AnandTech low-light comparison to iPhone is pretty amazing:
Nathebeach: To you naysayers, take a look at IMG_0363 (inside the airport terminal).ISO 1600 and at full zoom, and not a lot to complain about. Nice.My Olympus Pen Mini cannot do that unless I go down to 400 or better and then hand held is out of the question.
I wonder if that photo is fresh from the camera or if it was processed. Is there a way to find out?
I doubt dpreview post processes unless you mean in camera settings. jpg file looks normal with all EXIF data.
The file is small meaning high JPG compression. Hopefully it has super fine but you'd think dpreview would have chosen lowest compression if it would be available:-(.
You should be able to do this with Pen Mini since this is F5.6 (for some reason) which causes the slow shutter time.
This looks ok but I think SLR looks probably better at this ISO. But waiting for studio samples to do a direct comparison.
Peter Dhaeze: look at http://www.eoszine.nl/295893/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Preview.html for ISO 1600 and 3200 JPEG straight from camera. DPP not available yet. Also comparison with EOS 60D.
There's just more noise reduction with the G1X and you can see actually more detail is resolved in center for the 60D (due to less NR).
That said the 60D kit lens is obviously not best with lots of CA and softness at the corners. It's 1 stop slower as well.