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Ross Alford | profile | all galleries >> Brief review and sample photos from the Pentax Optio W20 >> Click for gallery of full resolution sample images from the Pentax Optio W20 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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The images in this gallery have been manipulated only by applying auto levelss and smart sharpen (0.9 radius, 90%) in Photoshop CS2. The sharpening seems fair since I always shoot with sharpening turned to lowest, figuring that I can always sharpen to taste later, and I hate halos, which sometimes show up with the in-camera sharpening set to higher levels. The shot of the drain hole in the shorts (which is about 1/4 inch in diameter) has not been manipulated at all, as I recall.

These are very large images and may take a while to load if your connection is slow. They were saved as quality 8 in Photoshop, which must compress them more than the camera does, as images direct from the camera are usually about 2.5 to 3 Mb, and these take up less space, about 1 to 1.5 Mb.

Note that the bird measurers and the spider were both shot at ISO 200, and I have not applied any extra noise reduction. This camera produces images usable as-is up to ISO 400, and with aftermarket noise reduction, even the 800 and 1600 speeds can be usable. I will try to add an ISO test series soon.

You will need to click on Original size (below the image) to see these in full resolution.
Castle Hill from Pallarenda beach IMGP0226b.jpg
Castle Hill from Pallarenda beach IMGP0226b.jpg
Drain hole in shorts pocket IMGP0056.JPG
Drain hole in shorts pocket IMGP0056.JPG
Group measuring birds IMGP0381.jpg
Group measuring birds IMGP0381.jpg
Spider with eyespots IMGP0594.jpg
Spider with eyespots IMGP0594.jpg