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Compared to... Canon IXUS 110 IS (PowerShot SD 960 IS)
(@ full resolution and downsized to 6MP)

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Fuji FinePix F200 EXR and the Canon SD 960 IS (IXUS 110 IS) at ISO 800.

Because the difference in resolution is so great between the Canon and the pixel-binned F200 output, we have also resized the Canon image for more direct comparison.

Studio scene comparison (@ ISO 800)

  • Fuji FinePix F200 EXR: EXR SN mode, ISO 800, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation

  • Canon PowerShot SD 960 IS: Program mode, ISO 800 Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.33 EV compensation

  • Canon SD960 IS [RESIZED]: Image resized to 6MP using Photoshop's Bicubic Sharper algorithm. (Downloadable version then saved at Quality 11 JPEG)
     
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Fujifilm FinePix F200 EXR
Canon PowerShot SD 960 IS
Canon SD 960 IS [RESIZED]
ISO 800, 1/75 sec, F12
ISO 800, 1/500 sec, F4.5
ISO 800, 1/500 sec, F4.5
2.5 MB JPEG
2.7 MB JPEG
2.0 MB JPEG

As the earlier noise tests suggested, the sensor-size advantage of the F200 EXR is enough to show-up the Canon. Despite operating at a lower resolution, the F200EXR is able show more fine detail than the Canon can. Downsizing (with sharpening), the Canon's output appears to narrow the difference but the image is still soft and suffers from poor contrast in comparison to the F200's bright and still-detailed image. So, while the F200 may not offer any great improvement over the F31fd, it's still very capable when compared to some of its peers.

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