Canon PowerShot A590 IS - Test shots – Detail and lens perfomance

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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.”


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Here’s the 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.


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The level of fine detail is about average for an 8MP compact.


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Barrel distortion at wide angle is not too severe.


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Sharpness is good near the centre of the frame.


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Corner sharpness is very poor however, with some chromatic aberration.


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