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Compared to... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Olympus SP-500UZ and the only other six megapixel 'super zoom' on the market today; the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6. We have included samples each camera's highest and lowest ISO settings (SP-500UZ; ISO 80 and 400, KM Z6; ISO 50 and 320).

Studio scene comparison (SP-500UZ @ ISO 80, KM Z6 @ ISO 64)

  • Olympus SP-500UZ: Aperture Priority mode (F5.0), ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +1.0 EV compensation
     
  • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 : Aperture Priority mode (F5.0), ISO 50, Default Image Parameters, Manual white balance, +0.7 EV compensation
     
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Olympus SP-500UZ
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6
ISO 80, 1/50 sec, F5
ISO 50, 1/60 sec, F5.0
3,221 KB JPEG
2,142 KB JPEG

There's no doubt that the KM lens is outperforming the SP-500UZ's optic, producing marginally sharper, more detailed results without obvious sharpening artefacts.

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