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PC Watch post BIG image quality comparison

By dpreview staff on Sep 14, 1999 at 04:00 GMT

PC Watch's resident professional photographer Yamada has updated his large array of sample images from most of the current (and upcoming) digital cameras on the market, a great way for you to see how the image quality of one camera stands up against another. Updated (now fine weather shots): Toshiba PDR-M5, Casio QV-2000UX, QV-8000SX. Fuji MX1700Z UPDATED: ADDED SONY DSC-F505 Samples

See the comparison page here

Below is a translation of his sample images table in English (links to images courtesy of PC Watch and Yamada). Font size reduced to fit table in browser.

2 Megapixel Zoom Digital Cameras

Olympus C-2500L 1,712 x 1,368
Pixel
SHQ
Wide angle
6,882KB
SHQ
Tele zoom
6,882KB
HQ
Wide angle
520KB
HQ
Tele zoom
523KB
HQ
Wide angle
ISO400
486KB
HQ
Tele zoom
ISO200
517KB
640 x 512
Pixel
SQ
Wide angle
157KB
SQ
Tele zoom
156KB
Olympus C-2000 ZOOM
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
SHQ
Wide angle
949KB
SHQ
Tele zoom
930KB
HQ
Wide angle
413KB
HQ
Tele zoom
401KB
Nikon COOLPIX 950
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
FINE
Wide angle
816KB
FINE
Tele zoom
760KB
NORMAL
Wide angle
390KB
NORMAL
Tele zoom
391KB
BASIC
Wide angle
224KB
BASIC
Tele zoom
219KB
New FujiFilm MX1700Z
1,280 x 1,024 pixels
FINE
Wide angle
680KB
FINE
Tele zoom
663KB
NORMAL
Wide angle
348KB
NORMAL
Tele zoom
347KB
BASIC
Wide angle
160KB
BASIC
Tele zoom
159KB
FujiFilm MX2900Z
1,800 x 1,200 pixels
FINE
Wide angle
869KB
FINE
Tele zoom
859KB
NORMAL
Wide angle
436KB
NORMAL
Tele zoom
441KB
BASIC
Wide angle
228KB
BASIC
Tele zoom
228KB
New Toshiba PDR-M5
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
FULL * * *
Wide angle
849KB
FULL * * *
Tele zoom
792KB
FULL * *
Wide angle
450KB
FULL * *
Tele zoom
413KB
FULL *
Wide angle
216KB
FULL *
Tele zoom
228KB
Ricoh RDC-5000
1,792 x 1,200 pixels
FINE
Wide angle
761KB
FINE
Tele zoom
777KB
NORMAL
Wide angle
365KB
NORMAL
Tele zoom
370KB
ECONOMY
Wide angle
171KB
ECONOMY
Tele zoom
179KB
New Casio QV-2000UX
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
High Quality
Wide angle
880KB
High Quality
Tele zoom
844KB
Standard
Wide angle
657KB
Standard
Tele zoom
598KB
Economy
Wide angle
369KB
Economy
Tele zoom
340KB
Kyocera SAMURAI 2100DG
1,632 x 1,232 pixels
Super
Fine

Wide angle
882KB
Super
Fine

Tele zoom
794KB
Fine
Wide angle
250KB
Fine
Tele zoom
211KB
Kodak DC280J
1,760 x 1,168 pixels
BEST
Wide angle
504KB
BEST
Standard target
Focus distance
515KB
BEST
Tele zoom
501KB
BETTER
Wide angle
350KB
BETTER
Standard target
Focus distance
370KB
BETTER
Tele zoom
353KB
Sony DSC-D770
1,344 x 1,024 pixels
ISO400 High
Wide angle
719KB
High
Standard target
Focus distance
732KB
High
Tele zoom
731KB
Middle
Wide angle
370KB
Middle
Standard target
Focus distance
372KB
Middle
Tele zoom
370KB
ISO100 High
Wide angle
684KB
High
Standard target
Focus distance
697KB
High
Tele zoom
679KB
Middle
Wide angle
370KB
Middle
Standard target
Focus distance
370KB
Middle
Tele zoom
371KB
ISO50 High
Wide angle
670KB
High
Standard target
Focus distance
691KB
High
Tele zoom
653KB
Middle
Wide angle
374KB
Middle
Standard target
Focus distance
372KB
Middle
Tele zoom
369KB
Sony DSC-F505
1,600x x 1,200 pixels
Standard
Wide angle
290KB
Standard
Tele zom
256KB
Standard
Digital zoom
223KB
Fine
Wide angle
544KB
Fine
Tele zoom
462KB
Fine
Digital zoom
390KB
Wide converter
Fine
485KB
Wide converter
Standard
264KB
       

2 Megapixel Fixed Focal Length Digital Cameras

Nikon COOLPIX 700
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
FINE
816KB
 
NORMAL
388KB
BASIC
224KB
Sony DSC-F55
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
Fine
497KB
 
Standard
281KB
Epson CP-800
1,984 x 1,488 pixels
Hyper
574KB
High Quality
442KB
Quality
267KB
Standard
640 x 480
Pixel
60KB
FujiFilm MX2700
1,800 x 1,200 pixels
FINE
870KB
 
NORMAL
437KB
BASIC
223KB
Konica Q-M200
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
Super Fine
540KB
 
Fine
295KB
Basic
151KB
Olympus C-21
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
SHQ
377KB
 
HQ
837KB

Less than 2 Megapixel Digital Cameras

Kodak DC215 Zoom
1,152 x 864 pixels
BEST
Wide angle
298KB
BEST
Standard target
Focus distance
291KB
BEST
Tele zoom
289KB
BETTER
Wide angle
191KB
BETTER
Standard target
Focus distance
196KB
BETTER
Tele zoom
194KB
FujiFilm MX1500
1,280 x 1,024 pixels
FINE
695KB
 
NORMAL
345KB
BASIC
163KB
Canon PowerShot A50
1,280 x 960 pixels
Fine
Wide angle
949KB
Fine
Tele zoom
930KB
Normal
Wide angle
413KB
Normal
Tele zoom
401KB
Kodak DC240
1,280 x 960 pixels
Best
Wide angle
357KB
Best
Tele zoom
300KB
Better
Wide angle
233KB
Better
Tele zoom
201KB
New Casio QV-8000SX
1,280 x 960 pixels
High Quality
Wide angle
531KB
High Quality
Tele zoom
553KB
Standard
Wide angle
335KB
Standard
Tele zoom
398KB
Economy
Wide angle
212KB
Economy
Tele zoom
221KB
Casio QV-5500SX
1,280 x 960 pixels
S
396KB
 
F
285KB
N
188KB

All images are (c)1999 Yamada & PC Watch, links to images are provided as a service to non-Japanese Reading visitors.

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