Olympus FE-250 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 ISO setting has been reduced to let you see the full image, and below that 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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At the minimum ISO setting of 64 the image quality is excellent, although you’ll notice a dead pixel in this and following shots. The pixel-mapping function was able to correct it though.


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Still nice and clean at 100 ISO.


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No problems at 200 ISO.


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A little noise showing at 400 ISO, but nothing serious.


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At 800 ISO the noise is worse, but still printable.


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The noise reduction suddenly kicks in at 1600 ISO and image quality takes a nose dive.


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Looking pretty ropey at 3200 ISO, the highest full-resolution setting.


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6400 ISO is available at 3 megapixels, but looks a bit cack.


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There aren’t any other compacts that can shoot at 10,000 ISO, and here’s why.


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Here’s the full-frame image at 10,000 ISO. It’s horrible, but the fact it can do it at all is amazing.


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