As regular readers will be aware, I have recently been sharing my thoughts about the Canon G7X camera recently. My previous posting on the subject was a little critical as I had found that on very long exposures, light appeared to be leaking into the camera through the lens barrel. I would now like to balance this with a brief post demonstrating the image quality that’s now possible with even compact cameras.
The image above is a long exposure of Burton Falls in West Yorkshire. To avoid the problem with the light leaking into the camera I wrapped a cloth around the lens barrel. On processing the image in Lightroom the image quality is evident. Below you can see a close up of the image at 100% magnification prior to processing.
Depending on your screen resolution you may need to click on the image to review it properly.
What I found interesting is how clean the image was when I then went to touch it up in Alien Skin Exposure 7. I started with a Fuji Provia slide film simulation but turned off the grain. I then adjusted the sharpness and clarity very slightly. Below you can see the same sections from the image after processing.
If you would like to see a full resolution JPG of the image you can find it here (I had to drop the JPEG quality to 10 due to the file size).
You don’t need to look back too many years to find this beats the pants of many DSLR’s.