”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. ”
The wide-angle end of the zoom is equivalent to 27mm, wider than average for a digital compact.
The 486mm-equivalent telephoto can pick out even distant details.
The improved image stabilisation system, Power OIS, is extremely effective. This was shot hand-held at full zoom, at 1/25th of a second. ”’Please note that this shot was taken on a pre-production camera; the production ones are even better.”’
Exposure metering is perfect, and colour rendition is superb. ”’Please note that this shot was taken on a pre-production camera; the production ones are even better.”’
Score in detail
Image Quality 10
Build Quality 9
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