Canon EOS 40D Review - Test shots – Detail and lens perfomance Review

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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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I thought it would be interesting to show what a DSLR makes of my usual compact camera comparison shot. This was shot in 14-bit RAW mode, the exposure was adjusted and the image converted to JPEG in Adobe Photoshop. Click to download the full-sized image or see below for a crop.


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The level of fine detail and the overall image quality is very impressive.


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This is my usual DSLR comparison shot, of Sidmouth seafront. Compare this with other DSLR reviews.


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This was shot in 14-bit RAW mode and converted in Adobe Photoshop.


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Shooting into the sun with bright reflections off the sea is an exposure nightmare, but the additional dynamic range of the 14-bit RAW mode has coped admirably.


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