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Compared to... Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Canon SX1 IS and its near-identical CCD-based sibling, the PowerShot SX10 IS, at ISO 80 (the base ISO for these cameras).

Studio scene comparison (@ ISO 80)

  • Canon PowerShot SX1 IS: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
  • Canon PowerShot SX10 IS: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
ISO 80, 1/30 sec, F5.0
ISO 80, 1/30 sec, F5.0
4,000 KB JPEG
3,654 KB JPEG

At their base ISO settings, there is not much to pick between the two cameras. Noise levels, sharpness and fine detail are pretty much equal, which is not very surprising since both cameras have the same resolution, with the same lens and the same Digic 4 image processor. Neither of these cameras can resolve the fine detail in the coin in front of the Martini bottle. If you look closely you can see a slight difference in how 'clean' the output is, and in the rendering of fine detail (the CMOS based SX1 looks slightly more sharpened and has slightly more jagged diagonals), but at normal viewing magnifications you'll never see it.

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