- Steady Shot: - Off (note IS is lens based, not body based)
- Lens Comp.: Shading - Auto
- Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber. - Auto (chromatic aberration correction auto)
- Lens Comp.: Distortion - Auto
I note that where the SDHC card is in focus, the lettering is clean and shows no perceptible motion blur (other blurring due to optics is still visible when enlarged). Remarkably there is no noise. Yes, the sensor with a single exposure does have noise at ISO 4,000, but nothing objectionable. There's none here. There does appear to be a bit of "saran wrap" effect in parts of the photo, such as the mouse pad surface.
Would I use it? If I were out documenting an event in low light, probably. As a photographer I'm a pragmatist, not a purist. As a professional engineer I'll always try to be creative with the highest possible quality, but when the objective is to take the photo because that's your only opportunity then you use what you've brought with you to assure success.
I broke down and ordered a Fotodiox OM-to-NEX adapter for $22. I'm going to try some old glass primes next. In the mean time I'm going back to plain old fashioned single exposures with steady shot off. That's tomorrow's experiment. I'll continue to live with the Sony JPEG engine and its results.