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1/35th, f3.5, ISO 50
At the lowest ISO setting, the image quality is as good as its going to get. There’s no image noise as such, but there are compression and processing artefacts plainly visible.
1/45th, f3.5, ISO 100
At 100 ISO the image is still largely noise-free, and the image is virtually indistinguishable from the previous one.
1/80th, f3.5, ISO 200
At 200 ISO there is now visible image noise in the mid-tone areas of the image, although it is fairly well controlled. The processing artefacts are more noticeable though.
1/160h, f3.5, ISO 400
At the maximum ISO setting the image is now very noisy in all areas, and colour fidelity is starting to suffer. It would be best to avoid this setting.
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