Survey: 10 stabilised digital cameras
by Vincent Alzieu
Published on May 18, 2006
We took a picture of a graphic card from the closest possible position without a flash. Then, we take an extract (below) without the least resizing. The component in the center is 2 mm long. The small white dots aren’t pixel defects but tiny pieces of dust.
Canon Ixus 800-IS
Casio Exilim S600
FujiFilm FinePix F11
Konica Minolta Dimage X1
Nikon Coolpix P4
Olympus Mju 720 SW
Pentax Optio W10
Ricoh Caplio R3
Three images are particularly impressive: the Pentax Optio W10 and the Sony DSC-T9. We were very close to the subject and with the waterproof Pentax you could take very nice pictures of fishes. The third position goes to Canon with its level of detail.
After that, there are the Ricoh and Konica Minolta that succeed in taking very good pictures from very close positions, but they do not capture as much detail.
The other results are very close except for the Casio S600. Macro pictures aren’t its strong side.