Olympus Pen E-PL1 - 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 shaded natural light. ”


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


This is the full frame at minimum ISO.


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


Image quality at the minimum 100 ISO is superb.


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


Still no real problems at 200 ISO.


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


Colour saturation is slightly reduced at 400 ISO, but there is still no noise.


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


Noise reduction effects are visible at 800 ISO, but overall quality is still very good.


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


Noise is visible at 1600 ISO, but the image is still printable.


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


At the maximum 3200 ISO noise is becoming a problem, but it would still be acceptable for smaller image.


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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


This is the full frame at maximum ISO.


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