Sunflower

Dramatic Tone Art filter with frame applied

Pink flower

At f/5.6 the background is nicely blurred here

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Colours are bright and punchy straight from the camera

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Shot at f/4 to limit depth of field. Taken with the new M. Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 lens and manually focussed on the eyelashes

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The ESP system puts in a good performance and colours look natural, yet vibrant

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The transition from light to dark along the cobbles has been well handled here

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The automatic white balance system hasn't been fooled by the warm tones of this bloom, or the mixed lighting

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Compare with the image below

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The shadow and highlight adjustment feature has been pushed to maximum to darken the highlights and brighten the shadows to produce this HDR-like image

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Taken with the same tonal adjustment options as the image above, to produce another low-contrast HDR image

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The Grainy Film Art Filter in action

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Pin hole and Crossed Processed Art Filters combined

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In reasonable light using ISO 3200 produces a pleasant level of farily uniform noise

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When light levels fall, JPEG images taken at ISO 6400 have slightly oversharpened edges and lack fine detail. There's also some mottling of red, green and blue

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ISO 6400

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Taken with the Pinhole art filter

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The art filters can now be applied in Aperture Priority and Shutter priority modes - allowing for more creativity.

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Cross process mode

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Black and white grain mode with frame applied

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Pinhole with grain applied

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Pop art with frame applied

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The super-quick autofocus allows for ultra quick focusing speeds

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.