Compared to the Nikon Coolpix 950
In this test we're comparing the Digital IXUS 300 to Nikon's Coolpix 950 (still, two years on, considered to be one of the benchmark 2 megapixel digital camera). Both shots taken in the cameras native JPEG (best quality) mode. Sensitivity set to ISO 100, white balance was set to Auto on both cameras, all other settings were set to factory default or auto. To match exposure the IXUS 300 had an exposure compensation of +0.3 EV, the Coolpix 950 a compensation of +0.7 EV.
Some crops below are of an 120 x 90 area of the image magnified 200%, some are straight 240 x 180 crops. Lighting - 2 x 800W studio lights with dichroic daylight filters bounced off a white overhead reflector (about as close as you can get to "indoor daylight").
|Canon Digital IXUS
||Nikon Coolpix 950
Isn't it amazing what a couple of years development can bring? The IXUS 300's images are obviously sharper, the lens exhibiting better resolution right up to the corners. Dynamic range is also far better, the highlights blown out by the 950 are carefully maintained on the IXUS 300. Colours are clean and accurate without being over saturated. And all this from such a tiny package...
Canon PowerShot S300 2MP Digital ELPH Camera Kit
w/ 3x Optical Zoom
Canon PowerShot S330 2MP Digital ELPH Camera
w/ 3x Optical Zoom
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Red)
with 32GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + HDMI Cable + Kit
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (Blue)
Canon PowerShot S70 7.1MP Digital Camera
with 3.6x Optical Zoom
Canon PowerShot Elph 350 HS Wi-Fi Digital Camera (Silver)
with 32GB Card + Battery + Case + Selfie Monopod + Sling Strap + Kit
Canon PowerShot SD4000IS/IXY30S/IXUS300HS 10 MP CMOS Digital Camera
with 3.8x Optical Zoom and f/2.0 Lens - WHITE
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera (Black)
with 32GB Card + Case + Flash + Battery + Tripod + Accessory Kit
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera (Red)
with 32GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + Kit
Canon EOS Rebel T5 EF-S 18-55mm IS II Digital SLR Kit