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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 purple fringing comparison

  To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix FX30's purple fringing caused by lens chromatic aberrations and sensor blooming, we photographed a test chart with areas of very high contrast using it and a number of rival models.

We used the built-in lenses at their widest and longest focal lengths with the apertures wide open. The crops are taken from the upper left corner of the chart and presented here at 100%.

In this particular test, the FX30 exhibits little to no coloured fringing. This is unlike the other three models, all of which show some fringing. So a good result here for the FX30.


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 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 Lumix DMC-FX30 macro comparison

 

To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix FX30's macro performance we photographed a custom chart using it and a number of rival models with their bundled lenses.

Each camera was positioned at a distance and set to a focal length which delivered the maximum possible reproduction.

The dark lines are 10mm apart and the result is not cropped. Smaller areas are preferred in this test.

The image left was taken with the Panasonic Lumix FX30 in its Macro mode.

4.6-16.4mm at 4.6mm
Max area of 60x44mm
 

Switch the FX30 to macro mode and you can focus as close as 5cm with the lens set to wide angle. From this distance the FX30 captured an area measuring 30x22mm, which while similar to the Fuji F30 and slightly better than the Sony N2, is behind that of the Canon A640.



Canon PowerShot A640
Fujifilm FinePix F30
Sony Cybershot DSC N2
Canon A640 macro test
Sony N2 macro test
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm
Max area of 24x18mm
  8-24mm at 8mm
Max area of 56x42mm
  7.9-23.7mm at 7.9mm
Max area of 66x50mm



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 results continued...

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