Compared to...

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Canon PowerShot A510 and the 3.2 megapixel Casio EX-S100. We have included samples for the lowest and highest ISO settings for each camera (ISO 50 and 400).

Studio scene comparison (@ ISO 50)

  • Canon PowerShot A510: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 50, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.7EV Exposure Compensation
  • Casio EX-S100 : Program mode, ISO 50, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance. +1.0EV Exposure Compensation
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Canon PowerShot A510
Casio EX-S100
ISO 50, 1/80 sec, F5
ISO 50, 1/60 sec, F5
1,282 KB JPEG
1,641 KB JPEG
Noise, std dev: 1.4
Noise, std dev: 2.0

Typical bright, vivid Canon colors are the order of the day, and a decent amount of detail and good edge-to-edge sharpness from the 4x zoom lens. Noise is measurably higher in the Casio image, and the A510's result is fairly noise-free (slightly better than the A520 in this respect). Neither image is particularly sharp, and the A510 shot in particular would benefit from a little unsharp masking (there is plenty of detail for a 3.2 MP image). For prints up to around 5x7 inches most users would find little to complain about here.