Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS Review - Test shots – Detail and lens perfomance Review

”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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Near to the centre of the frame the level of sharp fine detail is very impressive.


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The Canon lens produces quite a lot of barrel distortion at the wide-angle end.


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Centre sharpness is very good…


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…but there is a lot of blurring in the corners of the frame, as well as some purple fringing.


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The barrel distortion hasn’t completely disappeared even at the telephoto end of the zoom range.


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