(Longer bars indicate better performance)
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 produced generally excellent images, particularly at lower ISO ratings. Crisp details and nicely balanced colours abounded. Images with limited depth of field looked pleasantly smooth in unfocused areas, and the gradations between light and dark avoided unrealistically harsh contrasts. Except at the highest ISOs, we saw very few unnaturally coloured halos or jagged lines.
Our test images came out clean and noise-free at ISO 160, 200 and 400. A handful of colourful speckles showed up in dark areas at ISO 800, but even at ISO 1,600, the grain was relatively innocuous in evenly lit scenes. Images shot at ISO 3,200 were full of multicoloured splotches in darker areas -- par for the course for digital images at this high sensitivity.
Edited by Lori Grunin
Additional editing by Nick Hide