Was was wandering along my street again when I noticed this rather brightly colored chair glowing in the bright sunlight. And the lamp in front of it seemed like an interesting target for a shot. I wanted to see if the brick texture would remain unsmeared as well.
More than any other, this image drove home to me the difference in saturation and color between these two cameras. I think the HS10 simply does a better job. Even though I used “soft” color settings, in ACR and CS4 I was able to get rich color that is really pleasing.
The brick looks weaker too. So big win for the HS10 there. And no idea why.
I also shot a 720mm image of the lamp, which is dull enough to not bother putting in here. But I took a tiny crop from that image and superimposed it on this images to show you just how much resolution and reach the HS10 has at its disposal …
At 270mm, you cannot even see that there is some text there. At 720mm you can read it. Wow. That’s win #2 for the HS10.
But it is not finished. I checked the detail in the paint on the chair … and the F70EXR showed none. No idea why. Maybe I blurred the image ever so slightly, although it is not obvious at 100%.
But the HS10 shows excellent details …
And that’s the trifecta. I must admit, I was not pleased to see the F70EXR stomped in this specific set of circumstances. But there is nothing for it. The HS10 is very, very good at this focal length (right in the middle of its range.)