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Compared to... Fuji FinePix F31fd

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Fuji FinePix F50fd and its predecessor, the FinePix F31fd, at ISO 1600.

Studio scene comparison (@ ISO 1600)

  • Fuji FinePix F50fd : Aperture Priority mode, ISO 1600, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation

  • Fuji FinePix F31fd : Aperture Priority mode, ISO 1600, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
     
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Fujifilm FinePix F50fd
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd
ISO 1600, 1/800 sec, F5
ISO 1600, 1/950 sec, F5
4,935 KB JPEG
3,087 KB JPEG

At ISO 1600 the difference between the two cameras becomes slightly more obvious. There is now noticeably more noise in the F50fd's output, but it has to be said that compared to most standard CCD cameras the images are still pretty good and would still be usable for a normal album print.

The F31fd was able to produce ISO 400 to 1600 output that put pretty much every other compact camera on the market to shame due to three factors; a large sensor with relatively few pixels (6MP on a 1/1.7" chip), the small (but not insignificant) advantages of the Super CCD sensor and some very effective noise reduction. Whilst the latter two factors are easily scalable the first isn't (unless you make a very large, very expensive camera), and our worry was that by almost doubling the pixel density in the F50fd Fuji would lose most of the advantage the F31fd had in low light. It hasn't, but it's also clear that the F50fd cannot by any stretch of the imagination be considered a step forward in image quality terms. These are 12 megapixel images but they offer nothing like 12 megapixels' worth of information.

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