Panasonic Lumix FZ48 - Sample Images: ISO Performance



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The ISO test shot in full. All of the crops below are reproduced at 100%.

FZ48 ISO 100
At ISO 100 the Lumix FZ48 is noise-free, although you can see the effects of processing

FZ48 ISO 200
Study ISO 200 closely (at pixel level) and you can see some slight softening, but it’s really nothing to worry about.

FZ48 ISO 400
By ISO 400, however, that softening has become more pronounced.

FZ48 ISO 800
And by ISO 800 noise is also beginning to affect colour saturation as well as detail.

FZ48 ISO 1600
The maximum setting of ISO 1600 sees a significant softening of detail along with a loss of saturation.