|Outdoor resolution - Panasonic L10 versus Canon EOS 400D / XTi
To compare real-life performance we shot the
same scene with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 and Canon EOS 400D / XTi within
a few moments of each other using their best quality JPEG settings, 100 ISO sensitivities and Standard Picture Modes.
We tested each camera with their respective kit lenses: the L10 with the new Leica 14-50mm f3.8-5.6 and the 400D / XTi with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm. Note: The 400D / XTi captured a wider 3:2 frame, but the focal length of each camera was adjusted to deliver the same vertical field of view. Since the 400D / XTi crops below are taken from the same 4:3 area as the L10, it's effectively being treated here as an 8.9 Megapixel 4:3 camera. As such the Canon crops show a slightly larger area.
The image above was taken with the Panasonic L10 at a sensitivity of 100 ISO, using the 14-50mm lens at 20mm f8; the original JPEG measured 4.41MB. The crops below are taken from the upper left, middle, lower right and lower left areas of the originals and reproduced here at 100%.