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Compared to... Canon A710 IS

These are the studio shots taken at ISO 800, the highest setting that the Canon A710 IS was capable of. The A720 IS has another setting above this, which we'll look at in a moment.

Studio scene comparison (@ ISO 800)

  • Canon A720 IS: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 800, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.33 EV compensation
     
  • Canon A710 IS: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 800, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
     
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Canon A720 IS
Canon A710 IS
ISO 800, 1/800 sec, F4.5
ISO 800, 1/500 sec, F5
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The graininess of the images becomes much more prominent at ISO 800, as you would expect. Again, Canon seems to have put more effort into reducing chroma noise (with the smearing of color that this brings), than luminance noise. However, attempts to suppress luminance noise are now producing odd speckled artefacts in places. Overall, although far from perfect, these results are still very usable for small snaps and prints. They won't lend themselves to photo manipulation or large prints for your wall but they're about as good as you're going to get from a current compact.

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