Olympus mju 1000 10MP Compact Camera Review - Test Shots – Full Res Crops Review

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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1/40th, f/2.8, ISO 64

At the lowest ISO setting, as usual there is no image noise. I tried to move the rudder on this boat and was shouted at by the owner, who I didn’t realise was standing behind me.

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1/60th, f/2.8, ISO 100

Up 1/3rd of a stop to ISO 100 and there is still no image noise.

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1/125th, f/2.8, ISO 200

At 200 ISO there is some slight colour noise in the darker areas, but the picture is printable.

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1/250th, f/2.8, ISO 400

At 400 ISO the colour noise in worse, and a lot of fine detail has been lost in the noise reduction process.

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1/500th, f/2.8, ISO 800

At 800 ISO there is a high level of noise right across the image, especially in the darker areas, and image quality is seriously compromised.

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1/125th, f/8, ISO 1600

At 1600 ISO the level of image noise is so high that the picture is pretty much useless.

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1/250th, f/8, ISO 3200

At 3200 ISO the image size is automatically reduced to 2048 x 1536 (3MP). The noise reduction system has removed a lot of detail and the picture quality is awful.

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1/640th, f/8, ISO 6400

I think Olympus just added 6400 ISO so they could claim the title of highest ISO on a compact camera, but when the picture quality is this poor, why bother?

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