Tokyo by night

20101031 IMG 7492 540x366 Tokyo by night

There was this fantastic pulsing sculpture lit up and morphing into different colors. I put my camera down and set the timer for 8 seconds. You can barely see in this smaller version but there was a man sitting perfectly still by the base.

Tokyo, Japan

Canon 5D Mk II | Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM @ f/22 | 8 sec | ISO 100

Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

The following images display the Canon PowerShot S95 low light capabilities at ISO 80, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and just for kicks, 3200. This is a follow-up to my initial review of the camera. In my opinion, ISO 400 is just fine, 800 usable, and 1600 moderately usable if need be. ISO 3200 is pretty much a mess, but would be better than nothing if the situation calls for it. For a compact camera it definitely impresses.

These images link directly to full size, unmodified samples. Feel free to download and inspect them as you wish (click the image, then click again to get to the full size version).

To make things easier, I’ve also posted 100% crops from the samples. Again, these are straight from the camera. However, take note that these were all shot as jpeg, not RAW with +1 on sharpening, +1 contrast, and +1 saturation I believe, using the “Custom” setting.

IMG 0186 540x404 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 80 | f/2.0 | Canon S95

IMG 0187 540x404 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 200 | f/2.0 | Canon S95

IMG 0188 540x404 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 400 | f/2.0 | Canon S95

IMG 0189 540x404 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 800 | f/2.0 | Canon S95

IMG 0190 540x404 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 1600 | f/2.0 | Canon S95

IMG 0191 540x404 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 3200 | f/2.0 | Canon S95

100% Crops from the above images:

crop IMG 0186 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 80 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95

crop IMG 0187 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 200 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95

crop IMG 0188 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 400 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95

crop IMG 0189 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 800 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95

crop IMG 0190 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 1600 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95

crop IMG 0191 Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

ISO 3200 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95

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