Nikon Coolpix S9100 Review - Test shots: Detail and Lens Performance Review


A more general selection of test shots are revealed on this page and next to act as an evaluation of the Nikon S9100 in a variety of shooting conditions.

This extreme wide angle composition, shot at 25mm equivalent, shows the coverage possible with the S9100. While front to back detail is generally good and we are impressed with the colour tones straight out of the camera, to pick holes there is softening of detail towards the corners. This is most noticeable in the top left and right hand sides of the frame where purple fringing is also visible upon close inspection

A second image taken handheld from the same vantage point but now at the telephoto end of the zoom (450mm equivalent) to display the breadth of the focal range. Although it might benefit from a bit more in the way of contrast, the shot is surprisingly sharp

Our standardised rusty gate shot taken toward the telephoto end of the zoom. There’s sufficient detail here to display the flaky paint and rusting metal and once again the colours and exposure are spot on

Whilst not the most visually stimulating of subject matter, here’s another example of the level of crispness achievable with the S9100’s lens and sensor combo, and at maximum wideangle this time.


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