Bright colors

This ISO 160 sample from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 shows pretty good exposure in high-contrast light. This is at the default color settings, which (like most cameras) tend to push the contrast and saturation a little. I usually prefer the camera's neutral setting.
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ISO 400

This sky in this shot came out very clean and it's exactly the exposure I wanted.
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ISO 800

The foreground text on this shot stayed extremely crisp and there's no color noise to speak of.
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ISO 1600

While there are some JPEG artifacts and some processing-induced softness that might get fixed by the time the camera ships, the midrange-sensitivity images don't show any hot pixels in the deep blacks, and overall look pretty good as long as you don't pixel-peep.
Photo by: Lori Grunin/CNET


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