Resolution Chart Comparison

Comparison cameras:

  • Samsung NV7 OPS (7MP, 7x zoom)
  • Canon PowerShot A710 IS (7MP, 6x zoom)
  • Fujifilm FinePix F30 (6MP, 3x zoom)
  • Kodak V610 (6MP, 10x zoom)

Shots here are of our standard resolution chart (version one or two). This chart allows us to measure the actual performance of the lens and sensor system. It measures the ability of the camera to resolve lines at gradually higher resolutions and enables us to provide a definitive value for comparison purposes. Values on the chart are 1/100th lines per picture height. So a value of 15 equates to 1500 lines per picture height. (Note that on version two of our chart the vertical resolution 1000 - 2000 lines have been horizontally flipped but are otherwise identical). For each camera the relevant prime lens was used. The chart is shot at a full range of apertures and the sharpest image selected.

Studio light, cameras set to auto, settings all factory default. If possible aperture was selected for optimum sharpness. Exposure compensation +0.3 EV to +1.3 EV.

Samsung NV7 OPS (1,728 KB; 7 MP) Canon PowerShot A710IS (2,426 KB; 7 MP)
Fujifilm FinePix F30 (3,231 KB; 6 MP) Kodak EasyShare V610 (tele lens)
(792 KB; 6 MP)

Resolution chart crops

Samsung NV7 OPS Canon PowerShot A710 IS
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Kodak EasyShare V610
Samsung NV7 OPS Canon PowerShot A710 IS
Fujifilm FinePix F30 Kodak EasyShare V610

Measurable findings

Camera Measurement
Samsung NV7 OPS Horiz LPH * 1450 * 2000
Vert LPH 1500 * 1900
5° Diagonal LPH +1000 n/a
Canon PowerShot A710IS Horizontal LPH 1500 1800
Vertical LPH 1550 * 1950
5° Diagonal LPH + 1000 n/a 
Fujifilm FinePIx F30 Horiz LPH 1700 2200
Vert LPH 1750 2150
5° Diagonal LPH + 1000 n/a 
Kodak EasyShare V610 (tele lens) Horiz LPH 1300 1650*
Vert LPH 1350 1700*
5° Diagonal LPH + 1000 n/a 

* Moiré is visible
# Jagged diagonals
+ Chart maximum
LPH Lines per Picture Height (to allow for different aspect ratios the measurement is the same for horizontal and vertical)
5° Diagonal Lines set at 5° diagonal
Absolute res. Point at which all lines of a resolution bar are still visible and defined, beyond this resolution loss of detail occurs (below Nyquist frequency).
Extinction res. Detail beyond camera's definition (becomes aliased)
n/a Not Available (above the capability of the test chart)
n/v Not Visible (not visible on test results)

They're not very clean at all (there are distinct jaggies and other unpleasant artefacts as you approach the higher frequencies) the NV7's resolution isn't bad at all, and is certainly comparable to other 7MP cameras.