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Compared to... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Canon PowerShot G11 and the Panasonic DMC-LX3. The G11's files are processed using the 'Camera Standard' profile, while the LX3's are processed with the default, 'Adobe Standard' profile.

Compared to... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Canon PowerShot G11
Panasonic DMC-LX3
ISO 80, 1/60 sec, F4
ISO 80, 1/100 sec, F3.5
3.5 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
4.0 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)

As we saw in the JPEG images, there's little to choose between the LX3 and the G11. However, the RAW files of the LX3 are noticeably more detailed. The LX3's aperture was only 1/3rd of a stop wider open (the G11 is wide-open at F4), so diffraction is unlikely to account for this difference. Quite simply, without the high level of sharpening applied to its JPEGs, the G11 isn't quite able to compete with the LX3 for the very finest detail.

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