Kodak EasyShare C180 Review - Test Shots – Detail and Lens Performance Review

”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 the 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 low quality lens and Kodak’s usual savage file compression have robbed the image of all fine detail. The full-size shot is only 1.72MB. From most other 10MP compacts it would be around 4MB.


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The lens produces significant barrel distortion at wide angle, although to be fair I’ve seen a lot worse.


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Centre sharpness is about average for the class, but the compression is again causing problems.


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Horrible corner blurring and chromatic aberration, and this was the sharpest corner.


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