Sony Cyber-shot T500 Review - Test Shots – Detail and Lens Performance Review

”A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, 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 to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.”


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Here’s the usual test shot of the west window of Exeter cathedral to compare detail and sharpness with other cameras. See below for a full-res crop. Also note the pincushion distortion in this zoomed-in shot.


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The sharp Carl Zeiss lens provides a level of fine detail that is as good as any 10MP compacts on the market.


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There is some barrel distortion at the wide-angle end of the zoom range.


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Corner sharpness is good, although there is some chromatic aberration visible.


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