Just Posted: JPEG and Raw studio samples from the Canon Powershot S100 and Nikon J1. In preparation for our forthcoming reviews, we have shot our standard studio test scene with both the Canon Powershot S100 and Nikon J1. To allow easy comparison with their peers, we have now added these shots to our comparison tool. Both the S100 and J1 can now be selected from the pull-down list within any review or in our standalone comparison tool.

Note: We have shot our standard comparison scene with two S100s, and selected the sharpest set of images overall. It is obvious though, from close examination, that the right-hand side of these sample images is slightly soft compared to the center and left-hand side. We are expecting a third S100 sample very shortly and we will revisit this studio comparison at that time.

Click here to see the Canon Powershot S100 in our studio comparison tool

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).

JPEGs are shot at default parameters and raw files are converted using Adobe Camera RAW. Because Adobe Camera Raw applies different levels of sharpening to different cameras we use the following workflow for these conversions:

  • Load RAW file into Adobe Camera RAW (Auto mode disabled)
  • Set Sharpness and Noise Reduction to 0
  • Open file to Photoshop
  • Apply a Unsharp mask: 100%, Radius 0.6, Threshold 0
  • Save as a JPEG quality 11 for display and download.

Click here to see the Nikon J1 samples in our studio comparison tool