Olympus E-400 Review - Test Shots – Full Resolution Crops Review

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”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.”

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1/100th, f6.3, ISO 100

At the lowest ISO setting the image is completely noise-free and also devoid of compression artefacts. You can clearly see the grain in the wood of this old door.

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1/60th, f7.1, ISO 200

At the 200 ISO setting the image is completely noise-free and also devoid of compression artefacts. You can clearly see the grain in the wood of this old door.

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1/200th, f9.0 ISO 400

At the 400 ISO setting the image is completely noise-free and also…hang on, this sounds familiar.

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1/320th, f10, ISO 800

At the lowest ISO setting the image is completely noise-free and…no, wait, I think I can see a tiny hint of colour speckling in the mid-tones. Maybe.

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1/500th, f11.0 ISO 1600

At the highest ISO setting there is a faint fuzz of image noise across the whole image, but the image is quite printable. I’ve seen far worse than this from other cameras at 400 ISO.

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