ISO Performance at Low ISOs (ISO 200-800)
Let’s take a look at how the Fuji X-E2 performs at low ISOs. Here are some crops at ISO 200, 400, 800 and 1600:
As expected, ISO 200 and 400 are very clean.
ISO 800 adds a little bit of noise, while 1600 adds progressively more. Still, results are impressive, since no detail is lost and the noise is very acceptable.
High ISO Performance (ISO 3200-6400)
High ISO performance is a very important measure of sensor quality for low-light photography. Here is how the Fuji X-E2 performs at ISO 3200 and 6400:
At ISO 3200, we start seeing a minor loss of details, especially in the darker areas. Noise is pretty much doubled from ISO 1600 at this point, but still perfectly usable. ISO 6400 is the RAW limit. With more detail and color loss and much more noise, it is something I would not want to stretch beyond for my photography needs. Fuji does offer higher ISO levels beyond 6400, but they are not “native” and they are only available in JPEG, so I am excluding those.
Now let’s take a look at how the Fuji X-E2 compares to its predecessor and the new Olympus OM-D E-M1. Click the next page of this review.
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