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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 Gordon Laing, August 2007

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

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 corner sharpness comparison

  To measure and compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC W200'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 Sony W200 delivers fairly sharp corner results which are comparable to most 3x / 4x compacts. There's no coloured fringing here to worry about, although some geometric distortion is apparent, especially compared to the other cameras on test here.

Zoomed-into telephoto, the geometric distortion problem's gone away, but in its place is noticeable coloured fringing, and a reduction in sharpness as the aperture is closed. If you don't need a large depth of field with the W300, it would be better to manually set the aperture wide open when zoomed-into telephoto. Now let's have a look at the Sony W200's fringe and macro results.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
Canon PowerShot A640
Fujifilm FinePix F30
Panasonic Lumix FX30
Sony W200 at 7.6mm f2.8
Canon A640 at 7.3mm f2.8
Fujifilm F30 at 8mm f2.8
Panasonic FX30 at 4.6mm f2.8
7.6-22.8mm at 7.6mm f2.8
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f2.8
8-24mm at 8mm f2.8
4.6-16.4mm at 4.6mm f2.8
Sony W200 at 7.6mm f5.6
Canon A640 at 7.3mm f5.6
Fujifilm F30 at 8mm f5.6
Panasonic FX30 - only two aperture settings available
7.6-22.8mm at 7.6mm f5.6
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f5.6
8-24mm at 8mm f5.6
Only two aperture settings available
Sony W200 at 7.6mm f8
Canon A640 at 7.3mm f8
Fujifilm F30 at 8mm f8
Panasonic FX30 at 4.6mm f8
7.6-22.8mm at 7.6mm f8
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f8
8-24mm at 8mm f8
4.6-16.4mm at 4.6mm f8
             
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
Canon PowerShot A640
Fujifilm FinePix F30
Panasonic Lumix FX30
Sony W200 at 22.8mm f5.5
Canon A640 at 29.2mm f4.1
Fujifilm F30 at 24mm f5
Panasonic FX30 at 16.4mm f5.6
7.6-22.8mm at 22.8mm f5.5
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f4.1
8-24mm at 24mm f5.0
4.6-16.4mm at 16.4mm f5.6
Sony W200 at 22.8mm f11
Canon A640 at 29.2mm f5.6
Fujifilm F30 at 24mm f5.6
Panasonic FX30 - only two aperture settings available
7.6-22.8mm at 22.8mm f11
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f5.6
8-24mm at 24mm f5.6
Only two aperture settings available
Sony W200 at 22.8mm f16
Canon A640 at 29.2mm f8
Fujifilm F30 at 24mm f8
Panasonic FX30 at 16.4mm f16
7.6-22.8mm at 22.8mm f16
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f8
8-24mm at 24mm f8
4.6-16.4mm at 16.4mm f16



Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 results continued...

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