Nikon CoolPix P5100 Review - Test Shots – ISO Performance Review

”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. ”


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This is the full frame at the minimum sensitivity setting of 64 ISO.


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At 64 ISO the image quality is excellent, with no visible noise, smooth colours and good detail.


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Image quality at 100 ISO is also very good.


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There is a little noise visible at 200 ISO, but not enough to cause a problem.


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Some fine detail has been lost at 400 ISO, but the overall quality is still pretty good.


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At 800 ISO the image quality is reduced, with lots of noise and loss of detail, but the overall colour is still fairly accurate.


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Image quality takes a sharp downwards turn at 1600 ISO, with heavy noise and poor colour.


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2000 ISO is the highest setting at full resolution, but the quality is terrible.


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3200 ISO is available at 5MP, but the results are pretty poor, as is usually the case with these gimmicky high speed settings.


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This is the full frame at the maximumsensitivity setting of 3200 ISO.


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