2014-15 Waterproof Camera Roundup
To evaluate the real-world image quality of the four rugged cameras we took the same photo of Seattle's iconic Space Needle, with the Olympic mountains in the background.
The initial view gives you a quick look at the sharpness of each of the four (well, three) lenses used by the Canon PowerShot D30, Nikon Coolpix AW120, Olympus Tough TG-3, and Pentax WG-4. The D30 and WG-4 are looking the best here, and the Olympus - which uses the same lens as the WG-4 - is just a bit softer, likely due to image processing.
The difference in noise reduction techniques becomes quite apparent when you look at the Canon and Nikon side-by-side. Canon is relatively conservative - hence the luminance noise - while Nikon has chosen to crush all noise, which gives image a soft,. Even if you , you can still see that the Canon and Pentax have a slight advantage.
Camrote version 1.2.0 adds new zoom and time-lapse capabilities to select Sony camera systems.
A new type of ultra-thin lens uses a large number of microstructures to focus light onto a sensor.