Compared to (at 6MP)...

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Fuji FinePix F810 at it lower 6MP setting and the 6MP Casio EX-P600. We have included samples for the lowest and highest ISO settings for each camera (Fujifilm F810: ISO80 and 400, Casio EX-P600: ISO50 and 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.

Studio scene comparison (Fujifilm F810 @ ISO 80, Casio EX-P600 @ ISO 50)

  • Fujifilm FinePix F810 : Manual exposure mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters, Manual white balance
  • Casio EX-P600 : Manual Exposure mode, ISO 50, 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 80, 0.4 sec, F5
ISO 50, 0.5 sec, F5.4
1,657 KB JPEG
2,855 KB JPEG
Noise, std dev: 1.5
Noise, std dev: 2.2

The results clearly show that the F810 is a very good 6MP camera. Noise is well controlled compared to the conventional CCD in the Casio EX-P600, and the vibrant colors are typical Fujilfim. The higher contrast and sharpness are no doubt due in part to the in-camera processing (and there is a hint of over-sharpening here), but it certainly appears there is more detail in the F810's images than the Casio's. One thing I would like to see Fujifilm offering is a lower compression (better quality) JPEG setting at 6MP.

Lens-wise on the slightest fall-off in sharpness towards the edges and corners, but it is not significant, and is unlikely to be visible in real-world shots.