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Panasonic DMC-FZ30 review Gordon Laing, January 2006


 



 




Outdoor
/ Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting

Panasonic DMC-FZ30 corner sharpness comparison

  To measure corner sharpness we photographed the standard ISO 12233 test chart with each camera set to its best quality JPEG settings. We used the lenses at their widest and longest focal lengths and with various apertures in Aperture Priority mode. The crops are taken from the lower left corner of the chart and presented here at 100%.

The FZ30 delivers an excellent result here, with sharp corners even at wide apertures and short focal lengths. In this respect it beats the Fujifilm S9500 and is particularly impressive when its 12x focal range is taken into consideration. Note the Panasonic and Fujifilm cameras have a 4:3 aspect ratio, hence the different cropped area.

Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom
Canon EOS-350D
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
Panasonic DMC-FZ30 at 7.4mm f2.8
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom at 6.2mm f2.8
Canon EOS 350D at 18mm f3.5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 at 14.3mm f2.8
7.4-88.8mm at 7.4mm f2.8
6.2-66.7mm at 6.2mm f2.8
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f3.5
14.3-71.5mm at 14.3mm f2.8
Panasonic DMC-FZ30 at 7.4mm f5.6
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom at 6.2mm f5.6
Canon EOS 350D at 18mm f8
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 at 14.3mm f8
7.4-88.8mm at 7.4mm f5.6
6.2-66.7mm at 6.2mm f5.6
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f8
14.3-71.5mm at 14.3mm f8
Panasonic DMC-FZ30 at 7.4mm f8
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom at 6.2mm f8
Canon EOS 350D at 18mm f16
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 at 14.3mm f16
7.4-88.8mm at 7.4mm f8
6.2-66.7mm at 6.2mm f8
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f16
14.3-71.5mm at 14.3mm f16
             
Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom
Canon EOS-350D
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
Panasonic DMC-FZ30 at 88.8mm f3.7
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom at 66.7mm f4.9
Canon EOS 350D at 55mm f5.6
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 at 71.5mm f4.8
7.4-88.8mm at 88.8mm f3.7
6.2-66.7mm at 66.7mm f4.9
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f5.6
14.3-71.5mm at 71.5mm f4.8
Panasonic DMC-FZ30 at 88.8mm f5.6
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom at 66.7mm f5.6
Canon EOS 350D at 55mm f8
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 at 71.5mm f8
7.4-88.8mm at 88.8mm f5.6
6.2-66.7mm at 66.7mm f5.6
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f8
14.3-71.5mm at 71.5mm f8
Panasonic DMC-FZ30 at 88.8mm f8
Fujfifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom at 66.7mm f8
Canon EOS 350D at 55mm f16
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 at 71.5mm f16
7.4-88.8mm at 88.8mm f8
6.2-66.7mm at 66.7mm f8
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f16
14.3-71.5mm at 71.5mm f16

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Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting
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