Nikon CoolPix P50 Review - Test shots – Full-res crops 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 level of detail is good, but no better than most other 8MP compacts.


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The lens produces significant barrel distortion at wide angle.


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Sharpness at the centre of the frame is good, if a little over-sharpened.


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Corner sharpness is also good, but there is some chromatic aberration.


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The lens produces slight pincushion distortion at the telephoto end.


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