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Below you will find a studio comparison between the Nikon Coolpix 4800 and the similarly priced Canon PowerShot S1 IS at ISO 400

Studio scene comparison (@ ISO 400)

  • Nikon Coolpix 4800: Program mode, ISO 400, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance
     
  • Canon PowerShot S1 IS: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 400, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, 0.33 EV compensation
     
  • Lighting: Two 800W studio lamps with dichroic daylight filters bounced off the ceiling
Nikon Coolpix 4800
Canon PowerShot S1 IS
ISO 400, 1/28 sec, F3.5
ISO 400, 1/25 sec, F5
1,475 KB JPEG
1,777 KB JPEG
Noise, std dev: 9.8
Noise, std dev: 7.5

At ISO 400 noise is a real problem, and any small detail differences between the 4MP Coolpix 4800 and 3MP S1 IS are masked by the graininess of the images.

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