Olympus FE-290 Review - Test shots – ISO performance Review

”A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size images at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced for bandwidth purposes to let you see the full image, and a series of crops taken from original full resolution images at a range of ISO settings have been included in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.”


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This is the full frame at 64 ISO.


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At 64 ISO, this is as good as the FE-290 gets. There’s no image noise visible, but the image is over-sharpened and lacks fine detail.


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Not much difference at 100 ISO.


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The problems start here, as the noise reduction system blurs out even more detail, and chromatic noise affects the colour.


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At 400 ISO fine detail is gone and there is visible noise everywhere.


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The maximum ISO setting is only 640, but even so the picture quality is terrible.


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This is the full frame at 640 ISO.


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