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

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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 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.


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


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


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Sharpness is excellent at the centre of the frame.


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


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


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