Sony A550DSLR VS Canon SX229HS

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peter42y Senior Member • Posts: 2,201
Sony A550DSLR VS Canon SX229HS

Hi everyone.

Today I did compare 2 pictures shot in the same conditions, at the same time.

One was shot with DSLR A550 .

A APSC sensor camera.

The other was shot with the tiny ,point and shoot Canon Sx220HS ( same as the 230HS but without GPS).

Both pictures were shot with ISO 2600.

Both were shot raw. ( I shot raw with canon using the CHDK software).

The results were astonishing.

I was speechless ( to be sincere).

I posted the same threat in canon forum.

Please see for yourselves.

In my gallery I posted the 2 raw files of the 2 cameras plus a crop of these files.

Here you can see the crop ( in my gallery the full pictures).

Sony top ; Canon bottom

For years I have read that APSC and point and shoot could not be compared , namely in low light.

Check for yourselves.

I am still in shock.

You can download the files and check for yourselves the exif data

In the link bellow you can see side by side crops of pictures taken with both cameras.

In my gallery also the full pictures.

( I just denoise them with acdsee and lightroom , both pictures,  plus a gentle increase in  light with lightroom for both pictures)

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7331342952/photos/2387535/sx220hsvssonya550

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philbot Contributing Member • Posts: 846
Re: Sony A550DSLR VS Canon SX229HS

??? Looking at the EXIF';s

A550

1/30th f/3.5 ISO6400

SX220HS

1/16th f/3.1 ISO1600

So that's double the light given to the SX220HS..

Not sure what you are shocked at, the fact the APS-C @ ISO6400 still has more detail then your P&S @ ISO1600?

OP peter42y Senior Member • Posts: 2,201
Re: Sony A550DSLR VS Canon SX229HS

philbot wrote:

??? Looking at the EXIF';s

A550

1/30th f/3.5 ISO6400

SX220HS

1/16th f/3.1 ISO1600

So that's double the light given to the SX220HS..

Not sure what you are shocked at, the fact the APS-C @ ISO6400 still has more detail then your P&S @ ISO1600?

Well.., I must apologize.

I messed up.

( I thought  that the  sony ISO was 1600. I will redo the tests asap.  I have to thank you for reading my post and making your comment. Sorry. ).

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philbot Contributing Member • Posts: 846
Re: Sony A550DSLR VS Canon SX229HS

I'd also look at carefully matching your PP.. there was a lot more Chroma and Luminance NR on the A550..

But, it's a nice effort for the SX220 @ ISO1600.. I wish I could get RAW from my HX9V..

OP peter42y Senior Member • Posts: 2,201
Re: Sony A550DSLR VS Canon SX229HS

philbot wrote:

I'd also look at carefully matching your PP.. there was a lot more Chroma and Luminance NR on the A550..

But, it's a nice effort for the SX220 @ ISO1600.. I wish I could get RAW from my HX9V..

Thank you for your reply.

I found the SX220HS sensor awesome ( for its size).

(Elph500HS, CanonSX220HS, SX230HS, SX240HS ,SX260HS  share the same sensor).

The CHDK software gave new capabilities to the camera.

I very much prefer  the noise in the raw files processed with  ACDsee than the default canon noise reduction.

CHDK is a  great advantage of the Canon cameras,indeed.

Thanks for reading.

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