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Old Jan 28, 2006, 12:13 PM   #1
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heres a comparison oftwo current evf s and a canon eos 350d


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Old Jan 28, 2006, 2:21 PM   #2
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NIce comparison!
In the first test (outdoor scene) the EOS 350D is the clear winner ahead of the FZ30 and then followed by the S9500. In the second test (resolution) the Sony R1 is the clear winner ahead of the S9500, EOS 350D and finally the FZ30. However all cameras perform very well in this test. In the third test (noise levels) the FZ30 is the clear loser. The other three are farily close. Only at iso 1600 the EOS 350D is the clear winner. In the fourth test (chromatic aberration) the FZ30 achieves a landslight victory over the competion. The S9500 is clearly the worst in this test. In the fifth test (corner sharpness) the FZ30 is again the clear winner. The R1 is also very good and the S9500 finishes again as the distant last. The sixth test doesn't make much sense to me, because it compares apples and oranges. Simply all four cameras have different wide angles, but the EOS 350D is the clear loser. Altogether the optical qualities of the S9500 and the Canon lense are fairly disappointing. The seventh test (macro) again doesn't make sense at all, because the distances and focal lengths are different. Finally in the last test (uniformity) the S9500 is the clear winner. All Fuji cameras show superior results in vignetting tests. Obviously the Fuji imaging processor compensates corner darkness of the lense. I wonder, why the other camera makers cannot do the same. Of course this is more difficult with an exchangeble lense system. On the other hand all cameras perform well enough such that vignetting doesn't become a problem in practice. The big advantage of the FZ30, its superior image stabiliser, doesn't play any role in the above tests. If the FZ30 would have the same noise qualitites as the S9500 or the R1 it would be the perfect camera.
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 6:02 PM   #3
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You said it very well indeed! If only the Fuji S-9000/S-9500 showed LESS noise!

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 9:56 AM   #4
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also keep in mind your intended usage.. if you plan on doing alot of wide-angle landscapes/cityscapes, the lower noise plus the ability to go down to 28mm at the wide end is a REAL BONUS..

but for mostly telephoto work (above 250mm), the image stability will really come in handy..
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