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Fujifilm FinePix XP30 - Test Shots: ISO Performance

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A selection of images taken at the camera's various light sensitivity (ISO) settings showing how the camera's image quality degrades at high ISO settings, and thus how it will cope in lower light situations. All shots are taken using available daylight. The FujiFilm FinePix XP30 has a range that spans from ISO 100 to ISO 3200


At ISO 100 there's no noise artefacts visible though you can straight away see there's a slight blotchiness to this camera's pictures.


At ISO 200 there's a slight level of graining to the dark areas but generally things are still fine.


At ISO 400 there's already a noticeable drop in detail and more graininess.


At ISO 800 the whole image starts to take on a grainy look that's discernible even zoomed out.


At ISO 1600 things just get worse as the graininess now incorporates specs of incorrect colour and detail loss is significant.


ISO 3200 is frankly unusable.


Peter 15

April 11, 2011, 4:04 pm

I bought one and sent it back after a week. Average picture quality and shocking battery life.


April 12, 2011, 12:47 am

The street photos looks surprisingly good,
but the ISO test reveals its limit at around 200.
At around ISO 400 things starting to get snowy.
But, under good lighting conditions the XP30 seems to be performing reasonably well.


April 14, 2011, 9:31 pm

Thanks for your feedback, Money. I think I may have been guilty of choosing the 'best' images from the XP30's memory card. I shall, of course, endeavor to select a more 'representative' batch in my next review.


March 28, 2012, 11:33 am

Just a word of warning about Fuji underwater products - I have tried the earlier XP10 twice now, and twice I have gone home after a much looked forward to snorkelling trip at a beautiful area with much coral etc with no pics after water somehow got in and wrecked the camera. *not* my 'carelessness' or anything, I am very careful with things like this - it may have been the on-off-shutter switch area, as one of the buttons seemed unnaturally 'soft' aterwards, but I can't get a straight answer about anything here in Thailand, so it remains a mystery. My lack of pictures from a dead XP10 is a fact, however. Just a word of warning. It takes quite good pictures - until it dies.

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