Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.
This demonstrates the field of view (FOV) using the E-620 and 14-42mm kit lens at its widest setting (equivalent to the FOV of a 28mm in 35mm format).
From the same spot I’ve zoomed into the bell tower of the Abbey using the 42mm setting of the kit lens (equivalent to the FOV of a 84mm in 35mm format).
In this sequence of four handheld images from out-of-camera JPEGs, you can see the effects on exposure using the following DR enhancement (Gradation) options (from left to right); Auto Gradation, Normal, High Key, Low Key. Notice the shadow detail on the trunk and the grass to a lesser extent.
”(Nice idea Joanne, I think I’ll do it like this too from now on – Cliff)”
Metering can be difficult to second guess in today’s DSLRs, especially those using DR enhancing algorithms. However this shot was originally underexposed (from the strong backlighting) so I switched to spot metering instead.
Score in detail
Image Quality 7