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Canon PowerShot A720 IS - Test shots - Full-res crops

By Cliff Smith


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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's my usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.


The level of fine detail is amazingly good for an 8MP camera, better in fact than most 10MP models.


The lens produces some barrel distortion at the wide-angle end, but it is not too severe.


Sharpness is excellent at the centre of the frame.


Corner sharpness is also very good, with minimal chromatic aberration.


There is some pincushion distortion at the telephoto end, but again it isn't too bad.


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