Nikon CoolPix L14 - Test shots – Full-res crops

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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.”


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Here’s my 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.


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The overall sharpness and detail are very poor, not helped by the 200 ISO automatic setting.


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Despite a wide end equivalent to 38mm, the lens produces significant barrel distortion.


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Centre sharpness is quite poor.


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Edge sharpness is even worse.


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At the telephoto end the lens produces quite bad pincushion distortion.


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