Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - 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 ISO test images are shot indoors using reflected natural light for maximum consistency. ”


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


This is the full frame at the minimum ISO setting.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


80 ISO. For future reference, this is what these cars are actually supposed to look like. There aren’t many compact cameras that can better this.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


Image quality is still flawless at 100 ISO.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


There’s a slight mottling in the mid-tone red, but still no visible noise at 200 ISO.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


There are some small signs of noise reduction at 400 ISO, but the image quality is still better than some compacts can manage at 100 ISO.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


There is noise visible at 800 ISO, but it is very well handled. The colour depth and level of detail are still excellent.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


Noise is more apparent at 1600 ISO, but this shot is still good enough to make a decent print. A very impressive performance.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


3200 ISO is a bit shabby, with some serious colour distortion, but not totally unusable for small images.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 test shot


This is the full frame at 3200 ISO.


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