Panasonic Lumix G3 - Sample Images: ISO Performance Review

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Our by now familiar TrustedReviews ISO performance still-life scene in full


ISO 160 shows no signs of noise at all


At ISO 200 the image remains sharp, detailed and noise-free


At ISO 400 the G3 is still producing noise-free images


At ISO 800 most cameras begin to exhibit some noise. Not so the G3…


At ISO 1600 a small degree of noise and some softening occurs, but overall quality is still very very good


Noise is more clearly visible at ISO 3200, although the image remains more than presentable as a whole


At the top setting of ISO 6400 the G3 is producing quite a lot of noise

Panasonic Lumix G3 2
Even at higher sensitivities the G3 delivers punchy colour and good detail  (1/8sec @ f/7.1. ISO 1600, AWB)

Panasonic Lumix G3 3
Another shot showing what the G3 can do at higher sensitivities (1/10sec @ f/7.1, ISO 1600, AWB)

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At ISO 3200 the G3 is still resolving decent levels of detail, with the image stabilisation helping to keep edges sharp too (1/15sec @ f/4.5. ISO 3200, AWB)

Panasonic Lumix G3 2

This was taken in very poor light at the top sensitivity setting of ISO 6400. The image is noisy but still usable (1/30sec @ f/4.5, ISO 6400, AWB)