Pentax Optio S5z - Test Shots – Full Res Crops Review


A range of test shots are shown over the next three 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. The following pages consist of resized images so that you can evaluate the overall exposure. For those with a dial-up connection, please be patient while the pages downloads.

Digital zoom is seldom worth using, since it reduces the overall resolution of the frame and causes jagged edges and interpolation artefacts.


At the lowest setting images are smooth, detailed and completely noise-free – let’s not mention the camera shake 🙂

At 100 ISO there is still no noise and the image is just as sharp as the previous one

At 200 ISO some colour speckling is visible in the darker areas, and noise reduction has blurred out some fine detail

At the highest setting darker areas have quite a bit of noise, but lighter areas are still relatively clear. More detail has been lost though