Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR - Test Shots – ISO Performance

Score

”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 ”


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This is the full frame at 100 ISO.


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At the minimum ISO setting the image quality is pretty much flawless despite the 1/4-second exposure.


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Virtually identical results at 200 ISO.


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There is a bit of chroma noise in the mid-tone areas at 400 ISO, but it’s nothing serious.


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Much the same at 800 ISO.


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The image quality is quite printable at 1600 ISO, which is about what you need for good indoor no-flash photography.


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3200 ISO is getting a bit noisy, but it’s not completely unusable.


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