Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 Review - Test Shots – ISO Performance Review

”Over the next few pages we show a range of test shots. On this page the full size image at the minimum and maximum ISO settings have been reduced to let you see the full image, and a series of full resolution crops have taken from original images at a range of ISO settings to show the overall image quality. These pictures were taken indoors using reflected natural light ”


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This is the full frame at 80 ISO.


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Although the image quality is very good, there is a slight grain right across the image. Unfortunately it doesn’t show up as much in this compressed JPEG. The white dots are dust on the model, not from the camera.


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Slightly more grainy at 100 ISO, but no real noise problems.


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Still good quality at 200 ISO.


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400 ISO is usually make-or-break for image noise, but the W290 is still doing well.


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Noise is starting to be an issue at 800 ISO.


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1600 ISO and a lot of darker detail has been lost to noise.


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Image quality is poor at 3200 ISO, but the colour balance and saturation remains quite good.


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This is the full frame at 3200 ISO.


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