Nikon COOLPIX S2600 - Sample Images: ISO Performance Review


Nikon COOLPIX S2600 full
Images displayed below are the same crop of the above still-life image.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 80
ISO 80 – Little noise or distortion is evident at the lowest setting.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 100
ISO 100 – At the next lowest setting, images are still clean and lacking in noise.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 200
ISO 200 – Noise begins to creep in, with attempts at noise reduction resulting in distortion of fine detail.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 400
ISO 400 – A speckling and smudging effect starts to feature at the next ISO setting.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 800
ISO 800 – Although images appear less grainy at ISO 800, noise reduction results in a harsh softening of fine detail.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 1600
ISO 1600 – Images appear unsightly at ISO 1600, with a purple tint appearing alongside a harsh mottled grain.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 3200
ISO 3200 – This setting is at a reduced 3MP resolution, and is best avoided entirely.

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Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Design & Features 7
  • Image Quality 6
  • Build Quality 6