ISO comparison

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Canon keeps a good balance between noise and noise reduction. Though most shots from the camera can benefit from a little post-shoot sharpening, it isn't until ISO 1600 that subjects start to look really soft at smaller sizes, and ISO 3200 is mushy and should be avoided.

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ISO 100

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ISO 100

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ISO 160

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ISO 200

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ISO 800

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ISO 200

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ISO 250

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ISO 160

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ISO 100

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ISO 640

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ISO 250

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