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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 noise level comparison

 

To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix FX30's noise levels we photographed the standard Gretag Macbeth ColorChecker with it and a number of rival models at each of their ISO settings.

The crops are taken from the original images and presented here at 100%. To compare typical noise in skies and dark shadows the crops were taken from patches 3 and 24 respectively.

The FX30's crops below appear clean at 100 and 200 ISO, but noise becomes apparent at 400 ISO and up.


Interestingly the Gretag chart frequently hides the evils of image processing in its flat colour swatches, but the effect of noise and noise reduction as the FX30's sensitivity is increased remain quite apparent here.

To see the impact of increasing the sensitivity on real-life subjects, check our FX30 Outdoor Noise page.

Note: we have compared 100% crops from each camera here measuring 136x136 pixels. Since each camera employs a different resolution sensor though, the actual crops represent slightly different areas of their respective images. In practice this actually makes very little difference, but technically speaking, the artefacts on the Fuji F30 crops would appear slightly larger than those on the higher resolution models if all images were output the same size.


Panasonic Lumix FX30
Canon PowerShot A640
Fujifilm FinePix F30
Sony Cybershot N2
Panasonic FX30 - 80 ISO unavailable
Canon A640 noise at 80 ISO
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Sony N2 - 80 ISO unavailable
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Panasonic FX30 noise at 100 ISO
Canon A640 noise at 100 ISO
Fujifilm F30 noise at 100 ISO
Sony N2 noise at 100 ISO
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Panasonic FX30 noise at 200 ISO
Canon A640 noise at 200 ISO
Fujifilm F30 noise at 200 ISO
Sony N2 noise at 200 ISO
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Panasonic FX30 noise at 400 ISO
Canon A640 noise at 400 ISO
Fujifilm F30 noise at 400 ISO
Sony N2 noise at 400 ISO
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Panasonic FX30 noise at 800 ISO
Canon A640 noise at 800 ISO
Fujifilm F30 noise at 800 ISO
Sony N2 noise at 800 ISO
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Panasonic FX30 noise at 1250 ISO
Canon A640 - 1600 ISO unavailable
Fujifilm F30 noise at 1600 ISO
Sony N2 noise at 1600 ISO
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Panasonic FX30 noise at 3200 ISO
Canon A640 - 3200 ISO unavailable
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3200 ISO
(High Sensitivity mode)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 results continued...

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