Fujifilm FinePix F30

Fujifilm FinePix F30 purple fringing comparison

Fujifilm FinePix F30 results continued…

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

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  To measure and compare the Fujifilm FinePix F30’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%.

Fujifilm F30 at 8mm f2.8

In this particular test, the Fujifilm F30 performed similarly to the Canon A640 and Sony N2, with all three exhibiting roughly similar degrees of coloured fringing at their focal extremes; note the Panasonic TZ1 is impressively bereft of almost any fringing.

Fujifilm FinePix F30
Canon PowerShot A640
Panasonic DMC-TZ1
Sony Cybershot DSC-N2
Canon A640 at 7.3mm f2.8
Panasonic TZ1 at 5.2mm f2.8
Sony N2 at 7.9mm f2.8
8-24mm at 8mm f2.8
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f2.8
5.2-52mm at 5.2mm f2.8
7.9-23.7mm at 7.9mm f2.8
Fujifilm F30 at 24mm f5
Canon A640 at 29.2mm f4.1
Panasonic TZ1 at 52mm f4.2
Sony N2 at 23.7mm f5.4
8-24mm at 24mm f5.0
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f4.1
5.2-52mm at 52mm f4.2
7.9-23.7mm at 23.7mm f5.4

Fujifilm FinePix F30 macro comparison

Fujifilm F30 macro test  

To measure and compare the Fujifilm FinePix F30’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 Fujifilm FinePix F30 in its Macro mode.

8-24mm at 8mm
Max area of 56x42mm

Switch the FinePix F30 to macro mode and you can focus as close as 5cm with the lens set to wide angle. From this distance the F30 captured an area measuring 28x21mm, which while slightly better than the Sony N2, is behind that of the Panasonic TZ1 and particularly the Canon A640.

Canon PowerShot A640
Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1
Sony Cybershot DSC N2
Canon A640 macro test
Panasonic TZ1 macro test
Sony N2 macro test
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm
Max area of 24x18mm
  5.2-52mm at 10mm
Max area of 40x30mm
  7.9-23.7mm at 7.9mm
Max area of 66x50mm
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