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Kodak EasyShare M530 - Test Shots - Detail And Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

7

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. File size 2.3MB

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

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The wide angle produces very little barrel distortion.

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

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Distinct chromatic aberration at the edges of the frame.

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RafflesNH

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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