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Kodak EasyShare M530 - Test Shots - Detail And Lens Performance

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. File size 2.3MB


The level of detail is good, but the compression level is pretty harsh.


The wide angle produces very little barrel distortion.


Centre sharpness is a little soft but not too bad for the price.


Distinct chromatic aberration at the edges of the frame.



September 10, 2010, 5:56 pm

Poor Cliff. You, like me, must really dread the advent of yet another Kodak compact review! Noise, 'painterly'(compression) artefacts and severe CA are the hallmarks of a good 21st century Kodak digital, doncha know.

Still, if it's got the name Kodak on it, it must be good, innit. :-/

Bertie 1

September 11, 2010, 9:49 pm

I wouldn't call the CA in the pics 'severe', Raffles and the peeps who'll buy this camera won't be into pixel peeping and will be happy with their 6 X 4 kiosk prints where the defects you mention will not be noticeable.

Just like the Z915, the M530 will most likely sell like hot cakes and if I didn't own the DX6490 and DX7590, I certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed! IMO it's great value.

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