Sunday, June 28, 2009

Panasonic ZS1 ISO test series

I admit that this can be a little silly and not really what you do in normal use, but having a good ISO series of the same scene makes it possible to judge how good, or bad, the camera is going to be. This is taken in "normal mode" on the mode dial, on a tripod, IS off, 2 second timer, "normal colors", 10M low compression. The scene at 25mm looks like this (ISO 80). Sorry for the mess, this is the "kids" area:


Here are the JPEGs directly out of the camera, not processed. Some have a processed small crop after.

25mm ISO 80 (crop)
25mm ISO 100
25mm ISO 200 (crop)
25mm ISO 400
25mm ISO 800 (crop)
25mm ISO 1600

And here is how (from the same position) the 300mm scene looks like:

Here are the JPEGs directly out of the camera, not processed. Some have a processed small crop after.

300mm ISO 80 (crop)
300mm ISO 100
300mm ISO 200 (crop)
300mm ISO 400
300mm ISO 800 (crop)
300mm ISO 1600

I must say that although I think the high ISO ones looks ok for a compact with small sensor, I am not sure if I like how the lower ISO looks like. Maybe it is more the lens than noise reduction artifacts. Check the ISO80 and ISO 200 crops from the 25mm scene. Are you happy with those?

Anyway, if you want to check out the prices on Amazon, go here: Panasonic DMC-ZS1, Panasonic DMC-ZS3, Canon SD1200IS.

1 comment:

sanket said...

The silver and black models have different names zs1s and zs1k. I would like to know if there are any other differences other than just the color.
The zs1k costs more.