”’Here are some general test shots taken with the WB600 to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and the focal range of the respective optics.”’
Here’s a tricky exposure for any camera at any level – a dark foreground and a bright, largely featureless sky as the background. Incredibly the WB6000 has managed to maintain detail in both, providing an image which is pretty much a match for how the eye saw it at the time.
It’s not all good news however. White balance is rarely but here slightly off kilter, producing a decidedly cool looking image that would greatly benefit from an application of Auto Levels in Photoshop and adjustment for brightness contrast to give depth to the rather flat image.
Here’s a slightly wider framed image taken from exactly the same vantage point that reveals a closer result to how the colours in the scene should look, with much deeper (and warmer) browns.
Generally the WB600’s colour balance errs on the side of natural, as this swimming duck shot, taken again at maximum telephoto and in the golden light of late-ish afternoon, reveals.
Score in detail
Image Quality 8