Compared to (at 6MP)*...

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Fuji FinePix F810 at its 'native' 6MP setting and the 6MP Casio EX-P600 at ISO 400.

* Because of honeycomb layout of SuperCCD pixels the camera first produces a 12 MP 'processed' (interpolated) image from the 6.3 million input pixels. If a smaller size is required this image is then downsampled.

*Examples shown are from the FinePix F810 Zoom - see page 1 for details

Studio scene comparison (ISO 400)

  • Fujifilm FinePix F810 : Manual exposure mode, ISO 400, Default Image Parameters, Manual white balance
  • Casio EX-P600 : Manual Exposure mode, ISO 400, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance
  • Lighting: Two 800W studio lamps with dichroic daylight filters bounced off the ceiling
Fujifilm Finepix F810
Casio EX-P600
ISO 400, 0.1 sec, F5
ISO 400, 1/15 sec, F5.4
1,556 KB JPEG
2,816 KB JPEG
Noise, std dev: 3.0
Noise, std dev: 4.1

At ISO 400 the ability of the F810's Super CCD sensor/processor to control noise without losing sharp detail is remarkable. Again the images are a little contrasty for my liking, and the default sharpening a touch too high, but there's no denying that lots of detail is being captured by the FinePix. The biggest problem here, though, is that the default (and unchangeable) JPEG setting uses too much compression, which together with the strong sharpening, means halos and artifacts are visible.