Nikon Coolpix 775 Review
Compared to the Canon IXUS 300 (S300) & A20
The only other two megapixel compact cameras I had to hand for comparison were Canon's IXUS 300 (known as the PowerShot S300 in the US) and PowerShot A20. All three cameras compared below have the following features:
|*1||Including batteries and CF card.|
Note: Some people have asked me to compare the 775 to the IXUS v (S110), unfortunately I didn't have one at hand for direct comparison but we know that its image quality is virtually identical to that of the A20.
Some crops below are of an 120 x 80 area of the image magnified 200%, some are straight 240 x 160 crops. Lighting - 2 x 800W studio lights with dichroic daylight filters bounced off a white overhead reflector (about as close as you can get to "indoor daylight").
- Nikon Coolpix 775 - Self Timer, Flash Off, Sharpening: Normal, Auto WB
- Canon Digital IXUS 300 - Self Timer, Flash Off, Auto WB
- Canon PowerShot A20 - Self Timer, Flash Off, Auto WB
|Nikon Coolpix 775
F4.2, 1/6 sec
|Canon IXUS 300 (S300)
F4.5, 1/8 sec
F4.5, 1/8 sec
|Nikon Coolpix 775||Canon IXUS 300 (S300)||Canon PowerShot A20|
The S300 and A20 both seem to produce sharper, more detailed images. Colour balance is good from all cameras, the 775 shows the same tendancy to undersaturate blues and even hue shift them towards turquoise. There's also visible vertical stepping on the Coolpix 775 images (compare the arc on the edge of the watch).