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Sony NEX-5 - Test Shots - ISO Performance

By Cliff Smith

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

9

'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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Sony NEX-5 test photo

This is the full frame at minimum ISO.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

At the minimum 200 ISO the image quality is pretty much perfect.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

No visible difference at 400 ISO

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

Still no noise problems at 800 ISO.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

A slight dusting of fine grain at 1600 ISO, but the image is still very good.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

Slightly more grain at 3200, but this would make a good print.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

Colour is becoming blotchy and detail is fading, but this is very good for 6400 ISO.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

12800 ISO is pretty ropey, with lots of noise and little detail.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

This is the full frame at maximum ISO.

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