted


We're at ISO400, usually the setting at which noise begins to creep in on cheaper compacts. Here we're just starting to lose definition in the shadow areas, but it is very slight


Noise is becoming more pronounced when examining shadow detail at ISO800, but overall the image is still fairly clean


Noise is spreading out at ISO1600 and the image is generally softer. But this option has still provided a perfectly usable result, suggesting Canon was being conservative in stopping here


This is the full frame at maximum ISO.


...And so we've tried shooting our test image with Low Light mode selected, which effects an image drop to three megapixels. Here the camera has itself chosen a setting which equates to ISO500, so again, no apparent noise.

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