This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).
Panasonic DMC-LX3: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
Manual white balance
Ricoh GXR/S10 24-72mm
3.6 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
4.3 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
The Panasonic's pixel sharpness and detail is not quite as good as the Canon G11's but it's still visibly ahead of the Ricoh S10. Again, default contrast and saturation are also higher which helps bringing out a little more of the low contrast detail. Overall the Ricoh images looks cleaner with less grain but also visibly softer which is due to slightly lower default sharpening and higher levels of detail-smearing noise reduction.
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Ricoh GXR Digital Camera (10MP, 3.0 x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD