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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Gordon Laing, August 2007

More results : Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Noise 2 / Corner sharpness / Fringe & macro / Distortion / Vignetting

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 corner sharpness comparison

  To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix FX30's corner sharpness we photographed the Enhanced Digital Camera Resolution Chart with it and a number of rival models, each using their best quality JPEG and default image tone and sharpening settings.

We used the built-in lenses at their widest and longest focal lengths and with various apertures starting from fully open. Note the Panasonic FX30 only offers two aperture settings at each focal length, so both are shown in this test.

The crops are taken from the extreme lower left corner of the chart and presented here at 100%.

Zoomed-out to wide angle, the Lumix FX30 delivers pretty sharp results in its corners at both of its aperture settings, although some coloured fringing is quite apparent in the crops below. Note this chart is photographed at close range though and when the FX30 is focused at more typical distances, fringing no longer becomes an issue - see our other results and sample images.

Zoomed-into telephoto, the coloured fringing disappears in this test, but the contrast suffers with quite a soft-looking result in the extreme corners. To see how the FX30's corner performance measures-up with real-life subjects, be sure to check our sample images page.

Note: crop details which appear smaller here are due to them being captured with lower resolution cameras and / or a lens which couldn't focus as close to the chart. In each case though, the crop still represents the extreme left corner of each camera's frame.

Panasonic Lumix FX30
Canon PowerShot A640
Fujifilm FinePix F30
Sony Cybershot DSC-N2
Panasonic FX30 at 4.6mm f2.8
Canon A640 at 7.3mm f2.8
Fujifilm F30 at 8mm f2.8
Sony N2 at 7.9mm f2.8
4.6-16.4mm at 4.6mm f2.8
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f2.8
8-24mm at 8mm f2.8
7.9-23.7mm at 7.9mm f2.8
Panasonic FX30 - only two aperture settings available
Canon A640 at 7.3mm f5.6
Fujifilm F30 at 8mm f5.6
Sony N2 at 7.9mm f4
Only two aperture settings available
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f5.6
8-24mm at 8mm f5.6
7.9-23.7mm at 7.9mm f4
Panasonic FX30 at 4.6mm f8
Canon A640 at 7.3mm f8
Fujifilm F30 at 8mm f8
Sony N2 at 7.9mm f8
4.6-16.4mm at 4.6mm f8
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f8
8-24mm at 8mm f8
7.9-23.7mm at 7.9mm f8
Panasonic Lumix FX30
Canon PowerShot A640
Fujifilm FinePix F30
Sony Cybershot DSC-N2
Panasonic FX30 at 16.4mm f5.6
Canon A640 at 29.2mm f4.1
Fujifilm F30 at 24mm f5
Sony N2 at 23.7mm f5.4
4.6-16.4mm at 16.4mm f5.6
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f4.1
8-24mm at 24mm f5.0
7.9-23.7mm at 23.7mm f5.4
Panasonic FX30 - only two aperture settings available
Canon A640 at 29.2mm f5.6
Fujifilm F30 at 24mm f5.6
Sony N2 at 23.7mm f8
Only two aperture settings available
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f5.6
8-24mm at 24mm f5.6
7.9-23.7mm at 23.7mm f8
Panasonic FX30 at 16.4mm f16
Canon A640 at 29.2mm f8
Fujifilm F30 at 24mm f8
Sony N2 at 23.7mm f16
4.6-16.4mm at 16.4mm f16
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f8
8-24mm at 24mm f8
7.9-23.7mm at 23.7mm f16

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 results continued...

Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Noise 2 / Corner sharpness / Fringe & macro / Distortion / Vignetting
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