Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 resolution comparison

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 resolution comparison


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 results :
Outdoor resolution / Studio resolution / Real life Noise


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 results continued…

Outdoor resolution / Studio resolution / Real life Noise

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To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18’s resolving power we photographed the Enhanced Digital Camera Resolution Chart with it and a number of super-zoom rivals, each using their best quality JPEG and default image tone and sharpening settings. Each camera was tested at every aperture setting and the best result selected for this page.

The crops are taken from the original images, saved as High Quality JPEGs in Photoshop CS2 and presented here at 100%. Each number represents 100 lines per picture height (lpph), so a figure of 20 means a resolution of 2000 lpph.

In terms of resolving power, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 improves on its predecessor by delivering 2000 lpph of horizontal and vertical resolution respectively; there also appears to be slightly less sharpening on the FZ18 judging from these samples.

This result actually places the FZ18 comfortably ahead of its two major 18x rivals, the Olympus SP-550UZ and Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd, although it may not translate into significantly greater real-life detail as seen on our Outdoor results page.

That said, it’s a good result here for the FZ18 under studio conditions, where it measurably out-resolves the competition. Now let’s see how it performs in our FZ18 real-life noise results.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 - horizontal resolution
2000 lpph, 4.6-82.8mm at 11mm f4, 100 ISO
1900 lpph, 6-72mm at 18mm f4, 100 ISO
Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd
 
Olympus SP-550UZ
Olympus SP-550UZ - horizontal resolution
1600 lpph, 4.7-84.2mm at 11mm, f4, 64 ISO
1700 lpph, 4.7-84.2mm at 18mm, f4.1, 50 ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 - vertical resolution
2000 lpph, 4.6-82.8mm at 11mm f4, 100 ISO
1850 lpph, 6-72mm at 18mm f4, 100 ISO
Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd
 
Olympus SP-550UZ
Olympus SP-550UZ - vertical resolution
1600 lpph, 4.7-84.2mm at 11mm, f4, 64 ISO
1750 lpph, 4.7-84.2mm at 18mm, f4.1, 50 ISO
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