|Outdoor 1 (Medium Zoom)|
The NV24HD gets off to a promising start. Focusing is good, especially in the centre part of the photo. There is a loss of sharpness towards the edges, but this will only be an issue with very large prints. Colours look good.
|Outdoor 2 (No Zoom)|
Digital cameras with wide angle lenses can find focusing difficult when no zoom is being applied. This is because it is hard to build perfect quality into such a small and inexpensive lens. Overall the NV24HD does well, although the softer focusing towards the edges is again in evidence.
|Outdoor 3 (Maximum Zoom)|
The downside of a wide angle lens is that it takes away some of the telephoto capabilities of the lens. In other words the lens is unable to zoom in as close as other 3.6x zoom lenses. Focusing is inline with my first two photos. There is a loss of detail in the darker areas of the photo. This is especially pronounced under the trees to the left of centre.
|Outdoor 4 (Building)|
I am happy with the sharpness of the photos when the subject has been at distance. Although, as in the first three shots sharpness becomes softer as you move towards the edges of the photo.
The brightness and focusing are fine, but the NV24HD sure has packed a lot of colour into this photo. The red / orange tinge is overdone for my own personal taste.
|Indoor Portrait with Flash|
If anything there is too much brightness in this shot as the flash overpowers and covers up some of the detail. As with the outdoor portrait the pink skin tones are overdone.
|Indoor Portrait without Flash |
Without the flash the camera produces a more natural looking photo. I prefer it to the portrait with flash, although the pink skin tones could be toned down once more.
My dedicated test for colours shows that the camera is capable of strong, vibrant colour. If anything red tends to have the upper hand here. This may go some way to explaining the strength of the skin tones in my portrait shots.
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When it comes to the amount of detail showing in the macro shot the NV24HD does very well. My original macro shot had a blue tinge to it and the only way I could get rid of it was to use a custom white balance setting. You need to be aware of this if you are looking for a digital camera that you can always use with fully automatic settings. The shot could also do with a touch more brightness.