Nikon Coolpix P4 Review - Test Shots – Full Res Crops Review

A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, 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 in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality. The following pages consist of resized images so that you can evaluate the overall exposure. For those with a dial-up connection, please be patient while the pages download.


”’Note:”’ These ISO test shots were taken indoors using ordinary domestic tungsten light from two 60 watt reading lamp bulbs. White balance was set manually by taking a reading off a piece of white paper. And if anyone knows where my wing mirrors are, I’d like them back please.

0.6 sec, F4.3, ISO 50

At the lowest ISO setting, the image is nice and smooth, with excellent detail, no noise or colour distortion.


¼ sec, F4.3, ISO 100

At 100 ISO the image is still sharp and noise free, although there is a slight blotchiness to the colour in the mid-tone range.


1/8 sec, F4.3, ISO 200

At 200 ISO there is some image noise beginning to appear, especially in the darker areas of the frame. Colour speckling is also increased.


1/15 sec, F4.3, ISO 400

At the maximum ISO setting the image is quite noisy, but the noise is evenly distributed and would still look ok on a standard 6×4 print.


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