Daytime Landscape Comparison

In this 'Real world' comparison test we pointed our six test cameras at the same daylight scene using comparable settings. These photos were taken handheld at base ISO, with the image quality setting maxed out. White balance was set to automatic, and we aimed to match a focal length of roughly 40mm (equivalent) as closely as possible on all cameras. This daylight scene contains a mixture of high and low-contrast detail, which makes it ideal for assessing the relative merits of these cameras' JPEG engines.

By default, the large image is from the Canon PowerShot D20. To see our comments on the image quality from the other cameras in this group, you can select them from the drop-down at the top of the comparison tool. Depending on the size of your computer monitor, you might get a better experience by selecting 'full screen mode'.