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Compared to... (3mp)

It's always difficult to know what type of comparison to perform with Fujifilm's SuperCCD digital cameras, while we know that the sensor in the F700 has a three megapixel effective pixel count its native image output size is six megapixels. Additionally Fujifilm's own marketing material often refers to the six megapixel image size (which I feel is rather deceptive to the uninformed buyer). Thus on this page we will compare the F700 with a three megapixel image size (to a normal three megapixel digital camera) and on the next page with a six megapixel image size (to a normal five megapixel digital camera).

Studio scene comparison (at 3mp vs. Canon PowerShot A70)

Here we will be comparing the FinePix F700 with an output image size of three megapixels to a 'normal CCD' three megapixel digital camera, in this case Canon's PowerShot A70. As you will note from the exposure values the A70 is more sensitive than its quoted ISO 50 producing almost the same shutter speed at F5.6 as the F700 did at its rated ISO 200.

  • Fujifilm FinePix F700 : Aperture Priority mode, ISO 200, Default Parameters,
    Manual preset white balance, Image size 3mp (2048 x 1536)
     
  • Canon PowerShot A70: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 50, Default Parameters,
    Manual preset white balance, Image size 3mp (2048 x 1536)
Fujifilm FinePix F700 Canon PowerShot A70
ISO 200, 1/7 sec, F5.6 ISO 50, 1/6 sec, F5.6
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The first most noticeable difference must be the F700's harsher sharpening and the A70's lower image contrast. Low image contrast is a neat way of masking noise, although at ISO 50 the A70 doesn't really have too much of that. From a resolution point of view the F700 definitely delivers more resolution from its 3 megapixel SuperCCD sensor than the A70 with its standard design 3 megapixel CCD. Color response was also similar. I also found it quite revealing to look at the response to the highlights on the silver spoons, despite the 'high dynamic range' of the F700's SuperCCD SR sensor the A70 seems to do a better job at maintaining detail in these highlight areas.

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Studio scene comparison (at 3mp vs. FinePix S5000 Zoom)

Next we compare the F700 (SuperCCD SR) to the S5000 (SuperCCD HR) at an output image size of three megapixels. Note that these two cameras are very similarly matched (from an exposure point of view) however the S5000 does not have a manual white balance option so its shot was taken with automatic white balance.

  • Fujifilm FinePix F700: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 200, Default Parameters,
    Manual preset white balance, Image size 3mp (2048 x 1536)
     
  • Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 200, Default Parameters,
    Auto white balance, Image size 3mp (2048 x 1536)
Fujifilm FinePix F700 Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom
ISO 200, 1/7 sec, F5.6 ISO 200, 1/7 sec, F5.6
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As you can see the F700 delivers more resolution than the S5000, this is probably down to the difference in lens quality, it's much easier to make a compact high resolution three times zoom lens than the same with ten times zoom. It's also worth noting the difference in sharpening between these two cameras and also the 'roll off' in highlight detail (I hate to say it but the S5000 with its 'standard' SuperCCD sensor produces more pleasing highlights here).

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