f/4.5, 1/400, ISO 80.

f/8.0, 1/400, ISO 80.

f/4.0, 1/500, ISO 80.

f/4.5, 1/1000, ISO 80.

f/4.0, 1/800, ISO 80.

f/3.3, 1/250, ISO 80. These seed pods are about 3 cm long.

f/3.2, 1/160, ISO 80.

f/3.3, 1/125/ISO 100.

f/4.0, 1/1000, ISO 80.

f/3.5, 1/500, ISO 80.

f/8.0, 1/10, ISO 800. This was taken handheld at 1/10, so some of the blur is from camera shake. This was taken as a JPEG, so I suspected that some of the blur might also come from noise reduction in the camera's RAW to JPEG conversion. So I decided to take some shots at higher ISO settings in RAW to see what the camera actually does at higher ISO.

f/2.5, 1/40, ISO 800, raw. This and the following two images are pixel-for-pixel crops out of the centre of the image. In other words, each pixel on screen is one pixel from the camera. That's not quite true since these are JPEGs, but they're compressed at Photoshop setting 10, so they're close to one-to-one pixels.

f/2.5, 1/80, ISO 1600, raw.

f/3.2, 1/100, ISO 3200, raw. This is quite good for an ISO 3200 image from a small sensor. There's visible noise, all right, but it's primarily luminance noise, which is much less offensive than chroma noise. Furthermore, it's random rather than banded, which is also good.

f/3.2, 1/100, ISO 3200, raw. This is the full image from which the preceding crop was taken. No noise reduction was applied, but the image is scaled down from the 10 megapixel original, and the scaling operation reduces noise by averaging over pixel groups.