Home / Cameras / Camera / Olympus XZ-1 / Test shots: ISO performance

Olympus XZ-1 - Test shots: ISO performance

By Gavin Stoker

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

User Score:

The following were all shot as highest quality JPEGs under available natural light, with automatic white balance deployed. Rather than show you every one of the 20 manually selectable incremental settings (if we include Auto ISO) that the XZ-1 provides, we've picked selected highlights to illustrate the camera's overall performance.

----

----

With ISO set to Auto, the camera has chosen ISO100 as being most fitting for the task, meaning there's no chance of any image noise ruining proceedings.

----

Same set up shot at ISO200 and similarly no image noise to report.

----

We're at ISO400, the setting at which we're most likely to see the first suggestion of grain and, true to form, some particularly subtle image noise is creeping in, revealing itself in shadow areas.

----

ISO800 and again as expected there's noise and incremental softening of detail, but not to an extent that we wouldn't happily live with.

----

A more noticeably sandy look across the entire image at ISO1600, upon close inspection of a cropped section, but less abrasively intrusive when viewing the frame as a whole. Again, we'd be happy to shoot at this setting.

----

Even without zooming in, our test shot subjects are taking on a felt-like consistency as detail softens further at ISO3200. You might get away with it if converting the shot to black and white, but this is a setting we'd rather avoid if we have the option.

----

A rather more gritty appearance at ISO6400 and overall softness to the image that just makes it look blurred, so this is one to definitely avoid.

----

ruma

October 8, 2013, 8:30 pm

Though it is compact, XZ-1 has high resolution. It has very good cost performance.

ruma

October 8, 2013, 8:40 pm

" SAKURA " Though it is compact, XZ-1 has high resolution. It has very good cost performance.

ruma

October 8, 2013, 8:42 pm

very good!

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:42 pm

like XZ-1

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:43 pm

VERY COOL CAMERA

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:44 pm

good performance

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:53 pm

TOKYO SPRING

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:40 am

Very good tool. Light, but sensor is greater.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:41 am

This model has a lot of fans in Japan.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:42 am

Various modes fun.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:43 am

Macro function is excellent.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:34 am

Rough monochrome function to entertain me.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:35 am

F1.8, and HD logo. They were unnecessary. Its design is amateurish.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:37 am

Depiction of this camera is delicate.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:38 am

I can understand that very long popularity of this camera.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:40 am

The price of this camera are sold cheap in spite of excellent features.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:41 am

This feature is too good at this price. Great for consumers.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:43 am

Representation of the XZ-1 is very smooth.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:44 am

Excellence of the CCD sensor has been demonstrated.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 10:27 am

日本のZX-1ファンの皆さんもコメントと、作例の投稿をしてみてはいかがですか? 
フェイスブック、グーグル、ツイッター、どれかのアカウントをお持ちでしたらコメントできます。

comments powered by Disqus