Compared to... Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Below you will find a studio comparison between the Canon PowerShot G11 and the Panasonic DMC-GF1. Here the Panasonic is shot using the Olympus 50mm F2 Macro, a lens that has to be manually-focused on the GF1. This is an attempt to minimize the influence of the lens on this test. Of course this is not possible for the G11 so we'll not examine sharpness too much, except near the center of the frame, where both lenses would be expected to perform well.
Studio scene comparison ( @ ISO 80)
- Canon PowerShot G11: Manual mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance
- Panasonic DMC-GF1: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 100, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance, +0.33 EV compensation
- Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Canon PowerShot G11
ISO 80, 1/60 sec, F4
ISO 100, 1/40 sec, F6.3
2.5 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
6.6 MB JPEG (4000 x 3000)
At this lowest ISO setting, it's difficult to identify much of a difference between these two cameras. The GF1 is certainly capturing more fine detail (the coin and furry dog in the fourth crop are where it's most obvious). However, considering the GF1 is being shot with one of the best lenses we've tested, it's no great surprise that the G11 can't quite keep up.
Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera (High Sensitivity 10.0 MP, 5x Zoom, 2.8...
Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera (High Sensitivity 10 MP, 5x Zoom) 2.8 Inch...
Canon Power Shot G15 Camera - Black (28mm Wide Lens,12MP) 3.0 inch LCD FHD
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Camera - Black (12.8 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3 inch...
Canon Powershot G16 ( 12.1 MP,5 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )
Canon Powershot G1X MARK II ( 15 MP,5 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera
with 12x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)