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Studio scene comparison (at 6mp vs. Canon PowerShot S50)

Here we will be comparing the FinePix F700 with an output image size of six megapixels to a 'normal CCD' five megapixel digital camera, in this case Canon's PowerShot S50*. As you will note from the exposure values the S50 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.

* From an effective pixel count point of view this is an unfair comparison, however while Fujifilm's marketing material still refers to cameras with the higher pixel count we must respond with comparisons in kind.

  • Fujifilm FinePix F700 : Aperture Priority mode, ISO 200, Default Parameters,
    Manual preset white balance, Image size 6mp (2832 x 2128)
     
  • Canon PowerShot S50: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 50, Default Parameters,
    Manual preset white balance, Image size 3mp (2592 x 1944)
Fujifilm FinePix F700 Canon PowerShot S50
ISO 200, 1/7 sec, F5.6 ISO 50, 1/6 sec, F5.6
1,366 KB JPEG 2,055 KB JPEG

While Fujifilm's interpolation process is fairly advanced it is clearly no match for having the pixels in the source data. This comparison clearly shows that you can't create detail which wasn't captured, the five megapixel S50 exhibiting a far more detailed and clearer image than the F700. Again the F700's sharpening is a little harsh and the S50's contrast is lower than the F700.

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Studio scene comparison (at 6mp vs. FinePix S5000 Zoom)

As on the previous page here we will compare the F700 (SuperCCD SR) to the S5000 (SuperCCD HR), the only difference is that the output image size is now six megapixels.

  • Fujifilm FinePix F700: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 200, Default Parameters,
    Manual preset white balance, Image size 6mp (2832 x 2128)
     
  • Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 200, Default Parameters,
    Auto white balance, Image size 6mp (2816 x 2120)
Fujifilm FinePix F700 Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom
ISO 200, 1/7 sec, F5.6 ISO 200, 1/7 sec, F5.6
1,366 KB JPEG 1,522 KB JPEG

As noted in the previous comparison the F700 achieves more visible resolution than the S5000 but clearly in this example also has harsher sharpening which detracts from the possible quality of the interpolated image.

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