These are 100 percent crops from the center of our test scene. Like most budget-oriented compacts, the GE E1410SW has its limitations. It's best used outdoors with good lighting using ISO sensitivities below ISO 400. Fine detail is never very good -- especially when photos are viewed at larger sizes -- but once you get to ISO 400 and above, subjects just look soft and lack detail. That means that shots indoors, even with flash, won't be good for much beyond Web use at small sizes. However, for a lot of people, that's all that's needed.
Under ideal conditions, you'll be able to get shots good enough for 4x6 prints and the occasional 8x10 as long as you don't do much enlarging and cropping. I would not consider this camera if you're going to be doing a lot of low-light shooting.
Also, the camera's auto modes are aggressive about raising the ISO when you have the flash off. When possible, switch to the camera's Manual mode and set the ISO to 100 outside in good light and to ISO 200 or 400 indoors for better results.
May 30, 2012 12:41 PM PDT
Photo by: Matthew Fitzgerald/CNET
| Caption by: Joshua Goldman
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