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At a 35mm equivalent of 24mm the lens has a good wide field of view, making it perfect for capturing landscapes. The overcast sky has fooled the camera into underexposure here, although this type of condition is problematic for many cameras. Click here to see the full resolution image
The optical zoom is excellent, as demonstrated in the above image taken at the same location as the image above. As well as showing the extent of the zoom at it's maximum reach, this image demonstrates the camera's ability to resolve detail and capture tonal graduation; this is really highlighted in the fine detail of the stone work behind the statues. Click here to see the full resolution image
Images contain plenty of detail, but in overcast conditions the camera tends to underexpose by about a stop. Click here to see the full resolution image
Color reproduction is bright and well saturated, making images direct from camera instantly pleasing.Click here to see the full resolution image
With a selection of 15 filters under the creative control mode you have plenty of artistic choice. Effects such as Dynamic Monochrome (seen here) and High Dynamic produce some excellent results. Click here to see the full resolution image
The overcast weather of a British winter's day tends to make the camera underexpose, however dial in +1 of exposure compensation and the shadows are lifted, enabling dynamic black and whites. Click here to see the full resolution image
The High Dynamic filter produces images which are instantly striking, muting color and boosting contrast.Click here to see the full resolution image
The wide angled zoom enables you to quickly take abstracts at close quarters. Click here to see the full resolution image
The camera dealt well with this bright and high contrast scene. We dialled in +1 of exposure compensation to lift the shadow on the buildings, which has resulted in the slight highlight burn out. Click here to see the full resolution image
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Ali Jennings is the imaging lab manager for Future Publishing's Photography portfolio. Using Imatest Master and DxO Analyser he produces the image quality tests for all new cameras and lenses review in TechRadar's cameras channel. Ali has been shooting digital since the early nineties and joined Future's Photography portfolio back in 2003.